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19 things to do today, Aug. 31, in Boulder County

August 31, 2014

Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.



Aug. 31--The Boulder Creek Hometown Festival is the perfect close out the summer. This hometown celebration features over 100 arts and crafts exhibitors in Central Park and on the Boulder Public Library lawn along the creek, great live performances at the Bandshell, an interactive Sports and Kids Expo, the 5th Annual Hometown Festival 5K, food court and beer garden, the infamous Chili Inferno Cook-Off, LETR StarLite Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, and an entire children's area with carnival rides and exhibitors, the Great Zucchini Race, Big Wheel 300 races, and much more, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Boulder Creek, Downtown Boulder, Boulder, free; 303-449-3137.

GALLERIES

Fine Art Show with Colorado oil painter James Whartman Jim paints using oils in a realistic style that captures the essence and mood of what he sees. His paintings make you feel like you are there. He does both studio and plein air work. Landscapes, wildlife, nature and portraits. Show runs daily through August 2014, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Earthwood Gallery, 1412 Pearl St., Boulder, free; 303-444-3838.

MUSEUMS

Nederland Mining Museum Visit the Nederland Mining Museum and get a glimpse into the world of hard rock mining days in Boulder County during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about the lives of the miners of yesteryear, 10 a.m., Nederland Mining Museum, 200 N. Bridge St., Nederland, free; 303-776-8848.

Chief Niwot -- Legend & Legacy To commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the tragic massacre at Sand Creek, Colorado, the Boulder History Museum is re-introducing the award-winning exhibition, Chief Niwot -- Legend & Legacy, with new content and artifacts previously not on display, 12 p.m., Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder, $3-$6; 303-449-3464.

MUSICALS

Bolder Acts Classics Presents Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology, conceived, adapted and arranged by Charles Aidman, gives you a rare vision of a town from the inhabitants of the cemetery. Secrets that have gone to the grave come forth through 60 characterizations, vignettes and musical interludes, 2 p.m., Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder, $15 adults, $10 students/seniors; 303-443-7510.

PAINTING

Louisville Art Association 29th National Fine Art Show Louisville Art Association presents the 29th National Fine Art Show featuring compelling works by celebrated artists from around the country. All pieces are available for purchase. The event runs from Aug 30 to Sep 7, 10 a.m., Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., near Memory Square Park, Louisville, free; 720-232-7021.

THEATER

"The Producers"A down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit, 2 p.m., Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont, dinner and show $27-$35, show only $12-$20 ; 303-682-9980.

MUSIC

Espresso! plays Gypsy Jazz Swing 9:30 a.m., Spruce Confections, 767 Pearl St., Boulder, free.

David Williams Gypsy Jazz 11 a.m., Corner Bar Cafe, 2115 13th St., Boulder; 303-442-4880.

Los Cheesies 11 a.m., CyclHOPS, 600 S. Airport Road, Longmont, free; 303-776-2453.

Sunday Music in the Yard 2 p.m., The Post Brewing Co., 105 W. Emma St., Lafayette, free; 303-593-2066.

Blues & BBQ with Michael & Jeanette McPherson2 p.m., Dickens Tavern, 300 Main St., Longmont; 303-834-9384.

Ash Ganley5 p.m., CHUBurger, 1225 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont, free; 303-485-2482.

Weston Smith5 p.m., Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill, free; 303-443-6461.

Bluegrass pick 5:30 p.m., Twisted Pine Brewing Co., 3201 Walnut St., Boulder.

Giddyup Kitty 6 p.m., Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St., Lyons, free; 303-823-6685.

Bonnie & Taylor Sims6 p.m., Oskar Blues Home Made Liquids & Solids, 1555 S. Hover Road, Longmont, free; 303-485-9400.

Mike Giant Rebel8 Sunday Social 6 p.m., Madelife, 2000 21st, Boulder, free; 303-927-0802.

Mariah Dawn Shepherd9:30 p.m., The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; thelaughinggoat.com.

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