Events: May 16-23

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

See listing below for details on a youth skateboard-building workshop May 16 at 3rd Shot Pickleball in Longmont. Courtesy: Can'd Aid

YA Author Panel 
6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. Free 

Join authors Olivia Chadha, Jessica Weaver, Leslie Vedder and Mariko Turk as they speak about and sign copies of their respective new books Fall of the Iron Gods, Lie Until It’s True, The Cursed Rose and I’ll Be Waiting for You during this free, teen-focused event at Boulder Book Store. 

BVSD Spring Plant Sale 
4-6 p.m. Friday, May 17 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, BVSD Greenhouse, 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. Free

Drop by BVSD’s annual plant sale for garden staples and heirloom varieties — all pollinator friendly and organically grown with help from staff, students and community members. Proceeds support nutrition education and farm-to-school programming.

Skateboards for Kids 
5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 , 3rd Shot Pickleball, 20 Bowen St., Longmont. Free

Lend a hand for Greeley youth at this skateboard-building workshop in Longmont. Presented by nonprofit Can’d Aid, the partnership between Greeley Central High School and Immigrant Refugee Services “aims to help migrant families from arrival to enrollment.” No building experience necessary. 

MahlerFest 37
Various times and locations, May 16-18, Boulder. Prices vary

This year’s celebration of the post-romantic Austrian composer includes a childhood-themed program for chamber orchestra, a free brass quintet performance and rock-trio fusion program of Hendrix-inspired arrangements. Read a BW feature on the festival (including the full schedule) at

Candlelit Breathwork 
7-8:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, Yoga Pearl, 900 Pearl St., Boulder. $27 (non-members)

This guided meditation focuses on centering, grounding and breathwork with guidance from AJ Accardi. Bring your own eyemask or scarf to this Yoga Pearl session designed to help spark “a clear and soulful vision for how much is truly available to you and what you are meant to create in this life.”

Pete Davidson: Prehab Tour 
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St. Resale: $75+

Actor, comedian and SNL alum Pete Davidson comes to Boulder Theater for a night of standup. The evening will feature two separately ticketed sets by the creator and star of the autobiographical comedy Bupkis, streaming now on Peacock. 

Strawberry Festival Vintage & Antique Market 
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. $10

Head to the 52nd annual Strawberry Festival to peruse art, collectibles, jewelry, furniture and more — plus strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream. The anticipated event is a fundraiser for the St. Vrain Historical Society’s historic preservation and education initiatives.

Weaving Workshop
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder. $47

Craft woven tapestries on hand-held frame looms during this hands-on workshop with Rachel Thurber at the Rayback Collective in Boulder. You’ll learn the basic steps of weaving along with a more advanced method known as the tapestry weave, before leaving with your own one-of-a-kind creation.

Erie Town Fair 
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, Downtown Erie. Free 

Make your way to historic downtown Erie for the 27th annual Erie Town Fair — featuring arts, crafts, vendors and more. Festivities include live music, kids’ activities, food trucks and a beer garden for a day of zero-waste family fun. Please leave your pets at home.

Dickens Drag Show 
5-7 p.m. Sunday, May 19, Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. $30

The iconic Dickens stage will be fiercer than ever when Jessica L’Whor, Khrys’taaal and Nini Coco take over for a drag show filled with glitz, glamor and unforgettable performances. A limited food menu and full bar will be available during this over-the-top night of fun.

Ales 4 Females
6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, Left Hand Tasting Room, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. $17

Brewing historian Carl Rose offers a fascinating look at beer from the colonial era through Prohibition during this month’s Ales 4 Females event at Left Hand Brewing. This history lesson is sure to pair well with any of Left Hand’s award-winning brews. 

The Found Collective: Artisan Marketplace
3:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, Boulder Farmers Market, 13th Street, Boulder. Free 

Experience the Boulder Farmers Market in a whole new way during the Found Collective’s evening artisan marketplace featuring 40 curated artists, makers, designers and small businesses. The evening will include live music, food vendors, local fresh produce, vintage clothing, ceramics and so much more. 


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