February 2020 Around Town 2


For the 2020 season, WinterWonderGrass is excited to announce their collaboration with the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) to curate a fresh and independent brewery selection for the festival’s daily beer tastings. As with past iterations of WinterWonderGrass, complimentary beer tasting will be held for all attendees ages 21+ from 2:00-5:00 pm each day throughout the festival, taking place this February 21st – 23rd, 2020.

“The original inspiration behind the creation of WinterWonderGrass was due to the fact that we were attending great musical events with mediocre beer, and great beer festivals with mediocre music. Why not combine all the best ingredients?” explains festival founder, Scotty Stoughton.

New tasting partners include Good River Brewing from Denver, CO, Spiked Snowmelt—the brand new spiked seltzer line from Boulder, CO-based Upslope Brewing, Holidaily Brewing from Golden, CO, which offers an extensive selection of gluten-free beers, Boulder’s Twisted Pine Brewing, specializing in gluten-reduced beers, Wibby Brewing from Longmont, CO and Square Peg Brewerks from Alamosa, CO. Photo by Molly McCormick.

For more information, visit WinterWonderGrass.com

The Toaster Project: Where Art + Love Collide to benefit There With Care

In support of local nonprofit organization There With Care, which provides services to families and children during critical phases of medical crises, Marsha Beyer and Susan Knickle have teamed up to create The Toaster Project, an art auction featuring red toasters transformed into an objet d’art by 10 local, national, and international artists,

These works of art will be auctioned at The Toaster Project: Where Art + Love Collide event on Thursday, February 6, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The venue, Boulder Commons, has been generously donated by Andy Bush.

Each piece of art will be auctioned off for a minimum of $1000 at this event. The event will be free, with sips and snacks provided by local purveyors. Susan Knickle’s Crossing Borders art show will also have artwork for sale at the event and 10% of such proceeds will be donated to There With Care.

The artists featured include the following:

  • Todd Berger & Lucien Fohr
  • Gina Freschet
  • Gail Folwell
  • Roland Hower & Susan Knickle
  • Marina Nash
  • Josh Pass
  • Bill Snider
  • Robert Striffolino
  • Nancy Utterback
  • Jerry Wingren


Modern Masters: Taylor & Wheeldon celebrates the choreography of cutting-edge dance makers from the 20th and 21st centuries

Boulder Ballet is honored to present the company premiere of Airs. An instant classic, Airs has been a hit since it premiered in the late 1970s. Choreography by Paul Taylor, performed to music selections by Handel.

Another company premiere, Five Movements, Three Repeats is an excellent example of Christopher Wheeldon’s signature blend of ballet and modern dance. Choreography by Wheeldon, set to music by Max Richter and Dinah Washington.

Joining these two masters on the program will be a new work by our own Lance Hardin and Amy Earnest. Collaborating with composer Michael Schulze, the piece incorporates artificial intelligence. Because the dancers will help create the music while on stage, no two performances will be identical.

Don’t miss this production of company and world premieres in Boulder. No travel to New York required!



The name Hot Tuna invokes as many different moods and reactions as there are Hot Tuna fans — millions of them. To some, Hot Tuna is a reminder of some wild and happy times. To others, that name will forever be linked to their own discovery of the power and depth of American blues and roots music. To newer fans, Hot Tuna is a tight, masterful duo that is on the cutting edge of great music.

All of those things are correct, and more. For more than four decades, Hot Tuna has played, toured, and recorded some of the best and most memorable acoustic and electric music ever. And Hot Tuna is still going strong — some would say stronger than ever.