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Boulder Theater: Upcoming Comedy Shows

If you’re ready for a laugh to get you into the spring of things, there are a few shows coming up at the Boulder Theater that should definitely be on your radar. Anthony Jeselnik is coming this weekend and Maria Bamford has a date on the books in June.

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10 Ways You Can Tell Spring has Arrived in Boulder

coldbrew coffeeI’m not going to say it’s been a long winter, because it hasn’t. I’m not going to say that the snow stuck around too long this year; because the weather is pretty much right on track for this time of year.

What I will say is that, finally, with the turn of the weather to more consistent sixty degree temperatures and up, Boulder residents are beginning to tentatively pack away their snow gear (except for a few sweaters) and celebrate the fact that spring is finally here to stay. Here are some of the ways that I can tell that it’s Spring in Boulder.

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Mary Roach Book Signing at Boulder Book Store: GULP

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Seriously. If you don’t know Mary Roach, you should. Really, Boulder? Work with me here because she’s totally up our collective alleyway. You can find Mary Roach at Boulder Book Store this evening. Anything with Mary is sure to be a hootenanny (a dang fine time for those not familiar with the term).

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Boulder Nurseries and Gardening Supplies: Get Planting!

longsirisgardensWe love our patio gardens. Boulder nurseries and gardening supplies are ready to help you make yours happen, too. It’s that time of year again, the sun is shining, we’ve got warm weather and spring rain all combining to create the perfect ingredients for the beginning of gardening season. I don’t know about you, but I love digging in the dirt and watching a garden grow all spring and summer. It’s a rewarding pastime, and for those of you excited to get your garden growing this spring, here’s a list of the local nurseries and garden supply stores in the Boulder area.

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Boulder Events this Weekend: Brunches and Bud

960px-MarijuanaWell, it’s really going to run the spectrum of Boulder events this weekend. It’s the convergence of two very discordant holidays. This Sunday is both Easter and 4/20, the stoner-based holiday. Yep — on the same day.  

They might, however, be able to work in harmony with one another. For one, you smoke weed and get the munchies and for the other, there is a brunch with more goodies than you could ever imagine. All that Easter candy has to go somewhere, right?

For those of you not wanting to combine the two, here are a few Boulder events and a few in the surrounding area this weekend to celebrate however you choose.

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A Burlesque Show in Boulder: Camp Wardrobe malFUNKtion’s The Cottontail Capers at 303 Vodka

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Hey Boulder — burlesque anyone? Mmmmmm…Maybe you can’t help it but to stop what you’re doing on a Sunday afternoon when you happen to be channel surfing and you see “Burlesque” with Cher and Christina Aguilera pop on the screen. You turn up the volume, kick the living room rug out of the way, and suddenly, you’re entertaining a career transition to a sassy yet somewhat clothed temptress — sleeping by day, rocking it out by night.

Just me? OK. Just me. Awkward.

Regardless of your future career ambitions, you’re in luck if you’re in Boulder. Burlesque is coming for your enjoyment on the 26th of this month. Handily enough, it’s just over at Boulder’s own 303 Vodka (so it’s stumbling distance for many of you). You won’t want to miss the Cottontail Capers, presented by Camp Wardrobe MalFUNKtion – and tickets are on sale right now. Oh, and we should mention that it’s a “specific attire required” kind of event, so if you’re not feelin’ sexaaaaay, this might not be where you need to be on the 26th.

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Easter in Boulder: A Healthier Way to Celebrate

eastereggsAre you ready for a better-than-average Boulder Easter? We are! Whether you’re a regular at your church, a “holiday” Christian, or just someone who likes celebrating a day with a bunny who somehow lays eggs (Cadbury – holler!), Easter can be a fun festival to celebrate with kids.

Contrary to popular belief, it does not have to be a free-for-all hunt with toddlers being guided to eggs by helicopter parents and a candyfest that results in four-year-olds sporting chocolate stained mouths and the glazed over look that only a sugar high produces.

You can have a fun, all-natural, laid back Boulder Easter that even a mythical egg-laying bunny would certainly give his seal of approval. Hey, we’re Boulder. Less is more — and delicious. Here are a few tips to create a very Boulder Easter of your own, and definitely share-worthy for your friends beyond the Boulder County line.

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Boulder County Farmers’ Market is OPEN!

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This means that spring is really here, right? No more freak snow. No more icy sidewalks unless your son just happened to have dropped a popsicle.

It’s official: the Boulder County Farmers’ Market is OPEN for 2014! And yeah, we missed the grand opening by a few weeks (we’ve been traveling, writing about BBQ…you know, important stuff). But if you missed it like we did, it’s time to grab those reusable shopping totes and head on down this Saturday to the Boulder County Farmers Market. There’s good gettin’ to be gotten and it’s just the beginning of the season.

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Boulder Fast Casual: Convenient Food That’s Anything but Junk

Fast Casual Food in BoulderIt’s Boulder — where do you eat (and fast) when you’re in a rush? You want to skip the fake food-in-a-box places but you’re willing to get out of the car and sit if it means healthy, delicious, AND fast. Well, it’s time for a Boulder fast casual joint.

With Hapa Sushi announcing that they have plans to open up a fast-casual sushi joint called Motomaki at the Twenty Ninth Street Mall this summer, Boulder adds another gourmet restaurant to its fast-casual repertoire.

For so long, people associated fast-casual food with convenient, but not quite healthy food options. Places like Chipotle, Noodles, and Buffalo Wild Wings sprout up all over the country and, well, we love them because they give us pretty good food for a decent price and we don’t have to wait for it. And waiting for food is the worst thing ever.

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Boulder BBQ: Finger Lickin’ Good

BBQ in BoulderY’all love it when we talk food here, so we decided to revisit the Boulder BBQ scene — prime spring and summer fare. Summer means more outdoor activities in Boulder. More hiking, climbing, camping, and get togethers in backyards.

One of the quintessential foods of summer (for me, at least) is barbecue. However, I typically don’t have the patience to slow cook pork all day nor do I have a smoker to make the perfect brisket. Hence, I must rely on others to supply me with mouth-watering barbecue goodness. Here’s a gander at some of the Boulder BBQ joints I’ve taken a fancy to — and maybe they’re among your favorites as well.

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