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The Bolder Life: And So it Begins


And so it begins. We had our first 60-degree temp reading in Boulder County last weekend, and you know what that means. Your social life is about to explode. Soon, restaurants will be opening up their patios. You’ll be buying your groceries at the Farmers’ Market (or Trader Joe’s, whichever comes first) in no time. Your weekends will be consumed by outdoor festivals and live music and your weekdays will be filled with happy hours and dinner dates.

You’re so excited.

I am too.

And the first week in February is a fantastic precursor to all of the warm weather event madness to come.

Check out these upcoming events through Friday of this week, and stay tuned for my next post solely dedicated to the awesomeness that is this Saturday. Get your calendars out, because you’re going to want to be sure that these events on there!

Wednesday, February 1st
Hump Day at the Fish House | Jax Fish House | Boulder
Aside from the awkward name, this event sounds pretty spectacular. Dine on a tasting menu created especially for the evening by Jax’s head chef, Adam Watts, and enjoy happy hour prices at the bar all night. Voted ‘Best Seafood in Boulder County’ in 2011, this unique weekly menu will be sure to satisfy your appetite. ($35 per person).

Thursday, February 2nd
Groundhog Day Luau and Pig Roast | The Lyons Fork | Lyons
Get your party on Punxsutawney style this Groundhog Day and celebrate the little critter and the beginning of spring with a luau and a pig roast at the Lyons Fork. Break out your lei and grass skirt, catch some live tunes by Joe Kukla, indulge in a few of the Fork’s sinful margaritas or sip on some craft beer from Maui Brewing Co.

Thursday, February 2nd
Satellite Tap Room | West End Tavern | Boulder
The idea of the Satellite Tap Room is genius, and the West End Tavern in Boulder is the perfect host for an event like this. This month’s guest brewery that will be taking over the West End taps on Thursday night is none other than the top Colorado craft beer producer, New Belgium. The Fort Collins brewery will be bringing in twenty-two beers, including favorites such as Fat Tire and Sunshine Wheat, along with several specialty beers. Two New Belgium reps will be on hand to chat about the beer, and word on the street is that customers will have a chance to win one of the obnoxiously cool, red cruiser bikes.

Friday, February 3rd
1st Friday Art Walk | Old Town | Niwot
You drive by the tiny town of Niwot all of the time, but never take that turn and pull over to tour the quaint and inviting section of Old Town. Well, here’s your chance. Niwot is definitely a places that knows how to hold community events right. Every first Friday of the month, Old Town is packed with people wandering in out of the participating shops, snacking on refreshments, perusing local artwork and listening to live music. Take advantage of discounts offered by local stores along the way, and end your night with a glass of wine and dinner at Colterra.

Friday, February 3rd
Hazel Miller | The Dicken’s Opera House | Longmont
This lady rocks. Seriously. Hazel Miller is known all over Colorado and the country for having a set of killer pipes and for putting on one hell-of-a show! If you’ve been waiting for a chance to put your dancing shoes on and hit the town—here’s your chance. This high energy blend of jazz, blues, pop and soul will have you on your feet all night!

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