What a week, Boulder. Having gone through the 1000-year floodplain ourselves, Texas was just hit with what’s being called the worst storm in U.S. history. If you’re looking for vetted organizations worthy of your assistance from afar, cash is king in these times of need. Check out organizations like the Houston Food Bank (where every $1 donated empowers them to distribute $6 worth of food) and the Charity Navigator-rated nonprofits on this list, as well as this list from the Houston Chronicle. We keep hearing reports and reading stories of neighbors helping neighbors out there and it’s heartwarming to know that what we saw here after the flood is happening elsewhere. There’s incredible power in community.
Speaking of worthy causes, don’t forget to register for the 2017 Doggie Dash on September 24! Grab your pup and strut around the Boulder Reservoir to help the HSBV in their mission, which assists over 7,000 animals each year.
It must be Fall (or at least the school year’s equivalent)l–the CU Buffs are playing this Friday, against long rivals CSU! The website says the game will be in Denver, not Boulder, but still–time to get out your Buff fan gear and start rooting for the home team again!
Also happening Friday is a live album recording over at eTown! Talk about a fascinating glimpse into the behind-the-scenes machinations, eTown delivers again with a full concert that will be a live album when all’s said and done. ETown’s events always sell out quickly, so best get your tickets now to this unique event.
Boulder Theatre’s ancillary concert venue, The Lounge, is hosting two nights of a livestream of Phish’s concert at Dick’s Sporting Goods Arena. This should be a fun way to see this live performance in local comfort, if you can’t get to the actual concert live.
Oh man, Boulder buddies, I was just about to tell you about the Indigo Girls being at our awesome little Chautauqua this Sunday, but gosh darn it if they’re not sold out. Of course, I might have expected such…well, sorry about that. Hopefully you’re one of those lucky ones who got a ticket!
Labor Day (that’s this Monday, September 4th) is the very last day you can participate in the Boulder Passport Program: 2017 Boulder Passport. So if you still want sweet summer-scented deals on drinks all over town this weekend, it’s your last chance to take advantage of this great offer.
Have a great time this weekend, Boulder!