Featured Events: MediaLive, 15th st. Design District Block Party, and more!

Get ready Boulder, with the days getting longer and summer just around the corner, there are countless events to keep you busy this week. From opening art exhibitions and the Boulder Farmers Market to the 15th St. Design Studio block party—there is plenty to do around town to keep you entertained. Below are just a few highlights for the week:

Monday 5/15

Join the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for their opening night of MediaLive’s exhibition from 6:30pm-9pm. This exhibition features the winners of the International GIF Competition and supports discussion on social issues and art. Take the opportunity to play with antiquated yet functional computers, video games, and so much more. The exhibition reception runs from 6:30pm-10pm and is free to the general public, with VIP passes available here. The exhibition itself will be ongoing from 5/15-5/21.

Tuesday 5/16

Looking for some inspiration, then look no further than Barbara Bonner’s visit to the Boulder Book Store. There she will speak about her book “Inspiring Courage,” a collection of poetry and narratives on the account of day-to-day courage. Vouchers cost 5$ and can be purchased at the Boulder Book Store at the door, online, or in store. These vouchers can be used to receive 5$ off the author’s book. The reading begins at 7:30 at the Boulder Book Store.

Wednesday 5/17

What is a better way to kick off the warmer weather in Boulder than by attention the local Farmers Market. Enjoy foods and beverages from locally owned business—in turn supporting small-business, live music, and the beer garden, which features local breweries weekly. The market is free to attend and runs from 4pm-8pm in Central Park at 13th and Canyon.

Friday 5/19

As the 15th st. Design District opens their doors to the public, this event offers food carts, music, and live performances. See what the insides of Design Studios look like and learn about the people who work there while enjoying a pedestrian friendly event. There will be face painting,prizes and giveaways. Enjoy a family-friendly night out with free general admission. Located between Grove st and Canyon, the event will run from 5pm-9pm.

A senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Martine studies English Creative Writing and actively pursues areas of study such as visual arts, linguistics, psychology, peace studies, and much more. Since middle school, Martine’s passion for life and its journey has translated into her writing—fostering a need for constantly new surroundings and unique experiences. This has led her to write not only about life in a ‘rose-colored’ glasses manner, but has also strengthened her love of photography. She loves spending her free time with outside with her dog and camera; shooting life in way that not only captures natural beauty, but also emphasizes the hidden details of her surroundings by taking the path less hiked. Since moving to Boulder, Martine has fallen in love with rock climbing and hiking, leading her to spend many sunny afternoons in various parts of the front rage and further strengthening her love of nature. With the Flat Irons as her backdrop, Martine is never in need of inspiration and aims to reveal the hidden treasures Colorado has to offer.