Summer re-runs are a thing of the past and a new season of entertainment launches. Here are some happy choices for September:
At the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, 417 W. Magnolia in Fort Collins, 970-221-6730, lctix.com you’ll find OpenStage’s first show of the season, Stage Kiss, Sept. 5 through Oct. 3 in the Magnolia Theatre. Tickets range from $12 to $20. Free performance for students and educators on Sept. 3. Call 970-484-5237 for reservations. Sept. 10 is “pay what you can” night. All seats are $15 and include a free beer from Odell Brewing Company on Sept. 11.
The Seventh Annual Harvest Brewfest kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Center on Sept. 11 with proceeds going to The Animal House shelter. This showcase of craft beer, micro-distilleries, food and live music will have access to 100-plus beers from 35 breweries and micro-distilleries along with food pairings from some of Northern Colorado’s favorite artisanal cheeses, restaurants and food trucks. General admission $37.50; $55 for VIP access. Avoid online service fees by purchasing tickets at the Lincoln Center of Animal House Rescue at the corner of Vine and Shields Streets. fallharvestbrewfest.com.
Break of Reality quartet will perform at University Center for the Arts, Griffin Concert Hall. 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins, 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. This group’s boundary breaking music blends classical technique and rock’ n’ roll into something that brings together the best of both genres. $22. Call 970-491-5529 or uca.colostate.edu.
The Lincoln Center Art Gallery will feature an annual contemporary art survey including all media and opening with a reception 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 28. The show will be up until Oct. 10. Admission is always free.
Stop in at the 33rd Annual Fall Holistic Fair in the First National Bank south exhibition building, Larimer County Fairgrounds, I-25 at Crossroads Boulevard (exit 259), Sept. 19 and 20. Admission, $6; $9 for the weekend. Children under 12 free. Bring a non-perishable donation for the Food Bank of Larimer County and receive a $1 discount. Astrologers, massage therapists, tarot card readers, palmists, body workers, metaphysical vendors, crystals and gemstones, energy balancing, dream interpreters. Sample natural skin care products, try aromatherapy and alternative health options and discover your intuitive talents. Free lectures all day. Info: Carol Ostrom at 970-472-0200.
Bas Bleu Theatre , 401 Pine St., Fort Collins presents The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham, directed by Deb Note-Farwell, Sept. 12-Oct. 11. In memory of Charlie Hatchette and his advocacy for Death with Dignity. This sensitive, timely drama, touched with humor, addresses an end-of-life situation for Gunner Concannon played by Jonathan Farwell. His dilemma must be solved, both literally figuratively, before the tide goes out in Chesapeake Bay where the story is set. Free in-depth panel discussion with the Alzheimer’s Association following the Oct. 4 matinee performance. Tickets online or from the box office, 970-498-8949. Bas Bleu Readers’ Theatre presents Annapurna directed by Peggy Shaughnessy, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. A breathtaking story about the longevity of love and the power of forgiveness.
Midtown Arts Theatre, 3750 S. Mason St., Fort Collins presents Rock of Ages Sept. 10-Nov. 29. Five-time Tony award nominee, this show will take you back to the 1980s era of big bands, big guitar solos and big hair. Tickets online or by calling 970-225-2555.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bangplays through Sept. 13 at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4774 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. West Side Story opens Sept. 24 and runs through Nov. 15. Tickets online or call 970-744-3747.