Events: May 9-16

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

Fettle & Fire in Longmont presents a floral wall hanging workshop Saturday, May 11. See listing for details.

Veggie Garden Basics 
6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Brunner Farmhouse, 640 Main St., Broomfield. Free

Are you ready to get the most out of your summer veggies? Get hands-on practice during this free workshop at Broomfield Library’s Teaching Vegetable Garden along with plenty of practical tips to carry you through the whole season. Online registration required. 

Death Cafe
5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Boulder Public Library – Boulder Creek Room, 1001 Arapahoe Ave. Free 

Join mindfulness-based therapists with Windhorse Elder Care “to help bring a sense of curiosity and openness to conversations around death” — with snacks! This loosely structured group discussion will unpack whatever feelings arise about the Big Nap in store for all of us. 

Dairy Exhibition Openings 
5 p.m. Friday, May 10, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Free

The Dairy marks the opening of five new visual arts exhibitions with a free reception featuring artist meet-and-greets and refreshments available for purchase. Opening shows include works by Sarah Kelly, Edica Pacha, Bala Thiagarajan, Sangeeta Reddy and former Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer.

ARTMIX Fundraiser & Auction 
5 p.m. Friday, May 10, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St. $150

BMoCA’s biggest party of the year is an opportunity to support and celebrate contemporary art with a curated silent auction featuring art from 100 local creatives. Ticket price includes food and drink, with proceeds supporting the artists, the museum’s exhibitions and education outreach programs.

Coffee with a Ranger 
8-11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Eben G. Fine Park, 101 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Free

Get to know the folks who keep our parks protected and safe. Stop by Eben G. Fine Park anytime between 8 and 11 a.m. for a free drink from the Café Alejandro food truck with park rangers from Boulder’s Parks & Recreation and Open Space and Mountain Parks departments.

Sapphic Factory: A Modern Queer Joy Dance Party 
9 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. $16-$25

“Celebrate the sounds of eternal longing” during this queer-affirming dance party supporting the LGBT National Help Center. Grab the girlies and head to the Fox Theatre in Boulder to get down (or sway sadly) to the music of MUNA, boygenius, Tegan and Sara, girl in red and more.

Gravity Brewing Spring Art Market 
1-6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, Gravity Brewing, 1150 Pine St., Louisville. Free

This season’s Gravity Brewing Spring Art Market will feature a day of shopping from local artisans, plus live music and award-winning craft beers. It’s a great opportunity to support your local art community while searching for your perfect springtime gift.

Floral Wall Hanging Workshop 
9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, Fettle & Fire, 921 Kimbark St., Longmont. $65

Searching for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day activity or post-spring cleaning decor option? Look no further than Longmont’s Fettle & Fire, where you can create your own clay floral wall hanging using a design of your choosing. Registration fee includes all materials plus 2.5 hours with an instructor.

Chocolate Tasting Party 
1 p.m. Sunday, May 12, George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder. Free

Enjoy a selection of artisan chocolate from Boulder brand Moksha Chocolate, along with a Game of Four chocolate tasting game. Offerings from the local chocolatier are “bean-to-bar,” made from minimal ingredients from their cacao farm in Peru. Online registration required.

Rescue Puppy Yoga 
11 a.m. Sunday, May 12, Emotion Fitness, 9140 W 100th Ave., Broomfield. $35

The only thing better than an hour of rejuvenating, mindful, community-driven yoga practice is the same thing, but with puppies. Good luck resisting the urge to sign one of those adoption forms, which will be available on-site.

Mother’s Day Concert 
4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $25-$40

Celebrate mom with music during this holiday concert featuring Hazel Miller and the Collective with special guest Chris Daniels. Tickets include a dessert buffet, flowers for mothers and a complimentary glass of Prosecco for attendees over 21. 

Second Chance Comedy 
6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, The Louisville Underground, 640 Main St. $25

Laugh for a cause in Louisville at this stand-up showcase featuring comedians directly or indirectly impacted by addiction. 20% of ticket sales will benefit Sobriety House, Colorado’s oldest licensed substance use disorder treatment center.


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