Roamin’ the Range Oct. 2016
Lyric Cinema Cafe’s first-ever 48-hour film festival, October 7-9, is planned to strengthen the Northern Colorado film community. On Friday Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. teams receive a line of dialogue, a character and a prop and have 2 days to complete a film and submit on Sunday, Oct. 9. Applications accepted online at lyriccinemacafe.com/48-hour-film-festival until the launch on Friday. Films will be shown at the Lyric on Sunday, October 9th at 7pm. Prizes awarded. Information at: Jesse Nylander 417-437-5231 GhostrunnerFilms@gmail.com
Colorado State University author series offers an evening with Paula McLain, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 3, Hilton Fort Collins Ballroom, Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. McLain is the author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun.The book transports readers to colonial British Kenya and introduces us to Beryl Markham, pioneering aviatrix, light years ahead of her time, and her story that is as astonishing and harsh as Kenya, the country that shaped her. Author Ann Patchett says,”Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. The book is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.”
Fort Collins Symphony opens its 67th season titled Masters, Marvels & Magic on Saturday Oct. 8, with Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World,” in keeping with the Columbus Day weekend. Guest artist pianist Xinyu Chen, the 2002 Fort Collins Young Artist Competition winner, will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto in C minor. Guest pianist Xinyu Chen will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling the Lincoln Center at 970-221-6730 or at fcsymphony.org. The Fort Collins Symphony’s Season sponsor is Banner Health and the Masterworks Concerts sponsor is the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund. Masterworks 1 is sponsored by Dr. Lee and Carla Jeffrey. For information about the upcoming season see: fcsymphony.org or call 970-482-4823.
Check out Bas Bleu’s production of Blue Flower, the Rocky Mountain premier of the award-winning 21st century musical, a dreamlike romp through artists’ ateliers, battlefields and haunted avenues of bohemian Paris, World War I and the Weimar Republic ending in a magic moment of revelation and healing in Central Park. Playing through Oct. 8. For more information see basbleu.org. or call 970-498-8949.
Fort Collins Museum of Art, 201 S. College Ave., will displayThrough the Lens of Nikolas Muray, photos by a man who was Frida Kahlo’s lover. She is Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist. For more information see ftcma.org, 970-482-2787.
Get lost in the family fun! Visit Harvest Farm’s 14th annual Fall Festival & Corn Maze. The event features a 10-acre corn maze, pig races, hay wagon rides, corn cannons, petting zoo, natural play area, hay bale maze, live music, dance performances and a farmer’s market day. Proceeds from the festival help support the Harvest Farm, a 209-acre rehabilitation program helping men recover from chronic homelessness and addiction. Weekends (Fri.-Sun.) from October 1–30, 2016 Harvest Farm (4240 E. County Road 66, Wellington.) General admission $15; children 4-12 $13; 3 and under free; seniors 65+ $10. Group discounts available. Info: harvestfarm.net/fall-festival.
Daniel Geary, owner of Lone Tree Antiques and Fine Art in Eaton, has collected, appraised, and sold fine American antiques and artwork for over 22 years. In an educational program at Global Village Museum 6-8 p.m. Oct. 5, he will address the question: Genuine or Forgery: Authenticity in the Antiques and Art Business. He will talk about authentication, the advisability of an appraisal and factors for determining value. His gallery specializes in fine paintings and prints, historical Native American artifacts, and rare American antiques. “People sometimes assume that only objects over 100 years old should be appraised,” Geary said. “But there are pieces of art less than 20-years old that have value based on the reputation of the artist. Likewise, just because a piece of furniture is 100 years old does not mean it has a lot of value.” Admission $5. Free for museum members. For more information, call 970-221-4600 or visit globalvillagemuseum.org.
Brewin’ Up Books, the first FoCo literary festival celebrating Fort Collins’ passion for books and craft brewing, is scheduled for venues throughout Old Town between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 22. Billed as a free public event to bring awareness to libraries, books and the literary arts, the festival will feature Gov. John Hickenlooper, author of “The Opposite of Woe: A Life in Beer and Politics”; poet and editor Katrina Roberts (Underdog); and New Belgium Brewing brew master Peter Bouckaert (Woods and Beers). “We’re extremely excited about the range of guests joining our inaugural book fest,” said Anne Macdonald, festival co-founder and Poudre River Public Library District librarian. “It’s a testament to the vibrant literary culture in Fort Collins that we can attract such a talented group of authors.”