The other day, I was walking barefoot down the Pearl Street Mall drinking a cold brew when I stopped to get my palm read by a busker who claimed to be psychic. It wasn’t even the most Boulder thing I’ve ever done. It was barely up there on the Boulder Richter scale.
Higher up there: On Bike to Work Day, riders could get free massages and tofu hash. A Boulder woman recently launched a hemp, vegan, edible “intimacy enhancer” (don’t call it lube). And last month, the scanner reported a Subaru sedan crashed into another Subaru sedan and another Subaru sedan.
Now that’s Boulder.
This week, I thought I’d help you plan The Most Boulder Week Ever (gratuitous caps necessary). So whether you’re visiting or local and looking to seriously experience Boulder like a Boulderite, here are some of the Boulderiest things you can do this week.
Wednesday: Today (July 19) at 11 a.m., learn how to make art out of trash, like old bike chains, milkweed pods and pine cones. With a variety of discarded items, you’ll craft giraffes, bison heads and dresses. This free class, EcoCreations8, is at the WestEnd Space at the Arts Longmont Gallery, 356 Main St. in Longmont. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
After getting artsy in an earth-friendly way, heal yourself with vibrations and align your life. The Caritas Center, 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, is offering free Vibrational Healing and Life Alignment 7 p.m. Wednesday. Life Alignment is a system of energy healing and transformation taught by David Pasikov. Learn more at life-alignment.com and pasikov.com.
Now that your life is better aligned, head out for a free High Country Night Hike 8-10 p.m. Wednesday in Nederland. You will hike with naturalists in the dark on a one-mile easy trail to learn about nature at night. Register to get the specific location: email@example.com.
Thursday: Tonight, enjoy a feminist comedy show. Comedy night at 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave. in Longmont, is themed Feminist Agenda this Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. That means a free, adult-only comedy show all about “lady issues.” By women, about women, but with a feminist, empowering slant. Headliner is Rachel Weeks. Learn more at bubcomedy.com/open-mic-sign-up.
Friday: Need more feminine power in your life? Sign up for Return of the Wild Feminine: Womb-Centered Training. This course, designed to incorporate “the wisdom of the powerful feminine into both life and work with simple but timeless women’s healing arts,” is led by Shamanic Priestess Ixeeya Lin. The class runs 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the Vali Soul Sanctuary, 6717 Valmont Road, Boulder. It is $300-$490. Learn more about Return of the Wild Feminine: Womb-Centered Training.
After your Womb-Centered Training, prepare yourself for the upcoming solar eclipse (Aug. 21). Boulder County Parks and Open Space is holding a free solar eclipse preparation class called Who Turned the Lights Out? It’s 7:30-10 p.m. Friday (July 21). After the class, you can look at the summer sky with the Longmont Astronomical Society. Registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-678-6215.
Saturday: Saturdays in Boulder are for Tibetan Cranial Public Clinics. Pop into the Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., on Saturday between 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m. for a 45-minute Tibetan Cranial session, an ancient healing art that claims to promote self-healing via subtle touch to the head, face and neck. Sign up at goo.gl/Zb06fv. Learn more about Tibetan Cranial at tibetancranial.org.
Sunday: Craving even more stars? Now that you’re prepared for the eclipse, head to the Boulder Star Party on Friday, from 8-11 p.m. at the Mackintosh Academy, 6717 South Boulder Road in Boulder. You’ll look at stars and space and learn about astronomy, telescopes and more.
Monday: Do some unique yoga today. There is Yin and Yang Yoga (a blend of movement and meditation) 9-10 a.m. at Shri Studios, 1047 Venice St., Longmont. Later, from 6 to 7 p.m., the studio offers Deepen Yoga, with a unique, dynamic sequence promoting breath, opening, releasing, balance and connection.
Or try Kaiut Yoga 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Healing Studio, 18 Garden Center, Broomfield. Kaiut Yoga promotes biomechanical health and is designed to help with injuries, aches and pains and stiffness.
Tuesday: Now that your energy is balanced, your body is open, you’re feeling your feminine power and more knowledgeable about the universe, go get a free psychic reading at the Psychic Horizons Center, 5485 Conestoga Court, Suite 110, Boulder. You can get free readings by an undergraduate clairvoyant from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. The readings claim they will teach you about your past lives and the “seven layers of your aura.” Book your appointment at 303-440-7171. Learn more at psychichorizonscenter.org/psychic-readings.
Congrats. Now you are fully Boulder.