Weekender Calendar 3/1

Big GiganticWhat: Snowball Music Festival
Where: Winter Park
When: March 8 through 10
Cost: $164 for general admission

Snowball Music Festival is a week out, but according to Liveloud Publicist Megan McFann tickets are moving fast. This festival lasts all weekend and takes place outside, so make sure you dance as frenetically as possible to keep warm. General admission tickets are $164, but check out snowballmusicfestival.com for all the deals that haven’t sold out yet.

What: Great Plates of Downtown
Where: Downtown Fort Collins
When: March 1 through 14
Cost: $25

From now until March 14, over 35 restaurants in Fort Collins will be offering $25 dinner specials. This is a yearly tradition in Fort Collins. According to downtownfortcollins.com, “Great Plates of Downtown and diners from all over Fort Collins last year collectively raised $20,800 to the Food Bank for Larimer County.” Use this opportunity to sample delicious food and give to a good cause.

What: Contra dance lesson
Where: Club Tico, 1599 City Park Drive
When: Saturday, March 2, 7 p.m.
Cost: Free

Joel Hayes, Rodney Sauer and Dave Firestine with Pat Tognoni will be presenting a dance performance at 8 p.m. at Club Tico ($5 to students, $9 to everyone else), but beforehand you can show up at 7 p.m. for a free lesson in contra dance. That’s kind of a folk dance, in case you had to Google that. Bring a partner, or be prepared to make friends! Learn more at www.fotd.org.

What: Art and Science Exhibition
Where: Poudre Studio Artists and Galleries, 406 N. College Avenue
When: Friday, March 1 through Monday, April 15
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

Art and science are usually thought to be opposite ends of the spectrum; one’s straightforward and practical, the other is difficult to define and aesthetic. Poudre Studio Artists have bridged this gap, presenting works of art either displaying the artistic side of science or generated through scientific processes. While you’re there, check out Loco-Motion, which opens Friday, March 1.