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Longmont-area events for the week of Jan. 1, 2018
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Zumba Party — Join the 7th Annual Zumba Party at the Longmont Recreation Center. Start your 2018 off right with Carla, Karina and Linda. Kids are welcome if they are dancing with a parent. Enter your name to win prizes; 1 p.m., Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Road, Longmont; $4-$6; 303-774-4752.

All You Can Eat Buffet — A delicious All You Can Eat, New Year's Day buffet is planned. Seating is available on a first come-first served basis; 11 a.m., The Rib House, 1920 S. Coffman St., Longmont; $8.15-$16.29; 303-485-6988, coloradoboxoffice.com/events/new-years-day-all-you-can-eat-buffet.


Adult Pick Up Soccer Game — Longmont Indoor Soccer offers adult pickup games during the week. Players of all skill levels are invited to join. Game availability is subject to number of participants. Registrations will be taken up to one week in advance; noon, Longmont Indoor Soccer, 795 S. Sherman St., Unit 8, Longmont; $7; 303-678-8878, longmontindoorsoccer.com/adult-soccer/adult-soccer-pick-up-games.

Longmont Board Games & Beer — Join people in Longmont and surrounding areas who want to play a variety board games and enjoy some 300 Suns beer. Everyone welcome, from total newbies to the board game world all the way up through experienced Eurogamers, and at any given meetup we have a ton of games to choose from; 6 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave., Unit C, Longmont; 300sunsbrewing.com/events.


Poetry and Contemplative Reading — Gather for an evening of connection and spiritual exploration as a group contemplates the theme of intention. Each month, the group creates a supportive environment for people to reflect on two poems which relate to a new theme. The group reads, journals and shares individual responses. Deep listening to inner wisdom and each other is emphasized; 6:30 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; free.


Euchre Tournament — A euchre tournament, open to beginners, is planned. The top two winners win free beer; 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar.

Drop-in Acoustic Jam — House musicians play their favorite covers and originals unplugged every Wednesday. Bring your instrument, grab a beer and jam in a fun, fluid environment. Or, enjoy the magic that happens when creative minds come together unrehearsed. Sit close for a great concert, sit far for some awesome background music; 6 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave., Unit C, Longmont; 300sunsbrewing.com/events.

Trivia in Longmont with Quizmaster Entertainment — Play trivia with Big Mouth Bob and Quizmaster Entertainment at the Longmont Taproom. The winning team wins a round of beer; 6:30 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont; free.


Beauty and the Beast — Belle is forced to stay in the castle of a terrifying Beast to save her father's life in the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse production of "Beauty and the Beast." The Beast, in reality an arrogant prince transformed by the spell of an enchantress, must learn how to love, and be loved. But his time is running out; 6 p.m., Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown.

Game Night in Niwot — Join the Niwot Bootstrap Brewing for game night every Thursday for a chance to win a free pint; 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar.

Open Bluegrass Jam — A weekly open bluegrass jam that's very welcoming to those playing acoustic instruments, as well as fans who want to listen, takes place at Open Door Brewing Co. in the Prospect neighborhood; 6:30 p.m., Open Door Brewing Co., 2030 Ionoshere St., Unit 6, Longmont; free.


Espresso! Swing & Gypsy Jazz — Enjoy food and drink in an inviting, European setting and accompanied by a dynamic band playing swing standards and gypsy jazz selections, with vocals in French and English; 5 p.m., Cheese Importers, 103 Main St., Longmont; free; 303-875-7514.

Wink Band — The Wink band has put together an excellent classic rock collection of tunes. The band will perform 6 p.m., Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/calendar.

First Friday Film Night — Firehouse Films provides an opportunity for film lovers and movie-goers to enjoy cutting edge, artistic and humorous films. Firehouse Films provides a culturally significant opportunity for the arts to be viewed, contemplated and discussed; 6:30 p.m., Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont; free; 303-561-2787, firehouseart.org/special-events/monthly-events.

Haeger and Hoffman — Singer-songwriters Al Haeger and Steve Hoffman plan to perform; 6:30 p.m., Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; free; 720-204-6064, stillcellars.com/event/haeger-hoffman-2.

Barley-Har-Har Comedy Open Mic Night — A comedy showcase with a Beermission for refills is planned. Open Mic Nights are a chance for comedians to get on stage and work on new jokes, have fun with an audience and, generally, increase the quality of their stand-up. Come with big smiles and laughter, ready to support local comics on their way to greatness. Note that this show is not rated and is not considered family friendly. Sign up for an open mic slot at bubcomedy.com/open-mic-sign-up; 9 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave., Unit C, Longmont; 300sunsbrewing.com/events.


Playback Theatre West — Still Cellars is the home venue for the latest season of Playback Theatre West. This powerful group of improvisors will be performing at Still Cellars the first Saturday of each month into summer 2018; 8 a.m., Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; $12-$15; 720-204-6064, stillcellars.com/event/playback-theatre-west-8.

Saturday Art Experience — Kids learn, create and bring it home, with a $10 drop-in or free with family membership. Pre-registration is encouraged; noon, The Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont; $10; 303-561-2787, firehouseart.org/education/saturday-art-experience.

Steampunk Tea — You can't spell Steampunk without tea — join a group at the library for tea, trivia and to make Steampunk-themed contraptions. Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in clothes from the steam-powered Victorian era. Registration required. For grades 6-12; 3 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; free; mylibrary.us/events.

Masontown — Invisible Audience presents Masontown, a Colorado band whose sound is an exciting take on the American acoustic tradition. At once fresh and familiar, the group unites the sounds of bluegrass, old-time, folk and new acoustic music into a sonic melting pot that harkens back to deep musical traditions while remaining defiantly modern in conception; 7:30 p.m., Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette; $12-$15; 303-665-0599, masontownconcert.brownpapertickets.com.

Legally Blonde: The Musical — See the smash hit Broadway show "Legally Blonde: The Musical" when it hits the stage at Jesters Dinner Theatre. Beautiful, popular, fashionable sorority sister Elle Woods has her life turned upside-down when her boyfriend dumps her before leaving for law school, deeming her not serious enough for his future political career. Determined to prove herself and win him back, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and follows him to Harvard Law School. At first, Elle struggles to be taken seriously by her peers and professors, but with the help of some friends she discovers that being true to yourself never goes out of style; 7:30 p.m., Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont; $25-$42; app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=79394.

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