This March is chalked full of events in Boulder, Colorado. From kid-friendly nature talks and Easter Egg Hunts, to adults-only brewery tours, this month features activities for everyone. March also has the good fortune of hosting three holidays this year. Passover begins on the eve of March 25th; March 17th marks St. Patrick’s Day; and Easter Sunday falls on the 31st. Needless to say, Boulder will be in full holiday spirit this month.
Happening March 1st!
There are a variety of events happening on the 1st. Beer enthusiasts looking for something to do might enjoy Beer! Boulder’s History on Tap, at the Boulder History Museum. Sponsored by New Planet Beer Company and Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), this exhibit offers guests a chance to inform themselves about the evolution of beer brewing in Boulder, CO.
If you’d prefer an artistically enlightening experience, this evening offers events for you too. Join the Schiff Dance Collective tonight at the Dairy Center for the Arts for their performance, “She Is…” at 8pm. Ticket costs are $20 for adults and $15 for students.
If attending a play is more your style, Boulder’s Upstart Crow Theatre Company is performing Caesar & Cleopatra, also at the Dairy Center for the Arts. Tickets to this event range from $17 to $20. For more information about these performances, and what’s happening this month at the Dairy Center for the Arts, click here.
For the Young Ones
Part of Boulder’s appeal is its proximity to nature. With hiking trails and beautiful mountains right in our backyard, who wouldn’t want to take advantage of these beautiful surroundings?
If you and your children love being outside, and enjoy learning about Colorado’s native wildlife, head on over to the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage on Sunday, March 3rd, for an afternoon of hiking and education. Join teacher and nature enthusiast, Debora Martin as she hosts Nature for Kids and Parents: Lions, Bobcats, Lynx, OH My! The event starts at 1pm and will include an informational session on Colorado’s wildest felines, as well as a hike and fun activities for the kiddos.
In the spirit of giving, there are also a few galas happening this month. On March 2nd, for instance, why not attend the 8th Annual Gala Fundraiser for Colorado Music Festival & Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts? Crescendo: Good Vibrations will feature an evening of 60’s infused fun, filled with live music, dinner, drinks, and auctions.
The event is being held at the Shelby American Collection Museum and will begin at 6pm. So come on down, and get groovy for a good cause. For tickets and event information, visit their website, here.If you can’t attend Crescendo, but are still in the mood for a gala, have no fear:
The Roaring 20’s Gala
What: A fundraising event for the Boulder Chamber Orchestra
Where: Rembrandt Yard
When: March 14th at 6:30pm
Celebrating St. Patrick
There are plenty of events happening this month in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. On March 10th, Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub is putting on their 13th Annual World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This free event begins at 11am, and is open to the public. As is tradition, the parade will feature not only Irish dancers, but bagpipers and the Centennial Pipe Band as well. In case you missed last year’s parade, here’s a recap:
If the parade doesn’t satisfy your Emerald Isle fix, the Artist Series at CU will be presenting Acclaimed Irish ensemble, Danu, later in the evening. The Award Winning Irish Ensemble will perform a blend of ancient and contemporary Irish music in Macky Auditorium at 7:30 pm. Tickets are only $12, so hurry up and get them while they last!
Haven’t experienced Danu’s uplifting energy before? Check out this video!
Also happening in honor of St. Patrick’s Day is the Irish Whiskey Dinner with Bushmills finest whiskeys. Join the team at Q’s Restaurant on March 16th for a 5 course, Irish inspired dinner, cocktails, and an extravagant assortment of Bushmills Irish whiskey. The dinner begins at 6:30, and it’s highly encouraged to make a reservation ahead of time. To view the menu, or to make reservations for this dinner, click here!
Passover, Denver Style
If you’re looking to celebrate your first night of Seder out within the community, consider attending Temple Emanuel First Night Community Passover Seder on Monday, March 25th. Rabbis Black and Immerman, and Cantor Heit will be hosting this family-friendly dinner at Temple Emanuel in Denver. Ticket prices for this dinner from $50 to $22, and it’s encouraged to get yours ahead of time! For more information about this event, visit jewishcolorado.
Temple Micah, in Denver, will also be hosting a Community Passover Seder on March 25th. Both events begin at 6pm, and promise to be well worthwhile. By the way, has anyone visited mazeltot.org? It’s a brilliant website for Jewish parents, who’s mission is to unite and connect young Jewish families in the area, check it out!
All Month Long
Do you love beer? Do you love Boulder? Come on down to Pearl Street each Friday through Sunday this month for the Walking Boulder Brew Tour. This 2 to 3 hour guided tour will commence at 3 o’clock in the afternoon at Shine Brewery on 13th and Pearl. A guide will then take you down Boulder’s historic Pearl Street and into the various microbreweries peppered throughout downtown. For ticketing and tour information, visit the Boulder Brew Tours website by clicking here.
Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe is known for their Easter endeavors, so join them on March 31st for their 37th Annual Easter Egg Event! The event itself begins at 7pm, but Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe will be hosting races and kid-friendly all day, beginning at 10am.
Looking for an Easter themed Sunday brunch? Both The St Julien Hotel & Spa and the Hotel Boulderado are hosting two savory, delectable brunches on Easter Sunday. Not sure which one to attend? Here is some information to make your decision easier:
St Julien Hotel & Spa Easter Egg Brunch
• 9:30am through 1:30pm
• $49.95 per adult
• $19.95 per child
Hotel Boulderado Easter Brunch Buffet
• 10am through 2pm
• $51 per adult
• $23.50 for children ages 4 to 10
For a complete list of all the events taking place in Boulder this month, please visit www.DailyCamera.com.