If you haven’t pulled your act together for Valentine’s Day yet,
let the pros do it for you. Whether it is through words, art or
dance, Fort Collins has an outlet for your lovin’ feeling.
Start by knocking your partner’s socks off by suggesting that
you break out the dancing shoes. Take him or her to shake it at the
Lincoln Center. It’s your chance to swoon to your favorite love
songs and spend an evening with your sweetheart dancing cheek to
cheek to the music of big band.
“Love and All That Jazz Dance” begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at
the Lincoln Center. Table seating and a cash bar will be available.
Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
If dancing isn’t your thang then take your love to Bas Bleu
Theatre so you both can laugh at others’ hilarious attempts at
pursuing romance. The play “Love Letters” is showing Saturday and
follows letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who
grew up together and then went their separate ways. This play
proves that what is implied can be just as revealing and meaningful
as what is actually written down. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.,
choice seats are $79 for adults and $59 for seniors and
When the hype of the romantic holiday finally wears down, green
leprechauns and jazz music will replace red roses.
Faculty saxophonist Peter Sommer and jazz-great Art Lande
explore contemporary sounds for saxophone and piano as part of the
Chamber Music at CSU Faculty Recital Series.
“Jazz Originals” features original music that intersects the
spheres of the classical, jazz and creative improvisation.
Peter Sommer is a saxophonist, teacher and recording artist who
has performed with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and appeared at
many jazz festivals throughout the state. Sommer is an instructor
for the Colorado Conservatory of Jazz Arts.
The two artists will provide an exciting night of music on
Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Building Recital Hall, room 203.
Tickets are available for less than $10.
In the art scene, several shows at the Lincoln Center galleries
span from digitally altered images to works made with yarn and deal
with a range of topics from the Seven Deadly Sins to children. Get
over there to see it all before Feb. 26.
The first exhibit, “Altered Images,” features the works that
have been digitally altered through the use of computers.
Les Barta, who is one artist featured in this exhibit, focuses
on photocollage. His work looks at the abstractness of realities
and the choice we all have in choosing or deciding our reality.
A second art show at the Lincoln Center is called “Defining
Dimensions” and features the eclectic work of four artists who all
work in sculptural format.
The media in this exhibit are as varied as the subject matter,
ranging from metal, porcelain, natural materials and various other
multimedia, and deal with family, landscapes, the Seven Deadly Sins
and natural objects found in our surroundings.
Finally, the Walkway Gallery of the Lincoln Center presents the
work of Wade Eldean and Becki Smith.
Eldean’s work is composed of yarn portraits and oil paintings
with subject matter that reflects people and their relationship to
others and also their culture, whereas Becki Smith’s works are
boxes that display bits and pieces of collected objects, each with
A final art exhibit showing at Gallery 233 proves that some
things in life are black and white. “Entrances” by Jim Heaton
features black-and-white photos of people and places from around
the world. The collection can be seen through Feb. 27. For ticket
information call 970-484-7500.
Bas Bleu Theatre
Music Building Recital Hall