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Fri June 22, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertianment Report

Celebrations, great music, chocolate, theater, and dance along Colorado’s Front Range and in the mountains this weekend.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most Machiavellian monarch, Richard III tonight and tomorrow night (6/22 & 23) at the Mary Rippon outdoor Theatre on the CU campus in Boulder.

Louisville holds their Street Faire tonight (6/22) from 5-10—great food, art, kid’s events and music by the Samples starting at 6:30. 

This weekend, it is the Ft. Collins Annual Studio Tour, 10am-5pm- Visit over 60 artists in 35 local art studios to see where and how fine art is made! From painting to printmaking, sculpture to ceramics, you'll see art demonstrations and meet the artists up close and personal. Get your FREE map to the studios at the Lincoln Center, Fort Collin Senior Center, Gardens at Spring Creek, Northside Aztlan Community Center, or EPIC -- or online.  To see a sample artwork by each of the participating artists, stop by the Lincoln Center Art Gallery from June 8 - June 24th.

The Winter Park Chocolate Festival happens tomorrow at the village at Winter Park Resort from 10am – 5.   Fine Chocolates sold & sampled all day, over 20 vendors, demos, contests and more – plus music by Colorado’s own Katie Laurel!  Enjoy a great day in the mountains 

Celebrate both the Solstice and your inner Scandinavian this weekend (6/23-24) with Estes Park’s Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration with dancing around the maypole, Scandinavian music, food, crafts, Viking re-enactors amongst other events  9:30-5 both days.

Boulder Ballet brings Ballet in the Park, their eighth-annual FREE outdoor concert series, to two venues this weekend.  This family-friendly concert features excerpts from the season, along with new classical and contemporary works. tomorrow (6/23) at Civic Green Amphitheater in Highlands Ranch and Sunday at the Band Shell in Boulder’s Central Park-  both concerts at 7pm.

Nationally known singer-songwriter Darryl Purpose, is in concert to benefit the whimsical Nederland Carousel of Happiness  this Sunday at CU’s Fiske Planetarium at 7pm.  

Bas Bleu Theatre Company announces a benefit performance of Buffalo Gal this coming Thursday (6/28).  All proceeds will directly benefit the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. Bas Bleu’s  Buffalo Gal runs through July 8 In 7:30 performances Thursday- Saturday and 2:30 Sunday Matinees..  970.498.8949

OpenStage Theatre’s production of Shipwrecked!  An Entertainment continues in Friday and Saturday 7pm performances and 5:00 Sunday matinees till July 1.

The Little Theater Of The Rockies’s production of Next to Normal this weekend  (6/21-23) at the Norton Theatre on the UNC campus. 970 - 351 – 2200 

The amazing John Prine, in concert tomorrow night (6/23) at the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center (‘nuf said)

Bill Frisell explores the songs of John Lennon on his new album, All We Are Saying, and has assembled a trusted ensemble to record his definitive take on the classic songs of John Lennon. Tomorrow (6/23) at the Boulder Theater  

Upcoming Events-

The first records of a performing band in the city of Boulder date back to 1870. The Boulder Concert Band as we know it today was reorganized in 1976, and you can hear them  Monday night (6/25) on the Main Library Lawn at 7pm.

Hear great Bluegrass and Americana as The Steel Pennies and  Giddyup Kitty join forces for a 7:30 show at Nissis in Lafayette this coming Tuesday (6/26)  

Louisville Summer Concert Series—Free concerts on Thursdays at Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive in Louisville from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  This Thursday, it’s Strange Byrds  serving up serve up every kind of music, from soul searching Folk/Americana to Blues to Rock n' Roll done right.

Niwot’s  Rock n’ Rails   FREE Summer Concert Series, Thursday evenings at the Whistle Stop Park (corner of 1st and Murray) Park opens at 5:30 pm. Live music from 6:45 to 8:45 pm. Food vendors, artisans, kid's activities, as well as a beer/wine/margarita garden.

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