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Things to do this weekend: A flame-throwing owl and New Belgium Brewing’s fantastical forest


Get lost in the woods – with beer

SATURDAY. Fort Collins New Belgium Brewery. is hosting a beer festival on Saturday, February 10, and it may be the most enchanting of the year. Lost in the forest is a celebration of the brewery’s cellar specialties, including barrel-aged sour beers made in wooden fermentation tanks called foeders.

A sleepover at a craft brewery? New Belgium Brewing Co. offers that and more at Lost in the Woods. (Provided by New Belgium)

Fittingly, the event takes place in what is called New Belgium Food forest, a brewing space housing 56 pieces of equipment of the same name. This is also where guests will find a DJ and free food. This year’s theme is “storybook sleepover,” so consider this an invitation to don your comfiest pajamas for the occasion.

Lost in Woods will take place Feb. 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at New Belgium, 500 Linden St., Fort Collins. Tickets are $75 at bit.ly/3HWvv9r. —Tiney Ricciardi

Flame-breathing owls? It must be Valentine’s Day.

Until wednesday. The most attention-grabbing events this year during our annual Hallmark holiday, love it or hate it, include the return of “Mortified Live: Doomed Valentine’s Show” At Oriental theater, where adults share “their most angsty teenage diaries, artwork, and more – in front of complete strangers,” organizers wrote. 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 18 at 4335 W. 44th Ave. in Denver. $22-$25. getmortified.com/live

New this year at Loveland Sweethearts Festival On Saturday, February 10, a 25-foot-tall steel owl shoots flames from its wings toward the city. Foundry Square. The Burning Man sculpture, titled “Māo Tóu Yīng” (Dog for Owl), will be accompanied by fire spinners and Flaming Cupid, a smaller fire sculpture that has been featured at previous Sweetheart festivals.

The free outdoor event, which includes live ice sculptures, art and fire “sculptures,” live music and dance, children’s activities, food, drinks and more encore, runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 201 East 4th St. in Loveland. Call 970-699-2856 or visit visitloveland.com/sweetheartfestival to learn more. —John Wenzel

Colorado's favorite comic, Fortune Feimster, returns to Denver this weekend.  (Denver Post file, provided by Fortune Feimster)
Colorado’s favorite comic, Fortune Feimster, returns to Denver this weekend. (Denver Post file, provided by Fortune Feimster)

Fortune Feimster’s Comedy Gold

Friday. If you saw Fortune Feimster on TV lately, it was probably in Netflix’s “FUBAR,” the action comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that was renewed for a second season last year. While the ever-ascending North Carolina native has proven her comedic chops in “Last Comic Standing,” “Chelsea Lately” and other vehicles, her acting resume has grown into a strong side hustle to her true love of stand -up.

She returns to Denver Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place in Denver, for two shows at 7 p.m. (mostly sold out by press time) and 9:30 p.m. (same offer) on Friday, February 9. Tickets are $45 each, less fees, with higher fares. price via resale. ticketmaster.com —John Wenzel

Denver Women's Choir.  (Seth McConnell, provided by DWC)
Denver Women’s Choir. (Seth McConnell, provided by DWC)

Denver Women’s Choir celebrates 40 years



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