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Qoyas dancer at the feast of Corpus Christi in Cusco, Peru
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EVENTS

Peruvian Fest (Festival Peruano)
7 a.m.- 7 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Sandstone Ranch Community Park & Nature Area, 3001 Colorado Highway 119, Longmont
Every year Longmont’s Peruvian community hosts a festival to celebrate Peruvian Independence Day (technically, July 28). Join them on July 17 at Sandstone Ranch for amazing Peruvian food, folk dancing, and live music.

Tour De Victory Cycling Challenge
7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Suite 105, Boulder. Tickets: $100, davisphinneyfoundation.org
The Tour de Victory Cycling Challenge is a non-competitive road cycling event benefiting the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s. Winding through the beautiful Boulder County countryside, cyclists of all abilities are invited to participate in a 100K, 50K, or fun ride 20k route. All distances are fully supported with stocked rest stops, on-route SAG vehicles, and medical support, followed by a finish line celebration at the Gunbarrel Brewing Company.

James Webb Telescope, courtesy NASA

James Webb Space Telescope: First Images
7 p.m. Saturday, July 23, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder. Tickets: $12 for adults; $8 for students, colorado.edu/fiske
The James Webb Space Telescope is the largest, most powerful and complex space telescope ever built and launched into space. Join in as NASA shares the telescope’s first images with the world. The telescope will study every phase in the history of our universe, ranging from the first luminous glows after the big bang, to the formation of solar systems capable of supporting life on planets like Earth, to the evolution of our own solar system.

Leftapalooza 2022
11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, Left Hand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont. Tickets: $15-$350 (children under 12 free),
lefthandbrewing.com
Concert goers can enjoy a full day’s worth of great music as the region’s best cover bands go head-to-head for the top title, a cash prize, and the right to return as Leftapalooza headliner in 2023. All event proceeds from Leftapalooza will benefit the Left Hand Brewing Foundation and its annual fundraising efforts to support local nonprofit organizations in need. The full Leftapalooza line-up includes:
11:30 a.m.–Halfway There (Bon Jovi)
12:45 p.m.–Rooster (Alice in Chains)
2 p.m.–Fire and Ice (Pat Benatar)
3:15 p.m.–TEN (Pearl Jam)
4:30 p.m.–Forever Man (Eric Clapton)
6 p.m.–Those Crazy Nights (Journey
7:30 p.m.–Guerrilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine)

Queer Bachata Party
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, Out Boulder County’s Equality Center of the Rocky Mountains, 3340 Mitchell Lane, Boulder. Free
Learn the basics of Bachata with guest dance instructors Carlos Colón Negrón & Lorena Charry from FAMA Latin Dance Studio. This is a safe place to learn partner dancing. No dance experience necessary. All are welcome here!

William Shakespeare: ‘Coriolanus’
July 16-Aug. 7, University Theatre, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder. Tickets: $10-$48, cupresents.org
Follow the tumultuous career of one of ancient Rome’s super soldiers in Shakespeare’s white-hot war play. An enduring, resonant tale, Coriolanus raises questions about the power of common people, the efficacy of leaders who always speak their mind and the strength of a democracy run by polarizing political schemes.

Pearl Street Arts Fest
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17, Pearl Street Mall, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder
Artists will travel from all over Colorado, plus 19 other U.S. states and Canada, to exhibit and sell pieces to experienced collectors, as well as enthusiastic newcomers. Attendees will be able to peruse sculptures in metal, upcycled materials, handcrafted wood, furniture, paintings in acrylic, oil and watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, photography and glass in a variety of styles from abstract to Impressionistic, functional and decorative.

DANCE

DV8 Distillery hosts techno-focused dance party to raise funds for displaced Ukrainian women and children

Like most adults, Olga Kozhar spends her days at work and carves out time for her hobbies when she can. Her work involves post-doctoral research in microbiology and genetics at Colorado State University, and her hobbies include making music and DJing.
But on Feb. 24, Kozhar’s life changed forever. Now she starts every day by checking in with her family in Ukraine and reading the latest updates from the frontlines. Russia’s invasion has upset the lives of millions of Ukrainians, including those abroad.
“It’s impossible to switch it off or take a break, because my people are there,” Kozhar says.
She first moved to the U.S. for a postgraduate degree in 2014, the year of the Ukrainian revolution and subsequent war along the border with Russia. She has been living in Fort Collins since 2020 and says Coloradans can support the war effort in Ukraine by donating to grassroots charities and fundraisers, like Dance for Ukraine.
Organized by Kozhar, Dance for Ukraine will take place at Boulder’s DV8 Distillery on Thursday, July 21. Hosting American and Ukrainian DJs, proceeds from the event will go to the MASHA Foundation, which aids displaced Ukrainian women and children. The techno-focused event will feature DJs Alex Ho Megas, Brandon Brown, and desvu back-to-back with lovw.
Going about life while her country is at war hasn’t been easy for Kozhar.
“When the war started, I wasn’t really able to work for a month. I was going to work and doing some things, but my mind was not there.”
While she worries about her parents’ safety every day, she respects their decision to stay in Ukraine: It’s their home and they don’t want to leave it behind. So she does what she can from Colorado.
Rebecca Rommen

CONCERTS

FRIDAY, JULY 15
A Very Jerry Band. 6 p.m. The Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland. Tickets: $15

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

Forever In Blue Jeans “The Neil Diamond Tribute.” 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-25

Colorado Music Festival | Kaleidoscope: Road Movies. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$75

Colorado’s Finest Underground Hip Hop featuring Landon Wordswell and more. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25

Meadow Mountain. 8:30 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. $15 cover

Los Mocochetes. 9 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15

SATURDAY, JULY 16
Janine Gastineau Birthday Concert. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-20

Girls on Top!. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-20

Cowboy Junkies. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $38-$53

Steely Dead with Cool Shade. 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15-$18

The Barefoot Movement. 9 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15

SUNDAY, JULY 17
Colorado Music Festival | Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?. 6:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$75

Peter Kater in Concert. 7 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $50

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

eTown Presents: Larry Keel Experience. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder. Tickets: $22.50

Many Mountains. 8 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $5

Sal Vulcano Live. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $39.75- $59.75.

Andrew Duhon Trio. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. $15. cover

MONDAY, JULY 18
The Wood Brothers. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $40-$50

TUESDAY, JULY 19
Colorado Music Festival | Flavors of Russia: Tchaikovsky, Glinka & Borodin. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$65

Brave Girls. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $39-$99

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Bourbon, Blues, & Grooves Tony Trahan and BlueKrewe. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Free

THURSDAY, JULY 21
Buffalo Galaxy. 5 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Free

MuseCycles Vocal Jam. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-15

Colorado Music Festival | Sibelius’ Second Symphony + Violinist Randall Goosby. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tickets: $25-$75

Abear Duo. 8 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. $5 cover

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