Happy New Year! How about an evening out on the town?
Have you been to the Budweiser Events Center recently? For tickets and specific information about upcoming events there call 877-544-TIXX (8499) or see comcastTIX.com. Kicker, part of the Arena Cross Motorsports series is on Jan. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 delight your kids with Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic. Looking ahead: Michael Flatley will appear in his final performances of Lord of the Dance, Dangerous Games. The Harlem Globetrotters come to town March 13 for a 2 p.m. performance celebrating 90 years on the show circuit. Celebrate the music of the Beatles March 29 at 7:30 p.m. with “Let It Be,” the “best Beatles show yet.”
Fort Collins Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, starts off the New Year with OpenStage’s production of Outside Mullingar, Jan. 9 through Feb. 6. “Freckled and fierce Irish lass Rosemary nurses a childhood grudge against her slow and socially awkward neighbor Anthony in this Tony-nominated play about a generations-old land dispute. In the face of an impending sale, the pastoral countryside ignites into an argument that is anything but neighborly. With an ailing widower after a piece of disputed turf and a tremulous widow trying to keep a leash on her admittedly crazy daughter, feelings and fur fly in this unlikely love story.”
Kevin Nealon and Norm Macdonald, two “Saturday Night Live” alums, take the Lincoln Center stage Jan. 22 for an unforgettable night of stand-up comedy. A multi-media production of song, dance music and film highlighting the achievements of Mexican-Americans throughout history, Fiesta Mexico Americana is onstage Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. followed by the Minguet Quartet with Andreas Klein, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. and Taikoza, masterful Japanese drummers, Jan. 30, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. More information and tickets for all Lincoln Center events can be purchased at the box office or through LCinfo@fcgov.com. or lctix.com.
Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown presents Hello, Dolly! Jan. 14-March 6. A show that has been delighting audiences since 1964 stars Dolly Levi, a delightful scheming busybody who makes her living as a matchmaker in glamorous New York during the late 1800s. It has won 10 Tony awards for best musical, original score and choreography. Call 970-744-3747 for tickets.
Comedy Brewers Imrov group returns to the Bas Bleu stage Jan. 3. Interactive and family friendly, this is the place to go for an evening of fun! 7:30 p.m. 401 Pine St. Fort Collins. Also appearing Feb. 7, March 13, April 3, May 1 and June 5. Box office open Tues.-Fri. 12:30-5:30 p.m., Sat. 1-4 p.m. 970-498-8949.
Midtown Arts Center, 3750 Mason St., Fort Collins, opens Ring of Fire running Jan. 8 through March 25. This is a heartfelt musical tribute to Johnny Cash — his music, faith, struggle, success rowdiness and redemption. I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change opens Jan. 15 and runs through March 4. This vignette-style musical is a celebration of contemporary courtship. For details and tickets go to midtownartscenter.com.
The Fort Collins Museum of Art and well-known local artist and graphic designer, Bob Coonts, have invited 20 designers to display a memorable piece of work from their careers to create Bob Coonts Art & Influence at MOA, an exhibition through Jan. 10. All the artists were students of Bob Coonts or employees in his graphic design business. MOA-201 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. www.ftcma.org, 970-482-2787.