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Art, Jazz, Film and Theater Things to Do This Weekend!

This weekend and beyond, you’ll find exhibits, performances – music and theater – plus films that touch the heart and spark the imagination. You don’t have to travel far from Colliers Hill to find something fun to do, see and experience!


Come join a group of enthusiastic hikers on a day hike! These die-hards are a drop-in group, and decide each time where to hike. They break up into smaller groups and car pool to various trail heads, reimbursing the drivers for expenses. Bring your lunch, water, and snacks and be prepared for all weather conditions. Please note: this is an informal gathering and leaderless, and each person hikes at his/her own risk. 

North Boulder Park, 7th and Dellwood, Boulder, 
9:00 a.m.
Details: 303-494-8822

Origami began in Japan during the 6th century when Buddhist monks from China brought paper to Japan. The crane bird has become one of the most well-known origami folds. In this class, we will use a photo reference and graphite tracing paper to create a drawing of an origami crane on canvas and then paint it with acrylic paints.

Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. This season you’ll see a special focus on art projects inspired by our current exhibit Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30-9:00 P.M.
Register online or by calling 303-651-8374

Join us for an intimate evening with Brussels-born emcee Big Samir and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black as they seamlessly blend soulful sounds and roots music with insightful messages and thoughtful lyrics that amount to a collective creative force that’s hard to beat. A rare and remarkable musical duo with undeniably magical chemistry, The Reminders transcend the bounds of expectation to uplift and entertain. They seamlessly blend razor sharp rhythms and raw, soulful vocals with reggae-tinged hip-hop beats to highlight their relevant and inspiring messages. The couple shares a partnership in both music and life as Samir and Aja have been married for over a decade.

The Reminders have been recognized and applauded for their work internationally through concerts, tours, music awards, TV and radio appearances. They’ve shared the stage with artists such as Snoop Dogg, Nas, Big Boi, and touring with Ms. Lauryn Hill. Please Note: Masks and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are required to attend programs held in the Stewart Auditorium.

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: 12-$18
Information: (303) 776-6050

Care to watch a little basketball indoors? The Colorado Buffs take on Oregon in what promises to be a nail-biter early in the season. “We’re a resilient group, I feel like. We never fold,” CU point guard Keeshawn Barthelemy said. “Regardless of the circumstances or anything that’s going on in the game, we just keep fighting. We’re a competitive group, and our competitiveness helped us,” he said referring to a game the first week of season play against the Oregon Ducks. 

CU Events Center, 950 Regent Dr., Boulder
8:00 p.m. tip off
Tickets: $50-$85

Thursday-Sunday, February 3-6

For more than one thousand years, Japan has produced some of the world’s finest paper. Japanese paper makers still use the skills passed down through generations to create handmade paper, known as “washi”. It is used in painting, calligraphy, origami, and other traditional art forms. Japanese contemporary artists are now using washi as the basis for their artwork. They take this supple yet sturdy natural fiber and layer, weave, dye, twist, fold, and cut it to create highly textured hanging works.

“Washi Transformed” spotlights the works of nine contemporary Japanese artists: Hina Aoyama, Eriko Horiki, Kyoko Ibe, Yoshio Ikezaki, Kakuko Ishii, Yuko Kimura, Yuko Nishimura, Takaaki Tanaka, and Ayomi Yoshida. All these artists use washi to create works that are unusual in size, unexpected in texture, and do not fit typical expectations of paper art.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
Thurs., 9:00a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Sat.,9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun., 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $5-$8 – Children 3 and Under: Free

Friday, February 4

Hundreds of Colorado families were left without homes and possession after a fast-moving fire burned through Louisville in Boulder County on December 30. Hurricane force winds and record dryness in Boulder County fed the Marshall Fire, a fast-moving blaze that destroyed 1,084 homes and damaged 149 more. To help the victims, the Drunken Hearts + Buffalo Commons show, originally at the Fox Theatre has been moved to Boulder Theater for a Marshall Fire Benefit show.

Welcoming many local Colorado musicians to the stage for an evening of music and fundraising the line-up includes: WinterWonderGrass, Yarmony, Elephant Revival, The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Kitchen Dwellers, Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, Lil Smokies, and more. Show up for an evening where your ticket purchase can aide a good cause.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $18
Phone: 303-786-7030

The Architect has been working on a new machine and he needs your help to complete it. A tremendous storm is growing and in one hour it will reach its height. You need to harness its energy to power the machine and escape through time! Rabbit Hole Recreation Services’ escape rooms escape rooms provide a thrilling adventure filled with action, puzzles, immersive sets, and theatrical special effects! The staff hand crafts every element in the games to engage the entire group and give each person the opportunity to contribute as a team, placing you and your group into a highly detailed, immersive environment that responds to your actions. Uncover rich stories, find clues, and solve puzzles to progress through the game. Unlock secret passageways and put your team to the test to see if you can escape in time. games are designed for players of all types, they are great for families, friends, coworkers, and special events.

Rabbit Hole Recreation, 1156 West Dillon Road #1, Louisville
Mon.- Sun., 5:40-6:40 p.m.
Booking: (2 to 8 players) $20-$40 per person 
Information: 720 890-4242

On the first Friday of every month, NoBo Art District welcomes visitors for self-guided tours of artists’ studios and creative businesses. It’s your chance to go inside the creative process and meet painters, photographers, designers, sculptors and other creatives. It’s your chance to discover Boulder’s art scene up close. You can nibble on snacks, stroll a cool neighborhood and discover inspiration in a city that lives, sleeps, eats and breathes creativity. NoBo (which is short for North Boulder) is an arts district along Broadway that is dotted with art studios and galleries. 

There’s live music, refreshments, demos and special activities in several of the locations, which range from galleries and studios to churches, coffeehouses and framing shops. There are more than 40 artist studios open — don’t miss those tucked away on Artist Alley, west of Broadway and Yarmouth.

Emerald Warehouses / KAF Shopping Center, 4949 Broadway, Boulder
6:00-9:00 p.m.

Are you curious about our night skies? Join the Broomfield Open Space Nature Program at Siena Reservoir Pavillion (east of Sheridan and Lowell),from 6:30-8 to learn more. You will have the opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope, have questions answered by experts and listen to stories from Broomfield Spellbinders. Come dressed for the weather!

Siena Reservoir, Sheridan and Lowell, Broomfield
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Information: 720-217-4517

With a voice loaded with smoky soulfulness, it’s easy to see why the Cass Clayton Band is landing on some of the best stages and festivals across the country. CCB has become known for its tight chemistry and high-energy stage presence. Their approach to music and genre blends rock, R&B, funk, blues and soul into their own contemporary sound. CCB’s newest album, PLAY NICE, pulls together disparate influences but ties it all up in a framework that would seem as at home in Muscle Shoals or on Beale Street as it would on Michigan Avenue or Sunset Boulevard. Cass and co-writer/producer, Taylor Scott, have won six songwriting awards and have garnered top reviews from magazines nationally and internationally. Known for a uniquely soulful and velvety vocal style, Cass effortlessly moves from gentle and contemplative to a belting range that will knock you flat.

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12
Phone: 720-927-2385

The Museum welcomes Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra back to the Stewart Auditorium for a special performance from their signature repertoire, Mozart’s amazing Jupiter Symphony. One of Boulder’s favorite musicians, flutist Christina Jennings is also featured in two other works: the Goldfinch Flute Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi and a new work by CU Boulder composer and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Carter Pann. Opening the program is Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 in celebration of Pro Musica Colorado’s 15th Anniversary. Pro Musica Colorado’s diverse works produce a musical dialogue that evokes the full range of human expression by bringing fresh perspectives to the music of the past, presenting the visceral immediacy of new music, and sharing new voices from ethnically and racially diverse cultures.

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$22

Friday-Sunday, February 4-6

The winner of our 2021 Generations new play, “Fourteen Funerals” is a wry comedy about family, death, and the stories we tell about people we may never really know. Sienna is a little surprised when Millie reaches out to her from the funeral home in her childhood hometown of Blissfield, Indiana. She’s even more surprised to hear that her entire extended family has been wiped out in one fell swoop. As the very last of the Fitchwoods, Sienna’s got a lot to learn about herself, her new friend, and her estranged relations. 

Eric Pfeffinger has been hailed in his past work as “brilliantly intelligent and laudably ambitious” (Chicago Tribune) with “amazing comic sensibilities” (American Theatre) while his work “threads a delicate needle between satire and think piece” (Colorado Sentinel).

All attending patrons are required to show proof of full vaccination to enter the theatre. Attendees are also required to wear a face mask in all indoor spaces, except when eating or drinking. Food and drink will not be allowed into the performance

The Dairy Arts Center, Butterfly Effect Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $26-$29
Phone: 303-440-7826

Teen Artists take on the Fashion industry in an exhibition focused on the environmental impact of fast fashion. Studio Project, facilitated by BMoCA and the Firehouse Art Center, helps teens find their creative voice in order to make positive change in their communities. It is an education program that provides purposeful opportunities for high school youth to create dialogue about art, art making, and social issues as they affect young people. The students work with a different professional artist and local nonprofit each semester. This Fall, they learned relief printmaking under the mentorship of Boulder artist Theresa Haberkorn, who guided them as they created art for this show. Each participant designed and created a relief cut plate that they then printed on an item of clothing they already owned but no longer wore. “Stripping the System” is a culmination of their work.

Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont
Friday By Appointment Only; Sat.-Sun., 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself.

Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Jesters Dinner Theatre & School for the Performing Arts, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 303-682-9980

With the Winter Olympics kicking off this year, what a great way to imitate your triple salchow heroes, have fun and get a little cold weather exercise! Round up family and friends, gather everyone and head to the skating rink in the Ice Pavilion in Longmont! You can skate to fun party music, meet up with friends, and let the kids meet up with their friends in a safe place! 

Longmont Recreation/Ice Pavilion, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont
Monday-Sunday: Morning and Afternoon, and 7:40 to 9:00 p.m. Fridays
Admission: $5.50-$8:00
Information: 303-776-6050

Saturday, February 5

Take a seat and enjoy Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra performing its signature repertoire, Mozart’s amazing Jupiter Symphony. One of Boulder’s favorite musicians, flutist Christina Jennings, is featured in two works, the “Goldfinch” Flute Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi and Tone Poem, a world premiere by Boulder composer and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Carter Pann. Conducted by Cynthia Katsarelis.

First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder
7:30-9:30 p.m.

Kid Flicks One and Two – Saturdays and Sundays Feb. 5- Feb.26
Presented in partnership with the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Catch the best short films from around the world! Kid Flicks Two bridges the gap between little and big for young audiences growing in experiences and ideas. (68 minutes) Kid Flicks Two for 8+.

The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $9-$12
Phone: 303-440-7826

Next Week: Thursday, February 10

Now a top-selling female artist, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and art world powerbrokers. Kusama grew up in the trauma that World War II in Japan engendered, in a dysfunctional family that discouraged creative ambitions, facing sexism and racism in the art establishment, and with a mental illness in a shame-filled culture. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. 

After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10

Make handmade Valentine’s Day cards for all the people you love! You’ll carve linoleum rubber blocks to create your own personal stamps and then make prints on handmade cards. The stamps are yours to use again and again. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration: $35

Friday, February 11

The award-winning group, My Blue Sky, is comprised of seven experienced Colorado musicians who all share the passion and love of the music of the Allman Brothers Band (and family of bands). The Allman Brothers Band have a unique blend of Southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades.

Their music and performances have created memories that have stood the test of time, and it is in that spirit that My Blue Sky honors the legendary band’s music.

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
7:00-10:45 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12
Phone: 720-927-2385

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in our Stewart Auditorium this fall featuring an eclectic array of musical acts from up and down the Front Range.

Purnell Steen and The Five Points Ambassadors is dedicated to playing and preserving the music of the legendary Five Points neighborhood in Denver.  This energetic ensemble will definitely have you swinging and swaying the Five Points Way! The music is Bluesy, Hard Bop, Latin, and Swing style. They have been deeply influenced by both Count Basie and Duke Ellington, as well as Horace Silver and the Cannonball Adderly Quintets. Purnell is a cousin to Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, George Duke, five-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves, and the legendary Charles Burrell.

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $5-$10

Let Me Tell You Where I Am Really From is a multimedia storytelling event featuring immigrants, first-generation Americans, and indigenous people who, answer the perennial question posed by neighbors, “but where are you really from?”

Stories include Bimina Ranjit, a New Yorker of Nepali descent who relocated to Boulder during the COVID-19 pandemic, Miriam Moreno, a first-generation Mexican-American comic who calls Denver home, Jeffrey Mizell, a nomad who relocated to Ft. Collins, Rosario Del Rio, an anthropologist working originally from Panama but born in Mexico and Evan Johnson, Native-Italian comedian from Denver The performers will present stories on culture and identity, strength and resistance, triumph and failure, comedy and vulnerability, entitlement and compliance.

The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$15
Phone: 303-440-7826

Life in Erie, Colorado

There’s lots to do near the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, whether it’s right in Erie, or 20 minutes away in Boulder. If you don’t live here yet, check out the stunning model homes from KB Home, Richmond American Homes – and coming soon, Boulder Creek. Priced from the high $400s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!