30+ Things to Do in Boulder in March 2019

by Rachel Daly
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March is almost here!!! We will say our goodbyes to winter and hello to the beautiful season that is SPRING in Boulder. To celebrate, here are 30+ things to do in Boulder in March.

Boulder International Film Festival

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When: February 28 – March 3, 2019, full schedule available in early February 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.

BIFF will be held at venues around Boulder, schedule available February here. Cost: Some events are FREE, Film tickets $14+, Festival passes starting at $375, more information here.

Denver Restaurant Week

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When: February 22 – March 3, 2019

Denver Restaurant Week is BACK! Over 230 participating Denver restaurants have crafted delicious menus for you enjoy at one of the chosen price levels; $25, $35 or $45. There are 18 restaurants in the North Metro/Boulder area that are participating, including Boulder Chop HouseJill’s Restaurant & BistroBoulder CorkThe Melting PotVia ToscanaVillage Tavern740 Front and more! For more info, click here.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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When: Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 PM – 9 PM

NoBo Art District’s First Friday is a FREE self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses in the NoBo Art District. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers and other artists as you stroll through the area.  Attendees will also enjoy live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36.  Follow the polka dots and pink flags to find surprises around every corner. Guided walking tours led by a NoBo Art District member. will visit 4-5 NoBo artists in their studios at 6:30 pm at 4635 Broadway, ACE Community Art Gallery.

Visit the NoBo Information Tent in front of Ace Community Art Gallery, 4635 Broadway for a map of the studios open for First Friday and for answers to any questions. Cost: FREE.

Winter Craft Beer Festival

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When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1 PM – 5 PM

Winter Craft Beer Festival was created to get you out of the house for some fun during the cold of winter. Sample beers from all your favorite local Boulder, Denver and Ft. Collins breweries, including O’Dell, Great Divide, Oskar Blues, Sanitas Brewing, Epic, Mama Bear’s Brew and so many more! Enjoy live music, fun and games. Food trucks will be around to keep you happy! General admission includes a souvenir glass and all the beer you want to sample, VIP tickets will get you that plus one hour early entry (12PM), exclusive access to rare and small batch beers.

The Winter Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Balch Fieldhouse at Folsom Field. General Admission, $45, VIP $65, Designated Driver, $5. Tickets available here.

4th Annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

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When: March 2 – 3, 2019 10 AM – 5 PM

The Fifth Annual Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest is coming to Boulder County Fairgrounds! Featuring over 100 exhibits and hands-on activities, STEAM Fest brings the best of Arts and Science to the Front Range. Activities include arts & crafts, robotics & electronics, building and making and so much more! This event is mostly indoors and happens rain or shine. Bring the whole family (or come alone!), you’ll want to roll your sleeves up and participate in the activities, learn from the experts, and build awesome new things. Presented by Maker Bolder.

Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Cost: $11/Youth (5 – 18 Years), $15/Adult, Two-Day Packs and Family Pricing available. Tickets here.

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

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When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 7 PM – 10 PM

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 featuring old-time string band Nine Dollar Shawl! 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.

The Old-Time Square Dance will be held at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540. Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, $25/family.

Source – Live Concert at Fiske Planetarium

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When: Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 8 PM – 9:30 PM

SOURCE returns to Fiske for their “Totality” album release show. The band will be performing a special set with lots of songs off their new album, as well as some old songs. Physical copies of the new album “Totality” will be available for purchase after the show and new merchandise with artwork from the new album! Source is a Progressive Rock Band from Boulder, Colorado that writes consciousness based music inspired by flotation tanks, meditation, philosophy, yoga, the psychedelic experience, and mindfulness practices.

Fiske Planetarium is located at 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309. Tickets $15 in advance available here, $18 day of show. All ages.

Historic Hoverhome Tour

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When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 1 PM – 3 PM

Tour this beautiful 1913-1914 historic home, built by Charles L. Hover and his family. On these tours, docents guide you around  historic Hoverhome where you will learn about the Hover family and their involvement in Longmont and beyond.  Tours start on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 pm and last about an hour each. No rsvps are needed. Fees and donations collected help support the continued care of this historic home.

Historic Hoverhome is located at 1309 Hover Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501. Cost: $8/Person. Children 6 & Under FREE.

Sewing Rebellion Boulder @ BLDG 61

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When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Have jeans that are too long for you? Trousers with rips in them? Shirts that hang on you like a cheap tent rather than flattering your figure? Bring those ill-fitting and well-worn pieces to repair at The Sewing Rebellion rather than throwing them away, and leave with clothes that are better than new! Bring your pants to mend, garments to alter, sewing problems which need solutions or an old piece of cloth to combat the use of plastic bags, by producing an East German shopping bag. Different repurposing project instructions are provided each month, and/or come by with your own sewing/altering projects to work on. Sewing machines and sewing tips provided. No prior sewing experience required to participate. Drop-ins welcome. FREE to attend! Donations graciously accepted, but not required. For more info, click here.

Sewing Rebellion is held at BLDG 61 Makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.

Boulder Bach Festival – Free Concert

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When:Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

The Boulder Bach Festival Fellowship Artists perform a thrilling, wild, and passionate program of Italian music at the Nomad Playhouse. This free-of-charge event features Boulder’s most dynamic young professional musicians, artists exploring the fascinating sound world of Baroque period instruments, played with insight and imagination. The seven-piece ensemble along with Artistic Director Zachary Carrettín, will engage the audience with performances, stories, and anecdotes. A question-and-answer dialogue with the audience will complete this one-hour program. Sponsored by Boulder Bach Festival’s SeiSolo Education Series. For more info, click here.

The Nomad Playhouse is located at 1410 Quince Ave, Boulder, CO 80304. Free-of-charge, no ticket required.

FACE Vocal Band

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When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Face is a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, Colorado, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just four singers and a vocal drummer, Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed. No instruments and no special effects -– just five guys.

FACE will perform at the Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Tickets $47 – $57, available here.

Alice Holubar, Kiddie Packs, & Frostline Diy Kits: Gender & Families In The Colorado Outdoor Industry

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When: Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 6 PM – 8 PM

Museum of Boulder presents Alice Holubar, Kiddie Packs, & Frostline DIY Kits: Gender & Families In The Colorado Outdoor Industry. Colorado’s outdoorswomen helped to shape the modern culture of outdoor recreation. Alice Holubar, who owned the Boulder-based Holubar Mountaineering in the 1960s, was renowned as an equipment designer and community builder. Margaret Hansson ushered in a new generation of kids into the woods with her design for the Gerry Kiddie Carrier. And while a catalog for a Frostline Do-It-Yourself kit from the 1970s claimed that anyone should be able to sew a down vest, many men relied on the sewing prowess of their wives or mothers. This talk explores the often-forgotten stories of women who made Colorado’s outdoor industry—and the outdoors—a more welcoming space for women and families.

The Museum of Boulder is located at 2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302. Free & open to the public, seating is limited, RSVP here.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

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When: March 8 – 10, 2019, see full festival schedule here.

Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in America, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the mountain town of Nederland, just thirty minutes from Boulder. The festival, celebrating its 17th year, features three days of frosty merriment including 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, the Blue Ball, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.

Frozen Dead Guy Days is held in and around Nederland, see festival map here. Cost: Some events are FREE to watch, Music tents $20 for weekend pass, Blue Ball $20/person. For Blue Ball tickets, click here.

Boulder County 4-H Family Carnival

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When: Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11 AM – 6PM

Check out the good old-fashioned Boulder County 4-H Carnival featuring games, food and fun. Tickets are just $0.50 each and admission to the event is free. It is a great family-friendly event open to the public. Proceeds benefit Boulder County 4-H. More information 303-678-6238

Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Cost: FREE.

Disenchanted! at the Boulder Dinner Theater

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When: Through March 31, 2019, full schedule here.

Back the the Boulder Dinner Theater by popular demand! Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know, and say hello to DISENCHANTED! A musical comedy satire that gives fairy tales the bird, DISENCHANTED! was nominated for a 2015 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical and a 2015 Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best New Musical. The original fairy tale princesses are none too happy with the exploitation they’ve suffered in today’s films, books and dolls. Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are ‘storming the castle’ in order to take their lives back! Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Hua Mulan, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and unite! DISENCHANTED! features adult themes, and mature situations. It is a satire and it is funny….for grown-ups.

DISENCHANTED! will be held at the Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Tickets $40 +, available here.

Jeff and Paige at the Rayback

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When: Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 10 AM – 11 AM

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.

Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Rd, Boulder, CO 80304. Tickets $10/person 2 & under FREE, tickets available here.

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

When: Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1 PM

From the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow comes classic ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, in cinemas nationwide. On her sixteenth birthday, Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse and into a deep slumber lasting one hundred years. Only the kiss of a prince can break the spell. A resplendent fairytale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, a “truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, was founded in 1776 and to this day remains a spearhead of Russian culture as one of the largest and most celebrated ballet companies in the world.

Held at the Historic Park Theatre, 130 Moraine Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517. Tickets $15, available here.

Beaded Jewelry Making at BLDG61

When: Monday, March 11, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Celebrate International Women’s Day through artistic expression at BLDG 61. Learn about the history of woman’s rights while creating colorful decorated bottles and by making glass beaded jewelry. This workshop will be conducted in English and Spanish. Este taller será en inglés y español. Space is limited, please register to reserve your spot. This event is FREE. Appropriate for ages 10 and up, students under 12 should attend with a responsible adult. All attendees must fill out the Acknowledgement of Risk and Release Form prior to use of makerspace. Generously sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation.

This event will be held at BLDG 61 Makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.

Trash the Runway – 10th Annual Show!

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Common Threads Boulder presents the 10th Annual TRASH THE RUNWAY show! (Formerly Recycled Runway.) ♥ Trash the Runway is a guided independent study that is held in the Common Threads Creative Lab. Over the course of six weeks, a juried selection of students in grades 6-12 design, trouble-shoot & create garments out of items that would have otherwise been tossed in the trash! These young designers transform everyday (or even super unique) difficult to recycle items & present to us the ultimate in unconventional challenges. The main event is a highly-anticipated, professional runway show & competition held at the Boulder Theater. This is an ALL-AGES event that is fun for the entire family! More info here. All net profits from TRASH THE RUNWAY will directly benefit Blue Sky Bridge.

This event will be held at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets on sale February 27, 2019 here.

Peace Through Music 2019

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When: Friday, March 15, 2019 from 7 PM – 10PM

Peace Through Music 2019 is a globally-inspired celebration in song, in honor of the Season for Nonviolence and benefitting Sister Carmen and Musical Ambassadors of Peace! Starring Spirit Voices, PTM Mass Choir, Columbine Choir, VOCE & Spirit Rising. Plus special guests AmeriGhana Drummers, Colorado Heritage Community Choir, Kristina Sophia & the M.A.P. All-Stars, Sing The River & Unity of Boulder Singers

This event will be held at Unity Columbine Spiritual Center, 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303. Tickets $15 in advance $20 at door, Kids 14 & Under $10 in advance $15 at door, available here.

March Family Day at CU’s Museum of Natural History

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When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 10 AM – 4 PM

This March, the CU Museum of Natural History is putting boots to the ground and talking about all things action-based in a fun and inspiring way at A is For Action! Stop by the CU Museum to explore issues connecting art to climate change from the Anthropocene to Alligators. Get creative, learn how to problem solve and make positive changes in your daily lives through hands-on activities, role-playing, and museum crafts. Be sure to stick around for some Good Natured Fun through activities and games that physicalize the science of our natural world. Enjoy funny skits that cleverly demonstrate how to activate top climate solutions locally in daily life, facilitated and performed by a group of Boulder young women (ages 13-16) who are a part of Young Women’s Voices for Climate (from 10am-1pm). Free and open to the public. Fun for all ages.

The museum is located on the CU campus off Broadway & 15th St. This event is FREE.

Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga

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When: Multiple dates, full schedule here.

Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga is hosting yoga with goats this winter, at the indoor heated barn at Lucky Weather Ranch! Bring good vibes and love. If you need to rent a mat, you can for $5.

This event will be held at the Lucky Weather Ranch, 12996 N Foothills Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503. Tickets $30, available here.

Village at the Peaks Kids Club St. Patrick’s Day Event

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When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 12 PM – 2PM

Village at the Peaks is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Kids Club event featuring Macaroni Kids Club Summer Camp Expo, local Irish Dancers, Silver Creek High School Fiddlers, Kids Craft, Photo-Op, Train Rides (weather permitting), face painting, free tomato soup sponsored by Next Door and more!

Village at the Peaks is located at 1250 South Hover Road, Longmont, CO 80501. This event is FREE.

Cat Video Fest 2019!

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When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7 PM – 8:30 PM

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. The 70-minute-reel of cat videos is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by anyone. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. For this screening, $1 from every ticket will benefit the Humane Society of Boulder.

The Dairy Arts Center is located at 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $6.50 – $12, available here.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run

When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 9 AM – 12 PM

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Avery at the Boulder Reservoir with a 5K or 10K run (both races are Bolder Boulder qualifying races), and then venture into the beer garden and enjoy a nice (and free!) cold Avery beer post race (must be 21 or older). There is also a 1k kids fun run! Learn more here: https://www.teamboco.com/#/st-patricks-day-fun-run/

The fun run will be held at the Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301. Registration $12.40 – $30, available here.

The Music of Prince for Kids at Boulder Theater

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When: Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents The Music of  Prince for Kids at the Boulder Theater. Created to provide a shared musical experience for parents and children, the Rock and Roll Playhouse hosts adult-friendly kids’ concerts. Local musicians play music live while kids and parents dance and play in the crowd.

The Music of Prince for Kids will be hosted at the Boulder Theater this Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Tickets are $15, available here.

Billy Idol & Steve Stevens at Boulder Theater

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When: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 8 PM

Billy Idol and Steve Stevens, one of rock’s most iconic and enduring duos, will hit the road this March for their first ever tour performing as a duo: Turned On, Tuned In and Unplugged. See them at the Boulder Theater March 19th!

The Boulder Theater is located at 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $75 – $125, available here.

Subaru WinterFest at Eldora

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When: March 22 – 24, 2019, full schedule here.

Subaru WinterFest is a one-of-a-kind mountain destination and lifestyle tour where skiers and snowboarders can come together and share their passion for all things winter. Come enjoy live music by emerging artists brought to you by Harman Kardon®. Relax with your friends and family while enjoying s’mores and craft coffee or jam out to SiriusXM®. Participate in daily giveaways and test the latest gear from our friends at Nordica, Lib Tech, Thule, Klean Kanteen and more. The event is free. For skiing and snowboarding, you will need to purchase a lift ticket at Eldora.

Subaru WinterFest will be held at Eldora Mountain Restort, 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, Nederland, CO 80466. The event is free. Lift tickets available for purchase.

Longmont Home Show at Boulder County Fairgrounds

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When: March 22 – 24, 2019, full schedule here.

The Longmont Spring Home Show is March 22nd – 24th, 2019 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Free Admission, and Free Parking! Come see over 100+ Vendors with a variety of products for the home!

Boulder County Fairgrounds is located at 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Free admission.

Rocky Mountain Antique Festival Loveland

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When: March 23 – 24, 2019, schedule here.

The Rocky Mountain Antique Festival features authentic antiques & vintage merchandise. Over 40 antique dealers, joining the event from 12 states. What do you collect? We have dealers selling estate jewelry, postcards, books, primitives, 1950s dinettes, antique furniture, western, art pottery, art glass, pop culture, comic books, Native American, vintage clothing, vintage toys, antique lighting, vintage cameras, art, sterling and so much more.

The festival will be held at 5280 Arena Cir, Loveland, CO 80538. Tickets $5 in advance, $6 at door, Kids 12 & under are FREE.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with the Colorado Symphony

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When: March 23 – 24 at 2 PM

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in concert with the Colorado Symphony! Coming to the 1st Bank Center two days in March.

The 1st Bank Center is located at 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, CO 80021. Tickets $46 – $85, available here.

Boulder Arts Week

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When: March 29 – April 6, 2019, full schedule here.

The 6th annual Boulder Arts Week celebrates Boulder artists, the week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. Join Boulder to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.

Boulder Arts Week will be held at various locations around Boulder. Cost: Costs vary depending on event, click here for details.

Demetri Martin Wandering Mind Tour

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When: Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 8 PM

Demetri Martin will be bringing his Wandering Mind Tour to the Boulder Theater. Demetri is a standup comedian, artist, writer, and director. He began doing standup comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Demetri then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This event will be held at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $35, available here.

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