This week’s roundup has the final event of NAACP Boulder County’s Juneteenth celebration, a contest for bike enthusiasts, a nearby arts festival and more.
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Juneteenth reading by Alice Faye Duncan
Alice Faye Duncan is a bestselling author, motivational speaker and historian who has made a career of educating students about the civil rights movement and leading writing workshops. In honor of Juneteenth, Duncan will be reading from her book , “Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free.” The reading is the final event of the NAACP Boulder County’s 2023 Juneteenth celebration. The event will include acapella singing and a dramatization of poetry.
Monday, June 19, 1-3 p.m., CU Boulder, University Memorial Center, Glenn Miller Ballroom, 1669 Euclid Avenue, free
Boulder Bike Show
Calling all bike enthusiasts: The Boulder Bike Show is back. Whether you have an unusual bike you want to enter for prizes, or simply enjoy checking out others’ unique bikes, this show is for you. The bike categories include “best in show,” “most classic,” “best decorated” and “best adaptive bike.” Those who attend will get $2 off Upslope beer & door prizes. At 4 p.m., REI will lead a 1.5-hour “no drop gravel ride” from the store to the show, and it’s hosting a bike wash. June is Walk and Bike Month in Boulder. The bike show is part of more than 50 free community events coordinated by Community Cycles and the City of Boulder.
Wednesday, June 21, 5-7:30 p.m., Upslope Brewing in Flatiron Park, 1898 S. Flatiron Ct., free
Artsweek Golden Festival
Not too far from Boulder, check out Artsweek Golden, a week-long celebration of the arts, starting today, organized by the Foothills Art Center. It includes the Artsweek Golden Festival, which takes place on June 24-25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival features 70 local and national artists exhibiting their works in downtown Golden at 12th and Arapahoe Streets. The event is free and includes music, kids’ art activities, and more.
Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., downtown Golden at 12th and Arapahoe Streets, free
Queer Circus, part of Pride Month, is a cabaret-style show produced by Out Boulder County. The line-up features LGBTQIA+ comedians, dancers, poets, musicians, entertainers and performing artists. This is an 18+ event. Drinks will be available for purchase. A list of performers is available on the virtual playbill.
Friday, June 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Avenue, Suite A, $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Get to know fellow skaters this Sunday at Rollerpalooza. Participants will bike, trike, rollerskate, scooter and skateboard down 13th Street. DJ Elijah Moore will be playing disco and funk songs. You must bring your own wheels to participate. Rollerpalooza is part of the Boulder Social Streets initiative, hosted by the Downtown Boulder Partnership. The free events will take place throughout the day along 13th Street between Arapahoe Ave. and Canyon Blvd, and will include roller skating workshops, bike lock drawings throughout the afternoon and a skateboard tuneup station.
Sunday, June 25, 1-5 p.m., 13th Street, free