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Caroline Sharkey

Versatility Dance Festival. 7 p.m .Saturday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25, or make a one-time donation to get access to all streaming films at t2dance.org/vdf

A co-presentation with the Dairy Arts Center, Versatility Dance Festival offers the Denver Metro Area a unique dance experience presenting the best in dance film and performance from Colorado and beyond. 

Old-Time Bike to the Museum Night. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Price: Free. 

Bike to the Longmont Museum to see the new “Longmont 150” exhibit. Old-time costumes, old-time bikes and all-around fun. Show your bike helmet to receive half-price admission. Bike valet parking available. To learn more, visit longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

BDT Stage presents ‘Avenue Q.’ Aug. 13-Oct. 17, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.
Tickets: $65-$70.

Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart — all the ingredients needed to create a laugh-out-loud musical comedy featuring puppets! Bring your partner, bring your siblings, bring your friends — but leave the younger kids at home with a sitter because this show is full of mature content. 

Puppetry with Recycled Materials. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Price: Free

Workshop participants will use recycled and upcycled materials to create original rod puppets. They will learn manipulation techniques for bringing their characters to life in simple scenes. Materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring additional recycled items if they wish. For more information, contact Betsy Tobin at 303-588-5048. Free for adults and children ages 11 and up. Registration required. Tobin has toured her award-winning performances through Europe and the United States. She has also taught puppetry techniques to all ages in France and the United States in schools, universities, museums, cultural centers and theater schools.

Free Comic Book Day at Time Warp Comics is Saturday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Free Comic Book Day 2020. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Time Warp Comics, 3105 28th St., Boulder.

Free Comic Book Day is an event where local comic shops give free comics to the public at large. This 20-year-old tradition celebrates comics as a medium and the fandom around comics. Expect cosplayers and local comics creators. COVID-19 safety requires masks and 6-foot social distancing at this event.

Art in the Garden. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $27-$30.

Head to Chautauqua to paint your very own masterpiece, step by step, inspired by the beautiful surroundings. This event is appropriate for both families and for the individual with friends. Participants should wear clothes to paint in, bring a blanket to sit on, a water bottle and sunscreen. Minimum age: 10 years old.

Wonderland Within! 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Dv8 Distillery, 2480 49th St., Unit E, Boulder. Tickets: $17-$30.

In this zany, dark, aerial dance adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we follow Alice through the looking glass and down the rabbit hole where she finds the maddest person in all of Wonderland…herself! This aerial dance homage will benefit The Rose House of Colorado, an extended care licensed residential addiction treatment facility for women.

All Together Now: Lafayette Old Town Stroll. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, Public Road, Lafayette.

Support Lafayette’s vibrant restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and local businesses of all types while enjoying the art markets, live music, performers and shopping with some of the best artisans around.


Thursday, Aug. 12

Mad Dog Blues Trio

Mad Dog Blues Trio. Noon. Festival Plaza, 311 S. Public Road, Lafayette. Free. 

The Jack Hadley Band (blues). 8 p.m. The Louisville Underground, 640 Main St., Louisville. Price: $10-$15.

Friday, Aug. 13

Home Groove Band (R&B). 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont. Free.

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Francis & The Wolf Album Release Show (rock). 6 p.m. Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont. Free.

Wu-Tang Clan with the Colorado Symphony (hip-hop/rap). 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $69.95-$139.95.

Saturday, Aug. 14

Chris Musial (rock). 3 p.m. Dickens 300 Prime, 300 Main St., Longmont. Free. 

Unauthorized Absence (classic rock covers). 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont. Free.

Slightly Stoopid. 6 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $52.50-$85. Second show on Aug. 15. 

Slightly Stoopid

Opera in the Park. 7 p.m. Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Free.

The CBDs (hippie rock). 7 p.m. The Tune Up, 2355 30th St., Boulder. Free.

Max Mackey (Americana/rock). 7 p.m. Wibby Brewing, 209 Emery St., Longmont. Free. 

Boulder Symphony — ‘Generations.’ 7:30 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25-$35.

Hold The Line: a Tribute to ToTo @ Warehouse. 7:30 p.m. Warehouse Roots Music Project, 4747 Pearl, Suite V3A, Boulder. Tickets: $25.

Sunday, Aug. 15

Indigo Girls. 6:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive Boulder. Additional show on Aug. 17. Tickets: SOLD OUT. 

Indigo Girls

Our Connected World Concert with Jeff & Paige (children’s educational). 10 a.m. In-person at “The Green” at West Civic Park, Boulder. Virtual Event: calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/7835005

Hippy Bluegrass Church. 10:30 a.m. Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: $5-$10.

Wylie “Crazy Horse” Jones. Noon. Dickens 300 Prime, 300 Main St., Longmont. Free.

Monday, Aug. 16

Not Our First Goat Rodeo featuring Yo-yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile — with Aoife O’Donovan. 7:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $39.50-$175.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

Quinn Xcii, Chelsea Cutler, Jeremy Zucker, Ayokay. 7 p.m.  Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. $44.75-$64.75

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