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Back to Boulder 2014

Ending October 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 29 – November 22, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • 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

Howl-O-Ween

Ending October 25, 2014
  • Location: Cherryvale Trailhead
  • Address: 66 S. Cherryvale Rd., Boulder, CO
  • Time: 11-2pm
  • Phone: 720-564-2177
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The City of Boulder's Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department invites dog guardians to participate in a "Howl-O-Ween" trick-or-treat event for dogs on Saturday, Oct. 25.  During OSMP's spooky "Howl-O-Ween," dog guardians will be able to hike along a path to different educational stations where their furry friends can enjoy dog treats, toys and other dog-friendly goodies. Activities and educational opportunities at the different stations will include agility… more

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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

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A Taste of Boulder Dining Tour

Starting November 1, 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 26, 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

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

BETC: Ambition Facing West

October 26 – 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 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 26, 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

Centro Latin Kitchen: Friday Afternoon Club

Starting October 31, 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

Chief Niwot - Legend & Legacy

October 26 – 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 30, 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

Coffee and Chocolate Tasting Tour

Starting November 1, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: United States
  • Address: -Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Venue: Local Table Tours
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Phone: 303-909-5747
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There are a lot of independently owned coffee shops in downtown Boulder, so finding the one you prefer might take some time. Let a local coffee-lover guide you to a number of Boulder’s best coffee shops on a leisurely morning tour and discover the place (and bean and roast and grind) you like most. Learn about different beans, roasts, and brewing methods. Coffee samples and a light breakfast make this tour an ideal way to start your day.… more

Cryslas Way Singing Bowl Healing Event

November 26, 2014 – February 25, 2015
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Wednesday
  • Location: Enriching Elements
  • Address: 2712 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 8pm-9:30pm
  • Phone: 303-515-7974
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Join us the first Wednesday of each month for an amazing “journey through sound” healing experience you won’t want to miss. Stephen Prangler uses quartz signing bowls and an 18 foot circle energetic circuit. Special spots on the circuit will be available for the first 6 through the door. Cochise OnePaw will add smudging and sacred drumming as well. Be sure not to show up late, as the doors will be locked once we start. Tickets are $15 each.… more

CU Football vs. UCLA

Ending October 25, 2014
Welcome back the Buffaloes Football team in their Homecoming game on Saturday October 25th when they take on the UCLA Bruins. Join the festivities before the game around campus and then head to Folsom Field. Get your tickets today by calling 303-49 Buffs or by visiting CUBuffs.com… more

Ecstatic Dance at the Agora

Starting October 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Location: The Agora at the Riverside
  • Address: 1724 Broadway St., Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 11 am - 2 pm
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Join us Sunday mornings for a journey of movement and music with Ecstatic Dance! Open to all members of the public, participants are invited to join in a group session of free form movement where you will learn to use the natural rhythms of dance to reach a meditative mind-state. Engage your body and your mind in an Ecstatic Dance Session at the Agora! Join in the celebration every week for just $10 per person, $5 for students, and no charge for children under 12. For more information on Sun… more

Fall Samba Classes

Starting October 26, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday
  • Location: Block 1750
  • Address: 1750 30th st., Boulder, CO 80301
  • Venue: A Place to B
  • Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Phone: 214-784-5582
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Samba Colorado presents a new series of dance classes this fall! Learn to dance and celebrate the joy of Brazilian Samba Dance! In 4 weeks you will learn Samba Fundamentals of songs & movement in Samba no pé, Samba do Rio, Afro Samba, and Samba Reggae. Every Wednesday and Sunday starting in September. Classes are open to all levels. (Beginner to advanced). All ages welcome. Taught by Samba Queen Kebrina Josefina De Jesus… more

From Doodling to Expressing Your Life’s Journey

Ending October 25, 2014
  • Location: Creative Life Center at St Ambrose
  • Address: 7520 South Boulder Road,, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 9:30am - 4:00 pm
  • Phone: 303-635-0691
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Do you love to doodle? This contemplative art workshop invites you to explore your doodles using a meditative approach to making art. As a doodler, you already know how to express your creativity in a spontaneous, non-linear, non-verbal way so let’s explore your expression a little further. Bring samples of your doodles and we will discover together through color theory and compositional techniques how to take your doodles to another space. Come play, relax and uncover your creativity!… more

Hand Drumming Basics Workshop

Starting November 1, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Location: Enriching Elements
  • Address: 2712 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Time: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Phone: 303-515-7974
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New to drumming and drum circles? Brian Howard will teach you the basics. Learn some basic drum and rhythm techniques and some basic drum circle etiquette and tips to blend your unique sounds into the group. No previous experience is required. Anyone can learn drum, and we all have rhythm. Rhythm is inherent in so many of the things we do. It's the first sound in the womb. It's heartbeats and breathing, blinking and walking. A weekly drum circle starts right afterwards at 7:00. By then you'll… more

Healing Arts Sampler at Caritas

Ending October 25, 2014
  • Location: The Caritas Spiritist Center
  • Address: 5723 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80303
  • Time: 10 am - 6:30 pm
  • Phone: 303-449-3066
Sample the healing gifts of talented practitioners of various modalities at $5 for 15-minute sessions and $10 for 30-minute sessions! Saturday, October 25 10 am to 6:30 pm At The Caritas Spiritist Center 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO 80303 * 303-449-3066 www.CaritasSpiritistCenter.org $5 Entry Fee Meet local practitioners and sample mini-sessions of their services, such as massage therapy, whole body vibration, reflexology, and many more! Come experience a full range of therapeutic work at the… more

Knitting Man- A Gay Men's Knitting Group

November 01 – December 27, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Saturday
  • Location: Out Boulder Pridehouse
  • Address: 2132 14th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
  • Time: 9:30am-11:30am
  • Phone: 303-746-8579
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Knitting Man is Boulder's new gay men's knitting group. All knitting levels are welcome. A teacher will be on hand with yarn and needles to help you get started. Just bring $5 to cover the cost of supplies. If you're an experienced knitter bring your project and join us for an afternoon of good company and the magic of knitting! Here's a note from our founder Jonathan. I picked up the needles a few years ago after a life long curiosity about knitting. My first project, a hat, never got off the… more
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