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July Calendar Picks


[EDUCATION] Hey, remember that Bugs Bunny special 1001 Arabian Nights? Man that was awesome. Guess what? Apparently, there’s a whole lot more good Arabic Literature that has nothing to do with Elmer Fudd or Daffy Duck. Who knew? Learn more about it. 7 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., 303.441.4160

[MUSIC] No clue what they sound like, but their name, Lonesome Travel, makes us sad. Kind of like the music at the end of the old Incredible Hulk TV series where Bill Bixby walks away from the camera, trying to hitch a ride. 6:30 p.m., Roosevelt Park, 725 8th Ave., Longmont, 303.651.8992

[MUSIC] There aren’t too many acts that have played more shows in town than Chris Daniels and the Kings. And yet, we’re still not bored of their jump-blues-meets-western-swing sound. 4 p.m., Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Carla Drive, Lafayette, 303.665.0469

[COMEDY] News Radio was the funniest show on TV you never watched. Too bad Joe Rogan is more often associated with Fear Factor. At least his stand-up is better than eating live cockroaches. Right? Right? 8 p.m., Comedy Works, 1226 15th, Denver, 303.595.3637

[MAGIC] Five magicians, exotic birds, big-time illusions and not one of ’em is named after a Charles Dickens novel. Who could ask for anything more with Masters of Magic? 7:30 p.m., Rialto Theater, 228 E. Fourth St., Loveland, 970.962.2120

[FESTIVAL] Enough hot air to change the face of the horizon. No, not the Democratic National Convention. The 34th Annual Art in the Park/ Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. West Lincoln Park, Steamboat Springs, 970.879.0882

[MUSIC] You can pretend you’re above it. But we know the truth, and that was you bleating out the chorus to “Come Sail Away” at the top of your lungs after a couple pitchers during karaoke a few weeks ago. Styx and Boston, 8 p.m., Red Rocks, 720.865.2494

[KIDS] Pioneer Day Camp starts at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver for kids aged 6-11 who want to learn what it was like to be a pioneer…or prepare for a post-apocalyptic Earth. $90, week-long half-day sessions, 9 a.m. to noon, 715 S. Forest St., Denver, 720.865.0814

[FESTIVAL] Well, maybe it doesn’t really rock, but take your significant other to this Chamber Music Concert at the Breckenridge Music Festival, and it’ll look like you have some class (leave the tuxedo T-shirt at home, Doug). 7:30pm, Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 970.453.9142

[MUSIC] You know what the world needs more of? Jimmy Buffet Tribute Bands? What? No? You disagree? Take it up with Jimmy Bluffet. 7:30 p.m., Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Dr., Lafayette, 303.665.2757

[TRADE SHOWS] From Allstate Insurance to Walgreens (what, the Zoo’s not hiring?), if you’re out of work, the Jobing.com Job Fair has gotta have something for ya. Of course, you might have to knock over a 7-11 for the gas money to get there. Noon to 5 p.m., free, Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, register online at denver.jobing.com.

[ART] What is it about art that makes people want to walk? Or is it the other way around? Either way, it’s happening in Longmont. The Longmont Art Walk has plenty of art, activities, food and music for the whole family (except your crotchety old Aunt Esther who hates everything). 6 p.m., Main St. in Longmont, 303.678.8417

[MUSIC] Tom Petty? Dave Matthews? The Roots? And, like, 45 or so other bands? Yep, welcome to what they’re calling the first Mile High Music Festival. Lollapalooza ain’t got nothing on this one, folks. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, 720.224.9200

[HISTORY] Ever wondered where Broomfield came from? Nope, it has nothing to do with sweeping. Or does it? Pop on over to the Broomfield Depot Museum and find out for yourself. 2-4 p.m., 2201 W. 10th Ave., Broomfield, 303.466.3663

[MUSIC] What’s in a name? Imagery, my friend, imagery. Check out this ’60s and ’70s R&B cover band, Girls on Top. 7:30 p.m., Nissi’s, 2675 North Park Dr., Lafayette, 303.665.2757

[RODEO] The stock show was six months ago, and now you have serious hay fever (as in, an aching desire to smell hay—and cows and horses). Well the Cheyenne Frontier Days is just what the doctor ordered. July 18-27, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 800.227.6336

[SPORTS] If you think those bright colors and really tight shorts means cyclists are pansies, then check out the CU Cycling Short Track Series. 4:45 p.m., CU Research Park, 30th St. and Colorado Ave., Boulder

[MUSIC] One part Arlo Guthrie, one part John Lee Hooker and one part Soggy Bottom Boys. Add bourbon and let sit for a few weeks on the windowsill. Strain. That’s the recipe for Russ Chapman. 7 p.m., Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Ave., Longmont, 303.774.4441

[THEATER] Dave Dahl adapted a bunch of Shakespeare’s works on Henry V into a condensed work centered on his highness’ adolescence. The Longmont Theatre Company’s putting it up during the Taste of Shakespeare. You’re the audience. Free. 7:30 p.m., 513 Main St., Longmont, 303.772.5200

[POLITICS] Why can’t I get a liquor license for the bar in my basement? And what’s up with these crazy mixed-use zoning laws? Well, have some Coffee with Council member Levison and Mayor Lange, and ask them about it—’cause you’re starting to get on our nerves with all these questions. 9 a.m., Civic Center Mall, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont

[KIDS] Nothing says, “I spent the summer reading a bunch of books and now I’m ready to party with a bunch of other kids who read a bunch of books too!” better than a Barn Dance. (It’s a celebration for the Lafayette Children’s Summer Reading program.) Crafts, refreshments and square dancing! Where do we sign up!? 6 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, 775 West Baseline Road, Lafayette, 303.665.5588

[MUSIC] No, seriously, we TOTALLY know your acoustic guitar skills are legendary and your voice is freakin’ awesome. We’ll be waiting to enjoy it all this Open Mic Night. Really. You might not see us, ’cause we blend in real well, but we’re totally there, dude. 7:30 p.m., Rock ‘N Soul Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Rd. #1, Boulder, 303.443.5108

[MUSIC] No, it’s not a serious side effect that occurs four hours after you’ve taken Cialis. It’s Bonerama, five trombones and a tuba rocking New Orleans-styled funk. 8 p.m., Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, $10, 303.447.0095

[MUSIC] Alliteration and ancient Egyptian monarchical reference, all in one name? Couldn’t be anyone other than Denver’s own Pharaohs of Funk. Believe it or not, they’re a cover band. 7 p.m., Starkey Building, 309 S. Public Rd., Lafayette, 303.665.0469

[THEATER] MacBeth has it all: Overambitious warlords, death, an eerie trio of sisters, and funny English. Colorado Shakespeare Festival is one of the premier celebrations of The Bard in the country. Pack a picnic basket and bottle of chardonnay. 8:30 p.m., Mary Rippon Theatre, CU-Boulder Campus, 303.492.0554

[EDUCATION] Mas Cervezas, por favor. There, that’s about the extent of what we know, so we’re gonna head down to this one, Conversations in Spanish. 5 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.441.4160

[BEAUTY] This could be the best event you’ll go to all summer. Serious trophy wife hunting at the Ms. Colorado Senior America Pageant. 1:30 p.m., Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303.987.7876

[MUSIC] As hard as it may be to believe, not all famous people with three names are presidential assassins. Some are kick-ass Texan singer-songwriters such as Robert Earl Keen. 7:30 p.m., Breckenridge Riverwalk Center, 970.453.9142

[EDUCATION] Teach Junior how awesome and fun it is to pay bills and beg for low interest rates on loans to consolidate the bills from your wife’s Home Shopping Network habit with the WOW! Children’s Museum Elevations Credit Union Exhibit. Seriously. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, $7 for kids, free for adults, 303.604.2424

[DANCE] Yeah, we totally thought this one was gonna be way more awesome, too. Still if you’re into Aerial Dancing, you’ll wanna check out Intimate Encounters. 4 p.m., University of Colorado, Charlotte York Irey Theatre, 914 Broadway St., Boulder, 303.492.8337

[MUSIC] Dude, James Taylor totally kicks Robert Earl Keen’s ass. 8 p.m., Red Rocks, 720.865.2494

[DISCUSSION] Okay, so are we the only ones who find it a little ironic that the Race in America discussion group takes place in one of the whitest cities in America? Just sayin’ is all… 5:30 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd., Boulder, 303.441.4160

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