Briefs 3/30/12

Mar 292012

Outdoor: The sky’s the limit

Take a moment to pause, reflect and relax this weekend at the stargazing event at Fossil Creek Reservoir Open Space.

This event, hosted by the city of Fort Collins, is simple yet captivating, and not to mention, free. Those who attend will be able to search the planets and navigate the stars using telescopes provided by the Northern Colorado Astronomical Society.

Explore the beautiful landscape of the sky up close, and take advantage of Colorado’s scenic open spaces. Dress warmly and remember to bring something to sit on. Stargazing will be held tonight from 8 to 10 p.m.

Theater: Down the ‘Rabbit Hole’

The Pulitzer Prize winning play “Rabbit Hole,” written by David Lindsay-Abaire opens Saturday at the Bas Bleu Theater.

The performance tells an emotionally powerful story of one family’s loss of their 4-year-old son and their struggle to restore normality in everyday life. The raw depictions of loss, love and personal strength throughout are compelling and deep and tell a story about the realities of life and the strength of the human spirit to overcome.

General tickets for the performance are $22 or $12 for students. The show opens Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and will continue to run every Thursday through Sunday through May 6.

Life: Turn off the lights

Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday night by turning off your lights to conserve energy and show your care for the environment.

The Girl Scouts of Colorado are celebrating their 100th anniversary with the Forever Green Take Action project at the Lory Student Center with the Earth Hour Environmental Fair at 5 p.m.

The fair will last until 8 p.m., followed by presentations of speakers until 8:30 p.m. The event will conclude with an hour of lights out from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Music: Blackalicious at the Aggie

The dynamic duo, Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel called Blackalicious will perform Saturday at the Aggie Theater. Their laid-back style and uplifting lyrics are a refreshing twist in the world of hip-hop.

Originally from the West Coast, the group is known for their elaborate rhymes and classic rhythms. The group has been performing at shows and venues across the country since the 1990s, leaving their mark in the hip-hop community.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $17.

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