Yes, it's been another hot weekend, full of music, markets and more.
See our list of free things to do here
, and art openings here
. Now keep reading for five events worth the price of admission:
Vintage Market Days of Northern Colorado: Let the Good Things Grow
Find something special at Vintage Market Days of Northern Colorado.
Courtesy of Vintage Market Days of Northern Colorado
Sunday, July 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont
Vintage Market Days of Northern Colorado serves a wider spread of shoppers than you’d think, from old-fashioned ladies who favor dried-flower arrangements, rustic antiques, old tin watering cans and cozy aphorism needlepoints to a younger crowd looking for vintage clothing, additions to their succulent collections, upcycled finds and architectural salvage items so old that they’re hip again. Have at it: Vintage Market Days hits the Boulder County Fairgrounds for three days full of all this and more, including food truck fare and live music. Admission is $15 for all three days and $10 for Saturday and Sunday only at Eventbrite
; children twelve and under get in free.
A Taste of France Food Festival, noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 17
Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer Street
Loosen your belt and bone up on your French pronunciation for A Taste of France, now wrapping up a four-day Francophile’s feast of events. While all of today's events are free — including a waiters' race, the International School of Denver Children’s Choir and a live DJ set from DJ Terry Rose — you can always stop and shop in one of Larimer Square's shops or grab a bite at one of its bars and restaurants.See a complete schedule of events here
Three Dog Bakery Ice Cream Social
Sunday, July 17, noon to 3 p.m.
Three Dog Bakery, 1503 Boulder Street
It's National Ice Cream Day on July 17, and dogs can get in on the action. Three Dog Bakery is inviting customers to bring their pups and build treats starting with an edible waffle cone filled with dairy-free Lickety Split ice cream and toppings from the "pawsome" toppings bar. An $8 donation is suggested; proceeds benefit Big Dogs Huge Paws. Find out more here
From On High
Sunday, July 17, 2 p.m.
IMAC Building, 2550 Larimer Street
This was going to be the last weekend for From On High
, the immersive show from Oddknock Productions that takes you inside an office stranger than anything on The Office
(read Emily Ferguson's take here
But now it's been extended through July 31, so you've still got a chance to catch it. Shows are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Get tickets, $50, here
SexualiTEASE: A Sizzling Summer Burlesque Show
Boulder Burlesque will sizzle Saturday.
Dark Light Imagery
Sunday, July 17, 8 p.m.
The Spark, 4847 Pearl Street, B4, Boulder
This show will be hot! Summer is the season to reclaim sensuality, pleasure and splash back into the pool of desire, according to Boulder Burlesque, whose members are teasing out their own definitions of what sexuality means to them in this new production. Tickets are $25, $30 at the door and $75 VIP; get them here
Dance Nation: Square Product Theatre Industry Night
Monday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.
ATLAS Black Box Theater, 1125 18th Street, University of Colorado Boulder Campus, Boulder
Boulder’s Square Product Theatre is jumping back on stage for what might be a definitive moment in the independent company’s long and often hilarious career under the watch of founder Emily K. Harrison. Gleason Bauer directs and Laura Ann Samuelson choreographs, while Harrison joins the cast in Square Product’s production of Clare Barron’s unexpurgated Pulitzer Prize finalist Dance Nation
, the story of a gang of preteen girls caught up in heat and hormones at a dance-off contest. Prior sex education is probably a prerequisite for this show, which is not recommended for prim theater-goers. In addition to this special Monday date, the run continues through July 30 on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 24, at 4 p.m. Get tickets, two-for-one on industry night and normally $25, at Brown Paper Tickets.
Mixed Taste: Roswell and Georgian Polyphonic Singing
Wednesday, July 20, 6 p.m.
MCA Denver at the Holiday Theater, 2644 West 32nd Avenue
Mixed Taste has been a hit for MCA Denver, bringing disparate speakers together to lecture on eccentric unrelated topics, two at a time. The second installment of this summer’s run combines journalist and podcaster Laura Krantz and musician Gio Barabadze, who will offer enlightening talks about Roswell, America’s UFO central, and Georgian polyphonic singing, with help from polymathic poet Brenton Zola. Tickets for the in-person lectures at the Holiday Theater are $20 per program, or $30 for digital access to the entire series here
. Mixed Taste continues every Wednesday through August 17.
Do you know of a great event in town? We'll be updating this list through the weekend; send information to [email protected]