Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, August 10 and Beyond!
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Foreigner, Craig Ferguson and the Colorado Brazil Fest!

This weekend you can book animal sanctuary tours, order peaches from Palisade, and enjoy musicals and plays, concerts and comedians  — with various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, August 10 

Palisade Peaches For SaleFRESH COLORADO PEACHES FROM PALISADE are being brought to you once again by the Broomfield High School Family and Consumer Science Department (FACS).  20 lb boxes of fresh Colorado peaches will be sold for $55.00 each. 1/2 boxes are available for $30 each.  To pre-order your peaches complete the order form and payment (PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED TO RESERVE PEACHES) Questions? E-mail: Quantities are limited. An email will be sent to all those who pre-paid once the pick-up date and time is set.

Broomfield High School, 1 Eagle Way, Broomfield
Peach Pickup TBA

Shakespeare Festival Much Ado About NothingBeatrice and Benedick love to bicker. The only thing they might learn to love more? Each other. (They just don’t know it yet!) In this rollicking lampoon of relationships, romance, and the influence of town gossip, Shakespeare delivers a near-perfect enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy.

Since 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with professional theatre on the CU Boulder campus. Complete your Colorado summer with Shakespeare under the stars in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre—complimentary seatbacks included.

Hellems Arts & Sciences, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU Campus, Boulder
7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $34-$90

Two Guvnors - PR PhotoBrighton, England. The swinging 60s. Hilarity and hijinks ensue when Francis Henshall, fired from a skiffle band and in search of new work, finds himself employed by a woman (posing as her mobster brother) and by her boyfriend (who is hiding from that brother). How long can Francis keep them apart? Featuring live music and uproarious fun, Richard Bean’s adaptation of “The Servant of Two Masters” delivers a fresh spin on a farcical commedia classic.

Roe Green Theatre, CU Campus, Boulder
7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $20-$73

River Mann with Wyatt EspalinWhether you are a boat lost at sea or a soul in need of warmth, River Mann is here to ferry you across the waters. Led by singer-songwriter William Thomas, this exciting new project out of Boulder, Colorado will move you through sound, story and the subconscious. Taking inspiration from American roots music, Irish folk, progressive rock, classical music and more, River Mann will keep you on your toes. Full of heart and spirit, this is music exclusively for humans. The River Mann sound is defined not only by Will’s poetic songwriting but, also by the creative and soulful lead instrumentalists Madalyn McCoy (violin) and Gabriel Anthony (slide guitar). Cole Sexton provides the harmonic foundation with his bass, and on the kit—sporting one of the finest mustaches west of the Mississippi—is one of Colorado’s most explosive young drummers, Mr. Benjamin Waterson.

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

Luvin Animal Sanctuary from WebsiteDuring the Connecting Community through Compassion Tour, you will meet all of the residents (10 different species!) of animals at the sanctuary in an immersive one-to-two hour experience. You’re invited to connect with the residents, hear their inspiring stories, and discover the ‘WHY’ of what the sanctuary does.

“A tour of Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary is much more than a fun day spent getting to know our amazing family of rescued animals. In fact, it is nearly impossible to leave without developing a deeper understanding of the unique personalities and complex emotional lives that all animals lead.

Sign up and schedule a tour to learn how the sanctuary workers aim to create a more compassionate and sustainable future for all living beings. As an added bonus, you will be able to see a demonstration of its one-of-a-kind Clicker Play program!

Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary, CR7 between Erie Pkwy and CR10
Various Times
Schedule a Tour

Thursday-Sunday, August 10-13

Brazil Fest 2Colorado Brazil Fest (CBF) is the largest festival of its kind in the Colorado, and also one of the largest in the nation, with 1500-2000 participants each year. With performances by the Boulder Samba School ensemble playing percussion-=based styles of music, Master dancer Dandaha Da Hora, the Brazil Quarter group (high energy, instrumental dance music) and many more native Brazilian dancers, musicians, singers and instrumentalists.

Colorado Brazil Fest is hosted by Boulder Samba School, the leading organization in the state dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Brazilian music, dance, and culture, with a track record of engaging thousands of local residents in performances and educational music programs since its inception in 2009.Check out the schedule of high energy performances over the next four days and nights!

Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder
Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Various Times/Afternoon and Evening
Tickets: $25-$40

Cirque du SoleiKOOZA is an innovative journey viewed through the perspective of The Innocent, an endearing yet naïve clown looking for his place in the world. A mystery item is delivered to The Innocent one day when he is flying his kite. The self-discovery journey of The Innocent, who is miraculously transferred to a bizarre but exotic world, is followed in KOOZA under the watchful eye of an enigmatic trickster with remarkable abilities.

From high above the audience spinning and swinging in all directions, the aerialist’s motion is a combination of high acrobatics performed on silks with breathtaking versatility and athletic talent. You’ll see twin highwiare acts as the aerialists cross diagonally at 15 and 25 feet above the stage, and the wheel of death showcasing one brave performer who hangs onto and tames a giant spinning contraption. It’s all Cirque du Soleil and it’s all entertaining!

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
Various Times
Tickets: From $54

Ruth BrownBefore Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, there was Ruth Brown—the legendary rhythm and blues singer best known for her hits “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean,” “Teardrops from My Eyes” and “5-10-15 Hours.” Her powerhouse voice and sassy squeal brought such worldwide success to Atlantic Records in the 1950’s, it was deemed “the house that Ruth built!”

This intimate cabaret experience explores the life and times of R&B legend Ruth Brown through story and song, accompanied by a five-piece jazz band. Created by and featuring Sheryl McCallum (Disney’s The Lion King on Broadway; Xanadu, Oklahoma, and The Wild Party at the Denver Center) and featuring David Nehls (The Great American Trailer Park Musical, composer/lyricist; Xanadu and The Other Josh Cohen at the Denver Center). Ruth Brown is a pioneer in the development of rock, blues and jazz, a Tony and Grammy award-winner and an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A true original who showed grace and strength with a great sense of humor, Ruth Brown took the stage with as much talent as she did warmth. Here’s to Ruth!

Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$42

Friday, August 11

Art Night Out is a free, family-friendly community event that takes place from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the second Friday, May through September, in Old Town Lafayette. The Art Market, ARTS Lafayette beer and wine garden, children’s activities, and food trucks begin/open at 5:00 p.m. The free concert starts at 6:30 pm. Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, and is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, LURA, Firsthand Markets, and many Lafayette businesses.

Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Rd., Lafayette
4:30-6:00 p.m. Velvet Daydream (Battle of the Bands winner)
6:30-7:30 p.m. Roka Hueka
8:00-9:00 p.m. Thunderboogie

BoDeans emerged out of Waukesha, WI in 1986 with the seminal debut, Love & Hope & Sex & Dreams, produced by T Bone Burnett. Eventually the group would record “Closer To Free,” which famously served as the theme song for the smash hit television series Party of Five. 

With a sought-after discography, their music landed hundreds of television and film placements. Meanwhile, they transformed into a proven live phenomenon as well by supporting the likes of U2, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Tom Petty, The Pretenders, and David Bowie in addition to gracing the bills of Farm Aid, Summerfest, and ACL. BoDeans Group Compilation

Speaking to the group’s legacy, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame permanently entrenched BoDeans in the Midwest Artists exhibit. With countless tunes you know from the first note, rip-roaring gigs you can count on, and a whole lot of energy you’ll take home with you, BoDeans continue to contribute to the American songbook as a tried-and true institution. Founded and led by original frontman, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Kurt Neumann, the band’s catalog consists of generational anthems such as Good Things, You Don’t Get Much, Idaho, and Closer To Free, just to name a few. BoDeans still reflect the soul and spirit of the modern American experience on their fourteenth full-length offering, 4 The Last Time.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$32
Phone: 303-786-7030

Friday-Saturday, August 11-12

On StageAn aging King Lear decides to divide his kingdom among his three daughters, proportionally by who professes to love him most. His plotting comes to catastrophe and sees him cast from his own kingdom.

Shakespeare’s tumultuous tragedy explores speaking truth to power, the cost of grievous mistakes, and whether it’s ever too late for redemption.

Hellems Arts & Sciences, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, CU Campus, Boulder
7:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $27-$87
Info: 303-492-8008

Saturday, August 12

Erie Farmer's Market from FB PageDon’t miss this month’s offerings at the Farmer’s Market in Erie. You’ll find organic foods, baked goods, arts and crafts, fresh flowers, herbs, vegetables of every size, color, kind and variety, honey from local beekeepers, jams and jellies, nuts and plants. The vendors here accept credit cards and supplemental nutrition assistance program vouchers.

Farmer’s Market, 515 Briggs St., Erie
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Myth AdventJoin fellow hikers on a fantastical romp along the trail to explore tales of humanity’s quest for mastering the mysteries of the world around us, explaining the unexplainable, and finding meaning in the mystical.  We promise you won’t wanna myth this one!

Check in and meet at the picnic pavilion behind the Chautauqua Auditorium.  The hikes are usually at a moderate level/pace and last no more than two hours.  When you first arrive, you will be greeted by your hiking guide who will lead the way down the trail to each scene location.  Once you arrive at a scene location, you can sit back and relax and watch a scene from the production.  Once the scene is complete, everyone will gather up their things and hike to the next location.

During an Arts in the Open production, you will be hiking along a moderate trail.  We encourage all audience members to wear proper hiking attire and shoes

Bring: Weather-appropriate clothing, water, snacks, hats, umbrellas, sunscreen, and blankets to sit on and/or lightweight camping chairs.  There will be water and granola bars available for a suggested donation.

Chatauqua Auditorium Picnic Pavilion, 198 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
10:00 a.m.
Reservation: $21
INFO: 303-440-7666

Lumonics Image from Dairy Arts WebsiteLumonics, co-founded by Dorothy Tanner and Mel Tanner, is one of the pioneering light art projects in the country. Their unique art form combines elements of light, music, and sculptures to create captivating and immersive experiences for an audience.

In this special presentation created for the Carsen Theatre, the event begins with a short documentary, which provides insights into the history, inspiration, and creative process behind Lumonics. It offers a deeper understanding of the artists’ vision and their journey in developing the art form.

Overall, this special presentation offers a unique opportunity for the audience to witness and participate in an art form, where light, music, and sculptures converge to create a truly unforgettable experience. **WARNING: This event contains flashing lights and sounds and may potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Viewer discretion is advised.

Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
1:00 p.m.
Admission: $17-$20
Info: 303-440-7826

Sunday, August 13

Michelle Wolf Comedy Works SitePerforming to sold out crowds, there is one show left with tickets this weekend to see Michelle Wolf who has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape. The Village Voice is calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” Her most recent Netflix special, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show received high praise and her first hour-long stand-up special, Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, which premiered on HBO in 2017, garnered rave reviews and a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.

In 2018, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner. Wolf’s other television credits include being an on-air contributor and writer for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45

Next Week: Wednesday, August 16

Mick Jones From Foreigner WebsiteThe architect behind Foreigner’s smash hits, Mick Jones, has crafted some of rock music’s most enduring songs and produced 10 multi-platinum albums. Grammy and Golden Globe nominated songwriter, performer and producer, Mick first began playing guitar in his early teens.

“My initial musical vision for Foreigner was to combine Blues and R&B with British Rock and make it sound soulful and authentic,” says Jones. “I’d grown up in England and had the English influence, but I was also inspired by many elements of American music, from Mississippi Blues to Country and Western. Foreigner was the vehicle to get that musical blend across.”

Their biggest hit single, “I Want to Know What Love Is”, topped the United Kingdom and United States charts among others. They are one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records, including 37.5 million records in the US. Other memorable hits include Feels Like the First Time, Cold as Ice, Hot Blooded and Waiting for a Girl Like You.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $14.75

Wednesday-Sunday, August 16-20

Jagged Little Pill Promo PhotoJoy, love, heartache, strength, wisdom, catharsis, LIFE—everything we’ve been waiting to see in a Broadway show— is here in the exhilarating, fearless new musical based on Alanis Morissette’s world-changing music.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin, 1776) with a Tony-winning book by Diablo Cody (Juno) and Grammy-winning score, this electrifying production about a perfectly imperfect American family “vaults the audience to its collective feet” (The Guardian). “Redemptive, rousing and real, JAGGED LITTLE PILL stands alongside the original musicals that have sustained the best hopes of Broadway.” (The New York Times)

You live, you learn, you remember what it’s like to feel truly human… at Jagged Little Pill.

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
Afternoons and Evenings 
Tickets: $35-$120
INFO: 720-865-4220

Thursday, August 17

Music NotesThere is free music in the Dairy Arts Center lobby every third Thursday of the month! Music is provided by Parlando School of Musical Arts. Come enjoy some live music and refreshments from the cafe! All are welcome!

MacMillan Family Lobby, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
6:30 p.m.

Thursday-Friday, August 17-18

Craig Ferguson Comedy Works SiteCraig Ferguson is a multiple Grammy nominated, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian with a diverse career that encompasses film, television and the stage. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has recorded numerous stand-up specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central and Amazon.

The wildly popular Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson ran on CBS for ten years and remains a cult favorite on YouTube racking up millions of views every year.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Ferguson got his start on ABC’s The Drew Carey Show, playing Drew Carey’s boss, ‘Nigel Wick,’ from 1996-2003. Ferguson has gone on to write feature films like The Big Tease and Saving Grace.

Ferguson has achieved notable success on the North American comedy circuit and has performed to sold-out theaters all across the country. He has five widely acclaimed stand-up comedy specials

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $40-$50
Phone: 303-786-7030

Thursday-Saturday, August 17-19

Mimesis Doc Festival 1The Mimesis Documentary Festival is an artist-focused event encompassing short, feature, and expanded nonfiction ranging from traditional, experimental, ethnographic, and regional documentaries. You can follow a family in flux in a region of Myanmar, or a woman returning to Costa Rica to reconnect with her father, or a film that explores ideas of virtual reality. Mexican Ethiopian Artist in Focus: Jessica Beshire’s works are showcased –the Faya Dayi work of “trance-state cinema” and her early unforgettable debuts as a filmmaker and storyteller.  

The festival organizers focus on personal, underrepresented, and culturally specific subjects that offer the most profound experiences of art made from life. Mimesis is a not-for-profit initiative of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media to create and foster a local, regional, and international network of documentary artists and scholars. The center is artist-focused, community-oriented, and committed to providing a platform for the infinite potential of nonfiction media. 

Various Times and Locations

Thursday-Sunday, August 17-20

Hero Image - Midsummer Night's DreamGenerally considered the most famous of Shakespeare’s comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has been enchanting audiences for generations. Four young lovers, looking to escape their parents’ tyrannical rule, flee to a magical forest inhabited by two feuding fairies. Chaos ensues when the most mischievous fairy, Puck, makes a gravely comical mistake. Throw in a bumbling group of day laborer’swho fancy themselves famous actors and you’ve got yourself a party. Join Phamaly’s triumphant return to the DCPA with its first ever fully produced Shakespearian comedy – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The Dorota & Kevin Kilstrom Theatre, DCPA COMPLEX, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$40

Friday, August 18

Movie Shrek Food & Flick Fridays in Firestone have become the premier summertime fun event. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and family for a fun Friday night. Event attendees are welcome to start the evening by enjoying scrumptious fare from a variety of full-fledged mobile restaurants. In addition to the food trucks, the evening will include various themed activities and booth vendors set-up around the park. Food: Butcher and the Blonde, Cilantro & Lime, Waffle Cakes; Flick: “Shrek”  Rated PG  (Run Time: 1 hour, 29 minutes)

Settlers Park, 11447 Deerfield Dr., Firestone
6:00-9:00 p.m.: Food Trucks / Games Begin
Dusk: Movie Starts

Facebook Photo Leo KotkeAcoustic guitarist Leo Kottke was born in Athens, Georgia, but left town after a year and a half. Raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both violin and trombone, before abandoning Stravinsky for the guitar at age 11.

After adding a love for the country-blues of Mississippi John Hurt to the music of John Phillip Sousa and Preston Epps, Kottke joined the Navy underage, to be underwater, and eventually lost some hearing shooting at lightbulbs in the Atlantic while serving on the USS Halfbeak, a diesel submarine.

After sending tapes to guitarist John Fahey, Kottke was signed to Fahey’s Takoma label, releasing what has come to be called the Armadillo record. Kottke’s 1971 major-label debut, “Mudlark,” positioned him somewhat uneasily in the singer/songwriter vein, despite his own wishes to remain an instrumental performer. Kottke flourished during the 70s with records like “Greenhouse” and 1973’s live “My Feet Are Smiling” and “Ice Water” found him branching out with guest musicians and honing his guitar technique. Kottke has been awarded two Grammy nominations; a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music at the U of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.JULIAN LAGE PR Photo

Hailed as one of the most prodigious guitarists of his generation and “highest category of improvising musicians” (New Yorker), Julian Lage has spent more than a decade searching through the myriad strains of American musical history via impeccable technique, free association and a spirit of infinite possibility. The California-born New York-based musician boasts a prolific resume on his own accord in addition to collaborating with Gary Burton and John Zorn, as well as duo projects with Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge and Fred Hersch, among others.

Chatauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18-$75
INFO: 303-440-7666

Sam Smith Ball Arena Tickets PageSam Smith, the singer whose single STAY WITH ME soared to number two in the U.S. in 2014, has been kicking up controversy for his raunchy videos, and most recently his “satanic” performance at the Grammys this year. He’ll be performing at the Ball Arena.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $30

Saturday, August 19

Thomas Rhett FB Page PhotoThe son of veteran country hitmaker Rhett Akins, Thomas Rhett has built a superstar career of his own since 2012, becoming a household name with his Grammy-nominated ballad Die a Happy Man. He and Reba McEntire, Chris Tomlin and Keith Urban sang together on Be a Light in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. Rhett’s six albums have produces 21 singles on Billboard Hot Country with 17 reaching No. 1 position on Country Airplay charts, including, It Goes Like This, Marry Me and Get Me Some of That.

Rhett has toured with Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and Brett Eldredge, and has headlined his own arena tours.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Starting at $39.50

Life on the Hill – in Erie

Siblings playing soccer in fieldIsn’t it time you discovered one of the fastest growing master-planned communities of in Northern Colorado? Colliers Hill has so many exciting amenities to offer new home buyers! And for things to do — whether five minutes away in Erie, or 20 minutes away in Boulder, there are happenings each and every weekend. If you don’t live here yet, check out the stunning model homes from Richmond American Homes and Boulder Creek. Priced from the $600s.