The 2024 Chinese New Year on Saturday, Feb. 10, inaugurates the Year of the Dragon. In commemoration of this date, the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures has arranged a dinner from 5:30-8:30 pm at Hunan Chinese Cuisine, 731 E. Harmony Road in Fort Collins, as part of its Global Adventures club. The evening will include a traditional three-course Chinese New Year’s dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessert. A cash bar will be available. The event will include speakers from China, and participants will share stories of their experiences and travels in China. Reservations are $50/person, and registration is required by Feb. 3 at globalvillagemuseum.org. The Museum’s Global Adventures club is designed for those who love to travel, want to recount their travel experiences, delight in sharing stories of travel, and/or dream of traveling one day. Hosts for the evening are Bonnie Titley, a member of the Museum Board, and Sari Gartner, Luxury Travel Advisor for Outdoor Travel Adventures. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
Collections: Unexpected Treasures opens Feb. 2 and runs through May 25 at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The Main Gallery exhibition will showcase a variety of unusual collections, including combs, rocks, thimbles, Cooper’s tools, scrap metal transformed into artwork, stone axes, arrowheads, local and international masks, barbed wire, music boxes, and African baskets. Pictures of huge trolls, designed by Thomas Dumbo from discarded wood, will highlight what can be created from collected old pallets. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, $1 for ages 4-15, and free for children 3 and under. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
The 9th annual Denver Preschool Showcase is a free, one-stop opportunity for Denver families to connect with numerous quality-rated programs throughout the city and learn about early childhood resources, including tuition support through the Denver Preschool Program. The indoor event will feature free food, family-friendly activities, photo ops with a famous Minion and admission to the Denver Zoo.
Kumar Karakheti, a Fort Collins resident and native of Nepal, will present Nepal and Himalayan Adventures at 6 pm Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures. The presentation is part of the Museum’s Global Adventures gatherings. Karakheti, who has trekked 65 times to Everest Base Camp, is the owner and lead guide for Journeys, LLC, a company that specializes in custom expeditions in the Himalayas. The Museum’s gift shop will also have items for purchase from Nepal, including blankets made from the wool of yaks, woolen hats and gloves, scarves, and singing bowls. Reservations are $10/person, and registration is requested at globalvillagemuseum.org. Wine and refreshments will be served, and there will be time for socializing and meeting other travelers. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
Foods of the Winter Solstice will be presented from noon to 3 pm Saturday, Jan. 20, at The Cooking Studio Fort Collins. The fun cook-and-consume class has been organized by the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures in conjunction with its Main Gallery exhibit, Fire and Light: Winter Solstice Traditions. Working with professional chefs, participants will prepare the meal and then savor their creations. The menu will consist of: Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Crostini; Celery Root-Potato Purée; Seared Beef with Juniper Berries, Rosemary and Cabernet-Brandy Reduction; and Pomegranate Frangipane Tart (which contains almonds). The chefs will assist with culinary skills and cooking techniques, and all food and cooking equipment will be provided. Free take-home recipe packets will also be available. Registration to the class is $100/person, and reservations are required by Friday, Jan. 12, at globalvillagemuseum.org. As the class is limited to 16 people, early registration is encouraged. Persons with allergies or food restrictions should email Sophi at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cooking Studio is located at 123 N. College, Suite 130, on the main floor of the Opera Galleria in Old Town. The Global Village Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
In honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, Nov. 11, veterans will enjoy free admission to the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures from 11 am to 5 pm. In the Main Gallery, Australia and New Zealand: Miles Apart explores the rich cultures, histories, and arts of the two countries. The Global Village Museum has four galleries, an international music room, handmade Tibetan dolls in the Losel Doll House, and a gnome scavenger hunt for children. The Museum is located at 200 West Mountain Avenue, and Museum hours are 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit globalvillagemuseum.org or call 970-221-4600.
An intriguing 60-minute Talk with Chicago-based Author, Emmy-award winning journalist, and Spiritual Humorist, Jenniffer Weigel. Jen’s talk will be about manifesting and opening up your intuition. Followed by a 90-minute gallery-style reading with a surprise guest medium from Long Island NY. This will be followed by a 90-minute gallery-style reading by a surprise guest psychic medium from Long Island, NY.Date: Sunday, October 1st
Event Time: 2PM – 5PM
Tickets: $90 per person
Event produced by Red Envelope Productions.
Learn more about Jenniffer Weigel at jenweigel.comStanley Marketplace (east entrance, 2nd floor community event space)
2501 N. Dallas Street
Aurora, CO 80010
Francisco Fort Day takes place in the plaza of Francisco Fort Museum, Colorado’s only surviving adobe fort.When: July 28th and July 29th
Kick off-Opening and Free Street Dance, Friday night July 28th, 5 pm to 9 pm, featuring food by Mario and the Cornmasters and music by Dynamix.
Saturday, July 29th, 7:00 am to 5:00 pmSaturday begins with a pancake breakfast fundraiser at 7:00 with folk singing, followed by a full day of live music, performances, presentations, and family fun. Sarsaparilla in the saloon, Buck skinners, mountain men, crafters, artists, authors, and naturalists. Blacksmithing demonstrations in the fort’s blacksmith shop. Lots of events and activities for kids. Chicken Bingo, Duck race if the Cuchara is running. Pictorial archive of 25 founding Hispanic Families of Huerfano County, courtesy of the Huajatolla Heritage Foundation. Come see where history lives in Huerfano County and experience the creative spirit of the Spanish Peaks Region.
The event is free and open to the public.Full list of performers, demonstrators, and vendors on our website. www.franciscofort.org
Tundra is dance performance on July 28th and 29th at the Truss House in RiNo Denver. The purpose of this work is to reframe the misconception that these are cold, frozen, lifeless places disconnected from human existence are actually teeming with life, in constant motion and never-ending transition–from moving rocks and shifting glaciers to curious pikas burrowing deep in the snow. Our goal is to have the audience walk away with a deeper connection to the tundra, a newfound appreciation of how climate change in the mountains will affect us down here in the front range, and a better understanding of why we should protect this ecosystem. The performance is family friendly and intended to build an emotional connection to this particular environment and its related issues, while our environmental partner will help address scientific questions and channel the audience’s emotions into actions.
CALLING ALL EDUCATORS, LEADERS, PROJECT MANAGERS, AND ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED! Join Local Theater Company on July 23, 3:30-5:30 pm MT for a public workshop, Introduction to Liberation Arts and Community Engagement, with acclaimed educator Dr. Brent Blair.This two-hour introductory workshop will provide newcomers and those familiar with this type of work with the basic foundations of Theatre of the Oppressed (TO), a form of community-devised theater making that endows citizen participants with agency to craft and perform stories, and some post-colonial tenets of Liberation Arts and Community Engagement (LACE). The workshop includes basic theoretical foundations of TO/LACE, essential game playing and social preparation for collective arts projects for social change, and the fundamental tools of devising and performing an interactive Forum Theatre scene around a specific issue relevant to the participants.