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Magic, Comedy, Art and The Zoo This Weekend!

This weekend you can enjoy magic acts, movies, stand-up comedy, art, music and Fall at the Zoo at various locations in nearby Boulder, Denver, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 25 

Don’t miss the last three Thursdays to grab fresh produce, homemade and hand-crafted goods at the Erie Farmer’s Market in downtown Erie. Fresh, local food is the healthiest choice you can make for yourself, your family and local economy. Our farms and artisan food vendors offer the highest quality and most nutrient dense food available. Our commitment to serving the community with local, natural foods and supporting Colorado farms and family businesses remains unwavering and continues to be our first priority.

Briggs Street between Wells and Moffat
5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Drop into the Art Center to play with clay and meet fellow clay lovers. This casual gathering is open to folks of all levels. Demos will be shown for construction for beginners or just come and do your own thing! Only $12 and the class covers your clay and to bisque fire your pieces. Then pick up your fired work to paint at home or bring to our next Play with Clay night to glaze the work. Hand-building projects only.

Firehouse Art Center, Main Gallery, 667 4th Ave., Longmont
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

The Louisville Public Library’s version of a Ted Talk, this informative and fascinating discussion will reveal how Louisville became a hotbed of Ku Klux Klan activity in the 1920s. Boulder County was also a hotbed of bootlegging and gained a reputation as an “Italian place.” Museum staff member Jason Hogstad will explain the ways in which Prohibition and the KKK shaped Louisville’s racial and ethnic demography. Registration is not required.

Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE
Info: 303-718-7100

Born in 1981, in New York, Alicia Keys began piano lessons at age 7. At age 15, after graduating from the Professional Performance Arts School, she signed a deal with Clive Davis, the head of Arista Records. Davis left Arista to start J Records and Keys followed. Her debut album, Songs in A Minor (2001), went platinum five times over and earned her five Grammys. She followed up with hit albums such as The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003), As I Am (2007) and Girl on Fire (2009), all of which won Best Artist Grammys. In 2016, Keyes became a judge on Season 11 of The Voice and has appeared in three seasons of the hit singing competition series. Denver is one stop on the singer’s world tour offering a night of singular entertainment not to be missed! 

Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $49-$950 
Info: 303-228-8260

Formed over 9 years ago, award winning My Blue Sky is comprised of 7 experienced Colorado musicians that all share the passion and love of the music of The Allman Brothers Band (and family of bands).

The Allman Brothers Band created a unique blend of southern rock, blues, and jazz that have inspired musicians and fans for decades. Their music and performances have created memories for everyone and have stood the test of time. It is in that spirit that My Blue Sky honors their music – and they honor it well. My Blue Sky has placed First two years in a row (2014 and 2015) at Leftapalooza the Mile High Tribute Band Competition, and they have earned the support and approval of Gregg Allman himself. Westword also honored My Blue Sky in their list of Top 10 Tribute Bands in Colorado. 

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Thursday-Saturday, August 25-27


This is the premier of a comical look into the mind of Rick Gold as he copes with the sudden death of his father by manifesting a new and unexpected friend — as his mother, and twin sister decide to do what they can to intervene.

This comedy “about grief and mental health,” is the second of three plays by local Longmont playwright, Marq Del Monte. Be watching for the announcement of play number three, “Chances” coming in the not too distant future.

Jesters Dinner Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
Info: 303-682-9980

Thursday-Sunday, August 25-28 

You can get candy and costumes just about anywhere. But there’s only ONE place to experience Wild Fall: Denver Zoo! This family-focused daytime “falloween” celebration brings even MORE everyday enchantment to our 84-acre campus. Experience meet and greets with characters, creature-carved pumpkins, festive food + drink, and special animal demonstrations, and more! With the crisp autumn weather, colorful leaves and eerie extras, it’s a truly magical time to see a new side of your Zoo!

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$20
Info: 720-337-1400

“… I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” After the loss of her family home to creditors, Blanche DuBois travels from the small town of Laurel, Mississippi, to the New Orleans French Quarter to live with her younger married sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley Kowalski. Blanche is in her 30s and, with no money, has nowhere else to go.

Blanche tells Stella that she has taken a leave of absence from her English-teaching position because of her nerves. Blanche laments the shabbiness of her sister’s two-room flat. She finds Stanley loud and rough, eventually referring to him as “common”. Stanley, in return, is suspicious of Blanche’s motives, and does not care for her manners. From the first scene, Blanche is jittery, nervous and reluctant to appear in bright light. What appears to be Blanche’s drinking problem fuels conflict in the Kowalski home and no one escapes her criticism and deception!

Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $21-$25

The exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in interactive scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life right before your eyes.

– Discover the science of Jurassic World
– Meet the most adorable baby dinos
– Get up-close and personal with velociraptors
– Come face to face with life-size dinosaurs

Don’t miss this awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition, for a limited time in Denver.

National Western Center, 5004 National Western Dr., Denver
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m.-6-8:00 pm.; Weekends: 10:00 a.m.-7-8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50-$94.50

Friday, August 26

Sullivan King makes music to rage to. As a producer, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter he fuses dubstep and rock creating his own space in the electronic and alternative scenes. Sullivan King’s unique live show finds the artist shredding on guitar, singing, DJing, and jumping into the pit. After finishing up his recent Loud & Reckless NA tour celebrating the release of his debut album LOUD, the King has a summer full of festivals including Tomorrowland, Lollapalooza Paris, Hard Summer, and Ilesoniq to name a few. Sullivan King has previously worked with Excision, Aaron Gillespie (Underoath), Papa Roach, Ice Nine Kills, Slander, Subtronics, Kayzo, Kill The Noise, and has several upcoming collaborations with heavyweight names in both the Electronic and Hard Rock world.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29-$35

Friday-Saturday, August 26-27

As Kleenex® is to tissue, these entertainers are the quintessential Dueling Pianos! Dueling Pianos Road Show is a lively, fun, interactive all-request shows feature signature enormous white grand pianos and nationally known entertainers. These musicians have played at Sing Sing, Wild Ivories, The Reef, Pat O’Brien’s, Howl at the Moon, cruise ships and more. An organic and traditional request-driven show with comedy and audience participation, this performance features two of the nation’s top female duelers as well as four amazing players! 4 Grands 8 Hands™. Come prepared to sing along! Food and beverage available for purchase.

BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder
6:00-9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Information: 303-449-6000

Friday-Sunday, August 26-28

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

Saturday, August 27

Zoe Rogers, creator of the Boulder Comedy Festival, is back hosting Dairy Comedy in The Boe! And she’s bringing you another great and diverse selection of very funny comics. ShaNae Ross is just goofy for no reason! This native of Oklahoma has been in a relationship with comedy since 2006 and was a finalist in The New Face Comedy Competition 2017 for Comedy Works. Born and Raised in Memphis TN, Derrick Rush joined the Navy saw the world and after retirement from the Navy in 2009, moved to Denver to pursue a civilian career: stand-up comedy. He’s now a regular at The Denver Improv and Comedy Works, where he took third place in the renowned New Faces Competition.

Dairy Arts Center, Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Join art lovers from north of Denver in the last Art Walk of the Summer, now in one easy to access location. With over 20 arts vendors, two food trucks, live music (Joel Terrell)and entertainment the street is magically transformed into a destination for art, music, film and fun. SPECIAL EVENT: More than a dozen community artists will join together to create chalk art throughout Downtown Longmont in front of the library and on Main St. These artists will turn concrete into a vivid canvas of colorful chalk art.

4th and Kimbark, Longmont
4:00 pm. To 8:15 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: Friday-Saturday, September 2-3

Ben Young has thrilled audiences worldwide with his fresh spin on the typical magic show. Forget the rabbits and sequins and join Ben in an upbeat show that focuses on a fun group experience! Find out why Ben was hand-picked to appear on the hit CW TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, has performed for the troops at 30+ military bases, and is a frequent guest performer in major casinos on the Las Vegas Strip!

Offstage, Ben is just your average, nerdy, magic, part-time superhero. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and dabbles with the ukulele. Hosted by comedian Braden Carlisle, is the curator of the show and a lover of all things magic. Braden is also a published author of the magic theory book “Agree to Disagree” and hosts a weekly magic podcast titled “Awesome People Talking”.

Grace Gamm Theatre, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri.-Sat.: 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20

Saturday, September 3

Circus Foundry presents Smoke & Mirrors. A new artistic production created by a cast of professional artists who have performed all over the world for companies including: Cirque du Soleil, Royal Caribbean, Marvel, So You Think You Can Dance, among others! Experience the thrill of mesmerizing acrobatics, aerial arts, juggling, and dance in a theater that feels like you are a part of the action.

Drift into a world of darkness and light, an exploration of obscurity and identity. Does the true self reside in our reflections or silhouettes?

Grace Gamm Theatre, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 4:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $29-$40

Sunday, September 4

Beginning birders are invited to experience the fun and discovery of birdwatching at Greenlee Wildlife Preserve located in the NW section of Waneka Lake Park. Knowledgeable birdwatchers will be on hand the first Sunday of every month with binoculars and spotting scopes bringing the world of birds alive.

Learn how to use binoculars while field guides teach how to recognize bird species through sound. Youth must be accompanied by adults; suitable for all ages. No RSVP required. Greenlee Wildlife Preserve is a nationally recognized wetland where thousands of birds flock each year to take advantage of its rich biological and ecological habitat.

Greenlee Wildlife Preserve, 1600 Caria Dr., Lafayette
1:00-3:00 p.m.

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, or 30 to Denver. If you don’t live here yet, check out the stunning model homes from KB Home, Richmond American Homes – and now open, Boulder Creek. Priced from the $600s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!