Get tickets to Taste of Pearl, volunteer at Boulder Art Cinema, gear up for Boulder Arts Week.

Downtown Boulder

Mar 9, 2016

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Boulder Art Cinema: Now Showing

Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays | Showings start at 6PM |
Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater

The Boulder Art Cinema shows first-run, independent films on Thursday through Saturday evenings. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. Beer and wine is available for purchase to enjoy before and while viewing.

This weekend: A War and The Wave

March 18 - 19: Creative Control

The cinema relies on the help of volunteers. Enjoy a free movie ticket for every short shift worked!
Learn more about volunteering.

Taste of Pearl

Sunday, April 17 | 2 - 6PM | Pearl Street Mall

Taste of Pearl takes participants on a culinary sojourn around downtown Boulder. Each Boulder restaurant will create a decadent sample-sized offering and will be paired with a Colorado winery. What makes Taste of Pearl unique is that each tasting takes place in a downtown boutique or gallery. Participants will receive a map at check-in that will guide them on this epicurean adventure. (Pairings will be revealed the day of the event at check in.) Don't wait, tickets are likely to sell out prior to the event!

Buy tickets ($65 / $75 VIP)

Taste of Pearl depends on over 60 wonderful volunteers to make the event run smoothly.
Click to volunteer.

Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival

Sunday, April 3 | 1 - 5PM | Pearl Street Mall

Join the Tulip Fairy as she and her pint-sized helpers celebrate the tulips that adorn the Pearl Street Mall. The event includes Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty (City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks) 'Waking the Bear' live stage performance, along with nearly 20 children's activities hosted by community partners.


US 36 Bikeway Opens

The final stretch of the U.S. 36 Bikeway that connects Boulder to Denver is now open! The path is 18 miles long and runs from Table Mesa Station in Boulder to 80th Avenue in Westminster.


Boulder Arts Week

March 25 - April 2 | Throughout Boulder

Mark your calendars for Boulder Arts Week, Boulder's large-scale celebration of our community's vibrant arts and cultural offerings. Events take place at locations throughout Boulder.

During Boulder Arts Week, vote for your favorite student artwork on the lightpole banners on Pearl Street.


Downtown Creek Clean Up

Saturday, March 19 |
11AM | meet @ Rocky Mountain Anglers

Want to contribute to the vibrancy and beauty of downtown? The Boulder Creek is an important feature!

Join Rocky Mountain Anglers for a Creek Clean Up focused on an in town stretch of creek. Waders provided and the City of Boulder donates gloves and bags for volunteers. There are lots of benefits for volunteering, so come help keep Boulder Creek clean!


Boulder Farmers Market Season Opens

Saturdays, starting April 2 | 8AM-2PM | 13th Street

There are plants sprouting all over Boulder County, inside greenhouses filled with the season's first fresh vegetables.

Visit the first Boulder Farmers Market of the season on Saturday, April 2. The Saturday market season runs every Saturday through November 19 and Wednesday night markets begin May 4.


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, March 22.

Congratulations Christine M., winner of the last Found Downtown (SmithKlein Gallery).


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Upcoming Events


AMBER TAMBLYN -- "Dark Sparkler"
7:30 pm / Boulder Book Store

Animal Communication 101
7:30 pm - 9 pm / Boulder Psychic Institute

Boulder Conversations: Jane Strode Miller
5 pm - 7 pm / Museum of Boulder

Opening: Hometown Heroes

La Traviata - Opera Direct from Covent Garden
1 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm / Wonder

Paint "Field of Poppies"
6:30pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat

Reversible Purse Class
1 pm - 3 pm / Fabricate

Soundscape: The Austin Piazzolla Quintet
2 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts


Laws Whiskey Single Barrel Debut
7 pm - 9 pm / Upstairs

Film Showing
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

Melanie Devaney with Rabbit's Atom live
8 pm to 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

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

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

Seaweed with Bridgette Mars
6 pm - 9 pm / Food Lab


Bones Jugs live
9 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

Boulder Ballet: Storybook Ballet - The Jungle Book
7 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Cooking Class: Skills and Sauces by Thomas
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm / Oliverde

Film Showing
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

Henna Body Art
4 pm - 5:30 pm / Boulder Public Library

Paint "Funky Flatirons"
6:30 pm - 9 pm / POSHsplat


Boulder Ballet: Storybook Ballet - The Jungle Book
2 pm and 7 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Opening: Boulder Jewish Film Festival
The Dairy Center For The Arts

Boulder Symphony Presents "Party At Tchaikovsky's"
7 pm - 9 pm / First Presbyterian Church

CASSANDRA CLARE -- " Lady Midnight"
2 pm / First United Methodist

Film Showing
6:30 pm; 9 pm showings / Boulder Art Cinema

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

Hands On Healings
3 pm - 4:30 pm / Boulder Psychic Institute

Paint "Ski Village"
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm / POSHsplat

Scarlatti Father & Son
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm / First United Methodist


Boulder Ballet: Storybook Ballet - The Jungle Book
2 pm / The Dairy Center For The Arts

Family Day Paint "Mountain Flowers"
2 pm - 4 pm / POSHsplat

Full Moon Medicine
10 pm - 11 pm / Laughing Goat Coffeehouse

The Evergreen Grass Band- Live
10 pm - 1 am / Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery

Young Scientists: Explore the Trees
1 pm - 2:30 pm / Boulder Public Library