Things to Do Near Colliers Hill, May 16 and Beyond!
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Beatles Tribute, Gabriel Iglesias, and Stargazing!

Kelsey Cook’s in town and tickets are going fast at the Comedy Works (downtown Denver)! You can catch a Beatles tribute, a ballet, any number of plays, plus a variety of workshops and indie artist performances — with various locations near the new home community of Colliers Hill in Erie and nearby Boulder, Denver and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, May 16

Guitar Musician GenericThere 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.

Milestone Band - Beatles Tribute Get ready to experience an unforgettable night filled with classic hits from the legendary Beatles. Don’t miss out on this incredible live performance that will transport you back to the golden era of rock ‘n’ roll. Some of Milestone’s Beatles songs include Drive My Car, Day Tripper, Can’t Buy Me Love and Back in the USSR. Grab your friends and come sing along to your favorite Beatles tunes! There will be a limited food menu available with Full Bar.

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$40
Phone: 303-440-7826

Last Podcast Hosts The Last Podcast on the Left is a weekly podcast on the Last Podcast Network featuring podcast producer and researcher Marcus Parks, comedian and actor Henry Zebrowski, and comedian Ed Larson, three longtime friends. Episodes have explored the topics of serial killers, cults, conspiracy theories, UFO sightings, ghosts, cryptids, the occult, and readings of fan-submitted creepypastas.

Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror — and as they take their show on the road, these three talented hosts try confronting their fears by laughing into the abyss that is the dark side of humanity.

Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $39
Info: 303-623-0106

Thursday-Saturday, 16-18

Kelsey Cook HeadshotWith two sold-out performances, already, you might want to hurry and snap up what tickets are left! Kelsey Cook’s quick wit and sharp observations have made her a stand-up comedian who feels like your best friend. Kelsey can turn her most embarrassing moments into relatable conversations, as she tours clubs nationally and connects with her growing audience online. Kelsey’s one-hour special “The Hustler” was released on YouTube in 2023 and currently has 2.6 million views. She’s performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon multiple times, as well as This is Not Happening, EPIX’s Unprotected Sets, NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh, and most recently After Midnight on CBS.

Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri./Sat. 9:45 p.m.
Tickets: $30-$35
Phone: 720-274-6800

Thursday-Sunday, May 16-19

Where Did We Sit PR ShotNine-year-old Bee Quijada sits in a suburban classroom. During a history lesson on Rosa Parks, she asks, “Where did Latinos sit on the bus?”

What follows is a theatrical mixtape of Bee’s life. It’s a one-person show that immerses the audience in elaborate, layered soundscapes by fusing Latin rhythms, hip-hop, and spoken word poetry. And it’s all made, in-person, in real time, through the magic of live music and storytelling. Where Did We Sit on the Bus? captures both the innocence of youth and the pressures that come with being the child of immigrants. It asks, “What is my place? Where do I fit in?” It builds from the ground up, one step at a time, taking audiences on a soulful musical journey as its hero finds hope and meaning through art.

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

Lehman Trilogy PR Shot Hailed as “a genuinely epic production” by The New York Times (original New York run), The Lehman Trilogy follows three German-Jewish immigrant brothers, and their descendants, as they navigate fire, flood, war, and panic to build a financial behemoth that changed America.

In 1847, the Lehman brothers open a modest clothing shop in Alabama. But they have big dreams. They evolve as new opportunities arise. They capitalize on railroads, oil booms, personal computers, and, eventually, capital itself. They become so intertwined with the U.S. government, and in the daily lives of millions of stakeholders, that some begin to believe that Lehman Brothers, the institution, is too big to fail.

This extraordinary feat of storytelling (winner of the 2022 Tony Award for Best Play) uses only three actors to trace 163 years of family history and business. Until one day, in 2008, when it all comes crashing down…

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

Darwin Evolution AI Photo“An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is more of a miracle than any sticks turned to snakes, or the parting of waters!”

A science teacher in a small Southern town defies the law when he teaches the theory of evolution to his students. His case prompts a renowned fundamentalist politician/lawyer, Matthew Harrison Brady, to offer his services as the prosecuting attorney. To combat this, Brady’s idealistic rival, Henry Drummond, arrives in town to defend the teacher and to ignite a media frenzy.

“Inherit the Wind” is a fictionalized account of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which resulted in John T. Scopes‘ conviction for teaching Charles Darwin‘s theory of evolution to a high school science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law. Performances this weekend and next.

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

Friday, May 17

Stars Join the stargazers of TinkerMill in downtown Longmont to view the first quarter moon, planets and other deep sky objects in the night sky. We will have a variety of telescopes, large and small, setup on the sidewalk to share the wonders of urban astronomy. Learn about celestial mechanics, how to get the best out of your telescope or just try different styles of scopes. Weather dependent for obvious reasons and may be moved to Saturday if needed. Be sure to wear warm clothing!

Sidewalk at NW Corner of Main & 5th, Downtown Longmont
8:15-10:30 p.m.

Liquid Chicken BandForged from frosty lagers and a deep-rooted passion for rock and roll, Liquid Chicken has been in the cut of the alternative rock scene for a little over two years. The four-piece group is composed of founding members Morgan Madrigal (guitarist), Jude Montanez (bassist), Anton Cariffe (percussionist), and Jake Fiss (vocalist).
The group released their debut self-titled EP in August of 2023. Since then they have been playing shows in the Denver circuit and working independently on an ambitious 12-song album slated for release this year.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15
Info: 303-447-0095

Friday-Saturday, May 17-18

Odd Couple LogoUnger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. Performed by students 18 years and younger.

Jesters Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri., 7:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$35

Fiddler on the RoofFiddler on the Roof is a musical based on Tevye and his Daughters and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, 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.

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

Friday-Sunday, May 17-19


Les Sylphedes Ballet

Boulder Ballet presents the historic ballet Les Sylphides, with Mikhail Fokine’s original choreography refreshed by Artistic Director Ben Needham-Wood. Though inspired by the Scottish tale “La Sylphide,” this ballet is one of the first to forgo a distinct narrative and instead focus on the ambiance and simple beauty of classical dance. Presented alongside Les Sylphides will be three pas de deux: Christopher Wheeldon’s “Carousel,” Val Caniparoli’s “Double Stop,” and Michael Smuin’s “Bouquet.” These four works by world-renowned, classically based choreographers have shaped how we view ballet today. These pieces go from uplifting and lighthearted, to fast and technical, showcasing our dancers’ emotional range and impressive stamina.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$55
Info: 303-440-7826

Saturday, May 18

Stained Glass Class Tinker MallThis introductory class will be geared toward the curious person who has never crafted stained glass before, or has had some experience in the past but is seeking a refresher of the basics! Framing/edging of the pieces or application of patinas is not covered in this course but may be discussed for context purposes. After this class you will know how to cut glass and shape it, know how to prep, foil, solder and finish a piece, and how to use the materials for future projects. Students will add hanger loops to finished projects so you can hang them up with pride in your window at home!

Tinker Mill Maker Space, 1840 Delaware Pl., Longmont 
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Cost: $165 (see member discount)

Mad Librarians PlayWhenever this team of buttoned-up librarians hears about a fantastic new book, they go wild. In each episode, buttons go flying as the MAD LIBrarians craft a new book title based on your suggestions and then—right before your very eyes—they act, sing, and shout that book out full-blast.

Come visit the library that can’t ever keep quiet…no matter how hard its terribly serious and wonderfully silly librarians may try.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
1:00 & 3:00 p.m.
Info: 303-440-7826

Pink Tribute PosterAt the forefront, our lead vocalist is the embodiment of P!nk herself. With an uncanny resemblance and a voice that mirrors the raw, emotional power of the pop icon, our singer captivates audiences with spot-on renditions of P!nk’s greatest hits. Prepare to be transported as she flawlessly channels the attitude, emotion, and charisma that define P!nk’s unique stage presence – including the aerial acrobatics that have become part of Pink’s own daring productions.

Then, re-live the love and heartbreak of Amy Winehouse in this intimate and unforgettable tribute. “There will never be another Amy, but this show is damn close!”

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $17-$57
Phone: 303-440-7826

Gabriel Iglesias Fluffy PosterGabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is one of the world’s most successful stand-up comedians. He recently became the second highest grossing touring comedian and is one of the most watched comedians on YouTube with over 1.1 billion views and over 25 million fans on social media.

Iglesias has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 40 Comedy Players” issue alongside comedy giants Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and Lorne Michaels. Last year he also was honored with the cover of Variety’s comedy issue. The comedian has had the distinct honor of being one of the few to headline and sell-out Madison Square Garden in New York, Arena in Los Angeles and The Sydney Opera House in Australia. 

Gabriel IglesiasOn TV, Iglesias is the star and executive producer of the Netflix original comedy series, Mr. Iglesias, which is currently streaming three seasons. Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. Gabriel Iglesias is the youngest of six children, raised by a single mother in Long Beach, CA. It was during his childhood that he developed a strong sense of humor to deal with the obstacles he faced. In 1997, he set out to hone his comedic skills, and performed stand-up anywhere he could find an audience; including biker bars and hole-in-the-wall joints. 

Gabriel’s stand-up comedy is a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring his personal experiences to life. His unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $29.50

Zac MaasZac Maas is a comedian, writer, filmmaker and actor from Deadwood, South Dakota, where he grew up surrounded by the Black Hills. He has headlined comedy shows across the US and internationally, from Alaska to Mexico. His first comedy album, Punching Jesus, topped the charts in 2023. He also appeared on Spaghetti High on Adult Swim. He is on the Pro list at The World Famous Comedy Works in Denver, where he lives, and one of the 50 best-undiscovered comedians in the country, according to Thrillist. Zac has been featured at several comedy festivals, including Bridgetown, High Plains, Cape Fear and SnubFest.

Mandy KayMandy Kay is an absolute delight, just ask her! Her relatable style and Southern Charm brings smiles to everyone she meets. Growing up in the South and now residing in Denver, she has captured audiences while being unapologetically in her 40’s. She was a featured performer at the 2021 High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, a semi-finalist in the 2022 Funniest Person In Austin Contest at Cap City Comedy, and she’s continually popping up at comedy festivals across the country. She has also cleaned bathrooms in several different states, but tries not to brag about it too much.

More people who will make you laugh at this show include George Delgado, Ricky Ramos, and Georgia Comstock.

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

Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19

My Fair Lady HeroWhen Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.

Jesters Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont
Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $19-$50

Sunday, May 19

Idles Hero ShotIn just 40 minutes, Joe Talbot can say the word love 29 times. He speaks of gratitude as lifeblood, each new morning as a blessing. He talks of freuden freude—that is, the opposite of schadenfreude, or “joy on joy,” as he puts it—less as a tool than as a weapon against a world that wants to diminish happiness, to compress it until it is controllable. His madcap truth-seekers, IDLES, the band with a reputation as an incendiary post-punk sparkplug, Talbot sings almost all the feelings inside these his songs with hard-earned soul, offering each lusty vow or solidarity plea as a bona fide pop song—that is, a thing for everyone to pass around and share, communal anthems intended for overcoming our grievance.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $37.50-$39.50
Phone: 303-786-7030

Next Week: Monday, May 20

Hell Fire and Ham PosterAs part of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company’s Plays with Fire Series, this 2024 program features four evenings of new plays by Colorado playwrights. Hellfire and Ham, by Colette Mazunik, is the third entry and there will a discussion with the playwright to follow the performance.

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

Tuesday-Saturday, May 21-25

Boulder Ballet School students demonstrate all they have learned this school year in the 2024 Annual Showcase. Dancers perform alongside their classmates and demonstrate not only their growth in the technique of ballet, but also their musicality, spatial awareness, and ability to dance in groups.

Students of all levels perform in ballet, jazz/musical theater, contemporary, and more.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Tues./Wed./Fri., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14-$18
Info: 303-440-7826

Wednesday-Sunday, May 22-26

Company PR ShotWinner of five Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Company is “sophisticated, intimate and in-tune with the currents of modern life—brilliantly conceived and funny as hell.” (Variety). Helmed by three-time Tony Award-winning director Marianne Elliott (War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Angels in America) this revelatory new production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s groundbreaking musical comedy is boldly sophisticated, deeply insightful, and downright hilarious.

It’s Bobbie’s 35th birthday party, and all her friends keep asking, Why isn’t she married? Why can’t she find the right man and isn’t it time to settle down and start a family? As Bobbie searches for answers, she discovers why being single, being married, and being alive in the 21st-century could drive a person crazy.

Company features Sondheim’s award-winning songs You Could Drive a Person Crazy, The Ladies Who Lunch, Side by Side by Side and the iconic Being Alive. Let’s all drink to that.

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

Friday, May 24

Born in the basement of that sketchy house on the corner on 44th street, Curb Surfer is a four-piece alt rock band from Boulder. With howling vocals, driving basslines, wailing guitars, and blistering drums, their sound is a uniquely harmonized cacophony of widely varied influences, from bands such as The Cure, Alice in Chains, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Incubus.

Their concerts are rowdy, and their fans have been described as “rabid,” so be prepared for a raucous, boisterous show with plenty of high-energy antics and readily responsive audience members!

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $15
Info: 303-447-0095

Saturday, May 25

BAFF DANCE WORKSHOPIn this workshop students will use improvisation-based movement practices, dance steps and conversation to explore authentic creativity. Experimentation and play will be at the forefront of the time together, so the container will be held in a sturdy yet fluid manner. You will have the opportunity to connect with other attendees as you move between small and large group practices throughout the workshop.

No dance experience is required. Attendees are seen as the bosses of their bodies and therefore are trusted to take care of themselves throughout the workshop.

Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theatre, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
9:30 a.m.
Admission: $22
Info: 303-440-7826

The Buttertones are a Los Angeles-based cult rock band. The Group has built a loyal fan base via their atmospheric live shows and cinematic catalog. From 2017’s Gravedigging, 2018’s Midnight In A Moonless Dream, and 2020’s Jazzhound, the band has left lasting impressions at Coachella, Tropicalia, When We Were Young, and beyond.

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

Monday, May 27

Jacob JoliffJacob Jolliff, a Berklee College of Music graduate and founding of the New England band, Joy Kills Sorrow, toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe, playing hundreds of clubs, theaters, and festivals. When that band went on indefinite hiatus the young mandolinist joined the progressive bluegrass jam group, Yonder Mountain String Band. 

Now, the mandolinist’s main focus is The Jacob Jolliff Band. This ensemble is a group of virtuosic pickers that play Jacob’s original instrumentals, as well as showcase his singing. 

Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $30 
Info: 303-440-7826

Life in Erie, Colorado

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.