18th Annual Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema Season Premiere
6:45-9 p.m. September 3-5, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $30
Enjoy films from around the world, curated by a panel of professional dance filmmakers, featuring the most cutting-edge work in the realm where dance and cinema collide. Beginning with a live performance by samba dancer Luciana Da Silva (Friday and Saturday only), guests will have the opportunity to experience the 360-degree dance film Threshold, an immersive exploration of the process of healing, viewed in a VR headset. Other live art installations will be available throughout the museum. Grab a local brew or a glass of wine (first beverage included in the ticket), a pre-purchased snack pack and check out video installations where you can get up close and personal with the films.
Niwot Jazz Festival
Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, September 4, Cottonwood Square, 7960 Niwot Road, Niwot. Free
Featuring straight-ahead New Orleans tango and salsa. The headliner will be DC-based vocal virtuoso Sharon Clark (with Colorado Jazz All Stars) from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Salsa dance party 6-8 p.m. with Quemando. Bring your own chair; food/drinks available.
22nd Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, September 4 to Monday, September 6, Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon, Boulder. Free
Featuring arts and crafts exhibitors, live performances at the Bandshell, a food court and beer garden, The Great Zucchini Race, the LETR StarLite Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, and much more, it’s time for the 22nd Annual Boulder Creek Hometown Festival.
Shelby American Collection’s 25th Annual Car Show and Party
3-8 p.m. Saturday, September 4, Shelby American Collection, 5020 Chaparral Court, Boulder. Price: $75 to $85
The hottest car show in Colorado! Meet Aaron Shelby, Allen Grant, Peter Miles, and more. Open bar, ice cream, and dinner included.
CommUNITY Music & Arts Festival
4:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, September 3, Unity Columbine Spiritual Center, 8900 Arapahoe Road, Boulder. Tickets: $10-$25. bit.ly/3jvACSK
This family-friendly event will feature an amazing lineup of performances for your listening and dancing pleasure: Selasee & The Fafa Family, featuring Nii Armah Sowah, Wala AmeriGhana Drummers, Afro Dance Nation, Janis Kelly & Global Soul Experience, Sunshine Medley, and Spirit Voices, plus kids’ games, soccer and art activities, a fair trade marketplace and food/drink vendors. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating.
Medicine Horse 3rd Annual Barn Dance Fundraiser
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 9143 Valmont Road Boulder. Tickets: $25-$300. Register:
Medicine Horse offers free and low-cost mental health and wellness programs for groups and individuals who wouldn’t otherwise have access to this form of healing. The annual barn dance is the organization’s biggest event of the year to fundraise. Medicine Horse is seeking corporate/business sponsors, in-kind donations for the silent auction and generous folks to join this fun event.
Colorado Native: A Native American Comedy Showcase II
8 p.m. Saturday, September 4, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $12
Creative Nations along with the Dairy Arts Center present their second installment of Colorado Native: A Native American Comedy Showcase. Host Joshua Emerson comes at you with another stellar lineup of Native comics that includes support from Wolf Brown, George Delgado, Geoff Tice and Shishona Livingston. ShaNae Ross will be headlining the show.
Louisville’s Labor Day Parade
10 a.m. Monday, September 6, Pine Street from Via Appia to Hoover Avenue, Louisville
The city of Louisville is excited to announce the 85th Annual Labor Day Parade with the theme “Friends and Neighbors.” Due to the temporary closure of Main Street to support downtown dining, the parade route will run along Pine Street, starting at Via Appia and ending at Hoover Avenue.
Street Wise Mural Festival, September 5-12
Boulder’s mural festival is back with 38 artists painting around the city, and a slew of events to celebrate the power of art. Visit streetwisearts.org to find maps for live murals, self-guided tours and more events.
First Friday Drag Show with Venus Victrola
8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, Bus Stop Gallery, 4895 Broadway, Boulder
Venus Victrola has performed in the nightlife area for more than six years.
Official Street Wise Launch Party
1-4 p.m. Sunday, September 5, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder
Help kick off the weeklong mural festival with food trucks, drinks, and music by DJ JL Kano and DJ Né. Meet artists from the Street Wise roster.
madelife Artist Pop Up
5-8:30 p.m. Monday, September 6; 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, September 12, madelife, 2691 30th Street
Come out to support local artists of varying mediums as they sell their work while Street Wise muralists paint on the outside of the building.
Art and Activism Panel
6 p.m. Tuesday, September 7, Dairy Arts Center, Grace Gamm Theater, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Cost: $5 GA, $2.50 students, $3 seniors
Featuring artist Emanuel Martinez, Lucha Martinez de Luna, and artist and activist Moe Gram. Moderated by Kalya Santalla.
Movie Screening: ‘All the Streets Are Silent’
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of late ’80s and early ’90s New York City and the convergence skateboarding and hip-hop culture.
Street Wise Group Show: Opening Reception
6-10 p.m. Thursday, September 9, Bus Stop Gallery, 4825 Broadway, Boulder
Featuring original works by the artists of Street Wise Boulder 2021.
Art, Science, Action; Creating Climate Narratives for the Collective
6-8 p.m. Friday, September 10, The Dairy Art Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. Tickets: $5 GA, $3 seniors, $2.50 students
Talk with local artists, scientists and activists about the intersections of their work, and how to create a collective narrative to initiate change.
Thursday, September 2
SoulRay (R&B, funk and blues). 5 p.m. BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder. Free.
BuffStreet on the Hill (varying bands). 6 p.m. Hill Parking Lot at 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Boulder. Free.
Friday, September 3
Suave Agave (’60s, ’70s covers). 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt Street, Longmont.
Mountain Reverb (rock). 6 p.m. BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder. No cover.
Welcome To Boulder: A Back to School Bash (dance). 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Door Price: $15-$25.
REZZ — with Eprom, Kasablanca, Ivy Lab, X&G, A Hundred Drums (dance). 6 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $60-$90.
Saturday, September 4
Welcome To Boulder: A Back to School Bash (dance music). 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Door Price: $15-$25
Tony Trahan & the Blue Krewe (Louisiana roots music). 6 p.m. Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt Street, Longmont
Jack Hadley Blues. 6 p.m. BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder. Free.
Roshan Bhartiya: An Evening of Hindustani Music. 7:30 p.m. Center for Musical Arts, 200 E. Baseline Road, Lafayette. Tickets: $20, children (10 and under) free
Said The Sky (dance). 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $25.
Sunday, September 5
Boulder Friends of Jazz Jam Session (vintage jazz from the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s). 1 p.m. Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road. Boulder. Tickets: $2-$10—All free on September 5, free to musicians who play.
Nick Crichlow (indie folk). 4 p.m. BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder.
Ragged Union (string band and bluegrass). 7 p.m. The Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette. Price: $20—suggested donation.
Jonas Brothers (pop/rock). 7 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $69.95.
Monday, September 6
GRiZ (future funk). 6:30 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $59.50-$99.95.
Tuesday, September 7
Toad the Wet Sprocket (alternative rock). 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Price: $45-$63.
Spoon with Nicole Atkins (alternative rock). 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets:$35-$39.50.
Jimmy Buffet and the Coral Reefer Band (yacht rock). 8 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $55.50-$165.50.
Wednesday, September 8
Minnesota with VCTRE (hip-hop). 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Door Price: $20-$25
Bert Kreischer (comedy). 8 p.m. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison. Tickets: $40-$125.
Thursday, September 9
Lost Dog Street Band with Matt Heckler (Americana). 8 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, Boulder. Tickets:$15-$18
MADDS (EDM). 9 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Door Price: $20-$25.