This week experience the vibrant culture of Ethiopia and other
areas of Africa or take in some classic American culture, all right
here in town.
The Ethiopian Student Association has put together an event that
is sure to entertain and serve a purpose. They are holding a wine
tasting event at the Avenue tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The downtown
bar and restaurant will open its doors to raise money for the
victims of famine in Ethiopia.
Live jazz music and volunteer vocal performances by CSU student
and ESA member Noma Sabanda and local talent Tim Hanauer are to be
included for the evening.
The student organization came together last semester and has
just over ten active members.
“The goal of this event is to make as much money as possible for
the famine going on in Ethiopia right now,” said Yoseph Assefa, ESA
public relations chair.
Dinner and Ethopian wine-tasting are included in the price of
The wine has a honey flavor and “is very different from the wine
that most students are used to,” Assefa said.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25 per person or $40
per couple. The event is open to all people, all ages. The
organization will donate the money to the International Food Bank,
who will transfer the donation into food. For those who cannot make
the event, donations can be made directly to the ESA.
The Carousel Dinner Theatre offers another way to be amused and
well-fed. See the hilarious and heart-warming play that launched
the wildly successful film, “Steel Magnolias.” “Steel Magnolias” is
playing at the Carousel Dinner Theatre through March 6, and is
centered around clever banter with more than a few sharp, but
humorously revealing, verbal collisions.
The show runs on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with a
Sunday matinee. Tickets start at $34. And everything on the dining
menu is priced under $10. For the evening performances, dinner
seating begins at 6 p.m., and the show begins at 7:45 p.m. For the
matinee performance, lunch is at noon and the show begins at
Another option available to those with an appetite for the arts
blends the distinctive flavors of toe shoes and blues. Ballet Jazz
de Montreal will be at the Lincoln Center Tuesday.
Jazz dance has become popular since the hit movie “Chicago.”
Ballet Jazz de Montreal blends techniques as different as classical
ballet, modern dance and jazz and promises to be a breathtaking
evening of emotion and artistic talent. The show begins at 7:30
p.m. and tickets are priced from $18 to $20.
The Friends of Traditional Dance allow one to flirt with the
idea that dancing is not only for those on stage. On Saturday, The
Friends of Traditional Dance group is holding a Sock Hop at Club
Tico, City Park Center. For those with two left feet, a free basic
dance lesson will be held from 7 to 8 p.m.
Music will be provided by the Rock Doctors. The Doctors will be
singing oldies from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s from 8 to 11 p.m.
There’ll be a costume contest and prizes for the best dressed of
each decade, from 1950 to 1979. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at
This weekend take a trip across the Atlantic to Africa. Well not
literally, but there are certainly many chances to experience this
exotic country right here in Fort Collins. This Saturday is Africa
Day and will begin with showings and discussions of Africa-related
movies from 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Aggie Village Center. Then
at 5 p.m. head over to the University Village Center for an African
Passion Show and history presentation, which also includes a free
dinner and musical performances from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. All
activities are completely free and open to any member of the Fort
Collins community, including students.
For people wanting to participate directly in African culture,
The Rhythm Company is presenting a West African Dance Workshop on
Saturday at Colorado Academy of the Arts. This workshop is for
beginners and it includes live drumming. Admission is $10.
Friends of Traditional Dance Hotline:
Carousel Dinner Theatre: