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7 best things to do in Northern Colorado this weekend, Jan. 24-26, 2020

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Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 22, 2020

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some fun events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area and beyond this weekend.

1. Show off your skills at the Old Town Square Skate Rink
What: It’s not too late to show off your skating skills, especially if you live in Fort Collins! The Old Town Square Skate Rink, which is synthetic, remains open at Old Town Square, so go and skate away before the season ends.
Where: Downtown Fort Collins
When: Now through Feb. 1; Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free (both admission and rentals)
More info: https://downtownfortcollins.com/event/old-town-square-skate-rink/

2. Learn how fashion and activism influenced each other during the women’s rights era
What: “How did clothing shape perceptions of women’s rights activists in the U.S. before and after the ratification of the 19th amendment?” That’s a question the Avenir Museum Gallery is exploring with an exhibition titled, “R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the Dress: Clothing and Activism in U.S. Women’s History.” The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the historic moment in American history.
Where: Avenir Museum Gallery, 216 E. Lake St., University Center for the Arts East building, in Fort Collins, Colo.
When: Now through May 23, 2020 from 11 a.m. to o6 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/avenir/galleries/avenir-museum-gallery/

3. Dare to run, walk and plunge during the Polar Bear 5K Run and Plunge
What: If you’re looking to get some exercise out in nature, what better way to do so than by running around the Horsetooth Reservoir with the view of the Fort Collins Foothills along the way? After you run, show friends, family or that special other how brave you can be by taking the polar plunge!
Where: Horsetooth Reservoir South Bay in Fort Collins, Colo.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 starting at 9 a.m.
Admission: $15-$65; buy tickets here.
More info: http://frontrangefreeze.com/polarbear/

7 best things to do in Northern Colorado this weekend: Jan. 24-26

4. Have a drink, play some Bingo, and see a drag performance at New Belgium Brewing
What: Drag Bingo returns to New Belgium Brewing with Evelyn Evermoore and Lola Gag, who return as hosts for a night of performances, fun, drinks, and of course, Bingo! No purchase necessary to play.
Where: New Belgium Brewing Company, 500 Linden St. in Fort Collins, Colo.
When: Saturday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://www.newbelgium.com/events/event/2020/01/25/drag-bingo/

5. Love yoga but also love hiking? Do both this weekend in Fort Collins
What: Look, hiking doesn’t have to stop because there’s snow on the grass. Which is why Sun Breath Yoga is hosting a snowshoeing excursion along the Poudre Canyon and a Yoga class right after. The snowshoeing excursion is expected to last about 7 hours, while the yoga class will be one-hour long.
Where: Sun Breath Yoga, 1700 S. College Ave., Unit B in Fort Collins, Colo.
When: Sunday, Jan. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Snowshoeing is fre, but yoga is $16
More info: https://www.visitftcollins.com/event/snowshoe-the-poudre-%2b-yoga-option/21413/

6. Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Loveland Museum:
What: Chinese students from Campion Academy will showcase their culture for Loveland residents during the city’s celebration of the Chinese New Year. There will be stations that will display the fun, food and festivities surrounding the holiday and what it means for Chinese people.
Where: Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. in Loveland, Colo.
When: Sunday, Jan. 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://nocostyle.com/event/chinese-new-year-at-loveland-museum/

7. Be amazed by local talent during Night of Stars in Windsor
What: Kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade will dazzle in this local talent show with performances in music, voice, variety and dance. The winners will have the chance to compete with other cities in the state, sponsored by the PLAY group through the Colorado Parks and Recreation Association.
Where: Windsor High School, 1100 Main in Windsor, Colo.
When: Sunday, Jan. 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free of admission
More info: https://nocostyle.com/event/night-of-stars/


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