Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, November 2 and Beyond!
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Lauryn Hill, Adam Lambert and the Jewish Film Festival!

Remember Lauryn Hill? She’s back with the Fugees in Boulder this weekend and so is Meshell Ndegeocello – two world class artists. Queen will be at the Ball Arena with Adam Lambert, and the Jewish Film Festival begins this weekend. You can enjoy classes and performances, comedy and film, ethnic festivals and more — with various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, November 2

Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday Night classes for adults. 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. This season we are highlighting natural materials inspired by our “agriCULTURE” exhibit. Natural fibers like cotton are primarily used in the vintage-revival crafting style of macramé. Learn a few basic knots to create a macramé wristlet keychain and give you the foundation for larger macramé projects.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$18
Info: 303-651-8374

Featuring Grupo Huitzilopochtli Danza Azteca, Las Dahlias and Los Mocochetes! Immerse yourself in the Noche de Museo, an evening of live performances in celebration of Día de Muertos that will span the ages, from ancient Aztecan dance to contemporary Chicano Funk. An annual community celebration of a centuries’ old Mexican tradition that has quickly become part of the cultural fabric of Longmont! Co-presented with the Longmont Multicultural Action Committee.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$18
Info: 303-651-8374

Lauryn Hill broke through with multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning group , but with her 1998 solo debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, the singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer established herself as a creative force on her own. She successfully integrated rap, soul, and reggae into a singular sound. Eclectic, uplifting, and empowering, the album was often cited by younger artists as a touchstone. Following its success, Hill was something of an enigma, her recorded output limited to a live set, scattered compilation appearances, and a handful of collaborations. and erratic performances, did not lessen the impact of her work.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $70

Acclaimed GRAMMY-winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello makes her Blue Note Records debut with The Omnichord Real Book, a visionary, expansive, and deeply jazz-influenced album that marks the start of a new chapter in her trailblazing career. Following her 2018 covers album Ventriloquism, Meshell returns with an album of new original material that taps into a broad spectrum of her musical roots. 

Meshell first appeared on a Blue Note record a decade ago with her stunning feature on “The Consequences of Jealousy” from Robert Glasper’s GRAMMY-winning 2012 album Black Radio. Two years later she collaborated with Jason Moran on ALL RISE, a vibrant reimagination of Fats Waller’s music where Meshell was both featured vocalist and producer. Reflecting upon time spent with her parents’ record collection during her childhood, Meshell recalls “I loved going through the records and seeing the Blue Note insignia. I stay away from the word ‘Jazz,’ it’s a really heavy word, but I am so moved to be on a label that is about self-expression.”

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $55
Phone: 303-786-7030

ALO stands for Animal Liberation Orchestra—because music liberates the inner animal, of course. As liberated as they come, Zach Gill, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz, and Steve Adams have certainly been at this a long time. The trio met while still pre-teens in Saratoga, California, where they quickly connected through their love of music and sound.  These guys have played with everybody. From royalty like Phil Lesh and members of the Grateful Dead to SoCal surf-troubadour Jack Johnson, if the show happened in California, you’ll almost always find one of them in the corner of the shot and, sometimes, even in the center.

But you don’t really hear it all until you hear them together. And it urges repeat listening, because it’s a rich stew that ALO calls “jam-pop,” and the description is apt. Meticulously crafted, hooky and accessible compositions laced with improvisational departures. There is always intention, momentum, and a patience and confidence that can only be wrought from a quarter century of collaboration and water under the bridge.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25

Thursday-Sunday, November 2-5

A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship, and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited decades ago.

For nearly 25 years, people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story, and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show.

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


Denver Gazette

Back at Boulder’s Dinner Theater for an encore performance: Fiddler on the Roof! This is such a popular musical sometimes tickets get snatched up early and are sold out (like this Saturday and next Sunday!) But there are plenty of other performances available, including on New Year’s Eve!

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman (played by BDT legend Wayne Kennedy), and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
Thurs./Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $75
Info: 303-449-6000, ext. 4

With Israel in the news of late, this timely 10-day festival brings the best in world cinema to Boulder, exploring the human experience and eliciting insights into Jewish life around the world and throughout history. Community connections are fostered as attendees engage in conversation following every screening–a unique component in the film festival world. It allows everyone to learn with and from each other, to enhance our appreciation of cinema together, and to enjoy each other’s thoughts and company.

This year the Boulder Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) presents a special film series to enhance audience understanding of life in the shtetl, Vanished World, as well as a five-film celebration of Israel at 75. Included in the series are JUNE ZERO, a coming of age story; BARREN, a test of faith for an Orthodox couple struggling with infertility, 1341 FRAMES OF LOVE AND WAR, depicting Israeli history recorded by celebrated war photographer Micha Bar-Am and FOUR WINTERS: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance and Bravery in WWII.

BJFF is also excited to present the festival’s first silent film – with live music performed by the world’s foremost klezmer violinist, Alicia Svigals.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Nov. 2-Nov. 12 – Various Times
Info: 303-440-7826

“You’ve been given a great gift, George, a chance to see what the world would be like without you.”
The timeless Christmas movie classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, is ready for the stage! See the first 2023 Colorado production of this beautiful, classic holiday story set in a New York 1940s radio station decked out with Christmas trees and – jack o’ lanterns! Five talented actors portraying over 45 characters you know and love in just 99 minutes. You will be in the radio station interacting with our actors as they tell the story. George and Mary, Uncle Billy, Bert & Ernie, Clarence the Angel, Sam Wainwright, Violet, Mr. Potter (boo!), Harry Bailey and, of course, little Zuzu will all be there to bring back memories – or let you experience the magic of this enduring enchanting tale for your very first time! Thursday night’s performance is a Name-Your-Price night and Saturday’s performance will be followed by an informal conversation with the cast and crew.

Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$28 
Info: 303-440-7826

Friday, November 3

With two critically-acclaimed albums under her belt, 2012’s Til The Casket Drops and 2017’s The Storm, ZZ has amassed over 380MM streams, multiple radio hits and has been featured in the LA Times, Complex, FADER, Chicago Tribune, NPR, W, NYLON, USA Today and the New York Times to name a few. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Grammy Award winners, Kendrick Lamar, Fantastic Negrito and Gary Clark,Jr., as well as Fitz and the Tantrums. ZZ has launched multiple, sold out headline tours, performed at high profile festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Made in America, Firefly and appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Good Morning America. Now an independent artist, ZZ Ward has released two new singles including “Tin Cups” with Aloe Blacc and “Baby Don’t” featuring DijahSB.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25

“Advice for Girls” puts a spotlight on the collective experience of women in the ski industry. The film showcases advice from three generations of women in skiing. Each generation reminds women and girls of all ages that they are worthy of success, allowed to take up space, and are extremely valuable to the ski industry. 

With an intersectional cast featuring all types of women – women of color, queer women, women with disabilities, and more – the crew hopes that everyone can find someone in the film to connect to.

“My hope is that the film will help girls skip over some of the limiting beliefs imposed upon past generations of skiers and inspire them to show up as their truest selves,” says producer and athlete Addy Jacobs. Featuring an all-female cast and crew, Advice for Girls is a must-see ski film for any skiing enthusiast.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$29
Phone: 303-786-7030

Friday-Sunday, November 3-5

This is the last weekend you’ll be able to see the story of two bachelors, John ‘Jack’ Worthing and Algernon ‘Algy’ Moncrieff, who create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome lives. They attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men called Ernest. Tickets may be purchase with dinner or for the show only.

Jester’s Dinner Theater, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $19

At Clyde’s, formerly incarcerated individuals cook up meals that range from sublime to soul-crushing. Even as the surly shop owner tries to keep them under her thumb, their kitchen mentor, Montrellous, guides them on a quest to create the perfect sandwich – and reclaim their lives. Through this shared pursuit, each cook must face their demons on their personal journeys towards purpose, self-worth, and even salvation.

Clyde’s is an extraordinary work that dances effortlessly between moments of searing pain and outrageous humor. It’s a work Variety calls “a flavor-bomb of a new comedy.” It’s the sustenance you didn’t know you needed — until now.

Kilstrom Theatre, DCPA COMPLEX, 1101 13th St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$77

Saturday, November 4

Not a tribute, but a rave and AV show that reworks the classic-rock sound of the Mac into a spectrum of electronic genres. Remixes of the hits and plenty of deep-cuts ready for the chiffon-filled dance floor. This is a tunnel-visioned, all-night journey. If you don’t like Fleetwood Mac, Stand Back, Stand Back. Since 2012, DJs Roxanne Roll and Alex Oxley have been hosting their tunnel-visioned event and celebrating the extensive back catalogue of Fleetwood Mac. With a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits they’ve shared their passion with like-minded hedonists at some of the best festivals and clubs in the world. Glastonbury to Robot Heart (Burning Man), from Printworks London to Kantine am de Berghain.

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

Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5

Creative Nations’ Indigenous ArtsMarket is a time for the Native community to come together and showcase their creativity and talent. There will be an array of vendors, live music, traditional dance performances, and panels.

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Info: 303-440-7826

Along with the Arts Market and in partnership with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, the Museum is pleased to present an afternoon of documentaries and short films as selected for inclusion in this year’s Indigenous Film & Arts Festival on the theme of the “good life”. To be followed by audience Q&A moderated by Mervyn Tano president of the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management.

Film line up to be announced.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Must Sign In for Ticket Prices
Info: 303-651-8374

A re-telling of the timeless Christmas classic poem, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is a mini-musical filled with memorable music for the entire family to enjoy. After the Intermission, enjoy A Charlie Brown Christmas, which has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over 55 years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation that celebrates the timeless television classic so the whole family can join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

Longmont Theatre, 513 Main St., Longmont
2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15

Sunday, November 5

Queen + Adam Lambert is a collaboration between the remaining active members of the British band Queen and American vocalist Adam Lambert. Freddie Mercury’s spirit still punctuates performances, but 10 years into the collaboration, Lambert, the American Idol runner-up, pays homage to the late creative genius whose rock catalog is so sprawling and emotive that audiences everywhere can’t wait to enthusiastically sing along.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver

7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Start at $70

Next Week: Tuesday, November 7

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging canon incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together. Over the course of two decades, the 2x GRAMMY® Award winner – and 7x nominee – has crafted a remarkable body of work in progress that prompted the New York Times to hail her for “writing cameo-carved songs that create complete emotional portraits of specific people…her songs have independent lives that continue in your head when the music ends.”

In 2019 her acclaimed release and 10th studio recording which also won a GRAMMY® for Best Folk Album. As always, Griffin’s power lies in how, as writer Holly Gleason observed in Martha’s Vineyard Gazette, “her songs seem to freeze life and truth in amber.”

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$45
Phone: 303-786-7030

Thursday, November 9

Grab a drink and get creative with these Thursday Night classes for adults. 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. This season we are highlighting natural materials inspired by our “agriCULTURE” exhibit.

Learn how to use this hand-stitching technique to enhance your worn clothing with artistry and personality and give it a whole new life!

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Info: 303-651-8374 

Friday, November 10

Enjoy an afternoon of live music in our Stewart Auditorium this fall featuring an eclectic array of musical acts from up and down the Front Range with this monthly series. Come early to explore the “agriCULTURE: Art Inspired by the Land” exhibit, which is free for members.

Blending ancient Eastern melody with Western influence and Latin rhythm, MishMish brings an electrifying Balkan-Arab fusion to Colorado. Their members bring together musical backgrounds in Klezmer, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and samba to weave together a groove-heavy sound that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance.

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
General Admission: $12
Info: 303-651-8374 

UH2BT Presents K Pop Night – a themed pop-up party featuring local dance crews and DJs spinning music by BTS, BLACKPINK, BIGBANG, EXO and more!

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
9:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $17

Saturday, November 11

RunningGobble, Gobble, Gobble, GO!  Sign up to run one of the most scenic, fastest, 10K or 2 mile courses around!  Both races have a variety of male and female age groups and the 10K course also has a Wheelchair Division. Registration starts bright and early at 7:00 a.m. with awards before noon.  Don’t just run for the fun of it, all of the Longmont Turkey Trot proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Recreation Services Youth Scholarship Fund! More details here.

Altona Middle School, 4600 Clover Basin Dr., Longmont
7:00 a.m.
Registration Information

AJ Lee and Blue Summit made their first appearance in Santa Cruz in 2015. Led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, the bluegrass band has performed all over the world, but finds home in California’s Bay Area. 

The latest full length project, I’ll Come Back, debuted August 2021 – with national touring in support of the record ongoing. Although falling loosely under the bluegrass label, AJLBS generally plays sans banjo, with Sullivan Tuttle and Scott Gates on steel stringed acoustic guitars, AJ on mandolin, Jan Purat on fiddle, and Chad Bowen on upright bass – a configuration effectively used to create unique space and texture in the arrangements not as commonly found in the music of their peers. Drawing from influences such as country, soul, swing, rock, and jam music, the band uses the lens of bluegrass as a vessel through which to express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $18

Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12

New student Gertie Greene is a bully. Gossip spreads like wildfire that she attacks kids in the bathroom, knocks down football players, and gets suspended all the time. Even teachers are afraid of her. Everyone’s talking about it so it must be true. But is she really a terrifying monster?

In The Redemption of Gertie Greene the truth comes out in the most unexpected ways. Is Gertie really what everyone calls her: a freak, strange, stupid, clumsy, and mean? Or can Mrs. Fillmore’s quirky drama students see past the scuttlebutt to discover the real person behind the rumors? As they separate fact from fiction, Gertie and her fellow drama students bring to light the transforming power of kindness, and the importance of standing up for people who can’t defend themselves. The Arts Hub Thespians tackle this emotional and timely story with finesse!

ARTS HUB, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette
Sat., 7:00 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Info: 303-229-1127

So Much More, In Colliers Hill

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods : Belford Ranch Patio HomeLooking for a place to call home that offers access to you many exciting amenities and proximity to big city life, with a small town feel? Then it’s time you discovered one of the fastest growing master-planned communities of in Northern Colorado. Colliers Hill has so much more 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.