Friday, December 02, 2016

Holiday Chocolate Festival

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 11/28/2016 - 10:00am

There are 100,000 reasons to put this festival on your holiday calendar—and they all come in the form of delicious chocolate samples. Owing to its immense popularity, this event has stretched into two days for the first time in eight years. Take advantage of the extra day to shop for the holidays, listen to the Original Dickens Carolers, and maybe even partake in the Chocolate Pudding Eating Contest. Adults can cheers with chocolate martinis and kids can enjoy a traditional visit from Santa. Fri-Sat, times vary.

Emerging Vision

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:46pm

At this open-themed show, visitors can acquaint themselves with the works of 28 promising young photographers—talented artists, including Emma Sobel, Justin Alber, and Yong Chen, who have been tapped as standard-bearers and innovators of the photographic world. Chosen from a national pool of hundreds of submissions, the undergraduate and MFA students included in the show represent a wide array of backgrounds and artistic inspirations. Expect the photographs to address the personal, the intimate, and the meditative through urban scenes, rural landscapes, portraits, and still lifes.

The Work of George Strasburger

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:56pm

This latest series of works from figurative artist George Strasburger confronts notions of modern masculinity through depictions of various relationships. This exhibit will showcase Strasburger's trademark large-scale oil pieces alongside his figurative sketches and drawings, offering a lens into Strasburger's creative process and classical style. Sun-Sat 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Fri, 10/07/2016 - 10:57am

Consider the at-once highly personal and distinctly universal concept of home in this photography exhibit examining many versions of domesticity in the modern world. The images run the gamut from serene displays of comfort and security to rougher views of life on society’s margins. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 N. College Ave., Fort Collins, 970-224-1010, www.c4fap.org. Free. 

Colorado Symphony: All Beethoven Feat. Symphony No. 7

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 4:49pm

Spend an evening basking in the musical power and passion of one of the world’s most revered composers: Ludwig van Beethoven. This year’s annual weekend celebration features the overture for Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s Coriolan, followed by Piano Concerto No. 3 with British soloist Stephen Hough and Symphony No. 7. Arrive an hour early to join an insightful prelude discussion led by classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm. Fri-Sun, 1, 7:30 p.m.

Image courtesy of Colorado Symphony 

Bubbles & Oysters, Oh My!

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 4:11pm

It's time to pop the bubbly and shoot some oysters to get the holiday season started. At this classy event, Marczyk Fine Foods will serve up the oysters and Infinite Monkey Theorem will provide the champagne. Only purchase as much as you desire while enjoying the creative stylings of abstract visual artist Robert Bell and music from DJ Eljay. Fri 5-10 p.m.  

Holiday Flea

Submitted by Abbey White on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 4:18pm

Get all your Christmas necessities—from  art and antiques to pet products and baby supplies— at this flourishing pop-up marketplace. Now in its third year, the three-day event will kick off Friday night with a ticketed opening night party that will serve up bottomless speciality beverages like New Belgium beer, while giving you first dibs on goods from around 200 vendors.

Channel 93.3's Not So Silent Night

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 4:24pm

Australian electro-dance duo Empire of the Sun will be headlining this powerhouse night of international acts spanning diverse sub-genres of modern rock. The night will be packed with opening sets from Icelandic alt-rock group Kaleo, Canadian folk rock band the Strumbellas, indie pop duo JR JR from Detroit, and Denver-based, alt-electro ensemble 888. With new releases this year from every act, there’ll be plenty of fresh tracks to rock out to. Fri 6:30 p.m.

NaNoWriMo Open Mic NIght

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 12:04pm

Aspiring authors can round-up favorite passages of their own writing from November’s National Novel Writing Month and share them at BookBar’s Open Mic night. Didn’t have time to pick up the pen? Then hop on-stage and read a passage from a work of literature that motivates you to write. Be sure to gain some liquid courage (and inspiration!) in the form of BookBar’s signature Writer’s Block Sangria. Fri 7-9 p.m.

The Sea

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 11/29/2016 - 12:51pm

The ocean—endlessly powerful, constantly moving, and inextricably tied to human migration and history—is the inspiration for this evocative show. Provocative contemporary dance group 3rd Law and artistic co-directors Jim LaVita and Katie Elliott bring together aspects of theater, music, and literature to create a multi-sensory dance performance that explores all the ways the sea has influenced humanity. Split into three parts, the show will touch upon nature, migration, and perseverance as major themes, with a unifying original score by Boulder's Paul Fowler.