Roamin' the Range, August 2015

Roamin’ the Range, August 2015

The dog days of summer have arrived. Here’s a selection of the entertainment possibilities not too far from home. Enjoy!

For a really good laugh, don’t miss the final few performances of The Farce Awakens by the Mostlies, a much-lauded local group that writes their own scripts and doesn’t hesitate to make fun of most anything. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” is the theme of this year’s show. Magnolia Theatre, 7 p.m. through Aug. 2. Also at the Lincoln Center in the Magnolia Theatre, The Game’s Afoot, a zany mystery with all sorts of twists and turns, presented by Encore! Encore! Aug. 7-16.

The Hunting Film Tour comes to the Lincoln Center Aug. 19 at 7 p.m., Magnolia Theatre with conservation and fair-chase films, stories and laughs. General admission. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Purchase tickets for Lincoln Center events by calling the box office at 970-221-6730 or online at fcgov.com/lctix/box-office.php.

Opera Fort Collins Guild offers Songs of Summer, a musical soiree with drinks and hors d’oeuvres followed by a performance of arias, show tunes and musical stylings, 6-8:30 p.m. in the garden of Gary and Carol Ann Hixon, 3035 W. County Road 38E, at the curve, a mile west of Taft Hill Road. The public is invited to this event, a fundraiser for the Opera Guild in support of the company’s 36th season. Tickets available at the Lincoln Center box office or online.

The Wellington Farmers Market is open Thursday nights 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Centennial Park, Third Street and Harrison Avenue through Oct. 22. Fruit, veggies, meat, honey and sauces, baked goods snacks and popcorn, jewelry, crafts, body and wellness items and lots of friendly faces.

Oklahoma is showing at Midtown Arts Center through Aug. 29. Now might be a good time to consider season tickets to Midtown Arts Center, 3750 South Mason St. in Fort Collins. A couple can save as much as $200 by purchasing season tickets available at premium, standard and saver levels. The 2015-16 season features the following shows: Rock of Ages (1980s musical favorites), Ring of Fire (tribute to Johnny Cash), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (celebration of contemporary courtship), The Fantasticks (the world’s longest running musical) and Lost in Yonkers (by Neil Simon).The final show is still a secret. Check out these offerings online or call the box office at 970- 225-2555.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang plays through Sept. 13 at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 47747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. Their 2015-16 season features West Side Story, A Christmas Carol, Hello Dolly, South Pacific, Into the Woods and the Wizard of Oz — a lineup hard to beat! Call the box office at 970-744-3747 for details and tickets.

Acoustic Eidolon will give a live concert at Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St, Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Call Bas Bleu box office at 970-498-8949 or see details online.

NewWestFest returns to downtown Fort Collins Aug. 14-16. Bohemian Nights, part of this free community festival features a variety of genres, national headliners plus local groups and a kids’ family-centered music adventure. Discover all the details online.

Symphony goers can look forward to a 2015-16 Legends Legacies season featuring a series of five masterworks from October through May 2016. Entitled Brilliance, Risque, Fearless, Image-Ination and Dazzling, season tickets can be purchased at a 25 percent discount for first-time subscribers. Buy online at fcsymphony.org, by calling 970-221-6730 or visiting Lincoln Center Box Office 417 W. Magnolia St. in Fort Collins.

Visit the Lincoln Center to view contemporary at quilts at the 33rd annual New Legacies Exhibition 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays. Info: 970-416-2737 or see fcgov.com/galleries.

Rummage Sales can be great entertainment! Visit Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave. in Fort Collins, Aug. 13-16 to check over a huge variety of clothes, toys, furniture, sporting goods and more at their annual rummage sale. Info: foothillsuu.org/event/rummage-sale

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