Weekly Arts and Entertainment Update
Hello beautiful Boulderites! With Easter well on its way, Boulder has a lot to offer us this weekend. So before getting together with family for Sunday brunch and hunting Easter eggs, get out in town and enjoy Boulder Arts Week and of course some live music!
Boulder Arts Week is coming to a close this weekend, so make sure to get the last licks. The citywide event hosts a variety of cultural programming throughout town including the First Friday Art Walk that displays galleries within the community at the Vilona Gallery on Pearl Street. Other events include dance, music and theater performances along with hands on work shops. In honor of Boulder Arts Week, eTown will be hosting a unique live experience on Friday night. The audience will observe the recorded broadcasting of Colin Hay and Nellie McKay, an event consisting of both performances and interviews. In addition, there will also be the eChievement Award segment which is eTown’s opportunity to honor everyday heroes.
Aside from the eTown affair, Boulder boasts a variety of live music at venues ranging from The Boulder Theater to our favorite local breweries. White Water Ramble, branded as “high octane rocky mountain dance grass” will be performing at The St. Julian Hotel on Friday, a great alternative to the eTown show. If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a brew and enjoy some live tunes, check out Rebecca Folsom Trio at Shine or Electric Red at Vindication Brewing Company. The hot show of the weekend will be on Saturday Night at the Fox Theatre on The Hill. The headliner of the evening is The Werks, a national powerhouse that brings the dance party to any stage. The band combines the much loved psychedelic jam rock style with classic rock, adding synths and modern dance beats to get the crowd groovin’. The supporting acts are Yamn, a Denver based electronica band and The Jaden Carlson Band, a funk rock fusion group straight out of Boulder. As just a young teenager, Jaden Carlson is fronting her own band and making a huge name for herself. She’s got talent you don’t want to miss!
If you’re feeling like drinking dank beers and helping the environment, don’t miss out on the 23rd Annual Microbreweries for the Environment taking place at The Boulder Theater on Saturday. The proceeds from the benefit will help further environmental initiatives at five local non-profit organizations. Breweries from all over the front range will offer their best beers for only $2 a pint. An of course an event like this isn’t complete without some live music. The Heard and ATOMGA, two Funk and Afrobeat Bands will help make this benefit a rockin’ good time. Hope everyone gets to hear some live music this weekend, Happy Easter!