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EVENTS

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The musical SpongeBob SquarePants. May 27-Sept. 3 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder. Tickets: $70 to $75, bdtstage.com

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic musical, as SpongeBob SquarePants and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos breaks out. Lives are at stake. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises and takes center stage. The power of optimism can truly save the world.

UC garage sale. 9am-5pm Saturday, May 28, Resource Central: Materials Reuse, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, resourcecentral.org

CU Boulder’s Zero Waste Team collected many donations from University of Colorado Boulder students on moving day – over 12,500 pounds! If you need organization units, lamps, fans, decorations and other household items, stop by. Proceeds are used to support conservation programs in the community.

Boulder Creek Festival. 10am-10pm Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, May 30, Downtown Boulder, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Free

Held annually for over 30 years, the Boulder Creek Festival is the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder and features three days of festivities including bands and performances; food and drink, ranging from food trucks to healthy vegetarian dishes; a curated market showcasing local designers, fine arts and more; a business bazaar; and a Creekside for Kids area with family-friendly activities and entertainment.

Boulder Creek Fest courtesy of Team Player Productions

Theatrical hike “The frog princess”. 10 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday from May 28 to June 26, Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, Chautauqua Picnic Area, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $16 to $21

Dating in the present day can turn you green, and the term “dating pool” is just a metaphor, right? Not when your future spouse is a real frog who lives in a pond… Most people would be ecstatic to marry an amphibian, but our prince jumps at the chance to meet his groovy green daughter. Too bad the same can’t be said of his family. Explore one of the crunchiest toad tales of all time.

Bard at the Bar! Shakesbeer and opera on tap. 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 29, Front Range Brewing Company, 400 West South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $15, available on Eventbrite

The Inclusion Collective will host a fundraiser at the Front Range Brewing Company for Isabelle Wolonson, the first woman with Down syndrome to earn a four-year degree from the University of Northern Colorado. Proceeds raised will support Isabelle’s June program in Gulu, Uganda to support non-profit organizations in advancing disability services and advocating for young people with disabilities. The theme of the evening will be William Shakespeare Dream of a summer night. A great event, for a good cause, with lots of fun, great beer and great food.

About the Author: Rick Reilly: “So help me play golf.” 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $5, boulderbookstore.net

Best-selling author and golf enthusiast Rick Reilly channels his insatiable curiosity, sense of humor and vast knowledge of the game into a treasure trove of original pieces about what the game has meant to him and others. We meet the PGA Tour player who robbed banks at night to pay his motel bills, the golf club maker who takes weekly psychedelic trips, and the caddy who kept his curl even after an 11-year stint in prison. . We learn how a man on his third heart nearly won the US Open, how a Vietnamese POW saved his life by playing 18 holes a day in his tiny cell and on the course which is absolutely free. Connecting it all is the story of Reilly’s personal journey through the game, particularly as it relates to his tumultuous relationship with his father, and how the two eventually reconciled through golf.

ZiMbira

Launch of the June 2022 Cultural Caravan Festival: ZiMbira. 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 2, Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: $5

Zimbabwean musician Zivanai Masango is bringing his signature band, ZiMbira, back to the Cultural Caravan to kick off the June Caravan Festival MainStage series! Come dance at the Boulder Bandshell as Zivanai mixes the traditional sounds and rhythms of his home country with his own original songs.

CONCERTS

FRIDAY MAY 27

Lionel Young – All Star Blues Band. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Suggested coverage of $15.

One against one. 7:30 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15 to $20

The Arkansas River. 8:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street, Boulder. $15 cash cover fee.

Dead Phish Orchestra. 6 p.m. Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: Free

SATURDAY MAY 28

Paul Kimbiris. Noon. Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Tony Crank and Los Cheesies. 3:30 p.m. Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Daniel Wander. 5:00 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street, Boulder. $15 cash cover fee.

Mestas/Abbot Quartet. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Suggested coverage of $15.

Fox feather music. 7 p.m. Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Jake Shimabukuro with the Boulder Phil. 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant Street, Boulder. Tickets: $18 to $78; Students $10

Samantha Fish will perform at the Chautauqua Auditorium on Saturday May 28, 2022

Samantha Fish with the duo Cary Morin. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $28 to $40

Ryan Chrys and the Buckstein Rough Cuts. 7:30 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15 to $25

Built to knock down. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $25 to $30

Jantsen with Wolf-e-Wolf, iAM_Jacko, Krushendo. 9 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $20 to $25

SUNDAY MAY 29

Bluegrass Hippie Church. 10:30 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $15

Little Twist. 11:00 a.m. The Old Oak Coffeehouse, 136 Second Ave., Unit B, Niwot.

Foreigners. 5:00 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street, Boulder. $15 cash cover fee.

Good-hearted strangers. 5:30 p.m. Glen Huntington Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Big Richard Band. 6 p.m. MainStage Brewing Company, 450 Main Street, Lyon.

Skanson & Hansen. 7 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15 to $20

Redhorn. 7 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $10

MONDAY MAY 30

Mountain Music Festival and BBQ with The Gasoline Lollipops, The Greg Shochet Swing Band, The Rose Valley Thorns. 12:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main Street, Boulder. $25 cash at the door, $18 more for food, half price for under 12s.

TUESDAY MAY 31

FACE “All Vocal Rock”. 7:30 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15 to $25

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1

Bourbon, Blues and Grooves: Stacey Turpenoff Band. 7:30 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette.
Tickets: Free

Joe Purdy will perform at eTown Hall on Thursday, June 2, 2022

THURSDAY JUNE 2

Gabriel Santiago Quartet. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Suggested coverage of $15.

Joe Purdy. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder. Tickets: $25

Union in tatters. 7 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $10

Groove ‘N Motion. 7:30 p.m. Nissi Entertainment Venue and Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: Free

Michael Franti & spearhead with Tropidelic. 8 p.m. Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $89.50 to $95

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