Centennial State Ballet Fall Show: The group will perform two performances including Stravinsky’s one-act fan-favorite The Firebird alongside new works by local choreographers Ellie Hara and Laura Malpass; 7 p.m. Saturday, Stewart Auditorium, 400 S. Quail Road, Longmont; $18-$25; longmontcolorado.gov.
Swing Dance with Flatiron’s Jazz Orchestra: Put on those dancing shoes, this traditional 18-piece big band group is releasing the romance and excitement of the swing era. 7 p.m. Saturday, Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont; bit.ly/3S6ZzTB.
Y Fiesta in Y: The Y-Fiesta is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures and rich history of our ancestors from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. This event features Latino-owned foods, games, entertainment, crafts, and vendors. Noon Saturday, Longmont YMCA, 950 Lashley St., Longmont; Free; ymcanoco.org.
Coffee with advice: Longmont residents are invited to have coffee with council members and discuss any topics of interest. At least two city council members will be present at each meeting and complimentary coffee will be provided. Chat with Mayor Pro Tem Aren Rodriguez and Councilor Marcia Martin this month; 9 a.m. Saturday, No. 5 Fire Station, 617 Barberry Drive, Longmont; Free; bit.ly/3UA01eI.
St Vrain for the Brain 5K: Bring the whole family to this fun run for the whole family. Feel free to wear a costume, the best gets a prize. Proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society; 9 am Saturday, Niwot High School, 8989 Niwot Road, Niwot; $25; tinyurl.com/vrainbrain2022.
Good Life Refuge Birthday and Fundraiser: The shelter is celebrating its fourth anniversary with a fundraiser that will include children’s activities, tours, vendors, the Saucy Cluckers food truck and a silent auction; 1 p.m. Saturday, Good Life Refuge, 13759 N. 95th St., Longmont; $20 per car; goodliferefuge.org.
The Oktoberfest of the left hand: Tapping into its Oktoberfest Märzen lager, Left Hand hosts live music, an annual fried food contest, mug holding and costume contests, food trucks and more. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation and local charities. Friday 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.; The Left Hand Garden, 1245 Boston Ave., Longmont; lefthandbrewing.com.
Sci-Fi Murder Mystery Dinner Theater: Someone has been murdered for this crime dinner experience, A Matrix For Murder, and anyone could be the killer. Join in the fun as the audience helps investigate and solve a gruesome murder in the amazing sci-fi setting of Outworld Brewing. Dinner is included with the show, and audiences are encouraged to dress for the occasion. Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Outworld Brewing, 1725 Vista View Drive, Suite B, Longmont; $40; outworldbrewing.com.
Chopping block books: Join us for a special Banned Books Week event, Books on the Chopping Block. Enjoy a dramatic live reading of excerpts from the 10 most challenged books of the past year in the US by professional actors. 2 p.m. Saturday, Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; Free; longmontcolorado.gov.