If a campfire in the heart of the West doesn't seem like a good place for a poetry reading, you might want to reconsider your perspective. Talented poets from across the country, including Colorado native Floyd Beard and songwriter Patty Clayton, will delight you with their uniquely Western takes on performing arts. Plus, try making your own tunes during a cowboy harmonica class with blues musician Gary Allegretto. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
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