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Saturday, October 21

Community Cycles Bike Fun Zone

13th at Pearl St
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm

Building a Bike-Centric Community
Join Community Cycles to explore ideas and ways to make Boulder a safer, more equitable place for all of us to ride and walk. There will be all-ages bike games (bring your bike!) and hands-on learning activities. We’ll also host a bike collection drive where you can donate your old or unwanted bicycles, parts, tubes and tires.

We know that bike(and walk!)-first communities aren’t a coincidence that we luck into. They’re an outcome that we build together. Come build with us.

Pressing Play Kindness Cart

Look for the Kindess Cart all over downtown during the festival weekend!

The Pressing Play Kindness Cart is a very portable, colorful, and playful maker’s cart and is full of little objects of wonder meant to entice the imagination of all who witness it. The Kindness Cart will travel throughout Downtown Boulder during the festival with an eclectic assortment of supplies people will use to create tangible gifts of kindness for themselves and others.

People Person by RIOS & Lolita’s

8th and Pearl (next to Lolita's Market)
Friday, Noon - 6pm, Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm, Sunday Noon - 5pm

RIOS and Lolita’s invites visitors to celebrate the incredible and eclectic people that share our space on West Pearl. People Person is an immersive art experience filled with surprise and discovery that highlights some of the humans that come to our corner everyday.

Community Created Public Art with Studio Arts Boulder

16th Street
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, Noon - 4 pm

Studio Arts Boulder invites visitors and community members to make clay pinch pots by hand throughout the [placeholder] event weekend. These pinch pots will be glazed and fired by Studio Arts staff. Each pot will be imprinted by its maker - from fingerprints left in the clay to the pot's unique size and dimensionality. Finished pinch pots will be used to make a public wall art piece that will be displayed at Studio Art's new space at Diagonal Crossing. The wall-art will be a 3D visual representation of community... an artfully rendered collection of individual pots/people that comes together to create something truly beautiful.

Street Wise Presents: Black Love Mural Battle & Art Fair

One Boulder Plaza
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm

Streetwise partners with the Black Love Festival to proclaim Colorado's Black history alongside the Museum of Boulder. The event will feature live muralists, black-owned businesses, and a community-led mural open to the public. View live muralists include Jasmine Holmes-Piesco, Marcus Murray, and Selah Ruckard. Enjoy the music and dance alongside the tunes of Kaylee Bender, also known as DJ Bugs Honey.

Community Crafts and Art Making SessionsThe New Local

The New Local, 741 Pearl St.
Sunday, 11 am - 2 pm

The Playwright is an interactive sculpture designed for the user to create their own visual narrative following a "fill-in-the-blank" story prompt. Participants will be able to touch and move sections of the sculpture to design the story they like best! What will you come up with?

El Centro Amistad at The New Local

The New Local Annex, 713 Pearl St.
Friday, Noon - 5 pm
Saturday, Noon - 5 pm
Sunday 11 am - 2 pm

At the New Local's Annex, get creative with the women of Boulder nonprofit El Centro Amistad by diving into some Día de los Muertos crafts perfect for the season. Visit the Annex all weekend long to check out the current art on display.

Performance: Los Bohemios

1300 Block of Pearl
Saturday, 11am - 1pm

If you love Buena Vista Social Club or Gloria Estefan, and the romantic ballads in the style of Los Panchos, you'll love Los Bohemios. Their high energy performances and diverse repertoire have been moving audiences all over Colorado for years. Playing traditional Cuban Son, Salsa, Cumbia and Boleros, and Latin Jazz, Los Bohemios adds a fun, international flavor to this year’s World Singing Day during Boulder’s Placeholder Festival.

Community Sing-Along with World Singing Day

1300 block of Pearl St Mall
Saturday, 2-3:30pm

World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.

Miss Way's Pen Pals

1400 Block of Pearl Street Mall
Friday, Noon - 6 pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Noon - 6pm

This project provides visitors the opportunity to make their own paper creations to send to student pen pals ages PreK-12 and Senior pen pals at Boulder's Brookdale Senior Living. This is an interactive activity that showcases the inspiring artwork from our pen pals of diverse generations and background.Miss Ways Pen Pals provides social-emotional community care through pen pal letter writing and advanced technology in augmented reality.

"Portraits from the Community" Installation by Edica Pacha

16th Street
Friday, Noon - 6 pm
Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Sunday, Noon - 5pm

The City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture Experiments in Public Art and Social Streets collaborates with Edica Pacha to create a large scale interactive installation that engages the audience in conversations around public space in the city of Boulder.  We will create a collage of 'portraits from the community' pasted up on the street, alongside exploring the town square vibes.

Drag Show on Pearl!

1300 Block of Pearl Street Mall
Saturday, 6 - 7pm

Join us for a performance like you have never seen before on the Pearl Street Mall as we welcome several drag queens to the stage for a hour of glamour and humor!

CMA Tiny Stage

16th Street
Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday Noon - 5pm

CMA's mobile stage, nicknamed Tiny and dedicated to the memory of Louise Christopher, is a community outreach vehicle which allows us to travel to interesting and unusual venues and host performances of many genres.
Saturday Lineup:
10:00am-noon CU Boulder Soundworks
1:00pm Steve Christopher Jazz Band
2:00pm CU Boulder Theatre Students
3:00pm CU Boulder Musical Theatre student showcase
4:00-4:45pm Drag show
5:00 - 6:00pm  Dean Himes Country Duo

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