Friday, September 30, 2016

Manitou Springs Waterfest

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 07/12/2016 - 11:39am

Work up a sweat and cool down at this water-focused weekend retreat. During the Friday welcome reception, participate in an aqua-yoga class or soak and chat in SunWater Spa. On Saturday, the action starts at 8 a.m. with the Mayor's Cup Run 5K and continues with bike rides through Garden of the Gods led by guides from Manitou Spokes. Proceeds benefit the Mineral Springs Foundation, which aims to restore and preserve natural mineral springs. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Music District Grand Opening

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:42pm

Come celebrate the opening of Fort Collins' newest musical contribution to its growing music scene. The 57,000-square-foot complex will house everything from cheap-to-rent practice rooms and performance areas to music-related stores and apartments for resident musicians. During the grand opening, take tours of the inventive new campus, nosh on refreshments, and dance as local DJs spin some tracks. Fri 7-11 p.m.

The Stinky Cheese Man

Submitted by Molly Longman on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 12:18pm

Childhood classics get a satirical twist during this live musical interpretation of your favorite storybook fables. Kids will delight in seeing the protagonist from Jack and the Beanstalk narrate modified tales about barnyard animals and fumbling giants. In these unconventional version, characters like Chicken Little and the Gingerbread ignore traditional plots and even call the president to help them deal with their troubles. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

A Small Good Thing

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 09/27/2016 - 8:54am

If your daily nine-to-five grind doesn't feel fulfilling anymore, this engaging documentary might encourage you to seek a new path in life. In the film, Academy Award–winning director Pamela Tanner Boll profiles five people who quit their conventional jobs and found happiness in new occupations, such as Blue Hill Restaurants farmer Sean Stanton and the founder of a youth drumming performance group, Shirley Edgerton.