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This Weekend: Eagles, John Denver and Steely Dan Tributes!

This weekend you can enjoy first-class tribute bands reprising the classics from John Denver, Steely Dan and the Eagles. Catch a comedy show, entertaining theater performances and art shows — with various locations in nearby Boulder and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, May 5 

Join the day hikers —  a drop-in group that decides each time where to hike. The hikers break up into smaller groups and carpool to various trail heads, reimbursing the drivers for expenses. Bring your lunch, water, and snacks and be prepared for all kinds of weather conditions. Please note: we are a leaderless group, and each person hikes at his/her own risk.

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

Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7

The best John Denver tribute show on any side of the Rocky Mountains is bringing us all home to the place we belong. With similarities between Chris’ and John’s voices, award-winning singer-songwriter, Chris Collins brings the unmistakable energy and enthusiasm to the stage that was the hallmark of John Denver’s performance. You’ll hear some of your favorites – John Denver’s greatest hits, which will throw you back to the 80s and beyond.

Featuring Boulder Canyon musician Alex Mitchell on guitar, fiddle, and mandolin.

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $70+
Box Office 303-449-6000

Friday, May 6

The Purple Tour comes to Boulder with Jordan Timothy Jenks AKA Pierre Bourne. Bourne studied sound engineering in Atlanta and while in school, he met and began collaborating with DJ Burn One, who encouraged him to create his own instrumentals. In 2015, Bourne began working for Epic Records as a sound engineer, leaving a year later to focus on his own career producing for Young Nudy, Trippie Red and then Playboi Carti, collaborating on “WOKE UP LIKE THIS” and produced most tracks on his debut project. Their song “MAGNOLIA” peaked at 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 kickstarting Bourne producing career. He also helped produce for Kanye West’s albums Ye and JESUS IS KING.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$28
Phone: 303-786-7030

Friday-Saturday, May 6-7

The Boulder Magic Show is back! Giancarlo Bernini has astounded international audiences with an incredible magic show experience, with multiple national television and radio appearances under his belt, including Penn & Teller: Fool Us and The Jennifer Fulwiler Show. However, his favorite types of performances are live on stage, doing the show with which he toured the country and even performing for a crowd of 25,000 people at Lucas Oil Stadium. Giancarlo is excited to bring that very same magical experience to you.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20

Friday-Sunday, May 6-8

Members of the Boulder Potters’ Guild will be showing and selling their recent work at this year’s Spring Show and Sale, just in time for Mother’s Day. The show includes functional, decorative, and sculptural ceramic work as well as jewelry, hand painted silk scarves, and embossed note cards. The show includes daily artist demos.

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
Fri., 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra will waltz into summer and wrap up the Kaleidoscope of Sound: Music That Unites 2021-2022 Season with a program celebrating dance and song.

This joyous program features the music of Viennese “Waltz King” Johann Strauss II, and showcases similar music of Mexico, Japan, Italy, and others.

Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain Ave., Longmont
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $6 (students) – $29
Information: 303-772-5796

Listen to Your Mother is the live stage show that gives Mother’s Day a microphone. Featuring local writers reading their original compositions about motherhood—having a mother, being a mother, not having/being a mother—each show takes the audience on a well-crafted journey filled with humor, poignant moments, and lots of nods of recognition. Listen to Your Mother partners with local sponsors who enrich the community as well as a local charity that benefits women and children.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25
Phone: 303-786-7030

Citizen Dan is the culmination of talent, dedication and obsession of a dozen brothers and sisters in groove. Theirs is a shared vision of a world where there is always “gas in the car, you don’t want to call nobody else and there is absolutely no static at all”.

Bringing together a world-class line-up of musicians paying homage to the songwriting team of Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, Citizen Dan performs straight-up Steely Dan arrangements with spot-on accuracy

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Phone: 303-440-7826

Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, GUYS AND DOLLS is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. GUYS AND DOLLS takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., (6:30 DINNER), 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., (DINNER 12:30) 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$48
Phone: 303-682-9980

Saturday-Sunday, May 7-8

Broadway’s biggest little hero is on stage at The Spark! Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Faced with ridiculously rotten circumstances Matilda bravely decides to take action. With the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey this miraculous girl inspires a little revolution. Proving that everyone has the power to change their story. Enjoy this family friendly musical production of a classic book!

The Spark, 4847 Pearl St., Boulder
Sat., 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$22

This water wonderland mixes family fun, a variety of exhibits, an Aquatic Carousel ride, 4-D Theater, upscale-casual dining and spectacular marine life in Denver. Explore the Aquarium Adventure exhibit with more than 1 million gallons of extraordinary exhibits.

Dine in the Aquarium Restaurant seated around a 50,000-gallon centerpiece aquarium featuring a variety of delicious menu selections.

Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St., Denver
Fri.-Sat., 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Sun, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Admission: $18.99-$24.99 (More for Exhibit – Plus passes)
Phone: 303-561-4450

Sunday, May 8

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says the Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Entertainment Weekly’s list includes “Punk Rock icon. Spoken word poet. Actor. Author. DJ. Is there anything this guy can’t do?” TV Guide has more concisely called him a “Renaissance Man,” but if Henry Rollins could be reduced to a single word, that word would undoubtedly be “workaholic.” When he’s not traveling, Rollins prefers a to keep a relentless schedule full of work, with gigs as an actor, author, DJ, voice-over artist and TV show host to name a few of the roles that keep his schedule full.

On the Good To See You 2022 tour Henry will faithfully recount the events of his life in the brief pre-COVID period since the last tour and when things got even stranger over the last several months. It’s been an interesting time to say the least and he’s got some great stories to tell.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 303-786-7030

NEXT WEEK: Monday, May 9

Join Active Minds for a look at John F Kennedy’s life and legacy. Kennedy’s brief presidency coincided with some of the most dramatic foreign policy events of his time including the construction of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the escalation of the Vietnam War. In this program, we will cover these milestones, and also seek to go beyond them toward a deeper understanding of the man behind the public image.

Refreshments will be served. Facial coverings and social distancing optional, but suggested.

The Lodge at Balfour, 1331 E. Hecla Dr., Louisville
1:30-3:30 p.m.
RSVP: 303-867-6385

Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly live podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

“A geeky cultural gem” – CBC
“Incredible, spooky, funny, and monumentally charming” – BoingBoing

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$40
Phone: 303-786-7030

Tuesday, May 10

Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of, that produced acclaimed albums such as Selling England by the Pound (a favorite of John Lennon).

With GENESIS, Steve’s guitar playing produced some of the most memorable moments, from the sensitivity of his acoustic sound on Horizons and Blood on the Rooftops to the dramatic rock guitar solos of Firth of Fifth and Fountain of Salmacis. As he embarked on his solo career he developed his exceptional range, pushing musical boundaries into exciting areas, exploring unchartered depths, and utilizing sounds and instruments from the four corners of the globe.

Steve will be touring the Genesis live album, SECONDS OUT, which was recorded from their concert at the Palais de Sport in Paris, in June 1977. As is familiar with all of Steve’s tours, this show will commence with a select variety of material from Steve’s extensive solo career, which will set the scene for the magnificence of Seconds Out … all live on stage, supported by some of the best musicians on the planet. 

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$70
Phone: 303-786-7030

Thursday, May 12

The Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe is comprised of artists who have performed in the country’s most impressive improvisational realms, including Second City, The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, Denver’s Bovine Metropolis, and Asheville, North Carolina’s OxyMorons. Performing locally since 2013, Front deRanged players use audience suggestions to create scenes, situations, and clever one-liners in their delivery of unscripted, unbelievable, and unforgiving comedy. Adult situations and language may occur, so leave those kids at home. It’s sort of like Vegas: what happens here, stays here! Doors open at 6:30 for dinner.

Jesters Dinner Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$15
Info: 303-682-9980

Friday, May 13

Comedian and Actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand up and sketch comedy routines. From his unforgettable roles in films such as Dumb and Dumber, Something about Mary, Half Baked, Rocketman, Sorority Boys, Down Periscope and so many more. Harland has been described as a scene stealing actor whose unique portrayals of his characters keep them etched in the minds of filmgoers everywhere. Add to this his incredible stand-up comedy routines, which have been seen on Letterman, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brian, HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else.

Described as sharp, witty, unpredictable and original; Harland Williams is the rare comic artist who has managed to master both stand up and sketch comedy and combine them both masterfully into his shows. Fresh, funny and always full of the unexpected, Harland’s incredible shows are not to be missed.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$25
Phone: 303-786-7030

Friday-Sunday, May 13-15

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Something Rotten features large song and dance numbers, and a wacky cast of over-the-top characters, each given his or her own special moment in the show to shine.  Throughout its Broadway run, the musical received a show-stopping standing ovation from audiences.

Longmont Theatre Company, 518 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40+
Information: 303-772-5200

Saturday, May 14

The Longs Peak Chorus is one of many chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. A chorus of men who love to sing a cappella four-part harmony, they annually perform two major shows, in the Spring and at Christmas and provide entertainment at local retirement communities in the Longmont area. The 2022 Longs Peak Chorus Spring Show features the always entertaining, always hilarious Storm Front Quartet. 

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
Shows at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $0-$45

This always-free public event is held on the second Friday of the month and offers art market and food truck vendors for a night of culture, art and entertainment. The featured band, Chicano Heat, promises to take you down memory lane and get your feet moving.

Formed in 2007, this band will remind you of Little Joe y la Familia, and perhaps Al Hurricane, as they deliver Tex-Mex, New Mexico, Latin sounds, and more. They have played in venues all over Colorado and recorded their first CD Haciendo Recuerdos in 2017, and were voted one of the top Latin bands in Colorado by West Word magazine. 

Public Road between Emma and Cannon Streets, Lafayette
5:00 p.m. (Music at 6:30 p.m.)

The band dubbed by AXS TV to be the “World’s Greatest Tribute” to the Eagles, will be returning to Longmont next weekend! If you are an Eagles fan, and you have not witnessed a Long Run performance, you owe it to yourself to come and see the Eagles music performed with passion, energy and musical accuracy by six of the top tribute artists in the business! You’ll hear all the great songs, Take It Easy, Witchy Woman, Lyin’ Eyes, Desperado, Take it to the Limit and Hotel California to name a few, as well as selected classics from the solo careers of Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey!

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Phone: 303-440-7826

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