This April is shaping up to be an awesome month in Boulder, Colorado. Squeeze in the last of your nordic skiing adventures and get ready for a whole host of springtime activities in our great city. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this April.
Tombeau: Lost Voices of World War I
When: 4/2, 1 – 3:30pm
Where: Boulder Public Library
History buffs should not miss this opportunity to experience stories that were silenced by World War I. Centered on the life of French composer Maurice Ravel, this concert, titled Lost Voices of World War I, is played by the Emil Trio. This talented group features a cellist, violinist, and pianist, who will beautifully lead guests through works by other composers whose lives and works were cut short by the violence of WWI.
Storybook Art at BMoCA
When: 4/3, 10 – 12
BMoCA is gearing up to offer an awesome experience for homeschooled children throughout Boulder County to complement a wide array of at-home curricula. This three-day long Storybook Art Camp asks participants to embrace imagination and creativity. With 2D and 3D materials, children will dream up, write and then create captivating stories. Drawing inspiration from their own favorite storybooks, children will use art materials provided by BMoCA to make their vision come to life.
Black Futures in Art
When: Extended Through April 7
Where: The Dairy Arts Center
Curated by Boulder artists Adderly Grant-Lloyd, this multi-month exhibit, Black Futures in Art showcases work from our city’s numerous Black artists. Grant-Lloyd selected sculptors, photographers, painters, and other talented creatives to showcase their work starting in February at a variety of venues around Boulder. From Grant-Lloyd, “This body of work exhibits art to provoke introspection and to see Black Folk in Boulder and around the world, past and present reality through the felt and lived experience from the perspective of the artist.” Catch one of these exhibits at The Dairy.
When: 4/7 – 9, 4 – 6pm
One of Boulder’s most epic community-curated art exhibits is back this April. Open Wall gives area artists the chance to showcase and sell their creations. From photography, painting, drawing, and mixed-media, creatives can learn more about exhibiting in a gallery, network with other artists, and meet art enthusiasts in Boulder. Come out to support our city’s artists during this collaborative gallery experience.
Conference on World Affairs
When: 4/12 – 14, times vary
Where: CU Boulder
Since 1948, the Conference on World Affairs has brought renowned environmentalists, politicians, economists, and climate experts to our city to discuss challenges facing the world we live in. This summit is important in facilitating collaboration so humans can work together to solve numerous challenges that affect a bulk of the world’s population. Online and in-person discussions and panels offer the chance to share, explore, and learn more about things like Colorado’s watershed health, greenwashing, and growing food for the future. Here’s a complete schedule of events.
Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival
When: 4/23, 1 – 5pm
Where: Pearl Street Mall
We know that it’s officially springtime when the tulips begin peeking through the flower beds along Pearl Street. To celebrate this gorgeous display of tens of thousands of colorful flowers and to welcome this new season, our city’s youngest residents are invited to don their best fairy or elf costume and wake up the tulips. The Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival features live performances, crafts, and other activities to keep the little ones entertained all afternoon long.
Bluebird Music Festival
When: 4/29 & 30, 2 – 11 pm
Where: Macky Auditorium
Each year, this much-awaited festival welcomes some of the country’s best folk artists to Boulder, Colorado. This year’s Bluebird Music Festival is no different with Ben Harper, Watchhouse, and others to take the stage at Macky Auditorium. Join The Flock of Bluebirds to engage with a community all about live music, dinner parties, and friendship founded in shared interests.
April is one of the prettiest months in Boulder, with the Flatirons shedding their last layers of snow and flowers beginning to bud throughout the foothills. Get outside, listen to music, and embrace this gorgeous place we are so fortunate to call home.