Boulder Creek Festival and more Boulder-area events for Saturday, May 26, 2018

TODAY

Boulder Creek Festival — Boulder Creek Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Boulder. The event includes three days of festivities featuring a variety of events, activities, food and entertainment unique to the Boulder community. The Festival is free to the public and features nine separate event areas with 500 vendors showcase everything from community arts and crafts to healthier alternatives and technology while three performance stages feature a spectrum of music and dance. The festival also features carnival rides and food and beverage vendors; Saturday through Monday, south of Canyon Boulevard in the area between 14th Street and Broadway; free; .

The Dining Room — Four generations, husbands and wives and grandparents and grandchildren find themselves in conflict over proper table manners and changing culture in the comedy “The Dining Room.” Viva Theatre, boasting a cast from ages 9 through 90, presents the play; 2 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $15-$18;, .

Boulder Farmers Market — A growers-only farmers market in Boulder. Fresh produce, meat, flowers, eggs, cheese, breads and more; 8 a.m., Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St. Between Arapahoe and Canyon, Boulder; free;, .

Cigar Box Guitars — Colorado artists Michael Bradshaw, Donald DeNoncourt, Peter Faris, and Michael O‘Reilly share their handsome, working cigar box guitars in this unusual reclaimed material art exhibit; 10:30 a.m., Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; free;, .

End-of-Year Recital — Join Boulder Ballet‘s end-of-year recitals featuring all students. Younger students perform in a mini-showcase on Saturday at 2 p.m. or Sunday at noon or 2 p.m. These performances also feature special performances by upper-level students. All other students perform on Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m. Dance styles include modern dance, character dance and pas de deux; Boulder Ballet, 2590 Walnut St., Suite 10, Boulder;, .

UPCOMING

Memorial Day Remembrance Concert — As part of the Boulder Creek Festival, music director Silas Nathaniel Huff has prepared a rousing and moving Memorial Day observance program, designed to honor the service of our lost heroes, plus all past and present service men and women and their families. With special guests, Navy Band Northwest, from Seattle; 10 a.m. Sunday, Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; free; .

Live Music at BRU — See live original music from local artists every Sunday, during happy hour; 3 p.m. Sunday, BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free;.

Quiet Writing Group — Drop-in; no reservations required. An ongoing, weekly event, facilitated by Dani Coleman, where writers can gather and write separately, but together. Build a solid writing practice, feel less isolation, and get a lot of writing done; 10 a.m. Monday, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville;, .

Color Colorado table at Boulder Creek Festival — Contests, prizes and fun await visitors at the Color Colorado booth at the Boulder Creek Festival. Experience art workshops where you can learn the basics of capturing the beauty of Colorado‘s landscapes on paper; 11 a.m. Monday, Cenrtral Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; free.

Construction Club — For families, no registration required. Come join the club, listen to a few short books on a theme, and then try to build themed Lego creations; 6 p.m. Monday, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville;, .

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