The clocks have been flipped forward and we are finally back to enjoying longer days. However, this time of year can have us itching for spring. Hang in there because warmer days and calendars filled with outdoor events are right around the corner.
Until then, fight the pre-spring blues with some of these 18 events taking place in Greeley, Loveland, Fort Collins and around NoCo for the week of March 18-24:
Saturday, March 18
1. Join Tom Davis Saloon for its one-year anniversary celebration at 2p.m. at 450 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland. Adults age 21 and older can enjoy drink specials, dancing and live entertainment from Kelsey Jo and the Wildcards. There is no cover or admission cost. For more information, contact the Tom Davis Saloon at (970) 617-2262.
2. Exploring the Caregiver Journey Through Words: A Virtual Writing Workshop with Author Laura Davis is set for 10:30 a.m. online. The program will teach caregivers of loved-one with memory loss how to express their emotions, frustrations, challenges and more through writing and storytelling. All ages of caregivers are welcome to tune into the free program. Registration is required and can be done by going to http://bit.ly/3l8uiV1 .
3. Take a trip up to Estes Park for History and Haunted Tours of the Historic Park Theatre at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 130 Moraine Ave. The tour will teach attendees about the oldest single house operating movie theater in the U.S. and its resident ghosts. Tickets are $12 per person and all ages are invited to attend. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3YFbzOl .
4. Grace Community Church is hosting a free Ladies Night Out from 6-8:30 p.m. at 2033 W. S. First St. in Johnstown. The event will feature a powerful story that will renew, strengthen and empower attendees.The event is open to adults age 18 and older and registration is requested. For more information, or to register, go to http://bit.ly/3mSxNPF .
5. Ninety Percent 90s will be performing some of the most iconic music of that decade at 8 p.m. at the Moxi Theater, 802 Ninth St. The three-piece cover band will perform a variety of music from the 90s, including throwback hits by Sublime, Britney Spears, Nirvana and others. All ages with a valid photo ID are welcome to attend. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 per person at the door with options for reserved seating. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to https://bit.ly/3Tc88O4 .
6. Backtrack Vocals A Capella Group is scheduled to perform at 7:30 p.m. at Central High School, 5500 Education Drive in Cheyenne. The five-member group from New York City each brings their own unique sound and skills to the group for a fun evening of entertainment for all ages. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for students and $50 for a family of four or more. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.sewyoconcerts.org .
Sunday, March 19
7. Join 477 Distilling for a cocktail class at 6 p.m. at 825 Ninth St. in Greeley. Adults age 21 and older will learn how to make cocktails using a variety of craft spirits as well as tour the distillery. Tickets are $39.19 per person or $65.87 for couples. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/3yCA5p0 .
8. The BlueStocking Burlesque Brunch will take place at 11 a.m. at The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave., Fort Collins with entertainment from the BlueStocking Babes and a delicious brunch menu. The brunch is open to adults age 18 and older and tickets are $16.50 per person. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3FmNsx4 .
Monday, March 20
9. Colorado State University School of the Arts presents Guest Artist Concert: Basil Vendryes and William David at 7:30 p.m. at 1400 Remington St., Fort Collins. Vendryes has been the principal violinist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra since 1993 while pianist David has performed with the Colorado Symphony and faculty from CSU. The concert will include performances of sonatas written by a variety of composers such as David Tcimpidis, Eric Ewazen and Ivan Sokolov. The event is free and all ages are welcome to attend. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3ledtbi .
Tuesday, March 21
10. The Brewery Comedy Tour is coming to Sky Bear Brewery and Pub at 7 p.m. at 272 E. Fifth St. in Loveland. The tour features some of the top comedians from New York and Los Angeles making their way across the U.S. for shows in select cities and breweries. Adults age 18 and older are invited to attend the show. Tickets are $17 per person in advance and $20 per person on the day of the show. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3JhjrjH .
11. Comedian Chonda Pierce will be performing at 7 p.m. at the Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. The Emmy-nominated performer uses her life experiences for a funny and entertaining evening of stories and laughter. The show is geared toward adults age 18 and older. Tickets are $55.75 per person for $52.75 for groups of 10 or more. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3JBIFdP .
Thursday, March 23
12. Play some bingo for a good cause at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum BINGO Fundraising Night at 6 p.m. at 4610 Carey Ave. in Cheyenne. Admission is 410 per person and includes your first game board and snacks. The event is open to adults age 18 and older and reservations are requested. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3Fgpx2f .
13. National Geographic Live: Secrets of the Whales will take place at 7:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins. The film focuses on explorer and photographer Brian Skerry and his two-year long project touring the world to photograph and learn about four different species of whales. The show is open to all ages and admission is $34 per person. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to http://bit.ly/404WS8A .
Friday, March 24
14. Supermarket Liquors is hosting a bottle-signing event at 3 p.m. at 1300 E. Mulberry St. in Fort Collins. Adults age 21 and older are invited to come out to the Pour Decisions Tour to get a bottle of Bucked Up Whiskey signed by musical artists Moonshine Bandits. For more information, contact Supermarket Liquors at (970) 221-2428.
15. The Windsor Recreation Center is hosting a Daddy Daughter Date Night at 6 p.m. at 250 11th St. The event will feature a sock hop for dads and daughters ages 4-12 years. Admission is $15 per person and registration is required. For more information, or to register, contact the Windsor Recreation Center at (970) 674-3500.
16. Titus Andronicus is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. at Washington’s FoCo, 132 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins. The band will be performing songs from their newest album, “The Will to Live.” Country Westerns will be opening for the show. All ages are welcome to attend the show and tickets are $18 per person, not including fees. For more information, go to http://bit.ly/3TcDiF6 .
17. Plan a fun date night for you and your partner or kids at Silver Sage Ceramic’s Monster Pot class at 6 p.m. at 3110 Old Faithful Road in Cheyenne. All levels of artists are welcome to attend and tickets include all supplies, instruction and firing. Tickets are $44 per attendee. For more information, or to register, go to http://bit.ly/3TaPqGK .
18. The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! is heading to Fort Collins at 7:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St. Adults, teens and children of all ages will be amazed by Blagg’s interactive and mind-blowing performance of magic and illusions. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased by going to http://bit.ly/3lgqb9d .
This article was originally published in Greeley Tribune