Events: June 6-12

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

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The Boulder Jewish Festival takes place June 9 on Pearl Street Mall. See listing for details.

Pickleball happy hour
3-6 p.m. Thursday, June 6, Sanitas Brewing Co., 3550 Frontier Ave., Boulder. Free

Don’t mingle with the commoners: Head to Sanitas Brewing during happy hour for exclusive discounts in the company of fellow pickleball diehards. Celebrate your victories or just revel in being the coolest people in the room.


Craft Yoga in the Left Hand Beer Garden
6-7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, The Garden at Left Hand Brewing, 1245 Boston Ave., Longmont. Free

Pair your down dog with an open-air pint at Left Hand’s Beer Garden during this weekly free yoga session. This all-levels flow is suited to new yogis and advanced practitioners alike. Passport Food Truck will be onsite so you can grab a small plate alongside an award-winning brew after the flow. 


BoCo’s LGBTQ history
6-8 p.m. Friday, June 7, Louisville Historical Museum, 1001 Main St. Free

From issuing the country’s first same-sex marriage license to passing early protections against discrimination, Boulder County has been home to some major moments in the fight for equality. Drop by Louisville Historical Museum’s First Friday open house event for a pop-up exhibit about local LGBTQ history. The rest of the museum will be open for wandering too. 


A Midsummer Night’s Skate
4-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7 and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 8. Adults-only skate 7:30-9:30pm Saturday. Boulder County Fair Grounds — Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. $11 admission, $5.50 skate rental

Boulder County may not have any dedicated roller rinks, but Longmont’s Freewheel Limited is filling the void this weekend with a Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed skate. Roll over to the Boulder County Fairgrounds in your best fairy garb for a $2 discount on admission. 


Boulder First Friday Art Walk 
6-9 p.m. Friday, June 7, along Broadway from Pine to U.S. 36, North Boulder. Free

Wander through art studios, listen to live music or grab a bite at a food truck at this monthly event where artists run the gamut from sculptors to photographers. Keep an eye out for brightly colored flags “to find surprises around every corner.” 


Dead West 2024
1-10 p.m. Saturday, June 8, Cellar West Artisan Ales, 778 Baseline Road, Lafayette. Free 

Take the golden road to Lafayette this weekend for the fifth annual celebration of all things Dead. Enjoy music from tribute bands, themed beer and snacks courtesy of Cellar West and Cosmic Coyote Cook Shanty, and heady merch like commemorative tie-dye tees. New this year: a Friday evening kickoff event with tarot readings and live music.


Gay Foam Dance Party
8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, June 8, DV8 Distillery, 2840 49th St., Suite E, Boulder. $15-$25

Boulder’s only queer bar is transforming for the ultimate Pride party. Dance indoors to house and dance music ’til you glow, or to naughties jams and hip-hop in a foam-filled inflatable nightclub. This LGBTQ blowout also features free body and glow paint, drag and aerial performances and soul food from the Harlems Trap Citchen truck.


Boulder Jewish Festival
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Pearl Street Mall – 13th and 14th streets, Boulder. Free

Art, food, music and family fun are in store during this annual celebration of Jewish culture presented by the Boulder JCC in the heart of the (Chosen) People’s Republic. Don’t miss the 28th year of the anticipated community event featuring Lynette Errante Ceramics, Boychik Kitchen, Colorado Jewish Climate Action and more.


Adult Drag Bingo with Miss Jessica 
5-7 p.m. Sunday, June 9, Lefthand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. Free

Your lucky numbers are up at Left Hand Brewing. There’s no room for inhibitions during this regular drag bingo bash with the one and only Miss Jessica L’Whor, where you can compete for prizes while imbibing on a few award-winning craft beers.


Guided Group Healing
11-11:45 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, The Healing Studio, 18 Garden Center, Broomfield. $20

Feeling out of balance? Get a little help from energy healer Leanna Holitza. Participants will be guided through group meditation to help them visualize and realize their highest potential. Not a great meditator? No worries, Holitza says: “Working in group consciousness is a very powerful way to shift your energy.”


Solar Oven S’mores
2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers Street. Free

Harness the power of the sun to make a classic summer snack. Kids grades 3-5 will learn how solar ovens work before making their own to cook s’mores. Supplies will be provided. Registration required: bit.ly/SolarSmoresBW 


Bands on Bricks Kickoff: The Reminders 
5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 1300 block of Pearl Street, Boulder. Free 

Boogie down to Pearl Street for the return of Boulder’s ultimate summer concert series. This long-running tradition serves up tunes from local acts every Wednesday from June 12 to July 31. The beer (and wine and margarita) garden opens at 5:30, with the opening act starting at 6 p.m. This week, catch DJ Xoomie before The Reminders take the stage at 7 p.m.

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