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.
Events and Attractions in Boulder, Colorado
There's always something happening in Boulder. Events on Pearl Street, live music at the Boulder Theater, the Colorado Chautauqua programs ... the wide variety of things to do assures something for everyone.
Do you know when to start training for the Bolder Boulder 10K? You also don't want to miss the annual Boulder Creek Festival. And you may or may not want to avoid the traditional Naked Pumpkin Run.
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Remember how last week, they began the mock trial where they put Trump on the dock for treason? Well, the opening statements were last weekend, and the trial continues this weekend, with protest march #8 out of 15 commencing afterwards. Go to the band shell and show your support for democracy at 11am, and as usual if you’re marching afterwards, it’s BYOS (Bring Your Own Sign).
Have you been up to Chautauqua for a concert in their big, beautiful concert hall? Well this Friday there’s a house concert: Jeff Black will regale you with live music in that lovely venue, and it isn’t even Music Festival days yet!
Both Upslope and Twisted Pine are just wrapping up their celebrations of Boulder Craft Beer Week. Go to either brewery for tasty samples, beer and cheese pairings (at Twisted Pine), tours, and more, all day this weekend but only through Saturday.
It’s movie night at The Boulder Theatre this Friday! Tarantino’s postmodern classic Pulp Fiction will be the film screened that night, and what could be better on a blustery Friday night than a beer and a scathing classic movie from the ‘90s?
So many fun times this weekend, what will you choose to do?
Friday is Saint Patty’s Day, so there are parties of all calibers and levels all over Boulder. See our own article about the myriad Irish festivities you can taste this weekend to celebrate, including but not limited to: Kegs and Cabbage at the Boulder Theatre, which boasts the eats and drinks mentioned in its titls, but also live music (speaking of Boulder Theatre, Matisyahu is here on Sunday, you guys! And he’s not sold out as of this writing!! wha!!); Tha Matt Flahewrty Band will be playing a St. Patty’s Day gig over at Under the Sun; a big St. Patty’s Day party at Conor O’Neill’s (natch) with guests Mumbouli; and the Boulderado is having all kinds of drink and other specials of an Irish flavor all day. To name just a few.
Feeling politically charged? Boulder is hosting a mock trial at the Bandshell on Saturday, where we will put Trump on trial for treason. Come at 11am for the mock trial, then march to the courthouse at 11:45. As usual, bring your own protest signs for the march.
Doing their own unique style of protest, Boulder Burlesque is performing a one-night only show, followed by a dance party. The show is called Pussy Grabs Back, and all the burlesque performances will emphasize women’s empowerment in a sexy way. 100% of the proceeds from the show will go to the ACLU.
Have a lucky, festive, and fruitful weekend, Boulder!
Boulder may be 4,393 miles from Dublin, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re looking to get artistic, listen to Irish music, dine on authentic food, or have a drink, here are some fun Irish-themed activities to do to celebrate.
World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Conor O’Neill’s (1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922) is hosting their annual “world’s shortest parade” at noon on March 12th. Following the parade, the pub will have Irish dancers and live acoustic music from Troy Clayton 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Have I talked about Boulder Digital Arts before with you all? I haven’t? Oh shame on me–my mother is a very talented amateur photographer, works with them all the time, and has several pieces up in their upcoming Denver Month of Photography Exhibit. The folks they curate are professional grade artists, and the opening reception this Friday is an exhibit not to be missed.
Bookcliff Winery is doing their Second Friday wine and cheese pairing event! Haystack Mountain dairies and Bookcliff wineries quaffs? Together? Sign me up!
More marches for pro-democracy and anti-fascism are happening in downtown Boulder this weekend, just like last weekend. And let’ s assume, every weekend until change is made. This weekend’s march is on Saturday, and as usual you should bring your own signs, and your own activism.
Hey, it’s Frozen Dead Guy Days, everyone! Though this event is in Nederland, which is where the grisly tradition originated, it’s still a Boulderite staple festival. Music, celebration, food (not the frozen dead guy, natch), and more all abound up in the even windier neighbor city to us, this weekend. But you can read more about that here on our site!
Speaking of traditional festivals and the parties connected thereto: St. Patty’s Day is coming up next weekend, but Conor O’Neill’s is having their famous World’s Shortest Saint Patty’s Day Parade this weekend! Sunday, enjoy the quirky Boulder tradition and a pint of Irish celebratory beverage afterwards for a pre-Saint Patty’s Day celebration!
Have fun, whatever you choose to do!
Here’s the bare bones version. Frozen Dead Guy Days is a festival happening this weekend (from March 10th – 12th) in the ever-quirky Boulder County town of Nederland that will celebrate a perpetually frozen man housed in a dry ice-packed sarcophagus within a Tuff Shed in the hills just outside of town. And by perpetually, I mean he’s been there since 1993. This festival is not only real, but has grown to become a cultural phenomenon that celebrates both a deceased town icon and the crazy, kooky creativity of the Boulder County mountain region.
Now let’s unpack this a bit.
If your first question was how (and why) a frozen man remains in a shed in the hills of Nederland, the answer in short is cryonics. The field of cryonics is, in a nutshell, the science of using extremely cold temperatures to preserve life with the purpose of restoring that person back to life and health when the technology becomes available to do so in the as-yet-to-be-determined future.
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.
The Boulder International Film Festival is in full swing, and this weekend has lots of fun activities surrounding the multiple screenings. One of these is the Virtual Reality pavilion, located downtown at Galvanize Boulder. This VR theatre will be open for most of the BIFF weekend (all day Friday and Saturday), so if you’ve been curious about this new cutting-edge tech, go there and experience it in the BIFF spirit. And of course, many main BIFF events are happening in and around the Boulder Theatre. Also at the Boulder Theatre on Friday is a special BIFF event called CineChef. This sounds like a lot of fun: top chefs of Boulder take movie themes to construct special plates inspired by the cinematic arts, then attendees vote on their favorite. How cool does that sound? Food and film–a great combination.
Feeling the need to take action politically? This Saturday is the 5th of what will be 12 #Resist marches, down on the 1400 block of Pearl Street Mall. The march is similar in theme to the gigantic women’s march in January, focusing this time on supporting democracy and resisting fascism. Bring your own sign.
Have a great one, Boulder!
Since Mardi Gras is of course a holiday that falls on Tuesday (as does my birthday!), many mardi gras parties are happening this weekend. One of such is the Guerrilla Fanfare concert at the Lazy Dog this Saturday: rumor has it that members of Boulder Burlesque will be performing with them, and between their sets. Of course, there will be beads and specials on hurricanes all night. Come by and buy me a pre-birthday drink!
Also on Saturday is a very special event hosted by Stories With Spirit, called Storylight. This event will be something to see, as there will be three storytelling performances (geared for three different age groups) over at the Nomad Theatre, and a storytelling workshop the following day. This group is fantastic at what they do, and with the guest artists they’re bringing in? It should be a show the likes of which you won’t forget.
Speaking of stellar performances, the Boulder Public Library is hosting the 7th Annual NoBo Art District Group Show. Artists and performers of all stripes will be showcasing their work all evening, which will add up to a celebration of the arts not to be missed. I’ll be appearing with the Band of Toughs, so come by and watch, enjoy the other arts, and buy me a pre-birthday drink afterwards…
It’s the last weekend of Stout Month, too. Don’t miss the myriad delicious dark brews for the last time at any of the Mountain Sun pub locations, and have fun at the Chop Contest on the last day of the month (that would be a Tuesday, so I haven’t included it in the line-up here, but did I mention it’s my birthday and you should buy me a pint?) as we say goodbye to Stout Month 2017.
Laissez les bon temps roulez, Boulder, and stay safe and warm!
If you feel like stepping out this weekend, go to Boulder Ballet’s Stepping Out show: a mix of various stellar performances in one showcase, including music by Prokofiev and Robert North. If you haven’t seen how gorgeous the new refurbished Dairy is inside yet, go see this!
Have you noticed what’s been going on in the space that used to be the Boulder Cafe, downtown? They’ve been renovating and refurbishing it, and this Saturday is its grand opening party. It’s a Capital One Cafe now, which looks like it’ll sport comfy spots in which to use their free wifi, drink Peet’s coffee, eat snacks, oh yeah and also bank. 10-5 is their big day-long grand opening event.
If it’s tequila, not coffee, you’re in the mood for, Tahona Tequila Bistro is hosting a couple different DJs this weekend. This sounds like a happening, fun way to enjoy selections off their stellar tequila list. And their dance floor is one of the best in Boulder’s nightlife.
Enjoy yourselves, whatever you choose to do!