Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, August 24 and Beyond!
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LL Cool J, Mo Amer and Jurassic World Live!

This weekend you can enjoy concerts 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, August 24 

The Tribute Beatles“1964 THE TRIBUTE” focuses on the quintessential moment in history, when The Beatles actually played before a LIVE audience.  The Beatles toured the world in the early 1960’s, but now only a  precious few remain who actually saw them LIVE. Who actually felt the “mania” that brought them to world acclaim. Today, all that remains are a few scant memories and some captured images in pictures and on poor quality film and video.

“1964” meticulously re-creates the “MAGIC” of those LIVE Beatles’ performances with artful precision and unerring accuracy.
For those that never saw The Beatles LIVE and always wanted to know what it must have been like…this is as close as anyone could possibly get to…FEELING the MAGIC!

For over 40 years, “1964” has thrilled audiences with what is considered to be the most authentic and endearing tribute to The Beatles. This has been accomplished by a  steady and  consistent cast of talented professional musicians, who painstakingly recreate the look, feel and note for note sound of an actual LIVE Beatles performance.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $69

Thursday-Sunday, August 24-27

Before 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

Joy, 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 
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$120
INFO: 720-865-4220

Generally 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 25

Colorado Native is one of the only Native American comedy showcases in the country and it is built on a simple premise: Natives are funny. Creative Nations brings the best in Indigenous comedic talent from all over Turtle Island for a night of gut busting and culture sharing. Headlined by Choctaw comedian Sienna East (Clone High, Real Sex Lives of College Girls) and hosted by Joshua Emerson (Navajo). Come out and see some of the funniest Indigenous people in the world! (For ages 21 and over).

Dairy Arts Center, Sacred Spaces, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00-8:00 p.m
Admission: $10-$15
Info: 303-440-7826

Ziggy Alberts is an Australian singer-songwriter and author who has established himself as one of Australia’s leading independent artists. His genuine grassroots story has lifted his artistry into universal acclaim, captivating audiences across the globe – a testament to his song writing ability and powerful live performance.

Founder of his own independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. 

With over 1.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, global show sizes on the continuous rise and praise from the likes of Billboard Magazine, American Songwriter, Ear Milk and Clash UK, there is no doubt this will be Ziggy Alberts’ year. 

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

Friday-Sunday, August 25-27

This classic story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results. This is an entertaining student production, fun for the whole family.

Jester’s Dinner Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 show only ($20 additional for dinner)

Saturday, August 26

Come take a breath with Oracle Performance Ensemble this August at The Dairy ARTS Center. Oracle Performance Ensemble began in 2005 with the desire to perform its art, a fusion of dance and color-guard.

After taking a breath for a few years, Oracle Performance Ensemble is back for an inspiring evening of Color Guard and Dance at the beautiful Dairy ARTS Center in. This will be its 13th stage production and OPE is proud to present – Inhale/Exhale– a stunning celebration of movement in artistry, with nine brand new pieces, set by one of the Dairy Arts’ favorite and talented team of choreographers.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $22
Info: 303-440-7826

Gabby Gutierrez-Reed is a Colorado-based comedian who relates to people through her playfully confessional jokes. She has been in High Plains Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, Alaska B4UDie Festival, 10,000 Laughs Festival, Limestone Comedy Fest and is the undefeated five-time champion of You Look Like at Loonees Comedy Corner. She co-hosts a monthly showcase called Firecracker Comedy Show at a really freakin’ cool tattoo shop in Denver. She’s been on Adult Swim, Funny or Die and in her spare time, she gets lost in bouts of existential dread. Things are looking up!

Filling out the bill are these Colorado comics, some of whom used to live somewhere else, but all of whom have been very funny since coming to our state. Kyle Pogue, Haley Driscoll, Greg Cherry, Brian Sullivan, and Ron Melamed. And the wonderful Zoe Rogers will host.

Dairy Arts Center, Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
8:30-10:00 p.m.
Admission: $15
Info: 303-440-7826

The Dairy Arts Center, CU, and the Renee Crown Wellness Institute present the next event in the Deeply Rooted Series: ‘Le Fonk Arabi’ with Donna Mejia – North Africa and The Arab world through ballistic beats and Hip Hop International transnational dance artist Donna Mejia (CU Boulder, Assistant Professor of Dance) will teach her distinctive dance classes for movers unafraid of expressiveness, hardcore rhythms, hip work, athletic challenge, and attentive body work. 

Her practice begins with yoga and somatic science work, then upgrades to ballistic beats and spirited movement. Donna’s signature style features North African, Arabian, Hip Hop and Contemporary Dance in dialog with Hip Hop, Funk and Electronic Music. Please bring a yoga mat for warmup and wear clothes you can move in. Adaptations will be offered for all bodies to wish to join!

Dairy Arts Center, MacMillan Family Lobby, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
10:00 p.m.
Admission: $10-$30
Info: 303-440-7826

Saturday-Sunday, August 26-27

The Evergreen Fine Arts Festival is located in the beautiful town of Evergreen, CO. This free fine art festival was started and continues to be run by artists, for artists through the Evergreen Artists Association, a non-profit organization that has provided the mountain community with cultural events for over fifty years. There is free parking with a shuttle located at both Bergen Meadow Elementary and Evergreen Middle School. Free handicapped parking is located on-site. There will be live music, food trucks, kids activities and libations. Fun for the whole family!

Buchanan Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trl., Evergreen
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE (and free parking with shuttle)

Sunday, August 27

Spaced Out 2: Explore The Cosmos is an exciting event for space and astronomy enthusiasts of all ages! Featuring multiple speakers from SWRI, NIST, and Ball Aerospace, interactive exhibits, and engaging activities. This family-friendly event will take you on a journey through the cosmos and beyond. Learn about the latest advancements in space exploration, discover new galaxies and stars, and explore the mysteries of the universe. Bring your questions for our expert panelists including Dr. Phil Plait (author, Under Alien Skies), physicist Dr. Hannes Hubmayr, and MacKenzie Ferrie and engage in hands-on activities that will inspire and educate. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the cosmos with your family and friends.

Chatauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
3:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19.50-$29.50
INFO: 303-440-7666

Next Week: Tuesday, August 29

One of hip-hop’s longest-running successes, LL Cool J arrived at the dawn of the genre as a fresh-faced b-boy and spent the ensuing decades consistently evolving and expanding the range of his talents. Streetwise and romantic early rap hits in the ’80s gave way to more versatile musical approaches and mainstream breakthroughs in the ’90s and 2000s with multimillion-selling albums like 1990’s Mama Said Knock You Out. 

LL transitioned from rap superstar to multifaceted Renaissance man as the years went on, establishing himself as an actor, author, philanthropist, and music industry insider alongside his work as an artist. In addition to winning multiple Grammys for his music, LL Cool J was the recipient of the NAACP Image Award and a Kennedy Center Honoree, all while appearing in dozens of films and maintaining a television role on the crime drama series NCIS: Los Angeles and hosting the competitive reality show Lip Sync Battle. In 2021, Cool J was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, recognized for his musical output that helped shape rap on the whole.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25

Wednesday, August 30

Over a year after Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz of Watchhouse (formerly known as Mandolin Orange) reintroduced themselves on their 2021 self-titled LPIt’s a project that captures the fundamental power of Watchhouse: two singers and musicians with profound chemistry, performing earnest yet masterfully crafted songs that encompass the unknowable mysteries, existential heartbreak, and communal joys of modern life.

Starting over a decade ago playing coffee shops and local restaurants around North Carolina, Watchhouse is a grassroots success story that’s been driven by Marlin’s poignant songwriting. They’ve sold out iconic venues (Red Rocks, Ryman Auditorium) and attract hundreds of millions of streams while producing exploratory music that “redefines roots music for a younger generation” (Washington Post). Last year was filled with many performances including the American Acoustic Tour with Punch Brothers, headlining shows across the US.

Chatauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Dr., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28-$58
INFO: 303-440-7666

Thursday, August 31

In this introductory class, you will learn the characteristics of glass and how heat transforms it into something so beautiful. We’ll give you a comprehensive look at all of the materials and tools available to you at our studio, and we’ll guide you through the planning and design of your piece. Your project will be fired and ready for you in approximately one week.

Crackpots Pottery Studio, 505 Main St., Longmont
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $15

Tab Benoit is a Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and guitarist who has built a remarkable 30+ year career on the foundation of his gritty and soulful Delta swamp blues, acquiring a devoted legion of fans along the way, as well as 5 Blues Music Awards, including BB King Entertainer of the Year (twice) and an induction into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. He has recorded and/or performed with Junior Wells, George Porter Jr, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Billy Joe Shaver, Maria Muldaur, James Cotton, Cyril Neville, Kenny Aronoff, Allen Toussaint, Kim Wilson, Jimmy Thackery, Charlie Musslewhite, Kenny Neal, Chris Layton, Ivan Neville, Jimmy Hall, Jim Lauderdale, Anders Osborne, and Alvin Youngblood Hart to name a bunch! 

Tab’s accomplishments as a musician are matched only by his devotion to the environmental health of his native Louisiana wetlands. Benoit is the founder and driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to preserve the coastal waters of his home state. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to protect and restore the wetlands.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27-$37
Phone: 303-786-7030

Music NotesThis event is a family-friendly series of performances featuring some of the best local voices, as well as the Arts HUB Singers! Admission is donation-based, so you pay what you can at the door and enjoy an evening of song!

The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Donation-based

Thursday-Saturday, August 31-September 2

Mohammed “Mo” Amer is a Palestinian-American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer from Houston, Texas.
He can currently be seen starring in the semi-autobiographical, hit series MO on Netflix. Amer plays “Mo Najjar,” a struggling Palestinian refugee seeking asylum in Texas, where he has lived for over two decades. The show peaked “Top Ten” on the platform both domestically and internationally, and critics certified the show ‘100% fresh’ on Rotten Tomatoes. Additionally, Mo co-stars alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the DC Comics tentpole superhero film Black Adam.

He has performed tours in over 27 countries on five continents, including Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Bahrain. Beyond his series, Mo also has two one-hour comedy specials on Netflix: Mo Amer: The Vagabond (2018) and Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas (2021). In 2018, Amer joined the cast of the Golden Globe Award-winning Hulu show RAMY (starring Ramy Youssef), as a series regular. The third season of the show premiered in the Fall of 2022 to rave reviews.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat. 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$50
Phone: 720-274-6800

Friday, September 1

Winner of seven Tony Awards, A Little Night Music has inspired decades of theatre-lovers with its masterful music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (CompanyWest Side Story), an unforgettable book by Hugh Wheeler (CandideSweeney Todd), and its iconic number, “Send in the Clowns.”

Love makes fools of us all. Lean into the comedy of it with A Little Night Music, which traces the plotting, flirting, and foibles of three affluent couples in circa-1900 Sweden. In the perpetual twilight of the Nordic summer, lovers waltz in and out of each other’s lives and arms during a weekend romp in the country.

Join the DCPA Theatre Company for a lighthearted, airy production of one of Sondheim’s most beloved musicals!

Marvin & Judi Wolf Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Fri.-Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$42

Friday-Sunday, September 1-3

Jurassic World comes to life in an action-packed, live arena show!
Your trip to Isla Nublar takes a terrifying turn after the Indominus rex escapes and causes chaos in the park! Join forces with a team of scientists to unravel a corrupt plan and save Jeanie, a Troodon dinosaur, from a terrible fate. Along the way, experience some of Jurassic World’s most iconic dinosaurs including Blue the Raptor, the mighty T. rex and more!

Get your Jurassic World Live Tour adventure started with a special preshow experience. Get up close and personal with some of your favorite Jurassic World dinosaurs and vehicles and it’s included with your ticket! This special preshow experience includes photo opportunities with:
• Triceratops
• Stegosaurus
• Baby Bumpy
• Jurassic World Jeep
• Gyrosphere
The preshow experience starts one (1) hour before showtime.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25

Friday-Saturday, September 1-2

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