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Social Events To Attend Virtually In August


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As you probably already know, many summer events in Colorado have been cancelled this year to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus. The economy has also taken a small hit that will make hiring security and staff, as well as renting out venues for annual local events less affordable. But don't hang your head just yet—Colorado has risen to the challenge. As a solution to both of these problems, many events have been turning to virtual venues that are automated and therefore require less staff. Here a just a few of the virtual events that you can enjoy this August while staying safe during the pandemic.


Seemingly made for this time of isolation is the Maker Challenge. If you've spent your extra time at home by crafting things, anything from bread to furniture, then this event is your chance to show off your hard work. Are you less crafty and would rather watch films? Well, pause that show you've been binge-watching on Netflix and turn your attention to the Sundance Shorts. Widely considered the premier American showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, Sundance Shorts always brings in a diverse crowd of movie-goers. And now you can watch virtually!


Missing out on that concert you planned on going to before the pandemic? Well now there are many concerts that you can attend virtually. For example, there's the Bands Above the Bricks. This Boulder show features many artists and is streamed from high above the Pearl Street Mall. More of a folk music enthusiast? Try the virtual Bettman and Halpin concert this month. This duo performs a fresh and enduring combination of Americana, folk and bluegrass. There will be fiddles, mandolins, banjos and guitars, resulting in mesmerizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals.

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