Dance dance dance. Move and groove your way through Lunch Beat. If this is your first one, top rule is you have to dance. No work talk, just dance. Presented by Inside/Out Youth Services at 223 N. Wahsatch Ave., Suite 101, and GOCA UCCS, noon to 1 p.m., water provided and a healthy lunch to go. $8 in advance, $10 at the door, eventbrite.com.
Some tickets here and there in spots around Coors Field in Denver for The Eagles and Jimmy Buffett at 7 p.m. Glenn Frey’s 24-year-old son, Deacon, will sing some of his late father’s songs, and Vince Gill will perform with the band. Check ticketmaster.com.
KISS Army: the official fan club and a 15-year tribute band for the Hall of Famers. The band’s in concert at 7 p.m. at The Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $13-15, blacksheeprocks.com.
All you need to quilt, craft or sew. All in one spot. The Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive in Castle Rock. $10 admission good for three days. quiltcraftsew.com/castle-rock.html.
The cyclists are coming through again, an expected 550 of them flying by in Stage 7 of Mavic Haute Route Rockies. The seven days wrap up here, including 14,115 feet up Pikes Peak and to Rock Ledge Ranch. coloradospringssports.org; hauteroute.org
Opening nights for an encore of the 1988 “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” at the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. An ensemble performs “30 Plays in 60 Minutes,” with an interactive audience. Recommended for those over 18. Runs at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 21, $20 tickets, csfineartscenter.org
Something special for the military, the Fort Carson Freedom Fest and a concert by the Eli Young Band, Iron Horse Park. Three days of festivities and outdoor activities. Fireworks, too. carsonfreedomfest.com
Opening weekend for Green Box Arts Festival in Green Mountain Falls. The arts come alive in the mountains with dance, music (Bernstein Centennial Celebration), yoga, camps, master classes and more. The fascinating Musical Swings will be creating tones beside the lake clear through Sept. 20. Six ArtDesk Conversations begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Bear Crossing Studio with Edwina Sandys, famous artist granddaughter of Winston Churchill featured in a PBS documentary. greenboxarts.org
Wonderful fragrances and fields of purple at the Lavender Festival in Palisade. Take tours to the farms, learn at workshops, try lavender candy and enjoy musical entertainment. coloradolavender.org
Year three for Thespiana, directed readings of eight local playwrights at Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave. Featured: Lauren and Mark Arnest, Sue Bachman, Chuck Cabell, Warren Epstein, Phil Ginsburg, Judith McKay and Jeff Schmoyer. 7 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday; tickets $12, thespiana.com.
The holiday week starts early with fine arts, a music stage, entertainers, food vendors and beer and wine at the Colorado Springs Art And Music Festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday in America the Beautiful Park. Free. coloradoeventsandfestivals.com
Lighted memory lanterns will float gently across Prospect Lake in the moonlight during the Water Lantern Festival, 6-10:30 p.m. Bring your cameras. Tickets at waterlanternfestival.com.
Celebrate Falcon Freedom Days with music, lots of food, family activities and evening fireworks on the driving range at Antler Creek Golf Course, 9650 Antler Creek Drive. A community project is a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon at Meridian Ranch Recreation Center, also the site of a hike, bike and stroll parade at 10 a.m. Main event at 5 p.m. on the golf course. Free and open to all. facebook.com/events/1944466202293901
Ready, set, get fit. It’s the Fort Collins Fitness Festival, and it will fill the new stadium at Colorado State University, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets and info: facebook.com/events/574408242911051/
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