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EVENTS

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Decadent Decades Silent Disco. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, June 24, DV8 Distillery, 2480 49th St., Suite E, Boulder. Tickets: $15-$20, dv8.fun

Lookin’ to get freaky on the disco floor? Come all! Come queer! There will be three DJs spinning at the same time, with floor-filling hits through the decades. 

Teton Gravity Research presents ‘Esperanto.’ 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, Tickets: $20, z2ent.com/boulder-theater-venue

Esperanto, Teton Gravity Research’s latest mountain biking film, takes you on a wild ride through the West, following some of the biggest rock stars in professional mountain biking, and exploring how we share our dreams through a universal two-wheeled language—like the one the film is named for. 

Author Talk: Stacy Gold—‘Wild at Heart.’ 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, The Read Queen, 129 N. Harrison Ave., Louisville, thereadqueen.com

Meet outdoor adventure athlete and romance author Stacy Gold at The Read Queen for a book talk and signing of her new book, Wild at Heart, which features a man with no backpacking experience, and a woman with plenty, hitting the trail separately. When Mother Nature keeps shoving them in each other’s paths, with one of them usually naked, sparks fly.

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Boulder Comedy Festival. June 23-26, venues around Boulder County, bouldercomedyfestival.com

Boulder Comedy Festival brings together incredible comedians and all the beauty and adventure that the Boulder area has to offer, creating an experience not to be missed. The Festival brings focus to and highlights women and diversity in comedy. Nationally touring comics featured on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Amazon come together with festival winners and local comedians to create a sea of hilarity at venues around Boulder County.

Game Show Night with Rion Evans. 8-9:15 p.m. Friday, June 24, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $17, thedairy.org

All your favorite game shows are now live, and, best of all, you can even play—with the best host in town, Rion Evans, guiding the way, and sets that look real. Bring your family and friends to play against or to cheer you on as you compete for prizes.

Niwot Jazz Festival. 3-9 p.m. Saturday, June 25, Cottonwood Square, 7960 Niwot Road, Niwot. Free

The headliner for this year’s Niwot Jazz Festival is nine-time Grammy winner Janis Siegel (of Manhattan Transfer) from 6:15-7:30 p.m. Also featuring swing, straight-ahead jazz, salsa, and flamenco. 

An Afternoon with Dorothy Wickenden. 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Free registration is available at longmontmuseum.org or by calling 303-651-8374.

A special program with Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of The New Yorker, as she discusses her latest book, The Agitators. Ashleigh Lawrence-Sanders, assistant professor of African American history at CU Boulder, will join Wickenden in the conversation to discuss the themes of her new book, including abolition, women’s rights, and Harriet Tubman’s friendship with Martha Wright and Frances Seward. The program will be followed by a book signing with books for sale at the museum gift shop.

Author Talk: Zoe Hana Mikuta—‘Godslayers.’ 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Tickets: $5, boulderbookstore.net

Zoe Hana Mikuta will speak about and sign her new book, Godslayers, the high-octane sequel to last year’s Gearbreakers. With the rebellion shattered and Godolia moving forward with an insidious plan to begin inducting Badlands children into a new Windup Pilot program, the odds have never been more stacked against the Gearbreakers. Their last hope for victory will depend on whether Eris and Sona can somehow find their way back to each other from opposite sides of a war. Godslayers is perfect for fans of Pacific Rim, Pierce Brown’s Red Rising Saga, and Marie Lu’s Legend series.

‘Emma! A Pop Musical. June 25-July 3, The Spark, 4847 Pearl St., Unit B4, Boulder. Tickets: $18-$28, thesparkcreates.org

Emma, a senior at Highbury Prep, is certain she knows what’s best for her classmates’ love lives, and is determined to find the perfect boyfriend for shy sophomore Harriet by the end of the school year. But will Emma’s relentless matchmaking get in the way of finding her own happiness? Based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, this new musical features the hit songs of legendary girl groups and iconic female singers from The Supremes to Katy Perry.

CONCERTS

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Jordan VanHemert Album Release Tour. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-20

Motha Tung & Mosaic Lemonade. 7 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $10

The Tesseract. 7 p.m. Trident Bookseller & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder. 

Motherfolk. 8 p.m. Meow Wolf, 1338 First St., Denver. Tickets: $20

Ruby Waters with Chandra DeSantis. 8 p.m. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St., Denver. Tickets: $15

A Wilhelm Scream. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $20

STRFKR. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $25.00

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Ms Amy—The Jet Set. 5 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: $10 cover

Jaguar Stevens with The Unindicted Co-Conspirators. 6 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver. Tickets: $12 

Miguel Espinoza Fusion Flamenco. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Tickets: $15 suggested cover

Mad Dog Blues CD Release: Gratitude. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-20

6 Million Dollar Band. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-20

Hell’s Belles. 8 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $24.50

Fi Sullivan with Kid Astronaut + JVANS. 9 p.m. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St., Denver. Tickets: $15

Shpongle. 11 p.m. Meow Wolf, 1338 First St., Denver. Tickets: $49.50

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Many Mountains. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Annie Booth Sextet CD Release concert party. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Tickets: $18 suggested cover

Veronica May. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $5-20

Chris Stapleton’s All American Road Show. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Tickets: $91+. Second show on June 26. 

Soul School Paizley Park “The Prince Tribute.” 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-20

Kamasi Washington. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $49.95

Crystal Skies. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $19-$27.95

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Mark Klagstad Memorial and Jam. 1 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: Free

Mike Railey with Ronan Andrews + Welcome Back. 4 p.m. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St., Denver. Tickets: $12

Jake Leg. 5 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: Free

Alex Heffron. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-20

Epic Acoustic Classic Rock with Mike Masse. 7 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $20-25

The FIXX. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $30.75-$75

MONDAY, JUNE 27

Keb’ Mo’ with Anthony D’Amato. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $47.00 – $65.00

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

FACE “All Vocal Rock.” 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $25-30

Fleet Foxes. 7:30 p.m.Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $55-$99.50

Golden Child. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $49-$69

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

Moors & McCumber. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: $25 cover

Rachel and the Idaho Vandals. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $15

Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire: Miraculous Supernatural Tour. 7 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver. Tickets: $39.50+

The Dialogue Tour with Howard Jones. 8 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $37.50

The Unlikely Candidates. 8 p.m. Meow Wolf, 1338 First St., Denver. Tickets: $20

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Peter Stoltzman Quartet. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-20

Funk Knuf. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: Free

Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$75

Bright Eyes. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $42.50-$85

Wildermiss. 8 p.m. Meow Wolf, 1338 First St., Denver. Tickets: $20-25

A Boy and his Kite with A Place for Owls + Lonely Choir. 8 p.m. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St., Denver. Tickets: $15

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Punx Unite Festival. 5 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $40-$70. Second date on July 2.

Colorado Music Festival | Takács Quartet Plays John Adams’ Absolute Jest. 6:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$75

Gary Negbar/Mark Diamond/Dru/Bill Kopper. 6 pm. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Suggested $15 cover

Prog Metal Night featuring Original Pranksters, Rooster, The Pot. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-20

Mountain Rose with SolSatellite, The Green House Band. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18

Deer Creek Sharpshooters. 8:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: $10 cover

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