It’s almost spring in Boulder, and you can practically feel the city waking up as the days get warmer and longer again. This month’s impressive lineup of festivals, talks, art events, and more will have you wishing you could be in two places at once. From beer tasting to supporting your local artists, here’s our list of Boulder’s most engaging and exciting events this March.
When: Saturday, March 3; 1 – 5pm
Where: 29th Street Mall
What better way to spend a late-winter day than tasting some delicious craft beer? Featuring countless beers on tap from dozens of local breweries, food trucks, music, and more, this outdoor beer festival is sure to bust those winter blues.
When: Sunday, March 4; 6pm
Where: Boedecker Theater
This exclusive members-only event makes watching the Oscars almost as exciting as being there in person. Have snacks, champagne, and dessert, and play trivia for prizes during commercial breaks. Place your bets on who wins what at the 90th Academy Awards, and you could win a year of Boedecker Membership.
When: March 8 – March 18
Where: Dairy Arts Center
The 6th Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival is packed with over a dozen films from Jewish directors all over the world. From intimate dramas and historical documentaries to sweet romantic comedies and beyond, there’s something for everyone to learn and enjoy. Tickets are going fast, so get yours before they run out.
When: Wednesday, March 14; 7pm
Where: Boulder Theater
Join acclaimed Irish singer/songwriter Glen Hansard for a night of captivating and moving music. Since winning an Academy Award for “Falling Slowly” in 2007, Hansard has sold out venues world-wide as both a front-man and a solo artist.
When: Thursday, March 15; 6pm
Where: Bookcliff Vineyards
Bookcliff Vineyards presents an installment in their annual Local Chefs Series, featuring chef Bradford Heap of Salt and Wild Standard. This delectable five-course dinner comes paired with an array of fine wines, expertly chosen from Bookcliff’s cellars. If you love food, then you won’t want to miss this—make your reservation soon.
When: Saturday, March 17; 5:30pm
Where: Rayback Collective
This family-friendly event is sure to draw a crowd, featuring kids activities, food trucks, beer garden, and a special live performance by Arthur Lee Land’s new side project, TWANG IS DEAD. This event is free to the public.
When: Saturday, March 17; 11am
Where: McGuckin Hardware
Grab the kids and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Boulder-style, with performances by Celtic Steps Superior and the McTeggart Irish Dancers. Stick around for tasty snacks from Great Harvest Bread Co. and fun Irish-themed activities.
When: Saturday, March 24; 9am – 12pm
Where: Boulder Creative Collective
Do you love to paint? Learn new techniques and engage with some interesting materials at this acrylic painting workshop, hosted by William Singer. This class is not intended for beginners, but rather students who already have a grasp on painting fundamentals.
When: Friday, March 30; 4:30 – 8pm
This one-night-only art exhibition and silent auction features a self-curated gallery, arranged by local artists whose work will be displayed on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet artists and art lovers, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and drinks while you support the Boulder art community.
March 20th marks the first day of spring in 2018, and there’s no better time to make some room in your schedule. This month, open up your windows, put on some floral prints, and enjoy a lively day or two in our wonderful community.