Events: May 23-30

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

The BOLDERBoulder Sports Exhibit takes place May 25-26 on Pearl Street. See listing for details.

Journey Within
6-7:30 p.m.,Terracotta, 2005 Pearl St., Boulder. $30

Looking for a little enlightenment? Join Urja for a guided workshop combining tarot, palmistry, Reiki and hypnotherapy to “help you ground, connect, and gain deeper insights into your life’s journey.”

BOLDERBoulder Sports Exhibit
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun., May 25-26, 1300 Block of Pearl Street, Boulder. Free 

Everyone’s favorite 10K is back, so lace up your running shoes and hustle over to the Pearl Street Mall this Memorial Day weekend to shop for gear, check out tech demos and snag free offerings from local businesses. If you haven’t already, you can sign up for the BOLDERBoulder while you’re there. 

Boulder Creek Festival
Fri.-Sun., May 24-27, Boulder Creek Path, 1212 Canyon Blvd. Free 

Boulder’s annual creekside community bash returns for another year of fun in the sun. Expect another great lineup of live music, food and craft vendors, kids’ activities, the Creekside Beer Festival and so much more. Full schedule:

Friday Night Weird: Humane
8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St. $12

The Dairy’s offbeat film series continues with HUMANE, a post-apocalyptic thriller from director Caitlin Cronenberg in which world leaders take extreme measures to reduce the Earth’s population after an ecological collapse. 

National Photography Show and Sale
Various times, May 24-31, Louisville Arts Center, 801 Grant Ave. Free 

The Louisville Art Association presents the return of its annual photography exhibition and sale. The event at the historic Louisville Center for the Arts offers artists the chance to display their work in a gallery setting and connect with potential buyers. 

Bluegrass Cider Jam
4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 23, St. Vrain Cidery, 350 Terry St., Longmont. Free 

Bring your strings to Longmont for a cider-soaked bluegrass blowout. If pickin’ is your thing, you won’t want to miss this low-pressure jam session hosted by Dr. Phil, Alex B and friends on the fourth Thursday of each month. 

Depression Coffee
10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 25, Paul’s Coffee Shop, 956 Cherry St., Unit 101, Louisville. Free

“Our stories and struggles are different, but we all deserve to bloom.” That’s the central message during this weekly no-judgment discussion on mental health at Paul’s Coffee Shop in Louisville. 

Needle Felting Workshop
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, pARTiculars Art Gallery and Teaching Studio, 401 South Public Road, Lafayette. $35-$45

Learn the ins and outs of needle felting during this hands-on, all-ages workshop at pARTiculars Art Gallery in Lafayette. Demonstrations on sculpting, attaching and creating embellishments by instructor Suzanne Connolly Howes will help take your designs to the next level. 

Books and Brews
4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, MainStage Brewing, 450 Main St., Lyons. Free 

Remember the childhood magic of the Scholastic Book Fair? Now grown-ups can get it on the fun at MainStage Brewing for a fundraiser benefiting Lyons Public Library. Drop by for a bite, a beer and book during this pop-up sale presented by Denver’s Second Star to the Right.

Left Hand Laughs
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, Left Hand Tasting Room, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. $10

Laughs and libations abound as comedians Lisa Lane, Jose Macall, Thomas Nichols and ShaNae Ross take the stage during this standup comedy showcase at the Left Hand Brewing Tasting Room.

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert
Noon. Thursday, May 30, Lafayette Public Library, 311 S. Public Road. Free 

Pack up the little ones and head to Lafayette’s Festival Plaza for a free outdoor concert featuring local children’s music superstars Jeff & Paige. Bring a picnic blanket and get ready to kick off a summer of reading at Lafayette Public Library.

Reclaiming Denver’s Chinatown
6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 30, The Collective – Community Arts Center, 201 N. Public Road, Lafayettte. Free

Formerly the largest Chinese enclave in the Rocky Mountain region, Denver’s Chinatown was once the beating heart of immigrant life in what is now the LoDo District. Learn about this storied history during a film screening of the latest documentary from the Denver Office of Storytelling at the Collective Community Arts Center in Lafayette.


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