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Back to Boulder 2014

October 23 – 25, 2014
Thursday October 23 Alumni Awards Ceremony Young Alumni Concert (details TBD) 5:45 p.m. - 9 p.m. Details to be determined Friday October 24 Koenig Welcome Center 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 50-year Reunion and Golden Anniversary Club 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Fiske Tour 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Rec Center Tour 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Alumni Lecture Series (Details TBD) Throughout the day Back to Boulder Luncheon 11:30 a.m. - 1… more

Boulder Farmers' Market

October 25 – November 22, 2014
  • Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
  • Time: Sat 8-2 pm (4/5/14-11/22/14); Wed 4-8pm (5/7/14-10/1/14)
  • Phone: 303-910-2236
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The Boulder County Farmers' Market takes pride in bringing you locally grown vegetables, meats, fruits, flowers, plants, gourmet cheeses and wines sold by the farmers that produce them. While you're purchasing your fresh vegetables and fruits (many of them organically grown) enjoy a tasty pastry from local bakeries or enjoy a meal created by local chefs. Visitors to both of our Farmers' Markets will find a wide variety of fresh Colorado-grown produce suited to their personal choices. We have… more

Pearl Street Stampede

October 24, 2014
The Pearl Street Stampedes have been marching through Downtown Boulder every Friday night before CU home football games for the past nine years. Hundreds of Buffs fans line the Pearl Street Mall to enjoy the sounds of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and to cheer on members of the CU football team. Led by Stephen Tebo's vintage 1948 fire truck, the Golden Buffalo Marching Band performs for fans starting on the 1300 block of Pearl Street moving west, stopping along the 1200 block and 1100 block… more

SCARPA Ski Bash

October 24, 2014
Grab your neon ski suit and join us for a memorable night with good friends, great beer, live music from Boulder's own 80's cover band The Goonies, and a whole slew of ridiculous 80's ski suits!  We won't just be partying for Ullr though; the real goal is to help raise much needed funds for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center through a gear raffle full of awesome prizes from our supporting sponsors - BCA, Justin's Nut Butter, Meier Skis, RAB, SIlverton Mountain, Skiing Magazine, Ski… more

The Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek

Ending October 22, 2014
  • Location: Museum of Boulder
  • Address: 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7-8:30pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3464
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2014 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre. To commemorate this historic event, the Boulder History Museum is hosting Boulder's only program with Dr. Ari Kelman, the 2014 Bancroft Prize-winning author of, 'The Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek'. Due to the high interest in the subject and author, advance tickets are encouraged and available online at boulderhistory.org. based on availability, tickets will also be sold at the door. Dr. Ari Kelman, is… more

Your Brain on Art: Agony and Ecstasy

October 28, 2014
Explore the relationship between artistic expression and the brain in Your Brain on Art discussion series presented by Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum, the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, and artist Bill Stoehr. Created by BMoCA in 2011, Your Brain on Art presents conversations, performances, and demonstrations that explore creativity through the lens of science.… more

On-Going Events

A Taste of Boulder Dining Tour

Starting October 25, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: United States
  • Address: Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 2:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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Our Downtown Dining Tours feature some of Boulder’s most popular restaurants and foodie hot-spots on Pearl Street. Let a local food-loving guide bring you to a handful of Boulder’s best locally owned places for cocktails, dinner, dessert, and food specialty shops. This is a dining tour, not just a sampling tour, so food will be served at two stops and you’ll end with dessert.… more

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Starting October 23, 2014
Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea Service in one of Boulder's most beautiful and iconic buildings. The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse was a gift to the City of Boulder from sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as a symbol of global friendship and peace. Nestled at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains, the Teahouse was handcrafted by skilled artisans in Central Asia, and features the traditional Persian arts of carving and painting. Afternoon Tea is traditionally served between 3 and 5pm. Enjoy a… more

AIA Lecture Series: Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga

Ending October 22, 2014
  • Location: Old Main Chapel
  • Address: Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Phone: 303-492-6892
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This lecture will explore the little-known story of the dramatic Viking/Norse expansion across the North Atlantic from 850-1000 CE and the explorations and settlement in Greenland and Northeastern North America. Dr. Fitzhugh will help to correct popular beliefs about “Vikings” in North America in contrast with new archaeological evidence from Arctic and Subarctic regions. In addition, the likely cases of failure of the western Norse colonies will be discussed along with implications… more

All Ages Art Class: Open Studio (Ages 18 mo. - 12 yrs. old)

Starting October 29, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Address: 1300 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304
  • Venue: Tinker Art Studio
  • Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Phone: 303-503-1902
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Open Studio is an opportunity for children to engage in open art exploration. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. All Ages (Children under 4 need a parent or caregiver) Drop In on a whim or Register in Advance 2 hours maximum Open Studio visit per day… more

All-levels Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp Classes

October 23 – 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Location: Scott Carpenter Park
  • Address: 30th St & Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 am, 7:15-8:15 am, 9:00-10:00 am, 5:45-6:45 pm
  • Phone: 303-550-3491
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Visiting Boulder and miss your fitness routine or want to experience a unique slice of Boulder? Join the folks at Fitness For Living for one of their Boot Camp classes. Led by a personal trainer, the small and camaraderie-based classes are designed for a wide range of abilities. Run, jump, push and pull your way to fitness fun. Featured on NBC’s Today Show and the Daily Camera’s ‘Best Workout of 2012, Fitness For Living has been energizing Boulder with its Boot Camps… more

All-levels Outdoor Yoga Drop-in Classes

October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
  • Location: Chautauqua Park
  • Address: 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 6:00-7:10 am, 7:15-8:25 am
  • Phone: 303-550-3491
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Visiting Boulder and miss your yoga or fitness routine or want to experience a unique slice of Boulder? Join the folks at Fitness For Living for their morning PowerFit Yoga class in one of Boulder’s most scenic settings at Chautauqua Park PowerFit Yoga is a unique blend of yoga and conditioning to create a mind-calming and body-challenging experience. Based on a flowing Vinyasa-style yoga, PowerFit Yoga incorporates the best principles of a variety of yoga practices and Pilates. Each class… more

Ayurveda Happy Hour!

Ending October 22, 2014
  • Location: vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda & Amana Yoga
  • Address: 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 5:30-8pm
  • Phone: 303-440-3427
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Enjoy complimentary herbal lattes and Vata tea, and receive 10% off your purchase from 5:30-6:30pm. Stay for $10 drop-in Yoga Nidra from 7:00-8:00pm with Amana Yoga. Yoga Nidra is yogic sleeping. This ancient practice blends the three-states of consciousness to implant your intention on a deeper level and leaves you feeling like you had the most restful nap of your life. Incredible stress-relief and rejuvenates the body and mind.… more

BETC: Ambition Facing West

October 23 – November 2, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Address: 20th & Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Dairy Center for the Arts
  • Time: Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 4 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-444-7328
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Boulder Ensemble Theatre Co. (BETC) presents a regional premiere by Anthony Clarvoe Don’t look back. Three generations of one family move ever westward, restless, seeking. As they migrate from Croatia, through Wyoming, and onward to Japan, the land of opportunity keeps moving, and the past keeps catching up. This unforgettable family provides “an exquisitely rendered commentary on the human condition” (DC Theatre Scene). After the pain of saying goodbye, what wonders lie ahead?… more

Boulder Comedy Show

October 26 – December 28, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: Bohemian Biergarten
  • Address: 2017 13th st, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:45pm
  • Phone: 720-328-8328
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The Boulder Comedy Show is Boulder’s only FREE weekly showcase featuring comedians from around the country. Regularly featuring professionals from Denver and Boulder, the Bohemian Biergarten offers happy hour on all European-style biers and cuisine, and an opportunity to see comedians from the Tonight Show, Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central without leaving town. Happy hour prices all night and no admission… what’s not to like?… more

Boulder High School's Legendary Haunted House

October 24 – 31, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Boulder High School
  • Address: 1604 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Phone: 954-592-3643
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Come to Boulder High School's Legendary Haunted House! Beginning on Friday, October 17th at 7 p.m., the House takes you through a thrilling experience of horror and fright. The House is set up entirely in Boulder High's 80 year old theater, from on the stage to the abandoned nooks and tunnels underneath. Put on by BHS students for the Boulder Community. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. The times are 7-10 p.m. Running on October 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th, and 31st.… more

Boulder Story Builder

Starting October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Boulder Center for Conscious Community
  • Address: 1637 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Phone: 303-297-1185
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Lighthouse Writers Workshop brings its exemplary programming to Boulder on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 for the writing retreat, Boulder Story Builder. Writers searching for the perfect narrator can take a class with Eleanor Brown, local author of the New York Times bestselling The Weird Sisters. Or dissect elements of a perfect starting sentence with local author Laura Pritchett. The weekend also includes two workshops with local writers Erika Krouse and Brad Wetzler, whose work has… more

Bread Making with Growing Gardens

October 23, 2014
  • Location: St. John's Episcopal Church Kitchen
  • Address: 1419 Pine St,, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 6 PM-8:30 PM
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In this class participants will learn all the tips and tricks to baking that perfect loaf of bread. We’ll cover both yeasted and sourdough breads and talk about kneading and shaping techniques to take all the stress out of home-made bread to leave you with a beautiful and delicious loaf. We’ll also cover the no-knead form of bread making for those looking for a more hands-off approach, and cover the secrets to baking with whole and stone-ground grains. Cost: $40 includes materials… more

Centro Latin Kitchen: Friday Afternoon Club

Starting October 24, 2014
Join us for Friday Afternoon Club with weekely live music!… more

Centro Latin Kitchen: Tequila Tuesday

October 28, 2014 – March 17, 2015
Tequila Tuesday at Centro features a - Tasting Tequila Flight - Specialty Cocktail - Food Special or order all three at a discounted price!… more

Chamber Orchestra

October 23, 2014
  • Location: Grusin Music Hall
  • Address: 1020 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309
  • Time: 7:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 303-492-8008
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CU College of Music | For more information please visit: colorado.edu/music.… more

Chief Niwot - Legend & Legacy

October 23 – December 31, 2014
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the tragic massacre at Sand Creek, Colorado, the Boulder History Museum is re-introducing the award-winning exhibition, Chief Niwot~Legend & Legacy, with new content and artifacts previously not on display. Winner of the 2012 Mountain-Plains Museum Association 'Leadership & Innovation Award' and the 'Josephine H. Miles History Award' from History Colorado for 2012. This award goes to an individual, organization or museum in… more

Cocktail Tasting Tour

Starting October 23, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Address: -Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 3:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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Cocktail tours are a unique way to experience the best watering holes in Boulder. Join us on Thirsty Thursdays for a lesson on the major spirits and mixology. Taste various professional creations and and meet some of the best tenders of the bar in town. You must be 21+ to register. There are different cocktail tours each month. Choose the tour that interests your palate most, or come on all of them! Think of these tours as private cocktail classes- be prepared to learn something interesting.… more
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