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January 2020 Events in Boulder, Colorado

After ringing in the new year at any of our city’s fabulous events around town, keep the party going by attending some of Boulder’s engaging and lively events throughout the month of January. Whether you’re looking to broaden your horizons by experiencing a new art exhibit or taste authentic cuisine from half a world away, check out these awesome events in Boulder this January. 

Ramen Nights

When: Each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in January, 5:00 – 10:00 pm

Where: Upstairs Cocktail Lounge

Warm up cold bones with a comforting helping of hearty ramen noodles. This authentic bowl of Shoyu Ramen is not the least bit similar to the dollar variety. Instead, it boasts a rich tamari-based broth that complements crispy pork belly, fresh vegetables, and savory mushrooms. Relax in the cozy cocktail lounge of one of Boulder’s most beloved restaurants while catching up with friends and family over a casual bowl of ramen. 

Chautauqua Skating Rink

When: Every Wednesday through Feb. 2, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: Colorado Chautauqua National Historic Landmark

Glide into the new year with Chautauqua Winterfest Skate, Boulder’s only outdoor skating rink. The park is open from 1-7pm every Wednesday this month. Bring the family or plan a corporate outing–this park is perfect for all ages.

Kids Herbalism: Aromatherapy Sparkle Spritzers

When: Jan. 8, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Where: Rebecca’s Herbal Apothecary & Supply 

Certified clinical herbalist Molly Turner is set to host a kid-friendly herbal class that teaches little ones how to make their own aromatherapy spritzer. Participants will have the option to concoct a body or room spray using the finest essential oils and will learn about safety in the process. This class provides a great introduction to aromatherapy and natural home remedies to help children become acquainted with a cleaner way of life. 

Fermentation Class w/ Kirsten Shockey @ Dry Storage

When: Jan. 15, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Where: Dry Storage

This workshop at Dry Storage is perfect for aspiring home chefs! You’ll learn about miso, an ancient fermented tasty super food, with best-selling author Kirsten K Shockey. Attendees will have a chance to taste it and discover both traditional and non-traditional flavors. Guests will also leave class with a jar of their own miso, along with the skills to make more at home. Food and drinks are included. 

Library Concert Series: “Incessant Hum Beethoven 2020”

When: Jan. 19, 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Where: Boulder Public Library Canyon Gallery & Theater

The Colorado Chamber Players will perform a musical showcase featuring some of Beethoven’s most famous compositions. At an early age, the famous performer started to lose his hearing, eventually becoming completely deaf. Actor Mare Trevathan will read a narration of Beethoven’s life, including his struggle with the disability and his achievement of personal and professional success through classical music. The narration will be accompanied by an outstanding performance by the CCP for a truly unforgettable saga about the storied musician. 

Soba Workshop w/ Sonoko Sakai @ Dry Storage

When: Jan. 19, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Where: Basta

Join Los Angeles-based Soba Master, Sonoko Sakai, for a hands-on workshop on soba noodle making and sauces. Attendees will learn the deep tradition, then sit down and enjoy the meal that they have prepared. 

5th Annual Bow Wow Film Festival

When: Jan. 25, 4:00 pm

Where: Dairy Arts Center

Boulder is famous for its breathtaking Flatirons, its numerous craft breweries, and its love of four-legged companions. Come celebrate canines in all their many forms at this highly-anticipated film festival. Each film tells a different story about dogs that have left pawprints on hearts forever. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you may even walk away wanting to adopt a furry friend. 

23rd Annual Boulder Wedding Showcase

When: Jan. 26, 11 am – 2 pm

Where: Rembrandt Yard

This venerated Boulder wedding venue has seen its fair share of matrimonial celebrations. Each year, the showcase hosts numerous wedding vendors who are experts in a variety of fields. During the event, each booth will raffle items off, including the chance to win $500 toward a vendor of the winner’s choice. Bring your ceremony plans, vision boards, and burning questions to this wedding-focused event. 

Opening Reception for Spring 2020 Exhibitions

When: Jan. 30, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art 

BMoCA’s dynamic and innovative exhibits continually please art lovers and culture enthusiasts alike. This spring, the museum will host two exhibits by venerated artists — Margaretta Gilboy: Flying in the Hands of Time: A Retrospective and Night Reels: The Work of Stacey Steers. Attend this event to hear opening remarks by the executive director and meet the artists behind each masterful exhibit. 

Get the gang together and spend the evening watching lively movies, taking in exquisite art, or indulging in salty bowls of ramen at one of these fantastic Boulder events in January. 

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