Saturday, Dec. 5
Bill McKay Band. Oskar Blues Homemade Liquids and Solids, 1555 South Hover St., Longmont, 303-485-9400.
By All Means. 10 p.m. Boulder Draft House, 2027 13th St., Boulder, 303-440-5858.
Caper’s House Band — Traditional jazz. 7-10 p.m. Caper’s Italian Bistro & Tap, 600 Airport Rd., Longmont, 303-776-7667.
Cheryl Wheeler — With Gretchen Peters. 8 p.m. Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill, 71 E.Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003, www.swallowhillmusic.org.
CU College of Music Holiday Festival. 4 & 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder, 303-4-92-8008, through Dec. 6.
DreamSicle — Presented by Collective Motions. 9:30 p.m. The b.side Lounge, 2017 13th St., Boulder, 303-473-9463.
Doug Haywood. 7:30 p.m. Rock N Soul%u2008Café, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-443-5108.
Eddie Turner. 8 p.m. Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th St., Boulder, 303-443-3322.
Ground Up. Conor O’Neills, 1922 13th St., Boulder, 303-449-1922.
Jalan Crossland. Oskar Blues, 303 Main St., Lyons, 303-823-6685.
KC Groves. 3-4:30 p.m. Tasty Weasel, 1800 Pike Rd., Longmont, 303 776-1914.
Matt Flaherty. Baker St. Pub & Grill, 1729 28th St., Boulder, 720-974-9490.
Mestizo. 7 p.m. St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
Pete Yorn — With Serena Ryder. 9 p.m./8:30 p.m. doors, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-3399.
Sean McGowan. 8 p.m. Tuft Theatre at Swallow Hill, 71 E.Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003, www.swallowhillmusic.org.
7th Annual Mark Vann Foundation Holiday Benefit Show — With Great American Taxi, Euforquestra, Elephant Revival, Tim Carbone, Keith Moseley, Pete Kartsounes and Black Swan Singers. 8 p.m./7:30 p.m. doors. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.
Soul School. 7:30 & 10 p.m. Nissi’s, 2675 N. Park Dr., Lafayette, 303-665-2757.
Afternoon Tea. 1 p.m. Jill’s Restaurant at St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder, 720-406-9696.
Alternative Holiday Gift Fair — Benefit for non-profit organizations. 3-7 p.m. St. Thomas Aquinas Church Hall, 898 14th St., Boulder, 303-447-8128, through Dec. 6.
Annual Lights of December Parade. 6 p.m. Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, www.boulder150.com.
Annual Winter Prospect Artist Tour — Seven members of the Prospect Artist Association will open their working studios. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Prospect Community, Pike Rd. & Hwy 287, Longmont, www.prospectartistsassn.com, through Dec. 6.
Beginning/ Intermediate Hoopdance. 10 a.m. O%u2008Dance Studio, 1501 Lee Hill Rd. #4, Boulder, 303-415-1877.
Benefit for Rich Fakelman — Open bluegrass jam, silent auction and food. noon to 4 p.m. Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder, 303-443-6461.
Caroling Through the Woods — Theater opening with Theatre-Hikes Colorado. 3 p.m. Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, 303-413-7270, weekends through Dec. 20.
Chaos to Connection — Parenting workshop for families to build stronger connections. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Sun Academy, 6717 S. Boulder, Rd. Boulder, 866-645-1781.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Millennium Harvest House Hotel, 1345 28th St., Boulder, 888-575-3884.
Home for the Holidays — Shopping, caroling, kids activites, visits with Santa, live reindeer and hot chocolate. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festival Plaza Old Town Lafayette, Chester and S. Public Rd., Lafayette, 303-666-9555.
International Fair Trade Marketplace — With Urban Trader. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mojo Coffeehouse, 211 N. Public Rd., Lafayette, 303-665-9026.
Lear in Process: Scenes and Images from Shakespeare’s King Lear. 7:30 p.m. Naropa University, Nalanda Studio Theater, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-245-4798.
Lyons Annual Holiday Parade of Lights — With fireworks, music and entertainment. 6:30 p.m. Sandstone Park, 350 Broadway, Lyons, 303-823-8250.
Music and Mimosas — Every Saturday 9-11 a.m. The Curious Cup Café, 1377 Forest Park Cir., Lafayette, 720-890-4665.
Once Upon a Holiday — Theater opening with the Peanut Butter Players. 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 990 Public Rd., Lafayette, 303-786-8727, Saturdays through Dec. 19.
Perfect Holiday Party Cocktails — Classes taught by mixologists James Lee and Mark Stoddard. 2-3 p.m. The Bitter Bar / Happy, 835 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-442-3050.
7th Annual Tree Fundraiser — Choose and cut your own Christmas tree to support Cal-Wood. 10 a.m. to Cal-Wood Education Center, 2282 County Rd. 87, Jamestown, 303-449-0603.
Twisted Pine Brewing and Tap Room — Open 12-6 p.m. Twisted Pine Tap Room, 3201 Walnut St. #A, Boulder, 303-786-9270, www.twistedpinebrewery.com.
Upslope Brewing Co. Tap Room and Tours — Open 4-8 p.m. Upslope Brewing Co., 1501 Lee Hill Rd. No. 20, Boulder, www.upslopebrewing.com.