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UFC Fight Night, Billy Joel and Niall Horan!

This weekend and next you can watch all sorts of Outdoors movies, take in a female UFC fight night, or enjoy the legendary piano man, Billy Joel. You can also try your hand at a Legos® build event, tap your toes to One Direction’s Niall Horan or enjoy a variety of indie artists with various locations in Erie and nearby Boulder, Denver, Lafayette and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, July 11

Callahan House Art & Sip EventRegister now for a colorful evening of watercolor and local cider from St. Vrain Cidery at the idyllic Callahan House! Your ticket will include two drink tokens as well as the art supplies and instruction needed to create a watercolor postcard! You’ll focus on painting things from the garden, the sculptures, and the house, whatever you’re most interested in. All skill levels are welcome to this class taught by Amanda Maldonado of Coy Ink Studio.

Callahan House, 312 Terry St, Longmont
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $55-$69
Phone: 303-776-5191

Old Gods of Appalachia BandOld Gods of Appalachia is an award-winning and critically-acclaimed audio drama podcast produced by Asheville, NC based DeepNerd Media. Old Gods of Appalachia was the first professional podcast nominated for a World Fantasy Award in 2022, has received numerous Audioverse Awards, and won Best Overall Podcast in the 2021 DiscoverPod Awards. The podcast boasts over 19 million unique downloads since its launch in late 2019. In 2022, OGoA collaborated with legendary game developer Monte Cook Games to create the Old Gods of Appalachia Tabletop Roleplaying Game, which met its Kickstarter funding goal of $50k within 10 minutes and raised over two million dollars.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $35
Phone: 303-786-7030

Outdoors Film Festival Great Salt Lake Movie The line-up of films includes projects by climate activists, cyclists, waterfall hunters, environmental advocates, renewable energy experts and outdoors enthusiasts in general. The producers, writers and directors will be on hand to talk about their passions and stories and events include an opening reception on July 11, and the film Hard Miles. With a variety of locations and venues, check out the films and tickets to attend your personal faves.

Hilton Garden Inn and Dairy Arts Center’s various theaters
Various Times
Tickets: Starting at $20

Grounded PR Photo - Play at Dairy Arts A fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force is grounded after an unplanned pregnancy and is assigned to the “chair force” in a bunker outside Las Vegas. There, she and other pilots sit at computers and operate drones in bombing raids thousands of miles away. Denver actress Anne Penner stars in this New York Times ‘Critic’s Pick’ play, soon to debut as a new opera at New York’s MET.

Dairy Arts Center, Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Thurs./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $15-$42

Friday, July 12

Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of high-energy, authentic funk and soul music, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original contemporary songs and performances, while drawing inspiration from legends like Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The joyful interplay between band and audience combine to create the “Jive Church”: a non-religious, theatrical/interactive experience inspired by the Black Baptist churches of the south—with everyone moving, shouting and shaking in a celebration of the uplifting power of Pure Funk’n Soul.

The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $18
Info: 303-447-0095

The City of Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department, presents Art Night Out summer festival series. This always-free public event on Public Road between Emma and Cannon Streets in Lafayette, Colorado will also feature live music by Hazel Miller and The Collective plus two full city blocks, closed to traffic, with up to 50 art vendors and eight food trucks. Enjoy a caricature artist, face painter, balloon artist, magician, and street performers. Music starts at 6:30 p.m., with dancing in Festival Plaza and they are always plenty of great free activities for families and friends to enjoy!

Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Rd., Lafayette
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Billy Joel, singer, songwriter and piano man extraordinaire, has been a major force in popular music for more than 20 years. A native Long Islander, born in 1949, Joel first discovered music at the age of four and studied classical piano, but soon learned how to turn a favorite Beethoven sonata into a boogie woogie romp.

Signed by Columbia Records in 1973, Joel recorded Piano Man. Both the album and the single went gold soon after their release, while his third effort, Streetlife Serenade, garnered the first group of many awards to come. Of his 14 album releases, 11 have been certified platinum and/or multi-platinum, in turn generating more than 40 chart-listed single hits, including “Piano Man,” “Just The Way You Are,” “Only The Good Die Young,” “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me,” “Uptown Girl,” and “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” Joel has been nominated for 23 Grammy awards, winning six, including two each for “Just The Way You Are” and “52nd Street;” and one for Glass Houses.

Coors Field, 20th and Blake St., Denver
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $92

Friday-Sunday, July 12-14

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination – Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

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

Saturday, July 13

The UFC is returning to the Mile High City. UFC boss Dana White announced the return of mixed martial arts’ big show to Denver for the first time since 2018. The main card will feature a pair of Colorado fighters in Maycee Barber against Rose Namajunas.

Barber, a Greeley native, is on a six-fight win streak heading into the bout and is ranked No. 4 in the flyweight division. Namajunas, a two-time strawweight champion and Westminster resident, is ranked No. 6. She snapped a two-bout losing streak with a win over Amanda Ribas in March. The fight has big implications for the winner to eventually get a crack at the belt.

The card also features a trio of welterweight bouts in Mike Malott versus Gilbert Urbina, Santiago Ponzinibbio versus Muslim Salikhov and Gabriel Bonfim versus Ange Loosa. Plus, Luana Santos versus Mariya Agapova in women’s flyweight, Abdul Razak Alhassan versus Cody Brundage in middleweight and Julian Erosa versus Christian Rodriguez in featherweight. Denver fighter Drew Dober will also be on the card against Mike Davis in the lightweight division.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
5:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $75

The Squirrel Nut Zippers Jazz from the Back ‘O Town show is an intriguing look at the birth of Jazz, focused on the prodigious musical neighborhood of New Orleans called Back ‘O Town.  The Squirrel Nut Zippers present a delightful view into a magical era of the late 19th century through the Roaring 20s in New Orleans’ Back O’ Town neighborhood.  Performing reverent yet exciting renditions of such seminal NOLA classics as Jelly Roll Morton’s “Animule Ball,” Louis Armstrong’s “Back O’ Town Blues,” the Zippers also perform favorites from their own catalog adapted and arranged to more closely echo the sounds of 1920s New Orleans.

Chatauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Rd., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $30

Next Week: Tuesday, July 16

For 30 years, Missy Elliott directing the global soundscape, visually reinventing herself and redefining pop music. She is an iconic rapper and music producer who made a mark on the male-dominated hip hop world with her talent. From an early age, Elliott demonstrated a knack for performing, singing and writing music. 

Missy’s career is multi-faceted as she’s charted creative new territory with style and grace and four Grammy wins. Her influence is broad – she has inspired or collaborated with a number of heavy hitters, including Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, and the late Whitney Houston. 

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $50

Wednesday-Sunday, July 17-21

Come see why The Second City has been the first name in laughter for over 60 years! From the place that launched the careers of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell and more comes the next generation of comedy superstars. The Second City’s Comedian Rhapsody is a brand-new revue featuring the best sketch comedy and songs from our history, their newest classics and, of course, the trademark improvisation performed by The Second City Touring Company’s best and brightest…and funniest! 

Garner Galleria Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver 
Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $48-$52
INFO: 720-865-4220

Thursday, July 18

Build your dream car from LEGO bricks, then put it to the test competing against other builders for speed and style in this high-octane event. Start your engines and race to victory! Cost of the Build Night also includes admission to the museum’s LEGO exhibit. Purchase your tickets in advance to reserve your spot (expected to sell out!) and even add an extra large pizza for $15. Tables will be set up for LEGO-side dining plus a cash bar. Come and go between Build Night in the Atrium and the LEGO exhibit for a full night of fun for either families or adults!

Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cost: $15-$18
Info: 303-651-8374

Flat Creek is a dynamic bluegrass and folk band rooted in the vibrant music scene of Boulder, Colorado. With a repertoire that seamlessly weaves between timeless covers and heartfelt originals, Flat Creek delivers unforgettable experiences to audiences across Boulder Valley. They feature their core band members studying at CU Boulder, and a seasonal fiddle player from Berklee College of Music. Catch them live at the legendary Fox Theatre in Boulder, where they’ll have the crowd dancing, singing, and feeling the true essence of Colorado’s folk scene.

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

AJR is an American indie pop band founded by brothers Adam, Jack, and Ryan Met, collectively a trio of vocalists, multi-instrumentalists, and songwriters. While their star is on the rise, they’ve been around for 10 years having grown up in New York City, busking in Washington Square Park, and singing covers until releasing their first album, Living Room. Much of the group’s close dynamic and musical chemistry comes from the fact that the brothers share the same influences. In addition to drawing inspiration from artists of the 1960s, including Frankie Valli, The Beach Boys, and Simon & Garfunkel, the brothers say that they are also influenced by modern hip hop and the sounds of Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar. (Also performing Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.)

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $60

Friday, July 19

Niall Horan is the Irish singer and guitarist, first known for being a member of the boy band One Direction. As a teen he often played the guitar and his aunt urged nephew Niall to pursue singing. During his teens, he attended an audition of the famous television reality show The X Factor. The judges weren’t overly impressed with his singing skills, so soon after, he collaborated with a few of his fellow contestants to form the group One Direction, which gained a huge following worldwide. Niall Horan has become a familiar face on the hit competition show, The Voice, as one of the most popular and loved judges.

Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $40

Calling all Musical Theatre nerds, drama geeks, actors, actresses, theatre lovers, and more! Welcome to Broadway Rave, a Broadway Dance Party celebrating the best in show-tunes and musical theatre. Come sing along to all of your favorite broadway hits while dressed up as your favorite character. We’ll have surprise guests from some of your favorite Broadway stars! Live out your Broadway fantasies at Broadway Rave — the most POPULAR Broadway Dance party around.

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

Saturday, July 20

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase and a long list of accomplishments including 2 RIAA Gold Certified albums, over 1.5 million concert tickets sold, over 1 billion streams on Pandora, and over 2 million albums sold worldwide. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.

Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Rd., Boulder
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $43-$73

Easy Honey was born out of the small-town innocent college days: the days of walking home under the starry night, and springing under the watchful eye of sunny graveyards, Dairy Queens, and neo-gothic cathedrals. Easy Honey’s witty melodies dotted with catchy hooks serve as anthems of nostalgia for their indie rock audience of daydreamers and night-seekers. Drawing inspiration from the originality and attitude of The Kinks, The Replacements, and Radiohead, the band’s raucous yet sentimental live show exemplifies the realness that people crave in a post COVID, internet-driven world.

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

Hailing from both the Appalachian and Piedmont regions of North Carolina, the Rangers have long held traditional bluegrass paramount, while possessing an exceptional ability to bring it down the mountain, and to incorporate accessible influence from all walks of the region. With the band’s last few albums, they have gained recognition from well beyond the world of bluegrass, earning a reputation as some of the most influential songwriters in Americana today.

Over the band’s esteemed career, the three-time Grammy nominees have released 14 studio albums, three collaborative albums with actor and banjoist Steve Martin, been inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and appeared on some of music’s biggest stages.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $25
Phone: 303-786-7030

Sunday, July 21

This performance emerges through a rite of passage process that brings together leaders from around the world to cultivate bridges of connection through the expressive arts. Together on one stage will be artists and activists from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Palestine, Ghana, India, Argentina, Israel, Uganda, China, and across the US. Together they will craft a story sharing the challenges they face and how they are creating pathways for peace individually and collectively.

The work is raw, beautiful, surprising, and filled with pictures of what is possible when people orient towards creativity, collaboration, and kindness. Enjoy this soulful expression of humanity’s capacity to move into life giving action through dance, song, poetry, theatre, and love.

Dairy Arts Center, Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $25-$40
Info: 303-440-7826

Once upon a time there was a teenage boy working on his family farm in apartheid South Africa. The year was 1960. This boy loved to sing, in fact he loved to sing so much that he allowed himself an impossible dream. In his dream he would create a group of singers, from his family members, to sing traditional South African songs. His group would perform all over South Africa and they would become the greatest music group his country would ever know. How could such a dream come to a young farm boy in a country rife with hardship, violence and trouble? Well, Joseph Shabalala was this young farm boy and his dream would become Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

After leading his group for over fifty years and approaching his seventy-fifth birthday, Joseph Shabalala retired in 2014, handing the leadership to his three sons, Thulani, Sibongiseni and Thamsanqa Shabalala. Having joined their father’s group in 1993, their many years of training had prepared them in ways no others could be trained. Now, carrying their father’s dream into the future, the Shabalala Family continues the group’s success for the world to hear.

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00 p.m.
Tickets: Start at $30
Phone: 303-786-7030

Wednesday, July 24

Fusing ancient African music traditions with indie-pop, rock, jazz, gospel, classical, and world folk influences, Kutandara’s exuberant, hi-energy polyrhythmic performances manage to be innovative and deeply-rooted at the same time. In their performance – as part of the summer concerts in the park, Kutandara comes together to foster a good time, as they exchange the energy of music and movement with their audiences.

Carr Park, 1301 21st Ave., Longmont
6:00-8:00 p.m.

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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.