Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, January 25 and Beyond!
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Step Afrika, Tool and Tim Allen!

This weekend in and around the master-planned community of Colliers Hill in Erie, you’ll find all sorts of recreation and entertainment options including art classes, concerts, light shows, comedy and the inimitable Tim Allen! Plan your weekend and enjoy!

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, January 25

Art & Sip Zentangles Pen & Ink Instructor Leigh Putman will direct the class so come unwind your mind with Zentangle. She will teach you to use pen, ink and pencils to peacefully draw line art and organic patterns. This meditative drawing technique is a mix between doodling and mindful repetition. It’s the perfect thing to do to relax while making really cool looking art. 

Grab a drink and get creative with these classes designed to guide beginners as well as bring new skills to experienced artists and crafters. Beer, wine, fizzy water and snacks are available to purchase at the Atrium Bar

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
4:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Waitlist: $40
Information: 303-651-8374

Dizgo Band“DIZGO has one of the most operative names in the jamband scene, evoking a transcendence of genre: a dizzier disco, filled with a hodge-podge of genres, styles, and technical influences while still, at it’s core, a dance party.” – Space Tapes

 Dizgo redefines the live experience by blending jamtronica with funk, deep-groove soul, and psychedelic rock, taking the audience on a musical journey that includes intricate compositions and extended improvisation. The result is something both danceable and introspective: soulful vocals, interweaving analog synths, and shredding guitar all which join forces under the banner of Dizgo. The band has played stand out performances at festivals such as Peach Music Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, Resonance Music Festival, Werk Out Music Festival, Sonic Bloom Music Festival, and much more.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15-$18

Liquid Sky Fiske PlanetariumAccompanied by the music of Tame Impala, experience the beautiful, mind-warping and hypnotizing visuals of Fiske’s liquid sky shows. Favorites from the playlist include Breathe Deeper, Patience, and Let It Happen. Bring your friends for a spectacular evening of music and mind-melting images!  Liquid Sky shows are immersive, mind-bending, and abstract! Featuring carefully selected music sets to amazing digitally-generated graphics. Fiske’s 8K digital theater will transport you to another world.

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
9:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $9.50
Info: 303-492-1411

Thursday-Friday, January 25-26

Fiske Planetarium Navajo SkyHead to the Fiske for a special presentation by Mr. Ravis Henry, who hails from the beautiful Canyon de Chelly in Chinle, Arizona. Henry is a member of the Navajo Tribe belonging to the Towering House Clan and born for the Coyote Pass-Jemez Clan.

Presenting an evening of storytelling and observations of the night sky, Ravis will share Navajo winter stories of creation and the stars, along with the Navajo perspective of various constellations. Currently, Ravis is a Park Ranger with the National Park Service and has been working in the green and grey since 2009, mostly all at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. He works in the field of Interpretation and Education, sharing the stories and history of his people with visitors from around the world.

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $9.50
Info: 303-492-1411

Thursday-Sunday, January 25-28

DCPA Secret Comedy of Women“A two-woman, interactive masterpiece.” – Broadway World
“Truly brilliant.”  – The Denver Post
“I was grinning until my cheeks hurt.” – Denver’s Westword
Back by popular demand! 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
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$42

Jesus Christ Superstar Celebrating its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. 

With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar.’

Buell Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th & Curtis St., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$120

Friday, January 26

Moms UnhingedEveryone knows that mom, dad and family jokes resonate deeply and viscerally! Join these four funny mothers for a night of laughter as they explore everything from motherhood (and fatherhood), midlife crisis, marriage, divorce, online dating, and other things that irritate us, amuse and offend us. Men are welcome to the show, too, BTW!

Moms Unhinged is a standup show with an all-mom lineup of hilarious comedians who have performed all over the world. We do clean-ish comedy that’s great for your book groups, moms groups, pickleball groups or anyone who needs a good laugh. 21+

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $28

Fiske Planetarium PrinceUndefinable, musical genius, mysterious, guarded, iconic – it is impossible to pin down the Prince of Paisley Park. He speaks on through his musical legacy. The cutting-edge projection system from Laser Fantasy mesmerizes your eyes with vibrant colors cutting their way through the fog to the 360-degree wrap around screen – all while laser engineers fly you through the universe in beat to your favorite jams!

Playlist includes Let’s Go Crazy, 1999, Little Red Corvette, U Got the Look and When Doves Cry.

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $9.50
Info: 303-492-1411

Fox Theatre Emo BrooklynWelcome to Emo Night Brooklyn, a late night DJ based dance party blasting the best emo and pop punk jams. We may even invite some of your favorite artists and bands to surprise you and join the party.

Get ready to scream your lungs out, mosh, and dance to all your favorite songs with all of your favorite people and experience the awesomeness that is Emo Night Brooklyn.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15-$20

Friday-Sunday, January 26-28

DCPA CEBOLLASThree Latinas are forced to take an unexpected road trip from Albuquerque to Denver. Making their way north on I-25, they don’t travel for business or for pleasure. They just need to transport a dead body across state lines. But, then again, what are sisters for?

Speeding past the familiar locales of Bernalillo, Santa Fe, Huerfano, Colorado Springs, and Castle Rock, they reflect on shared family history and muse about the lives their daughters might live. On this seemingly endless stretch of highway, their bickering, laughter, singing, and discoveries will fundamentally change – and strengthen – their relationship.

New Mexican culture and the immutable bond of sisterhood take center stage in this outlandish comedy, which garnered stellar audience response at the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit. Join us for the world premiere of Cebollas!

Singleton Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th & Curtis St., Denver
Fri.-Sat., 7:00 p.m., Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets:  $35-$62

Saturday, January 27

Mandala ClassMandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle” – symbolizing the universe and the cosmos. It is a visual representation used as a focus point for the practice of meditation. Mandalas are ancient, sacred symbols of wholeness and are used for facilitating personal growth, healing, grounding, and transformation.

In this guided workshop, you will create a mandala that gives you intention and focus as you tap into your creativity. No prior skills or experience with drawing or painting is necessary. All materials will be provided, including a 12” x 12” stretched canvas and acrylic paints. At the end of the evening, you will be able to take your finished piece home with you.

Dairy Arts Center, Vandeveer Workshop #220, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
1:00-3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $45-$65
Info: 303-440-7826

Fiske Planetarium ApolloMore than 50 years ago, the first human walked on the moon… discover the story behind this historic moment which will inspire the next generation of explorers and dreamers. On July 20, 1969, 600 million people around the world gathered to witness a historic moment of human achievement broadcast live from the Moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” said Neil Armstrong. The world celebrated as the astronauts took their first steps on the Moon. But few people were aware of just how huge an effort it had taken to get them there. These Apollo 11 astronauts were just 3 of nearly 400,000 people who had worked over ten years towards this goal. But how did they do it? What did it take to put humans on the Moon?

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
1:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $9.50
Info: 303-492-1411

From the creators of the multi award-winning MESMERICA comes a brand-new epic immersive experience unlike any other. Beautifica is a 360 journey through worlds real and imagined, from mindblowing particle fields to Fiske Planetarium Beautifica unashamedly euphoric fantastic environments almost impossible to describe. The brainchild of visionary composer James Hood working with some of the finest immersive animators on the planet, this family-friendly show is a feast for the senses, which will leave your spirit refreshed and your face grinning ear to ear.

Each viewer will see something slightly different… you can’t do it wrong. What will you see? Beautifica is suitable for all ages, 6+

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
6:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $12.00
Info: 303-492-1411

Squeaky Feet and SqwervSqueaky Feet is an electrifying band guided by the infinite potential of musical improvisation. The sonic diversity attracts listeners with all types of musical tastes. Whether it’s dance, trance, jazz-funk, progressive rock, or metal, Squeaky Feet delivers something for everyone. The band specializes in cerebral and stimulating compositions, accompanied by relentlessly intoxicating grooves.

Since the beginning, things have happened fast for Squeaky Feet. In 2022 alone, the band has shared the stage with acts such as Dopapod, Aqueous, Neighbor, and Spafford. During this time, they’ve also completed three national tours. Sqwerv’s roots run deep in the Denver music scene. This four-piece Indie-Psych Rock band’s love for classic rock, psychedelic music and improvisation creates a sound that is refreshingly original and exciting. Sqwerv realizes the importance of good songwriting and is always pushing themselves in the improvisation. Sqwerv continues to deliver to their audiences through groove, counterpoint, polyrhythms and risk taking.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
7:45 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15-$18

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28

Church Basement Ladies PlayA celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there. Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy featuring five distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and solve the problems of a rural Minnesota Lutheran church about to undergo changes in 1965.

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

Next Week: Tuesday-Sunday, January 30-February 4

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.

Buell Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th & Curtis St., Denver
Tues.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$125

Wednesday-Sunday, January 31-February 4

Movie Freud's Last SessionThe much-anticipated final, furious meeting between the father of modern psychology and one of the lions of the faith. On the eve of the Second World War, two of the greatest minds of the twentieth century, C.S. LEWIS and SIGMUND FREUD converge for their own personal battle over the existence of God. FREUD’S LAST SESSION interweaves the lives of Freud and Lewis, past, present, and through fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud’s study on a dynamic journey. Starring Anthony Hopkins as Sigmund Freud, Matthew Goode as C.S. Lewis. Join Carl Hoffman for a talkback on January 31, a local pastor and C.S. Lewis fan for decades.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Wed., 7:00 p.m.; Thurs., 4:30 p.m.; Fri., 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Info: (303) 440-7826

Thursday, February 1

Art & Sip Watercolor Class Back by popular demand, Instructor Leigh Putnum, will teach you watercolor brush techniques. Come learn some watercolor basics – brush strokes, color mixing and layering – on “coloring sheets,” drawn by Ms. Leigh on watercolor paper. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes designed to guide beginners as well as bring new skills to experienced artists and crafters. Beer, wine, fizzy water and snacks are available to purchase at the Atrium Bar.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
4:00 & 6:30 p.m.
Waitlist: $40
Information: 303-651-8374

Nello Alessi and Diego Campagna, two wonders of the classical guitar, will be traveling from Italy to Boulder to present a unique night of guitar music.

CU Boulder College of Music welcomes professional musicians from around the world in its series of guest artist recitals. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance for audiences to experience expert-level performances of dynamic works for free

Gruisin Music Hall (C112) IMIG Music Bldg., 1020 18th St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.


Rachael & Vilray

Credit: Jonno Rattman

Rachael & Vilray have been a musical act ever since Rachael saw Vilray play a very short set of covers and said she wanted in. Her voice is singular, agile, beautiful, and, as Vilray says when they started performing original music, a most rewarding instrument to write for. In the seven years since they began their co-career, their configuration has ranged from an intimate duo, to a nine-piece formation heard on several tracks of their album. No matter the set-up on stage, Rachael and Vilray sing right to each other, tell stories about how the songs came to be, and relate them to the many old love songs we all love to love.

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

Thursday-Sunday, February 1-February 4

Acts of Faith playFrom the African Copperbelt to the backwoods of Canada, acts of faith follows Faith, a young woman who is mistaken for a prophet. When a revered community member attempts to take advantage of her plight, Faith uses her ‘gifts’ to punish the wicked and restore hope. Following a sold-out run in Denver and nominated for “Best Play” by the Colorado Theatre Guild, acts of faith reunites Local Theater Company’s Co-Artistic Directors Betty Hart (as Faith) and Pesha Rudnick (Director). NOTE: College Night/Mask Mandated Performance.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:30 p.m., Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12
Info: (303) 440-7826

Friday, February 2

Tim Allen Tim Allen recently wrapped the 6th season of his hit sitcom “Last Man Standing” on ABC. He can currently be seen performing stand-up to sold-out crowds at venues across the country. Allen can next be seen starring in Netflix’s new dark comedy film “El Camino Christmas” along with Vincent D’Onofrio, Luke Grimes, Dax Shepard, Kimberly Quinn and Jimmy O. The film is expected to be released later this year around Christmas. He will also be reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story 4” set for release in 2019.

Allen honed his talents as a stand-up comic throughout the eighties, providing the perfect lead-in to his highly successful ABC television series “Home Improvement” where he garnered a Golden Globe Award, an Emmy nomination, and was honored with the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Male Performer in a Television Series” for an unprecedented eight years in a row.

During “Home Improvement’s” run at the top of the prime-time charts, Tim revisited his comedy roots with a successful national concert tour. He also found time to pen his first book about the male perspective, Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man, topping the New York Times Bestseller List.   This was followed by his second bestseller I’m Not Really Here focusing on midlife, family and quantum physics. He made his film debut in 1994, playing a holiday icon in “The Santa Clause,” earning him another People’s Choice Award.   In 1995, he voiced the beloved, yet deluded, space ranger Buzz Lightyear in the CGI smash hit “Toy Story.”

Bellco Theatre, 14th and Stout St., Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $75

Enjoy the company’s self-titled work Step Afrika! This show introduces audiences to stepping through both a traditional and contemporary lens.

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

Macky Auditorium/CU Campus, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $24-$94

If you can’t get enough of ABBA, boy is this THE dance party for you! Gimme Gimme Disco is a DJ-based dance event playing all your favorite ABBA tracks, plus plenty of other disco hits from the 70s and 80’s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Cher, and so much more. So, take-a-chance if you want to and you’ll be dancing all night long. Grab tickets, put on your best disco attire, bring your friends, and have the best night of your life!

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

Friday-Sunday, February 2-3

The Drowsy Chaperone MusicalWith the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and The Drowsy Chaperone begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

The Unitiive Theatre, 800 S. Hover Rd., Longmont
Fril/Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$28

Saturday, February 3

Two-time Grammy award winning comedian/actor/writer Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world. He has performed throughout the world and the US, where he performed at Carnegie Hall and had two successful Broadway runs. His latest stand up special, Tragically, I Need You, released earlier this year and has already surpassed 1.3 million views on YouTube. The brand-new special explores topics including his ways of coping with the pandemic, his frustrations with the evolving world, and of course his thoughts about the chaos of America these last few years. Adding a unique element to podcasting, Black delivers audience-written Rants which have been submitted from fans around the world on his podcast, Rant Cast.
Black is the longest-running contributor on Comedy Central’s THE DAILY SHOW and his stand-up specials have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, Showtime and Epix.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10-$12
Phone: 303-786-7030

Monday, February 5

The multiple Grammy-winning band Tool established themselves as one of America’s most enduring and unpredictable acts with an ever-evolving brand of muscular but mind-altering sonics, a wry sense of humor, and a mystical aesthetic that attracted a cult-like following of devoted fans with just a handful of albums spread across decades. Their greatest breakthrough was to meld dark underground metal with the ambition of art rock, crafting multi-sectioned, layered songs as if they were classical composers.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $150

More to Enjoy on the Hill

Positive friends hiking togetherIsn’t it time you discovered one of the fastest growing master-planned communities 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.