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Dickens Horror Film Festival

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Movie buffs: Skip trick-or-treating and celebrate Halloween with a lineup of spooky films at this Longmont festival. From Solved, an artsy short about one man's deadly obsession made from thousands of still photographs to Arbor Demon, a feature-length horror flick about a demonic camping trip, there's a thriller for every scary-movie fan. As an added…

Day of the Dead Exhibition

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Honor your ancestors at this cultural event and exhibition—the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado. The exhibition will feature traditional gigantes (giant puppets) made by local artists and altars for the dead. Also, the family celebration on November 4 will include themed activities such as sugar skull decorating and face painting.

Othermama’s Bakery Grand Opening

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Try a sweet treat (or 10) at the opening weekend of mother-daughter duo Brenda Lehenbauer and Stacey Courtney’s bakeshop in Longmont. The ribbon cutting ceremony will include free samples of baked goods such as snickerdoodle cookies, apple crumble bars, and mini cheesecakes. You can also sign up to win a gift certificate to the bakery…

Sugar Plum Tea Party

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Put your pinkies up and enjoy a proper afternoon tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy. The warm beverage will come served with finger sandwiches, pastries, and scenes from The Nutcracker performed by members of the Centennial State Ballet. Children will have the chance to get their picture taken with the Sugar Plum Fairy, and all…

Longmont Chalk Art Street Fair

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Watch your step during this street festival; you may accidentally tread on one of the dozens of chalk art masterpieces decorating the streets of Longmont. This street fair will showcase the work of more than 40 artists, including local muralists Bryce Widom and Mario Olvera. When you’re not watching the temporary pieces come alive from…

Leftapalooza

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The ultimate cover band concert is ready to rock its seventh year. Leftapalooza Mile High Tribute Band Competition will feature eight groups, including Hell’s Belles, performing classics from AC/DC , David Bowie, and The Rolling Stones, among other groups. The whole family can take a walk on the wild side with drinks provided by independent…

Oxford Gardens & Cafe Aion Farm Dinner

Farm meets table at this seasonal Spanish supper prepared by chef Dakota Soifer of Boulder’s Cafe Aion. Start with a complimentary cocktail garnished with herbs fresh from the garden. Then chow down on delicious dishes such as gazpacho with late summer tomatoes, roasted honey-cumin lamb, and almond torte with stone fruits—all made with produce just…

American Classics: Car Show & Auction

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Celebrate Father’s Day by giving Dad a weekend away from the grill—treat him to hot barbecue plates, fried chicken, and cold beer at this vintage-style car show instead. While savoring lunch from the Longmont-based Post Chicken & Beer, attendees can check out more than 20 classic American cars from Boulder collector Stephen Tebo’s private collection. If your…

Hygge Dinner

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“Hygge” is the Danish word for cozy, and that’s the perfect way to describe the atmosphere at this intimate dinner party. Relax on a sheepskin-clad bench at a communal dinner table as Kevin Grossi (the executive chef for the Regional) cooks a five-course meal over an open fire. On the menu is a whole grilled Colorado…

Outdoor Divas Sprint

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With plenty of spots along the route for friends and family to encourage competitors, this ladies-only triathlon makes for an ideal first-timer race. The event starts with a half-mile swim in Union Reservoir’s cool water, then follows with a 12.9-mile flat, paved bike loop. After running along a scenic 3.1-mile gravel path that hugs the side…
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Vance Brand: Flying Higher and Faster

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At nearly a mile high, Longmont's elevation is impressive by terrestrial standards—but Boulder County native Vance Brand has traveled 160 miles higher. The former NASA astronaut logged 746 hours in space during his three-decade career, and he returns home to discuss everything from his Colorado childhood to his space career and the future of aerospace science.…

Beethoven and Brews

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Dressing to the nines is not a requirement at this concert by a Colorado Symphony ensemble. As the instrumentalists perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (you’ll recognize its finale, “Ode to Joy”), sip on flight of four-ounce tasters from Longmont’s Left Hand Brewing Company.

Swing Dance Night

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Even if you’re a swing dance rookie, you can still enjoy this show featuring Big Band–era tunes. Grab a partner and start the evening with a lesson taught by instructors from the Denver Swing Project. Then show off your moves to the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra’s performance of songs made popular by jazz legends Duke Ellington,…

Post Chicken & Beer

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This fast-casual venue—the younger sibling to Lafayette's Post Brewing Company—offers good ol' Southern comfort food and great beer. The one-of-a-kind fried chicken can be enjoyed either on a sandwich or as a platter accompanied by a biscuit and side dish. Dig into fresh-baked cherry pie for dessert.

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