Welcome to a brand new year filled with possibilities for roaming round the Front Range to discover whatever excites and delights you. Here are a few ideas.
The Andy Warhol art exhibit which opened at the Fort Collins Museum of Art in mid-December will remain through March 16. That’s plenty of time to visit more than 30 Warhol prints from the Cochran collection. Warhol was a central figure in the pop art movement who visited in Fort Collins in 1981. While in town he signed three tomato soup can sculptures created by Colorado State University students. One of them still stands in front of the University Center for the Arts building in Fort Collins. Entry fees for the museum at 201 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins are $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors 65 and over, $2 for youth ages 6-17. FCMOA members and children five and under, free. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The University Center for the Arts will hostVISUALIZE, its annual fundraiser, a gala evening January 24 at the Center, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins. The program includes documentary shorts portraying legendary textile artists. Elissa Auther, critic and curator will join the audience in conversation after the film. The event continues in the University Art Museum for a preview of the exhibition “Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fiber” and a vibrant party with fine wines, craft beer, and delicious appetizers. A distinctive VIP champagne preview (special ticket required) takes place before the event. Auther will provide a special introduction to the exhibition. Info: advancing.colostate.edu/VISUALIZE2014 or call 970-491-2787.
Whether or not there are echoes of Catholicism in your background, you’ll be enchanted by Bas Bleu Theatre’s heartwarming presentation of Over the Tavern which plays through Jan. 5. The intimate setting of this outstanding community theatre at 401 Pine St. in Fort Collins adds to the pleasure of the experience. Performances Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday matinees. $25, $19 for seniors 65+. $17 for Thursday performances and Sunday matinees. $13 students. Information at 970-498-8949 or basbleu.org.
NFN, January 2014 should reach you “just in time” to catch Jim Brinkman in The Magic of Christmas, 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia in Fort Collins. Feel the warmth and humor of this winter’s night celebration of holiday favorites played by the best-selling pianist of our time. Tickets at Lincoln Center box office, 970-221-6730, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The Global Village Museum of Cultures and the Arts is featuring “Celebrations Around the World” through Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 200 W. Mountain Avenue. Important and unusual holidays and cultural traditions around the world are featured. Adults $5, seniors and students $3, children $1. Information at globalvillagemuseum.org.
Through Jan. 1, you can still see 46,000 glittering lights at the Gardens on Spring Creek, 2145 Centre Avenue in Fort Collins Check fcgov.com/gardens for the schedule of entertainment.
The Budweiser Events Center will please animal lovers with the Wag and Tail Superdogs Show, 2 p.m., Jan. 26. For more information and tickets which start at $19 call 1-877-544-8499 or check at www.budweisereventscenter. Presented by the Pet Club.
Thinking maybe you could use a few dance lessons? They’re offered every Friday night at Sundance Steakhouse and Saloon, 2716 E. Mulberry St. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Couple lessons start at 7:15 p.m. All skill levels are welcome. $5 per person per lesson. For more information call 970-484-1600 or see sundancesteakhouse.com.
Colorado State University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. in Fort Collins presents two virtuoso concerts in January. Cellist and CSU faculty member Barbara Thiem and pianist Theresa Bogard will perform on Jan. 27 and percussionist Ji Hye Jung, of South Korea, now assistant professor of percussion at University of Kansas will perform on Jan. 28. both concerts are at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 970-491-5891 or go to CSUArts@colostate.edu.