Things To Do in Longmont This Weekend: Nov. 8-10, 2019

Photos by Mandy Froelich/Longmont Observer

Friday, November 8

Art Show with Lindseyland

  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella, 471 Main St.

2nd Friday art show with guest appearance by Lindsey Karnuth from Lindseyland. 2 hours only.

Come see her new works in progress that aren’t the giant murals at LoCo Gastropub.

Maruca’s Fall Studio Sale

  • Time: Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd

Past seasons up to 70% off
Maruca Textile Homewares
Fabric scraps by the pound & the yard
Wearable Fashions at great prices from SMASH clothing from Barcelona. Funky Jewelry as always!

Date with Downtown Longmont-Friday 11/8, VIP Guided Dinner Tour

  • Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Downtown Longmont

VIP guided experience for a 2nd Friday event in downtown Longmont on the Wonder Bus November 8th, with multiple stops and some walking for an all inclusive tour of unique spaces and happenings. Full dinner with alcohol or soft drinks, PLUS whisky tasting/cocktail making at Longtucky, special demonstrations AND MORE are all included with your $59 ticket! Door to door from your house is available as an option for $10 more. Not sure what’s going on or don’t feel like deciding which to check out, then this VIP experience is just what you need to be the hero for a Friday night out! Come by yourself, bring a friend, spouse, date or group! Max of 15 people so don’t wait, get your tickets. Be ready for an adventure, Food, Music, Art, Drinks, Cool People… See you on the bus. Contact jennifer with questions or for group discount with 5 or more.

2nd Friday: Inktober

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave

Firehouse Artist Members are invited to participate in Inktober 2019, and the Firehouse will exhibit the work!

Inktober is an instagram-based drawing challenge organized by artist Jake Parker. Every day for the month of October anyone participating in the Inktober challenge creates an ink drawing using a set list of prompts and posts it online. Remember to use the hashtags #inktober2019 if you want your art to be seen by everyone on instagram. Please also tag the Firehouse!!

You do not have to use Instagram to qualify for this Firehouse exhibition: just participate in the challenge and bring your work! Must be ready-to-hang and no larger than 9×12 in size.

Inktober is now in its 4th year, and will announce prompts soon! As soon as we know them, we’ll share them! You can find more information about Inktober here:

More information about the exhibition is forthcoming, but feel free to contact Brandy at if you have any questions.

AJ Fullerton

  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Oskar Blues Brewery- Tasty Weasel Taproom, 1800 Pike Road

With skillful guitar playing and powerful vocal talent, AJ Fullerton is a musician beyond his years. Come crush a couple beers and chill to blues rock sounds at the Oskar Blues Longmont Taproom November 8.

Georgia Boys BBQ Fall Music Series

  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Georgia Boys BBQ, 250 3rd Ave

Join us every Friday for free music!

November 8 Danny Shafer

Fall Scrapbooking Retreat

  • Time: Friday 4p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 8 a.m.- Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Location: Courtyard Marriott Boulder, 1410 Dry Creek Dr.

Weekend Scrapbooking Retreat
Please PM me for more information

Heroclix Adventure League Days of Future Past

  • Time: 12 a.m.- 3a.m.
  • Location: Smetch Rat Games, 195 S. Main St. Ste 7

Days of future past is a heroclix adventure loosely based on the storyline of the same name. There are two storylines players will be challenged to complete. First is survival in the decimated post-sentinel world and second is the impossible time travel mission to undo the robotic horrors of our hero’s lifetime.

Players are asked to bring two characters from the following keyword list of 50 points or less. One will participate in the future timeline and the other will operate in the past.

Come Write In (Longmont)

  • Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Location: Barbed Wire Books, 504 Main St.

Come join your fellow WriMos and enjoy the ability to write in a bookstore loaded with resources for our researching needs. Wifi, coffee, tea, cocoa and light snacks are available to all who join us. bring and extension cord if you have an extra! Your ML won’t be able to host this particular Write-In (I’m traveling on business) but there will be other folks there to welcome you and set you up with a cuppa!

Saturday, November 9

Nitro Fest 2019

  • Time: 4-10 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Foundation, 1270 Boston Ave.

Envelop yourself in a dark, swanky beer festival like no other. Nitro Fest is America’s only exclusively nitrogenated beer festival, featuring rebelliously rare beers poured by acclaimed breweries from across the globe, as well as and invite-only list of the best nitro beers from the United States. The 6th annual Nitro Fest will transport you for an out-of-this-world experience. Come and the beers and music transport you throughout the cosmos. Acclaimed national touring artists are curating performances featuring fire dancers, aerialists and more. The event is a Cosmic Formal Masquerade Ball, and costumes are highly recommended. Come ready for a one of a kind night and let the beers, costumes and music transport you for an experience you will surely never forget.

45th Annual Longmont Turkey Trot

  • Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location: Altona Middle School, 4600 Clover Basin Dr.

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble, GO – it’s almost time for the annual Longmont Turkey Trot! Sign up to run or walk one of the most scenic, fastest, 10k or 2-mile courses around! 10K course also has a Wheelchair Division. Don’t just run for the fun of it, all of the Turkey Trot proceeds benefit the City of Longmont Youth Scholarship Fund. Want to volunteer instead? Contact Sam at 303-774-4694.

Nov. 9, 2019 Theme: “Photo Finish”
Personalized Bib deadline: Sunday, Oct. 20, 5pm

For full information, visit:

Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists (12 Week Course)

  • Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 664 4th Ave.

The Firehouse Art Center and Longmont Economic Development Partnership is pleased to present a 12 week course for emerging artists in our community! Every Saturday starting October 05, 2019 from 10am-12pm.

Developed by Springboard for the Arts, Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists is based on a series of professional development and entrepreneurship workshops that have been taught to more than 5,000 artists at arts organizations, colleges, and libraries in over 80 communities in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa since 2010.

Work of Art is a 12-part workbook and video series that guides artists of all disciplines through every facet of building a successful and sustainable career – from career planning, time management, marketing, and social media to pricing, recordkeeping, funding, and developing a business plan.

The Work of Art: Business Skills for Artist ($40 for 12 weeks) will include the following:
-Work of Art Workbook. ($20 Value)
-Facilitated group work every Saturday.
-Working Artist Facebook group.

A preview of the sessions:
Week 1: Career Planning
Week 2: Time Management
Week 3: Portfolio Kit
Week 4: Marketing
Week 5: Promotions
Week 6: Social Media Basics
Week 7: Pricing
Week 8: Record-keeping
Week 9: Legal Considerations
Week 10: Funding
Week 11: Grant-writing
Week 12: Business Plan Essentials

LoCo Motion Not Your Typical Speed Dating

  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: LoCo Gastropub, 380 Main St.

Come Get Your Dating Game On!
Come and meet other singles in a fun and interactive speed dating game night.

Queenie’s Doll Hair Salon

  • Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: The Hidden Treasure 2, 2330 North Main St. Unit D

This is the last salon of 2019. Come join the fun at Queenie’s Doll Hair Salon and learn how to properly brush/maintain doll hair or style hair. If you know how to braid, then these styles will be a snap. Bring in any American Girl or 18″ doll that needs a new style. This is a FREE drop in salon, so no appointment is needed. Be sure to bring in a water bottle, metal hair brush and any ties, ribbons or hair clips. If you have a doll salon chair, bring it in too.

Don’t have a doll???? That’s ok, Queenie will have a few previously loved and refurbished AG dolls to purchase along with new doll wigs and previously loved clothes. The shop also has dolls and new handmade clothing. Come on by the shop for a very fun afternoon!!

Ornament Workshop

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: 921 Kimbark St.

Just in time for the Holidays! Make a set of ornaments to adorn your tree, or give the gift of handmade this Holiday Season. We will have a variety of templates for you to cut your favorite holiday shape out of clay. Many surface design tools will be provided for you to personalize your work of art–carving, underglaze painting, stamps, you name it!

$50 includes all materials to make 3 ornaments. Finished ornaments can be picked up at the studio at 921 Kimbark St, Longmont once they are fired (2-4 weeks after class). You will be notified by email once the ornaments are ready to be picked up.

Sign up at
Questions? Email Keri at

Green Chili Cookoff

  • Time: 1-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Rocky Mountain Saloon 4329 CO-66

Come down and show off your skills – or just eat and enjoy! Saturday November 9th- $5 Entry Fee- Prizes and Drink Specials. Never a dull moment at the Rocky!

Women’s Connection & Creativity Workshop-Angel Donkey Sweetness

  • Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: The Mother Ranch, 115th St.

In our monthly Women’s Connection & Creativity Workshop we will be working on our precious mini donkey, Sweetness! Saturday, November 9, 9am-1pm at our Longmont, CO Ranch! Register here:

Sunday, November 10

Public FarmFest Sunday 11/10 and Monday 11/11

  • Time: Sunday and Monday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Location: Sunflower Farm, 11150 Prospect Rd.

Come and toast marshmallows by the bonfire, swing from the trees, jump on the haybales and play with our silly goats! Reservations Required!

Concealed Handgun Permit Class

  • Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: Courtyard by Marriott Boulder/Longmont, 1410 Dry Creek Dr.

This is your first step to getting your Concealed Carry Permit. Our Concealed Carry Permit Course will satisfy the requirements and provide you with all of the information you need when applying for your CCW Permit. The course will teach you about the responsibilities of a permit holder, the use of force, interactions with police officers, the legal aftermath of an act of self defense, handgun safety as well as parts and operation.

During the 4 hour course, we will provide all materials needed. All you need to do is show up; it’s that simple.

At the end of the course we will give you your Certificate of Completion to take to your local Sheriff’s Office to apply for your Concealed Handgun Permit.

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