Events: March 14-21

Where to go and what to do in Boulder County

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See listing for details on the Backcountry Film Festival at the Nederland Community Center on March 14. Courtesy: Wild Bear Nature Center

Improv Workshop
6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Healing Solutions, 6363 West 120th Ave., Unit 310, Broomfield. $20

Improv isn’t just for the theatrically-inclined. Healing Solutions will help you learn the basics of confident communication during this workshop, fostering skills in active listening and collaboration while laughing all the way through.


Backcountry Film Festival
5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, Nederland Community Center – Backdoor Theater, 750 CO-72. $15

Head to the Backdoor Theater in Ned for a night of outdoor film screenings in support of Wild Bear Nature Center’s Snow School program for kids. Kaleidoscope Kitchen food truck will be onsite, so be sure to come hungry.


Brides of March 
8 p.m. Friday, March 15, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder. Free

One and all are welcome to don thrift store wedding dresses and descend on Pearl Street for a one-of-a-kind bar crawl. The rationale is simple, according to the Facebook listing: “‘Cuz it’s fun and Boulder has become sooooooo very stuffy.”


TRANSforming Gender Conference 
9 a.m. Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, Koelbel Building, 995 Regent Drive, Boulder. Free

Queering biology, trans youth advocacy and a parent-and-family Q&A are on the docket during this CU Boulder conference. Keynote speakers include queer Indigenous activist Teddy Syrette, comedian Hayden Kristal and Montana State Representative Zooey Zephyr. 


Herstory Workshop 
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway. $295

Women’s History Month festivities continue during this two-day workshop with Laurie Pemberton and Nancy Anderson. Enjoy a weekend of uninterrupted, judgment-free time to create art in community with other like-minded women.


Pretty in Punk
7 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave., Boulder. $20

Burlesque, drag and punk rock collide during this community bash at Junkyard Social Club. Festivities include live music by A Lack of Champions and performances by local drag and burlesque artists like Weird Al Spankabitch and more.


St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Parade
1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, Boulder Social, 1600 38th St. $10 donation 

St. Patty’s goes to the dogs during this four-legged celebration at Boulder Social, featuring a costume contest and pup parade to support Farfel’s Farm & Rescue. A $10 donation gets you a free beer, plus dog-safe frozen yogurt and cupcake samples from The Bear & The Rat.


The Sunday Comics 
11 a.m. Sunday, March 17, The Times Collaborative, 338 Main St., Longmont. $15

Local comedians hit the stage for an hour of punchlines and libations from Dry Land Distillers during this monthly stand-up showcase featuring brunch from Rising Tiger at the Times Collaborative in Longmont.


World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 1600 Block of Pearl Street, Boulder. Free 

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it. The World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade returns to 16th Street between Pearl and Spruce for a quick-and-quirky street celebration followed by beer gardens and holiday-themed fun.


Deion Sanders Book Launch: Elevate and Dominate
7-9 p.m. Monday, March 18, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. $60

It’s prime time at Macky Auditorium when CU Buffs head coach Deion Sanders takes the stage for the official launch of his book, Elevate and Dominate: 21 Ways to Win on and Off the Field. Tickets include a signed book and “a Coach Prime photo op.”


Vegan Asian Dumplings Class 
4:45-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, 637 S. Broadway St., Suite H, Boulder. $75-$95

Join Chef Dallas at Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts for a class on Asian dumplings — from filling to forming to cooking. And if that whets your appetite, don’t miss a Boulder Weekly roundup of the city’s best dumplings in our annual dining special edition (Feast) next week. 


Simulated Selves 
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St. $15

BMoCA Curator Jane Burke moderates this panel discussion with local digital media researchers on the subject of self-performance in the digital age. The talk is presented in conjunction with the museum’s spring exhibition, Performing Self, on display through April 28.

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