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Boulder February Fun and Events Update
Posted on:Friday, January 17, 2014

February in Boulder is sure to be amazing – filled with music, film, and performance. Throw in some new social scenes and fascinating nature programs, and residents of Boulder and the surrounding areas can choose from a plethora of activities, from intellectual stimulation to just plain fun. Make it a great month Boulder!



ONGOING EVENTS

Boulder Skee League – Thursdays, 7pm, 10th & 11th Streets, starting February 6th. Make new friends while playing the classic boardwalk game of Skeeball. Join a team, bring a team, or register as a free agent. Each player receives a Boulder Skeeball t-shirt. After the games, enjoy dinner and drink specials at local sponsor bars. Register online before January 31st at http://denverbarskee.com/season/boulder-walrus/thursday/.

NoBo First Fridays – First Friday of the month, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, Yarmouth and Broadway. Painters, photographers, potters, fashion designers, artisans and musicians will be available in their studios in the NoBo Art District. Learn more about the art, visit a studio, buy some work, sign up for mini-workshops, or create your own work of art. Learn more at http://noboartdistrict.org/.

Flood Tours on Open Space – Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces invites you to come see some of the flood-damaged areas that are not open to the public. You will learn about plans for funding the work necessary to repair facilities and open damaged trails. Be prepared for a short hike at each property. Minimum age is 10 years old, with accompanying adult. This event is free, but registration is required. Learn more and find event dates on the Boulder County Open Space website.

Afternoon Tea at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse – Daily, 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea service in one of Boulder’s most beautiful and iconic buildings. A gift to the City of Boulder from sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, and a symbol of global friendship and peace, the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse was handcrafted by skilled artisans in Central Asia, and features traditional Persian art. An assortment of pastries and sandwiches are served with tea. Advance reservations are required and can be made at http://www.boulderteahouse.com/.

Local Table Tours – Boulder boasts a large variety of restaurants and fine dining experiences, cafes and pastry houses, farmer’s markets, and other food and drink venues. Local Table Tours offers several different culinary tours that make stops at the best places in town. A dining tour may land you a short-term seat at Black Cat, Salt, Frasca, or Beehive. Other tour options will have you enjoying cocktails, beer, coffee and pastries, farm fresh produce, or other tasty treats. Learn more and make tour reservations at www.localtabletours.com.



SPECIAL EVENTS

Boulder Polar Plunge for Special Olympics – February 8th, 11:00am to 4:00pm, Boulder Reservoir. Get tickets online to be part of a special community tradition benefiting the Colorado Special Olympics. Hundreds of spectators gather at the Boulder Reservoir to witness 600-800 adventurous locals take a dip in the lake’s freezing waters. If you’d like to take a dip yourself to raise funds for Special Olympics and participate in what’s been described as “30 seconds of freezing, and a whole year of bragging rights,” visit http://specialolympicsco.org/give/polar-plunge/ today to register.

Planetary Auroras, Northern Lights of the Solar System – Thursday, February 13th, 7:00pm, Chautauqua Community House. As you might imagine, other planets also experience planetary auroras. In this presentation, Dr. Frank Bagenal of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, will survey the dramatic auroras of different planets, envision the views one might have from their surfaces, and discuss the various processes throughout our magnetic region in space that cause planetary auroras. Get more information and buy tickets on the Chautauqua website.

Venice Baroque Orchestra – Thursday, February 13th, 7:30pm, Mackey Auditorium. Founded in 1997, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrumental performance, and has won critical acclaim worldwide. Featuring Mario Brunello on cello, the program will focus on the music of Vivaldi and Boccherini. Tickets start at $14, and Preconcert Conversation will be held at 6:45pm on Macky Room 102 with CU College of Music’s Elizabeth Farr. Buy tickets at http://www.cupresents.org/events/venice-baroque-orchestra.

Boulder International Film Festival – February 13th to 16th, Boulder Theater. Named on of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world, the Boulder International Film Festival brings films from around the world to a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. Events include film screenings, parties, forums, workshops, and red-carpet galas. Past festivals have featured special guests such as James Franco, Oliver Stone, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, and Alec Baldwin. Find a complete calendar and purchase tickets at http://www.biff1.com/.

Boulder Bach Festival – February 18th to 23rd, various venues in Boulder, Longmont, and Denver. Celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, the Boulder Bach Festival presents a series of concerts designed to satisfy those who already love Bach’s music while also introducing it to others. Buy single concert tickets or festival packages, discounts available for students and kids. View a complete calendar of events at http://www.boulderbachfestival.org/calendar.

Tao: Phoenix Rising – Monday, February 24th, 7:30pm, Mackey Auditorium. Infusing Taiko drumming with color, athleticism, and explosive power, Tao is a modern interpretation of an ancient art form performed by men and women who have trained for years in the mountains of Japan. Tickets start at $14. Get yours at http://www.cupresents.org/events/tao-phoenix-rising.

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