Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is performing at the Boulder Theater on July 21. Credit: @jefftweedy

Summer is in full force and outdoor activities abound this week and weekend. But rain is in the forecast for later this week — though hopefully Friday’s dance campout and Saturday’s pool fest will be spared. 

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Plastic Free July tea & tour

Join the county for a discussion on plastic waste, accompanied by free tea and food. As part of Plastic Free July, the Boulder County Resource Division is hosting this event to encourage people to reduce single-use plastics. You can also take a one-hour tour of the Boulder County Recycling Center. Don’t forget to bring your favorite mug for the “prettiest mug contest.” The event is for ages 13 and up, and you can register on Eventbrite

Wednesday July 19, 9-11 a.m., Boulder County Recycling Center, Education Room, 1901 63rd St., free

Summer of Love concert series

Boulder’s Summer of Love concert series continues Friday, July 21 at the 29th Street Mall featuring the Jacob Larson Band, a 10-piece funk and soul ensemble. In addition to free live music, there’s cornhole, a beer garden and delicious eats served up by the Sabores De Mi Abuela food truck.

Friday, July 21, 6-8 p.m., 29th Street, free

Jeff Tweedy with special guest Le Ren

Jeff Tweedy is performing at the Boulder Theater on Friday. The leader and co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning American rock band Wilco has released three solo albums, written songs for 12 Wilco albums and written two New York Times’ bestselling books. Tweedy’s special guest, Le Ren, is a Canadian folk singer. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. 

Friday, July 21, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., 7:30-10:30 p.m., $45-$65

Hooplagers: Lager-exclusive beer fest pool party

Lager lovers are invited to attend the Hooplagers festival and pool party hosted by Wibby Brewing, an award-winning craft brewery in Longmont. Those who purchase a ticket will receive unlimited beer pours, a silent disco and access to pool facilities. Festival-goers also can enjoy poolside activities such as volleyball and giant jenga.

Saturday, July 22, 1:30- 6 p.m.,209 Emery St., Longmont, $30-$1,500 

Primal Rituals Ecstatic Dance Campout 

If you love playful dancing, drum circles, mandala building, bonfires and live music, you won’t want to miss the Primal Rituals Ecstatic Dance Campout this weekend at Vail Soul Sanctuary in Boulder. Dance Jams is presenting the two-day event in partnership with Joy’s Kitchen, a Colorado-based nonprofit that provides meals to more than 6,000 families monthly. Doors open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, and the campout concludes at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 22. Visit Eventbrite for tickets. 

Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. – Sunday, July 22, 1:30 p.m., Vail Soul Sanctuary, 6717 Valmont Road, $38-$333

Plan ahead: An evening with This American Life’s Ira Glass

This American Life podcast fans will have the opportunity to see host and creator Ira Glass live at the Chautauqua Auditorium on July 29 as he presents “Seven Things I’ve Learned.” The popular podcaster will share stories about his life and career and offer a glimpse into his creative process through audio clips, music and video. This American Life was the first podcast to win a Pulitzer Prize for audio journalism, and Glass is often credited with popularizing the podcast format. Although not happening this week, tickets are expected to sell out, so get yours today. 

Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m., Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive, $50-$70

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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