After last weekend’s rainy weather and what seemed to our editors as “the longest week in the history of existence,” we’re sure some of you are dying to get out and enjoy the 70 degree weather that is store for us this weekend. No plans? Don’t worry, here’s what’s going on in Boulder and the surrounding areas this weekend. A
Friday, April 24
A.J. Fullerton @ Laughing Goat Coffee House
After ing one of three national solo finalists in the 2014 Telluride Blues & Brews “Blues Challenge,” Fullerton’s popularity has skyrocketed. Don’t let his young face fool you, the artist from Montrose, Colorado is filled with the blues. Go check him out at the Laughing Goat before he headlines the 2015 Durango Blues Train in May.
Blue October @ Boulder Theater
Yes, the popular band from the 2000s with hits such as “Into the Ocean,” “Hate Me,” “Calling You,” “Bleed Out” and “Fear” will be playing in Boulder. We’d expect they’d play all of those songs, as they haven’t done much notably since their brief popularity in 2009. Those and some songs from their newest album Sway, which was released in 2013.
Midnight Madness! @ Color Me Mine
7 p.m. – Midnight
Color Me Mine offers Boulderites a chance to get creative, drunk and a little jiggy with Midnight Madness. The paint-it-yourself ceramic studio will have a DJ from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Also free snacks, and the chance to create the perfect little ceramic vase with the portrait of Abraham Lincoln portrait that you’ve always wanted. Just BYOB and enjoy.
Drag Nation @ Tracks in Denver
Do you like Cher? We love Cher, and although she won’t be at the drag show the second best thing will be: Chad Michaels. We can only hope the polished, professional drag queen will come out in her full Cher outfit, and make that stage her own. Regardless, the show would be worth the drive for drag enthusiasts or those looking for a little excitement.
Saturday, April 25
Afternoon Tea @ Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
3 p.m – 5 p.m.
No matter what you’ve done the night before, everyone deserves a bit of a treat in the early afternoon. The nutritious, vegetarian meal can sure a hangover, or be a great meet up place for friends. Reservations for the $22 meal are required so give the spot a call and experience the no meat meal.
Boulder’s Farmers Market @
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
It’s farmer’s market season, and the 70 degree weather on Saturday is the perfect time to go and check out all the local produce. Unlike the Afternoon Tea, the farmer’s market doesn’t require a reservation or a price limit. Take some cash, take a date, take the family and browse through the vendors.
Mark Risius @ Farmer’s Market
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
A little extra bonus to the day of shopping is acoustic musician Risius who will playing some soft songs most of the day. Drawing from a wide spectrum of inspirations, emotions, and experiences the variety of song styles and feelings makes for an engaging show. Pick up a few pineapples, find the stage and enjoy the show.
Sunday, April 26
Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival @ Pearl Street Mall
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tulip Fairy and her minions of little fairs are adding a little color to the Pearl Street Mall with live stage performances, face painting and free activities for children. The weather seems to be a bit rainy, but fairies aren’t afraid of a little water. The parade and event will be going on rain or shine. Take the kids and have a gay ‘ol time.