Irish humor, line dancing and acrobatic entertainment are all on
the fine arts stage for the upcoming week.
From Fort Collins to Greeley, the variety of arts performances
available ranges from a showcase of the top performers from CSU’s
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance to an acrobatic, and silent,
act similar to that of the popular Blue Man Group.
About 20 galleries will keep their doors open from 6 p.m. to 9
p.m., for the Friday Old Town Gallery Walk.
The galleries schedule the opening of new shows, special
exhibits and featured artists to coincide with the first Friday of
the month. This is a great way to see the art that Fort Collins has
to offer and to get a chance to meet the artists and to be the
first to see and purchase new artwork.
Rowdiness and Irish humor are the primary sources of laughter in
the play, “A Couple of Blaguards.” Blaguards has become an
affectionate term for the rowdy outgoing, and sometimes drinking,
sort of boys.
This play is a two-character comedy about the experiences of
growing up in Ireland and an escape to America. The performance
will be on Friday at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley.
The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and
$16-$20 for adults.
It has been called an artistic highlight for the city of Fort
In this culmination, top musicians, actors and dancers from the
Department of Music, Theatre and Dance will provide a colorful
array of artistic talent for their audience’s enjoyment. CSU is
presenting its third Annual Grand Gala, Polyphonies on
This year’s gala will be on stage at the Lincoln Center in Old
Town Fort Collins.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices start at $5.
The Tweaksters mingle acrobatic dance and artistic juggling to
create a rhythmic, whimsical performance designed to tweak and
delight audiences of all ages. From ping-pong air raids to
glow-in-the-dark illusions to skillful feats of strength and
balance, this hour long, pulse-quickening adventure keeps audiences
entertained. It’s dynamic, original and fun, all without words.
They have been called the Blue Man Group without the face paint
and Cirque du Soleil without the high ticket prices.
There is one show only at the Union Colony Civic Center on
Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are only $6.50 for adults and $5.50 for
Color within the lines with the Friends of Traditional Dance.
The group is putting on a Contra Dance at the City Park Center
Saturday night from 8 p.m. to 11p.m.
Contra dance moves are similar to square dance moves, but the
sets of couples dance in lines. In the course of a dance, each
couple dances with every other couple in the set, making this a
great opportunity to make some new “square” friends. Each dance is
taught by the caller, who cues the dancers through the moves in the
The event will have live music by the Boulder Bogtrotters.
For those who are new to contra dancing, a free one-hour lesson
is offered before the dance from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is
Old Town Gallery Walk
Union Colony Civic Center
Friends of Traditional Dance Hotline