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Sweaty Sweater Race

This four-mile race gives you an excuse to break out that hideous Santa-bedecked pullover your grandmother so kindly knitted last year. Whether you decide to walk or run the course just outside downtown Fort Collins, you can still warm your hands with hot cocoa (or for those over 21, beer) at the finish line. Don’t…
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The Wonder Bread Years

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If 2017 America's got you down—which (admit it) it probably does—take in this one-man show for a trip back to the old-fashioned America of the '50s and '60s. Written and performed by Seinfeld and The Tonight Show writer Pat Hazell, this production will have baby boomers bemusedly reminiscing on the Spam diets and station wagon…
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Picasso: Visage and Posing for Picasso

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You can always find a passel of Picassos in New York or Barcelona, but for the next three months, you only have to go as far as Loveland. The town's art museum enters its own blue period this fall with two exhibits devoted to the Spanish master. Visage, naturally, focuses on facial portraiture across 35…
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Fort Collins Fringe Festival

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Edinburgh, Orlando...Fort Collins? The quirky-but-venerable tradition of fringe festivals, which celebrate artists and performers that may be too avant-garde for the standard music or dance festival, first came to the Larimer County seat in 2013, and its fifth year promises to be better than ever. The fest's 90 performances span five venues and eight genres,…

Hops for Hunger

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Enjoy local brews and food truck fare at this festival that is all about giving back. Proceeds from the event will benefit Weld Food Bank, with each dollar donated providing five meals for those in need within the Windsor community. Be charitable by sipping on Front Range brews from High Hops Brewery and Horse &…

The Fort Collins Human Race

During this five-kilometer run, athletes will race alongside (and against) the historic Fort Collins trolley. If you can outrun the machine—which finishes the route in approximately half an hour— you’ll score a free T-shirt (and, of course, bragging rights). Even if you’re not faster than your opponent, you can still tuck into a post-race pancake…
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H20

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This retelling of Shakespeare's classic tragedy about a Danish prince follows Jake, a Hollywood actor struggling to feel fulfilled despite his successful career. When the young performer takes on the role of Hamlet, he meets Deborah, an Evangelical Christian woman trying to get cast as Ophelia. As the unlikely pair becomes closer, they begin to resemble their characters both…

Landscapes

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 This landscape-themed collection of photos juried by Lisa Volpe, the associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will feature more than 40 artists, including Boulder-based Pinque Clark and the award-winning Rocky Mountain photographer Sean Du. Museum-goers can expect to see scenes from around the globe, including South Carolina’s Congaree National Park…

Dopamine Collective

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A group of seven unlikely artists, including mathematician Gerard Kopek, biologist Leslie Park, and physicist Stuart Harrison, are the brains behind this experimental installation. Check out the intricate photos Park took of the edges of microscopic slides and listen to Kopek’s symphonies created by transcribing the codes from image files into musical notes.

Hair

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This moving play follows a politically active group of hippies who are horrified when one of their own is drafted during the Vietnam War. As protagonist Claude decides whether he should boycott the draft or appease his parents’ wishes, he jeopardizes his relationships with his friends. Famous for classic tunes like “Let the Sunshine In,”…

Spring on the Farm

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Give your young wannabe ranchers a taste of country living at this animal-packed event. They’ll learn how to do laundry with a washboard; grind cord; and play with calves, chicks, and baby turkeys (also known as jakes and jennys). Learning the ins and out of farm life has never been cuter.

Hops & Vine: Spring Beer and Wine Dinner

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At this pairing event, you don't have to choose between your two favorite beverages. Four delectable courses made by chef Justin Burdick will be served alongside beer samples of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company as well as seasonal wines. Start with a refreshing fruit salad paired with Perambulation Ale or Big Easy Chenin Blanc, then savor gamey Colorado lamb…

Read and Seed Youth Program

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This fun educational program uses nature-themed activities to teach kids essential school preparedness skills like reading and language. Taught by Gardens on Spring Creek education coordinator Ashley Young, this class lets tykes get their hands dirty while they learn. Children will make creative connections by learning about edible plants, making rain sticks, and reading about…

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