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The Bolder Life: Something for Everyone


There’s a little something for everyone in this week’s The Bolder Life! Whether you’re catching amazing dinner deals at popular local restaurants, busting out your best 80’s dance moves, or downing a bowl of oatmeal followed by running a chilly 5K—you’ll be sure to find something to keep you entertained all week long!

Monday, January 9th
Monday Night First Bite | Arugula Bar e Ristorante | 2785 Iris Ave. | Boulder
Arugula is hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Boulder. From the rustic décor, to the old-school style dinner service to the amazing selection of hand-crafted cocktails and mouth-watering dishes, Arugula definitely plays a part in helping Boulder maintain its foodie status. Every Monday night, Arugula offers a menu and pricing based off of the week-long “First Bite Boulder” menus and pricing offered in the fall. Dine on a 3-course meal for only $26 per person, every Monday night. (Don’t miss out on this deal! You’ll definitely thank me for it!)

Tuesday, January 10th
BMoCA Scavenger Hunt | BMoCA | 1750 13th St. | Boulder
Need some daytime activities to keep you or your half-pints occupied this week? Check out BMoCA’s “Scavenger Hunt”, and scour the museum and Downtown Boulder for clues for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. BMoCA is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Tuesday – Friday. Request a special “Just for Kids” map for the little ones, and start your hunt today!

Wednesday, January 11th
80’s Dance Party | Nissi’s | 2675 N. Park Dr. | Lafayette
I love the 80’s—well, at least the five years that I actually spent in them. Whether you were rocking pacifiers or mohawks in the 80’s, check out the 80’s Dance Party happening at Nissi’s on Wednesday night. Break out your neon-colored wardrobe, stock up on eye shadow and leggings and hit the dance floor to a remix of your favorite 80’s songs brought to you by popular 80’s cover band, Kelli Said. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Thursday, January 12th
Art Opening | Open Arts @ Rembrandt Yard | 1301 Spruce St. | Boulder
Most people like a good art opening, but everyone likes a good free art opening! Stop by Rembrandt Yard and view exceptional new artwork by Pam Simich, Astrid Paustin and Calvin Whitehall. Make a trip over to nearby Shine Restaurant, Pearl Street’s newest dining addition, and get a taste of what everyone is buzzing about!

Friday, January 13th
3rd Annual Winter Festival | Stanley Fairgrounds | 1209 Manford Ave. | Estes Park
Three days of: Irish Barn Dances, free hot cocoa, star gazing, live music, Colorado beer and wine tastings, ice carving, snowshoe lessons and a sample yummy entries to the chili cook-off. Seriously—tell me that doesn’t sound like a good time? And there’s more—this event is super friendly on your wallet. $5 gets you into the festival and all-you-can-taste chili and $25 gets you festival entry plus all-you-can-taste beer and wine complimented by a decorative tasting glass for you take home as a souvenir of your very first trip to the Winter Festival! Click here for a full festival schedule.

Saturday, January 14th
16th Annual Quaker Oatmeal Festival and 5K Run | Lafayette
Were your New Year’s resolutions to sign up for a 5K and eat more oatmeal? Yes? Awesome. This event is perfect for you. Start the morning with an oatmeal breakfast at Pioneer Elementary School, make a stop at the Health Fair, run/walk a 5K, and finish your day with an oatmeal baking contest followed by a trip to the Bonfils Community Blood Drive to give some blood and get some good karma.

Sunday, January 15th
Split Lip Rayfield | The Fox Theater | 1135 13th St. | Boulder
Finish out your event-filled week with some live music courtesy of Split Lip Rayfield and the Fox Theater. This band boasts a rhythmic blend of bluegrass, country and metal. (Yep, I said metal). Tickets for this unique and popular blend are only $10, so finish your week off right with some rockin’ live music and a few bucks left in your pocket.

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