Music, art and more fill Loveland calendar – Loveland Reporter-Herald


‘Let It Be’

Classic Albums – “Let It Be” will present the music of The Beatles’ final studio album at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St.

Released about a month after the group broke up, the album contained songs including “Let It Be,” “Get Back,” “The Long and Winding Road” and “Across the Universe.”

Tickets are $45-$60.

For details, call 970-962-2120 or visit rialtotheatercenter.org.

Exhibit Openings

Two exhibits will open Friday, Jan. 20, at Artworks Center for Contemporary Art, 310 N. Railroad Ave., with an opening reception at 6-8 p.m.

Shelby Shadewell’s exhibit, “Visceral,” features drawings of gut piles from game animals, such as pronghorn, deer and elk. The work is a natural progression from previous creative research exploring personal and collective fears/anxieties.

“Air of the Ancients,” curated by Hamidah Glasgow with the Center for Fine Art Photography, also will go on display, with works by Angela Faris Belt, Natascha Seideneck, and Melanie Walker.

Both exhibits will run until April 1.

For details, call 970-663-5555 or visit artworksloveland.org.

Spring Home Show

The Northern Colorado Home Show will feature local and national exhibitors offering deals and discounts at noon-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Ranch Events Complex – First National Bank Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle.

Admission is free.

For details, visit treventscomplex.com.


Preschoolers ages 2-5  can learn about river otters that play through the winter at a PEEPs Preschool Environmental Ed Program at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Chilson Recreation Center Birthday Party Room, 700 E. Fourth St.

Registration is required. The event is free. An adult must accompany each child.

For details, call 970-962-2643 or visit offero.cityofloveland.org.

Art in Nature

The Loveland Open Lands and Trails Department’s Art in Nature Sketching and Journaling group will meet at 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, and 9-11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at High Plains Environmental Center, 2698 Bluestem Willow Drive.

The sketching and journaling event will focus on kestrels, a little falcon that hovers. New sketchers and journalers are encouraged to attend.

Materials are provided, or participants can bring their own. Registration is required for the free event.

For details, call 970-962-2643, or visit offero.cityofloveland.org.

Colorado Origins Talk

Eldon Grimm will present a program on “Colorado Origins of Colorado’s Beautiful Scenery” at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Mirasol Senior Community, 1153 Finch St.

The one-hour talk will explore the forces that created the mountains and carved them into what is visible today.

Registration is required. Admission is free.

For details, call 970-962-2643, or visit offero.cityofloveland.org.


‘Motones & Jerseys’

Hear the “Motones & Jerseys: In Concert” at noon Saturday, Jan. 21, at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive.

With a set list of nearly 50 songs, the show features the music of beloved artists like Marvin Gaye, The Drifters, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits and many more.

Other shows are sold out.

Tickets are $65.

​​For details, call 970-744-3747 or visit   coloradocandlelight.com.

Benefit Chili Supper

High County Beverage will host a chili benefit for the Colorado Rangers and other philanthropic projects of the Northern Colorado Council of ESA at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at 4200 Ronald Reagan Blvd.

Chili with toppings will be served, and there will be beer for those 21 and older.

Tickets are $10.

For details, call 970-217-9856.

Fort Collins

Polar Bear 5K

The Polar Bear 5K and Polar Plunge will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Horsetooth Reservoir, 4200 County Road 38E.

Enjoy a 5K run around the Horsetooth Reservoir with views of the foothills followed by a dive into the icy reservoir water. There will be an after party with craft beer, overall and age group awards for the 5K and local vendors.

Race fees are $40-$99.

For details, visit frontrangefreeze.com.

‘Escape to the Zoo’

“Escape to the Zoo” with the Friends of the Symphony’s fun family concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia.

The program, which features Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Carnival of the Animals” and Gregory Smith’s “Zoo Song,” will be performed by the Fort Collins Symphony and Canyon Concert Ballet.

Tickets are $5 for ages 12 and under, and $10 for all others.

For details, call 970-221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

‘Evolution of Fashion’

“Smart Textiles and the Evolution of Fashion” will be presented at 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave.

Christopher Muscato, adjunct professor of history at the University of Northern Colorado, will explore the future of smart textiles in terms of both function and fashion.

Tickets are $5.

For details, call 970-221-4600, or visit globalvillagemuseum.org.

MLK Jr. Day Workshop

An MLK Jr. Youth Celebration workshop will take place at 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14-15, at the Foothills Mall, 215 E. Foothills Parkway.

The theme for the workshop with artist and rapper Anthony Gipson is “Express YourSelf Free To Be Free At last: Who I am as I am.” He will direct participants to explore how they feel or how they want others to feel about freedom, equality and social justice within the confines of Dr King’s message within his “I Have a Dream” speech, using paint, canvas and various art materials to create a mosaic that expresses individual creativity as a collective to convey a message of unity.

The two-day workshop is  open to ages 9-19 especially Black/African-American and those within the BIPOC multi-racial community.

Admission is free.

For details or to register, visit bit.ly/3GZb2l0.


Open Space Volunteers

The ​t​own of Windsor ​is seeking volunteers to join ​its new HOST ​(history, open spaces and trails) ​team​ to serve as stewards of ​the town’s natural history and outdoor spaces.

This team consists of several available positions, including ​naturalist, ​trail ​docent​ and trail ​ambassador. Volunteer service will take place across Windsor’s open spaces and trails. Candidates should be passionate about the outdoors and have a strong commitment to community service.

Training is free​ and the positions require a one-year commitment. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate. Interviews will take place the week of Jan. 23.

For ​details, include volunteer position descriptions, details and training dates, visit​ ​windsorgov.com/397/Volunteer-Program.

Estes Park

Free Day at RMNP

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 16, will be the first free admission day of 2023 at Rocky Mountain National Park.

Other free admission days this year will include the first day of National Park Week on April 22, the anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act on Aug. 4, National Public Lands Day on Sept. 23, and Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

The free days are observed at RMNP and all parks that charge entrance fees.

For details, visit nps.gov/planyourvisit/fee-free-parks.htm.

Westerns & Whiskey

The first Westerns & Whiskey Weekend will take place Jan. 20-22 at the Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave.

The two-day event will celebrate Western film, whiskey and music in the Rockies with art, workshops, food, music and more.

Tickets are $50 to $399.

For details, visit stanleyhotel.com/westernswhiskeyweekend.html.

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