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Colorado Brazil Fest

EVENTS

Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado presents ‘Dorothy’s Dictionary’

5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, NoBo Art Center, 4929 Broadway, Unit E, Boulder. betc.org/event

High school student Zan is putting in his community service hours when he meets Dorothy, a book-lover who’s losing her eyesight. Each of them might just have what the other needs—if they can only find the words. Powerful, heartwarming, and timely, this new play by award-winning playwright E.M. Lewis is perfect for older and younger adults.

Boulder Taco Fest

Boulder Taco Fest

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, Boulder Civic Area, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Tickets: $30-$60, bouldertacofest.com

The best tacos from Boulder County vendors, a curated list of craft breweries, tequila tasting, high-flying Luchadores, awesome live bands, and lots of free fun for the kiddos at a beautiful venue right on Boulder Creek. 

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Boulder Book Store presents An Evening With Colson Whitehead (virtual event)

6 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, virtual event. Tickets: $17-$27 boulderbookstore.net/event/2022-08

Harlem Shuffle‘s ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem. Hear author Colson Whitehead speak about his novel at this virtual event. Your ticket includes admission and a paperback copy of Harlem Shuffle. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Tim Heidecker

Tim Heidecker

7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $39.50-$45

Tim Heidecker (from Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and beyond) is taking his No More Bullshit stand-up character on the road, as well as his Very Good Band to present the first two-act evening of Tim Heidecker comedy and music. Heidecker’s An Evening with Tim Heidecker stand-up special has reached more than 1 million views on YouTube, and has prompted publications like Vulture to dub him “the poet laureate of delusional assholes.”

Screening and Q&A: ‘The Cannabis Question’

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark St., Longmont.

NOVA Science (PBS) investigates the story of cannabis from the criminalization that has disproportionately harmed communities of color to the latest medical understanding of the plant. What risks does cannabis pose to the developing brain? How much do we know about its potential medical benefits? As cannabis becomes socially accepted, scientists are exploring its long-term health consequences.

Colorado Brazil Fest

Aug. 11-14, Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, coloradobrazilfest.org

Colorado Brazil Fest (CBF) is the largest festival of its kind in Colorado, and also one of the largest in the nation, with 1,500-2,000 participants each year. Colorado Brazil Fest is hosted by Boulder Samba School, the only organization in the state dedicated to promoting the rich heritage of Brazilian music, dance and culture, with a track record of engaging thousands of local residents in performances and educational music programs since its inception in 2009.

CONCERTS

FRIDAY, AUG. 5

Eivør plays at the Fox Theatre on Aug. 5.

Blue Canyon Boys. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Tickets: $10 (cash)

Pete Zimmer Quintet. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Tickets: $15 (cash)

Eivør with Emily Jane White. 7 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $20-$25

Richard Smith. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $30

Rowdy Shadehouse with special guest Kodak Connection. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Free

Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz featuring Stanton Moore, Mike Dillon, Skerik. 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $39.50-$45

The Desert Furs. 9 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $10

SATURDAY, AUG. 6

Nogo Gilbillies. 5 p.m. Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland. Free

Pete Zimmer Quintet. 6 p.m. Caffe Sole, 637R S. Boulder Road, Boulder. Tickets: $15 (cash)

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

The Iguanas. 9 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $20

SUNDAY, AUG. 7

Finn O’Sullivan. 5 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder

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

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Flatirons Jazz Orchestra. 7 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $20 

Kober and Sitero. 8 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $5 at the door

MONDAY, AUG. 8

Jazz Jam Session with Host Brad Goode. 7 p.m.  Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: At the door

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10

Tall Poppy String Band. 6 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder. Free

Bourbon Blues & Grooves Tony Luke Band. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Free

Wylie. 8 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $5 at the door

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THURSDAY, AUG. 11

Eliza Gilkyson with Don Richmond. 7 p.m. eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder. Tickets: $24

Tom Amend Octet. 7 p.m. Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $10-$15

ATOMGA with Float Like A Buffalo. 7:30 p.m. Nissi’s Entertainment Venue & Event Center, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette. Tickets: $15-$30

Nik Parr & The Selfless Lovers. 8 p.m. Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $10

LOVING with Sam Burton. 9 p.m.  Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $16-$18

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