Art Night Out

Art Night Out announces bands

Lafayette’s Art Night Out will feature a fantastic line-up of Colorado musicians.  The season will kick off May 12, with the award winning salsa band, Quemando. The bands slated for the 2017 Art Night Out are June 9 – Mama Lenny & the Remedy; July 14– Wendy Woo; August 11 – Groove-a-licious and the season finale on September 8 will be the popular vocal rock band, Face.
Lafayette’s Art Night Out event will be celebrating 10 years this summer with an updated logo and the launch of a new Art Market. The market is a result of a partnership with Crafted Life, who will curate the Art Market @ Art Night Out. Applications to participate are now available at . (see article below)
Art Night Out is a monthly arts festival in Old Town Lafayette.  The Art Market, ARTSLafayette beer & wine garden, children's activities and food trucks open at 5pm.  The free concert starts at 6:30 pm.  Art Night Out visitors can also enjoy live demos by artists, crafters, dancers, and others. The event runs 6-9pm on the second Friday of each month, May - September.  Art Night Out is sponsored by the City of Lafayette, is a partnership with ARTSLafayette, Crafted Life and generous business sponsors mp munding REALTY, Confluence SBC, Anspach Jewelry, Lafayette Collectibles & Flea Market, By Krueger, Anne Larsen State Farm, and BlueBird Windows & Doors. 

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize

Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and ARTS!Lafayette are proud to announce a call for entries to the 2017 Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize. All entries are due April 7, 2017; at noon.  The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize (LYPP) aims to cultivate and inspire poetry while celebrating Lafayette’s commitment to community arts. $340 will be given out in prize money.
The Lafayette Youth Poetry Prize is open to youth (K – 8th  grade) living in or attending school in Lafayette.   The youth entries will be divided into three age categories, with a Spanish Language and English division at each age level.  Cash prizes will be awarded at each level.  All styles, themes and lengths are welcome. High school students and adults are welcome to enter the Michael Adams Poetry Prize later this year.
The finalists at all youth levels will be invited to read at a public event at The Collective Community Arts Center located at 201 N. Public Road at 2pm on April 29, 2017.
All entries must be received by April 7; at noon.  Entries may be hand delivered to The Collective, mailed or emailed. Entry forms and additional info may be found at

Art Market

Art Market @ Art Night Out

Crafted Life, as proud partner with the City of Lafayette, is bringing The Art Market - an art-focused version of its popular handmade markets - to the City's popular Art Night Out series!
In addition to Crafted Life's usual amazing array of amazing artisans, crafters and makers, they will be adding fine artists to the vendor lineup. Painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists are such a big part of our community, and our art-centric town deserves to meet them! Up to 25 booths each month! Fine artists and vendors can apply FREE for any or all of the five Art Night Out events at

Addams Family

Addams Family: The Musical!

Come see Centaurus High School's Mercury Theatre's production of Addams Family: The Musical! Showings start on April 6th at 7 pm. We have 3 night shows, on the 6th, 7th, and 8th, and a 2pm matinee on the 8th. Tickets are $8 for Students and BVSD employees (and their family!), and $10 for general admission. Seniors, it's only $7 if you're 65+. Tickets are on sale now on RevTrak, purchasable both by this link , or at the door on show nights.  We have an incredible cast and crew that have been working so hard on all of this and we're sure you'll love the show!


Colorado Women's Hall of Fame STEAMS into Lafayette

The Arts and Cultural Resources Department is proud to partner with the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame (CWHF)  for the April and May exhibit of Women in STEAM portrait exhibit at The Collective.  This exhibit will feature more than 50 portraits of Colorado Women who have made an impact in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. 
The opening reception, Thursday April 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, will feature Betty Heid, Chair of the CWHF Board of Directors.  Ms. Heid will talk about the CWHF and the impact of women in our state’s history.  Beth Stade, the featured sculptor, will also be at the opening reception.

The exhibit will feature notable women including Dr. Susan (Doc Susie) Anderson, Pilot Penny Hamilton, Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Justina Ford, and Martha Maxwell as well as Judy Collins, Helen Bonfils, and Eppie Archuleta. The portraits represent a wide range of skill, education, perseverance, and hard work. 
Beth Stade will give a workshop, "5 Ways Math Makes Great Art - Number 3 Will Shock You!" on Thursday, May 4, 6:30 – 8:00.  The Collective is at 201 N.  Public Road. For more information
Leaf electronic workshop

Spring LEAF

Electronic Music Workshop - April 14, 21, and 28 from 6-8 pm Cost: $15 (for all three workshops!) Learn about electronic music and build, and perform with, your own synthesizer! This course will focus on learning about the history of electronic music and the different ways synthesizers have influenced modern music and contemporary art. Each student will have the opportunity to design and build their own electronic instrument to take home and will be invited to perform as an ensemble at the Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival(LEAF) on Friday May 5. No experience needed, all materials will be provided. This three-session course will meet each Friday leading up to the LEAF with the performance as an optional fourth session. For more details visit:
Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival Performances - Saturday, May 5 from 7 pm - 10 pm at the Center for Musical Arts (200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette). Cost: Free and open to the public! Center for Musical Arts & LEAF (Lafayette Electronic Arts Festival) will host a series of performances fashioned around crafting things ourselves. Building things from broken bits and layers and slivers and slices and action and blind passion. Sounds and images, music and instruments, communities and commitments. Performances by: Antenes, Ariadne, bios+a+ic, Rhinoceropolis in Exile: page27, Sister Grotto, orchidz3ro
For details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Social singing

Classes at Center for Musical Arts

Bluegrass 101-April 4 - May 2 (5 weeks), 10 am -3 pm. $65 Open to all ages — Bring your guitars, mandolins, banjos, basses, dobros and vocal chords, and learn to jam! For more details visit
Music Together- April 4 - May 23 (8 weeks) Classes are offered at 9 am and 10 am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays; Cost: $152 / $88 for siblings In Music Together® you will experience weekly, 45-minute classes that include songs, movement, and instrument play. For details visit
Broadway Boomers Concert "Reviewing the Situation"- April 9; 2 pm & 6 pm. Free and open to the public! Celebrating Broadway and Movie Musicals of the 1960's! Broadway Boomers is a weekly class designed to give adults, 45 years and older, an opportunity to sing, gently dance, and enjoy the thrill of performing. Full details at
Social Singing- April 5 - May 3. 1 pm -2:30 pm;  $80. This class emphasizes singing for adults who want to be in a group, but don’t want to perform. For more details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.


More at CMA

Music & Movement - April 6 – May 25  $120 Immerse yourself in an exploration of musical concepts through rhythm games! . For details visit
Honors Recital- Sun., April 23 at 5 pm  Free and open to the public! Join us for a evening filled with a variety of musical performances by our honors recital student winners! For details visit
Musically Mindful- April 29 from 1-3 pm; $15;  In this one-day workshop, participants will experience music as a form of mindfulness practice. For details visit
These events will be held at Center for Musical Arts; 200 E. Baseline Rd., Lafayette.

Out and About

Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!

An original production of “The Bremen Town Musicians” presented by Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids!
Friday, April 21, 7:30 – 8:00pm at Centaurus High School. Free, donations accepted
Join us for a night of acting, singing, and dancing as Out & About’s Center Stage for Kids premiers “The Bremen Town Musicians”. Out & About is a community-based non-profit and a division of Imagine! serving people in Boulder County with developmental disabilities.  The Center Stage program uses positive instruction within a therapeutic framework to encourage growth, learning, socialization, and the achievement of individual goals. We hope to see you there! Recipients of the 2017 Arts in Community Grant, we want to give special thanks to our sponsors, Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission and the Parents Engagement Network (PEN) of BVSD.

Uganda Childrens Choir

Music, Song, and Bugs at WOW!

Integral Steps Presents Music & Movement - Friday, April 14; 1:00pm  High energy, exciting and fun, this program allows children to dance and play through a combination of music, movement, biology, and art!  This program is presented by Emma Shubin of Integral Steps.
Ugandan Kids Choir - Saturday, April 15; 1:00pm  WOW! is pleased to host the Ugandan Kids Choir for a truly unique musical performance! Touring throughout the United States, the choir consists of ten children who perform traditional African singing, dancing, and drumming with incredible energy and joy.  This cultural program is generously sponsored by the Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.
Itsy Bitsy Bugs - Tuesday, April 25; 10:00am  Presented by the Butterfly Pavilion, this 30 minute program is guaranteed to keep your toddlers fluttering, hopping, and singing. With puppets, music, and of course, live bugs to keep your tots buzzing with excitement!   All events listed Included with Museum admission.


The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents  “The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There” Directed by Madge Montgomery.
TCL brings FBI agents Scully and Mulder to the stage to investigate the alleged alien abduction of two teenagers, while a popular novelist, Jose Chung, writes about the incident. Amidst the hilarity, the episode poses the poignant question, “What do we have, if we don’t have the truth?"
Theater Company of Lafayette, 300 East Simpson Street, Lafayette.
Performance Dates are Friday, April 7th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 8th at 8 & 10 PM, Sunday, April 9th at 6 PM, Friday, April 14th at 8 PM, Saturday, April 15th at 8 PM. Tickets are $13 each and can be purchased at

Public Works Theater Masks

Flight of Fancy by PWT

Public Works Theatre Company is proud to present Flight of Fancy! Our latest show spins a tale of wonder when a Puffin and a Girl become unlikely friends. Using masks and puppets to create a cartoon-like world, this show will delight all ages. Playing at The Hive at East Simpson, Lafayette, April 22-23 & 29-30. All tickets are $12 and may be purchased at:, or visit our Website at www.

Lecture at the Library

Can We Fight Fake News? Monday, April 24, 7 pm
Professor Andrew Calabrese University of Colorado presents: What defenses do we have when public figures use social media to mobilize populist sentiment through deception and manipulation? “Fake news” is nothing new, but the speed and scale at which false or misleading information travels is unprecedented. What forms of media literacy and civic competence are needed to engage with this new reality?

Lafayette Reads

Lafayette READS! Book Club

Lafayette READS! is a quarterly reading and discussion group hosted by the Lafayette Public Library. Lafayette READS! current selection is Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv "The children and nature movement is fueled by this fundamental idea: the child in nature is an endangered species, and the health of children and the health of the Earth are inseparable." -Richard Louv
We select books that are great reads and relevant to today’s issues.  Our informal discussions will focus on the book itself, and how the story sheds light on the contemporary world.  Lafayette READS! covers both fiction and nonfiction, new books and rediscovered classics.  We’re a reading group that really does talk about the book! 


Classes at Book Arts League

Lino Letterpress with Julia Seko & Vivian Jean
April 8 – 10:00 – 4:00; Cost – BAL member $93.00
Non Member $103.30. Create an original 3×4 linoleum carving to be printed in combination with a short line of handset type. Print a small edition of cards. You’ll be introduced to the tools and materials of linoleum block carving, and to basic letterpress printing techniques, including typesetting and printing. All materials will be provided. No prior experience necessary!
Three Signature Leather Spine Binding with Brenda Gallagher
April 23 – 1 – 5 pm BAL member $87.85; Non Member $98.15  Learn to create a simple 3 signature hand sewn blank book. Brenda Gallagher will guide students to cover hard covers with decorative paper, fold signatures, and prepare a leather spine for sewing. Folded signatures will then be sewn by hand into the spine in a decorative pattern. Students can bring their choice of decorative cover paper. All other materials will be provided.  More information for both classes at

Madascar Jr

Madagascar, Jr. at the Arts Hub

The ArtsHub Junior theater group (5th through 10th graders) will be performing the production Madagascar, Jr. on April 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 2pm & 6pm.  All seats are $7 at the ArtsHub (420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, CO)
Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Bao Bao Festival

Bao Bao Festival

The Bao Bao Festival will be at Center for Musical Arts on April 8; 6-9pm. The event is a celebration of African arts and culture and also a celebration and fundraiser of the BaoBao Library which will open this summer in Ghana. Drumming lesson from 6:00-6:30, drums available or people can bring their own drums. 6:30-7:00 performance by Modern Orchestral Village Ensemble (A troupe that performs traditional African drumming with a mix of hip hop and Rhythm and Blues)  followed by African dance and drumming from Mokomba Ensemble led by Adjei Abankwah and Nii Okai Aryeetey, Music and dancing to close out the evening until 9pm.  Tickets $5 for kids and $10 for Adults; Children under 3 are free. Made possible with a grant from Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission.

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez Convivio April 8

Build community and celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez and other American civil rights heroes during Lafayette's 13th annual Cesar Chavez Convivio! Planned by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Committee with support from the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance and Empowerment Center of East County, the event will be held on Saturday, April 8 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Alicia Sanchez International School (655 Sir Galahad Dr.).  Free and open to the public, the event will include a performance by Molina Speaks, student presentations, children's activities, bilingual parent workshops, music, dancing, and refreshments.  For more information contact or 


Lafayette in Action

The Empowerment Center of East County (EC)2, invites hundreds of youth and adult community members to participate in meaningful service projects throughout the Lafayette community on Saturday, April 22. Held in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day, the event aims to build community, foster community engagement, and celebrate youth leadership.
Lafayette in Action will commence with a breakfast and kick-off ceremony at Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer at 9:00 a.m.  Following, volunteers will fan out to project sites, including schools, community-based agencies, city parks, and churches, where they will complete identified projects for approximately two hours.  To celebrate their collective accomplishments, volunteers will then be invited to return to Pioneer Elementary for an afternoon event, featuring food, live music, youth presentations, a student service award ceremony, and silent auction (to fundraise for subsequent community events.)  To register or for more information, or contact


Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance, 15 years in Lafayette will hold 6 weeks of summer camps and 8 weeks of classes. Camps include ballet, jazz, lyrical, musical theater, a trip to the pool and show each week.  Evening classes include Pre-school, beg, intermediate and advanced ballet, jazz, tap, and lyrical. Call 303-661-0719 or register online:


Volunteer at Art Night Out

ARTS!Lafayette and the Arts & Cultural Resources Department are signing up volunteers for Art Night Out.  
100 volunteers are needed for each Art Night Out: May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8.   Many volunteers are needed for jobs that do not require special training; this includes volunteers who will help at the main entrances of the area, event set up and take down. Other volunteers, who have completed TIPS training may work checking IDs, selling beverage tickets and pouring wine.  Volunteers who give 1 ½ hours at an Art Night Out will receive a coupon for a free beverage from ARTSLafayette.  Fill out the volunteer form here.

Miner's Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum

The museum is open Tuesday 7-9 pm, Thursday and Saturday 2-4 pm. Schedule group tours by calling  303.665.7030.
The Lafayette Miners Museum is housed in the Lewis Home, a miner's house built in 1890 at the Gladstone Coal Mine northeast of town. Like so many other homes in Old Town, it was moved into Lafayette when the mine closed. Each room contains artifacts and photographs from the four main periods of Lafayette's legacy: the Native People, Agriculture, Coal Mining, and Lincoln Highway eras. The living room is a great place to get a cup of coffee and look at the enlarged photographs that depict the development of the city. The Miners Museum has reference materials for research, old town business displays, and memorabilia regarding the educational history of the city. The mining room is considered to contain one of the finest known collections of Colorado coal mining equipment, and the kitchen is furnished with household items from the early 20th century. The public is always welcome. Admission is free.

Art on the Street

Art on the Street

The 2017 Art on the Street sculptures will be installed on April 5 & 6, weather permitting.
Be sure to look around town, on Public Road, at the Senior Center, for the new sculptures!

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