For most residents of the United States, Cinco de Mayo means heading to the nearest Mexican restaurant and indulging in multiple margaritas. However, the 5th of May celebration is much more than just tortilla chips and margs. Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday commemorating the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not, as many people think, Mexican
I love it when I discover a truly unique event, and the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown & Gameroom Expo definitely falls into this category. I’ve written about the game of pinball previously on HeidiTown, and Lyons Classic Pinball is one of the Mayor’s frequently recommended activities. I don’t know why I like pinball so much because quite frankly I’m terrible at the game, but I really enjoy pinball machine art
This is one of my favorite events of the summer and because it’s on a Thursday night it doesn’t interfere with my crazy weekend festival schedule. I like lots of things about this festival – the proximity to downtown Loveland, the beautiful setting and the floating stage. The 2011 musical lineup for Loveland’s Foote Lagoon Concert Series has been announced and I’m very excited to see fiddle players on the
It’s true that kids run and play in South Park, and the occasional burro can be seen trotting through town. It is also true that South Park is located in the Colorado Rockies. However, it’s probably not the town that that’s popped into to your mind. Find out more about the real South Park City in my new post by clicking here.
“The King & I” is a movie I have cherished since childhood, and after my first experience at the Candlelight watching their production of “Clue,” I was a little concerned. Could they put on such a well-known and well-liked classic? While I was a little let down by “Clue,” I can happily report that my concerns about their current show vanished as soon as the first scene began to unfold.
If you are anything like me, you plan ahead – especially when it comes to the busy summer months. On that note, I’m going to do my very best to give you a heads up on Colorado summer festivals well before they happen. This way, you can fill up your summer calendar with lots of fun and not miss any of it! I won’t always get ahead of stuff… sometimes
Class VI Rapids Supporters and the Mayor will host a Colorado Rapids v. Real Salt Lake viewing party in Fort Collins on April 13. This is first match of the Rocky Mountain Cup. The Rocky Mountain Cup is a Major League Soccer trophy awarded to the fans of the yearly winner of two matches between the Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake. The Cup is awarded to the team with
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and last weekend I was visiting old friends in Portland, Oregon. It was girls’ night out so we decided to catch a match between two Rose City Roller teams, the Heartless Heathers versus the Breakneck Betties. I hadn’t been to roller derby before, despite having had it on my to do list for quite some time. We arrived at the location, a
Music played a very significant role during my formative years. I come from a musical family; we have singers, guitarists, pianist, songwriters and composers. One of my fondest memories is falling asleep night after night to the sound of my dad softly playing his guitar in the living room. I still play a little piano on occasion, but I can no longer read sheet music. I never have the opportunity