Gear up for the Boulder Art Cinema opening, Mid Winter Sale info, Valentine's Events & Gifts

Downtown Boulder

Feb 10, 2016

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Boulder Art Cinema Launches

Thursday, February 25 | Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

Downtown Boulder, Inc. and the Boulder Public Library are pleased to announce the grand opening of the much anticipated Boulder Art Cinema (BAC) on Thursday, February 25th with showings of Trumbo, Amy and The Danish Girl in celebration of the 88th Academy Awards.

Boasting a state-of-the-art projection and sound system, this 200-seat theater will operate Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings in the Library's Canyon Theater. BAC will show first-run art and independent films. Doors open at 6 PM; first screening begins at 6:30 PM.

Ticket Prices and Additional Information

Mid-Winter Sale

Saturday, February 13 - Monday, February 15 | Throughout Downtown

The annual Mid-Winter Sale is THIS WEEKEND. Shop small, support downtown businesses and score some of the best deals around. Don't miss your chance to enjoy the coolest savings of winter! Swing by this weekend and check it out.

See the list of participating businesses at:

Enjoy Valentine's Day Downtown

Downtown Boulder's online events calendar is always filled with fun daily happenings. Keep checking our Valentine's Day Event List for an up-to-date list of Valentine's parties, activities, special menus and more!

Whether you are celebrating with a special someone or enjoying a girls' night out, there's something for everybody on Downtown Boulder's calendar.


Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect something to give your love this Valentine's Day? Look no further than our Valentine's Gift Guide! With over 300 specialty shops, you'll find everything from jewelry and shoes to some sugar and spice.

Want to get a quick thoughtful gift available from $10 to $500? The Downtown Boulder Gift Card is good at over 190 shops and restaurants.


Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF)

For the ultimate film lover who wants guaranteed and early entrance to BIFF film programs, parties and events, the 2016 BIFF festival pass is for you! Early Bird passes are on sale through February 14 (prices increase on February 15) and include entrance to several exclusive BIFF events. In addition to festival passes, tickets are available for our Foovie (food and movie) event at eTown Hall this Saturday, February 13.


Mark Your Calendar: Taste of Pearl Tickets

Tuesday, March 1 |

Taste of Pearl is an unforgettable afternoon exploring Boulder's tantalizing culinary arts scene, celebrating Colorado's distinctive wines while strolling through some of Downtown Boulder's most vibrant galleries and stores.

This is an event you wont want to miss! Mark your calendar because ticket sales start on March 1.


Thanks for Attending the DBI Awards Lunch

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Downtown Boulder, Inc. (DBI) Annual Awards Luncheon. A huge thanks to the speakers and sponsors who made this event possible.

Boulder County Farmers Markets - Business of the Year
Jay Elowsky (Pasta Jay's) - George Karakehian Community Service Award
Fern O'Brien
- Ron Porter Special Achievement Award

Click the button below to see a photo gallery from the event.


Found Downtown

This photo from our Instagram was taken downtown.

Email the location of this photo to with "Found Downtown" in the subject line for a chance to win a $25 Downtown Boulder Gift Card. Winner will be notified by Tuesday, February 23.

Congratulations Ben W., winner of the last Found Downtown (Cured West) - kind of a tricky one!


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Upcoming Events


BETWEEN THE COVERS -- A Winter Evening for Bookclubs
7 pm / Boulder Book Store

Boulder Conversations: Mark Plaatjes
5 pm - 7 pm / Museum of Boulder

Istituto Frasca Per il Vino
6 pm - 8 pm / Frasca Food & Wine

Mardi Gras Bash
11 am - 10 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Paint "Mardi Gras Mambo"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Soundscape: Who Is Missy Mazzoli?
2 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts


Community Music Night: For The Love Of Music!
6 pm - 10 pm / eTown

Date Night in New York- Cooking Class
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab

DIANE LES BEQUETS -- "Breaking Wild"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Istituto Frasca Per il Vino
6 pm - 8 pm / Frasca Food & Wine

Love Your Ocean | Blue Drinks | Take Back the Bead Party
5:30 pm - 8 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Old Time Bluegrass Jam
7:30 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Paint "Tetons"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


Boulder Symphony's Valentine Pops Special - "Snapshot of Love"
7 pm - 9 pm / First Presbyterian Church

Cake hacking with Betty Hacker
4 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Date Night in Paris: Cooking Class
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab

Paint "Twilight Rhapsody"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Special Valentine’s Day Weekend Menu and Cocktails
Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Winter Soup Workshop
11 am - 2 pm / Food Lab


Afternoon Tea
3 - 5 pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant

Boy and the World
10:30 am / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Date Night in Venice Cooking Class
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab

Front Range Anglers Signature Saturday Series Fly Tying
10 am - 12 pm / Front Range Anglers

Kali Creates Fate
8 pm - 9:30 pm / Unity Boulder Church

Love or Lust Valentines Burlesque Extravaganza
9 pm -12 am / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Open Code for Youth with Coder Dojo
1 pm - 3 pm / Boulder Public Library

Paint "Rose"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Pancrepes Demo!
11 am - 3 pm / Oliverde

Valentine's Brunch Cooking Class
11 am - 2 pm / Food Lab

Valentine's Foovie
5:30 pm / eTown


Boulder Comedy Show - Valentines Day Event - 2 Shows
9:15 pm - 10:30 pm and 7 pm - 8:30 pm / Bohemian Biergarten

Chain Station live
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Date Night in Paris: Cooking Class
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab

Family Day Paint "Valentine Tree"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Glass With Thinking Plague and Hamster Theatre
6:30 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Hearts On Our Sleeves Songs Of Love & Heartache with Strangebyrds with Bonnie & Taylor Sims
7 pm -10:30 pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Rhapsody/Two Pigeons - Ballet Direct from Covent Garden
1 pm - 4 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Valentine's Family Sweets and Treats
11 am - 2 pm / Food Lab


Bluegrass Jam
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm / West Flanders Brewing Company

Kid's Night Paint "Dolphin Love"
5:30 pm - 8 pm / POSHsplat

Kids Day Off School: Cooking Camp
9 am - 12 pm / Food Lab

Monday Night Dinner Series: Sangiovese with Volio Vino
5:30 pm / Frasca Food & Wine