Bandshell Boogie

Bandshell Boogie is a free outdoor summer dance series bringing dance back to the public realm on Mondays; 7 p.m., Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; free; bandshellboogie.com.

TODAY

Boulder "Then and Now" Photo Exhibit — "Then and Now" pairs early 20th century photographs of 15 iconic Boulder locations with their 2007 counterparts; 8 a.m., West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; free; 303-441-3148.

Boulder Concert Band — The Boulder Concert Band's summer concerts bring neighbors together. All concerts are free. Sponsored by City of Boulder Parks and Recreation; 7 p.m., Harlow Plats Park/Viele Lake, 1360 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; free; 303-478-3044.

Ted & Alice Miller — Ted & Alice Miller are on their Chasing The Sun Tour, bringing Northeast Nebraska, award-winning folk/Americana to Western Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico. About Boulder's The Laughing Goat, the band says they "have heard a lot about this venue from our musician friends and we can't wait. Cynthia Brando opens the show; 8 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 605-661-4466.

UPCOMING

Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers — Join a day hike with a drop-in group. The group decides each time where to hike. It carpools to trailheads, and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring lunch, water, and snacks, and be prepared for all weather conditions. This is a leaderless group, and each person hikes at his/her own risk; 8 a.m. Tuesday, North Boulder Park, 7th and Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-494-8822.


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"What we can do about our culture of hate" — Golden West will screen the TED Talk "What we can do about our culture of hate." In this talk, political pundit Sally Kohn shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Golden West, 1055 Adams Circle, Boulder; free; RSVP 303-939-0883.

Introducing the Band with Mark Diamond — A weekly Tuesday night music series hosted by Mark Diamond that will feature a different band and style of music at every show is planned. Food and drink are available; 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-372-3341, postbrewing.com/event/introducing-the-band-with-mark-diamond.

Folk Dancing on the Plaza — Folk dancing outside on the plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse is planned. Dances from around the world are included. Instruction takes place from 7-8 p.m., dancing until 10 p.m. The event is a wonderful way to learn to dance, experience other cultures, meet new friends, and get into shape, all at the same time; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Plaza beside Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., 1770 13th St., Boulder; free; 303-499-6363, postoley.org/TheNewPostoley/folk-dancing-on-the-plaza.

July 4th Fireworks and Celebration — The City of Louisville's family-friendly July 4 celebration takes place at the Coal Creek Golf Course. Food and fun starts at 6 p.m. with free face painting, balloon twisting and henna. There will also be bouncy houses and other inflatable fun. Food trucks will be on site. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the Sweet Spot Cafe tent on the golf course. Live music begins at 7:15 p.m. with a concert of patriotic music played by the Boulder Concert Band. Fireworks will launch over the Coal Creek Golf Course driving range. Walk, bike, or take the free shuttle. The free handicap-accessible shuttle is available from both the nearby Home Depot and Louisville Rec Center; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Coal Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, 585 West Dillon Road, Louisville; louisvilleco.gov.

Ralphie's Independence Day Blast — Boulder's historic July 4 celebration starts with music at 8 p.m. with Funkiphino, School of Rock, a sing-along with Jeff and Paige from Open Space and Mountain Parks and the National Anthem performed by Beat Frequency. A dance performance from Pearl Street Jive, flag presentation from Boy Scout Troop No. 72, a visit from the University of Colorado mascot, Ralphie, and fireworks (they begin around 9:35 p.m.) is also planned. A free Hop shuttles back and forth to Twenty Ninth Street and downtown Boulder; 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave.; free; boulder4thofjuly.com.