Whitewater Ramble with The Henhouse Prowlers and Chain Station PHOTO
Hodiâ€™s Half Note
$10, $5 under 21
â€œSelf-described as “High-Octane Rocky Mountain DanceGrass”, WhiteWater Ramble uses a simple recipe to craft its sound â€“â€“ bluegrass instrumentation, add drums, and a boundary-less approach to grassing-up everything from house grooves to reggae,â€ according to Hodiâ€™s website. â€œThe Colorado-bred quintet combines the elements of mandolin, fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, drums and vocals to explore the musical boundaries of multiple genres to fuel their own mixture of original music and innovative cover song interpretations.â€
Ghost in the Machine CD Release Party with Echo Chamber
â€œGhost in the Machine (collective) is an ever expanding audio/visual project featuring musicians and artists from all over the globe,â€ according to Road 34â€™s website. â€œThe current live line up features Nick Duarte (of Post Paradise), Kris Smith (of The Holler!), Brian Zeiger (of Peace Officer) and Joel Decatur. Ghost is a hard hitting rock band live and also features performances from Alana Rolfe (of Fierce Bad Rabbit) as well as AK and Shane Cooper (of Peace Officer).â€
Michal Menert w/ Paul Basic, Ill Mannered and The Beatserver
According to Michal Menertâ€™s Facebook page, â€œMichal Menert is the first artist signed to Pretty Lights Music, after co-producing Pretty Lights’ debut album, â€˜Taking Up Your Precious Time (2006)â€™ and contributing to a handful of the project’s tracks afterward.â€ His music is described as â€œtastes like a memory from the future and rhymes with orange.â€
A.S.A.P. Another Sam Art Party
Hodiâ€™s Half Note
The event features music, beer, raffles and art provided by Sam Walsh.
â€˜Dido and Aeneasâ€™ by Henry Purcell with Opera Scenes
Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts
â€œPresented by the NEW Charles and Reta Ralph Opera Center with string quartet and harpsichord/piano accompaniment The annual opera scenes program includes a fully staged production of one of the few surviving examples of Baroque English opera: Henry Purcellâ€™s Dido and Aeneas featuring Didoâ€™s beautiful and haunting lament â€˜When I am laid in earth,â€™ a popular aria to this day,â€ according to the eventâ€™s page on www.colostate.edu. â€œThe evening will be complemented by excerpted scenes from operatic literature, ranging from Baroque to modern. Minimal sets and costumes require a greater sense of imagination, creating a profound acting experience for the singers.â€
â€˜The Sound of Musicâ€™
Midtown Arts Center
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Lounge and Bar open at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-Show begins at 7:15 p.m.
Lounge and Bar opens at 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Show begins at 1:15 p.m.
$49 matinee, $59 evening
â€œThe world’s best-loved musical, â€œThe Sound of Music,â€ is a lavish and critically-acclaimed production telling the uplifting true story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains,â€ according to the Midtown Arts Centerâ€™s website. â€œWith its unforgettable score, â€œThe Sound Of Musicâ€ touches the hearts of all ages and brims over with some of the most memorable songs ever performed.â€
IM Summer Season 1 Sign-upâ€™s
Campus Recreation Center
â€œToday kicks off the sign up’s for Season 1 IM sports and goes until 5.13 p.m.,â€ according to the eventâ€™s page on www.colostate.edu. â€œSeason 1 includes 4v4 sand volleyball, Tennis, Indoor Soccer, Golf and XBOX FIFA Tournament.â€ For more information visit campusrec.colostate.edu.
Late Night Breakfast
Lory Student Center
Late Night Breakfast will be open to the first 650 students with their IDs.
â€œHave some fun and take a break from studying with free pancakes, potatoes, bacon, OJ and coffee,â€ according to the eventâ€™s page on www.colostate.edu. There will also be massages, music, prizes and trivia. Come join us for some good food and good times!â€
Rescue and Redemption
Lincoln Center Art Galleries
5 to 8 p.m.
As part of Fort Collinsâ€™ First Friday Gallery Walk, â€œthe Lincoln Center will present the work of five artists who creatively rescue and repurpose consumer, construction, architectural and industrial waste, offering them redemption in the form of fine art objects,â€ according to www.beetstreet.org. â€œBob Coonts, Erick C. Johnson, Susannah Mira, Lee Somers and Les Sunde see discarded objects with an eye toward what can be, rather than what was. The line, shape and colors of the detritus of modern life speak to these artists in a unique language.â€ The exhibition will continue through Saturday, June 2nd.
Live Oil Painting Demo
The Fine Art and Frame Company
6 to 9 p.m.
Artist Mike Brouse is giving a live oil painting demo, and visitors can enter their names for a chance to win the painting.
Opening reception of Connie Kingâ€™s exhibition
Trimble Court Artisans
6 to 9 p.m.
â€œConnie King, a local Fort Collins artist, presents a new collection of fabric creations using David Butler’s Parson Gray fabric with functional ceramic pieces to coordinate,â€ according to www.beetstreet.org. â€œConnie will also have some new items using local artist Amelia Caruso’s Effervescence line of fabric. By popular demand there will be ties and some home decorating items.â€
Surrealist Writing Games
The Bean Cycle/Matter Bookstore
â€œEmploy some of the creative strategies of the Surrealists to kick start your writing. We will be using ideas culled from the Surrealist painters and writers to spark our imaginations,â€ according to www.beetstreet.org. â€œJoin writers to play Poetry Poker, write echo poems, follow the writing advice of Tristan Tzara and use bibliomancy. We will use language games and techniques for creating outrageous stories and poems.â€