Archive for August, 2011

Boulder Farmers’ Market

April 02 – November 19, 2011
  • Location: 13th Street between Canyon & Arapahoe
  • Times: Sat 8-2 pm (4/2/11-11/19/11); Wed 4-8pm (5/4/11-10/5/11)
  • Admission: FREE
  • 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.

Boulder Creek Hometown Fair

September 03 – 05, 2011
Times: Sat & Sun 11am-8pm
Phone: 303-449-3137
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This hometown celebration features arts & crafts exhibitors in Central Park and on the Boulder Public Library lawn along the creek, great live performances on 2 stages (the Bandshell and Festival Stage), a food court & beer garden, the infamous Chili Inferno Cook-Off, Classic Car Show, and an entire children’s area with carnival rides and exhibitors, the Great Zucchini Race, Big Wheel 300 races, a Fire/Rescue Safety Expo, and much more! Don’t miss out on the festivities of this unique community event!

Boulder Walking Tours

 May 27 – October 1, 2011
Location: Meet your guide outside the Hotel Boulderado, Corner of 13th and Spruce
Times: Fri, Sat & Sun at 10:00am and 1:00pm (90 minute tour)
Admission: $15 adults; $13 senior (65+ yrs); $13 youth (11-17 yrs); $5 children (5-10 yrs); no charge for children under 5.
Phone: 720-243-1376
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For years, Boulder Walking Tours has led locals and visitors alike on innovative and exciting tours through Boulder’s eclectic neighborhoods and historic districts. Our fun walks explore the excitement, history, food, architecture, neighborhoods, parks, fountains, artwork, and just plain weird places in Boulder, Colorado. Our guides are locals who love the City, its history, lore and legends…and we’re ready to share it all with you. Join us for a walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of Boulder!

 

Bird Shift: The Anthropogenic Ornithology of North America

 August 22 – December 27, 2011

Location: CU Museum of Natural History Address: 15th and Broadway (Henderson Building), Boulder, CO 80302

 Times: 9:00-5:00 M-F, 10:00-4:00

 Bird Shift: The Anthropogenic Ornithology of North America is an exhibition created by nationally recognized visual artist, educator and ” re-naturalist ” Brian D. Collier in collaboration with Boulder-based scientists, birders, transportation specialists, and others. Bird Shift offers an unconventional approach to exploring how urbanization, human intervention, and climate change are affecting bird activity and habitat. Collier uses science-informed, art-based strategies including photos, objects, videos, and more to inspire public conversation with enticing visual elements, humor, and a sense of wonder. Bird Shift was commissioned by EcoArts Connections (EAC) and is co-presented by EAC and the CU Museum of Natural History. Collaborating organizations include American Birding Association, Boulder County Audubon Society, Boulder County Nature Association, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Environment for the Americas, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, UCAR Office of Education & Outreach, and the Wild Bird Center of Boulder; and for the Bus Birding component: Regional Transportation District (RTD), GO Boulder/City of Boulder, and Boulder East Community Transportation Options. Collier uses science-informed, art-based strategies to motivate broader public conversation and engagement about our mounting environmental crises, using enticing visual elements and a sense of wonder.

Tango Connection Classes and Practice

The Avalon Ballroom hosts Tango classes every Monday night, on its large, cushioned dance floor. Open to dancers of all levels, cost is $10 for singles and $18 for couples. 

22.Aug 06.30.pm

Avalon Ballroom – Boulder

Golden Fine Arts Festival

21.Aug – 21.Aug 

10.00.am – 04.00.pm

Where:Clear Creek History Park – GoldenCategory:Festivals and Fairs

Description

Golden History Museums invites Festival-goers to step back in time during the Golden Fine Arts Festival. With a convenient location along Clear Creek and adjacent to the Festival, Clear Creek History Park is Golden’s outdoor living history museum and offers the opportunity to learn how pioneer artisans practiced their crafts. Demonstrations of lace making, leather crafting and blacksmithing will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, August 20 and 21. Visitors are also invited to step into the 1800s log cabin to see what’s cooking on the pioneer stove and learn about home life at the turn of the century. Take a peek at the heirloom gardens and check out the historic chicken breeds in the coop.

Boulder International Fringe Festival

 August 17 – 28, 2011
Location: Various Locations
Phone: 720-563-9950
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The Boulder International Fringe Festival is a rollicking, white-knuckled, breath-taking event that brings exhilarating and inspiring performances to the city of Boulder and the Front Range arts community. The Fringe, emulating a historic festival that spontaneously erupted in Edinburgh Scotland in 1947 encourages audiences and artists alike to approach the arts with a feeling of spontaneity and willingness to take risks, experience life and live art in a fresh new way. For over 50 years International Fringe Festivals around the world have been generating an atmosphere of lively excitement and energy that engages the community.  Includes live theater, dance, media art, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, workshops and story telling.