Social distancing requirements remain in effect, yet our city’s economy needs our participation to keep Boulder thriving. There are ample ways to enjoy Boulder’s vibrant artistic community, stellar restaurants, and scenic outdoors while staying safe. Here are a few events we are looking forward to this month.
When: Month of February
Where: Virtual, The Dairy
For the entire month of February, The Dairy Center for Performing Arts in Boulder is offering a curated playlist in celebration of MLK Day. Musicians Hazel Miller and Julia Kirkwood will select songs that celebrate Black achievement, highlight Black artists, and convey the hope and determination that Dr. King inspired throughout his lifetime and beyond.
When: 2/19, 1:00 – 3:30
Where: Virtual, Two Hands Paperie
Learn a new craft while supporting local business by signing up for an online class taught by Two Hands Paperie. This Pearl Street shop boasts an array of beautiful paper, journals, games, and other hand-made, locally-sourced art and gift items. This class teaches participants how to bind their own books, make a jig at home, and provides a brief intro into laser cutting designs onto wood. At the end of the class, guests will have a beautifully-bound, laser-cut journal to create their own artwork in.
When: 2/21, 1:00 – 3:30
Where: Virtual, Frasca Food and Wine
Join Frasca founder Bobby Stuckey and wine director Carlin Karr as they guide guests through an in-depth tasting of 6 bottles of wine. Explore famous wine regions, learn about vintages, domaines, appellations, and more under the keen tutelage of these expert wine guides. This activity makes for a great Valentine’s Day gift or date night idea for those looking to shake up their normal routine and learn something new.
When: 2/27 – 3/15
Steve Frost, a Boulder local, has long been spreading the art of textile making and weaving from hosting community events. Now, he exhibits a large-scale woven piece titled “Helen & Alice” in memory of his aunt and her partner. The piece will hang from the side of the museum building and be on display for a year. Learn more about this local artist, his aunt’s story, and the piece this February to mid-March.
While we await vaccinations, dropping COVID numbers, and warm weather, participating in these events can stave off winter blues and may even lead to inspiration, exploration, and community engagement. We’re all in this together and our city thrives when we chip in to support it in whatever way we can.