Things to Do in Longmont This Weekend: Sept. 27-29

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Downtown Longmont Summer Concert Series (photo by Longmont Observer)

Friday, September 27

The Soundpost Sessions – Flint Creek Family & Jeanne McAdara

  • Time: 8-9:45 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella Cafe, 471 Main St.

Flint Creek Family

Flint Creek Family: We’re not a band. We’re a married couple who works & travels & plays music together.

Together, we bring out the best in each other, lending harmonies and supporting instrumentation as we take turns sharing stories of life, love and heartbreak, wrapped in thoughtful melodies and plenty of charm.

Jeanne McAdara

Jeanne (formerly of Tilia Americana) sings from the perspective of experience with—and compassion for—the tragic beauty of human frailty.

Billy Shaddox Band at Still Cellars for Indigenous Guatemala

  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Still Cellars, 115 Colorado Ave. Ste. C

We’re excited to present a night of music in support of a cause on Friday September 27th at Still Cellars in Longmont. Billy Shaddox and Band will be performing, fresh off the release of a new album, teaming up with Jonah Jensen who is raising money for the Protection of the Tz’utujil peoples of Guatemala Indigenous language and the Sacred Waters of Lake Atitlan. Jonah will share some words about his mission, there will be a silent auction, music will be performed, and the finest spirits in all of front range will be poured. Please mark your calendar and come to this event!

Feed the Mind

  • Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Location: 910 Longs Peak Ave.

Join Debbie Arnold to learn about foods that benefit cognition and support mental wellness. (Meals on Wheels will offer a lunch following the presentation.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts in Longmont

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Bootstrap Brewing Co. 142 Pratt St.

Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts
music video:
Modern outlaw country from Denver, CO. Currently on tour promoting their album, Western Abyss. Nominated in the 2018 Ameripolitan Music Awards for “Best Outlaw Group.” Praised for their songwriting and known for their love of old country and blazing guitars. They’ve shared the stage with Dwight Yoakam, Blackberry Smoke, Shooter Jennings, The Marshall Tucker Band, Junior Brown and more.

Quilt A Fair

  • Time: Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. – Sept. 28 at 5 p.m.
  • Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road

Fall prevention fair | UCHealth

  • Time: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Location: UCHealth (Longs Peak Hospital) 1750 E. Ken Pratt Blvd.

Join us for fall prevention tips, evaluation, education, resources and free lunch. Free balance screening, consultation with a pharmacist and more.

Cost: Free but please RSVP in advance
Includes free lunch voucher in the LPH Café
For more information and to RSVP, call 720.718.1690

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital
1750 E. Ken Pratt Blvd., Third Floor
Conference Rooms A & B

Poetry Night!

  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave.

Poetry is an opportunity, it gives us the chance to celebrate and commemorate all the wonderful moments in our lives from the simplest smiles to the most momentous victories. It also enables us to cope in challenging times.

With poetry, we can address our problems, come to terms with them, and work to grow past them. It has the potential to move across the spectrum of human experience in a cathartic and often beautiful way.

Please only read original work.

Saturday, September 28

6th Annual Chili Cook-off

  • Time: 2-6 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C

It is year 6 of our Chili Cook-off, Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival benefitting Longmont Humane Society & ArtWalk.

Hot, smooth, spicy, refreshing? We have a day of palate-pleasing sensations. Amazing chili, craft beer, cider and spirits, music and family- and pet-friendly fun benefiting Longmont Humane Society and ArtWalk Longmont. Chili cooks will come out early to start cooking up their best recipes to wow you with. You get to try their creations and help us choose the People’s Choice winning chili. With a Chili and Drink Tasting ticket you’ll get a commemorative tasting cup which gets you unlimited beverage tastings from 2-6pm along with your unlimited chili tasting.

Sign up for chili contest at

Music by: 10 Year Echo

A Night of Music, Art & Philosophy

  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St. Ste. 120

Join Grey Havens Philosophy and the Firehouse Art Center for a night of Music, Art & Philosophy!

For only a $10 suggested donation your evening will include:
-Live music from 6pm-9pm, hosted by David Coile and featuring Teresa Storch, Jeanne McAdara, Teresa Penbrooke & Patty Jackson, Kirk Bennett and Todd Hawkins.
-Mystery Balloons from students of our programming for $25.
-Local artwork from students of Grey Havens and Firehouse.
-Door prizes just for attending!
-Local food truck for your taste buds.
-Longtucky Spirits donating $1.00 from every drink sold at the event!

Free Dyslexia Simulation Event

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave.

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be dyslexic? Perhaps you would like to share this experience with a teacher, family member or friend? This dyslexia simulation has participants go though stations that demonstrate the difficulties and frustrations associated with dysgraphia, audio processing, spelling, decoding, etc. Must be 18 years or older; please no children. Questions? Contact Kathy McCall or 303-682-7364

Hot Cars And Cold Beers

  • Time: 2-7 p.m.
  • Location: Grossen Bart Brewery

Food Truck Shinkyū No will be on site!

End of summer/start of fall celebration of the wonderful car culture here in Colorado. Enjoy some of the baddest cars and best beers that Norther Colorado has to offer.

All cars are welcome! Old, new, fast, slow, and everything in between.

Being that this is a brewery, lets be smart and safe and be responsible

Stick around for live music at 7p by Chris Ramey Duo at Grossen Bart Brewery

Around the World in 80 Days

  • Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road

Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his loyal manservant, Passepartout (pronounced pa·spaar·too) as they race against time to complete their trip around the world in only 80 days! Stampeding elephants…raging typhoons… runaway trains …and much more daring encounters animate this tale of danger, romance and comic surprises. Truly an adventure for the whole family!

Adapted by Executive Artistic Director, Kristin Kingsley. Based on the novel by Jules Verne.

Teen Climbing Night

  • Time: 7:30-10:30 p.m.
  • Location: Longmont Climbing Collective, 33 S. Pratt Parkway

Whether you are brand new to climbing, or looking for a few friends to train hard with, there’s a place for everyone in LCC’s Teen Climbing Club.
Teen athletes of all sports and levels are invited to take over the gym every Saturday from 7:30-10 pm. Ages 12 to 16 can climb the walls, use the weights, or just hang out in the café and chat. The yoga studio will be open for dancing, and teens can show their moves on the climbing walls or on the dance floor.

This supervised but unstructured event gives Longmont teens a place to hang out with other fitness-focused students from all around town. Meet new friends, or bring your own. There’s a place for everyone here.

A staff facilitator will be on hand at 7:30 p.m., and the gym closes at 8 p.m. Climbing Club participants can stay until 10:00 p.m. There will be staff on hand to facilitate games and monitor the weights. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

This is a 4 week enrollment for $75.00

*A minimum of 5 sign ups required to run the program

Sunday, September 29

“I Do, I Do” at Jesters Theatre

  • Time: Sunday and Thursday Nights @7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-Oct. 27
  • Location: Jesters Theatre, 224 Main St.

The story of a marriage is at the center of I Do! I Do!, an intimate and nostalgic work by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones (The Fantasticks). Written as a star vehicle for theatre legends, Mary Martin and Robert Preston, the original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations.

The show begins with Michael and Agnes on their wedding day. Their vows behind them, they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together. We watch as they go through their wedding night jitters, raise a family and negotiate midlife crises. Michael eventually admits to his infidelity, and, although Agnes is angered by his actions, she forgives him and the couple reconciles. They rediscover how much they really need each other. Then, after 50 years of marriage, the couple leaves their house to the next pair of newlyweds.

This touching story of two soul mates navigating the perils of life is set to a tuneful, charming score. 
Dinner & show tickets range $35-$45 and show-only tickets range $17-$27.  For tickets, visit or call 303-682-9980.

Beer and Hymns Northern Colorado

  • Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Location: Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St.

No special theme for this one, just a classic Beer and Hymns! Join us and we’ll have fun singing a bunch of old hymns mixed in with other great pop songs from all decades. Beer and Hymns is a casual gathering of people who like the idea of singing old-school hymns (and other fun songs) over a beer, or soda if that’s more your thing. It’s an all-inclusive space for people from all walks of life. Maybe you grew up in the church singing these songs. Maybe you used to go to church. Maybe you’ve never been or never heard these songs. Maybe it just sounds fun. We think you’ll really enjoy yourself so bring a friend and join us. No preaching. . . just a good old-fashioned sing-a-long. Sing like no one’s listening
Two ways to make a suggested donation: 1. Click on the eventbrite link on this page or 2. A cash donation the night of the event. No obligation, it’s free if you want or need it to be!

SBM Artist Mixer: “Creating an Album” – Flint Creek Records

  • Time: 2-4 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave. Unit C

Sound Bridge Music is so excited to welcome Karyna Micaela and Zach Balch of Flint Creek Records, a Dallas-based recording studio, music publishing and content creation company. They will be sharing their insights into the various paths for creating an album. You won’t want to miss this one!

Kate Farmer

  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Oskar Blues Brewery-the Tasty Weasel Taproom, 1800 Pike Road

Spend yer Sunday afternoon absorbing some top-notch soundwaves by the talented Kate Farmer.

Produce in the Park

  • Time: 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Collyer Park, 201 Longs Peak Ave.

Longmont Food Rescue invites you to our monthly Produce in the Park!

Want some extra produce for dinner time? All invited! No questions asked! Bring a bag. This is a NO-COST ‘FARMERS MARKET’. We will be setting up on the west side of Collyer Park in Longmont. And if possible, use alternative transportation- walk, bike, or use the free Longmont buses!

Longmont Food Rescue redistributes fresh, healthy, FREE food in our community, while reducing ‘food waste’ going into the landfill. We are working on a more equitable food system here in Longmont.

We will be at the Park starting at 12pm and will pack up at 1:30pm or whenever the food is gone, which ever is earliest.

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