December 6; 8 PM Cookies and Caroling at The Collective

Viva Arts First Friday:Cookies & Caroling at The Collective

with Alex Sierra of Coro Santuario

December 6; 6-8 p.m. Join us in song, for tomorow night's Viva Arts First 1st Friday event at The Collective. Alex Sierra, of Coro Santuario, will lead the caroling. Cookies and warm beverages provided. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261 
https://www.facebook.com/events/487101288680262/

Nov 14 - Jan 6 Unoccupied: The Importance of Negative Space exhibit by the Boulder Modern Quilt Guild

Boulder Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit at The Collective

Unoccupied: The Importance of Negative Space - On display through Jan 6, 2020. 
Juried exhibit of fascintating quilts by Boulder County artists on display this winter. Our Art Project Table Project encourages play with negative space, illustrating part of the artistic process of quilting. The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 N Public Rd., Lafayette, CO 80026 303-661-1261

Dec 17, Naming Ceremony for Rose Lueras Pool

Pool Dedication with City Council 

December 17; 5:30 p.m. Join Lafayette City Council for the dedication and naming of the Rose Lueras Pool at the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. City of Lafayette acknowledges that injustices of the past, which, in some instances, the City was a participant, continue to be deeply painful and have significant impact on the City’s Latinx community. In 1934, Rose Lavato Lueras, with her daughter Rosabelle Lueras Vargas at her side, fought bravely and persistently for the rights of Spanish Americans, Mexican Americans, and Mestizos to swim in the Lafayette public swimming pool. She was unsuccessful in realizing her dreams of equality and inclusion. In recognition of Rose Lueras’ struggle, and in atonement for civil rights denied in the past, at a ceremony on December 17, the Lafayette City Council will dedicate The Rose Lueras Pool. Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W Baseline Rd https://cityoflafayette.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7776


Dec 5; 6-9:30pm East Simpson Coffee 5 th Anniversary Celebration

East Simpson Coffee Celebrating 5 Years with Art Show, Live Music, and Dancing!

December 5; 6-9:30 p.m. Please join us in celebrating our 5 year anniversary. We want to show our appreciation! Art by 5 neighborhood artists will be featured, including work by Brian Wood, Mattie Pomeroy, Sheryl Mercure, Isabella, and Rachel Hanson. Taste new products, enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres & desserts, and a cash bar. Live music by Moses Walker & Rick Franz, dancing in The Hive with Food for Bears at 7:30, and great giveaways all night! East Simpson Coffee Company; 414 E Simpson St. Lafayette

Free family theater Dec. 7 & 8 2 pm at Mary Miller Theater

Public Works Theatre Presents 

Luster of Lost Things

December 7 & 8; 2 p.m. Public Works Theatre Co. proudly presents a free work-in-progress showing of our new puppet and physical theatre play, The Luster of Lost Things. Walter Jr. lives a protected life nestled in his mother's dessert shop. When the book at the root of the shop's magic disappears, Walter Jr. goes on an adventure in NYC to find the book and save the shop. This show is for family audiences, and will be performed at the Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St.  www.publicworkstheatre.com

Theater Co. of Lafayette 

"Holidazed and Confused: A Theater Festival Created in Eight Days" 

December 14; 7:30 p.m. and December 15; 2 p.m.  
Tickets online, or call 1-800-838-3006
Mary Miller Theater, 300 East Simpson Street

dec. 7 10-2 Book making classby the Book Arts League $120

Make a Mini Pencil Book 

Book Arts League Workshop

Saturday, December 7; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $120 + materials. Bind your very own miniature sketchbook with leather covers with talented book artist, Brenda Gallagher.This little gem holds your mini colored pencils and fits in your pocket! Book Arts League, 1915 N 95th St. Lafayette
https://www.bookartsleague.org/classes

Dec 7 Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays in Old Town

Saturday, December 7; noon to 5 p.m. Bundle up for Old Town Lafayette’s traditional, multicultural, and unique, Home for the Holidays at Festival Plaza. Celebrate the holidays in a star-studded event that begins with "Here Comes Santa Claus"! Take your own pictures with the Jolly-Old-Elf, the always famous Santa; and play along with Jingles D. Checker, Holly the Deer, Santa Lucia, and, of course Pepper the Mint fairy. The evening culminates with sing-along caroling led by Colorado Spirit! Chorus. A glorious season with glorious music, your very favorite holiday hits, followed by the lighting of the 13-foot-tall holiday tree. Sponsored by the Lafayette Flea Market and the City of Lafayette.  Festival Plaza, 311 S Public Rd. 

Winter Holiday Market by Crafted Life Markets

Saturday, Dec. 7; 10-4 Winter Wonder Holiday Craft Market features 80 local artist and craft vendors, plus a holiday bake sale, gift wrapping, holiday music, food trucks, fun activities for kids, and more! FREE to attend. Peak to Peak Charter School, 800 Merlin Dr. https://www.facebook.com/events/503049927151780/ 

Dec. 14 Holiday Craft Fair at Lafayette Public Library

Handmade Treasures at the Library

Saturday, December 14; 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Holiday Craft Fair in the Conference Room at the Library. Find handmade treasures by older adults of Lafayette. Stocking stuffers, gifts and more! Sponsored by the Lafayette Senior Center. 303-665-9052. Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Rd. 

Tier Two Live All Ages Music

All-Ages Live Music

Saturday Dec. 14, 8 p.m. - Youth Prog Rock Night -  We have quite the treat in store.  Youth psych rock trio In Plain Air will be joining us for the first time.  Together, and individually, these boys have performed at many venues across Colorado and beyond. Ben and Jake (guitar and bass) are both endorsed by Ernie Ball Music and part of the prestigious Brotherhood for Guitar. Nate is endorsed by Soultone Cymbals, Drumkubes, and also part of Drummerhood. Their sound and influences stem mainly from bands as Tool, Pink Floyd, and Tame Impala.  We'll also welcome back the instrumental prog rock trio Paradox who played with us at the Pre-Halloween Metal Show.  Confluence Garage, 75 Waneka Pkwy (behind Romero's).  ALL AGES! Facebook Event Page


December 15; 3pm Barbara Jo and The Hippie Buckaroos

Emma Street Music Club Presents

Barbara Jo & The Hippie Buckaroos

Sunday, December 15; 3-6 p.m. Come join us for an afternoon concert with two sets from Lafayette's very own Barbara Jo & The Hippie Buckaroos, hosted locally at the Emma Street Music Club venue. Let's celebrate the Holidays with music! $10 to $15 suggested donation. Light appetizers served. RSVP only, so please inquire about this event by sending a message to the venue: Facebook.com/EmmaMusicHouse

WOW Childrens Museum offering winter break camps

2019 Winter Break Mini-Camps at WOW!

December 26 & 27, January 2 & 3 Come explore with us this winter! Our four half-day STREAM (Science, Technology, Relationships, Engineering, Art & Math) mini-camps will engage and entertain your children during Winter Break. Mini-camps are for children ages 4-7 years old and are limited to 15 children per camp. WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N Harrison Ave https://wowchildrensmuseum.org/programs-events/camps/

Dec. 13 pARTiculars Artist Reception and Felting Demo

pARTiculars: Lafayette's Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

Artist Reception for Featured Owner/Artist: Suzanne Connolly-Howes

Friday, December 13; 4:30-8:30 p.m.  All are welcome to a wine and cheese reception for featured artist, Suzanne Connolly-Howes. She will be doing a felting demonstration during the reception! Suzanne offers felting classes at pARTiculars Gallery. No experience necessary. Give felting a try with her fun and easy workshops.  

COMMUNITY 6”x 6” ART Show

We brought back this popular show by members of the community. Enjoy the amazing variety of these small creative gems - perfect for gifts! The show is up through December.  Stop by and vote for the Peoples Choice Award!

Classes at pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio

pARTiculars is a cooperative gallery and teaching studio, owned and operated by local artists who proudly showcase more than 40 Colorado artists in various fine arts media. pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road Unit 1 Lafayette http://www.particularsart.com  Info@particularsart.com   (720) 890-7888

December at Lafayette Public Library

Saturday, December 21; 11:00 – 11:30 am, Ann Lincoln: Comedy, Magic, Juggling, and More! Kick off the Winter Reading Challenge with this free magic show for all ages! Winter Woodlands Magic Animals Show - with real and pretend animals!  

Holiday Story Times Galore!

Check out the wonderful selection of story times our incredible library has to offer this month. Library Calendar

Studio 775 Makerspace at Lafayette Public Library All Ages - Join us for open project time in the Makerspace! Volunteers are on hand to help you learn how to use our equipment! For more Studio 775 Makerspace programs and open project time, visit us online or stop by the library! https://www.cityoflafayette.com/librarycalendar

Drop-In Hours 

Mondays: 10am - noon AND 5:30 - 7:30pm
Thursdays: 5:30 - 7:30pm
4th Sundays: 2 - 4pm
Drop in to work on your own projects, or stop by to learn about our equipment and how to use it! Staffed by volunteers. Please check the Library calendar or call us at 303-665-5200 for updates or cancellations. https://www.cityoflafayette.com/2097/Maker-Space---Studio-775 Lafayette Public Library; 775 W. Baseline Road


December at the Center for Musical Arts

Make Music. Be Happy! 

Center for Musical Arts December Offerings

Dec. 6; 6:30-9 p.m. Main Stage 1st Fridays  Join us on on First Fridays this winter for open mic night. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned performer, here’s your chance to get up on the stage. Perform on our 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano, sing along with your favorite song, try out your next recital piece, or play in a pick-up group with other musicians. FREE and open to all.

Dec. 6; 4:30-5:15 p.m. Every 1st Friday TGIF Social Music Jam for children and adults with special needs and their friends. Come to make music, make friends, listen, play, dance!  

Saturday, Dec. 14; 4 & 7p.m., and Sunday Dec. 15; 4 p.m. Holiday Show: Joy to the World! Join us for a musical celebration of winter traditions from around the world. Take your seat and you’ll be immediately transported to another time and place, with choral and instrumental ensembles pulsating to the rhythms of Africa, delighting in Nordic cattle calling, discovering quaint French carols, and much more! Sit back and relax to the music, song, and dance of our global brothers and sisters, as we extend tidings of joy to the world. Tickets available on line or at the door. $18 online | $20 at the door | $5 for CMA students and children (18 and under)
FREE Concerts for all our wonderful ensembles!  
Sun, Dec. 8, 2 pm                  Community Band         
Mon, Dec. 9, 6 and 7 pm       Jazz Combos                
Tues, Dec. 10, 7:30 pm         Jazz for Singers            
Wed, Dec. 11, 6 and 7pm     Jazz Ensemble             
Fri, Dec. 20, 7pm                  Coro Santuario 
New student registration for lessons in January starts December 16.  Interested in signing up?  Make an appointment to talk to Nancy in person or by phone and she’ll guide you through it!  https://musicconsultation.as.me/schedule.php Center for Musical Arts; 200 E Baseline Rd

The Muse: Nurturing Music in Lafayette!

The Muse Performance SpaceThe mission of The Muse Performance Space is to share uplifting experiences through authentic music and visual arts in a welcoming and beautiful environment. We offer a warm and intimate space to connect artists with audiences and mentors with students. Muse Performance Space is now a 501(c)3 Non-Profit!  Your donations to help us provide visual arts and live music to the Lafayette, CO community are now tax deductible.  Please help us in our efforts to bring music and the arts to our community.
Upcoming Shows:
Fri, Dec. 6; 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. Expeditions Plus One featuring Art Lande $15
Sat, Dec. 7; 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. Rebecca Folsom and Sally Barris Christmas Show $20
Fri, Dec. 137:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. Rachel Cole: Sounds of the Season $15
Fri, Dec. 20; 7:00 pm - 9:00 p.m. Foundry Quartet $15
The Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road

Reverence Academy of Dance

Dance Classes at Reverence Academy of Dance

Reverence Academy of Dance is taking new students to start the 18th year with the Royal Academy of Dance ballet, jazz, tap, lyrical, pre-school and adult classes. The RAD is in 80 countries and sets a standard of excellence in dance training. Vera Stephenson is a Registered Teacher and Examiner for the RAD.  Reverence Adademy of Dance, 1370 Miners Dr. Lafayette 303-661-0719 www.reverenceacademyofdance.com


Latinos of Lafayette Photo Exhibit on display at the Lafayette Public Library

Latinos of Lafayette Photo Exhibit

On display in the upper level of Lafayette Public Library 

In July 2017, Mr. Frank Archuleta worked to gather this beautiful collection of photographs. This exhibit hopes to capture some of the many generations of Latino families who have helped create the town of Lafayette through their accomplishments, including duty to country, civic service and athletic achievements.  The heritage of Lafayette is influenced by the people who have lived here over many generations. We acknowledge and celebrate all contributions to our community. Latino families continue to help make Lafayette the wonderful place it is today. To add your family or family  story to the collection, please contatct Madelaine Vargas Madelaine.Vargas@cityoflafayette.com or Rachel Hanson Rachel.Hanson@cityoflafayette.com. Lafayette Public Library, 775 Baseline Road. Article in the Daily Camera about Lafayette hero, Rose Lueras.

Spot the Elf in Old Town Through Dec. 19 Get your booklet at The Bob Burger Rec Center

Spot the Elf in Old Town

Through Dec.19. Pick up a Spot the Elf booklet at select Old Town Lafayette businesses or the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center.Go into Old Town businesses to spot the elves hiding! Get your booklets stamped, collect 15 stamps and turn in your completed sheet to the Rec Center box and you are eligible to receive prizes donated from local businesses! Also, as a bonus many local businesses have coupons in the booklet! Shop Local!  Bob L. Burger Recreation Center, 111 W. Baseline Rd. https://www.oldtownlafayette.com/what-to-do-here/spot-the-elf.html 

Lafayette Miners Museum

Lafayette Miners Museum 

Open Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free and open to the public. For group tours call 303-665-7030. 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. Lafayette Miners Museum/Lafayette Historical Society,108 E Simpson St, Lafayette

Two Bears by Jamee Lucas Loeffler

Art on the Street

The 2019 Art on the Street sculptures line Public Road in Old Town Lafayette. Take a stroll or view the website to enjoy the sculptures.
Two Bears
Artist
: Jamee Lucas Loeffler
From: Lafayette, CO
Location: E. Cannon St. & S. Public Rd.
NE corner
Medium: bronze, cement, steel, and pigment
Price:$18,000
Artist Statement: Artist Jamee Lucas Loeffler
This sculpture is long overdue. I created it when I was 18 years old, and it sat in my basement for roughly 20 years until I decided to bring to life what I'd envisioned so many years before. The name Two Bears has different meanings but the primary one is the fact that it's two sculptures in one; it’s one sculpture on top of the other.
For more information about this or any other Art on the Street Sculpture, visit the website or contact arts@cityoflafayette.com

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