Events: May 2-9

What to do this week in Boulder County

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The Boulder Ballet Spring Gala takes place May 2 at the Dairy Arts Center. Courtesy: Boulder Ballet

Boulder Ballet Spring Gala 
5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $170

Don your finest evening wear and join the Dairy Arts Center and Boulder Ballet for a night of arts celebration and fundraising. Wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served alongside a silent auction and dance performance. 


Dome Fest West Immersive Film Festival 
Various times. Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder. $20+

Take advantage of your proximity to the largest planetarium between Chicago and Los Angeles in a whole new way at this immersive film festival. You can hit the full weekend of all 50 festival screenings and other events, or single-screening passes are available through the Fiske website. 


Friday Night Weird: Immaculate 
8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, Dairy Arts Center – Boedecker Theater, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $12

It’s sure to be a bloody good time at the Dairy when its weekly cult-film screening series returns with Immaculate, the new religious horror film starring Sydney Sweeney as an American nun who encounters a sinister secret in the Italian countryside. 


Spring Pottery Show and Sale 
10 a.m. Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. Free

Nearly 50 local potters will showcase and sell their work at the Boulder Potters Guild spring show and sale. The show runs all weekend long so you can get your next envy-inducing gift or spring decor centerpiece straight from the source.


Wander and Wax Exhibition Opening 
6 p.m. Friday, May 3, NoBo Art Center, 4929 Broadway, Unit E, Boulder. Free

Colorado artist Sam Hauser will open her first solo exhibition exploring myth and meaning in relation to the moon and land through oil paint and silk. Light refreshments will be served at the opening reception. 


A Lo Cubano 
Various times. Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 4, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. $20+

This year’s festival celebrating all things Cuban culture include dance workshops, Cuban and Puerto Rican food for sale, DJ sets and live music from across the country. Weekend passes are available for $85, or you can catch the Saturday night dance class and concert for just $20.


May The 4th Be With You 
1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Left Hand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. Free

These are not the beers you’re looking for. Sport your best Star Wars fit and enjoy $1 off drafts at one of the most awarded breweries on the Front Range during this sci-fi extravaganza featuring live music by Groove Holiday. 


Community Music Swap 
1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Road. Free

Update and declutter your CD, cassette and vinyl collections while connecting with fellow music enthusiasts at this free community music swap at Broomfield Library. Bring your gently used physical media to trade.


Longmont Cinco de Mayo 
11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Free

Head to Roosevelt Park in Longmont for the city’s 21st annual Cinco de Mayo blowout. This anticipated community bash features food trucks and a car show, plus a break dance competition and lots of free family activities. 


Leather Bookmaking 
Noon. Sunday, May 5, pARTiculars Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 S. Public Road., Lafayette. $60

Join instructor Jeff Becker and make your own 10” x 6 1/2” leather-bound travel journal with 192 pages of 100% cotton paper. You’ll learn all about paper grain, materials, tools and everything else you’ll need to craft your next one-of-a-kind book. 


Nicolò!
4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder

After 17 seasons, the Boulder-based Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra takes a final bow during this rescheduled farewell concert featuring a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Fantasía para un Gentilhombre by local soloist Nicolò Spera.


South Boulder Crafting Meetup
5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Brewing Market Coffee, 2610 Baseline Road, Boulder. Free

Ready to get crafty? Bring your in-progress work to Brewing Market Coffee for a meetup welcome to all crafts, crafters and crafting abilities. Whatever your materials and style, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to connect and create.

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