Friday, December 21, 2018
Centennial State Ballet hosts a presentation of the holiday classic at 7:00 p.m in the Niwot High School auditorium (8989 Niwot Road). From their Facebook page: Satisfy your sweet tooth with the most delectable of holiday traditions presented by Centennial State Ballet. The classic holiday tale of Clara and her prince as they travel to the land of sweets comes to life on stage in this grand-scale production. Longmont’s youth ballet company performs under the direction of Executive Artistic Director Kristin Kingsley. Tchaikovsky’s original score performed by the Centennial State Ballet Chamber Orchestra. Also featuring guest artists Matthew Helms and Cristina Michaels. Encore presentations on Saturday, December 22 at 2:00 p.m. as well as 7:00 p.m.
Longmont Humane Society Giving Tree at Lefthand Brewing
Choose an ornament from our Giving Tree and aid our local animal shelter, the Longmont Humane Society. The LHS provides adoption services, lost-and-found services, low-cost spay and neuter surgeries, dog training, humane education and more for animals in need this holiday season. Ornaments can be found on the tree at Lefthand Brewing Company (1265 Boston Ave) from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Last Men on Earth at the Dickens Tavern
Hosted at the upstairs ballroom of the Dickens Theatre (300 Main Street), The Last Men on Earth perform a classic set of music this Friday beginning at 8:15 p.m. Described by Downtown Longmont Creative District’s website: The Last Men on Earth are one of Northern Colorado’s newest and most popular live rock bands, they play a mixture of classic cuts from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and beyond. It’s the variety of music that truly make “Last Men On Earth” stand apart! Queen, Journey, The Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Nickelback, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Bryan Adams, you name it…the list goes on and on. https://www.facebook.com/events/288771998426011/
Holiday Presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Holiday Presentation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” hosted by the New Trojan Movie House and Art Cinema (513 Main Street). Come and watch the Frank Capra classic at Longmont’s landmark theater this Friday starting at 7:00 p.m. A breathtaking holiday tale, starring Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. General admission is $8.00 for adults and Seniors, $5.00 for children, free for children under 5.
Friday Brown Bag Meetup
The Brown Bag meetup is a bi-weekly meeting of entrepreneurs and others interested in topics related to small business. Feel free to bring lunch and eat during this time! Located at Co-Solve, (350 Terry Street) on the second floor in the Onyx event room, the meeting is held from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This meetup will begin a series of talks about entrepreneurship that we hope to co-develop with other members of the Longmont and Front Range Community into a kind of basic Entrepreneurship 101 curriculum. We encourage collective masterminding with each other about the common challenges entrepreneurs face, and the pooling of resources. This bi-weekly series is open to all and no cost to attend.
Candlelight Winter Solstice Yoga
The Winter Solstice is a time to celebrate the return of the sun and give birth to our hopes and resolutions for the coming new year. Join Jordan from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. at for a relaxing candle-lit yoga session to say goodbye to the old and make space for the new and exciting possibilities that 2019 has in store. This class is great for all levels of experience. A warm cider reception will be provided at the end of the class. Hosted at the Verve Movement Studio (333 1st Avenue), the cost of this class is $16.
Writer’s Workshop at the Firehouse Art Center
Hosted at the Firehouse Art Center (667 4th Avenue) from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., poets can gather together to write new poems. Each poet may break through old habits and write something stronger and truer than before. To help this happen we work together to create an atmosphere in which everyone might feel free to try anything.
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Special Interactive Holiday Baking Event at Lucky’s Market
Lucky’s Market (700 Ken Pratt Parkway) will host a cookbook signing and cookie decorating event from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. with Jennifer Bush, founder and executive chef of Lucky’s Bakehouse & Creamery, author of the new Lucky’s Bakehouse Holiday Cookbook. As a French-trained chef, Jennifer will share tips and tricks for decorating holiday cookies, how to make glazes and bake like a pro during a hands-on holiday workshop. The new Lucky’s Bakehouse Holiday Cookbook offers new recipe twists on old holiday favorites (cakes, cookies, desserts, pies & confections), as well as short cuts for making the holiday table more special. The holiday cookbook includes delicious recipes everyone will enjoy and even options for gluten-free, low sugar, vegan and paleo diets. https://www.facebook.com/events/211820269697070/
Lefthand Yoga Community Yoga Class
Held from 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. at their studio (1811 Hover Street, suite H) this free class will be led by a different teacher each week in rotation to give you the opportunity to meet them and see how awesome they are. This Saturday, the presentation will be Qigong with Joshin Bogatin. https://longmontobserver.org/events/free-donate-what-you-wish-community-yoga-class/2018-12-22/
Santa is Coming to Samples!
Samples World Bistro (370 Main Street) hosts an afternoon with Santa, who will be in the house from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Have brunch or lunch while chatting with Santa, then join him in his chair for photos. Reservations suggested. Please call 303-327-9318.
Pete and Vic Duo Perform at Dry Land Distillers
Join Dry Land Distillers (471 Main Street) from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a holiday concert with the Pete and Vic Duo! They will showcase holiday originals and standards drawn from the golden age of American song on guitar and vibraphone. It’s a musical treat to bring respite from the chaos of the season. Craft spirits, handmade cocktails, beautiful music, and great conversation. Come in through the alley entrance to enjoy the show – and check out the newly-opened La Vita Bella Cafe in the front after the show!
This all-original rock band is performing at Bootstrap Brewing (142 Pratt Street) this Saturday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. With influences of hard rock, soft rock, reggae, & progressive/alt
This Saturday night at the Wild Game (2251 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Unit A), this five-piece Denver based band will be rocking the night away playing old-school R&B, blues, funk, soul and some jazz. Band members include James Speiser (Guitar/Vocals), Pattie Melt (Tenor Sax), Kerry Paige (Bari Sax), Gary Sloan (Upright Bass), Andreas Schmidt (Drums) and Jonas Schultz (Organ).
A Seinfeld tradition, Festivus For The Rest of Us is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. Bootstrap Brewing will be hosting this annual holiday event this year from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Bring your potluck and come gather around the pole, air your grievances, and join in the feats of strength shenanigans! http://festivus
9 ball pool tournament this Sunday, December 23, at Breakers Grill (380 Main Street). Sign-up begins at 11:00 a.m. and the tournament begins at 12:00 noon. $10 entry fee, ladies play for half price. https://www.downtownlongmont.com/do/9-ball-pool-tournament
Bootstrap LOCO Ukelele Jam
Hosted by Bootstrap Brewery (142 Pratt Street), here is an opportunity to get your Uke on! Whether you want to learn how to play the Ukulele or already do and just want to join the fun, dust off your uke and join in. It’s a blast! If you don’t have one, don’t worry. Host Brian Rezac has extras you can borrow. Feel free to just come enjoy the music while sipping a cold beer and watching the fun. All ages and levels welcome. This Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. https://www.downtownlongmont.com/do/bootstrap-loco-ukulele-jam
Bend and Brew at Bootstrap Brewing
Join us for a donations based yoga class with Yoga 38 then head over to the brewery (142 Pratt Street). All proceeds will be given to a local dog rescue. Recommended donation is $10/person. This energizing and powerful flow class will focus on breath to movement, powerful poses, and grounding you in the present. This yoga class is for all levels. Please bring a mat and water. Limited mats will be available for rent ($3) on a first come, first served basis. https://www.downtownlongmont.com/do/bend-and-brew-donation-yoga-class-1
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