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Off the Hook Arts

Inspiring a love of the performing arts through public concerts, education and interdisciplinary collaboration among the arts and sciences.

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June 2018

Little Shop of Physics’ Warm Planet, Cold Universe

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CSU Engineering Building, 400 Isotope Drive
Fort Collins, 80521 United States
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Hands-on climate change and science-oriented fair for kids and their families. Little Shop of Physics is widely known in Fort Collins as being a magnetic center for science-driven, fun events that are aimed at bringing intelligent and fun projects to kids for hours of hands-on learning and exploration. Join us for this first summertime climate change-oriented event! Led by: CSU physics graduate students and CSU Physics Professor Dr. Brian Jones of The Little Shop of Physics. This event is free, no…

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Dynamics I: Grand Opening of Ouroboros

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CSU Curfman Gallery – Lory Student Center, 1101 Center Ave. Mall
Fort Collins, CO 80523 United States
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$10.00 - $25.00

Combining real-time NASA satellite data and imagery sourced by the artists Kate Doyle and Chris Clay, Ouroboros is a self-contained walk-through sculpture made of interconnected chambers. Using video projections, stills, sounds from earth and space, the visitor encounters real-time generated light forms depicting earth’s climate systems, its atmosphere, ocean currents. The imagery is created by data visualizations from NASA and the artists’ own pictorial work, using stylized animations and impressionistic images. This project brings together science and art by using…

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Dynamics: I saw how fragile and infinitely precious our world is

June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Curfman Gallery, Lory Student Ctr
Fort Collins, CO 80523 United States
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$10.00 - $50.00
Dynamics - SummerFest 2018

Join us for a tribute to former NASA Astronaut and climate scientist Piers Sellers by his colleagues David Randall and Compton Tucker. Experience the world premiere of artistic director Bruce Adolphe’s  I saw how fragile and infinitely precious our world is, based on the words spoken by the late astronaut and scientist Piers Sellers as the inspiration and focus of an innovative work combining mezzo-soprano, cello, sounds of space, and sounds of the human body.  Stay for a panel discussion on Piers…

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July 2018

Dynamics: Mike Block & Sandeep Das in Concert

July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Walter Scott Jr., College of Engineering, 700 Meridien Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80523 United States
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Dynamics Series - Mike Block and Sandeep Das

Join us for an evening blending science, music and dinner catered by Sayanni Catering, featuring meteorologist Bob Henson of Weather Underground and SilkRoad Ensemble musicians cellist Mike Block and tabla player Sandeep Das at the Suzanne and Walter Scott, Jr. Bioengineering Building. Doors open at 5:00pm. Science Presenter: Bob Henson Science Program: For scientists who study Earth’s changing climate as well as for the public, a single image can be a galvanizing force. Our view of human’s impact on the climate…

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Concert Series: Inuksuit

July 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Spring Park, 2100 Matthews Street
Fort Collins,, CO 80525 United States
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Inuksuit - SummerFest Concert Series

Scored for 9 – 99 percussionists and performed here by 45 percussionists this environmental musical work, composed by the highly regarded John Luther Adams, invites a community to truly listen to their surroundings. Performed outdoors, and welcoming an audience to walk from one performer’s area to the next, this “ultimate environmental piece” (The New York Times) integrally incorporates the sounds, atmosphere and beauty of the surrounding environment. Led by Dartmouth University percussionist Amy Garapic. “…the ultimate environmental piece.” – The New…

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Concert Series: Sloniker Tapping Trio

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ace Gillett’s Lounge, 239 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
$15.00 - $20.00
Tapping - Sloniker Trio - SummerFest 2018

Sunday morning jazz at Ace Gillett’s The rising young jazz vocal star, Cordelia Tapping, returns to her home state of Colorado to pair up with longtime veteran jazz pianist Mark Sloniker and bassist Max Bezanson, proving again that music brings generations together and each inspires the other. Jazz Program to be announced from the stage. Artists: Cordelia Tapping,voice; Max Bezanson, bass; Mark Sloniker, piano. Doors open at 10:30am. The stage and reserved seating will be in Mantz Hall. General Admission…

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Dynamics: Simple, Serious, Solvable: The 3 S’s of Climate Change

July 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Block One Events, 428 Linden Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
$10.00 - $25.00
Dynamics Series - SummerFest 2018

Join us for an evening blending science, music and wine reception featuring the CSU Atmospheric Sciences Professor Scott Denning and members of the Miami String Quartet plus clarinetist Deborah Marshall at Block One Events. Doors open at 6:00pm. Science Speaker: Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Department, CSU Science Program: Despite what you’ve heard, the science behind climate change is simple: when more heat is added to things than removed from them, they warm up! Adding CO2 to the air by…

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