The Boulder Pride Festival is happening Sunday, June 11. Credit: John Herrick

Looking for something fun to do this week in and around Boulder? BRL has you covered. With summer just around the corner and the event scene heating up, we’re debuting this weekly roundup of happenings. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, but a handful of events that piqued our interest and we think are worth checking out.

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Visit the BRL events calendar for more things to do. 

Photography Night with Rob Lantz 

Rob Lantz, the owner of R Gallery + Wine Bar and a Boulder-based photographer, is hosting a monthly photography night starting Tuesday, June 6. Attendees will celebrate the art of photography with wine and mingling. Photographers will present their recent work and discuss their creative process. Do you have some photos you’d like to share? The event is open to photographers of all skill levels. If you want to join and show off your work, don’t forget to prepare a flash drive with up to five photos. 

Tuesdays, starting June 6, 7-9 p.m., ending in November, R Gallery + Wine Bar, free

Lisa Siciliano at ‘In Bloom’ Rock Art Show and Sale

Lisa Siciliano is a Colorado music photographer with two decades of experience shooting rock-and-roll bands. She has been house photographer for Red Rocks, The Boulder Theater, The Colorado Sound, Chautauqua Music Hall, Bellco Theater & Marquee Magazine. “In Bloom” — touted as the “first-ever summertime rock art show and sales” — will feature Siciliano’s black and white rock-and-roll photographs. Proceeds from the loose print sale will benefit Siciliano’s passion project, the Lumin Project. The 35mm film project “highlights people, places and things that are unseen or not always easy to look at.” The art show is part of the Roots Music Project’s Colorado Music Photographer series.

Thursday, June 8, 6 p.m., Roots Music Project, Eventbrite, free

Read more about the Roots Music Project here.

Build your own succulent garden 

This workshop allows attendees to create a miniature cactus or succulent garden. The hands-on event is perfect for those with a green thumb or anyone wanting to explore their plant creativity. An expert from Terracotta, the indoor plant boutique on Pearl Street, will be instructing participants on how to properly create and care for their new terrarium. All supplies will be provided for purchase. While attendees are allowed to bring their own glass containers, Terracotta asks that you do not bring in your own plants in keeping with their pest management protocols.

Friday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m., Terracotta on 2005 Pearl St, $15

Summer Yoga Series with Boulder Parks and Rec

This summer’s yoga sessions, sponsored by Boulder Parks and Recreation, kicks off this Saturday, with instructor Monica Nabholz and her 16-plus years of teaching experience. Enjoy a calming session of Vinyasa and a view of the Flatirons from the rooftop of the downtown Museum of Boulder.

Saturday, June 10, Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center, $20, classes every Saturday through June

Boulder Pride Festival

June is Pride Month. Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community this weekend at the Boulder Pride Festival. The family-friendly event will feature many food vendors, including Nothing Bundt Cakes, Abo’s Pizza, La Rue Bayou and more. Photobooths, giveaways, live music and other activities are also planned. Check out the full month of events and fundraisers across the county, from the Longmont Pride Festival to the Queer Circus at the Junkyard Social Club, via Out Boulder County.

Sunday, June 11, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Boulder Central Park, free

Hope Munoz is a summer 2023 Community Reporting Fellow for Boulder Reporting Lab. She is a senior at CU Boulder. Munoz can be reached at

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