Run Off To The Circus Or See An Orchestra? With The Boulder Phil You Can Do Both

Apr 1, 2016

Some days, don't you just want to run away with the circus? Well, it looks like the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is doing exactly that. If contortionists aren’t your thing, maybe running away with (or more likely from) some blood-thirsty zombies would be more fun…

The aerialists, acrobats, jugglers and contortionists of Cirque de la Symphonie will join the Boulder Philharmonic for two shows that will be a treat for the eyes and ears. This is also a great introduction to classical music for those looking for a way to get your children to broaden their horizons beyond Taylor Swift. Not that there’s anything wrong with Taylor Swift…

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra presents Cirque de la Symphonie, 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 2, 2016. Macky Auditorium. $15-$62.

The band X has been around in some way, shape or form for almost 40 years, and that’s not an accident. These legends of the punk scene are returning to Denver to play the Summit Music Hall. The show will include the band’s original guitarist Billy Zoom, who’s been out of the spotlight for a bit while dealing with cancer. One of Fort Collins’ longest running bands, the alt-country act Drag the River, will open.

X with Drag the River, 7:30 p.m. April 1, 2016, Summit Music Hall. $6-47 and this is an all-ages show.

If this season of The Walking Dead (no spoilers!) has left you wanting more, Walker Stalker Con might be just the ticket. The zombie/horror-themed convention is coming to the National Western Complex and will include several panels featuring past and present Walking Dead cast members, as well as the stars from the film that started the zombie craze, Night of the Living Dead. If you’ve always wanted to see how you’d fare in the zombie apocalypse, there also will be two escape room-style opportunities to try your luck.

Walker Stalker Con, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 2 and 3, 2016, National Western Complex. $45-$100. VIP tickets also available.

Long a supporter of independent and local films, the Lyric Cinema Café has also become a home for budding young filmmakers to showcase their work. The Fort Collins theater’s two-day High School Film Festival will screen short films from area high school students.

Lyric Cinema Café’s High School Film Festival, 6:30-9 p.m. April 7 and 8, 2016. Lyric Cinema Café. $10.