Fri September 23, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Beer, Bach and more along Colorado's Front Range on  this first weekend of Autumn.

The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra begins the 2011-2012 Season of Love with music celebrating one of the greatest love stories ever told, Romeo and Juliet. While Shakespeare was the first to put this great tale onto the page, their story has since been told time and again through the ages and has its place in every generation.

Tomorrow night at Octoberfest in Greeley kicks off tonight from 5-10 pm, then the festivities continue tomorrow from 11am – 7pm in beautiful Lincoln Park in Historic downtown Greeley.  

Popular German food, local polka bands, a large variety of brews, and a great children's area. You can even find shopping with a variety of vendor booths.

Casanova at Twilight is a scandalous new musical comedy romp through Casanova’s scandalous life opens tonight at the Atlas Black Box Theatre on the CU Campus and runs in weekend performances at 7:30  until next Saturday 10/1)

The Boulder Bach Festival opens their season with a chamber concert of the master’s Brandenburg Concertos No. 3, No. 5 & No. 6 tonight at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church   in Denver at 7:30

The Longmont Theater’s presentation of Bye Bye Birdie closes this weekend in 7:30 performances tonight and tomorrow night.   303-772-5200 

The Wood Brothers have and 8:00 show tonight at Denver’s swallow Hill.  www.swallowhillmusic.org

Dar Williams and Joan Osborne will join forces for a co-headlining show to honor local women's organizations and support their efforts closing the Mishawaka's outdoor Amphitheatre tonight at 8:00

The Northern Colorado Birding Fair happens tomorrow (9/24) from 7 Am To 2 Pm at Fossil Creek Reservoir Open Space.  www.Larimer Dot Org/Natural Resources

Fort Collins Symphony, Wes Kenney, Music Director, Returning To The newly renovated Lincoln Center for the first concert of the new season tomorrow night (9/24) featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, Violin.  www.F-C-Symphony Dot Org.

Colin Hay as an 8:00 show at Denver’s L2 Arts and Culture center with Chris Trapper opening. www.swallowhillmusic.com

A Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine continues this weekend (9/24 &25) at the Colorado Railroad Museum- 25 minute rides with a full size Tomas, Meeting Sir Topham Hatt, Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Mega Bloks and so much more www.coloradoRailroadMuseum.org

You can help support the Denver School of the Arts Visual Arts Department raise funds for art tables and stools by attending their Wine Tasting tomorrow night starting at 5:00 the William Havu Gallery in Denver. Luscious wines—yummy appetizers and a silent auction!

Come Celebrate Fall and the Autumn Equinox at the Hayden Granary at the last Barn Dance of the year. Along with the fun, dancing and music will be the presentation of the culmination of Colorado Art Ranch's 'Artists in Residence'—quite an evening starting at 6:30 tomorrow.

Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC), in collaboration with Lighthouse Writers Workshop,presents BNC’s opening production of Season 10,Garrett Ammon & Michael J. Henry’s IntersectionIn honor of BNC’s 10th anniversary season, this profound multimedia full-length work, incorporating poetry, film vignettes and dance, returns to the stage Sept. 16-18   Lakewood Cultural Center and Sept. 23-25   Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School in Denver at bncdance.com or by phone at 303.466.5685

Award-winning actress and playwright, Alex Ryer’s musical presentation of Is That All There Is? about the life of the late, great, Miss Peggy Lee closes at the Bas Bleu Theatre in Fort Collins  this coming Wednesday 9/28).  970-498-8949 

Upcoming events-

CSU Theatre presents the original Broadway play by Aaron Sorkin, A Few Good Men, the Academy Award-winning writer of The Social Network and Emmy-winning producer of The West Wing. In a fresh rendition of the military courtroom drama in its portrayal of courage and conviction, set amidst a world of compromise. Opening Wednesday night (9/28) and running  till October 16thin 7:30pm performances at the Studio Theatre, UCA.  CSUArtsTickets.comor at the Ticket Office. Online purchase encouraged to avoid at-the-door fees.

Next Friday (10/7) The Wildflower Concert series on the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons continues with the Celtic virtuosity of Solaswww.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Get The Led OutThe largest nationally touring Led Zeppelin tribute band rocks the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center.  Focusing on the early years, they touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom heard in concert.Next Sat.(10/8) at 7:30 p.m. - Tickets $28 - $39

Next Saturday Fort Collins-based songwriter Kathryn Mostow celebrates the release of her 3rd studio album, "Rich Girl". The special full band show will feature a number of Front Range players from the album, and will include chocolate for everyone!

More events at http://events.publicbroadcasting.net/kunc/events.eventsmain 

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