20+ Things to Do in Boulder in March 2021

by Rachel Daly
things to do in Boulder in March 2021

Can you feel it? We are soooo close to spring. In Boulder that means lots of snow, but also warm sunny days in between. We have compiled a full list of events happening in Boulder and online, that will expand your mind, get you moving, and connect you to your local and global community. Here are 20+ things to do in Boulder in March 2021.

Unearthed: Ancient Life in the Boulder Valley

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When: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 3:15 PM – 4 PM

Unearthed: Ancient Life in the Boulder Valley is an exhibit at the CU Boulder Museum of Natural History featuring a collection of 80+ stone tools known as The Mahaffy Cache that was found in a Boulder yard just ½ mile from the museum. The artifacts were studied by CU Boulder Professor of Archaeology Doug Bamforth, Ph.D. and date to approximately 13,000 years ago near the end of the last ice age. With the museum still closed, join Senior Educator Jim Hakala in a program that explores the exhibit and the science behind this remarkable Boulder discovery. This online presentation is free.

Hip-Hop in Times of Pandemic and Protest

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When: Throughout March 2021

Hip-Hop in Times of Pandemic and Protest is a series of four Wednesday evening events in March, 2021 that explore the impacts, challenges, and possibilities of the current moment on Hip-Hop.  Focusing on issues of representation, politics, performance, and pedagogy, these events are a collaboration with Kalonji Nzinga, Director of the Race and Popular Culture Laboratory (RAPLab) and have been funded by the generous support of a Roser Grant and the cooperation of CU Boulder’s Center for Native American and Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) and the Department of Theatre and Dance.  In collaboration with this series, the Latin American Studies Center and the Musicology Graduate Students Association sponsored and will host a presentation and talkback on Indigenous Hip Hop on Thursday, March 4. All events are online, free, and open to the public. For information and details about each of the events and for their individual Zoom event links, click here.

Pendulum New Music with Nois Saxophone Quartet and Ivalas Quartet

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When: March 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Pendulum New Music presents some of the best performers from CU Boulder’s College of Music as they premiere original music of student composers. This concert features special guest performers ~Nois Saxophone Quartet and Ivalas Quartet, and includes premieres by composers Dianna Link, Logan Dougherty, Ben Morris, Emily Zalevsky and Jordan Holloway. The concert will be presented virtually, for free! More info here.

Talking to Kids About Race

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When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6 PM

Join facilitators Michelle Denae and Marissa Tafura for this special parent/caregiver workshop, designed to support families in raising anti-racist children. In this interactive session, parents and caregivers will: Learn how to engage young children in everyday conversations and action related to race and racism. Deepen understanding of why racial justice is everyone’s work. Develop strategies for a variety of scenarios that reflect the complex ways we encounter issues of race and racism with our children. Register for this free event here.

Community Cinemas Longmont Drive-In Movies

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Longmont Community Cinemas has a great lineup of movies in March! Drive-in movie watching is the perfect COVID-safe activity. Movies include Hidden Figures (3/5), My Left Foot (3/12) Finding Nemo (3/19) and more! Concessions available including girl scout cookies. For tickets and full lineup, click here.

Chautaqua WinterFest: Art in the Park

things to do in boulder in March 2021
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When: Now Through May 1, 2021

Artistic inspiration, civic engagement and safe outdoor fun for all ages with a spectacular Flatirons backdrop at Chautauqua’s WinterFest. Kids of all ages will love playing the accompanying cell-phone scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to stop by the general store! More info here.

Daybreaker LIVE // Wonder Womxn: Celebrating Womxn’s Month

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When: Sat, March 6, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This is a call to dance for all Wonder Womxn—and all the humans who love them, no matter your chosen gender expression. On Saturday, March 6th Daybreaker is bringing love and mischief to your living room with a global livestream dance party to celebrate Womxn’s History Month. Think of it like a pre-funk for International Womxn’s Day. $8.88 – $15, tickets and all the info here.

GOATFLIX & CHILL (DRIVE IN)

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When: Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 6 PM MST – 8 PM

Goats + a drive-in movie? Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga and Skål Farm have brewed up something real special for all the goat lovers out there. They are offering a one-of-a-kind experience featuring the classic favorite Ghostbusters! All the info hereTickets $50/car, available here.

Boulder Opera presents: “Le Nozze di Figaro”

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When: March 7, 13 & 14, 2021, full schedule here.

Boulder Opera performances will be semi-outdoor with masks and social distancing are required at all times. Mozart’s comic opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, is a farcical jaunt through a not-so-typical day in the Almaviva household. The servant couple, Figaro and Susanna, are to be married later in the evening; while the Count (who has amorous designs on the bride) attempts to revive the droit seigneur allowing him intimate time with Susanna after her marriage. Figaro and Susanna, together with the rejected Countess and the occasionally helpful, often irritating page boy, Cherubino, contrive an elaborate plot to outwit him. Much mayhem ensues, someone jumps out a window, clothes are exchanged, a second wedding occurs, and the Count receives a lesson in fidelity he’ll never forget. Tickets $30+, available here.

YWCA Boulder County’s 2021 Virtual Gala “Lights, Camera, TAKE ACTION!”

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When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 6:30 PM

YWCA of Boulder County’s 2021 Gala “Lights, Camera, TAKE ACTION”, will be virtual and will be an inspirational hour to help fund the organization’s programs and rally around its mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Tickets $35+, all the info here.

BeeChicas: Native Bees

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When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 4 PM

It’s the time of year again when our native bees will emerge from hibernation to search for new nest sites! Join the BeeChicas to learn how to build a native bee house with materials at home or learn how to refresh your existing native bee house. Find out who will be visiting your nest box this Spring! Register here for this free event. Visit  https://www.beechicas.com/ for projects, recipes and resources.

Monet’s Longmont: An Evening of Storytelling & Music

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When: Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30 PM MST

Hear local storytellers interpret and celebrate the energy, vitality, and radiant color of both spring and Impressionism at Monet’s Longmont: An Evening of Storytelling & Music. Inspired by our “Enduring Impressions” exhibit, the evening will also feature Impressionist music performed by pianist John Boggs. Presented online, free to the public. More here.

Women and Girls on the Move: Dancing and Dialogue in Global Community.

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When: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 9 AM – 10 AM

Women and Girls on the Move workshop will provide you an opportunity to ground, dance, and move your body in ways that serve both you, and the collective. Offered the 1st Saturday of every month, you will be led by seasoned movement teachers from all over the world. Workshops concluded with brief and intimate small group conversations in break out groups, where we touch on a variety of topics that resonate with the experiences of female identifying folx. Sliding scale, more info here.

Free Comedy Circus Unicycling Show

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When: Saturday, March 13, 2021

Pop-up special outdoor comedy circus show by the World Famous Unicycling Unicorn! Fun for adults and kids. A bright white rainbow vintage onesie ski suit, 80s music and a guy riding a 12-foot unicorn unicycle. Yes, it’s as crazy, funny and ridiculous as it sounds! Featuring unbelievable unicycle skills by a world champion unicyclist who has over 30 years of experience. For the brand new finale, this daredevil will be on top of one of the tallest unicycles in the world, juggling a torch, a knife and a surprise dangerous object that kills more people than sharks every year!  It will be held in a secret location somewhere in Longmont & Boulder to help make sure the numbers are controlled. Anyone is welcome to come, but to help make sure social distancing is possible, please RSVP to info@unicyclingunicorn.com and put “Longmont Show” or “Boulder Show” in the subject to find out the time/place of the show. The show is free.

Boulder Phil: A Celebration of Cello with Zuill Bailey

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When: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:30 PM

Cello-bration! A night for cello lovers, featuring a unique double-cello work along with Schumann’s moving Cello Concerto reimagined for chamber forces as the composer had planned to do, but did not live to complete. The program also includes a charming triple-violin work by the Phil’s own Paul Trapkus and concludes with Wagner’s sublime Siegfried Idyll – a musical love letter to his wife, Cosima. $40/household, online event, more info here.

(Re)claiming Our Love: Social Justice & Domestic Violence Conference

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When: March 18 – 19, 2021, full schedule here.

The Network will host a two-day conference, (Re)claiming Our Love: Social Justice & Domestic Violence Conference, on advocating against domestic violence through social justice frameworks. Conference workshops will fall into one or more of the following categories: Anti-oppression strategies (the naming and dismantling of systemic and institutional forms of oppression such as white supremacy, the cisheteropatriarchy, capitalist imperialism, ableism, etc) for advocacy. Alternative methods of advocacy through community accountability (community-based vs. state-based) strategies to address violence within our communities, and collective action. Healing practices that promote self-expression, connection, and build community resilience. Feminista Jones, a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets $25+, available here.

Boulder Arts Week

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When: March 26 – April 3, 2021, full event schedule here.

This year, the Boulder’s arts community rises to the occasion with an incredible array of cultural experiences from murals and installations, to music and dance with Boulder Arts Week. Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of the community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings and our city’s thriving creativity at the 8th Annual Boulder Arts Week from March 26 to April 3, 2021! In 2021, Boulder Arts Week will feature digital and in-person arts and culture offerings, including art walks, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, lectures, readings, and workshops at venues throughout the city.

Open Wall at BMoCA: Call for Artists!

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When: Friday, March 26, 2021 at 2 PM – 8 PM

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will once again be calling all painters, potters, photographers, weavers, woodworkers, watercolor artists to kick off Boulder Arts Week with an Open Wall. Whether you’re a novice or a professional, age 5, 55, or 105, all artists are invited to share their work at Open Wall, a week-long self-curated community art exhibition and sale at BMoCA. After installation day on Friday, March 26, Open Wall art will be on exhibition in BMoCA’s event space and for sale from Saturday, March 27 – Thursday, April 1. More information here.

Conscious Listening™ Music Cafe

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When: Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 10 AM – 11 AM

Steinway Artist and former University of Colorado faculty member Hsing-ay Hsu developed her Conscious Listening™ method to guide audience listening inside each composer’s unique language across the genres of classical/concert music.  It is the culmination of a lifetime of performing, teaching, and connecting mind, body, and heart. Whether the listening is in a concert hall, in the practice room, or on stage while performing, we can connect our emotions and physicality to our analytical minds. Registration required. First time free! RSVP to thenutmegstudio@gmail.com for your Zoom link.

Boulder Swing Radio Hour

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When: Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7 PM – 9 PM

Join Boulder Swing Dance for some DJed music. Feel free to chat, dance, or just listen to some great swing music with us. Free to all, zoom link: us02web.zoom.us.

Boulder Scavenger Hunt

When: Anytime!

Puzzling Adventures are a cross between a scavenger hunt, an adventure race, and an informative self-guided tour. Each adventure consists of a series of locations that you are guided to where you are required to answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. Because our adventures are self-guided you can play any time on any day – no reservations required! Complete the adventure as quickly as possible to win first place or take your time and smell the roses. The goal is to have fun enjoying the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the various locations you will visit. $49.99/team, register here.

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