Tonight and Tomorrow

The Jazz Cats at Windy Saddle Cafe

The Jazz Cats are playing at Windy Saddle Cafe tonight (3/18) from 6:30-8:30.  This is a fun, relaxed jam session.  Stop by for coffee or a glass of wine.

Tomorrow morning at 10, the Golden History Center will offer a Historic Golden Walking Tour from 10-12.  As Americans crowded into the territory that would become Colorado, some of the biggest names thought the future gleamed brightest in Golden, not Denver, and pushed for it to be the capital for the state’s integration into the United States. Territorial capital for a few years in the 1860s, Golden would be eclipsed by Denver in the end, but the city never let go of its yearning for greatness. Join expert guide Ed Weising as we walk the streets of the city to see the places and hear the stories of territorial days, all under the ubiquitous aroma of beer. Members $19; non-members $25. Register at 303-866-2394.

The Colorado Mountain Club holds its annual Mountain Fest tomorrow from noon-5PM at the Mountaineering Center (710 10th St.).  Mountain Fest is the perfect way to get motivated and learn skills for spring and summer mountain adventures. Come by and learn about everything the Club has to offer while enjoying beer, music, skills clinics, open climbing and more. Plus, this year’s event will feature climbing in the Bouldering Bus, indoor rock climbing, free outdoor skills clinics and an expo featuring the Club’s popular hiking and mountaineering schools. Experience free outdoor skills clinics, tours of the American Mountaineering Museum and open climbing. The highlight of the afternoon will be an expo featuring CMC’s popular hiking, mountaineering, fly fishing, and camping schools; our conservation program; adventure travel trips; the Youth Education Program and much more. Don’t let your friends, family, neighbors or co-workers miss this opportunity to learn all about the CMC — your gateway to the outdoors! And the best part? It’s FREE!

Musicians from the Jefferson Symphony will perform at a recital tomorrow night at 7, at the First United Methodist Church (1500 Ford St.)  The Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Recitals showcase the talents of JSO musicians as they perform in small ensembles and present a repertoire different than a typical symphony concert. The musicians introduce each piece with an entertaining history of the composition and composer. Audience members enjoy a varied program performed in an intimate setting and the chance to meet the musicians. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.

Tomorrow night at 7, West Side Live! presents Baroque Chamber Orchestra at the Unitarian Church.  A professional period-instrument ensemble with core musicians primarily based in Colorado, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado brings to audiences the musical riches and spirit of improvisation of the 17th and 18th centuries. The ensemble’s imaginative programming strikes a balance between familiar masterworks and hidden treasures of the Baroque. BCOC performs a wide repertoire ranging from familiar Baroque favorites (such as Bach’s Brandenburg concerti and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons) to rarely performed gems from the period. The orchestra has performed at a variety of venues in nine counties throughout the metropolitan Denver area and in Colorado mountain communities. In addition to an annual season subscription series, the ensemble has appeared on concert series such as Metro State University Visiting Artist Series, Breckenridge Music Festival, Summit Music and Arts, Englewood Arts, PACE Center, Historic Denver, and Festival of Faith and the Arts. All Tickets: adults $17 online / $20 at the door