21 events at NoCo for the family, date with your sweetheart or fun with friends for the week of April 30 to May 6, 2022

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As April winds down, we prepare to welcome Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day celebrations, as well as dusting off our gardening gloves in preparation for spring planting and gardening and the summer.

This week’s edition of Go+Do features a performance by Paul Noffsinger of Greeley, founder of The Mystery Collection, a May the Fourth party at Wiley Roots, a few gigs at Red Rocks and more.

Check out these 21 events taking place the week of April 30 through May 6, 2022 in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and beyond.

Do you have an upcoming event that you think would be a perfect addition to the weekly Go+Do list? Send the date, time, a description of the event and other relevant information to Tamara Markard at [email protected] for review.

Saturday April 30

1. Paul Noffsinger brings The Mystery Collection to After Hours Fort Morgan at 7 p.m. at 19592 E. 8th Ave. Enjoy a fun evening of cocktails, magical, unusual and interesting pieces from the collection and entertaining stories from Noffsinger. Tickets for the show are $15 per person and include your first cocktail. The show contains adult themes and language, so parental guidance is advised. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3MvnPLB.

2. Join an interpretive nature walk with the High Plains Environmental Center at 10 a.m. at Chapungu Sculpture Park located at Sky Pond Drive in Loveland. HPEC Horticulture Manager Sabrina Kershman will lead participants through the garden and natural areas of the park, pointing out new landscaping facilities, explaining park restoration projects and helping participants spot native pollinators and wildlife. All ages are invited to participate in the event. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3k7RyOJ.

3. Musician Carlos Barata will perform at 6 p.m. at Tipsy Cricket, 205 4th St., Windsor. Barata is a Portuguese-American solo singer-songwriter and certified music therapist from Bethlehem, PA. The free concert is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, contact Tipsy Cricket at (970) 460-9123.

4. The Timnath Safety Fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Timnath Community Park, 5500 Summerfields Parkway. All ages are invited to attend the free event and meet with representatives from the city’s police and fire departments, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, the Northern Colorado Wildlife Division, the SAVA center and more. Fork Yeah, Kona Ice, Momma Perez and Blazin’ Wood Fire Pizza food trucks will also be present. Admission is free and no registration is required to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/37B94IH.

5. Do you think you look like the legendary Dolly Parton? Well, tease that wig, paint your nails and pull out your best bra and head to the Dolly Parton Look Alike contest at 6:30 p.m. at the Tom Davis Saloon, 450 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Adults 21 and over are invited to bring their best Dolly to the contest for a chance to win prizes and claim the title of NoCo’s Best Parton Dolly. For more information, contact Tom Davis Saloon at (970) 617-2262.

6. The 8th Lyon International Film Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Prickly Pear Tavern, 160 E. Main St., Lyons. The event will feature five different blocks of movies, live entertainment, food and drink. All ages are welcome and tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for students 14-21, and children 13 and under are free with a paying guest. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3xRWNdt.

7. Celebrate Arbor Day with Fossil Creek Nursery at 11 a.m. at 7029 S. College Ave., Fort Collins. The event will feature adoptable animals from the Larimer Humane Society, the opportunity to create your own bird feeder, NOCO Sharp offering garden tool sharpening and more. The event is free and all ages are invited to come and discover it. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3vEodkg.

Sunday May 1

8. The Northern Colorado Potter’s Guild and Studio is hosting its 2022 Spring Potter’s Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 209 Christman Drive, Unit 4, Fort Collins. Pottery and other art mediums will be for sale by artists such as Jen Arnold, Curt McDonald and Cindy Wedding. All ages are welcome and admission is free. For more information, visit www.nocopittersguild.org.

9. Find the perfect gift for mom at the Mother’s Day Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 123 E. 4th St., Loveland. The fair will feature over 20 different local artisans selling a variety of handmade and handmade gifts and items. Spirit Painter, Mi Casa Azul and Crookies Cookies are just a few of the vendors that will be at the show. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Mosqzi.

10. A Prairie Home Companion American Revival with Garrison Keillor kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Keillor will entertain viewers of all ages with stories of his journey to becoming one of the nation’s top storytellers. Tickets range from $55 per person to $89.50 per person depending on seat selection. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3MvoYTp.

11. Do yoga with fainting goats at 10 a.m. at Barnyard Buddies LLC., 3650 N. County Road 3, Loveland. The class is open to all ages and levels of yoga enthusiasts. Participants will be guided through yoga poses as the goats walk around and socialize with people. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3956fje.

12. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early in historic downtown Johnstown starting at noon on Parish Avenue. The event will feature music from a mariachi band, heritage dancers, hourly piñatas, Mexican food trucks, downtown specials and more. All ages are welcome to attend the free celebration. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/38iP0KQ.

Wednesday May 4

13. Join Wiley Roots for the brewery’s annual May The Fourth Party at 2 p.m. at 625 3rd St., Greeley. The event will include the release of new glassware, frozen drink specials, live entertainment, a Storm Trooper encounter and more. There is no charge to attend the party and all ages and leashed dogs are welcome to attend. For more information, call the brewery at (970) 515-7315.

14. Star Wars Trivia is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Dratz Brewery Company, 965 E. 11th St., Loveland. Celebrate May 4th by testing your Star Wars trivia against other fans. Questions will be a mix of difficulty for all levels of Star Wars fans. Teams of 1 to 6 players are welcome to register for the games. Attendees who dress up as a Star Wars character will receive $1 off each pint of beer. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3EFo58l.

15. Balanced Movement Yoga is hosting an acudetox event at 7:15 p.m. at 802 9th St., Suite 102 in Greeley. Acudetox involves placing stainless steel needles in five specific areas of the ear. The procedure is known to help with stress reduction, reduction of cravings, anxiety, insomnia and a variety of other conditions. Lindsay Mays of Moonrise Wellness will host the event. The event is open to adults 18 and older and tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to reserve a place, go to https://bit.ly/38odLoU.

Thursday May 5

16. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Desk Chair Workspace at 6 p.m. at 201 E. 4th St., Loveland. The event will feature a taco and tequila from Vato’s Tacos and Tequila as well as margaritas from Wilbur’s Total Beverage. Adults 21 and older are welcome to attend the event and tickets are $54.67 per person including fees. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3LhxWDQ.

17. Live on the Lanes will host Manabi Latin Band’s Cinco de Mayo celebration at 7:30 p.m. at Chipper’s Lanes, 830 N. College Ave., Fort Collins. The Manabi Latin Band is known for its variety of Latin music styles and energetic performances. All ages are welcome and tickets are $12 per person for general admission. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3MqhH7u.

Friday, May 6

18. It may be a day late, but celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Estes Park at 6 p.m. at the Estes Park Event Center, 1125 Rooftop Way with live music, food, activities and more. The free event is open to all ages. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/36KZCSp.

19. The Cheyenne Little Theater is hosting a production of “Cabaret” at 7:30 p.m. at 211 W. Lincoln Way. The musical is set in a Berlin nightclub in the 1920s and explores the experiences of several different characters. The musical has adult themes, so parental guidance is advised. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors 65 and older, $20 for military, $18 for students, and $14 for children. For more information or to buy tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3vJ7Jat.

20. The Songbirds Girl Scout Choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the main gallery of the Global Village Museum of Arts and Cultures, 200 W. Mountain Ave., Fort Collins. The band will sing traditional and international campfire songs for visitors. The museum will offer free entry from 5-8 p.m. as part of the event. All ages are welcome to attend the event. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3EKU07i.

21. Country music singer/songwriter Brantley Gilbert is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway in Morrison with George Birge opening for the star. Gilbert brings a mix of heartfelt ballads and rock-infused country. All ages are welcome to attend the concert and tickets range from $39.50 per person to $55 per person depending on seat selection. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3vGk1QX.

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