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Things To Do In Longmont This Weekend: Feb 7-9

What are you doing this weekend?
Brett Dennen – Photo credit Maria Del Rio

This content was originally published by the Longmont Observer and is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

Friday, February 7

Winter Folk: Music & Photography Showcase

  • Time: Friday/Saturday 5 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m.
  • Location: The St. Vrain, 635 3rd Ave

Welcome to Winter Folk: a 12 day, 40 band, music and photography showcase coming to Longmont, Colorado!

Join us at the beautiful St. Vrain luxury venue for all of the festivities from February 7th-March 1st (Friday-Sunday for four consecutive weekends).

There are two ticketing options. You may purchase a month long event pass (VIP or Standing Room). This will allow you to attend any and all of the 12 days. You may also buy three day weekend passes. This is a VERY intimate event. Once passes are gone, they are gone. Each day of the event will provide an instrument to a Colorado public school!

*VIP gains you access to the seated area in the front of the venue.

See the weekly schedule below or visit the Winter Folk page at for more info along with a Q & A.

Winter Folk Schedule
(Daily Schedule at

First Weekend
-February 7th-9th-

Josiah Johnson
(formerly of The Head & The Heart)
Gasoline Lollipops
Bonnie & The Clydes
Heavy Diamond Ring
J. Robert Miller
and more...

Second Weekend
-February 14th-16th-

Brett Dennen - 2 Nights!
Mason Jennings
Daniel Rodriguez
(of Elephant Revival)
300 Days
Sun Jr.
Kingdom Jasmine
Ashlei Brianne
and more...

Third Weekend
-February 21st-23rd-

Willie Watson
(formerly of Old Crow Medicine Show)
Esme Patterson
Elephant Collective
Women of Folk
(A Collection of Powerful Colorado Women Performing Classic Folk Tunes)
Otis Taylor
Reed Foehl
The Still Tide
Andy Mann & Nick Dunbar
Bonnie & Taylor Sims
MacKenzie Page
Daniella Katzir
Emily Clark
Jaquita Straw
Katherine Homes
and more...

Fourth Weekend
(aka Bluegrass Weekend)
-February 28th-March 1st-

Winter Folk All-Stars
featuring some of Colorado's premier bluegrass musicians, lineup TBA
Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann
(of Yonder Mountain String Band)
The Lonesome Days
Wood Belly
MacKenzie Page
Kate Farmer
The Hop Pickers
and more...

Additional info at

-Proceeds benefit Colorado youth arts programs.
-Daily Schedule & Featured Photographers TBA in Coming Weeks.
-Food & Alcohol will be available for purchase.
-Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.
-No re-entry.

Barley Har Har Comedy Night

  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave, Unit C

Comedy Night every 1st & 3rd Friday at 300 Suns Brewing in Longmont!

Make sure to show up early to grab a beer and some food!

This is FREE! Like SPARTA! Only BETTER!

Pair of Three - February 7 at La Vita Bella

  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella, 471 Main St.

Please join us and all the great folks at La Vita Bella Cafe, Friday, February 7 for Happy Hour, 5-7pm!

Beers for Bushfires

  • Time: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
  • Location: Left Hand Brewing Company, 1265 Boston Ave.

Lefties, let's get together for Australia! We are joining our craft beer friends from Brunswick Beer Collective for their #BeersForBushfires campaign. Join us for a special tapping of Wallaby Wit, a beer we've brewed in dedication to the cause. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Australian Red Cross and Wildlife Victoria. Want to contribute even further to relief efforts? We'll also be running a keep the glass promotion on 2/7 to raise even more funds!

10 Minute Natural Yeast / Sourdough Bread

  • Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Kitchen Company, 464 Main St.

Think that sourdough or natural yeast bread is just too complicated – or that bread is the unhealthiest thing you can eat? Think again! Bread made with the natural yeast found in the air of your own kitchen is a healthy fermented food. And it doesn’t have to be complicated at all. You can keep a thriving sourdough starter in your refrigerator. No need to feed it daily. And to make healthy, homemade bread you only need about 5 – 7 minutes hands on. No kidding!

Not so fond of the “sour” part of sourdough? Don’t worry – we’ll show you how to tone it down for anyone’s taste.

Even if you’re gluten intolerant, many people can eat natural yeast breads with no problem. (Sorry, not for Celiacs.)

Bring a friend, or bring your honey – or both. Or just treat yourself to this hands-on class. Take home simple recipes and a sourdough starter that you can use to make healthy homemade bread!

Instructor: Denise Milligan of Spanish Sunday
$49/one person
$90/two people

FREE kickboxing classes

  • Time: 10:15 a.m.
  • Location: Fit Chick Express, 340 Lashley St. #100

I would LOVE to add a 30 minute AM class to the permanent Fit Chick Express class schedule but in order to do that I need YOU!

So if you want to~
🥊burn serious calories
🥊release frustrations
🥊try a new workout
🥊have FUN
🥊and you have 30 minutes to spare
Please, join me for one or both of these FREE mma style kickboxing classes!

~Friday, February 7th 1015-1045

Writer's Critique Group

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

Whether you are a poet with an epic, a dramatist with a play, or a novelist with a story, sharing your work with other writers can help drive the process forward.

The Firehouse Writer's Critique Group encourages writers in all genres to participate. Attend your first meeting to listen then bring your own writing to share at the following meetings. We are an encouraging but serious critique group dedicated to supporting our fellow writers improve their writing on the path to publication.

We meet the first Friday of every month at the Firehouse Art Center 7-9pm.

Saturday, February 8

Rum Fest Tiki Kickoff

  • Time: 4-11 p.m.
  • Location: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St. Ste 120

Longtucky is celebrating the beginning of Rum Fest with a Tiki Party!

We will also be releasing this year's Leviathan Black Rum! Exotic flavors from sour fermentation combined with island spices and rested in a bourbon barrel to perfection.

Live music with Danny Shafer

Pulled pork from the new The Beast & Barrel in Mead, CO.

Hulla Hoop Competition and Shinanigans!

Donuts & Democracy - Elections in Boulder County - Longmont

  • Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd.

Back by popular demand!

The Boulder County Clerk and Recorder is hosting a community presentation on everything you need to know about the upcoming 3 elections: Presidential Primary, June 30 Primary, and the November General Election.

Learn about what happens behind the scenes to ensure an efficient, accurate, and secure election. The presentation includes info on the next three elections, ballot processing, voter statistics, election security, and more. Presentation/QA should last around 45 minutes.

PLUS - Feb 8 is the museum free day, so you can stay and check out the art after!

Donuts & coffee will be served. RSVP so we know how many donuts to get!

Additional events in: (see other FB event pages)
-- Boulder - Date & Location TBD

Town Hall on Mental Health

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

Join us on Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Longmont Public Library for a Town Hall on Mental Health.

We will be discussing the current mental health problems facing Colorado at the state and local level, legislation being proposed this year to improve access to treatment, and what resources are available to those who need help.

We will be joined by guest speakers: Anna Kim from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Phoebe Norton and Anne Hyink from Mental Health Partners, John Kellow from Supporting Action for Mental Health, and Office Tash Petsas from the Longmont Police Department, as well as Senator Mike Foote and Representative Sonya Jaquez Lewis Colorado House District 12.

You can send questions in advance to, or message us on Facebook.

Chinese New Year Celebration

  • Time: 2-5 p.m.
  • Location: Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Rd.

The Asian-Pacific Association of Longmont (A-PAL) presents its 10th annual Chinese New Year Celebration on February 8, 2020 at Silver Creek High School (2:00-5:00 pm). We invite the community to join us in ushering in the Year of the Rat with our special Lantern Festival. Come and immerse yourselves in a day of live cultural performances, such as the Chinese Lion Dance, Taiko Drumming, and Kung-Fu presentations; a quarter mile of interactive cultural/educational booths; live music; two art shows; robotics and virtual reality activities; and Asian food tasting. A-PAL’s 200 volunteers will be ready to serve an expected 2,000 participants, and Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley will honor us as Master of Ceremonies. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information visit:

Perennial Gardening Class

  • Time: 10-11 a.m.
  • Location: The Flower Bin, 1805 Nelson Rd.

Ross Shrigley Executive Director Plant Select®, will teach you how to achieve smart, stunning gardens using the Plant Select® perennials.

Sexclamation! Pole & Aerial Dance Show

  • Time: 5-10 p.m.
  • Location: Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St.

Some of the best moments in life are the ones you can't tell anyone about! This is guaranteed to be one of them!

Come see why Vertical Fusion is known as the best show in Longmont! This pole and aerial dance show is for adults only! We will have two showcases, 5:00 and 8:00. This purchase option is for the 5:00 show only. Refer back to our main eventbrite page if you are interested in the late show.

All tickets are for general admission; first come, first serve. Seats are limited and shows often sell out, so purchase your tickets early! Pre-purchasing online is highly recommended as tickets are not guaranteed to be available at the door. We are offering early bird pricing as follows:

Early Bird Price: $20 (+ $2.85 transaction fee) - ONLY 40 TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THIS PRICE

Regular Price: $25 (+ $3.16 transaction fee)

Door: $30

All sales final. No refunds or exchanges permitted. All Eventbrite fees are also non-refundable.

Meet Ryan Stratis ANW Legend

  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Warrior Playground, 33 S. Pratt Parkway, Ste. 200

February 8th is your chance to meet Ryan, get some training tips, take pics, and get autographs.

He will be available during the Beginner Ninja Comp to meet and greet everyone and maybe even give out some course strategy tips.

Ryan a true vet (both military and ninja) because of his military background, so we are using this time to also announce our Military Family Scholarship Fund.

That's right, we have funding available for Active Duty Military Families. This scholarship fund is to help them to enjoy any of our services here at the Warrior Playground.

If you are an active duty family and would like to apply for this program, please contact Warrior Playground for more info.

More on Ryan Bio:
Ryan Stratis is one of only four Ninjas to compete on every single season of the tv show “American Ninja Warrior™." He first found Ninja when it was still airing as the original Ninja Warrior (Sasuke) from Japan and immediately fell in love with the sport. He was determined to be a part of it and when Ninja Warrior came to the USA, he had his chance.

Since 2009, Ryan has made it to the finals in Las Vegas finals seven times in a row and has competed internationally in Japan and Malaysia.

Ryan served 12 years in the military and afterwards decided to transition into the civilian life and pursue stunt work in Atlanta, GA.

While there he helped build the ninja community by working with local gyms to provide top-notch experiences and spread the love of Ninja Warrior.

Don't miss your chance to meet him on February 8!

Sunday, February 9

Oscar Watch Party at La Vita Bella

  • Time: 5-10 p.m.
  • Location: La Vita Bella, 471 Main St.

The 8th Annual Front Range Film Festival features Colorado Craft Cinema with a focus on Colorado filmmakers and locations as well as a collection of international short films. Experience Colorado, the West and the World! Explore current events and issues, experience the rush of extreme outdoor adventures and travel to the far reaches of the globe. Get ready for the festival by joining us on Sunday, February 9th for our Oscar Watch Party at 5pm!

Film Blocks will be announced here in January!

Meanwhile, get your ticket and plan to join us on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 5pm for our Oscar Watch Party! $25 for Oscar worthy cocktails and food!

Celebrate some of Hollywood's best movies of the year and the artists who made them. The evening includes paparazzi, red carpet, mini Oscar statues, fancy cocktails and beautiful food while we enjoy a live stream of the show. Dress up in your finest and come enjoy this gala event!

Book your tickets:

Venue Information
471 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
(720) 204-6298

Water Contact - Aquatic Dance

  • Time: 3-5:15 p.m.
  • Location: Essential Element Watsu, 1700 Gauchu Court

This workshop will be divided into two parts: the first part will be "Water Contact", which is a sub-genre of Contact Improvisation and will focus on moving/dancing in the water while exploring the physical connection and relation between the movers.
During the workshop we will change partners all the time, and also dance alone, in trios and more.
In the second portion of the workshop, we will be taking a few of the principles we worked with in the first part, and throw in a twist. We will introduce the roles of Giver and Receiver. Some of the exercises will be while our heads are out of the water and others while we're fully submerged. For that, nose clips will be provided. We will conclude the exercise with time for sharing feedback about our experience in each role.

This workshop is hosted by Elik Gilad, a highly experienced aquatic therapist.

*** No previous experience is required.
*** Cost: $25 per participant.
*** Limited to 6 participants at the maximum, and 3 participants at the minimum.
*** Location: Essential Element Watsu, 1700 Gaucho Court, Longmont, CO 80504.
*** The temperature of the water is 95-98f, (salt water).
*** If you have goggles, please bring it.

*** When using the Venmo link to register, please include a message with your name, phone number, and your email for further communications prior to the workshop.

*** Cancellation policy: if you wish to cancel, please give us notice at least 24 hours in advance. Other wise your money will NOT be refunded.