“A Kidsummer Night’s Dream” is an affordable family performance of one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most beloved comedies performed by a lively cast of young thespians. Peanut Butter Players put on an easily understandable prose adaptation of the play. Four performances are scheduled, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, July 22, matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and children under 12 cost $10. Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Dr., Lafayette, 303-786-8727.
Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall between 11th and 15th Streets becomes one large outdoor gallery during the annual Pearl Street Arts Fest. This juried show features more than 100 local and visiting artists, some of whom provide demonstrations even as they showcase their work. Admission is FREE. The festival takes place Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Read more…] about Two-Day Pearl Street Arts Fest in Boulder
Pop! is a new downtown Boulder pop-up gallery featuring local artists’ works in the expansive space vacated when Starrs Clothing closed. Its FREE grand opening is this evening, Friday, June 29, 6 to 9 p.m. Meet the artists, enjoy a complimentary glass of Decadent Saints wine (21+ of course) and light apps. Be sure to enter to win a $100 gift card. 1630 Pearl St., Boulder.
Pangea Organics, known for high-quality, organic skin-care items and cosmetics, is changing its packaging and has set up a pop-up shop in Boulder with 60% off on products with the current design. Essential oils and lip tints are not included in this sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The location is open through Sunday, June 30, at 1810 Twenty Ninth Street Mall, Boulder. Fore more information, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ViewHouse celebrates the first birthday of its Littleton location with four days of fun. Everyone is welcome. [Read more…] about 4-Day Party at Littleton’s ViewHouse
Learn how Mark Roeder made his award-winning film “Fire Rip” at a FREE workshop at the Historic Elitch Theater on Saturday, June 23, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The landmark theater suffered heavy wind damage several months ago, resulting in the cancellation of most programs, so this is one of the few opportunities these to visit and support this Denver treasure. The workshop is geared for ages 12 and older. 4309 W. 44th Ave., Denver.
Folk dancing enthusiasts flock to the plaza just north of Boulder’s Dushanbe Teahouse for FREE participant dancing every Tuesday through August 7. This is about a month shorter than in previous years. As previously, the evening features easy-to-learn dances with Boulder’s masterful dance maestro Tom Masterson that have been pleasing Boulderites for years. No experience or partner is required. Instruction is from 7 to 8 p.m. with dancing until 10 p.m. 1770 13th St., Boulder, 303-499-6363.
The annual pre-Father’s Day grill demo and food sampling called Grillapallooza at McGuckin Hardware takes place today Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers a chance to sample good food, hor off various grills and learn about the latest the world of fancy grills. Local and visitng vendors offering FREE samples are from Fate Brewing Company. Zolo Southwestern Grill, Look Out Here I Come! Garlic Oil, Tru Pickles, Seed Ranch Flavor Hot Sauce, b4Adventure. Boulder Sausage and TreePod. If you’re buy a grill, there’s 25% off all BBQ accessories. 2525 Arapahoe Ave. (the store is actually between Canyon and Arapahoe, just east of Folsom and the Grillapalooza takes place in the west parking lot (Folsom street side), Boulder, 303-443-1822.
The latest venue for FREE yoga this summer is the Terminal Bar Patio at Union Station (1701 Wynkoop St.). Yoga On The Plaza, sponsored by The Oxford Club, Spa & Salon, runs from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. each Saturday morning in June and July. Open to all levels, the class is FREE, but limited to 25 participants. Bring your yoga mat, face towel, water and sunscreen. In case of inclement weather, the class moves into the studio at The Oxford Club (1616 17th St.). For more information, call 303-628-5435.
Pro hockey and basketball season are winding down and baseball season is in high gear, but it’s never too early to think football. Enroll youngsters for the Broncos Bunch Kids Club, which includes a Broncos Bunch T-shirt, NFL trading cards and entry to such special events as movie night, junior training camp and next fall, a trick-or-treat party.
It’s worth signing up now, in time for a special Summer Kickoff party in June where kids can play on the field, meet players, alumni and more. Also, members receive a ticket for a FREE kids’ admission to the Downtown Aquarium and a small DQ ice cream cone. [Read more…] about Broncos Bunch Extras for Young Fans
“What’s Up Boulder?” is a an opportunity to learn about the status of city-wide high-priority projects. Easy-to understand timelines and engagement opportunities lay out how to connect with city services including Hospital to Hub, the Transportation Masterplan, the status of the municipal electric utility concept, broadband and more. Staff from housing, human services, police fire, Parks and Rec are on hand this evening, Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event includes food and snacks, Touch a Truck, live music and door prizes. East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder.
The Museum of Boulder is inaugurating its totally new space in downtown Boulder with a FREE soft opening on Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m. prior to its official opening on May 19. It features “There. Here. Near.” This multimedia, community-sourced art exhibition runs through the month of April with a thread connecting Boulder’s past, present and future.
More than 20 local creators have interwoven themes of migration and technical innovation. 2205 Broadway, Boulder, 303-449-3464.
The annual Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show takes place through Sunday, March 25 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. More than 100 exhibitors present home improvement projects, outdoor water features, energy-saving products and services, plus cooking demonstrations and a project-inspiring gardenscape. Admission to the show and parking are both FREE. Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairgrounds are at Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmont.
Concepts Furniture, known for quality contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, is closing stores in Boulder and Longmont. Save up to 60% on recliners, occasional chairs, sofas, loveseats, sectionals, sleeper, bedrooms, dining rooms and more. No end date for this sale has yet been announced. 5440 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-443-6900, and 800 S. Main St., Longmont, 303-772-4178.
Boulder’s Greenwood Wildlife Thrift Shop and Consignment Gallery is again holding a series of sales and specials in the downstairs thrift shop (but not in the upstairs consignment gallery). March 3, flash sale (check the Facebook or stop in to see what’s on special). March 5 to 9, bag sale on kids clothing, $4. March 11, flash sale (check the Facebook or stop in to see what’s on special). March 12 to 16, 30% off shoes. March 19 to 23, bulk clothing, 5 for $5. March 26 to 30, 30% off books & media. March 31, 50% off everything (as always, some exceptions). 3600 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-0800.