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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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Photo Courtesy Boulder Ballet

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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Photo Courtesy CATS Gym

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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Photo Courtesy Peanut Butter Players

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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Photo Courtesy Byron the Caterpillar

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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Photo Courtesy Tinker Art Studio Facebook Page

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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Photo Courtesy YMCA of Boulder Valley

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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Photo Courtesy Poppybox

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.


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 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 Kids Weekend Event Guide: January 27 – 28, 2018

January 26, 2018
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Check out the latest CU Wizards show, go to puppy yoga, enjoy the symphony, and make some art! All happening this weekend in and around Boulder.

CU Wizards Show: Speed!

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When: Saturday, January 27, 2017

Where: CU Boulder, Duane Physics G1B30

Time: 9:30 – 10:30AM

Cost: FREE

Ages: 7 – 13

Join one of CU Boulder’s beloved Nobel Laureate Professors, Eric Cornell on a journey through space, all in good time at the CU Wizards Show — Speed! Students will learn more about the fastest thing ever seen and also be given useful tips on how to best observe a very slow pet! Lasers, foot races, blow horns, radios, scientific gadgets and plenty of audience participation from start to finish. For more information, visit :

2018 Frost Giant Race

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Photo Courtesy Estes Valley Recreation and Park District

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Estes Park Municipal Building, 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Cost: $25 Pre-Registration for Adults and Children 10+, $35 on Race Day. Register here.

The Annual Frost Giant will be held on Sunday, January 27th, 2018 in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Lace up your running shoes and grab a warm hat to partake in this fun and adventurous 5K race. The 5K will start at the Estes Park Municipal Building entrance on MacGregor Ave. The race begins on pavement and then becomes cross country. Register here.

Free Family Day – Learning from Nature

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When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 15th and Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

Check out this fun, free program at CU Boulder’s Museum of Natural History, Learning from Nature. How do plants and animals solve survival challenges? Through hands-on discovery, families will make observations and discoveries about how structures and processes in nature solve problems. And how we can learn from them to develop sustainable ways to solve human problems. Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science, technology, engineering, art, and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the challenges we face in our changing environments. Explore their approaches and experiment with your own “STEAM” ideas by observing, predicting, building, testing, and creating.

Puppy Yoga- Brighter Days Dog Rescue

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Colorado Athletic Club-Flatirons, 505 Thunderbird Ct E, Boulder, Colorado 80303

Time: 10AM, 11AM & 12PM classes available

Cost: $15 Minimum Donation

Join Brighter Days Dog Rescue for their first Puppy Yoga, with all proceeds benefiting the dog rescue. Choose from 10am, 11am, and 12pm classes. The $15 minimum donation which includes the class, guest passes, snacks, and mimosas. This is a family friendly event is open to both members and guests of the Colorado Athletic Club.

Maker Expo Open House: Recycle & Upcycle

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St, Louisville, Colorado 80027

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: FREE

These Open House-style Maker Expos are the perfect opportunity to interact with a variety of hands-on projects showcasing Makerspace supplies and equipment. It’s a free, family friendly event that engages the local Louisville and Superior communities. Each Maker Expo will feature a different theme, including Science, Music, Technology, Arts and Crafts, and more.

Longmont Symphony: Family Matinee Concert

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Photo Courtesy Longmont Symphony Orchestra

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 East Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 4PM – 6PM

Cost: Adult $25, Seniors/Military $22, Students (12 – 18 years) $10, Children 11 & under FREE. Tickets available here.

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra presents a Family Matinee Concert featuring combined forces of the Longmont Youth Symphony and the Longmont Symphony, the winner of the LSO Young Artist Competition, and author/narrator Jack Prelutsky, our family concert is for music lovers of all ages!  Jack is the author of the popular children’s book, Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant, as well as more than 70 poetry collections. He was named a U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation in 2006.

Myra Makes Maker’s Monthly

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Photo Courtesy Myra Makes

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: Lafayette Public Library, 775 W Baseline Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 1PM – 3PM

Cost: FREE

Welcome to the first Myra Makes Maker’s Month! We hope you join us for collaborative activities, games, and snacks created to facilitate open-ended play, creative problem solving, empathy, and STEAM learning. A great chance to help shape the Myra Makes adventure and connect with other families.

Wildlife Watching in Winter

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Photo Courtesy City of Longmont Recreation Services

When: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Where: City of Longmont Sandstone Ranch, 3001 Sandstone Drive, Longmont, CO

Time: 10:30AM – 12PM

Cost: $2/child, $4/person suggested donation collected at event.

Have you ever wondered how you can see more wildlife while out walking or hiking? By attending the Wildlife Watching in Winter workshop at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors & Learning Center, become a skilled wildlife watcher by learning how to look for signs including tracks & scat, how to interpret the signs that you see, and find clues that can point you in the right direction. Weather permitting, after the lecture we will use our new found knowledge outside. Limited seating. Call 303-651-8404 to reserve your spot by Jan 26th.


$5 Day at Butterfly Pavilion

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When: Sunday, January 28, 2018

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

Time: 9AM – 5PM

Cost: $5/person over 2, Kids under 2 and members FREE.

The Butterfly Pavilion is offering admission for just $5 on Sunday, January 28. Home to over 5,000 animals, kids will be immersed in a tropical rainforest where 1,600 butterflies live and Rosie, the tarantula is ready to be held by brave children. Step to Water’s Edge to be immersed in an underwater world full of sea creatures. The pavilion also features lovely gardens and a nature trail, as well as a fun gift shop.

Family Day Painting at PoshSplat – Chautauqua Lookout

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Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Sunday, January 28, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 2PM

Cost: $25/person

Family Day at PoshSplat is a great way to spend time and do something creative with your whole family! Step by step instruction is provided by a local artist and everyone paints a picture that is uniquely theirs. On Sunday, January 28, the painting will be Chautauqua Lookout. 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!