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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

After LoveA harrowingly fascinating dramatic film about the emotional and financial complexities of a separation and the end of a long love story. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 11.

Birds of North America A play about a father and a daughter who struggle to understand the parts of one another that defy understanding, while birding in their backyard over the course of a decade. The Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 12.

Conrad Anker: Exploring the Himalayas — Join Conrad Anker, the climber’s climber, as he takes you through his many years of expedition and adventure to the high ranges of the Himalayas and his observations of impacts on the natural world by man-made climate change. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Dina After the death of her first husband, the film’s main character, Dina, faces obstacles big and small and rises above them all. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 11.

Greg Proops — The Poopdog is a stand-up comic living in Hollywood, best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Nov. 11.

John Henson — An actor, writer, host and producer of over 1,400 hours of television, Henson comes to Denver to dazzle with his stand-up comedy. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Nov. 11.

Love LettersTwo actors, one stage and a love story spanning 50 years. Set in an intimate setting with simple staging, Love Letters takes you on a journey of every emotion from joy to sorrow. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000. Through Nov. 19.

The Rape of the Sabine Women, by Grace B. Matthias This is a play about Grace B. Matthias, who has accused two football heroes of rape. A new satirical story about truth and deception in the stories that unravel after the crime. The Carsen Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 19.

Warren Miller’s Line of DescentMiller’s 68th full-length film in which his film crew travels the globe by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030. Through Nov. 12.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo — Get ready to kick off your season with great deals on gear at the 26th annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo. Colorado Convention Center. 700 14th St., Denver, 303-228-8000. Through Nov. 12.

David Sedaris — The author’s only appearance in Denver this year, to accompany the launch of his new book, Theft by Finding. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

Frequent Flyers: Aerial Street View — Frequent Flyers presents a mash-up of aerial movement, modern dance and live music in collaboration with Block 1750 and Chimney Choir. The Gordon Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 18.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Demetri Martin — Stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director, Martin is on tour with Let’s Get Awkward. 8 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

Dogtooth A film about a family of kids fenced-in by their parents, being reared without any influence from the outside world. 8:45 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Lucha Libre and Laughs — Denver’s best comedians emcee the world’s best Lucha Libre. 7 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 303-420-0030.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Dream To FlyA FullDome movie about the most important milestones on our route to conquering the skies, both in terms of technological breakthroughs, as well as our perceptions on flying itself. 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Dec. 10.

Matt Bellassai — The touring comedian, Internet personality and noted life critic brings the jokes to celebrate the release of his new show. 6:30 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 303-420-0030.

Palmer’s Pix: The Man in the White Suit — A pairing of classic movies on consecutive nights, curated by Jim Palmer. 7 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance in Cinema — A collection and celebration of shorts and documentaries featuring dance from all over the world. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 15.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Little Roman Farm: From Swords to Plowshares — Join husband and wife veterans-turned-farmers to talk about how they applied their military expertise to turn their agricultural aspirations into a reality in Fountain, CO. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Palmer’s Pix: Secrets and Lies — A pairing of classic movies on consecutive nights, curated by Jim Palmer. 7 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Major!This documentary follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for more than 40 years. 7 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

78/52 A movie about the movie that changes it all: with 78 camera set-ups and 52 edits over the course of 3 minutes, Psycho redefined screen violence and set the stage for decades of slasher films to come. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 18.

Jackson Crawford: The Saga of the Volsungs — The author and translator offers gripping new renderings of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Jazzetry Night — In honor of the beatniks, the creatives and the cultured among us, find a night of curated poetry, featuring Von Disco. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

LuckyA movie that follows the spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit his off-the-map desert town. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 18.

Mayor Michael Hancock in Conversation with Caludia Rankine — An on-stage conversation about race, social justice and community. There will be an audience Q&A with the mayor and the author. This event is free and open to all members of the public. 6:30 p.m. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1345 Champa St., Denver, 303-623-7876.

Mitch Fatel — Is that a sparkle in his eye or is he just confused? With his innocence and friendly demeanor, Mitch quickly engages the audience and then catches them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialog and off-color comments. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Nov. 11.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

70 Years of Rocky Mountain Rescues — The volunteer-run Rocky Mountain Rescue Group will talk about 70 years of rescues in Colorado’s tough mountain terrain. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

19th Annual Beaujolais and Beyond Festival — Enjoy French food and wine to celebrate the arrival of the year’s Beaujolais. 5:30 p.m. McNichols Event Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, 720-443-1763.

Cameron Esposito — Recently named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch of 2016,” comedian Cameron Esposito has been called “the future of comedy” by Jay Leno. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Nov. 18.

Christopher Titus — Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show, Amerigeddon, to the theaters across the country. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Nov. 18.

Colorado Skies Talk: Distortions in Reality — Using the magic of the Fiske Planetarium star projector, come learn about two black holes spiraling closer and closer together. 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Dr. Karlene Strange: The Spiritual Nature of Animals — The author talks about her new book, detailing her adventures as a veterinarian in southwestern Colorado. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Miller’s 68th full-length film in which his film crew travels the globe by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106. Through Nov. 18.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Denver Christkindl Market —With vendors from Germany and artisans from Colorado, you’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. 11 a.m. Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, 303-837-1146. Through Dec. 23.

Eldora Opening Weekend Celebration —  Get the first turn at the Front Range’s closest resort. Eldora Mountain Resort, 2861 Eldora School Road, Nederland, 303-440-8700.

Holiday Food and Gift Festival — This festival is the largest holiday celebration in the West drawing many shoppers annually who happily and easily complete their holiday shopping… before it’s too late. 10 a.m. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, 303-228-8000. Through Nov. 19.

Trans Awareness Week presents An Evening of Stand-up Comedy — Join Out Boulder County for a night of stand-up comedy in honor of Jordan Wieleba, a local comic, trans woman, and powerful soul who was taken from us way too soon just over a year ago. 8:30 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

You Can’t Take it With You VIVA Theater presents the hilarious story of the Sycamore family and their hobbies like collecting snakes and making fireworks. The Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 26.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Annie The classic musical about an orphaned girl and her determination to find the parents that abandoned her years ago. Boulder’s Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000. Through Feb. 24.

Brent Gill and Friends — Long-time Denver resident brings his acclaimed comedy to the Boulder stage, just before his big move to Los Angeles. See him while you can! 8:30 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Mollie McGee’s 2016 Holiday Market — This fine craft show offers handmade crafts from local artisans. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-772-0649. Through Nov. 19.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Palmer’s Pix: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold — A pairing of classic movies on consecutive nights, curated by Jim Palmer. 7 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Rachel Bradley — Rachel Bradley is a ground-breaking comedian whose shows spar the intellect of her audiences with biting social commentaries, plus edgy and intriguing stories of growing up Southern. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

wellRED Comedy Tour — With Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester. 7 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 303-420-0030.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

30th anniversary of “So You’re a Poet” — A celebration of 30 years of an open poetry reading, held consecutive Mondays. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

Palmer’s Pix: The Lives of Others — A pairing of classic movies on consecutive nights, curated by Jim Palmer. 7 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Troy Walker — A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has performed with some of the best comics in the country. After witnessing his storytelling abilities and commanding presence it will come as no surprise that he’s also a licensed attorney who graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Nov. 29.

Warren Miller’s Line of Descent Miller’s 68th full-length film in which his film crew travels the globe by land, air and sea, exploring the ties that bind ski culture. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000. Through Nov. 22.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21

WinterSkate in Historic Downtown Louisville — Enjoy an old-fashioned ice skating rink complete with skate rental, concessions and traditional holiday music, all season long. Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St., Louisville, 303-449-3137. Through Feb. 28.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Holiday Roast — Ever thought about what Rudolph really thinks of Santa? Want to see Frosty the Snowman comically kick the Nutcracker where it hurts? Come experience the Holiday Roast at the world famous comedy club. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 26.

Sundance Shorts — A 95-minute theatrical program of seven short films selected from this year’s Festival, including fiction, documentary and animation. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 25.

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton A documentary about the American icon who changed the sport of big wave surfing forever. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 25.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Blossoms of Light — Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights throughout the Botanic Gardens. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver, 720-865-3500. Through Jan. 1.

A Christmas Carol A hilarious adaptation of a holiday classic. Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through Dec. 23.

The Grawlix — The comedy super group comprised of Adam Cayton-Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl. Their live show combines their excellent stand-up with live sketches and video components. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Nov. 25.

Grey Gardens A documentary film that tells the unbelievable but true story of Mrs. Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, the aunt and first cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. 8:45 p.m. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

The NutcrackerThe curtain opens for this classic ballet, brought to life by Boulder Ballet and the Boulder Philharmonic. 2 p.m. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 285, Boulder, 303-492-8423. Through Dec. 3.

The Santaland Diaries David Sedaris’s offbeat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City is the cure for the common Christmas show. The Jones, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arapahoe Street and N. Speer Boulevard, Denver, 800-641-1222. Through Dec. 24.

Tony Baker — Tony Baker is a stand-up comedian and actor on the rise, whether it’s on stage, film, television or social media. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Nov. 26.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27

David Barsamian: Global Discontents — The author discusses the questions he entertained with his long time interlocutor, Noam Chomsky, in hopes of leaving a better world for our children. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

Where is OSIRIS-REx Now? — Currently on a two-year outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu, OSIRIS-REx seeks answers to some of mankind’s oldest questions. Where did we come from? What is our destiny? Join Dr. Vicky Hamilton in her discussions of what they found, and what comes next. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Mental Pause — Just because you have hot flashes, night sweats and memory lapses doesn’t mean you are over the hill; it means you’re over the bullshit and need a night out with your similarly sweaty friends. Attend this hilarious all woman… thingy… whatch-a-ma-call-it… WTF… Comedy Show! 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Author and Agent Panel — Author Michael F. Haspil and his literary agent, Sara Megibow, speak about the behind-the-scenes process of publishing a debut novel. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Brimstone and Glory A film about the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Tultepec, Mexico, a site of festivity unlike any other in the world. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Dec. 2.

The Pump and Dump — Put down your babies! You deserve a night out, for once, and America’s most beloved, “parentally incorrect” comedy show is coming back to your town to save you. Join Shayna Ferm and Tracey Tee for a raucous evening swaddled in music, games, prizes, wine and validation that’s guaranteed to make you laugh your C-section scar open. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Rebel in the RyeA biopic film about legendary author J.D. Salinger detailing his early obsession with writing, his experiences fighting in World War II and his process for writing The Catcher in the Rye. The Boedecker Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Dec. 2.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Kyle Kinane — An internationally touring comedian who’s appeared in most of the TV shows that are actually funny. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 2.

Matt Iseman — “Life is short, do what makes you happy.” That’s the advice that Matt Iseman got from his dad — a world renowned physician — when Matt quit medicine to pursue stand-up comedy. And those words still guide Matt today. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Dec. 2.

Norse Poetry Night — Come listen to the softer side of the Vikings! Viking-age poetry demonstrates profound descriptive and emotional range, from humorous stories about the gods and hair-raising insult competitions to heartfelt love poems and heart-breaking elegies lamenting those lost forever. 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Bella Gaia A FullDome movie full of imagery of the Earth from space and data visualizations threaded together by an orbiting flight path and stunning NASA imagery from the International Space Station. 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

The Denver Moth Storyslam — Theme: DIRT. Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and share all the filthy details. 6 p.m. Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003.

Lost in Place — 3rd Law Dance/Theater explores issues of migration, culture and spirituality in a timely exploration of our sense of place. The Gordon Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Nov. 3.

Maria Bamford — The star of the Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite performs her original stand-up. 8 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

Monkey Business: the Adventures of Curious George’s Creators A screening of the documentary that tells the story of the authors, Hans and Margret Rey, as they flee Nazi-occupied France on handmade bicycles on their way to create one of the most treasured children’s books of all time. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Zoo Lights — See the Denver Zoo alight with over 70 acres of its campus decked out with 150 animated light sculptures. 5:30 p.m. Denver Zoo, 2900 E. 23rd Ave., Denver, 720-337-1400. Through Dec. 31.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

1940s and ’50s White Christmas Ball — Join the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra for a holiday party that will bring back all the warmth and nostalgia of simpler times. 5 p.m. Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St., Denver, 720-924-1945.

Annual Lights of December Parade — Join your neighbors for the 30th annual parade including marching bands, light-up fire engines, holiday carolers and much more. 6 p.m. Downtown Boulder, near Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-449-3774.

Joe Biden’s American Promise Tour — A series of conversations with the ex-VP about the big moments of his career, the life altering choices he made and the key traits that have helped him persevere challenges. 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

Krampus Nacht Denver — City of Bohemia presents a night of DJ tunes, vendors, a naughty Christmas booth and interactive performers. 8 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 303-420-0030.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Comedy Christmas Crusade for Children — Enjoy a night of comedy benefiting KYGO’s Christmas Crusade for Children! Hippieman will be headlining along with featured local comedians Vinnie Montez, Elliot Woolsey, Rachel Weeks, Ron Fergunson and Rion Evans. 7 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Deacon Gray presents The Gutcrakcer — In Deacon’s dream, the nutcracker comes to life… and does stand-up comedy! He is joined by his friends, the Mouse King and the Gingerbread Man. The Sugar Plum Fairy even does a set! Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 27.

Peppa Pig Live! More fun than a muddy puddle, Peppa Pig is hitting the road for a singing and dancing tour across the country. 2 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Louis Johnson — Seen yucking it up on Showtime, Comedy Central, A&E, B.E.T. and his own Showtime Comic of the Month Special. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Joe Larson — A lover of all things comedy, Joe is currently pursuing acting and writing roles for television as well enjoying every laugh he can give you while he’s on stage in NYC and throughout the U.S. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 9.

Taylor Tomlinson — At only 23 years old, Tomlinson commands the stage with the confidence of an expert comedian, her point-of-view emphasizing how wildly normal she can be in a wildly bizarre world. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Dec. 9.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Colorado Skies Talk: The Biggest Supermassive Black Holes — Using the magic of the Fiske Planetarium star projector, find out why the most mysterious objects in the universe are getting even stranger. 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart — Your favorite Disney characters and stories brought to life with the artistry of ice. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 866-461-6556. Through Dec. 10.

Holly Gayley: Love Letter from Golok — The author chronicles the courtship between two Buddhist tantric masters in her new book. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Home for the Holidays 2017 — There’s something for everyone in this family-friendly holiday spectacular: dancers, singers, drummers, holiday songs and, of course, a celebrity appearance from you know who! Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000. Through Dec. 17.

KFG and Marcel Price — The self-proclaimed potpourri of queerness and a mental health advocacy poet combine forces for a night of lyricism. 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Ulyana Horodyskyj: Earth Analogies for Space — Come hear from the mission commander of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) XII campaign about the effects of stress, isolation and confinement during a simulated deep-space mission in a three-story habitat at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Flatirons Mineral Club Annual Gem and Mineral Show — Learn about and buy gems, rocks, minerals, tools, jewelry and more. 10 a.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-678-6235. Through Dec. 10.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker — The 25th anniversary tour of one of the most spectacular versions’ of the holiday’s classic ballet. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106. Through Dec. 9.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

Kevin Smith — A writer, comedian, podcaster and film director, Kevin Smith has written and directed numerous films including Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State and Tusk. But tonight? Tonight he does stand-up. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.  Through Dec. 11.

We Are Stars — An exploration of the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, narrated by Andy Serkis, in an attempt to answer some of the biggest questions of all time. What are we made of? Where did it all come from? 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old — The comedic duo is back to for live-recordings of their comedy podcast. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Dec. 13.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Every Christmas Story Ever Told Would you rather gouge your eyes out than try to drag your tweens to another production of A Christmas Carol? This holiday season, see this play instead, and your family will worship you for Christmases to come. The Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Dec. 24.

Ignite Chanukah — Watch Ignite-style presentations about Chanukah or something Jewish with vodka and latkes to kick off the holiday. Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-998-1900.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

Heather Hyche — Heath Hyche uses stand-up comedy, quick-change costumes, original music, sound effects and cleverly constructed props and scenery to take the audience on a journey through his vivid imagination and meet a cavalcade of manic characters. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Dec. 16.

John Gierach: A Fly Rod of Your Own — John Gierach, the voice of the common angler and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Nick Guerra — One of the most exciting breakthrough comedians quickly making an impact on television and winning over audiences across the country with his high energy and hilarious show. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 17.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Gabriel Iglesias — Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians performing sold-out shows around the world. 3 p.m. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 866-461-6556.

Season of Light — A planetarium-style exploration of the astronomical meanings behind seasonal traditions, this show traces the history and development of many of the world’s most endearing holiday customs. 7 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Dec. 21.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

The Newly Predicted 9th Planet — Dr. David Nesvorny talks about Planet Nine, the hypothetical giant planet in the Kuiper Belt, predicted to follow a highly elliptical orbit around the sun. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Chris Voth — A 15-year comedy veteran, Voth is a past winner of the Denver Comedy Works Competition and has worked with everyone from Dave Chappelle to Larry the Cable Guy to Linda Ronstadt. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Clinton Jackson — After graduating high school, Jackson began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the city’s youngest headliners. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 23.

Jazzetry Night — In honor of the beatniks, the creatives and the cultured among us, find a night of curated poetry, featuring Von Disco. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder,

303-440-4628.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

Chuck Roy’s Dirty XXXmas Comedy — The funniest, dirtiest holiday show in town. 6:30 p.m. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., Denver, 303-420-0030.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23

Al Goodwin — Goodwin (aka “Badgerine”) connects with his audiences, getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives relating his own life experiences. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

sunday, december 24

The Tradition of Christmas Eve — Bring everyone together around the pot to observe the once-a-year tradition that is celebrated all over the world with delicious fondue. 12 p.m. The Melting Pot, 732 Main St., Louisville, 303-666-7777.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28

Elvis Night — Join us for a screening of Elvis Presley’s legendary film Viva Las Vegas, and stick around for a Las Vegas cocktail night in the lobby after, complete with appetizers, casino games and an Elvis costume contest. 7 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

Sam Adams — Smooth. Clever. Hilarious. Just a few of the words often used to describe the comedian, public speaker and Master of Ceremonies. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29

The Good Humor Men — Three of America’s funniest stand-up comedians join forces to showcase their original brand of humor in an evening packed with punchlines, clever writing and hair-triggering laughs. 8 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

Josh Blue — Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the Cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Blue exploded onto the national comedy scene capturing the laughter and admiration of millions as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Dec. 30.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Downtown — Ring in the New Year on the 16th Street Mall and catch one of two spectacular fireworks shows. 9 p.m. and Midnight. 16th Street Mall, Denver, 303-534-6161.

New Year’s Eve: Flappers, Fellas and Fondue  Celebrate the New Year with an old vibe. You can’t go wrong with this special four-course meal and cocktails that will make you want to speak easy. The Melting Pot, 732 Main St., Louisville, 303-666-7777.

New Year’s Eve with Steve “Mudflap” McGrew — Resolve to laugh more! The fun begins with comedy and keeps going with an all out New Year’s Extravaganza. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

Beth Stelling — The hard-to-miss comic makes a heralded stop in the Mile-High city. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Jan. 6.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

Colorado Symphony Orchestra: Movie at the Symphony — Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1345 Champa St., Denver, 303-623-7876. Through Jan. 6.

Markiplier’s You’re Welcome Tour — The comedian who cut his teeth on YouTube tries his jokes out live and on stage. 7 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6

National Western Stock Show — An annual celebration of Western heritage and entertainment, the National Western Stock Show is the premier livestock, rodeo and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver, 303-295-6124. Through Jan. 21.

MONDAY, JANUARY  8

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 9

Big Bubble Circus — Mr. Guffaw (Jim Jackson) plays with soap bubbles in every size and form. 11 a.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000. Through Dec. 17.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10

Ellen Mahoney: Earthrise Mahoney discusses her new book about Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell whose transcendent “Samadhi in Space” forever changed his life and was integral to the founding of the renowned Institute of Noetic Sciences. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

When the World Was YoungA performance inspired by the voluminous correspondence of Lester and Shirley Halbreich, a young American couple separated by the World War II. 1:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11

Nick Thune — Nick Thune, comedian and actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Thune’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Jan. 13.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12

Denver Boat Show — Boats, boats and more boats! Come see loads of boats at the 32st Annual Denver Boat Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, 303-859-1284. Through Jan. 14.

Sign Painters: the Unacknowledged Artists The screening of a film celebrating the highly specialized trade of sign painting, with an appreciation for a balance between art and commerce. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

Jessimae Peluso — Highlighted in the Huffington Post as “one of the funniest comics to follow on Twitter,” don’t miss Peluso live in flesh. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Jan. 16.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

Eugene Buchanan: Comrades on the Colca — Join Eugene Buchanan, author of Brothers on the Bashkaus, and hear his latest travels in South America with a team of Polish explorers on a first descent down the deepest gorge in the world. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

Ari Shaffir’s Renamed Storyteller Show — A night of stories from six different comedians. All the comics will tell a story on the same theme. On Wednesday and Friday, it’ll be stories about drugs. On Thursday and Saturday, it’ll be stories about love. You can come to both themes if you want. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Jan. 20.

Jazzetry Night — In honor of the beatniks, the creatives and the cultured among us, find a night of curated poetry, featuring Von Disco. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

How To Screw Up Your Life A Goddess Here and Maya Productions presentation of the all-too-familiar feeling that you’re just another fool that’s messed it all up. The Carsen Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Feb. 10.

Jake Johannsen — Goodwin (aka “Badgerine”) connects with his audiences, getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives by relating his own life experiences. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

Rodney Carrington — A multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer on tour with his 12th comedy album. 7 p.m. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, 303-623-0106.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

Riders in the Sky A thrilling ride to yesteryear in salute to iconic Western movies, music and TV star Roy Rogers, the undisputed “King of the Cowboys.” 8 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

Pinkalicious: the musical Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe — a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22

Jupiter’s Icy Active Moon — Dr. Carly Howell discusses NASA’s 2020 mission to look for life on Europa, Jupiter’s icy and geologically active moon. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23

Flight School: the musical It’s the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Penguin has the soul of an eagle and is ready to live on the wind. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25

Dov Davidoff — Combining hyper ADD with an amusingly acute take on things, Davidoff puts on a high intensity stand-up show, making him an audience favorite. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Jan. 27.

Malcom Day: Triumph and Tragedy in Alaska — Join Malcolm as he takes you on his extraordinary near-death experience in the Alaska Range, a journey of despair, endurance, hope and reinvention. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Steve Rannazzisi — For over 13 years, from the stage to the silver screen, Steve Rannazzisi has made audiences laugh. Rannazzisi is best known for his seven seasons starring as Kevin McArthur and writing on the critically acclaimed FX Network comedy series, The League. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Jan. 27.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 26

Fun Home A musical about a graphic novelist enduring the death of her father. Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through March 24.

Winter Brew Fest — Celebrate craft beer while supporting Swallow Hill Music. Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Ave., Denver, 888-810-2063. Through Jan. 27.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27

Guard at the TajA Boulder Ensemble Theater Company production of a play about two hapless guards that have their faith in God shaken by the injustices of the world around them. The Grace Gamm Theater, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through Feb. 18.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

Boulder Wedding Showcase — Boulder’s best boutique wedding showcase features a variety of Boulder County and surrounding area wedding experts. 11 a.m., Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-301-2972.

MONDAY, JANUARY 29

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Brendan Schaub — Brendan is a multi-platform entertainer, best known for his career in professional sports, with both the UFC and NFL, and as a personality in podcasting and comedy. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

Bobby Collins — Collins translates the human condition through his comedic characterizations that expose the humor of day-to-day situations and world events. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Feb. 3.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Jim Norton — Stand-up comedian, radio personality, bestselling author and actor, Jim Norton is renowned for his refreshingly unapologetic humor. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Feb. 3.

Peking Acrobats — A performance of daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs including trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting and gymnastics. 7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Colin Quinn — This stand-up comedian is here to tell you that there’s always one person in every group situation who ruins everything. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Feb. 10.

Iliza Live — Iliza is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. See her for yourself, live and in the flesh. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through Feb. 10.

The Great Alone: Story of Iditarod Champion Lance MackeyShot in the arctic of Alaska, The Great Alone captures the inspiring comeback story of champion dog sled racer, Lance Mackey. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Postsecret: the showAn immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves, and on rare occasions, share with others. 7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Lynn Hill: Ascending WomenOne of the first successful women in the sport, Hill shaped rock climbing for women and became a public spokesperson, helping it gain wider popularity and arguing for gender equality. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

Monster Jams Triple Threat — The Monster Jam vehicles bring more trucks, more racing, more freestyle, more donuts, more wheelies, more action! Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, 866-461-6556. Through Feb. 11.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Chinese New Year Celebration — The rich and vibrant culture of China returns to Lone Tree! Celebrate entering the Year of the Dog with different dances that tell a story embodying the culture of the Chinese New Year festivity. 8 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

Space Weather and Space Climate — Dr. Sarah Gibson will describe the underlying, powerful forces at play in the weather and climate of space, and how these systems affect humans and life on Earth. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentine’s Day with Todd Glass — Single, dating or married we can all agree that laughing to cutting edge comics is a great way to celebrate love shared or an even better way to get through another loathsome 14th of February. Comedy Works, Downtown 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

Valentine’s Day with Rocky LaPorte — Remember, laughter is the best aphrodisiac (wink). 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Moscow Festival Ballet: Cinderella A stunningly beautiful blend of storytelling humor, splendid scenery and costumes, promising to make you believe in “happily ever after.” 8 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

Shawn Heinrich’s: Saving The Sea CreaturesThrough imagery and storytelling, the evening will showcase Heinrich’s special affinity for big animals including sharks, rays and marine mammals, in his documentary showing some of the most impressive marine spectacles on Earth. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

Bruce Cockburn — Edgy and spectacularly funny, The Second City is celebrating six decades of producing satirical revues that have helped launch the careers of generation after generation of comedy’s best and brightest. 7 p.m. Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-786-7030.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Jazzetry Night — In honor of the beatniks, the creatives and the cultured among us, find a night of curated poetry, featuring Von Disco. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

Pam Houston: Some Kind of CallingJoin author Pam Houston and preview her forthcoming book and learn about life on the ranch, trials, tribulations, joy and healing, and the greatest love story of one woman’s life. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Ben Guihan — The singer-songwriter shares his favorite lyrics and songs. 7 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Boulder International Film Festival — See films and filmmakers from around the world during this four-day celebration of the art of cinema. Various locations, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303-449-2283. Through Feb. 25.

Joey Diaz — Diaz’s love of storytelling is reflected in each role he takes; whether it is on film or on stage, his passion for entertaining and delighting audiences shines through every performance. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through Feb. 24.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Colorado Home & Garden Show — Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, 303-228-8000. Through March 4.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26

The Cassini Mission Finale — Speaker Dr. Luke Dones discusses satellite Cassini’s “grand finale” as it dives between Saturn’s rings and plunges into the upper atmosphere of the giant gas planet, where it will burn like a meteor, ending its 20-year mission. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Black Boy Based on Richard Wright’s autobiography, a dramatization of his journey from childhood to adulthood in the Jim Crow South. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

THURSDAY, MARCH 1

Daniel Sloss — The Scottish comic braves the Atlantic trek to make Denverites laugh. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through March 3.

SATURDAY, MARCH 3

Always… Patsy Cline A musical based on the true story of Patsy Cline’s friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Boulder’s Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000. Through May 26.

MONDAY, MARCH 5

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6

Paul Maggs: Hiking the MX/US Border — A discussion of the environment and geography at the border and its relationship to U.S. and Mexican border politics, historical and contemporary. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

THURSDAY, MARCH 8

Big Jay Oakerson — Dubbed, “Master of the Dirty Joke”, by the New York Times, Jay has also mastered the art of Crowd Work. Come see for yourself. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through March 10.

Ian Bagg — Stand-up comedy by a Canadian comic who made it big in New York City, ending up on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through March 10.

FRIDAY, MARCH 9

Frozen Dead Guy Days — Nederland’s famous festival celebrates the dead man in the Tuff shed with drinks, live music, a polar plunge, a parade and more. Nederland, 303-506-1048. Through March 11.

Pioneers: Women Artists of Colorado — Join award winning filmmaker Erika Volchan O’Conor to learn the stories of Colorado women artists who courageously confronted social stigma and prejudice in pursuit of equal opportunity and creative freedom in the American West. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

SATURDAY, MARCH 10

L.A. Dance Project — A contemporary vision of dance combined with visual arts. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, 303-871-7720.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

THURSDAY, MARCH 15

Rhythm in the Night — The 5th anniversary of the Irish dance phenomenon. 7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 720-509-1000.

Stan Havlick: Biking Seven Continents — Havlick never knew that with one touch of his rear bicycle wheel in the Pacific Ocean in 1992, a 17-year journey would take his front wheel to the West Coast of the Caspian Sea in Eastern Russia. Join him to hear about his epic journey. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

FRIDAY, MARCH 16

Kevin Nealon — The Saturday Night Live veteran and critically acclaimed actor lets his comedic insight loose on stage. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through March 17.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17

Harlem Globetrotters — A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. 8 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 303-893-8497.

MONDAY, MARCH 19

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

Jazzetry Night — In honor of the beatniks, the creatives and the cultured among us, find a night of curated poetry, featuring Von Disco. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-440-4628.

THURSDAY, MARCH 22

This is Modern Art — Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art. But when one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? The Jones, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arapahoe St. and N. Speer Blvd., Denver, 800-641-1222. Through April 15.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

The 39 StepsAlfred Hitchcock’s classic play. Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through April 29.

Cashore Marionettes — A series of touching portrayals and poignant scenes from everyday life, played out with puppets and set to music by such composers as Vivaldi, Strauss, Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, 303-871-7720. Through March 24.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

RUBBERBANDance — Embracing Artistic Director Victor Quijada’s unusual journey from the streets of Los Angeles to the barre, Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance uses the spontaneity of hip-hop, the refinement of ballet and the expressiveness of contemporary dance to create fresh, dynamic works. 7:30 p.m. Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, University of Colorado Boulder, UCB 285, Boulder, 303-492-8423.

MONDAY, MARCH 26

Life Science on the International Space Station — Join Dr. Louis Stodieck as he talks about space flight as laboratory for developing new terrestrial technologies in the weightless environment of outerspace. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

So You’re a Poet — An open poetry reading. 8 p.m. The Laughing Goat Coffeehouse, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder 303-440-4628.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28

Cynthia Swanson: the Glass Forest — Join the New York Times bestselling author to discuss the release of her newest book about a midwestern family affected by suicide. 7 p.m. Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-440-7666.

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Roy Albanese — Rory has won nine Primetime Emmy Awards as the executive producer and writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He was also a correspondent on The Sundance Channel’s Approval Matrix, but his stand-up is where he really shines. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through March 31

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