SWAY – Supporting Women and Youth

Le Buone Azioni Productions is hosting an exciting extravaganza of belly dancing and drumming at the Rialto Theatre in Downtown Loveland on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7pm. The colorful evening will showcase eight of the finest and most imaginative belly dance troupes in Northern Colorado, two amazing drum ensembles, and special guest star, Rio of Satori Dance fame. Performers of the evening range from 10-75 years of age and is […]

Tick Tock Vinyl

Errin Ruffer has been collecting vinyl for 15 years. With over 5000 records in his personal collection, he found a way to recycle records that are scratched and unwanted – he turns them into one of a kind functional pieces of art. Tick Tock Vinyl is an ode to Errin’s love of music and art, featuring unique clocks from unwanted vinyl records. There is something for everyone with retro designs, […]

To Cambodia with Love

Fort Collins based Sustainable Schools International is hosting its first local fundraiser to benefit school children in rural Cambodia. To Cambodia with Love is an Adventure Travel and Asian Art Auction held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 7-10pm at New Belgium Brewing, 500 Linden St. SSI is a local non-profit drawing attention to the fact that back-to-school is not always a given in the developing world. The event will feature […]

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Fresh Farm Dinner

Spring Kite Farm in Fort Collins will host their first farm dinner on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 5pm. The farm will partner with Jax Restaurant, New Belgium Brewery, Odell Brewing, and Equinox Brewery. Fortified Collaborations, a community-centered event planning company, will design and coordinate the evening that features a four-course gourmet meal and live music by Halden Wofford and Friends. Jax Executive Chef Kevin Grossi has a seasonal menu planned […]

RENT – OpenStage Theatre

Bohemia is a dream, but with unwavering determination and courage, eight friends from the gritty art district of New York’s Lower East Side fight to make that dream a reality. Steeped in the confounding era of the HIV/AIDS epidemic during 1989 and 1990, RENT tells a story about being alive and learning to love. These ambitious characters live with an ecstatic sense of purpose and grapple with their own identities […]

NoCo Geeks Who Drink

Drinking and general knowledge enthusiasts all over town have been participating in the free, fast-paced pub quizzes hosted by Geeks Who Drink. The interactive games include a variety of questions from math, hair metal, science, 60’s cartoons, wordplay, and foreplay – just to name a few. Local quizmaster Andy Manshel, who started with the company five years ago, produces a large portion of the content, and conducts most of the […]

Grant Farm – the Almanac

4.5 out of 5 If you’re looking for an energizing, backyard dance, feel good album—Grant Farm’s Almanac is the perfect combination of American roots country, rock guitar and simple lyrics for all listeners. The band, a four-piece group is made up of former members of the Emmitt/Nershi Band and Leftover Salmon. They have performed with The String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band, Head for the Hills, Keller Williams and […]

Halden Wofford & The Hi-Beams – Rocky Mountain Honky Tonk

3.5 out of 5 As the title suggests, there are few other words to describe this album besides honky tonk. The twang is resilient in everything, from Halden Wofford’s voice to the steel guitar to the upright bass. For such a concentrated, distinct genre, it is interesting to listen to how Halden Wofford and The Hi-Beams manage to throw in small glimpses of rock into their music, best demonstrated in […]

Maxwell Hughes – Only In Dreams

4.5 out of 5 Maxwell Hughes’ third full-length album, Only In Dreams, is surrounded by incredibly beautiful and thought-provoking guitar instrumentals. It is a Jack Rose-ian adventure, fit for a soundtrack to the stories of Edward Abbey or traveling, as the cover art suggests, through the desert on a canoe. Only In Dreams exemplifies Maxwell Hughes’ tremendous, self-taught talent on the guitar and an extensive musical charisma. The album seems […]

dust:orbiter – dust:orbiter

2.5 out of 5 The self-titled debut from dust:orbiter, one of Denver’s newest bands, is difficult to pin down on the first listen. It is elusive of any specific genre, combining elements of noise rock, softcore and post rock to create an ominous clusterfuck of somewhat frustrating electric fuzz tangents and slow-building grunge ballads. Prominent influences of Radiohead, Nirvana and Pinback permeate the album, allowing front man Brian Lenherr and […]