Event Round-up: Get Out Expo, Jazz Fest and More!
Saturday-Sunday. Groove to jazz music and exercise your eye for art at the Estes Park Jazz Fest and Art Walk. Galleries around town will be open to the public—guests can stroll about at their leisure. Starting at noon each day, Performance Park hosts live jazz from artists like The Chris Lee and Colleen O’Brien Band, Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine, Roberta Gambarini and Eric Gunnison and Wake Up Call. Pack a blanket and a picnic lunch and set up a sunny, springtime spot on the lawn. Art Walk: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Various locations. Concerts: Noon to 3:55 p.m. Saturday, Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Performance Park, 417 W. Elkhorn Ave., Estes Park. Admission to all events is free. estesnet.com
Saturday-Sunday. The springtime sports season is just heating up—catch up on your outdoor fun at the Get Out Expo in Eagle. Watch demonstrations of new gear, help maintain the town’s fleet of “green bikes,” jam out to live music and generally have fun being outside. The schedule is packed: tricycle and scooter races for youngsters, longboard races for daredevils, yoga in the park, a 10K run—there’s something for every sporty taste. Arrive early on Saturday to join volunteers sprucing up the town before the fun-fest. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Various locations, Eagle. getoutexpo.com
Saturday-Sunday. Kick back for the weekend with an eclectic music lineup at the 6th annual Highlands Ranch Music Arts Festival. Saturday’s shows focus on jazz and swing acts, with outdoor performances by Windjammers Jazz Orchestra, Ministers of Swing, Swing Shift and more. The program takes a classical turn on Sunday, including sets by the Highlands Ranch Concert Band, Denver Concert Band, Castle Rock Orchestra and the Colorado VFW Band. Stretch your legs by shopping in the Festival Marketplace, have a silly face-painting session, or grab a snack from one of the on-site vendors. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. Admission is free. hrmafestival.org
Sunday. The Mizel Museum celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month with a free day for visitors. Stop in and see the museum’s latest permanent exhibit, “4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks.” The exhibit is a varied collection of artworks that reflects the Jewish experience, including pieces from local and global Jewish artists. Learn, too, about the museum’s community activities and projects—including its work with the Babi Yar memorial park. 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St.; 303-394-9993. Admission is free. mizelmuseum.org
Friday. P’zazz Children’s Choir and Dynamix Singers pay tribute to The Great White Way in “Best of Broadway.” The concert features the two ensembles singing and dancing to some of Broadway’s greatest hits, including tunes from classics like “The Music Man,” “A Chorus Line” and “Bye, Bye Birdie.” There’s room for some new favorites, too, including “Spring Awakening,” “Spamalot” and “Hairspray.” 7 p.m. Friday. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield; 720-887-2371. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and kids under age 12. singpzazz.com
Kathleen St. John