As we approach winter and the last of the leaves fall, many local events head indoors. This November, there are a number of great reasons to put on your favorite sweater and get out of the house. Here are some of the highlights:
When: 10/31 from 9pm-1:30am
On Halloween night, I’ll be teaming up with the folks at Corrida to host an evening of fantastic drinks, food, and dancing. In order to get in, you’ll need to have a creative costume, and if yours is voted as best of the night, you’ll leave with an awesome prize. To really top it off, we’re asking that you check your phones and cameras at the door. In the age of social media, it can be really hard to disconnect, but we want this party to have all your attention. I promise you it will be worth it. Use discount code “DARKNESS” for $100 off.
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel & Various Restaurants throughout Boulder
The Boulder Burgundy Festival is a can’t-miss for wine lovers. This celebration of exquisite and rare burgundy wines brings some of the industry’s most celebrated connoisseurs to Boulder for a weekend packed with exclusive tasting dinners and sommelier seminars. This year’s festival will host Pierre Rovani and Kelli White, two of wines most acclaimed critics. Brett Zimmerman of Boulder Wine Merchant has held this festival for 8 years, and its renown draws burgundy lovers from all over the world. I’m thrilled to be a sponsor for this wonderful celebration, and hope to see you there! Get your tickets quick, though, as some of the events are starting to sell out.
The 13th annual Reel Rock Fest returns to Boulder for a weekend celebrating all things climbing. On 11/1 and 11/2, the Boulder Theater will play host to 4 brand new films that are sure to thrill every climbing enthusiast. From Antarctica and Jordan to Olympic speed-climbing and an intimate look at one of climbing’s most gifted athletes, these films highlight the breadth and fervor behind this outdoor sport. On 11/3, Movement Climbing + Fitness Boulder will host 2 expert-led clinics and a team speed climbing competition. Finally, members of the climbing expedition in Antarctica will give a talk at Rembrandt Yard on 11/4.
When: 11/3 from 1-5pm
Where: The Dairy
Come down to the Dairy and celebrate the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos with face painting, Latin cuisine, music, and much more. This event is free to the public, and is hosted by El Centro Amistad, a great local organization that promotes the health, education, and equity of Boulder’s Latino community.
When: 11/10 from 2-4pm
Bring the teens down to BMoCA for a writing workshop hosted by the state’s most renowned literary arts organization — the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop. Participants will explore and write on topics inspired by the museum’s imaginative fall exhibition, Worlds Suspended in Reality. The exhibit focuses on “unseen” realities, and the expression of the surreal. Instructors from the Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop will provide prompts and facilitate opportunities for participants to share with the group.
When: 11/14 at 7pm
Where: The Dairy
This festival is for all the runners out there. Over the course of 2 hours, 10 short running films will be screened. Among them are movies highlighting an ultra-distance adventure race in Canada, a community of die-hard athletes setting records on the 219 mile John Muir Trail, and a Yellowstone National Park trail run bringing awareness to the public land debate.
Where: Denver Art Museum
Dior: From Paris to the World explores the House of Dior’s legacy and global influence. A selection of more than 200 couture pieces, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house and its founder, Christian Dior. Special VIP tickets can be purchased alongside phenomenal hotel packages, found on their website.
Where: Macky Auditorium
Throughout the weekend following Thanksgiving, the Boulder Ballet, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Boulder Children’s Chorale will showcase the beloved Nutcracker ballet, complete with Tchaikovsky’s iconic score. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a holiday classic performed by talented local artists.
With the holiday season picking up, November is the perfect time to enjoy the wonderful variety of events that Boulder has to offer. From the arts to the outdoors, there’s a little something for everyone.