Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, March 7 and Beyond!
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Flamenco Festival, Ballet Moves and Cirque du Soleil!

This weekend you can the Flamenco Festival in all its tappity tap flamboyance, ballet performances, concerts and next week – Cirque du Soleil: Crystal! Weekend happenings also include art and sip classes, new plays and films — with various locations in Erie and near Colliers Hill in Boulder, Louisville, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, March 7

Humankind has long stared up at the stars and wondered. Together with Instructor Leigh Putman, students will take part in creating an inner space where your mind can wander to paint the watercolor of a night sky in the woods. By popular demand, the museum has added additional class times! Now you can choose from either a 4:00 or 6:30 p.m. two-hour art class on Thursdays. 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 & 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $40
Info: 303-651-8374

In a futuristic resort, wealthy patrons can visit recreations of different time periods and experience their wildest fantasies with life-like robots. But when Richard Benjamin opts for the wild west, he gets more than he bargained for when a gunslinger (Yul Brynner) robot goes berserk. Written & directed by Michael Crichton. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s “Picturing the West” exhibition. Runtime: 1:28

Longmont Museum, Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Cost: $5-$10
Info: 303-651-8374

“Color Sin Nombre” unfolds as a mesmerizing flamenco dance spectacle inspired by the vivid artwork of the painter Mark Rothko. José Maya, an exceptionally skilled dancer born in Madrid, leads the audience on a captivating journey through the depth of colors. Collaborating with Latin Grammy winner Rycardo Moreno, a guitarist born in Lebrija (Sevilla), and accompanied by the enchanting vocals of Delia Membrive and the rhythmic beats of David Dominguez on drums, this performance weaves a tapestry of visual and auditory splendor.

As José Maya’s movements unfold, the colors come to life, creating reliefs and hues with infinite horizons. The dance dynamically shifts from dramatic and incandescent to soft and spiritual, mirroring the emotional landscapes of Rothko’s paintings. The addition of Delia Membrive’s soulful singing and the rhythmic drumming by David Dominguez enrich the experience, adding layers of depth and emotion. Monumental digital projections serve as a canvas, transporting spectators from Rothko’s contemplative chapel to abstract dreamscapes. With every step, Maya breathes life into colors, sculpting reliefs and gradients that stretch into infinite horizons. The dynamism of the dance mirrors Rothko’s varied emotional landscapes, oscillating between dramatic intensity and spiritual serenity.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25
Phone: 303-786-7030

The British Invasion comes alive again in our immersive theater. Experimental. Idealistic. Eternal. For every generation.

This is not your parent’s laser show! The 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 laser engineers fly you through the universe in beat to your favorite jams, including:

  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Twist and Shout
  • Hard Day’s Night
  • When I’m 64
  • Yesterday
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Help!
  • I Am the Walrus
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Ob La Di Ob La Da
  • All Together Now
  • Get Back

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10+
Info: 303-492-5002

Thursday-Sunday, March 7-10

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” – The New York Times

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the ‘60s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY has been called fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful. This all-new touring production reunites Broadway’s award-winning creative team led by Director Jack O’Brien and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell to bring HAIRSPRAY to a new generation of theater audiences. Don’t miss this exhilaratingly funny and warm-hearted musical comedy.

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
Thurs.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35-$120
INFO: 720-865-4220

Improvised Shakespeare WebThe Improvised Shakespeare Company® proudly presents an evening of spontaneous comedy featuring the language and themes of William Shakespeare! Based on one audience suggestion (the title of a show that has never been written), the dazzling players create a brand new, fully improvised Shakespearean masterpiece right before your eyes. Nothing has been planned out, rehearsed, or written. All of the dialogue is said for the first time, the characters are created as you watch, and if ever you’re wondering where the story is going…so are they! See the show TimeOut Chicago calls “Staggeringly brilliant!,” and “Downright hilarious!” You’ve never seen the Bard like this before!

Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $45

The Rivals Play Poster“Had I a thousand daughters, by Heaven! I’d as soon have them taught the black art as their alphabet!”
A capricious young woman with an appetite for sentimental novels, Miss Lydia Languish is determined to defy the established social order and love a man who is of a lower station than her. She has fallen for Ensign Beverly and is willing to surrender her fortune to marry him. This comes as a challenge to Captain Jack Absolute who has fallen for the lovely Lydia, (but is also Ensign Beverly in disguise). He must outwit Lydia’s aunt and guardian, Mrs. Malaprop, keeping up his ruse when in her company, and not revealing himself to his father, Sir Anthony, who is conspiring with Mrs. Malaprop to wed his son to her niece.

First published in 1775, The Rivals explores the exploits of many men vying to win the hand of Lydia and the women who are as devious as their male counterparts. It plays with the timeless ideas of rivalry, forgiveness, and, ultimately, true love.

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

Friday, March 8

One of the few religious texts attributed to a woman — the Magnificat, was sung when the virgin Mary learned she would be bearing a child. It is also the most frequently-set text in Western music, numbering in the tens of thousands.

Timothy J. Krueger and the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir present a varied selection of Magnificats from Gregorian chant to the present, along with other related works — a tribute to one mother as an icon for all mothers.

Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $7-$20

Friday-Sunday, March 8-10

Rubicon Web SpreadBased on a true story, Rubicon tracks the career of one of history’s most effective spies. Starting in the years leading up to World War II, the plot follows Elizabeth “Betty” Pack as she transitions from society wife and mother to steely, seductive agent for British and American Intelligence. As missions take her from Madrid to Warsaw to Washington, Betty uses her charm, beauty, and intellect as tools of espionage, leveraging her sexuality to influence global affairs.

Overflowing with intrigue and wit, Rubicon is an engaging portrait of an unsung heroine and the sacrifices she makes to change the course of the war. It addresses the stigma attached to choosing professional determination and personal agency over traditional gender expectations. It’s a work that’s suspenseful, alluring, and surprising all at once.

Kilstrom Theatre, DCPA Complex, 14th and Curtis St., Denver
Fri.-Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $35

Cebollas DCPA Play 3Three 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

The Boulder Ballet’s winter production will be a full evening of contemporary ballet featuring the collaborative voices of three distinct, powerful choreographers – Andrea Schermoly, Brandon Ragland, and Ben Needham-Wood. Inspired by ground-breaking research on the physical body’s capacity to improve personal wellness, this program will shepherd audiences along a personal journey of reflection, revelation, and empowerment. These three unique, yet intertwined, dance pieces aim to amplify the importance of mental health and the benefits of movement as a therapeutic modality.

Content Note: MINDFIELD deals with the processing and healing of trauma. The choreography contains brief simulations and suggestions of physical violence that may be distressing to some viewers.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25
Info: 303-440-7826

…hilarious…nonstop pandemonium…THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is just right: a ridiculously entertaining disaster.” Entertainment Weekly

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, “The Murder at Haversham Manor,” where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

University Theatre Bldg. 261, Roe Green Theatre, Boulder 
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $27

Saturday, March 9

When real fighters want to give the fans a genuine fight, it’s doesn’t take long to make the matchup matter. Head to the Boulder Theater for this mega match for Colorado Fight fans with the main event featuring: Javier Aragon vs. Jeremy Ramos. 

These two real fighters were on a collision course late last year but were re-routed only to gain more speed and momentum for a bigger performance, and to the delight of fight fans, a bigger collision! March Boxing MADNESS will include a stacked undercard full of even more clashes and collisions.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
6:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $50
Phone: 303-786-7030

The Philadelphia Eleven are 11 women who were the first women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church on July 29, 1974, two years before General Convention affirmed and explicitly authorized the ordination of women to the priesthood.

This true story/documentary was produced by filmmakers Nikki Bramley and Margo Guernsey.

Longmont Theater Company, 513 Main St., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20

Tired of CNN, Fox, and News Nation? Then join John and his funny friends as they tackle topics ripped from today’s headlines. You’ll see comical takes on global warming, the national debt, freedom of religion, and more. This show features stand-up and sketch comedy, an overhead projector, PowerPoint, and music. Come to the Dairy Center for a fun night of topical humor – age 18 and older.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25
Info: 303-440-7826

Solshine Reverie: On The Road Tour is bringing the magic made at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL to YOU. Spend an evening enjoying the best of your local artists as they compete for a spot on the Solshine Reverie 2024 lineup. All attendees that purchase a ticket and place a vote for a band will be automatically entered to win a 3-Day GA Pass to the festival over Memorial Day Weekend. Find more info on the festival at

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

Saturday-Sunday, March 9-10

Church Basement LadiesA 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
Sat., 7:30 p.m; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22-$50

Sunday, March 10

Come together once again to celebrate the cinematic arts by watching the 96th Academy Awards broadcast. Your ticket includes a full taco bar with vegan and gluten-free options, assorted desserts, popcorn, a complimentary glass of champagne, and your chance to predict the Oscars. Most correct predictions win a year of Dairy membership. There will also be the usual delightful movie trivia questions at the commercial breaks with valuable prizes!

The event starts with viewing the Red Carpet coverage at 4:30 p.m., and the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. Remember, anything can happen, someone might get slapped, or the big award might be given to the wrong movie.

Dairy Arts Center, Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
4:00 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20
Info: 303-440-7826

Join the folks at Fiske for an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience that blends the vastness of outer space with the depth of inner sanctuary. Stunning footage from sacred sites in India will immerse you in a 180-degree dome experience, accompanied by the soul-stirring sounds of Sheela Bringi’s Indian bamboo flute, vocals, ethereal harp and harmonium. Woven into your journey will be opportunities to engage in contemplation of Sanskrit texts, sacred sound and meditation. 

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
6:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25
Info: 303-492-5002

Next Week: Wednesday, March 13

You can expect a night filled with laughter, entertainment, and top-notch comedy with the LetterKenny tribe of comedians. The show will feature performances from some of the most talented comics in the industry, including Mark Forward, Jeff McEnery, Allie Pearce, and Olivia Stalder (select shows).

Each comedian will bring their unique style and hilarious routines to the stage, promising an unforgettable night of comedy. The show is not just about making you laugh, but also about celebrating humor and creativity.

The tour has been traveling across North America, so audiences everywhere will have the chance to experience this comedy event. Whether you’re a long-time fan of these comedians or new to their work, this is a perfect opportunity to see their talent live on stage.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $52
Phone: 303-786-7030

Wednesday-Sunday, March 13-17

Cirque du Soleil Crystal™ is more than an ice show. For the first time, Cirque du Soleil® pushes the boundaries of performance, redefining the artistic possibilities of ice. Watch as world-class ice skaters and acrobats claim their frozen playground with speed and grace, challenging the laws of gravity with daring acrobatics. Synchronized skating, freestyles figures, and extreme skating are featured alongside traditional circus disciplines such as swinging trapeze, aerial straps and hand to hand.

Feel the thrill of poetry in motion as our protagonist Crystal’s journey towards empowerment is brought to life on ice. Enter a dreamlike world fueled by her imagination, where boundless creativity transforms the everyday into something extraordinary.

Crystal invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the quintessential sound of Cirque du Soleil. CRYSTAL, explores a brand new creative territory for the first time in the company’s 39-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of the circus arts by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. 

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
Wed.-Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 11:30 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $45
Information: 1 877-924-7783

Thursday, March 14

The spring equinox is a time when day and night are balanced in duration, and we see the earth start to come alive again. Join us as we create a celestial painting with
acrylic, paint markers and glitter inspired by this time of awakening and balance. Instructor Julie Benoit will guide beginners as well as bring new skills to experienced artists and crafters.

By popular demand, the museum has added additional class times! Now you can choose from either a 4:00 or 6:30 p.m. two-hour art class on Thursdays. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes! Beer, wine, fizzy water and snacks are available to purchase at the Atrium Bar.

Learn more at or call 303-651-8374.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
4:00 & 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
Info: 303-651-8374

Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as roots-infused Native Americana with hints of bluegrass, folk, blues, and rock. He has performed at renowned venues across the globe, including the Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. David Bromberg describes him as “a unique and brilliant guitar player, songwriter and singer.” A tribute to the American South, Morin’s seventh solo release, Dockside Saints, merges Cary’s celebrated style of Native Americana with the spirit and sounds of Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. The album was produced and engineered by multi-Grammy winner Tony Daigle at the renowned Dockside Studio.

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00-9:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $12-$18
Info: 303-651-8374

Thursday-Friday, March 14-15

NASA’s Lucy Mission launched in October of 2021 and will be the first to Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids. By the end of its twelve-year mission, the spacecraft will have flown by a record-breaking number of asteroids for a single mission (eleven and counting!).

Why does the mission’s asteroid count keep increasing? And how does the Lucy Team pinpoint the asteroid positions in the first place?

Join a member of the Lucy Occultation Team for a deep dive into the science and adventure of observing asteroids by observing the shadows of these celestial bodies as they pass in front of distant stars (kind of like a mini solar eclipse). Stick around for a mission update about what the Lucy spacecraft observed on November 1 as it flew by the main belt asteroid Dinkinesh.

Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8+
Info: 303-492-5002

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17

Bridget and her grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget
saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite nana in New York for the summer
quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet grandma is
running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling handmade naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five-borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her nana get arrested – or worse – evicted?

Longmont Theater Company, 513 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $35

More on the Hill, in Erie!

Photo: Andrew Schwartz

Isn’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.