Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, January 26 and Beyond!
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Retromania, The Climb and Richard “John-Boy” Thomas!

This weekend you can enjoy musicals and plays, classes and performances by comedians, musicians, and more — with various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, January 26 

Charlotte is the name of the spider who cleverly weaves messages into her web to save the life of her friend Wilbur, the pig, from being killed for food. Charlotte’s Web is told by a third-person narrator. In the beginning of the story, the point of view is the human child’s, Fern’s. From then on, it’s mostly the pig’s, Wilbur’s. The narrator sometimes reveals what the spider, Charlotte, is thinking and often gives descriptions of nature in great detail.

Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada
Thurs.,10:00 a.m.; Fri., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
INFO: 720-898-7200

“Larkin Poe are your next favorite performers.”Forbes
Rebecca & Megan Lovell of Larkin Poe are Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist sisters creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavored by their southern heritage. Originally from Atlanta and currently living in Nashville, they are self-producers of an electrifying, critically acclaimed body of work and are known for constantly touring across the globe with a fiery vitality. Larkin Poe released their fifth studio album, Kindred Spirits, a covers album featuring renditions of songs by Lenny Kravitz, Neil Young, Elvis Presley, Phil Collins, Elton John, and others. On November 2022. And hey, the Ogden’s only 25 minutes away! 

The Ogden Theatre,935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $29.50-$59.50
Info: 303-832-1874

Head to the Boulder Theater for a one-of-a-kind Watch Party for the season finale of THE CLIMB, a thrilling new rock climbing competition series featuring prAna Adventurers Chris Sharma and Meagan Martin. Join these rock-climbing legends and THE CLIMB Season One winner followed by an in-person Q-and-A with Chris Sharma, Meagan Martin and THE CLIMB winner, a soul-tastic set with DJ Phil.I.Am, custom embroidered prAna chalk bags for the first 30 people in the door with Contrarium Chainstitch and even more fun surprises and prizes (like a chance to climb with Chris and Meagan).

THE CLIMB is a visually-arresting and life-changing adventure that represents the foundations of rock climbing and exploration of the human spirit. In this all-encompassing competition, amateur climbers are put through a rigorous series of mental and physical challenges, utilizing some of the most intimidating ascents in the world to crown the world’s best amateur climber with a prAna sponsored climbing ambassadorship and a $100,000 cash prize. Each ticket includes a complimentary beverage (beer, wine for 21+ or non-alcoholic) and free popcorn. 100% of the net ticket proceeds will be donated to the Boulder Climbing Community.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $6-$10
Phone: 303-786-7030

In just three short years, Buddy Holly set the music world on fire and forever changed the face and sound of rock and roll. Armed with a Fender Stratocaster guitar, his signature specs and a charismatic blend of rockabilly swagger, Buddy explodes onto the stage in this jukebox musical fully loaded with classics “Peggy Sue,” “Oh Boy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Well…All Right,” “Not Fade Away” and many more with an encore that will have you on your feet and dancing in the aisles. Ticket includes dinner.

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Info: 303-449-6000, ext. 4

Cory Wythe, the producer and guitarist better known as Marvel Years, has found a welcome place for himself within the increasingly popular glitch-hop / electro-soul dance music scene. In just a short period of time, his progression has become outright impossible to ignore. Much more than your average DJ/producer, Marvel Years is an incredible guitarist that shreds well beyond his years. His approach to blending electronic beats and shredding soulful guitar on his original tracks and remixes creates a sound that is a unique hybrid of EDM combing glitch, retro-funk, classic rock, soul, jazz and hip-hop.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $18

Thursday-Friday, January 26-27

Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a widower with two young children, Jem and Scout. Finch is currently defending Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. Meanwhile, Jem and Scout are intrigued by their neighbors, the Radleys, and the mysterious, seldom-seen Boo Radley in particular. Emmy-Award winning actor Richard Thomas, stars in the show – who many remember for his leading role as John-Boy in The Waltons. The New York Times Critic’s pick To Kill a Mockingbird is “the most successful American play in Broadway history”. Rolling Stone gives it five stars, calling it “an emotionally shattering landmark production of an American classic,” and New York Magazine calls it “a real phenomenon. Majestic and incandescent, it’s filled with breath and nuance and soul.” 

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$135
INFO: 720-865-4220

Thursday-Saturday, January 26-28 


How do museums build art collections? Lasting Impressions answers this question with a close look at the CU Art Museum’s collection of American prints. Among the first artworks acquired by the museum in 1940, prints continue to be a focus of the museum’s art collection. This exhibition features highlights from the museum’s 82 years of collecting prints, including new acquisitions on view for the first time.

CU ART MUSEUM, 1085 18th St., Boulder
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE

Thursday-Sunday, January 26-29

The Great Basin is a documentary feature that builds a complex panorama of rural Nevada through a tapestry of characters who work, live, and play there. The Great Basin is the location of the “Loneliest Road in America” and the film invites viewers on a road of discovery of what looks like an arid desert landscape and turns out to be so much more. (Chivas DeVinck, 2022, USA, 1:32, NR)

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Thurs., 7:00 p.m.; Fri., 4:00 p.m.; Sat., 5:30 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m.
Tickets: $12 
Info: 303-440-7826

Friday, January 27

Over seventy-five years after the world brought charges against individuals for their actions in World War II, crimes against humanity are still part of the fabric of the world in which we live. Join Active Minds as we look back at the Nuremberg Trials and trace their impact on the world, including the creation of the International Criminal Court. We will discuss how this legacy applies to events in the modern world as well as the current challenges of implementing this area of international law.

Thornton Winds Rec Center, 13495 Holly St., Thornton
10:00 a.m.
Cost: $6
Registration: 303-255-7850

IN Person! Join the Firehouse Art Center Writers for our Monthly Last Friday Poetry Night. Poetry is an opportunity; it gives us the chance to celebrate and commemorate all the wonderful moments in our lives from the simplest smiles to the most momentous victories. It also enables us to cope in challenging times. With poetry, we can address our problems, come to terms with them, and work to grow past them. It has the potential to move across the spectrum of human experience in a cathartic and often beautiful way. Please only read original work.

Firehouse Arts Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
INFO: 303-651-2787

Friday-Sunday, January 27-29

The Denver Boat Show returns to the Colorado Convention Center this weekend. Colorado boat dealers and manufacturers are offering their best pricing of the year on 2023 models and accessories, supplies are limited. Don’t miss the boat!

Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver
Fri., 12:00-8:00 p.m.; Sat., 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14 (Kids 16 and under: Free)

Danse Etoile Ballet presents The Wizard of Oz  — a family-friendly ballet presents L. Frank Baum’s classic story with all new choreography by Marie-Jose Payannet, following Dorothy and the loveable characters of Oz along the yellow brick road to the Emerald City.

Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$20
INFO: 720-938-3030

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writer’s block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife, which leads to an increasingly complex love triangle with his current wife of five years.

Longmont Theater Company, 513 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35

Saturday, January 28

Welcome to the Versatility Dance Festival where you’ll see a unique selection of dance films and performances from all over the country and beyond. In its fifth year, VDF presents the best in emerging and established dance companies and filmmakers.

The festival line-up includes:

  • Animus Movement (CO)
  • Breegan Kearney (CO)
  • Company E (DC)
  • CoreDance Contemporary (NY)
  • Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DC)
  • Emily Cargill & Dancers (FL)
  • Stacey Temple/DANCE (CO)
  • T2 Dance Company (CO)
  • The DynamitExperience (NY)

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $15-$25
Info: 303-440-7826

Saturday-Sunday, January 28-29

Retromania is a family-friendly event that everyone will enjoy! The focus of this comic-con is on the fans and the vendors…. we are committed to bringing you a comic-con packed full of interesting treasures sought after by collectors of all ages.  Comic books, video games, VHS, records, apparel, original art, all the toys you loved as a kid, plus those you continue to collect as adults. Our vendors sell it all: Star Wars, Spiderman, Superman, Pokémon, Godzilla, King Kong, Mini-Figs, Robots, Funko, Power Rangers…. you name it and you’ll probably find it! Plus several voice-over actors from animated series’ will be on hand for presentations and autographs.

Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $12-$25

Sunday, January 29

No, we’re not talking tennis… After a year and a half in person story slams, we’re gathering all the winners together to face off for the GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONSHIP. Join us for a night of heart-opening, laugh-inducing, sometimes a little edgy, sometimes a little wacky STORIES — told by heart, without notes. Good stories? You be the judge!

Here’s how it works:
We’ve got the mic. Winners from the last year bring the stories. 5 minutes tops. Must be true. Told by heart. At the end of the night, the audience votes on the BEST story.

This month’s theme is TWIST, as in:
*Did you twist your ankle running from the police?
*Was there a sudden plot twist you wanted to tell us about?
*Did your stomach twist at the thought of a looming circumstance?
*Do the fibers of an old sweater twisted together bring back an old memory?
Come listen to a great night of storytelling!

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35

Next Week: Wednesday-Sunday, February 1-5

“A two-woman, interactive masterpiece.” – Broadway World
“Truly brilliant.”  – The Denver Post
You are invited to laugh with the women in your life until you cry…or pee. Experience this truly brilliant and uplifting female comedy that explores the woman’s world with joy, heart and intelligent wit. This fast-paced journey from girlhood to womanhood will reawaken the connections between you and your fellow gal pals. It’s no secret that every woman deserves a laugh like this.

Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA COMPLEX, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $55

Thursday, February 2

A world-class, mix of original rock, pop, hip hop and R&B, Cody Qualls & the Brand New Ancients reemerges with brand new music in 2022.
Since 2015, Cody Qualls & the Brand New Ancients have been a force both onstage and within the Colorado music scene. They have frequented Big Gig at Fiddler’s Green, been heard on KTCL 93.3 FM and recently charted internationally on iTunes in 2020 (Australia). A headlining act for many summer festivals across the Rocky Mountain region, CQ & the Brand New Ancients have also enjoyed invitations to a plethora of intimate artist series’, special events, and house concerts.  Additionally, frontman Cody Qualls is a global touring artist, award-winning songwriter, and a lead tenor with the internationally acclaimed Face Vocal Band.

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Info: 303-449-6000, ext. 4

Thursday-Sunday, February 2-5

Starting with a letter accepting an invitation to Melissa’s birthday party, this popular play follows the relationship between Andy and Melissa from childhood through middle age as life brings them together and pulls them apart, but always with a thread connecting them: the letters they exchange. On Saturday, the performance will be followed by an informal conversation with cast and crew.

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

Think you know your Sherlock Holmes? Kate Hamill’s fast-moving, farcical female reboot is a fresh new take on these classic tales. Join the world’s greatest consulting detective and her not-a-sidekick as they investigate nefarious scandals and interrogate sexy villains. So much fun it’s criminal! “Ms. Holmes and Ms. Watson, Apt 2B” contains mild language and violence. BETC does not offer more specific advisories about the subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content or age-appropriateness, please call the BETC Office at 303-351-BETC. Children under age 6 are not permitted in the theatre.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35

Friday-Sunday, February 3-5

Emerging BFA choreographers borrow from an exciting fusion of genres to craft dance works that explore a variety of personal themes. Tickets sell fast to CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre & Dance’s innovative, multisensory dance performances that take place in and around the CU Campus.

Charlotte York Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building, 261 University of Colo.
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19

With a perfect combination of street-smarts and optimism, Annie warms the hearts of the audience as we witness her rise from next-to-nothing in New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who left her at the orphanage years ago. However things don’t quite work out the way she has planned. She does however thwart the plans of the evil Miss Hannigan and find a new family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, secretary Grace Farrell, and her lovable pooch, Sandy.

Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 show only; $20 additional for dinner


There’s lots to do near the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, whether it’s right in Erie, or 20-30 minutes away in Boulder or 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!

Don’t miss Boulder Creek’s Grand Opening this weekend, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, and 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday, with a coffee bar from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday!

New homes in Colliers Hill are priced from the $500s, in a variety of paired, ranch-style and two-story designs. This fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too, with more on the way!