The Blind Cafe, an "award-winning positive social change pop-up dinner," will be at the Dairy Arts Center on Aug. 18-20, 2023.
The Blind Cafe, an "award-winning positive social change pop-up dinner," will be at the Dairy Arts Center on Aug. 18-20, 2023. Credit: The Blind Cafe

Whether it’s experiencing a meal in total darkness or indulging in a festival featuring a whopping 30,000 peaches, there’s plenty to do this week in and around Boulder.

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Junkyard Ecstatic Dance 

Junkyard Social Club is hosting its monthly ecstatic dance sessions this Tuesday, for adults and kids. The dance is in the style of the 5Rhythms style of ecstatic dance. Admission prices are $5 for kids and $12-$15 for adults.

Tuesday, Aug.15, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Junkyard Social Club, 2525 Frontier Ave., $5-$15

Watercolor flowers workshop 

Those participating in the watercolor flowers workshop in Lafayette this week will channel their creativity through watercolor pens and cotton rag paper. The workshop will be led by Denver-based artist Jessica Fraser. Organizers will supply art materials, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets will be available for purchase until Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Wednesday, Aug.16, 2023 , 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Local Goods Colorado, 100 West Cleveland Street, $45

Craig Ferguson at the Boulder Theater

Craig Ferguson, an award-winning actor, writer, producer, director and comedian, will be performing for two nights at the Boulder Theater this week. His Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson aired on CBS for a decade. He’s a best-selling author and has produced standup specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central and Amazon.

Thursday-Friday, Aug. 17-18, 7:30 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th Street, $39.50 – $49.50

Blind Cafe Experience 

Experience a meal and music in complete darkness at the Carsen Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. The Blind Cafe Experience is described as an “award-winning positive social change pop-up dinner, social impact discussion & intimate live music performance.” Music will be performed by Rosh and The Blind Cafe Orchestra and will feature the Richie Flores Project. All meals are gluten and dairy free.

Friday-Sunday, Aug.18-20, 6:30 p.m., Carsen Theater at the Dairy, 2590 Walnut Street, $75-$150

Havana Nights at the Dairy

On Friday night, experience Havana Nights, a Salsa dance night, in the lobby and outdoor patio of the Dairy Arts Center. Music by DJ Byron. Bar and snacks will be available.

Friday, Aug. 18, 8.00 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, $12

Lafayette Peach Festival 

This Saturday, Lafayette is having its 24th annual peach festival to celebrate local peaches from Palisade, Colorado. The event will feature a variety of peach-related treats, including peach pie, peach cobbler and 30,000 pounds of certified organic peaches. Free face painting and balloon sculpting will be available for children. The festival will also have food vendors, crafters, antique dealers and artists from across the Front Range and Western states..

Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Old Town Lafayette on Public Road, free

Rainbow Rodeo

DV8 Distillery is a queer venue and distillery that crafts its own bourbon whiskey, gin and vodka. All alcohol served is made in-house. This Saturday, it’s hosting a rainbow rodeo with live DJs playing country, hip-hop and dance music. Throughout the night, there will be various activities, including a horseshoe toss and best-dressed competition. Don’t forget your cowboy hat. 

Saturday, Aug.19, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., DV8 Distillery, 2480 49th Street #e, $10-$15

Emily Barnes at Roots Restaurant

Emily Barnes is performing at the Roots Restaurant in Longmont this Saturday. The singer-songwriter has four albums under her belt and was a 2017 New Folk Finalist. The venue, Roots Restaurant, is a family-owned business with an eclectic, cross-cultural menu that focuses on environmental sustainability. 

Saturday, Aug.19, 5 p.m., Roots Restaurant, 300 Main St, free

Nederland Farmers Market

Check out one of the last Nederland Farmers Market days of the season this weekend. More than 40 vendors will be serving baked goods, produce, flowers, mushrooms, honey, prepared foods and more. Vocalist Kylie Brock will be performing. 

Sunday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 80 E. Second St, free

Sanitas Makers Market

Visit Sanitas Brewing in Boulder this Sunday for its monthly Makers Market Series. Explore handmade jewelry, knit goods, home decor, metalwork, prints, soap, paintings, candles and much more, including live music food and drinks.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 1-5 p.m., Sanitas Brewing, 3550 Frontier Ave. Unit A, 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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