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"The Crazy Arc of Love" with Storm Large: Colorado Music Festival

August 4, 2015
The one and only Storm Large, along with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, close out this year's Music Mash-Up series. Sexy, sassy, charming, and quick-witted, Storm brings down the house every time she steps on stage. Known in the classical music world for her frequent performances with Pink Martini, she returns to Boulder with her band, Le Bonheur, for the Colorado premiere of her new show, "The Crazy Arc of Love."   … more

"World of Pinot Noir" Wine Dinner

August 4, 2015
  • Address: 1739 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: L'Atelier
  • Time: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Phone: 303-442-7233
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Enjoy a five course dinner complete with wine pairings and narrated by Master Sommelier Ira Harmon! We will be celebrating a world of pinot noir by showcasing wines from California, Oregon, New Zealand, and France. All we request is that you bring a healthy appetite and an enthusiasm for great wines! Book your reservations today!… more

Avery Brewing's 22nd Anniversary Party

August 8, 2015
Avery Brewing Celebrates 22 Years with Wild Ale and Wild Party Anniversary beer is a unique combination of wild yeast and dry hops In honor of their 22nd year, Avery Brewing is throwing an anniversary party celebrating their new home, craft beer, Boulder, and their anniversary beer, Twenty Two. "The beer is wild and the party is gonna be wild, too!" says Avery. "To celebrate our new home, I'm pulling out 50 rare and vintage beers from my cellar to share with everybody." … more

Beethoven & Barber: Colorado Music Festival

August 8, 2015
  • Location: First Congregational Church
  • Address: 1128 Pine St., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Phone: 303-665-0599
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The final chamber music concert of the season features Beethoven's Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16, with a pair of delightful, shorter pieces by two Pulitzer Prize-winning American composers: Samuel Barber's Summer Music, and Walter Piston's Wind Quintet.… more

Bluegrass Tuesday ft. Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Long Road Home and Mile High Express

August 4, 2015
  • Location: Fox Theatre
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Phone: 720-645-2467
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Horseshoes & Hand Grenades has began to form a place in the midwest music scene, gaining recognition on both a regional and national scale. The band took 3rd place at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's Band Competition in 2012 and has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, the Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, Charlie Parr, the Big Wu, Pert Near Sandstone, and many more.… more

Boulder Farmers' Market

August 05 – November 28, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
  • Time: Sat 8-2 pm; Wed 4-8pm
  • 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

Boulder Outdoor Cinema

August 08 – 29, 2015
  • Address: 1750 13th St., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: Bands at 7:30pm, Movies at Dusk
  • Phone: 855-262-9324
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Schedule 2015:   July 11 - Léon: The Professional July 18 - Grand Budapest Hotel July 25 - LEGO Movie Aug 1 - Birdman Aug 8 - Monty Python & The Holy Grail Aug 15 - Tucker & Dale vs Evil Aug 22 - Princess Bride Aug 29 - This Is Spinal Tap   Food! Outside of our classic concession stand, we've also got several food trucks joining in on the fun! Here's who's coming to join the fun: McDevitt Taco French Twist Suburban Wiener Verde Sweet… more

Colorado Brazil Festival Presents: Rio's Hottest Samba Group - CASUARINA

August 8, 2015
Boulder Samba School's Colorado Brazil Fest presents Casuarina, direct from Rio de Janeiro! This 5-piece samba ensemble brings their ​brilliant​ repertoire of classic Brazilian samba standards and original songs to Boulder this summer to headline this unforgettable night of celebration! Casuarina (http://www.casuarina.com.br/) is one of the most respected samba groups in Brazil and has been recently nominated to be the best popular music band by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture. They are known… more

Colorado Music Festival

August 04 – 09, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Chautauqua Auditorium
  • Phone: 303-665-0599
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The 2015 Colorado Music Festival season-the first under Music Director Jean-Marie Zeitouni-promises to be truly spectacular. Running from June 26-August 9, the season will feature festival and chamber orchestra concerts, the popular Music Mash-Up series, two Young People's Concerts, a new recital series, and an expanded, five-concert chamber music series. Other highlights include: One-night-only special performances by pianist and Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist Olga Kern and… more

Dave Foreman: Man Swarm

August 8, 2015
  • Location: Chautauqua Community House
  • Address: 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Phone: 303-440-7666
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Renowned visionary conservationist and global thinker Dave Foreman will join us to discuss his latest book addressing overpopulation and its impact on wildlife and wetlands, “Man Swarm.” Dave will discuss the book and share his findings that argue only by stabilizing and reducing human population can we stop wrecking the Earth. Dave will address how this overpopulation crisis in the United States and worldwide is the main driver in the extinction and the cause of pollution, including… more

Drawing Your Inner Landscape: A Contemplative Art Experience

August 8, 2015
  • Location: Creative Life Center at St Ambrose
  • Address: 7520 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
  • Phone: 303-635-0691
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Curious about what your inner landscape looks like? Interested in looking at your inner self with a non-verbal approach? Learn more about who you are using contemplative exploration using color and shape. Bring a friend - have fun together and save money too! Presenter: Suzanne Frazier… more

Elle King & Seinabo Sey

August 5, 2015
  • Location: Outdoor Stage on the Hill-Fox Theatre
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Phone: 720-645-8032
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Frank and fearless, tender and rowdy, Elle King's debut album, LOVE STUFF marks the true arrival of the young singer/songwriter/guitarist/banjoist as a pop force to be reckoned with.… more

eTown Live Radio Show Taping w/ Ben Folds with members of the Colorado Symphony & Greg Holden

August 6, 2015
  • Location: eTown Hall
  • Address: 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: eTown
  • Time: Doors at 5:15pm, Show from 5:45pm-7:45pm
  • Phone: 303-443-8696
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Note: This is an early show More than just a regular concert, eTown is a unique live experience! Audience members will watch the eTown Broadcast recorded before their very eyes, complete with performances and interviews with both of our visiting artists, as well as the eChievement Award segment, eTown's opportunity to honor everyday heroes who are doing their part to make the world a better place. You won't want to miss it! Doors: 5:15pm Show Start: 5:45pm Show End: 7:45pm Ben Folds… more

Film, Chefs, and Glorious Song

August 4, 2015
  • Location: Agora at the Riverside
  • Address: 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 6:30pm-9pm
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The Flatirons Food Film Festival is throwing a benefit. Help us bring two festival film directors to Boulder. If the stars are in our favor, we may have a special surprise festival guest, too. Save Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30-9pm for our extravaganza. Enjoy small plates from some of Boulder's finest chefs: Chefs Alex Krill and Dave Query of Jax Fish House Chef Eric Skokan of Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro and Bramble and Hare Chef John Platt of Riffs Urban Fare Chef Kelly Whitaker of Basta and… more

Fiske Fulldome Film Festival 2015

August 06 – 15, 2015
Fiske is proud to present some of the most dynamic, engaging and emotionally inspiring films for the full dome experience. Please explore our lineup as we continue to update and install more and more films, timelapses, photography and animations from the top producers around the world. On August 6, 2015, The Fiske Fulldome Film Festival will open with a public showcase of the films from all categories. The audience will vote throughout the week on the Boulder Magazine People's Choice… more

Free Nature Play Drop-In Program

August 6, 2015
  • Location: Civic Area international Peace Garden
  • Address: between Boulder Main Library Parking Lot on Arapahoe Ave & Boulder Creek, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: Ages 3-7: 9am-11am, Ages 8-12: 1pm-3pm
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Where The WIld Things Are- Calling all animal detectives! Join us as we hunt for insects, track wild animals, forage for food and round out those experiences with great animal stories, as we watch the clouds drift by. … more

Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Festival

August 04 – 14, 2015
The Aerial Dance Festival (ADF) is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the joy of dancing in the air, for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. This 2-week immersion provides classes, lectures/demonstrations, informal discussions, networking, and performances.… more

Grace Potter, The Lone Bellow & Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

August 6, 2015
  • Location: Fox Theatre
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 8:30 PM
  • Phone: 720-645-8032
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Grace Potter, lead singer of powerhouse rock quintet Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, has been on a steady rise since her band formed in 2002 while students as St. Lawrence University in upstate New York.… more

Henry V

August 7, 2015
  • Location: University Theatre
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 303-492-8008
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England’s crown rests on the head of the once wild and undisciplined acolyte of Falstaff, Prince Hal, now a wise and noble monarch leading his country into war with France. Rousing and cinematic in scope, "Henry V" raises compelling questions about leadership in a troubled world that powerfully echoes our own. With this production, CSF completes the four-play Henriad history cycle begun in 2013. Directed by Carolyn Howarth, director of CSF’s critically acclaimed 2014… more

Henry VI, Part 1

August 5, 2015
  • Location: University Theatre
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Phone: 303-492-8008
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Directed by Vanessa Morosco Back by popular demand, CSF presents two exclusive, “original practices” performances of Henry VI, Part 1, the rarely produced saga of Henry V’s son. Last seen onstage at CSF in 1967, the play features one of Shakespeare’s most intriguing females, Joan of Arc. Both 2014 “OP” shows sold out, so buy your tickets early!… more

Houndmouth & Alex Winston

August 6, 2015
  • Location: Fox Theatre-At Outdoor Stage on the Hill
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 8 PM
  • Phone: 720-645-2467
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In the last four years, Houndmouth have learned what it means to be a band. On their second album, Little Neon Limelight, they wear that wisdom like a badge of honor.… more

Jazz is Dead

Ending August 3, 2015
  • Location: Fox Theatre
  • Address: 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Fox Theatre
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Phone: 720-645-2467
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Featuring Alphonzo Johnson, Jeff Pevar, Tom Constanten, Rod Morganstein and Chris Smith. With the Workshy.  JAZZ IS DEAD, "Explorations Into the Music of GRATEFUL DEAD" embarks from the compass point of GARCIA and company's most complex and audacious material, culled from many periods of their storied history. From there, the musical heading is unknown ... each performance, promising inspired improvisation and new discovery ... crafted by a line-up of stellar players. … more

Jeff and Paige

August 10 – 17, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Location: Chautauqua Park
  • Address: 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Phone: 720-336-1301
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Meadow Music is an award winning environmental education program and one of Boulder's most popular family events! Join Jeff & Paige, and their friend Mark, for a free concert on Chautauqua Green in Boulder, Colorado. Meadow Music happens most Monday evenings in the summer. Jeff & Paige' s exciting fun-filled concerts and CDs are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, bringing concepts like insect anatomy, energy conservation and plate tectonics to the whole family. If this sounds… more

Meadow Music

August 10 – 17, 2015
June 1st, June 15th, 22nd, and 29th July 13th, 20th, 27th Aug. 3rd, 10th, 17th (finale) Chautauqua Park 5:30 - 7 pm Meadow Music programs are our most popular (and very fun) education events. Children and parents join OSMP's Jeff Kagan, Paige Doughty and Mark Wesson for evenings of children's music and nature education. The evening consists of a short, kid-friendly hike on the McClintock Trail followed by 45 minutes of nature music for kids on the Chautauqua Green, by the Ranger Cottage.… more
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