Things to Do This Weekend Near Erie, CO - March 9, 2023 and Beyond!
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Plays, Musicals, Games And Classes

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, March 9 

Join us for an opening reception to kick off JOYSOME an exhibition in collaboration with East Window.  JOYSOME consists of fifty images selected from hundreds of responses to a call for work on the theme of joy. Submitted by artists and non-artists alike, the works in this exhibit span a range of disciplines and affective registers associated with joy— Ecstasy, Transcendence, Sadness, The Fear of Joy, Anger, Mania, Euphoria, Toxic Positivity, The American Dream, The Pursuit of Happiness, Selflessness, Success, Sacrifice, Divination, Cuteness, The Sublime, Altruism, and Peace. The selected images are printed on flags and exhibited throughout the Front Range as part of the Month of Photography Festival.

The exhibit starts at the Dairy Arts Center and ends at The Gallery at the Bus Stop Apartments and free refreshments will be provided by Ratio Beerworks.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
5:00-8:00 p.m.

The winter doldrums getting you down? Grab some friends and family and spend the evening playing board games (and maybe some giant lawn games if the weather cooperates!). Bring your own game or choose from one of the Library’s games – geared for teens and adults, with an offering of hot cocoa.

Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave., Longmont
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join Liliana and Katie, licensed Zumba instructors, for an hour of nonstop fun, music, and dance fitness!

With two instructors, Liliana and Katie are able to offer both high impact and low impact modifications to accommodate all levels and abilities. First class is FREE!

Elks Lodge, 306 Coffman St., Longmont
6:00-7:00 p.m.
First Class Free!

Bookbinding is back this season by popular demand! Learn bookbinding techniques and vocabulary as you fold, stack, and sew pages together using the Coptic stitch bookbinding method. Coptic binding results in a spine that opens completely, so your book will lay flat. The sewn binding is refined enough to be a decorative element on a finished book, or it can be covered by a hard binding. You have the option to continue your bookbinding education in the next class! Beer, wine, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. These classes are designed to guide beginners as well as bring new skills to experienced artists and crafters. Register online or by calling 303-651-8374.

Longmont Musuem, 400 Quali Rd., Longmont
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Cost: $40

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, Radiohead is one of the most creative and unique musical acts in the world. Tap into the clever and influential stylings of the band for a mind-bending show at Fiske!

This is not your parent’s laser show! Our cutting-edge projection system from Laser Fantasy mesmerizes your eyes with vibrant colors cutting their way through the fog to our 360-degree wrap around screen – all while our laser engineers fly you through the universe in beat to your favorite jams including Airbag, The Bends, High and Dry, Pyramid Song and Karma Police!

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian hip-hop music producer and recording artist. Born and raised in Toronto, both of his parents were born in Punjab, India, and later settled in Canada.

Nav started making music while he was in third grade in school.  In mid-2015, he made low-key contributions to Drake’s hit single ‘Back to Back.’ He began his own journey through the platform known as ‘SoundCloud,’ a social media site where budding musicians can share their creations with the rest of the world. Nav has claimed that many of his songs have drugs, sex, and depression as their themes, as these topics are usually not talked about in Indian homes.

Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $39.50-$59.50 

Acting is a unique pursuit that needs talented and gifted professionals of all ages, which makes young actors a critical part of the film, television, commercial and theatre industries. Acting classes are vital for supporting aspiring young actors in honing their natural talents while preparing them to enter an actual on-stage production – Jesters has acting classes for kids and teens that can help inspired students learn their craft and star in plays and musicals at the Jesters Theater!

Jesters Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
Various Times (Usually Wednesdays and Thursdays) 
Cost: $300

Thursday-Sunday, March 9-12

Part crime-comedy, part telenovela, and 100% chistoso, the play centers on Mariana and her impromptu support system, including her intern Carolina, a young police officer named Juan, and her mother Estella, a larger-than-life film and television star who insists on saving the show.

Stylish and vibrant, this world premiere play offers a light-hearted look at the struggles many Latinas go through to gain entry into cultural and artistic spaces that have historically excluded them. It examines Latinx representation in the media, the fears and uncertainties of adulthood, art as an industry, love, and family. And through it all, you won’t stop laughing — or dancing — in your seat!

Singleton Theater, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 1:30 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$65

No matter where you live, the ups and downs of married life are universal. For a middle-aged American couple traveling to Egypt on a business trip-slash-vacation, their relationship is put to the test when an old connection leads to new temptation. As the eager tourists strive to connect with Egyptian culture in an authentic way, they end up getting more than they bargained for as long-dormant marital issues begin to percolate. Drawing from the political, cultural, and religious realities of living in the region, this quick-witted dramedy set in the heat of Cairo pits loyalty against attraction as its characters grapple with the ever-changing struggle of staying committed to their partners.

Kilstrom Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri. & Sun., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$65

Friday, March 10

Take a zany ride on this journey of self-discovery with Wendy and friends as they travel through space and time, on stage and screens, morphing body parts and other’s hearts to find her way home. Part stand-up, part sketch, part therapy, part absurd, and cosmetic surgery. STITCHES is an 80-minute emotional roller coaster of truth and transformation.

Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$25

Often referred to as ‘one of the biggest stars of the new millennium’, four-time Grammy Award winning rapper and actor Nelly began his musical career in high school. This pop-rapper is savvy and has a distinctive and unique crossover appeal that makes him immensely popular among his fans.

He made his debut with the album, ‘Country Grammar’, which catapulted his career to great heights.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15-$18

Friday-Saturday, March 10-11

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. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.”

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
Sat., 6:00 p.m., Sun., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $70
Info: 303-449-6000, ext. 4

Friday-Sunday, March 10-12

The Foreigner is a fun, two-act comedy by American playwright Larry Shue. The story takes place in a fishing lodge in rural Tilghman County, Georgia where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. The shy Charlie agreed to accompany Froggy on the trip after his sick wife begged him to go. When people at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, however, he remains silent: he is terribly shy, depressed about his wife’s illness, and cannot find the words to reply. Froggy claims that Charlie cannot talk because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country and does not understand English. Taking the explanation that he’s a non-English speaker as fact, the lodge’s guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie soon discovers scandals amongst some of the residents of the lodge.

Jesters Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$50

Saturday, March 11

This workshop will be a hands-on activity of making art and connecting with others. Participants will carve soft linoleum blocks with an image or symbol of their choice, or something inspired by the exhibition. There will be an option to collaborate on the carving, either in the design phase or swapping blocks part way through the carving process.

Participants will ink up and print the blocks onto postcard-sized paper making multiple prints, collaborating during the printing process, adding layers and additional elements from each other’s blocks. Last, the artists will exchange prints with one another, leaving the workshop with a handful of collaborative and inspiring postcard-sized prints.

The Vandeveer Workshop, Rm 220, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $35-$45

Boulder Ballet School presents Storybook Ballet: Adventures Through Wonderland. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we are excited to share a unique, new take on this classic tale. Get to know the many traditional characters and a few new creatures along with some twists and turns as they dance through Alice’s favorite place, Wonderland!

This production is appropriate for the whole family and is a great way to introduce young ones to ballet.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
2:00 p.m.
Admission: $22.60-$32.90
Info: 303-440-7826

Sunday, March 12

Flogging Molly is Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), and Mike Alonso (drums, percussion).  Starting out as the house band for Molly Malone’s in Los Angeles and building a loyal following through endless touring, Flogging Molly has become a staple in the punk scene over the past 20-plus years, kicking off with its riotous debut, Swagger, and continuing through their five additional studio albums. With numerous late-night television appearances under their belt, a sold-out Salty Dog Cruise through the Caribbean, and a yearly St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Los Angeles, the band released their seventh full-length album, Anthem, last September via Rise Records.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$50
Phone: 303-786-7030

Next Week: Tuesday-Sunday, March 14-19

Tony®-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific and The King and I bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.

The original production won 10 Tony Awards, including a special Tony for becoming the longest-running Broadway musical of all time. You’ll be there when the sun rises on this new production, with stunning movement and dance from acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins. A wonderful cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life,” FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Buell Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Tues.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$65

Wednesday, March 15

Thom LaFond’s music is danceable, but with depth in the craft of songwriting Thom’s approach to music is to deliver pure emotion, tangled in rhythms for the dance-floor. Fans of Tom Waits, Andrew Bird, & Elliott Smith may appreciate the sonic and lyrical worlds that Thom creates. Transplanted from NY to Nederland, CO, LaFond is actively producing, performing, and touring nationally with his quartet Banshee Tree.

Fruta Brutal emerged from Martín Better Longo’s search for a musical identity as an Ecuadorian who immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. During his college years, spent in the bustling music scene of New Orleans and extensively traveling through South America, Martín was exposed to various subversive musical movements, including Brazil’s Tropicália and Argentina’s iconic rock, which would inspire Fruta Brutal’s bilingual repertoire. Martín’s latest single, Cultura Vampira, released with Denver’s Soundbreaker Records, showcases his eclectic sound that mixes popular Latin American rhythms with indie rock pop.

Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20
Info: 303-665-0599

Wednesday-Thursday, March 15-16

Widely considered a feminist icon, Grammy winner Ani DiFranco is the mother of the DIY movement, being one of the first artists to create her own record label in 1990. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her collaborators have included everyone from Utah Phillips to legendary R&B saxophonist Maceo Parker to Prince. She has shared stages with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Bon Iver, Brand Carlile, Billy Bragg, Michael Franti, Chuck D., and many more. 

As an iconic songwriter and social activist, she has been the inspiration for woman artists and entrepreneurs for over two decades. She has been featured on the covers of SPIN, Ms., Relix, High Times, and many others for her music and activism. She is the idol of empowered women who came of age in the 90s and continues to bring younger fans into her fold. 

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$50
Phone: 303-786-7030

Friday-Sunday , March 17-19

Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancees, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a nun and priest, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

Longmont Performing Arts Center, 513 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $32-$33

Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19

Made in American Part 2- Art of Influence: Enjoy this varied program of music that shaped the American sound, from the lively music of Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas and the dulcet tones of George Gershwin’s Lullaby, to Aaron Copland’s jazz influenced clarinet concerto featuring returning clarinet soloist Jason Shafer alongside French composer Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.; Sun., 4:00 p.m.
Tickets: $1o-$39

Small Town Vibe, Big City Access

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 Boulder Creek. Priced from the $500s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!