Loveland’s Events Calendar Fills Up with Governor’s Art Show, Book Sale and More – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Events return to the Loveland calendar, including the Governor’s Art Show, Friends of the Loveland Public Library Spring Book Sale and Interweave Yarn Fest, and FoCoMX is back on Fort Collins stages. .

Governor’s Art Exhibition

The 2022 Governor of Colorado Art Exhibit and Sale will open with a gala from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland.

The exhibition will be presented from Saturday April 23 to Sunday May 22.

Sixty of Colorado’s top artists, who work in sculpture, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic, have been selected to showcase their works in the exhibit. Estes Park-based painter James Biggers will be honored as a 2022 Legacy Artist.

Local artists on display will include Jane DeDecker, Daniel Glanz, Thane Gorek, Denny Haskew, Alyson Kinkade, Rosetta, Cydney Springer and Ellen Woodbury of Loveland; Jacquie Vaux of Fort Collins; and Crystal Despain of Windsor.

The exhibition and sale will include in-person exhibition and sales of artwork in person and online.

An Outdoor Festival will take place on Saturday June 4th at the Loveland Foundry Plaza.
Admission to the exhibit is $7 for ages 13 and up. Wednesday, May 11 will be a free entry day.

For more details, call 970-670-0335 or visit

Gary Schmitt

Gary Schmidt will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Rialto Theater Center, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

Pianist and composer Loveland will present contemplative works for solo piano.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for seniors and students.

For more details, call 970-962-2120 or visit

Earth Day Drumming Circle

The Loveland Recreation Department will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration with Drum Circle from 3-4 p.m. Friday, April 22 at the River’s Edge Nature Area, 960 W. First St., Loveland.

The event includes a drum circle jam session with members of Djembe Jive.

Bring blankets or chairs to listen to the free concert.

For more details, visit

Loveland Orchestra

The Loveland Orchestra presents the final concert in its “Second Nature” series at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22 at the Roberta Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School, 1669 Eagle Drive, Loveland.

At 7 p.m., conductor Louie Silvestri begins the evening with a discussion of the music on the program.

The concert includes “Carnaval of the Animals” by Saint-Saëns, narrated by Robert Bruce, featuring concert pianists Julie King and Silvana Santinelli. The first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto will be presented by Casey Reed, winner of the Loveland Orchestra’s 2022 Young Artists Competition. Also on the program, “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokofiev and “Moldau” by Smetana.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children 12 and under. They are available online for an additional $1 fee.

Due to rising costs, ticket prices will increase next season. Ticket packages for the 2022-23 season can be purchased at the concert at current season prices, either in the lobby or online. Prices for six-ticket packages at $50 for adults and $25 for students expire April 30.

For more details, visit

Sale of used books

Friends of the Loveland Public Library will be hosting the Spring Book Sale Friday-Sunday April 22-24 at the Thomas M. McKee 4-H Building at the Ranch, 5260 Arena Circle, Loveland.

The sale from 4-7 p.m. on April 22 will be open to Friends members and stockists. Membership applications will be available.

The public sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 23. Prices will range from $1 to $2.50, and DVDs and CDs will be available in addition to books.

On April 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the group will be selling books at $5 a bag.

For more details, see

home living room

The Northern Colorado HBA Home Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 22-24, at First National Bank Exhibition Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland.

Admission is $5. Children are free.

For more details, visit

Intertwined Yarn Festival

Front Range Yarn Artists and Crafters are invited to attend the annual Interweave Yarn Fest Thursday-Saturday April 21-23 at Embassy Suites Loveland, 4705 Clydesdale Parkway.

The event features workshops in knitting, spinning, crocheting, weaving and more, as well as a market.

The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Admission is $15 to $30. Admission to the workshop is $125 to $235.

For more details, visit

Memory Cafe

Dementia Together, a non-profit organization, will be presenting a Memory Cafe at 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at the Loveland Public Library, 300 N. Adams Ave., Loveland, in the Gertrude Scott Meeting Room.

Memory cafes are interactive themed social gatherings for people with mild to moderate dementia and their partners in care as well as other community friends, and feature souvenirs, games and music.

For more details and resources, visit

Creative Mind Course

A free class on “Your Creativity and the Mind” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the Independence Gallery, 233 E. Fourth St., Loveland.

Prophetic artist Mary Leonard will give a talk/discussion on how Spirit joins in creation with you.

RSVPs are welcome.

For more details, visit or


FoCoMX, or Fort Collins Music eXperience, is back after a two-year hiatus and will take place Friday-Saturday April 22-23, bringing together over 300 bands on 30 stages around Fort Collins.

The Fort Collins Musicians Association and Odell Brewing Co. are sponsoring the event celebrating Northern Colorado’s music scene.

Tickets are $60.

For more details and a full schedule of artists and venues, visit

‘The Magic Flute’

Opera Fort Collins will perform “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) by WA Mozart on Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fort Collins Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak St., Ft. Collins.

The show stars soprano Kara Grover as Queen of the Night and tenor Nicholas Huff as Tamino.

The opera will be performed in English.

Tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for students.

For more details, visit

Greeley Jazz Festival

The University of Northern Colorado/Greeley Jazz Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday April 21-23 at the school.

The festival includes concerts on the main stage, after-hours sessions, daytime performances and educational workshops.

For more details, visit

“Secrets of Space”

“Secrets of Space” premieres at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at the Monfort Concert Hall, 701 10th Ave., Greeley.

Developed with a space industry expert, the show uses special effects, original music, live voice acting, magical illusions and state-of-the-art digital LED screens to show off the wonders of the galaxy while unpacking key ideas. of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Tickets are $5.

For more details, call 970-356-5000 or visit

‘Let me move you’

Loveland and Conservatory Dance PDTeam Show will perform “Let Me Move You” at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., Greeley.

The PDT Show is a festive performance marking the end of the competition season. This audition-based team has been performing and competing regionally since the season began in September. The team’s choreography includes jazz, tap, contemporary, hip-hop and acro dance pieces performed by PDT members (ages 5-18).

Tickets are $11.

For more details, call 970-356-5000 or visit

1917 Book Club

The Estes Park Museum will host an online session of the 1917 Book Club at 10-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20, to explore the local title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women, the 19th Amendment and the Extraordinary Women of ‘Estes Valley.’

The program is free and open to the public and will take place on Zoom.

No registration is required. To participate, go to

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