Events: June 13-22

Where to go and what to do this week in Boulder County

Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele performs at the Juneteenth Family Celebration in Longmont on June 22. See listing for details.

Movement Workshop
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, Terracotta, 2005 Pearl St.  $30

The mission behind this somatic workshop at Terracotta is to help you “move freely, confidently, playfully and expressively while connecting with yourself and others.” No props required, but organizers recommend long-sleeve shirts and long pants. Socks and kneepads optional.

Objects of Protest: Boulder Speaks!
Noon to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway. $15

Join Museum of Boulder curator Elizabeth Nosek for the latest installment of the ongoing lunchtime lecture series focusing on materials from the local history center’s permanent collection. This month’s talk focuses on special donated items related to protests in Boulder over the decades.

Art Night Out
5-9 p.m. Friday, June 14, Public Road between Emma and Cannon streets, Lafayette. Free

Downtown Lafayette transforms into a walkable culture hub with 50 art vendors and eight food trucks during this monthly summer block party. This month’s event features live music by Los Mocochetes alongside face painters, balloon artists, magicians and street performers.  

Juneteenth Hike
9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder. Free

Explore Boulder’s Black history and enjoy the breathtaking beauty in our own backyard during this all-ages hike with Women’s Wilderness. Presented as part of Boulder’s multi-day Juneteenth celebration, the guided hike begins with introductions and light refreshments before a gentle 2.5-mile trek at Chautauqua.

Boulder Vintage Bicycle Swap and Show
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Arapahoe and Broadway, Boulder. Free to attend / $25 swap space

Drop by The Riverside parking lot on Father’s Day to check out classic, vintage and antique bikes and parts from throughout history. Festivities will also include a beer garden and live bluegrass music at this two-wheeled blowout just across the creek from the farmer’s market.

The Sunday Comics: Father’s Day Special
11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sunday, June 16, The Times Collaborative, 338 Main St. Longmont. $35-$40 (includes brunch board)

Head to the Times Collaborative in Longmont for a special Father’s Day edition of the Sunday Comics stand-up series with Joshua Emerson, Israel Avila, Ren Q. Dawe and Philip Ogren, complete with a brunch board prepared by Cruagh Catering Company and libations from Dry Land Distillers.

Artist Talk: Sangeeta Reddy and Bala Thiagarajan
1-3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Free

Join Dairy exhibiting artists Sangeeta Reddy and Bala Thiagarajan for an illuminating conversation with curator Drew Austin. The pair will discuss their ongoing shows In Search of Personal Icons and Shakti: The Source of Strength, on display in the nonprofit arts center’s free gallery space through July 14.

Father’s Day at Spirit Hound
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, Spirit Hound Tasting Room, 4196 Ute Highway, Lyons. Free

Grab your pops and head to the Spirit Hound Tasting Room in Lyons for a special Father’s Day event complete with a complementary pour of whisky, a Spirit Hound scavenger hunt and Whisky Pony Races. The day will also include music by the Sweet Sunday Swing Band with Colorado fiddle player Jessie Burns.

Juneteenth Panel: Banned Books
3-5 p.m. Monday, June 17, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Free

Get in on the conversation with Reiland Rabaka, founder and director of the CU Center for African & African American Studies, for a panel discussion on banned books. Audience members are encouraged to be part of the dialogue during this Juneteenth event at the Dairy Arts Center, including entertainment by the Ron Ivory Band.

Juneteenth Concert
6-11 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, Roots Music Project, 4747 Pearl St., Unit 3VA, Boulder. Free

Juneteenth celebrations continue with a night of “soul-stirring tunes and powerful performances celebrating freedom.” The free evening of music includes performances by Rex Peoples and Xfactr, Jack Hadley, Wellington Bullings, Kid Astronaut, Zivanai Masango and Blessing Chimanga.

Rooftop Poetry Bash
5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway. $10

Museum of Boulder and Out Boulder County join forces to “celebrate the beauty of Black resilience, community and the expression of liberation for QTPOC futures.” From poetry readings to drag performances and live music, this rooftop Juneteenth event celebrates freedom with a view. 

Juneteenth Family Celebration
1-6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont. Free 

Pack up the family and head to Longmont for a Juneteenth community bash. Festivities include live music by Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele, along with vendors, kids’ activities, high school drumline performances and more. 


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