It’s no secret that, in the past, beer brewing has been a bit of a boy’s club. One only needs to look at the list of breweries in Boulder to see a fairly male-dominated industry. Now, whether that was purposeful of not, I can’t say (I’m not here to write a dissertation, just a blog post, honey), but the good news is that things are changing and women are getting into all aspects of the beer brewing game. Boulder County is no slouch when it comes to female brewers, brewery owners, and managers and here are some places you can go to show love for the ladies of beer.
Here’s the deal: I do not need a holiday to convince me to get Sunday brunch. I will happily mow down some crepes or an omelet chased with mimosas any given Sunday. But, you know, I’m not everyone and some folks like brunch to be an event and Easter is the perfect opportunity to have an “event brunch” (with Mother’s Day following quickly after).
I’ve found several pretty great Easter brunch offerings around Boulder from traditional to quirky that will get you out and about for Easter Sunday.
Hello again, Boulder! We are currently in the throes of one of my favorite Boulder spring events: Boulder Arts Week. It happens all over the city, in a multitude of different venues and features creative expression of every variety. It’s a week where the artistic community in Boulder truly shines.
While the opening weekend has passed, there is still a bunch of stuff going on this week through Saturday, April 8. Here are just some of the events you can attend this week.
I’ll admit it. I’m the last person you’ll ever call when you want a gourmet meal. It took me until I was in my thirties to be able to properly cook rice. Even now, I screw it up about half of the time. Thankfully, more and more cooking classes are available for me and other culinarily-challenged folks like me. In fact, Boulder has quite a few cooking schools designed for people who just want to up their cooking game, but don’t necessarily want to become chefs.
The Boulder International Film Festival wrapped up their final screening last night and closed out their 13th successful year showcasing independent films from around the world. Over the years, the festival has honored and hosted some of the great actors and filmmakers of our time, including Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Arkin, Martin Sheen, Oliver Stone, William H. Macy, Peter Fonda, Chevy Chase, and many more.
This relatively young film festival has caught the eye of the filmmaking community as one of the most compelling new festivals for filmmakers, by filmmakers.
So you’re a vegetarian or vegan. I get it, you have your reasons, and I respect that. You also have to deal with us annoying omnivores insisting on eating at places that serve meat. It has to be a pain to grit your teeth and bear it whenever one of your friends suggests “getting wings” and you get to be the person that eats the celery and carrots that come on the side while all your friends indulge in all that glorious wing sauce.
Enter seitan. The vegan wonder food for those craving a meaty dish without all that meat. This one is for you, my meatless buddies, because here’s where you can enjoy some seitan goodness in Boulder. And if you’re an omnivore, don’t be afraid to dive in. Odds are, you’ll be hard pressed to know the difference between meat and no meat with these delicious dishes.
That’s right, it’s another soapbox article from your truly. The last couple of weeks have been truly frightening for me as we’ve watched executive order after executive order slowly making good on campaign promises to create an immigration ban, build a wall, cut funding for sanctuary cities, approve a controversial oil pipeline construction — not to mention a now-stalled push to repeal (and “replace”) the Affordable Care Act.
As I’ve watched in horror at what’s been going on in our nation’s capitol, I have also noticed a great number of my friends mobilizing and making their opinions heard, whether through protest, writing, or contacting their legislators.
It might seem like something trivial to make a call or write a letter, but ultimately, the Senators and House Representatives elected to this state are your voices in Congress. If you don’t make your voice heard, they will likely stick with party lines and here’s the deal:
We have one Democrat and one Republican Senator. We have three Democrat and four Republican representatives. If we want a “liberal agenda” to be heard in D.C. from the State of Colorado, it needs to come from our mouths, our pens, and our keyboards.
I’m going to make it easy for you here. I’m going to give you all of the ways you can contact your representatives right here, right now.
I sit in front of a computer screen 8-10 hours a day, writing, reading, coding, editing, and email. My career relies heavily on my brain and I will never complain about that. But because I spend so much time online and in one stationary position most days, I love working with my hands in my free time.
I love creating beautiful things with thread and needle, wood and screws, and brush and canvas. D-I-Y are my three favorite letters in the alphabet and Boulder has a number of excellent, locally owned businesses to feed my (and hopefully your) creative needs.
Read on to find a store that caters to your favorite crafting activity in Boulder.
I know I usually keep it pretty light here on YourBoulder, letting you know where the best places to get buffalo wings are or giving you unique date ideas (just a note that Valentine’s Day is coming up; you might want to bookmark that one), but I’m going to get serious for a few paragraphs.
As you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m a bleeding heart liberal, so I was not in great shape on the morning of November 5 in 2016. This past weekend, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States and he has the opposite opinion on just about everything that’s important to me: environmental conservationism, civil rights, and gender equality to name a few. Let’s hear it, first of all, for everyone who turned out this past weekend all over the globe — over a million people across the entire spectrum of identities showed UP — and now, we hve tokeep showing up (because we should have shown up for each other long ago).
So I plan on doing everything I can to support nonprofits and charities that, in turn, support the causes I hold so near and dear. Are you feeling the need to make a difference? Why not start in our own backyard?
I’ve compiled a list of some exemplary Boulder nonprofits that will start you off on the path to social activism.
In the past 12 months, 2016 took George Michael (shakes fist!), Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Leonard Cohen, Gene Wilder, Muhammad Ali, and so many other notable men and women (not to mention the threat of Carrie Fisher — c’mon!). For many of my good friends and myself, 2016 was also a personally trying year as well.
I know I’m not alone when I say that I cannot wait to kick 2016 to the curb and ring in a new year. This year, I think it’s time to do it up and, instead of sitting on the couch while watching the ball drop, it needs to be an all out celebration on December 31.
So where can you find a New Years Even event in Boulder next week? Well, I tell you, there are some good ones out there. Here are a few.