By Eli Wallace, Image: Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2015 Preparations; courtesy CSF

We’re getting to that time of year when there is just so much going on, the Shortlist could easily become The Comprehensive List of How Everything In Boulder Sounds Awesome this Weekend.

But I’ll refrain. Instead, here are a few things to do in Boulder the weekend—check out our calendar for even more local goings-on!

1. Last Chance: Boulder Bach Festival’s “Six Degrees of Separation” – Saturday, 6/6, Grusin Hall @ CU College of Music


Image: Boulder Bach Festival

Through the piano of Mina Gaji? and the violin of Zachary Carrettin, this intimate recital will explore the influence of Bach on the works of impressionists Ysaÿe, Szymanowsky and Debussy. The Bach festival consistently wows audiences with its commitment to excellence, and this is one of the last chances of the season to experience the sound. Click here to buy tickets.

2. Sanitas Fest 2015 – Saturday, 6/6, 2PM


Image: Sanitas Brewing

Do you hate beer, music, food and sunshine? Well, stop being a monster and try being cool instead; at Sanitas Fest you can force yourself to have a good time by letting loose with all of the above.

Over the course of one day, Sanitas Brewing will be hosting music by Euforquestra, The Hop Pickers, Groundscore, Coral Creek feat. Luke Bulla, the Jaden Carlson Band (personal favorite!!), Nate Hrivnak, and DJ Dug-E, starting at 2pm and running through the afternoon and evening.

Food trucks and vendors will also be in full force, so the whole day will be spent eating, drinking, carousing and dancing. There may or may not be rabble-rousing as well.

For more information about the festival, click here! Early bird tickets are $8; VIP $45.

3. Summer Fest at Boulder Public Library – Saturday 6/6 1-4PM


Image: Jeff & Paige, via Boulder Public Library

If you’re looking for something more kid-friendly than Bach or Beer, head over to Boulder Public Library and Parks & Rec’s Summer Festival at the Main Library. Hands-on activities emphasize education and nature-inspired fun. Think: magic show, music, drums workshops, ice-cream and stilt-walking lessons.

Most events will take place on the lawn outside the library; here’s the performance list:

1-2 Jeff & Paige
1:30-2:30 Magic Show with Erica Sodos
2 & 3pm Drumming workshop
2:15-3:15 DJ Drake
3:15-4 Trio Amelie


The event is free; more info here.

4. Much Ado About Nothing with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival


Image: Colorado Shakespeare Festival

It’s that time of year again; the Colorado Shakespeare Festival will be opening its season with the comedy classic “Much Ado.” Preview show on Friday, with continual shows summer weekends.

CSF will put on the performance in the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre on CU Boulder’s campus. Click for more info.



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