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Arts & Crafts Classes in Boulder

February 21, 2018
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Do you LOVE to make art? Is it time to try something new? There are a TON of arts and crafts classes in and around Boulder, offered by amazing, talented teachers. Learn how to make ceramics on a potter’s wheel, explore watercolors, try your hand at quilting and so much more!

Nomad Bead Merchants – Wire Squiggle Earrings & More

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Nomad Bead Merchants offers a variety of jewelry-making classes. Upcoming, check out their Wire Squiggle Earrings class! Make one or two long, glorious, swingy pairs of earrings with briolette wrapped dangles. Class will choose from brass, copper or nickel silver wire. You will learn how to shape elegant squiggles and hammer them out, then texture before adding drops. Nomad Bead Merchants offers a variety of jewelry making classes regularly, check their calendar here.

Nomad Bead Merchants is offering the Wire Squiggle Earrings class in Boulder on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 3PM – 5PM. Tuition for the class is $35 (materials will be provided). Call the store at 303-786-9746 to register for this class.

Mudslingers Pottery – Beginning & Beyond Ceramics

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Sling some mud and have a blast! Check out Beginning & Beyond Ceramics at Mudslingers Pottery, learn or re-learn the basic potter’s wheel, hand-building & glaze techniques. Create functional forms like mugs, bowls and vases. Mudslingers also offers kids classes and more advanced ceramics classes.

Mudslingers Pottery offers Beginning & Beyond Ceramics in Louisville on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Tuition for the class is $180. To register, call 303.926.0996 or email: mudslingerspotteryinc@gmail.com.

Fabricate – Intro to Quilting Series

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Quilting looks fun, but it can feel a little daunting as a beginner! Whether you are brand new to quilting or need a brush up on your skills, Fabricate‘s Intro to Quilting Series is an excellent place to learn. In this comprehensive three-part series, you will learn all the quilting basics. The progressive steps of quilt-making will be covered, from creation to finished product. Students will explore principles of design as well as the mechanics of rotary cutting, piecing, machine quilting and binding. At the end of class you will have completed your own unique quilt and will have gained the confidence to sew many more. Fabricate also offers intro to sewing classes, sewing project classes and more!

Fabricate is offering the Intro to Quilting Series in Boulder on Sundays in March, from 9:30AM – 1:30PM. Tuition for the class is $150 not including materials (Fabricate will give you a 15% discount for materials purchased in-store). Register here.

The Hidden Treasure 2 – Beginners Crochet Class

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Have you been wanting to learn how to crochet? The Hidden Treasure 2‘s Beginners Crochet Class meets every Tuesday from 6PM – 8PM. Your instructor, Sandy, has been crocheting for many years and is ready to share her knowledge to get you started on your new craft. The Hidden Treasure 2 also offers sewing, quilting and jewelry making classes.

The Hidden Treasure 2 in Longmont offers a Beginners Crochet Class every Tuesday from 6PM – 8PM. The cost of the class is $35 for 3 Sessions plus approx. $10 for supplies. To register, call the shop at 720-340-9951 or click here

pARTiculars Art Gallery & Teaching Studio – Watercolor Experiences

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Try your hand at the beautiful art of watercolor painting! Watercolor Experiences is a class held at pARTiculars Art Gallery & Teaching Studio where you can learn painting with watercolors in a positive and successful atmosphere. Each class will begin with a mini lesson through a demonstration. Participants will experience playing with color and design and will learn many strategies for creating a finished piece. pARTiculars also offers classes in oils, acrylics, jewelry making and much more.

pARTiculars Art Gallery & Teaching Studio in Lafayette is offering Watercolor Experiences on Mondays March 5 – 26, 2018 from 1 -3PM. Tuition for the class is $130. Register here.

Boulder Photo Center – Creative Digital Photography

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Take your photography to the next level by taking Boulder Photo Center‘s Creative Digital Photography class. The course begins with a brief review the basics of f/stops, shutter speeds, ISOs and White Balance, and learn how to use all of these many camera features together, to make shooting faster and easier, so that you can start doing more imaginative photography. Learn how composition works, see how light and shadow can bring your photographic subjects to life, whether you are taking candid people pictures, close up macro photos, landscape shots, high speed sports, snapshots or formal family portraits. In addition, learn to burn and dodge and crop with Photoshop or Lightroom for fine tuning your images and giving them that pro look.

Boulder Photo Center offers the Creative Digital Photography class starting Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6PM – 8PM. Tuition for the class is $175 and includes 4 weeks use of the digital lab. To register, call Don Oberbeck at 303-444-4568. 

Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins – Beginning Knitting

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit? Knitting warm, comfortable, attractive clothing is calming to the mind and soothing to the spirit (and fun!). This Beginning Knitting class at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins covers needles, yarns and basic stitches with lots of time to practice, ask questions and discover the joy of this ancient craft. We will also make a hat! (Hat uses #10 ½ 16” circular needles and bulky yarn to be provided by student.) Straight needles, sampler yarn and book included in the course tuition. Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins also offers weaving and spinning classes!

Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins is offering this Beginning Knitting course in Boulder from 6:30 – 9:30PM Wednesdays starting April 4, 2018. Tuition is $100 for 4 sessions. Register here.

Boulder School of Metals – Intro to Metalsmithing

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Soldering, hammering and polishing? Sounds like fun! Check out Boulder School of Metal‘s 6 week course Intro to Metalsmithing to develop a wide range of fundamental jewelry-making skills that are essential for building a solid foundation. You’ll be introduced to a wide variety of tools and techniques which include: proper use of hand tools, soldering torches, flexshafts, hammers, polishing equipment, jeweler’s saw, doming blocks and more. You will learn how to cut, solder, saw, pierce, dome, texture, drill etc. to create 1-3 pieces in this 6 week session.

Boulder School of Metal‘s Intro to Metalsmithing class runs Tuesdays from 10am – 1pm, April 10 – May 15, 2018. The course tuition is $335 + $60 fee for materials. Register here.

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Guide, February 17 – 18, 2018

February 15, 2018
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Lots of fun stuff to do with the family this weekend! Boulder Ballet will be aweing us with amazing performances, CATS gym will entertain the kids while parents get a much-deserved night out, or take the family ice skating, painting and so much more! Happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Boulder Ballet’s 2018 Stepping Out

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When: Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where: Gordon Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut St, Ste 10, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

Cost: $22 – $20/ticket. Tickets available here.

World premiere contemporary works performed by Boulder Ballet’s professional company, to live music. This season’s production of Stepping Out will again feature the “highly successful collaboration of original experimental music, stimulating choreography, and company dancer input and improvisation” (Jane Werle, Presenting Denver) that was the hallmark of the 2017 show. Michael Schulze, Teaching Associate Professor, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, is returning in 2018 to compose a new piece of electronic music and collaborate with Amy Earnest and dancer/Associate Artistic Director Lance Hardin as choreographers.

Valentines Day Parent Night Out

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: CATS Gym, Boulder, 2400 30th St, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Cost: $35/ first child, $20/additional child. Tickets available here.

Ages: 5.5 Years – 12 Years Old

The CATS Optional Team is excited to host it’s Parents’ Night Out event! Join CATS for an awesome night of crafts, games, bungees, open gym, and a pg holiday movie while parents enjoy a night out. All of the proceeds from the night will be put toward travel expenses for the team.

Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: Lucky Weather Ranch, 12996 North Foothills Highway, Longmont, Colorado 80503

Time: 10AM

Cost: $25, Tickets available here.

Bring your yoga mats and head to Lucky Weather Ranch for some yoga, and goats! We hope you’re ready for fun!! You’ve heard about us, read about us and probably seen us on the local news. Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga is sweeping the Rockies with the best Goat Yoga events in Colorado! This family friendly & super fun activity has been sweeping the nation. The event begins with a 45 minute goat yoga lesson and end with a 15 minute decompression for time with the goats. The guests can pet the goats, hold the goats and just spend time loving the gift of these cute and innocent animals.

Wizard of Oz Performed by Peanut Butter Players

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Dr, Lafayette, CO 80026-2954, United States

Time: 11AM

Cost: $15/person

The Peanut Butter Players are Boulder County’s premiere children’s theatre, providing training in singing, dancing and acting for the young, teaching kids to make believe and to believe in themselves! Check out the Peanut Butter Players in their performance of the classic Wizard of Oz.

Byron’s Book Bash

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: The Arts Hub & The Art Underground, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 12PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 3 – 10 Years

Come meet Byron the Caterpillar Who Loves to Imagine! There will be fun, treats, crafts, face painting, book readings, and raffles! Learn about The Imagine Project, Inc., a literacy-based social emotional program that helps kids through expressive writing.

 

Saturday Tinker Time

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When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 9:45AM – 12PM

Cost: $12/hr, per child or $55 for a 5-hour tinker time card

Ages: 18 months – 12 years

Tinker Time is an opportunity for children to engage in art exploration at Tinker Art Studio. Several stations are set up with a variety of materials, and ideas and technique for use of materials are offered, but children have complete creative control and enjoy moving freely between stations. Paints, oil pastels, air dry clay, printmaking, fabrics and yarn, wire and wood sculpture, stamping, cut paper collage… are some of the mediums found during Tinker Time. For more info, click here.

80s on Ice Rec Skate

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When: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where: YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 6:30PM – 7:30PM

Cost: $10/Child, $15/Adult. Tickets available here.

Pull on your legwarmers, banana clips and neon for a flashback to the 80’s at the 80’s on Ice Rec Skate. Expect all 80’s music and a disco ball too! All proceeds benefit the YMCA Community Support Campaign, which helps families in need access Y programs including sports, swim lessons, summer camps, after school care and more.

Kids Paint & Sip Class

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When: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where: Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 3PM – 5:30PM

Cost: $25/person includes all painting supplies + kids beverage

Join Poppybox for this terrific kids paint party at Gunbarrel Brewing Company. Parents and caretakers are welcome to join in as well. The painting will be “Night Owl” led by talented artist Tara of poppybox! $25 gets you everything you need to paint, instruction and any beverage of your choice! We have a large selection of kombucha, sodas, juice and potions.

Lifestyle Moving to Boulder

5 Reasons to Love Boulder

February 14, 2018
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Boulder is well loved by so many, and we should love Boulder because it makes us happy! So happy, in fact, that last year it was named the happiest city in the United States. Here are five (of the many, many) reasons to LOVE Boulder!

The Great Outdoors

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The number one reason to love Boulder is it’s incredible location nestled beneath the breathtaking flatirons, surrounded by mountains and green space. Hikers adore Chautauqua’s meandering trails, NCAR’s scenic pathways and challenging treks up Mount Sanitas and South Boulder Peak. Boulder is packed with dedicated bikeways (over 300 miles!) in the city and throughout openspace, making the city a hub for cycling enthusiasts. More adventurous options for outdoor fun include nordic skiing, rock climbing, hang gliding and paragliding. With 110 miles of walking and hiking trails on over 35,000 acres of protected land, the possibilities for outdoor recreation are endless. Many of these activities can be enjoyed throughout Boulder’s seasons, as gorgeous summer days are kissed with fresh mountain breezes and dreamy winterscapes glitter in the sunshine.

The Beer Scene

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Boulder is home to some of the best craft breweries in Colorado. Throughout the city, enjoy freshly brewed beer in breweries and restaurants alike. Head downtown to the rooftop bar at the West End Tavern to enjoy a fresh craft beer and that unbeatable view of Boulder’s flatirons. Or check out Boulder hotspot, the Rayback Collective, with over 30 beers on tap (including many of the local favorites) as well as a “backyard party” space complete with games, fire pits, and a chill vibe. Or go straight to the brewery! Boulder Beer is heralded for being Colorado’s FIRST craft brewery, featuring favorites like Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, Mojo IPA, and Shake Chocolate Porter. Avery Brewing wows patrons with over 40 different beers a year, along with a dog-friendly patio and delicious brewpub menu. Check out our complete guide to the breweries in Boulder here.

The Fun

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In addition to the outdoor adventures to be had in Boulder, there are a ton of exciting events happening all year round. Boulder is home of the Boulder International Film Festival, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Chautauqua Summer Concert Series and of course, the BolderBOULDER. For a relaxed day of summer fun, go tubing down Boulder Creek. In the winter, try sledding down Chautauqua’s epic sledding hill. Kids and adults alike will have a blast with old school amusements like go karting and mini golf at Gateway Park Fun Center. Boulder is not only fun for humans, it is absolute heaven for dogs! Bring your dog to Boulder for a day of outdoor fun with amazing hikes and dog parks, and relax together at Upslope Brewing  for a pint, where dogs are welcome inside and out.

The Amazing Food

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Boulder is a dream not only for the outdoor geeks, but for foodies this town is home to some of the most drool-worthy food on the planet. Start your day at favorite breakfast spot, The Walnut Cafe for a Boulder scramble, a cup of coffee and the cafe’s famous blueberry cornbread. Head downtown to try the Mountain Sun‘s fresh comfort foods like the Colorado bison burger or the speakeasy steak sandwich and wash it down with a freshly brewed Mountain Sun ale. Take a break in the gorgeous Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, sip some tea and relax in the rose garden. To satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by Piece, Love and Chocolate for decadent truffles and mouth watering chocolate-dipped peanut butter cookies. Check out Boulder instagrammer, BoulderGRUB to inspire your next meal out.

The… Unexpected

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Boulder is known and loved for its weirdness, and is a mecca for all things alternative and holistic. Boulder’s tendency to be a little off-beat and different draws us in, and allows us to feel comfortable in our own individuality. The Pearl Street Mall street performers wow you with jaw-dropping displays – I’ve seen everything from contortionists to fire eaters to a guy who (very impressively) plays piano dangling upside down. Open your mind by listening to a poetry reading at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore on The Hill. If you are looking for something different to do on a Saturday you might enjoy some forest bathing, get a psychic reading or try goat yoga! Boulder peeps like to take part in out-of-the-ordinary events like Tube to Work Day (loosen your tie and hop in a tube down Boulder Creek!), the Mall Crawl (a free, unofficial Halloween party on Pearl Street that includes an epic Thriller flash mob) and the Polar Plunge (jump in the icy Boulder Reservoir in January for a good cause!). Nakedness is another part of Boulder’s wacky vibe with the Naked Pumpkin Run on Halloween night (run naked down Pearl Street with a pumpkin on your head), the World Naked Bike Ride (a nude bike ride protest against fossil fuels in mid-June) and local participation in World Naked Gardening Day (I feel like I should mention that participating in these activities could result in arrest). If you are looking for something slightly less mischievous but a ton of fun, check out Banjo Billy‘s tour bus, a travelling hillbilly shack that gives you an entertaining look at Boulder’s history. Stay weird, Boulder!

Lifestyle

Treat Yo’ Self! Self Care in Boulder

February 12, 2018
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It’s always the right time to show a little love to your mind, body and spirit. Take a well-deserved break from your busy life to relax and focus on yourself. There are many ways to practice self care, from walking meditation, to indulging with some comfort food, or curling up with a good book. If you are looking for a way to schedule in some much-needed me time, or if you are hoping to surprise a special someone with a luxurious hour or two of relaxation, check out these restorative, nurturing services offered right here in Boulder.

Tap Into Your Higher Self With a Somoto-Emotional Release Massage

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Empower yourself with a healing massage by Rebecca Mara of Somadi Mind Body. Rebecca combines breath, touch and awareness to bring you into contact with emotional blockages in your body, allowing you to release tension and find a deeper sense of connection to yourself. To make an appointment or to purchase a gift certificate, click here.

Blow Yourself Away With a Blow Out

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If you are looking for a quick way to revitalize, check out newcomer to Boulder’s beauty scene – Blo! This blow dry bar specializes in offering a relaxing shampoo followed by a catwalk-quality blow out. Walk out feeling fresh and ready to take on the world! Not sure what kind of style fits your mood? Check out Blo’s Hair Menu. Book an appointment or purchase a gift card here.

Rejuvenate Your Face With the Dragontree Gemstone Facial

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Dragontree Holistic Day Spa has a menu of lovely skin care treatments, including the unique Dragontree Gemstone Facial. This specialty facial combines breakthrough skincare technology with aromatherapy and of course, gemstones! The gemstones have a positive affect on water molecules in the skin, helping skin to retain moisture. Leave the spa feeling balanced and nourished. To make an appointment or to purchase a gift card, click here.

Relax Deeply With Restorative Yoga

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Achieve deep relaxation and inner peace through Restorative Yoga at Yoga Loft. Restorative yoga uses long, nurturing postures as well as supportive props to relax and restore the body. Check out Yoga Loft’s schedule here or buy a 10 class pass for your loved one here.

Kids

Boulder Kids Weekend Event Guide: February 10-11, 2018

February 9, 2018
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This weekend is shaping up to be full of fun! Dancing, ice cream, Valentine’s celebrations and more. Happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: North Boulder Rec Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Take your little sweetheart (ages 1 to 9) for a fun, fancy night of dancing at the Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance at the North Boulder Recreation Center. Register early – this event usually sells out.

Sweets 3rd Birthday Bash

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sweets Ice Cream, 502 Briggs St, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: 12PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE admission. 1PM – 2PM: FREE Little One Sized Ice Cream

Sweets Ice Cream and Coffee is celebrating its 3rd anniversary wants to celebrate with you! Participate in Sweet’s community art project, check out the kids coloring contest for a chance to win Sweets gift cards, guess the number of sprinkles in the sundae glass to win a Sweets gift basket, try your luck with the free topping dice. From 1PM-2PM only, stop in for a FREE Little One sized ice cream.

The Longmont Heart Throb 5K

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sandstone Ranch Community Park, 2525 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! This is the perfect event to do with friends, family or your special someone. Celebrate by running in your favorite red, pink or Valentine’s Day themed outfit. All racers get a long-sleeved race tee, timed 5K, free photos and some unforgettable memories! The charity partner at this event is OUR Center and all racers are encouraged to bring 5 non-perishable items for their mission.

Love Hurts! Boulder County Bombers Roller Derby Doubleheader

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: $15, Tickets here.

Sometimes LOVE HURTS! The Boulder County Bombers will go head to head with FoCo Roller Derby in a doubleheader. At 6PM, see BCB’s Bombshells vs Foco’s MicroBruisers, then at 7:30PM see BCB’s Screamin’ Mimis vs Foco’s Punchy Brewsters. The event will feature great roller derby action, some fun Valentine’s themed events, and all the derby love you can handle! On hand will be a food truck, pizza, beer, and fine cocktails made from the spirits of local distilleries. Family friendly fun!

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine – Can You Feel the Love Tonight

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: North Boulder Rec Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $35, Register here.

Ahhhh mi amore… Kids will love this Valentine’s Day celebration at Color Me Mine! Drop your schoolager off to create a lovely Valentine’s masterpiece. Games! Fun! Pizza! New Friends! Reservations required.  Ages 5-12. Call Color Me Mine at 303- 443-3469 with questions.

Valentine’s Tea Party with Author Natasha Wing

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE, Registration required, register here.

Meet award-winning and best-selling children’s author Natasha Wing and celebrate our annual “Authors We Love” event with a tea party for young readers at the Longmont Public Library. Wing is the author of Bagel in Love and The Night Before Valentine’s Day. A book signing, tea party etiquette games, and a craft will all be part of the fun. Refreshments will be served, and elegant attire is encouraged (for fun!). Best for children ages 9 and younger. Registration is required, register here or call 303-651-8477 to register.

Jeff & Paige at the Rayback

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Photo Courtesy Jeff and Paige

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 10AM – 11AM

Cost: $10/person 2 & under FREE, tickets available here.

Ages: 3 – 8

Enjoy an indoor, hour-long, science and nature-focused concert by Jeff and Paige at Boulder’s hippest hub for food, community and music, Rayback Collective. Expect live, original, nature-inspired music for kids, educational/hilarious skits, quick costume changes and tons of audience participation. There will be hot cocoa and coffee from Carabiner, pints, mules, sangria and a mystery AM cocktail all available for purchase. Stick around after the show for lunch at any of the 3 food trucks onsite! Food can be brought inside.

February Kids Club at Village at the Peaks

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When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Join Village at the Peaks its monthly Kids Club! For February, Village at the Peaks is celebrating Valentine’s Dayand the opening of its new restaurant, Marco’s Pizza! FREE activities for the whole family include: Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Kids Craft, Free Pizza from Marco’s, DJ, Bounce House. Everything will take place near Marco’s pizza/Regal Cinemas.

Family Day at PoshSplat “Colorful Love”

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When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM

Cost: $25/painter. Register here.

Family Day at PoshSplat is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family for Valentine’s Day! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. No experience, set up, or clean up necessary. Just come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, and create beautiful works of art for your home!

Boulder Events

Fun, Interesting and Romantic Valentines Date Ideas in Boulder

February 6, 2018
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Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day this year? Take your sweetheart on a spooky adventure to the Stanley Hotel, giggle your way through an evening of comedic theater, have dinner at one of Boulder’s most romantic venues, enjoy some partner yoga and thai massage, and so much more! Starting this weekend, check out these 14 different, exciting ways to celebrate love with your Valentine in and around Boulder.

A Theatrical Seance at The Stanley Hotel

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Photo Courtesy Aiden Sinclair

When: February 9 – 17, 2018

Where: The Stanley Hotel, 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: 8PM, Schedule here.

Cost: Tickets to the show: $20 – $45, buy tickets here. Lodging at The Stanley Hotel: $250+, Reservations available here.

How about mixing spooky thrills with romance this Valentine’s Day? From the hit NBC Series America’s Got Talent, Master Magician Aiden Sinclair presents: Ghosts of Valentines: A Theatrical Seance. An evening of mystery uses antiques and artifacts from tragic moments in history to bring the past to life. The guests of the historic Stanley Hotel are taken on an unforgettable journey through the Victorian Age. From the foggy streets of London and the infamous murders of Jack the Ripper to the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Aiden Sinclair will introduce you to the world of the Penny Dreadful in this entertaining Theatrical Séance! Authentic artifacts from these historic events will be handled by the audience in this presentation of history, haunts and illusions. Stay at the romantically haunting Stanley Hotel, featuring everything from spirit tours to romance packages.

See the Comedic Musical: How to Screw Up Your Life!

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Photo Courtesy Goddess Here Productions

When: February 9 – 10, 2018

Where: The Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM

Cost: $15+, Tickets available here.

Check out the comedic musical How to Screw Up Your Lifefor a lighthearted, fun performance at the Carsen Theater. Ray and Luna Johnson are a married couple. What’s worse, they are also a couple of actors! Ouch! One day they decided to put their screwed up lives, along with their screwed up kids – Honey and Nick – on the boards and a hit show was born! Lots of laughs, heart wrenching moments, outstanding songs arranged by Scott Martin, a little touch of vaudeville, dramatic catharsis, and a jolly good time is promised. How to Screw Up Your Life! is a new production written by Ami Dayan and Tammy Meneghini (local playwrights!) and is TONS of fun, as you can see by their theme song.

Solve a Walking Puzzle in Downtown Boulder

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When: February 9 – 11, 2018

Where: Enigma Escape Rooms Boulder, 1426 Pearl St. #020, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Multiple Times, Schedule here.

Cost: $28/person, Tickets available here.

Go on a romantic adventure, solving Enigma Escape Room‘s walking puzzle in downtown Boulder, The Melton Tablets! Fifty years ago a magical spell was buried in the heart of Boulder. Now, a local secret society claims to know its secret. Prove you and your sweetheart are worthy of their valuable treasure in a first-of-its-kind walking puzzle spanning multiple locations on Boulder’s Pearl St. Mall and beyond.

The Longmont Heart Throb 5K

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sandstone Ranch Community Park, 2525 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Take a run with your sweetheart in the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! This is the perfect event to do with friends, family or your special someone. Celebrate by running in your favorite red, pink or Valentine’s Day themed outfit. All racers get a long-sleeved race tee, timed 5K, free photos and some unforgettable memories! The charity partner at this event is OUR Center and all racers are encouraged to bring 5 non-perishable items for their mission.

Love Hurts! Boulder County Bombers Roller Derby Doubleheader

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Photo Courtesy Boulder County Bombers

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: $15, Tickets here.

Sometimes LOVE HURTS! The Boulder County Bombers will go head to head with FoCo Roller Derby in a doubleheader. At 6PM, see BCB’s Bombshells vs Foco’s MicroBruisers, then at 7:30PM see BCB’s Screamin’ Mimis vs Foco’s Punchy Brewsters. The event will feature great roller derby action, some fun Valentine’s themed events, and all the derby love you can handle! On hand will be a food truck, pizza, beer, and fine cocktails made from the spirits of local distilleries. Family friendly fun!

A Dreamy Valentine Sunday at Food Lab

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Photo Courtesy Food Lab

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Food Lab, 1825 Pearl Street Unit A, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Cost: $95/person, Register here.

Food Lab is offering an extremely unique menu for a dreamy Valentine’s dinner. You can expect a fun and romantic 2.5 hour cooking class, learning how to create: Chocolate Chili Rubbed Steak with Smoked Paprika Aioli, Chocolate Fettuccine with Pink Peppercorn Cacio e Pepe, Green Salad with Chevre, Dates, Cocoa Nibs and a Yuzu Vinaigrette, and finally a Chocolate Coconut Ganache. Once you are done cooking, take some time dining together.

Love Notes – The Sweetest Sound

Valentines Day Events Adults Boulder

Photo Courtesy The Longmont Chorale

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 3PM – 6PM

Cost: $35, general admission. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer. $90 “Sweetheart Package”, includes: tickets for 2, choice of a dedicated love song & custom message of endearment to your sweetie. For more info, click here. Tickets available here.

Dance or hold each other close, enjoying romantic songs, wine, light hors d’oeuvres and chocolate while the Longmont Chorale Singers & Soloists fill the air with Love Notes – The Sweetest Sound. The Longmont Chorale Singers is the smaller, auditioned group of the Longmont Chorale. Love Notes is the Longmont Chorale Guild’s annual fundraiser at Valentine’s. Proceeds support the Longmont Chorale.

I Love You BEERY Much Valentine’s Paint Date

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Finkel & Garf Brewing Co., 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $45, Tickets available here.

Join Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. and Color Me Mine Boulder for the BEERY best paint date for Valentines! Two painters… Two items… two beers… ONLY $45! Choose your painting project: steins, coffee mugs, pilsners, bowls, or plates. Questions? Call 303-443-3469.

Dinner at The Greenbriar Inn

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Photo Courtesy The Greenbriar Inn

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 5PM – 9:30PM

Cost: $75/person

If you are looking for a more traditional Valentine’s date with a spark of elegance and romance, The Greenbriar Inn has you covered. On Valentine’s Day, the Greenbriar is offering a delicious five-course Valentine’s prix fixe dinner. Main course includes choice of Scottish Salmon, Spiced Honey Glazed Duck, Colorado Filet of Beef and Beetroot Agnolotti. Click here to see the full menu. Wine flights and specialty cocktails will also be offered. Call 303-440-7979 for reservations.

Cheesy Valentine’s at Romero’s K9 club & Tap House

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Photo Courtesy Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 3PM – 10PM

Cost: $30/person

This year, Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House is celebrating Valentine’s Day in the cheesiest fashion – with a beer & cheese pairing. This cheesy event will be the perfect fun date night with your sweetheart, and don’t forget your most faithful furry friend! With your reservation, this pairing will be available throughout the evening at your leisure with no set start or finish time. Each participant will receive 5 cheeses (1.3oz-2oz portions) paired with 5 taster pours. You can reserve your spot in store or via e-mail at cheers@romerosk9club.com with “Cheesy VDay” as the subject.

Valentines Dessert Date Night

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Photo Courtesy Crackpots Pottery Studio

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Crackpots Pottery Studio & More, 505 Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6:30PM & 8:15PM

Cost: $14 Studio Fee + Project Cost. Adults Only. Tickets available here.

Creative lovers are the best lovers! Enjoy Valentines Dessert Date Night at Longmont’s Crackpots Pottery Studio. Crackpot’s Dessert Date Night is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. Delicious chocolate fountain dessert bar and other goodies included as part of your evening. Enjoy painting with your Valentine! This event is for adults only. Space is limited, so register soon! For all the details, click here.

Valentine’s Day Sunset Stroll at the Butterfly Pavilion

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When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 6PM – 7:30PM

Cost: $15/non-members, $13.50/members, Childcare for kids ages 4-10, $11 each. Register here.

Spend Valentine’s Day in the rainforest by taking a leisurely stroll through the Butterfly Pavilion and explore the wonders of the tropics at dusk. You’ll discover creatures seldom seen during the day, experience dusk-blooming flowers, and more on this short guided tour accompanied with lots of self-led exploration time! Childcare for kids available.

Valentine’s Couples Paint Night

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Photo Courtesy Sabrina Ehlert Art

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St, Suite 120, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $70, Tickets available here.

Join Sabrina Ehlert Art at Longtucky Spirits for a special Valentine’s Day Couples Paint Night! Each couple will work together to craft a pair of paintings that can be hung together to create a single image or kept as two separate images. All of the painting supplies will be provided. In addition to painting, you will also get to learn about quilling, a paper swirling technique that adds highlights and dimension to the artwork. As you paint, enjoy a complimentary paint night cocktail crafted by Longtucky Spirits.

Partner Yoga + Thai Massage Workshop

Valentines Day in Boulder

Photo Courtesy The Little Yoga Studio

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: The Little Yoga Studio, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Unit E42, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Cost: $20/person. Tickets available here.

Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join April Glaser for an afternoon immersed in play, creativity, and nourishment at the Partner Yoga +Thai Massage Workshop  at The Little Yoga Studio. You’ll spend the first hour exploring a diverse array of partner yoga poses, with an opportunity to both give and receive deeply therapeutic Thai massage during the second half of the class. Bring a date, friend, roommate, or family member, as well as an open mind! No experience necessary.

Boulder Events Kids

Valentine’s Day Events for Kids in Boulder

February 4, 2018
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Kids love Valentine’s Day! This year, there are a ton of exciting activities to spend some quality time together: arts & crafts, roller derby, archery, a tea party and so much more. Celebrate love with your little sweethearts at one of these fun events in and around Boulder.

The Longmont Heart Throb 5K

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Photo Courtesy 3W Races

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sandstone Ranch Community Park, 2525 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! This is the perfect event to do with friends, family or your special someone. Celebrate by running in your favorite red, pink or Valentine’s Day themed outfit. All racers get a long-sleeved race tee, timed 5K, free photos and some unforgettable memories! The charity partner at this event is OUR Center and all racers are encouraged to bring 5 non-perishable items for their mission.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance

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Photo Courtesy North Boulder Rec Center

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: North Boulder Rec Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Take your little sweetheart (ages 1 to 9) for a fun, fancy night of dancing at the Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance at the North Boulder Recreation Center. Register early – this event usually sells out.

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine – Can You Feel the Love Tonight

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: North Boulder Rec Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $35, Register here.

Ahhhh mi amore… Kids will love this Valentine’s Day celebration at Color Me Mine! Drop your schoolager off to create a lovely Valentine’s masterpiece. Games! Fun! Pizza! New Friends! Reservations required.  Ages 5-12. Call Color Me Mine at 303- 443-3469 with questions.

Love Hurts! Boulder County Bombers Roller Derby Doubleheader

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Photo Courtesy Boulder County Bombers

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: $15, Tickets here.

Sometimes LOVE HURTS! The Boulder County Bombers will go head to head with FoCo Roller Derby in a doubleheader. At 6PM, see BCB’s Bombshells vs Foco’s MicroBruisers, then at 7:30PM see BCB’s Screamin’ Mimis vs Foco’s Punchy Brewsters. The event will feature great roller derby action, some fun Valentine’s themed events, and all the derby love you can handle! On hand will be a food truck, pizza, beer, and fine cocktails made from the spirits of local distilleries. Family friendly fun!

Valentine’s Parent’s Night Out 2017

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Photo Courtesy Live Love Dance and Arts Center

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Live Love Dance and Arts Center, 290 Nickel St, Ste 300, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 6PM – 10PM

Cost: $25/One child, $40/Two children. Register here.

Live Love Dance and Arts Center‘s annual parent’s night out features: dance, crafts, games, a movie, dinner and snacks so parents can enjoy a fun night out!

Valentine’s Tea Party with Author Natasha Wing

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Photo Courtesy Natasha Wing

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE, Registration required, register here.

Meet award-winning and best-selling children’s author Natasha Wing and celebrate our annual “Authors We Love” event with a tea party for young readers at the Longmont Public Library. Wing is the author of Bagel in Love and The Night Before Valentine’s Day. A book signing, tea party etiquette games, and a craft will all be part of the fun. Refreshments will be served, and elegant attire is encouraged (for fun!). Best for children ages 9 and younger. Registration is required, register here or call 303-651-8477 to register.

Family Day at PoshSplat “Colorful Love”

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Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM

Cost: $25/painter. Register here.

Family Day at PoshSplat is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family for Valentine’s Day! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. No experience, set up, or clean up necessary. Just come and enjoy an afternoon of fun, and create beautiful works of art for your home!

February Kids Club at Village at the Peaks

Valentines Day Boulder Kids

Photo Courtesy Village at the Peaks

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Village at the Peaks, 1250 S Hover St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Join Village at the Peaks its monthly Kids Club! For February, Village at the Peaks is celebrating Valentine’s Day and the opening of its new restaurant, Marco’s Pizza! FREE activities for the whole family include: Face Painter, Balloon Twister, Kids Craft, Free Pizza from Marco’s, DJ, Bounce House. Everything will take place near Marco’s pizza/Regal Cinemas.

Valentine’s Day Public Fun Shoot

Valentines Day Kids Boulder

Photo Courtesy High Altitude Archery

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Where: High Altitude Archery, 455 Weaver Park Rd, Ste 500, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6:30PM – 8:30PM

Cost: $7 Range Fee, $10 Equipment Rental

Come by High Altitude Archery for a fun evening of shooting at the Valentine’s Day Public Fun Shoot. Bring a your child to shoot with fun Valentine’s Day-themed targets. It’ll be a great time for you and your sweetie.

Valentine’s Day Kids Night Out

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Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Tinker Art Studio, 693B S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305

Time: 5:30-7:30PM, Optional extension to 8PM

Cost: $38, includes two pieces of cheese pizza from Cosmos, $6, extended half hour (8:00PM pick up), 10% discount for siblings.

Come to a fun Kids Night Out at Tinker Art Studio this Valentine’s Day! Kids will enjoy a pizza dinner together, paint a 12×16″ canvas, and have an awesome evening while the parents head out to dinner! Our extended half hour matches up with Tinker’s adult Valentine’s Day Mug Making Workshop in the Ceramics Studio so that you can drop your kids off at 5:30, grab Happy Hour, then come back for your workshop from 6:30-8:00PM. This would be a pretty awesome Valentine’s Day treat for the whole family!

Love Bugs Craft at WOW! Children’s Museum

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Photo Courtesy WOW! Children’s Museum

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: WOW Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Avenue, Lafayette

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Cost: Children (ages 1-11): $9, Adults: $5, Infants (under 1): Free, Members Always Play for Free!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating cute and lovable bugs in the Art Room. Craft activity is included with Museum admission. Just a short drive out of Boulder, the World of Wonder Children’s Museum in downtown Lafayette is a favorite for young children. Designed for interactive learning and play, WOW features a light & music room, an art room, a little clinic, a sandbox, a theatre area complete with costumes and stage and so much more! Kids can spend hours exploring this fun museum. There is a snack area with vending machines available.

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Boulder Kids Weekend Event Guide: February 3-4, 2018

February 1, 2018
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Music, arts, crafts, dancing and more! Kids can participate in all kinds of events this weekend, including educational opportunities as well as fitness events. All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

Learn To Sew For Kids Class – Tote Bag

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When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: The Hidden Treasure 2, 2330 N. Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $25 plus materials (approx. $5)

The Hidden Treasure 2 is hosting a “Learn To Sew For Kids Class” back by popular request. Kids are never too young to learn to sew and here is a great opportunity for them to get started. In this class they will learn to sew by making their own tote bag! Betty will be their instructor. It will be a great time for sure! To register please call the shop at 720-340-9951 or got to www.thehiddentreasure2.com. Class sizes are limited so pre-registration is required to reserve your spot and have the needed supplies for class.

Boulder Philharmonic: Cirque Goes to the Movies

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Photo Courtesy the Boulder Philharmonic

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Time: 2PM – 4PM & 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost: $15 – $82, Tickets available here.

Join the Boulder Philharmonic for a spectacular family experience at Cirque de la Symphonie featuring music from Star WarsMission ImpossibleSupermanPirates of the Caribbean, and Titanic, plus the dazzling magic of the circus with aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and more! This special presentation features the amazing aerial violinist Janice Martin, a member of the Cirque troupe. Tickets available here.

Acrylic Portrait Painting Class

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Photo Courtesy Firehouse Art Center

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: Ages 5 – 8, Class held from 12PM – 1PM; Ages 9 -12 Class held from 1PM – 2PM

Cost: $10, Register here.

Join Firehouse Art Center every Saturday in February for a Portrait Painting class with Mister Mario! Learn basic techniques and skills needed for this unique form of art. All while receiving help from Mister Mario.

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

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Photo Courtesy Oskar Blues Brewery

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Cost: $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family

Missin’ yer hoedown? Join Oskar Blues for the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flatfooting to live fiddle/banjo music! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required.

Little Adventures Kids Yoga

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Photo Courtesy CorePower Yoga Flatirons

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: CorePower Yoga – Flatirons, 549 Flatiron Blvd Suite A, Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Cost: $20 per parent/child for members, $25 per parent/child for non-members, $5 per additional child/family

Ages: 3-7

Bring your kids and join Jaime S. as she leads you through yoga postures through a combination of story, dancing, and play. Adult must accompany child. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket(s) and reserve your spot today.

Parent’s Night Out – Frequent Flyers

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Photo Courtesy Frequent Flyers

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Frequent Flyers Productions, Inc., 3022 Sterling Cir, Ste 150, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $30/student. Register here.

Ages: 5 – 11

Take a break while your kids learn skills on trapeze, aerial fabric, sling, acrobatics and so much more at Frequent Flyers Parents Night Out! No experience is necessary to join this two hour “mini camp.” This is a great opportunity for a new student to try aerial for the first time.

Big Game Fun Run

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Photo Courtesy Broomfield Recreation Services

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Where: Broomfield Recreation Services, 13201 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Time: 11AM – 2PM

Cost: $15, Register here.

Gather your friends and family for a morning of exercise before the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 at the Big Game Fun Run! Courses will vary in 1, 2 mile, & 5K distances at the Broomfield County Commons Park. BONUS: All participants will receive a FREE two-ticket voucher (while supplies last) to a Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche or Colorado Mammoth game for registering. Vouchers will be handed out on race day.

Boulder Events

Make a Gift for Your Valentine!

January 31, 2018

Valentine’s Day is coming up, what could be more special than a handcrafted gift for your Valentine? These Boulder area maker events will give you a chance to make a fun, personal gift for the ones you love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Valentines Make + Take

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Photo Courtesy Museum of Boulder

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Museum of Boulder, 1206 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM

Cost: $20 – $25, Tickets available here.

Join the Museum of Boulder (fka the Boulder History Museum) for a morning of making at the Vintage Valentines: Make + Take. Make missives for your loved ones using the Museum’s historic Valentine collection (reproductions of course!), plus letterpress images, doilies, and other collage materials. Peruse our Valentine collection for inspiration. Watch Brian Wood (Dogs & Stars Letterpress) run some prints on a tabletop press. Practice your calligraphy skills with Cha Cha or have her add hand lettered touches to your cards. All materials provided, just bring your creative spirit! Ticket includes: snacks + all materials needed to make a small edition of valentines. Tickets are timed – each participant will get 1.5 hours to make. Generous sponsorship provided by: Two Hands Paperie.

Paint a Heart for a Good Cause at PoshSplat

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM

Cost: $35/person, Register here.

PoshSplat is hosting a fundraiser is in support of Clinica Family Health. For 40 years, Clinica Family Health has been providing high quality health care for children and adults who cannot afford health insurance. Last year, Clinica provided care to 50,000 individuals across 5 clinics in south Boulder, Broomfield and west Adams counties. Come out and paint for a good cause to help our neighbors get the health care they need. No experience necessary, a local artist will teach you step by step how to create the painting of the night and everyone will leave with a painting that is uniquely theirs! PoshSplat provides everything you need. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of each ticket sold will go to help this great cause.

Make Your Own: Alcohol Ink Tile

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Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Looking for something unique, creative and handmade for your Valentine? Look no further! Stop by McGuckin Hardware to learn how to make your own alcohol ink…and then make a decorative tile of your very own to take home! You’ll be hooked by how easy and beautiful your tile turns out. McGuckin’s will provide the materials and show you a few techniques. This free workshop is open to adults and kids! Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served and while supplies last.

Valentine Themed Card and Treat Box Class

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Photo Courtesy The Hidden Treasure 2

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: The Hidden Treasure 2, 2330 N. Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: $30, Register here.

Nothing says, “I Love You” more then something handmade from the heart. Express your love with your own personally made Valentine cards and treat box. Rae will lead you through all the steps to make that special card. To register please call the shop at 720-340-9951 or got to www.thehiddentreasure2.com the classes page and fill out the form. Class sizes are limited so pre-registration is required to reserve your spot and have the needed supplies for class.

Paint a Custom Sign at Board & Brush

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy Board & Brush Boulder, CO

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Board & Brush, 1655 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 12PM

Cost: $65, Register here.

Choose your own wood sign from Board & Brush‘s gallery of 100 plus designs! Check out this popular workshop and create a unique wood sign for your Valentine. Materials are customized just for you and you will be given step by step instructions to create a gorgeous piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint colors and wood stain colors in the workshop.

Make a Tree of Love Pendant

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Photo Courtesy Nomad Bead Merchant

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Nomad Bead Merchant, 1909 9th St #100, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: $45

Nomad Bead Merchants is offering a beading class teaching a Valentine variation on the classic Tree of Life pendant! The pendant is an excellent introduction to freeform wirework. Form and hammer frames, then anchor dozens of fine, bundled wires to create unique jeweled trees.

Valentine’s Rubber Stamp Workshop

Valentines Gifts Boulder

Photo Courtesy Blue Grama Stamps

When: Monday, February 12, 2018

Where: Blue Grama Stamps, 1390 Tipperary St, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Cost: $25, Register here.

Spend a couple hours in Blue Grama Stamps‘ studio celebrating love while learning how to make your very own hand-carved rubber stamp. Any design of your choice! No prior experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Treat yourself or make it a date night – let the rubber shavings fly! Included with your ticket: all materials necessary for carving your rubber stamp, blank cards for stamping a unique greeting card for a loved one, one mini ink pad (your choice of color) and a drawstring bag for your stamp, a glass of wine (21+) / La Croix, sweet treats, pre-designed templates and creative assistance, a lovely night with fellow makers creating handmade art!

Boulder Events

28 Things to Do in Boulder in February

January 29, 2018
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In Boulder, February means the Boulder International Film Festival, Valentine’s Day events and celebrations, outdoor adventures and so much more! Check out these 28 things to do in and around Boulder in February.

Free Cycling Cinema

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When: Friday, February 2, 2018 & Friday February 16, 2018

Where: ONE Boulder Fitness, 1800 Broadway Suite 190, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 6:15PM

Cost: FREE, Call Christian at (303) 447-8545 to RSVP.

Cycling Cinema is a FREE community event hosted by ONE Boulder Fitness. All Movies start at 6:15pm and there is no charge or instruction. Just come and watch a movie…if you decide to ride, you probably will earn about 35-40 miles during the movie!! On February 2, the featured movie will be Say Anything, and February 16 will be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Please, call ONE Boulder Fitness to reserve your spot at (303) 447-8545 and ask for Christian.

Annie at the Boulder Dinner Theater

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Photo Courtesy BDT Stage

When: Through February 24, 2018

Where: Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: Schedule varies, click here to see full schedule.

Cost: $40 – $67 Tickets here.

LEAPIN LIZARDS! Boulder Dinner Theater is putting on a production of the beloved musical Annie. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including “Tomorrow.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City.

Boulder Philharmonic: Cirque Goes to the Movies

February in Boulder

Photo Courtesy the Boulder Philharmonic

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder, Colorado 80309

Time: 2PM – 4PM & 7:30 – 9:30PM

Cost: $15 – $82, Tickets available here.

Join the Boulder Philharmonic for a spectacular family experience at Cirque de la Symphonie featuring music from Star WarsMission ImpossibleSupermanPirates of the Caribbean, and Titanic, plus the dazzling magic of the circus with aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, and more! This special presentation features the amazing aerial violinist Janice Martin, a member of the Cirque troupe. Tickets available here.

Vintage Valentines Make + Take

boulder in February

Photo Courtesy Museum of Boulder

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Museum of Boulder, 1206 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM

Cost: $20 – $25, Tickets available here.

Join the Museum of Boulder (fka the Boulder History Museum) for a morning of making at the Vintage Valentines: Make + Take. Make missives for your loved ones using the Museum’s historic Valentine collection (reproductions of course!), plus letterpress images, doilies, and other collage materials. Peruse our Valentine collection for inspiration. Watch Brian Wood (Dogs & Stars Letterpress) run some prints on a tabletop press. Practice your calligraphy skills with Cha Cha or have her add hand lettered touches to your cards. All materials provided, just bring your creative spirit! Ticket includes: snacks + all materials needed to make a small edition of valentines. Tickets are timed – each participant will get 1.5 hours to make. Generous sponsorship provided by: Two Hands Paperie.

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

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Photo Courtesy Oskar Blues Brewery

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540

Time: 7PM – 10PM

Cost: $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family

Missin’ yer hoedown? Join Oskar Blues for the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flatfooting to live fiddle/banjo music! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required.

WinterSkate Boulder

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Creek Events

When: Throughout February

Where: Ice Rink Next to the Dushanbe Tea House, 1770 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Monday – Wednesday 11AM – 9PM, Thursday & Friday 11AM – 10PM, Saturday 10AM – 10PM, Sunday 10AM – 8PM

Cost: $10 Adults, $9 Children 12 & Under, $8 Seniors & Students, $4 Children 3 & Under. Bring your own skates, receive $5 off admission.

WinterSkate returns to Boulder on the plaza next to the Dushanbe Teahouse, presented by Boulder Creek Events. Relive your favorite winter memories and enjoy holiday lights and music. For more information, click here.

WinterSkate Louisville

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When: Daily through the end of February

Where: Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front Street in Historic Downtown Louisville

Time: Monday–Wednesday: 2 – 7PM, Thursday: 2 – 10PM, Friday: 12 – 10PM, Saturday: 10AM – 10PM, Sunday: 10AM – 8PM

Cost: Adults: $5.00, Kids (ages 4-12): $4.00, Children (ages 3 & under): Free Admission, College Students and Military (with valid ID): $3.00, Senior Citizens (65+): $3.00, Skate Rental: $4.00

Located at the Steinbaugh Pavilion in Historic Downtown Louisville, WinterSkate is an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with skate rental, concessions and traditional holiday music. Celebrating its thirteenth year as the original outdoor ice skating rink in the community, WinterSkate presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the winter season in a beautiful small-town setting.

Shambhala Sun Day

February in Boulder

Photo Courtesy Boulder Shambhala Center

When: Sunday, February 4, 2018

Where: Boulder Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Cost: FREE, Open to all.

Join the Boulder Shambhala Center the first Sunday of every month for Shambhala Sun Day. This family-friendly monthly event includes meditation, a short talk and discussion. Free, open to all! From 10:30-11:30AM: Shambhala Sun Day Program, includes meditation, a short talk and discussion. From 11:30AM-12:30PM: Shambhala Sun Day Social with tea, coffee, food, and good company. Parts of the official activities are geared towards children. Child care is available from 10:20AM-12:30PM.

Boulder Winter Walk and Bike Week

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When: February 5 – 11, 2018

Where: Multiple events happening around town.

Time: See events schedule here.

Cost: FREE

Join the City of Boulder for the 9th Annual Winter Walk and Bike Week, starting Monday, Feb. 5, and running through Sunday, Feb. 11, with Bike to Work Day celebrations on Friday, Feb. 9. Walking and bicycling is a great way to stay healthy both mentally and physically, and the more often we can choose sustainable transportation options, the more we do to help our environment. Help put Boulder on the global stage and also show your local support for bicycling and walking! Events include electric bike demos, safety education, community walk/rides, and more! Full schedule available here.

Let Go: Body-Centered Meditation with Horses

February in Boulder

Photo Courtesy Medicine Horse Program

When: Wednesdays February 7, 14, & 21, 2018

Where: Medicine Horse Program, 8778 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 9AM – 11AM

Cost: $15

Join Medicine Horse Program in Meditation with Horses. Connect your mind and experience the peacefulness of the horses through meditation practices using QiGong, breathing, and mindfulness. The horses will be guides, mirrors, and companions. This class meets every Wednesday, the cost is $15.00. All are welcome. Email info@horses-heal.net for more information.

Silhouettes by Tim Arnold at Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys

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Photo Courtesy Silhouettes by Tim Arnold

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018

Where: Clothes Pony & Dandelion Toys, 1909 9th St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Cost: $40 for a completed silhouette (a facing pair) of the same person, $10 for each additional copy of the same person

Tim Arnold is a master silhouette portrait artist who will bring his talent to the Clothes Pony and Dandelion Toys Boulder store to make the most exquisite portraits of your little ones. Tim also does silhouettes of babies, pregnant mamas, and pets. It doesn’t matter what kids wear and they can wiggle all they want! These portraits will be done by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Each appointment is 5 minutes long and appointments need to be made in advance for each child/person having their silhouette made (3 children = 3 appointment slots). Due to the brief length of each appointment please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled time. To sign up, contact Clothes Pony directly by phone, 303-442-2083, or stop in the store.

Preschool Winter Olympics

Boulder in February

Photo Courtesy Erie Community Library

When: Friday, February 9, 2018

Where: Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St, Erie, Colorado 80516

Time: 10:15AM – 11:45AM

Cost: FREE

At the Erie Public Library‘s Preschool Winter Olympics Event, learn about sports and international culture as we explore the 2018 Winter Olympics. Play, talk, sing, write and read your way to gold with several fun crafts and “sporting” events! No registration required; ages 2-5.

Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance

boulder in February

Photo Courtesy North Boulder Rec Center

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: North Boulder Rec Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Take your little sweetheart (ages 1 to 9) for a fun, fancy night of dancing at the Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance at the North Boulder Recreation Center. Register early – this event usually sells out.

The Longmont Heart Throb 5K

Boulder in February

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When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sandstone Ranch Community Park, 2525 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! This is the perfect event to do with friends, family or your special someone. Celebrate by running in your favorite red, pink or Valentine’s Day themed outfit. All racers get a long-sleeved race tee, timed 5K, free photos and some unforgettable memories! The charity partner at this event is OUR Center and all racers are encouraged to bring 5 non-perishable items for their mission.

Day with the Buffs: CU vs. Stanford

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Photo Courtesy Coors Event Center

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Coors Events Center, 950 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Cost: $15 – $60 Using promo code BVHUMANE, tickets available here.

Day With the Buffs is a great way to enjoy a Colorado Buffaloes Men’s Basketball and support the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Get your seats now for this PAC-12 division showdown, and $5 from each ticket sold using promo code BVHUMANE will be donated to HSBV! You won’t want to miss this thrilling day of hoops and puppies while saving lives with your support. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors as we cheer on the Buffs as they face-off with Stanford and make a push for the NCAA March Madness Tournament.

Old Man Winter Bike Rally & Run

things to do in boulder in 2018

Photo Courtesy Old Man Winter Rally

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Sandstone Park, Lyons, CO 80540

Time: 10AM – 5PM

Cost: $45 – $85, Register here.

Bundle up and get ready to run and/or ride some of Colorado’s best roads and trails at the Oskar Blues Brewery Old Man Winter Rally. Riders – choose 50km or 100km of dirt, snow, sweat, and beer rolling through the world-famous cycling mecca of Boulder County. Runners can crush the 5.4-mile run course, a fast, flat “Best of Lyons” tour, that integrates singletrack trails, red rock canyon, and gravel paths. Everybody gets luxury aid stations with real food and hydration, a hot meal and a cold beer at the finish line, and a killer post-ride party with great music, a fire pit, and a massive raffle. To register, click here.

Longmont-to-Boulder (LoBo Trail) Ramble

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Photo Courtesy Boulder Walks

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Longmont Recreation Center, 310 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time:9AM – 5:30PM

Cost: FREE, RSVP here.

This 17-mile Longmont -to-Boulder Ramble, hosted by Boulder Ramblers and Boulder Walks for Winter Walk and Bike Week, offers beautiful views of the Front Range and plenty of sunshine while connecting three Boulder County municipalities: Longmont, Niwot, and Boulder. The full journey takes about 8.5 hours, including stops for lunch at Snarf’s and tea at Celestial Seasonings. You can either opt in for the entire ramble or join in at any of 4 alternative starting points. Check out the route map for full directions and timings here. For all the details, click here.

I Love You BEERY Much Valentine’s Paint Date

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Finkel & Garf Brewing Co., 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $45, Tickets available here.

Join Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. and Color Me Mine Boulder for the BEERY best paint date for Valentines! Two painters… Two items… two beers… ONLY $45! Choose your painting project: steins, coffee mugs, pilsners, bowls, or plates. Questions? Call 303-443-3469.

Valentines Dessert Date Night

Boulder in February

Photo Courtesy Crackpots Pottery Studio

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Crackpots Pottery Studio & More, 505 Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6:30PM & 8:15PM

Cost: $14 Studio Fee + Project Cost. Adults Only. Tickets available here.

Creative lovers are the best lovers! Enjoy Valentines Dessert Date Night at Longmont’s Crackpots Pottery Studio. Crackpot’s Dessert Date Night is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. Delicious chocolate fountain dessert bar and other goodies included as part of your evening. Enjoy painting with your Valentine! This event is for adults only. Space is limited, so register soon! For all the details, click here.

Backcountry Film Festival in Nederland

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When: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Where: The Backdoor Theatre of Nederland, Colorado, 750 Highway 72, Box 1878, Nederland, Colorado 80466

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $15

Immerse yourself in a night of films that capture the spirit of winter. Adventure, environment and climate, youth outdoors, ski culture- you’ll find it all in this award winning lineup. The Backcountry Film Festival is produced each year by Winter Wildlands Alliance as a celebration of the human-powered experience and a gathering place for the backcountry snowsports community. Winter Wildlands Alliance is a nonprofit organization working at the national level to inspire and educate the backcountry community to protect and care for their winter landscapes. Funds raised at each screening stay in the local community to support human-powered recreation and conservation efforts, winter education and avalanche/safety programs and to raise awareness of winter management issues. The Backcountry Film Festival at The Backdoor Theatre of Nederland, Colorado benefits Wild Bear Nature Center.

Galentine’s Daycation Hike

Boulder in February

Photo Courtesy Yogi Magee Expeditions

When: Sunday, February 18, 2018

Where: Dream Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, Colorado 80206

Time: 4:30PM – 6:30PM

Cost: $45, tickets available here. Cost doesn’t include park entrance fee.

Yogi Magee Expeditions is celebrating Galentine’s Day with a sunset hike to Nymph, Dream and potentially Emerald Lake (depending on weather conditions) in RMNP. Galentine’s Day, similar to Valentine’s Day, is the tradition of celebrating the love you have for your best girlfriends who, after all, deserve a holiday all to themselves! Exercise is more motivating when you have a friend to hold you accountable and this Pop-up hike is designed to get you working together!  So find a friend and ask her to be your Galentine at this one-of-a-kind heart healthy event. She’ll love you forever for it!

Boulder International Film Festival

things to do in Boulder in 2018

Photo Courtesy Boulder International Film Festival

When: February 22 – 25, 2018

Where: Venues around Boulder, schedule available February 2 here.

Time: Schedule available February 2 here.

Cost: Some events are FREE, Film tickets $14+, Festival passes starting at $375, more information here.

The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema in February. Featuring a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night Galas, talented musicians and much more. The Festival attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year.

Craft Night at the BCC

Boulder in February

When: Thursday, February 22, 2018

Where: Boulder Creative Collective, 2500 47th St, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE

Join the sisters of Old Gold Vintage for Craft Night at the Boulder Creative Collective! Kids, pets & anyone + everyone welcome. Bring an arts & crafts or DIY project that you are working on & all necessary supplies & tools. You are welcome to bring some bottles of beer or wine and snacks to share. Expect an atmosphere of community & fun, large crafting tables & funky fun music provided. Check out Art Parts Creative Reuse Center for all of your crafting & DIY needs. We will be happy to drop off and donate any leftover goodies from the event to Art Parts Creative Reuse Center.

Daybreaker BLDR: Bathrobes, Bubbles and Bass!

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Photo Courtesy Daybreaker

When: Friday, February 23, 2018

Where: The Pop Up, 1109 Walnut Street, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 6AM – 9AM

Cost: $20+, Tickets available here.

On Friday February 23rd, Daybreaker BLDR presents Bathrobes, Bubbles & Bass at The Pop Up. It’s newly re-vamped and totally gorgeous. Colorado fan fav, Sundragon, will be on decks and The Dailey Method will lead you through our first-ever Daybreaker BLDR barre class. So throw on your most fashionable bathrobe and funkiest shower cap (optional). Fitness with The Dailey Method from 6 – 7AM, followed by a dance party from 7 – 9AM. Free breakfast bites, coffee, healthy juices + more from GT’s Kombucha, Chameleon Cold-BrewLemonKindRXBAREmmy’s OrganicsManitoba Harvest Hemp Foods! For all the details, click here.

Poetry Night at Firehouse Art Center

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Photo Courtesy Firehouse Art Center

When: Friday, February 23, 2018

Where: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Cost: FREE

Firehouse Art Center is hosting it’s monthly Poetry Night. Poetry is an opportunity, it gives us the chance to celebrate and commemorate all the wonderful moments in our lives from the simplest smiles to the most momentous victories. It also enables us to cope in challenging times. With poetry, we can address our problems, come to terms with them, and work to grow past them. It has the potential to move across the spectrum of human experience in a cathartic and often beautiful way. You are welcome to read your original works.

Stan Jam – Bluegrass Extravaganza

February in Boulder

Photo Courtesy The Stanley Hotel

When: February 23 – 24, 2018

Where: Stanley Hotel, 333 East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park, Colorado 80517

Time: Friday: 3:30PM – 11PM, Saturday: 10:30AM – 12:30AM Full schedule here.

Cost: $55 – $120, Tickets available here.

Stan Jam is a two-day celebration of incredible music, art, family and friends set in one of Colorado’s most iconic and intimate settings at The Stanley Hotel. The two-day event features some of the best Colorado musicians set alongside some of the biggest legends in bluegrass. From music workshops to all-out jams in the historic Stanley Concert Hall, the diverse line-up at the 2018 Stan Jam promises to deliver an experience worthy of its spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. Click here for the full lineup.

Free Community Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

boulder in february

Photo Courtesy Tran’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing Center

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Tran’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing Center, 117 S Sunset St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: FREE

Check out this free Community Women’s Self-Defense Seminar at Tran’s Martial Arts and Kickboxing Center. The course will consist of a one and half hour Krav Maga self-defense techniques for teens and adult females. This is a free Community Self-Defense Awareness for Tran’s Martial Arts members, as well as family, friends, co-workers, and free to the Longmont community.

Let’s Wine about Winter in Niwot

Boulder in February

Photo Courtesy Osmosis Gallery

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018

Where: Historic Niwot, Cottonwood & 2nd Avenue

Time: 1PM – 5PM

Cost: $25, Tickets available here.

Join other wine, beer and food lovers in Historic Niwot, at Let’s Wine About Winter, a store-to-store tasting event. Stroll through Historic Niwot when Cottonwood and 2nd Avenue merchants will open their doors and serve over 30 different varieties of wines, beers and culinary tastings along the way.Ticket includes a mug and a $10 coupon redeemable at participating stores/businesses valid from February 25th through March 16, 2018. Proceeds will go to improvements at Whistlestop Park and the New Children’s Park! For all the details, click here.