What to do when there’s nothing to do…



‘I Know Andrew Schneidkraut Personally’: A Comedy Fundraiser. 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $25, thedairy.org

Andrew Schneidkraut, owner of the recently closed Albums on the Hill, has supplied the community with CDs, cassettes and vinyl for decades. Health complications have left him in need of support. The Dairy Arts Center is hosting this comedy fundraiser, featuring comedians Nancy Norton and John Novosad, to aid Schneidkraut’s recovery. 

Arts Night Out. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, between Emma and Cannon streets, Lafayette 

Celebrate the end of the summer in Lafayette with an art market, food trucks and beer and wine tents. The Colorado-based Cass Clayton Band will start playing rock, funk, soul and blues at 6:30 p.m. 

Community Roots Art Festival. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, VisionQuest Brewery, 2510 47th St., Suite A2, Boulder. Free, or a suggested donation of $10-$20, communityrootsartfestival.com

The Community Roots Art Festival seeks to support local Black, Indigenous, and brown artists by celebrating their work. Artists, performers and vendors from across the Front Range will be highlighted in this all-day event. 

‘Onward and Upward’: Shark’s Ink Open House. 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder

Over the past 46 years, Shark’s Ink has foregrounded collaborative printmaking, working with more than 100 artists across the United States and Europe. The CU Art Museum celebrates the “Sharkive” collection from Shark’s Ink, directed by Bud Shark, with its Onward and Upward: Shark’s Ink exhibition. Over 50 prints and production materials will be showcased.  

Lafayette Brew Fest. 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Morrell Printing Solutions Parking Lot, 990 S. Public Road, Lafayette. Entrance is free, beer/cider/wine for sale.

Enjoy a cold one and some local food while listening to live music at the Lafayette Brew Fest. All featured breweries—Avery, Liquid Mechanics and a dozen more—are located within 75 miles of Lafayette.  

Rosenberg’s Block Party featuring SunSquabi with DJ Airwolf. 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St. Boulder. Free

Enjoy an afternoon on the Hill with a free live show and events featuring SunSquabi with DJ Airwolf. The party starts at 4 p.m. with games, food and drink, and music at 6:30 p.m. Close out the evening with an after-party at the Fox Theatre starting at 10:30 p.m.

‘Under the Skin’: A Discussion with Author Linda Villarosa. 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Old Main, 1600 Pleasant St., Boulder

Join New York Times Magazine writer and CUNY journalism professor Linda Villarosa as she gives a presentation on her new book Under the Skin at Old Main on the CU Boulder campus. Under the Skin illustrates the policies that force Black people in America to “live sicker and die sicker” compared to their white counterparts.  

Kind Hearted Strangers with Bob Barrick of Kingdom Jasmine. 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15, z2ent.com

Enjoy an intimate show just off Pearl Street when Kind Hearted Strangers play at the Velvet Elk Lounge. Kind Hearted Strangers released their debut album East // West in 2021, which reflects on the bands roots and bridges the gap between rock ‘n’ roll and a harmony-driven acoustic sound. 

Author Talk: Mike Duncan– ‘Hero of Two Worlds.’ 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $5, boulderbookstore.net

Frenchman Marquis de Lafayette fought in both the American Revolution and French Revolution. He sparred with Napoleon, conspired to overthrow King Louis XVIII and helped overthrow the Bourbon Dynasty in the French Revolution of 1830. These events, and more, lead Lafayette to be known as an “international symbol of liberty.” Mike Duncan, author of Hero of Two Worlds, will talk about and sign this New York Times bestseller at Boulder Bookstore. 

Full Moon Hike. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, Mud Lake, 88 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland. Tickets: $15, wildbear.org

Enjoy a late summer night underneath the full moon and learn about the lifestyles of nocturnal animals on a hike with Wild Bear Nature Education Director and Naturalist Michelle Witte.

The First All-Black Everest Expedition. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder. Free, register at neptunemountaineering.com

Join Neptune Mountaineering for an official presentation from the first all-Black team to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Expedition leader Phil Henderson and team member Eddie Taylor will headline the event and talk about their experiences on and off the mountain. 

Talking About Race Series: Empathy. 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont. No registration required.

This is the first of a three-part community conversation series hosted by Annie Caplan of Living Room Conversations. The goal of these sessions is to “foster meaningful dialogue around difficult or divisive issues.” Themed conversations about status and privilege and race and ethnicity will follow this conversation on empathy.

Butterfly Effect Theater of Colorado (BETC) presents ‘The Children.’ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $25, thedairy.org 

The Children is about two retired nuclear scientists living in isolation as the world around them crumbles. When an old friend arrives, they must face the question: “What do we owe to future generations?” The New York Times calls The Children “completely successful as an eco-thriller, bristling with chills and suspense.” Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado presents this three-character play at the Dairy Arts Center through Oct. 8.


Friday, Sept. 9 

An Afternoon of Chamber Music. 2:30 p.m. Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont

Grown Ass Man Band. 6 p.m. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder

Weary Bones Album Release Party. 8 p.m. Louisville Underground, 640 Main St., Louisville

Martin Gilmore Band. 8:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder

Saturday, Sept. 10

Rosenberg’s Block Party featuring SunSquabi with DJ Airwolf. 4 p.m. Fox Theater, 1134 13th St., Boulder

Ron Legault Jazz. 6 p.m. St Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder

Jeff Jenkins Trio. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette

Crick Wooder Band. 8 p.m. The Speakeasy, 301 Main St., Longmont

Rocket Parade w/ Dreem Machine. 8 p.m. The Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Dr., Nederland

Rocket Parade

Weary Bones Album Release Party. 8 p.m. Louisville Underground, 640 Main St., Louisville

OG Garage A Trois: Charlie Hunter Skerik & Stanton Moore. 10 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1134 13th St., Boulder

Greg Schochet

Sunday, Sept. 11

Greg Schochet Trio. 5 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder

Monday, Sept. 12

The National with Lucy Dacus. 7:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Oh He Dead with Trusetto. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, 1134 13th St., Boulder

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Atom Jazz Collective. 6 p.m. St Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder

Kikagaku Moyo. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 1134 13th St., Boulder 

Rabblefish. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Bela Fleck

Mezzo Mestizo. 6 p.m. St Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder

Béla Fleck: My Bluegrass Heart. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder

Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder

Mild High Club with Shy Boys. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 1134 13th St., Boulder