HeidiTown.com on KRFC 88.9 FM – What to do in Colorado January 27-29, 2012

It’s an upside down week here at HeidiTown.com. The transcripts from my radio segment on KRFC 88.9 FM, usually get posted on Thursdays, but due to a writing scheduling conflict this week, I’m switching things up. On Thursday, I will post my review of Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” now playing at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse.

Listen to the audio of the follow transcript –>  HERE.

Avenue Q at Midtown Arts CenterHi, my name is Heidi and I’m the Mayor of HeidiTown.com, a blog about events, festivals and travel around Colorado.

First, keep this in mind when you are making Valentine’s Day plans… from Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, great live theater is taking place across Colorado.

Also, local dinner theaters have recently finished up their holiday shows and new shows are premiering. Here in Northern Colorado the Midtown Arts Center is now playing the Broadway smash hit Avenue Q. Despite featuring puppets, this Tony Award winning musical is not for kids. Learn more at Adinnertheater.com.

For some old fashion fun, see Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, now playing at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse in Johnstown. More at ColoradoCandlelight.com.

At Jesters Dinner Theater in Longmont, Once Upon a Mattress, the Princess and the Pea story, starts on February 3. Learn about Jester’s at JestersTheatre.com.

Last, but not least, because there are a few other dinner theaters around Colorado, one of my favorites, Boulders Dinner Theater is now playing Phantom. Visit BouldersDinnerTheatre.com for more.

And don’t forget, it’s symphony season too, another wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Now for a few events and festivals happening this weekend, January 27 through the 29th, 2012.

Go Breck snow sculpture photo by Carl Scofield
Photo courtesy of GoBreck.com (Photography by Carl Scofield, online at CarlScofield.com)

The famed International Snow Sculpture Championships are underway in Breckenridge this week. This year there are 15 teams from ten countries participating in the event. The sculptures are located in the area around Riverwalk Center. Be sure to vote for your favorite sculpture while you are in town. Voting occurs this week through Sunday at 2 p.m. Learn more about this outstanding Colorado event at GoBreck.com.

Here’s an event that is taking place at Durango Mountain Resorts, but happens elsewhere in Colorado including at Rocky Mountain National Park. Evening Snowshoe Tours allow you to explore like never before. At Durango’s event, bundle up and enjoy a chairlift ride and guided tour to the top of the mountain. After your excursion, kick back at the Powderhouse Restaurant for a wine and cheese party. More at Durango.com.

For other evening snowshoe excursions in Colorado just Google “Night + Snowshoe + Colorado” and you’ll find other areas that offer this adventure.

sled dogI have always been intrigued with dog sled racing, and never missed watching the Iditarod while was growing up. This weekend it’s the Rocky Mountain High Sled Dog Sprints in the Grand Mesa National Forest 20 miles north of Cedaredge, Colorado. There are sanctioned and unsanctioned races being held at this event. For more information go to RMSDC.com.

For those science fiction and fantasy geeks out there – I can say this because I am totally addicted to the Game of Thrones series right now – the CoSine Science Fiction Convention is in Colorado Springs this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Guest of Honor this year is author Charles Stross. Many of his novels have been nominated for the Hugo award. Learn more about the convention at FirstFridayFandom.org/cosine.

Lastly, don’t forget to check out a local bird walk near you. These occur all over Colorado, from Fossil Creek Reservoir right here in Fort Collins, to the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo. It’s an opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beauty and nature wonder of Colorado.

That’s all for this week. As always, you can chat with me daily on Twitter @HeidiTown, join the town’s block party at Facebook.com/HeidiTown.comonFB or circle the town on Google Plus. Until next week, I’ll see you online!

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