April is a great transitional month. Not only does it usher in the change from winter to spring, but with it a great variety of new events to look forward to. Here are 5 events to shake up your schedule and welcome in the new season.
Starting off on April 17th, the SmithKlein Gallery is presenting Peter Burega’s artwork. The gallery, open from 2-6pm, showcases a new series of oil paintings by the talented artist. His work draws from nature and the appearance of light on different surfaces. However, unlike more traditional artists, Burega only works with trowels, scrapers, and knives. These tools create a vastly unique texture on the board. And everyone’s individual interpretation is a key motivator for the artist. With no fee, it’s a perfect way to spend an afternoon on Pearl Street.
Just two days later, on April 19th, the Boulder Bookstore is hosting another author to speak about her book. This month will feature Jessamyn Stanley and her book “Every Body Yoga.” Her book focuses on inspiring all people to discover yoga. She takes a very uplifting and body-positive approach to help people of all shapes and sizes. But, her book isn’t just for people just beginning on their path to yoga. People already well versed will find her book to offer great new motivations. Ultimately, the book aims to showcase yoga’s mental benefits over the physical. A $5 voucher is required to attend, but is also good for $5 off the author’s book.
Switching gears on April 21st is September School’s Battle of the Corporate Band at the Boulder Theater. September School is Boulder’s longest running independent high school, starting back in 1973. At that time 5,000 independent high schools opened their doors, but as of 2001 only 2% remained. They have remained active thanks to their strong relationships they have built with the local community. This event is just one of their efforts to partner with the people of Boulder to raise money for their scholarship fund. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds will go toward aiding local students.
If you’re looking for an event that really says Spring, keep April 22nd open. The Butterfly Pavilion is having one of their $5 days from 9-5pm. The entire pavilion is open for explorations, including the new and improved crawl-a-see-em. Those brave enough can hold Rosie, the famous tarantula. Or, perhaps a starfish is more comfortable. Whatever the case, 1,600 butterflies await in their little Tropical Rain forest.
Finally, on April 23rd, is the Taste of Pearl. This event, running from 2-6, is a full on celebration of Boulder’s culinary arts. Not only will there be plenty of food on offer, but local wines and distilleries are also showcased. Plus, even more local boutiques and galleries will be open to explore while enjoying the local flavors. Ticket prices are $65, but include samples from all vendors, food, wine, and spirits and a few other goodies. This event is for 21 and up, and tickets are likely to sell out so make sure to grab some fast.