Resource Central Earth Day Celebration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 22, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. Free, resourcecentral.org
After a year of improvements, Resource Central is excited to reveal the finished production of renovations Tour the Reuse facility, get inspired for your summer DIY projects, and take advantage of some great deals during our Earth Day Sale. Irish rock group Big Paddy will perform from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by amazing bands from the School of Rock. Go Green Gourmet’s food truck will be onsite and there will be free family activities.
Local Lab New Play Festival. April 22-24, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $30-$159, thedairy.org/local-lab
Engage with some of the most exciting theater being created today with Local Theater Company’s Local Lab, Boulder’s premier three-day festival of new American plays. Step inside the room with the theater-makers for staged readings of four new works. Gather with your fellow audience members for creative workshops and a number of social gatherings, including the Saturday night dance party. Full lineup of events:
Thirty artists in 16 locations in Longmont and Lafayette will open their studios up April 23-24. The studio tour gives the public the opportunity to see the working studios of the artists, while some artists present demonstrations.
CU Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance presents ‘They Promised Her the Moon.’ April 22-24, University Theatre, Building 261, University of Colorado, Boulder, cupresents.org
Many people know the history of the space race and the Mercury Seven. But few have ever heard the ill-fated story of Jerrie Cobb and the Mercury 13: a group of women who underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical astronaut training as their male counterparts but were ultimately denied entry into the space program based on their sex. They Promised Her the Moon is a highly theatrical, stunning look at the forces that keep women grounded, for better or worse.
Boulder Children’s Chorale Fundraiser: An Afternoon on Broadway. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Atonement Lutheran Church, 685 Inca Parkway, Boulder. Donations welcome.
Boulder Children’s Chorale Dessert Show and Fundraiser Solo showcases songs from the Broadway stage. This concert will feature small groups and individual singers. This event is free, and desserts will be offered for sale.
Eighth Annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Longmont Museum,
400 Quail Road, Longmont. Free, longmontcolorado.gov
On Saturday, April 23, Sustainable Resilient Longmont will host the eighth annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration at the Longmont Museum. This free, community event will feature an environmental education expo and programming for children and families throughout the day, including a concert with Boulder County legends Jeff & Paige, live birds of prey with the Raptor Education Foundation, a herd of baby goats, March for Mother Earth, Left Hand Creek clean up, and so much more! This family-friendly event will also have arts and crafts led by local educators, hands-on composting education, and seedling planting. FED Farm Eats Direct, The Magic Food Bus and Cyclhops food trucks will be on site for food and beverages.
Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Pearl Street Mall, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. Free.
Spring officially arrives in Downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall “waking up the tulips.” Featuring live performances, kids’ activities and more than 15,000 tulips.
Pysanky for Peace: Help for Ukraine. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Eldorado Springs Art Center (ESAC),
8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs. Tickets: $100, eldoradospringsartcenter.com
This beginner Ukrainian/Pysanky Easter egg workshop teaches the art form of Ukrainian Pysanky easter eggs taught by artist/art conservator Maria Valentina Sheets. Your $100 donation to the International Rescue Committee to assist with Ukraine aid will get you a spot in the workshop.
The Spark presents Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda The Musical.’ April 23-May 8, the Spark, 4847 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $16-$22, thesparkcreates.org
Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and a vivid imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Faced with ridiculously rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to take action. With the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, this miraculous girl inspires a little revolution, proving that everyone has the power to change their story.
Hops and HOPE. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Left Hand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. Suggested donation: $20
Join for a fantastic outdoor event to raise money and awareness for HOPE’s work with the homeless in the Longmont community. Your donation goes 100% toward HOPE’s programming. Enjoy live music, door prizes (four tickets to Leftapalooza), local food, a chance to win beer for a year at Left Hand Brewing, and local artists sharing their wares.
Erika Krouse—‘Tell Me Everything.’ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $5, boulderbookstore.net
In fall 2002, Erika Krouse accepted a new contract job investigating lawsuits as a private investigator. A lawyer named Grayson assigns her to investigate a sexual assault, a college student who was attacked by football players and recruits at a party a year earlier. Krouse knows she should turn the assignment down. Her own history with sexual violence makes it all too personal. But she takes the job anyway, inspired by Grayson’s conviction that he could help change things forever. Over the next five years, Krouse learns everything she can about P. I. technique, tracking down witnesses and investigating a culture of sexual assault and harassment ingrained in the university’s football program. But as the investigation grows into a national scandal and a historic civil rights case, Krouse finds herself increasingly consumed. When the case and her life both implode at the same time, Krouse must figure out how to help win the case without losing herself.
Celebrate Boulder Ballet with an evening featuring excerpts from the company’s upcoming season, cocktails from an open bar accompanied with heavy hors d’oeuvres, the annual auction, and opportunities to meet the dancers. A portion of each gala ticket is tax-deductible and proceeds from the gala will benefit Boulder Ballet’s artistic initiatives, including new works, collaborating with new and diverse choreographers, costumes, community outreach programs, and scholarships. Festive cocktail attire is encouraged.
Friday, April 22
Tenia Nelson Trio. 6:30 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-$20
Acoustic Ambush. 7 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
The Greyboy Allstars with Joey Dosik. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $29.50-$35
New Something Fridays: Nobide & FLYN. 10 p.m. Supermoon, 909 Walnut St., Boulder
Saturday, April 23
Bluebird Music Festival featuring Margo Price, Waxahatchee, Langhorne Slim and more. 2 p.m. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, 1595 Pleasant St., #104 / 285 UCB, Boulder. Tickets: $29-$49. Through April 24.
Big Richard with Megan Burtt. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder. Tickets: $24
Emily Barnes. 7 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs with Sammy Brue. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $32.50-$35
JOHNNYSWIM with Katelyn Tarver. 9 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $32
BoomBox feat. BackBeat Brass with ETHNO (Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation). 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $27-$30
HeR featuring Pink Lady Monster, DJ Gia, Dj Leentree, DJ Mahay. 10 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
Sunday, April 24
Goldstein and Hwang-Williams: Piano and Violin. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-$20
Madi Diaz with Patrick Dethlefs. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder. Tickets: $20
Monday, April 25
Deftones. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Tickets start at $89.50
PUP with Sheer Mag, Pinkshift. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $28.50-$32.50
Tuesday, April 26
Wednesday, April 27
Knocked Loose. 7 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $27.50
Friday Crap: Addicted 222 Music. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15-$20
Lorde with Remi Wolf. 7:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $70-$130
Thursday, April 28
St. Paul & The Broken Bones with Danielle Ponder. 7:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $37.50-$75.
James Arthur. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $25.50
Grateful Shred. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25-$29.50
Dead Pay Rent. 8 p.m. Supermoon, 909 Walnut St., Boulder
Slacker Spring Fest with Habstrakt, Method, HARVE, Ryne. 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25-$35.