Upcoming Loveland area events include comedy, music, Oktoberfest and more – Loveland Reporter-Herald

A wide variety of events are taking place in the Loveland area over the coming week, from comedy and festivals to theater and music.

Jim Gaffigan

The Budweiser Events Center will bring Jim Gaffigan and his “Fun Tour” to Loveland for a show at 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16 at the Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle.

The Grammy-nominated comedian is an actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times bestselling author and father of five, known for his unique humor that largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on the life.

In addition to his own TV show, popular comedy and bestselling books, Gaffigan has starred in numerous TV comedies and dramas, ranging from “Portlandia” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” to HBO cult hits “Flight of the Concords” and “Bored to Death” to dramatic roles in all three versions of “Law & Order.”

His movie credits include “Three Kings”, “Hot Pursuit”, “Super Troopers”, and “17 Again”.

Tickets are $65-$75, available at budweisereventscenter.com and at the Budweiser Events Center box office.

Loveland Oktoberfest

Loveland Oktoberfest will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, September 16 and from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Fairgrounds Park, 700 S. Railroad Ave., Loveland.

The event features beers from Loveland Breweries, family-friendly activities, and authentic German food and music. There will be a mug-lifting contest at 3 p.m. Saturday and a best-dressed contest at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

The event is presented by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse and the Loveland and Big Thompson Kiwanis clubs.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

For more details, visit oktoberfestloveland.org.

Books needed

Friends of the Loveland Library is looking for used book donations for their Fall 2022 Used Book Sale. All donations help fund programs for the Loveland Public Library.

The Sorting Place donation facility is located at 1010 W. 10th St., Loveland. Walk-in donations are accepted Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.

The deposit bins in front of the building are also open at all times for small donations of books in good condition.

The Fall Used Book Sale is scheduled for October 21-23 at Loveland Ranch.

For details, visit folpl.wildapricot.org/Book-Sale.

children’s night

The Chilson Recreation Center, 700 E. Fourth St., Loveland, will be offering Kids Nite Out from 7-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10.

The event for ages 7-12 features activities such as a soccer tournament, Super Smash Bros Battle, crafts, and a selfie station.

The cost is $15 per child.

For more details, visit kidsniteout.org/locations/loveland.

scarecrow hunt

The Loveland Downtown District, Centerra and Visit Loveland will host the Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt from October 14 to November 1 to kick off the fall season.

The call for scarecrow artists is currently open; apply at lovelandcreates.org/opportunities or https://downtownloveland.org/scarecrow.

Businesses can sign up to become a sponsor at https://downtownloveland.org/scarecrow or can create their own scarecrow and sign up to participate in the program.

gardening lessons

A Lunch ‘n’ Learn gardening class will focus on fruit trees for the Front Range from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, online.

Upcoming monthly classes in the Lunch ‘n’ Learn Gardening series will focus on:

•Oct. 12: Great plants for fall color.

•Nov. 9: A year of gardening in review.

•Dec. 14: Evergreens for the Colorado landscape.

Courses presented by Northern Colorado Libraries and CSU Extension are free, but registration is required.

To register for the September 14 class, visit bit.ly/3CM1hoD, and after registering, you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting.

‘Scarlet Morander’

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, will present the musical “The Scarlet Pimperel”, from September 15 to November 15. 6.

The story is described as a swashbuckling action/adventure musical about the French Revolution and the battle for freedom, equality and fraternity.

The show will be offered at 6 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday and at noon on Saturdays and Sundays.

Tickets cost between $35 and $72.50.

For details, call 970-744-3747 or visit coloradocandlelight.com.

“Screw Comedy”

Encore Encore will premiere “Screwball Comedy” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, September 16-17 and 23-24, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 18 at Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins.

The play captures the spirit and humor of classic films from the 30s and 40s. Mary Hayes thinks she has what it takes to be a star reporter. Jeff Kincaid had what it took, but he took advantage of his past success and charm for a little too long. The Chronicle only needs one star reporter, pitting Mary and Jeff against each other in a winner-takes-all battle.

Adult tickets are $18 or $16 for the matinee. Children 12 and under are $14.

For more details, call 970-221-6730 or visit lctix.com.

“Don’t Look Up”

The Sustainable Living Association will be sponsoring a screening of “Don’t Look Up” at 8-10 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 at the Lyric Cinema Outdoor Theater, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins.

As part of the Impact on Climate Change series, the screening is free to the public.

In the film, graduate astronomy student Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) and her professor, Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio), make the startling discovery of a comet orbiting the solar system. It’s on a direct collision course with Earth and no one seems to care.

Only 100 places are available. RSVP to sustainablelivingassociation.org/bike-in-movie-dont-look-up.

The Sims Bonnie & Taylor Group

The Bonnie & Taylor Sims Band will perform a concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St., Fort Collins.

Clay Rose will open.

The event will also include a benefit auction, with proceeds from the auction and ticket sales going to The Matthews House, which helps families disrupt cycles of poverty and abuse.

Tickets are $22 in advance or $27 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs to sit on.

For details, call 970-482-1984 or visit fortcollinsnursery.com.

Evening with Dr. Temple Grandin

The Children’s Speech and Reading Center will present An Evening with Dr. Temple Grandin from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, September 15 at the Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St., Fort Collins.

Dr. Grandin, renowned American scientist, academic and animal behaviorist with autism, will speak at 6:00 p.m.

The event will also include story time, paper airplane design, food trucks, and a chance to gather resources and ask Grandin questions.

Free entry. ​To attend the Q&A with Grandin, register at https://bit.ly/3CYwC7E.

“Jazz in Paris”

“Jazz in Paris” will be the theme for the 12th Annual Global Village Museum or Arts and Culture Gala from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 at the Fort Collins Elks Lodge, 1424 E. Mulberry, Fort Collins.

The event includes live music from Lorna’s Swingset, live and silent auctions, a cake auction and games.

Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner and dessert. A cash bar will be available.

For details, call 970-221-4600 or visit globalvillagemuseum.org.

Walk and brunch against cancer

The Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance will host the third annual NoCo Gynecological Cancer Walk and Brunch from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 10 at Fort Collins City Park Picnic Shelter 7, 1500 W. Mulberry St., Ft. Collins.

Survivors, family members and those affected by gynecological cancer are encouraged to join the family event, which will include a light brunch, activities for children and special ceremonies for the survivors and to commemorate loved ones who have been lost.

Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for survivors, and free for children.

Register at colo-ovariancancer.org.

Fort Collins reads

Fort Collins Reads has announced that Kirkus Prize finalist Aimee Nezhukumatathil will be the guest author at this year’s November event at the Fort Collins Hilton when the author will discuss her illustrated collection of bestselling nature essays from the New York Times “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks and Other Wonders.

The book was Barnes & Noble’s 2020 Book of the Year.

Co-chairs Marty Marsh and Teresa Steele said in a press release that they hope the book will teach and inspire readers and stimulate lively discussions.

Nezhukumatathil is a professor of English and creative writing in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Mississippi and the author of four books of poetry. His collection of non-fiction essays “World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments” focuses on family, nature, and belonging, including the family’s immigration experience. author and his childhood in America in the 1980s as the child of a South Indian. Filipino father and mother.

Copies of World of Wonders are available for purchase at a 20% discount for our readers through Old Firehouse Books, the official bookseller of Fort Collins Reads. The book is also available at Poudre libraries, which will have book club kits.

Tickets for the event are available from Old Firehouse books or the Fort Collins Reads website at fortcollinsreads.org.

OPEN Fort Collins

OPEN Fort Collins, a celebration of community and nature, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, September 17 at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood, Fort Collins.

OPEN (Opportunities for People to Engage in Nature) is presented by City of Fort Collins Natural Areas and CSU Warner College Office of Diversity and Inclusion with the goal of showcasing the beauty of Fort Collins through its natural areas while showcasing the residents of Fort Collins and Colorado State University students in various companies owned by various people.

For more details, visit bit.ly/3qmHqEI.

Houska concert

Houska Automotive will mark its 70th anniversary with the Garage Band Celebration from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at the Houska Automotive Heavy Duty Store, 1005 Riverside Drive, Fort Collins.

The event will feature regional band The Burroughs.

The picnic-style celebration is free, but each attendee is encouraged to bring a donation for the UCHealth Family Practice Center pantry.

The top 10 food items requested by the FMC pantry are peanut butter, beans and lentils, canned tuna and chicken, rice, pasta, baby food, canned fruit, cereals or rolled oats, non-perishable gluten-free products, and non-perishable vegan and vegetarian products. elements. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

People can bring picnics and lawn chairs.

For more details, visit houskaautomotive.com.

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