Dave Mason brings his Endangered Species Tour to Boulder on July 31. Photo courtesy of Dave Mason

August is here, and even though summer break is wrapping up for many, there’s plenty to keep you busy this week. You’re guaranteed to have a blast with events that range from dancing to art to music and more. 

Do you have an event you want featured? Email us the details to tips@boulderreportinglab.org. We also have a self-submission form on our events page for those who want to promote events on our calendar. 

Visit the BRL events calendar for more things to do. 

Harry Potter’s birthday bash

Sanitas Brewing Co. is throwing a birthday party for fictional wizard Harry Potter. Guests can visit a mini Diagon Alley, check out snakes, owls and spiders from Nature’s Educators and test their trivia skills with drag queen Jessica L’Whor. Monday’s celebration also features a costume contest with plenty of beer on tap.

Monday, July 31, 5-9 p.m., Sanitas Brewing Co., 3550 Frontier Ave., Unit A, free

Dave Mason’s Endangered Species tour

Dave Mason is bringing his Endangered Species tour to Boulder Theater on Monday, July 31. The former Traffic band member who went solo in 1969 has written over 100 songs with three gold albums and one platinum. He’s also collaborated with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Wonder.

Monday, July 31, 7 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., $45-$119

First Friday Art Walk

The North Boulder Art District is hosting its First Friday free art walk from 6 to 9 p.m. this week. Stroll along Broadway, meet artists and tour their studios. The monthly event also features food trucks, live music, drinks and more. First-time visitors can look for pink flags and tents to help guide them to the arts district.

Friday, Aug. 4, 6-9 p.m., along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36, free

Boulder Social Streets Yappy Hour 

All pups and their parents are invited to Yappy Hour this Friday, Aug. 4. Free activities include paw painting, a puppy photo booth and puppy splash zones. The event is part of Boulder Social Streets, an initiative created by the city to celebrate community in Downtown Boulder. 

Friday, Aug. 4, 2-5 p.m., 13th Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard, free

Pink Mammoth: Till Midnight 

Junkyard Social Club is hosting a 21+ event with Pink Mammoth, a San Francisco-based nonprofit artist collective offering a lineup of soulful music entertainers. All ticket proceeds support its events in Black Rock City, Nevada, the site of Burning Man. 

Friday, Aug 4, 6 p.m.-midnight, Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave., Unit A, $10-$15

Indie-folk with Anna Cutler live at BOCO Cider

Anna Cutler is returning to her hometown this Saturday, Aug. 5 for a live show at BOCO Cider. The singer, songwriter and keyboardist performs music that’s described as “​​Americana/folk-pop with ballad undertones.” Reservations are required to claim your seat at the show.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 6-8 p.m., BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, free

Pearl Street Mile

This year’s Pearl Street Mile was organized as a triple crown race series for the first time. The first race went from Pearl and 10th Street up to 6th Street and back again two times. The next race brought racers to the east side of Pearl, from 16th Street to 20th Street and back twice. The final flagship race on Saturday, Aug. 5, will take runners for 3.75 laps around the Boulder Courthouse. Each race is followed by beer, live music and an outdoor movie. Registration closes Aug. 4.

Saturday, Aug. 5, races start at 5 p.m., at Spruce Street between 13th and 14th, $30 for adults, less for children

Course of the third race of the 2023 Pearl Street Mile

Colorado Shakespeare Festival

This summer’s Colorado Shakespeare Festival at CU Boulder continues this week with performances of Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale and King Lear. Established in 1958, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theater company associated with CU.

Various dates through Aug. 13, ticket costs vary, depending on show, theater location and seating

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 hope@boulderreportinglab.org.

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