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Growing Gardens Community Plant Sale

May 4

Join Growing Gardens for their Annual Community Plant Sale on May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1630 Hawthorn Avenue. Discover organically grown and bee-safe herb and veggie starts, 40+ heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties, blooming annuals and perennials, native plants, water-wise plants and more! For every two seedlings sold, they donate one to their Food Project Program, working to increase access to fresh food, gardening supplies and education.

Steel Pulse with Chala at Boulder Theater 

May 9

Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The band's twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music.

New England Health & Wellness Author Announces Nationwide Book Tour to Empower Women Across the Country

May 16, Kiln 2101 Pearl Street

In her fourth book "Everyday Ayurveda for Women's Health", Kate O'Donnell shares invaluable wisdom and Ayurvedic practices tailored specifically for women's unique needs and challenges. From managing hormonal balance to cultivating vibrant energy and vitality, O'Donnell strives to empower women to take charge of their health and well-being by offering accessible tools for integrating wellness practices into daily life.

Boulder Ballet Presents an Evening of Classical Excellence

May 17–19

Join Boulder Ballet for a mesmerizing spring production at the Dairy ARTS Center. This program features five works by world-renowned, classically-based choreographers who have shaped how we view ballet today. 

They're thrilled to present works from Christopher Wheeldon, Michael Smuin, and Val Caniparoli, as well as the historic ballet "Les Sylphides" with refreshed choreography by Ben Needham-Wood after Mikhail Fokine.  Go to for tickets and info.

Boulder Creek Festival 

May 24-27

A locals' favorite festival featuring an artisan market, a beer festival, concerts, family activities, food and entertainment—all on the banks of Boulder Creek.

Oak's first-ever Nonna's Classics dinner

May 22

Inspired by Chef Steven Redzikowski's Sundays growing up on Long Island, OAK's first-ever Nonna's Classics dinner will be held on May 22. The four-course menu includes baccala fritta, Caesar salad with 30-month Parmesan, Royal Red shrimp rigatoni alla vodka with Calabrian chilis, short rib Sunday gravy with Anson Mills polenta and limoncello Italian ice with cannoli crostata and dark chocolate. The dinner is $85 with optional wine and cocktail pairings. Reservations are available on

Sprinting for Sophie! 

May 27

The BolderBoulder will donate to Sophie's Neighborhood based on the number of volunteers provided to help at the race! Gather your family and friends. They’re looking for at least 30 or more volunteers, aged 14+. You’ll get a special Sophie’s Neighborhood t-shirt for participating, as well! Sign up as a volunteer at

Bill McKay at The Velvet Elk Lounge

May 29

Bill McKay began his musical journey at the age of six, taking classical piano lessons and singing in a church choir as a boy soprano. In high school, he studied jazz theory and ear training, and sang in the choir and barbershop group, touring in England, Wales and Amsterdam. Bill began playing rock and roll in bars and clubs at the age of 16 with various bands.

1940s Summer Ball

June 15

Step back in time and join us for a night of nostalgia on June 15 at the 1940s Ball with the Glenn Miller Orchestra! Get ready to be transported to an era of swing dancing, vintage fashion, and big-band music. Mark your calendars and head over to the historic Boulder Airport (est. 1928) in Boulder Co, where the magic of the 1940s will come alive. Dance the night away under the stars to the iconic tunes of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra!  Step into Hollywood's WWII planes, visit the 1930s, 40s & 50s car show, see breathtaking set and prop designs and even visit a 1940s drive-in movie theater! 

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