Earth Day Celebration. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 22, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. Free, resourcecentral.org
After a year of improvements, Resource Central is thrilled to reveal the final production of the renovations Visit the reuse facility, get inspired for your summer DIY projects and take advantage of great deals at our Earth Day Sale . Irish rock band Big Paddy will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by amazing bands from the School of Rock. The Go Green Gourmet food truck will be on site and there will be free family activities.
Local Lab New Game Festival. April 22-24, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $30 to $159, thedairy.org/local-lab
Take part in some of the most exciting theater being created today with the Local Theater Company’s Local Lab, Boulder’s premier three-day festival of new American plays. Enter the room with the theater makers for staged readings of four new works. Gather with other members of the public for creative workshops and a number of social gatherings, including the Saturday night dance party. Complete program of events:
East Boulder County Artist Studios Spring Tour. 10am-5pm April 23 and 24, Longmont. For a card of
the locations of the artist’s studios, ebcacolorado.org
Thirty artists from 16 locations in Longmont and Lafayette will open their studios on April 23 and 24. The workshop tour gives the public the opportunity to see the artists’ working studios, while some artists give demonstrations.
CU Boulder’s Theater and Dance Department presents “They Promised Her the Moon”. April 22-24, University Theatre, Building 261, University of Colorado, Boulder, cupresents.org
Many people know the story of the space race and the Mercury Seven. But few have ever heard the unfortunate tale of Jerrie Cobb and Mercury 13: a group of women who underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical astronaut training as their male counterparts, but were ultimately denied entry into the space program because of their gender. They promised him the moon is a very theatrical and breathtaking look at the forces that keep women grounded, for better or for worse.
Boulder Children’s Choir Fundraiser: An Afternoon on Broadway. 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Atonement Lutheran Church, 685 Inca Parkway, Boulder. Donations are welcome.
Boulder Children’s Chorale Dessert Show and Fundraiser Solo features songs from the Broadway stage. This concert will feature small groups and individual singers. This event is free, and desserts will be offered for sale.
Eighth Annual Earth Day Celebration at Longmont. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday April 23, Longmont Museum,
400 Quail Road, Longmont. Free, longmontcolorado.gov
On Saturday, April 23, Sustainable Resilient Longmont will host the eighth annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration at the Longmont Museum. This free community event will feature an environmental education exhibit and programming for children and families throughout the day, including a concert with Boulder County legends Jeff & Paige, Birds of Prey Alive with the Raptor Education Foundation, a herd of kids, a walk for Mother Earth, Left Hand Creek cleanup and more! This family-friendly event will also feature arts and crafts activities led by local educators, hands-on training in composting and planting seedlings. FED Farm Eats Direct, The Magic Food Bus and Cyclhops food trucks will be on hand for food and drinks.
Tulip Fairies and Elves Festival. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24, Pearl Street Mall, 1303 Pearl St., Boulder. Free.
Spring officially arrives in downtown Boulder when the beautiful, colorful Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, parade around the Pearl Street Mall to ‘wake up the tulips’. With live shows, children’s activities and over 15,000 tulips.
Pysanky for Peace: Help for Ukraine. 1-4 p.m. Saturday April 23, Eldorado Springs Art Center (ESAC),
8 Chesebro Way, Eldorado Springs. Tickets: $100, eldoradospringsartcenter.com
This Ukrainian/Pysanky Easter Egg Beginners Workshop teaches the art form of Ukrainian Pysanky Easter Eggs taught by artist/art restorer Maria Valentina Sheets. Your $100 donation to the International Rescue Committee to help Ukraine will secure you a place in the workshop.
The Spark presents “Matilda The Musical” by Roald Dahl. From April 23 to May 8, the Spark, 4847 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $16 to $22, thesparkcreates.org
Matilda is an extraordinary girl who, armed with a sharp mind and an overflowing imagination, dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Faced with ridiculously rotten circumstances, Matilda bravely decides to act. With the help of her friends and her kind-hearted teacher, Miss Honey, this miraculous girl inspires a small revolution, proving that everyone has the power to change their story.
Hops and HOPE. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23, Left Hand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. Suggested donation: $20
Take part in a fantastic outdoor event to raise funds and awareness of HOPE’s work with the homeless in the Longmont community. Your donation goes 100% towards HOPE programming. Enjoy live music, door prizes (four tickets to Leftapalooza), local food, a chance to win beer for a year at Left Hand Brewing, and local artists sharing their wares.
Erika Krouse—“Tell me everything”. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $5, boulderbookstore.net
In the fall of 2002, Erika Krouse accepted a new lawsuit investigation contract as a private detective. A lawyer named Grayson assigns her to investigate a sexual assault student who was attacked by football players and rookies at a party a year earlier. Krouse knows she should refuse the mission. Her own history with sexual violence makes it all too personal. But she takes the job anyway, inspired by Grayson’s belief that he could help change things forever. Over the next five years, Krouse learns all she can about the IP technique, searches for witnesses, and investigates a culture of sexual assault and harassment entrenched in the college’s football program. But as the investigation turns into a national scandal and a historic civil rights case, Krouse finds herself increasingly consumed. When the case and his life implode at the same time, Krouse must figure out how to help win the case without getting lost.
Boulder Ballet Annual Gala. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St.,
Rock. Tickets: $125, boulderballet.org
Celebrate Boulder Ballet with an evening featuring excerpts from the company’s upcoming season, cocktails from an open bar accompanied by heavy appetizers, the annual auction and opportunities to meet the dancers. A portion of each gala ticket is tax deductible and gala proceeds will benefit Boulder Ballet artistic initiatives, including new works, collaborations with diverse new choreographers, costumes, community outreach programs and scholarships. . Festive cocktail attire is encouraged.
friday april 22
Tapeworm Nelson Trio. 6:30 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10 to $20
Acoustic ambush. 7 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
Waxahatchee with Madi Diaz. 8 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $30 to $75
The Greyboy Allstars with Joey Dosik. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $29.50 to $35
New something on Fridays: Nobide and FLYN. 10 p.m. Supermoon, 909 Walnut St., Boulder
Saturday April 23
Bluebird Music Festival featuring Margo Price, Waxahatchee, Langhorne Slim and more. 2 p.m. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, 1595 Pleasant St., #104/285 UCB, Boulder. Tickets: $29 to $49. Until April 24.
Big Richard with Megan Burtt. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $24
Emily Barnes. 7 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs with Sammy Brue. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $32.50 to $35
G Jones with M. Carmack, Shades, Redrum. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $25 to $69
JOHNNYSWIM with Katelyn Tarver. 9 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $32
BoomBox feat. BackBeat Brass with ETHNO (Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation). 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $27 to $30
HeR with Pink Lady Monster, DJ Gia, Dj Leentree, DJ Mahay. 10 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder
sunday april 24
Goldstein and Hwang-Williams: Piano and Violin. 7:00 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10 to $20
Madi Diaz with Patrick Dethlefs. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $20
Monday April 25
Deftones. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Tickets start at $89.50
PUP with Sheer Mag, Pinkshift. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $28.50 to $32.50
The Flaming Lips with special guest Particle Kid. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $45 to $75
tuesday 26 april
Hot Chip with Friedberg. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $35 to $85.75
Rina Sawayama with HANA. 8 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $22 to $27
Wednesday April 27
Reversed. 7 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $27.50
Shit Friday: Addicted 222 Music. 7:30 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15 to $20
Lorde with Remi Wolf. 7:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $70 to $130
Thursday April 28
St. Paul & The Broken Bones with Danielle Ponder. 7:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $37.50 to $75.
James Arthur. 8 p.m. Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $25.50
Shred grateful. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25 to $29.50
The dead pay the rent. 8 p.m. Supermoon, 909 Walnut St., Boulder
Slacker Spring Fest with Habstrakt, Method, HARVE, Ryne. 9 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25 to $35.