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Hamantashen and Purim toy noisemaker on blue background with copy space. Jewish holiday Purim concept.
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EVENTS

Art & Sip: Abstract Ink Art. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Free, register online or by calling 303-651-8374

Join this class and allow instructor Rachel Courtney to teach you to create abstract pieces of art using the popular “alcohol ink” on yupo paper and ceramic tile. Alcohol ink is a free-flowing medium that allows you to create gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar. 

Deep Listening Workshop. Noon. Thursday, March 10 (additional dates: Thursday, April 7), CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder. Free, colorado.edu/cuartmuseum

Join in this virtual deep listening workshop led by artist Brittney Hofer, inspired by LaMont Hamilton’s light and sound installation, To Hear the Earth Before the End of the World. The practice involves hearing, listening, and moving. Participants will focus on the element of air to explore the differences between the involuntary nature of hearing and the voluntary, selective nature of listening. The practice includes bodywork, sonic meditations, and interactive performances aimed at cultivating a heightened awareness of the sonic environment, at the same time promoting a playful atmosphere. 

east window presents Contemporary Short Films Screenings: ‘Popil.’ 11:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10, The Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Suite 102B, Boulder. Free, eventbrite.com/e/249791341627

Khvay Khvay’s Popil (2018, 22 minutes) develops a complex choreography based around the symbolism of the dragon, playing to both Euro-America’s tendency to employ the motif as a blanket symbol for much of East/Southeast Asia, as well as an examination of the manner in which such iconography speaks toward a specifically Chinese or Cambodian mode of identity formation.

Front Range Vegetable Gardening 101 Community Class. 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10 (additional date: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 12), Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder. Tickets: $45

In this class, participants will dive into details about how to prepare your garden and start planting. Topics will include understanding soils and soil amendments, bed preparation, starting seeds at home, direct seeding in your garden, and transplanting seedlings. This introductory class is a great place to start if you are new to gardening or new to gardening in the Colorado climate.

Boulder Book Store presents Dan Millman—‘Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit’ (virtual) 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Tickets: $17.95-$27.95, boulderbookstore.net

Dan Millman’s books and teachings have been a guiding light to millions of people. Now comes the true story of his search for the good life, a quest for meaning in the modern world. In vivid detail, he describes his evolution from childhood dreamer to world-class athlete, including the events that led him to write Way of the Peaceful Warrior. Over the course of two decades Millman was guided by four radically different mentors: the Professor, a scientist-mystic; the Guru, a charismatic spiritual master; the Warrior-Priest, a rescuer of lost souls; and the Sage, a servant of reality. Each of them generated mind-expanding experiences that prepared Millman for his calling as a down-to-earth spiritual teacher.

Longmont Museum presents ‘Ikiru’ (1952). 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road,
Longmont. Tickets: $5-$10

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate-affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is compelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived two-part structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive. 

Purim Festival. 1 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder. Tickets: $5 per person under 2 years, boulderjcc.org

Purim is a joyous holiday celebrated with costumes, hamantashen, and sharing the story of Purim. Celebrate Purim at the Boulder JCC with a fun afternoon filled with outdoor activities for the whole family.

Firehouse Art Center presents Greg Santos: ‘Mixed Grit.’ 6 p.m. Friday, March 11, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont, firehouseart.org

Featuring 24 prints representing the full scope of the project to date, each piece of work in Mixed Grit is created by a different artist from around the country, and printed by Greg Santos at Art Gym in Denver. Every four months, four artists are sent a small lithographic stone in the mail. Stones vary in size but are approximately 8-by-10 inches. Artist participation is by invitation. The print exchange is a long-running tradition among printmakers that serves as a model for collecting art and building professional networks and community. 

The North Face presents Reel Rock 16 World Premiere, Hosted by Alex Honnold and Nina Williams. 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tickets: $21.75,
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Join Reel Rock for a world-premiere event hosted by Alex Honnold and Nina Williams. This special evening will feature four brand-new films, athlete Q&As, gear giveaways and more. Presented by The North Face and supported by Black Diamond, TruBlue Autobelay and Yeti. Also supported by Tension Climbing, Upslope Brewing, Neptune Mountaineering, La Sportiva NA, ABC Kids Climbing, and Boulder Rock Club.

Many Paths To Peace: An Interfaith/Intercultural Concert (in-person and virtual). 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Unity Columbine Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder Tickets: $20-$25,
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The first annual Many Paths To Peace is an interfaith/intercultural concert in honor of the 25th Season for Nonviolence, featuring a lineup of artists and musicians representing cultures and spiritual traditions from across the globe. The intention of Many Paths To Peace is to help build bridges of connection and understanding between people from all walks of life through the healing power of music. The lineup includes the Sholeh Mani Ensemble, Dr. Michael Williams, Bijay Shrestha, Maputo Mensah, Bill Kopper, Sheldon Sands, El Javi, Zane Cupec, Marcy Baruch, Freyja Wild and Janis Kelly, along with an all-star rhythm section comprised of Larry Thompson, Pete Jacobs and Meg York.

CONCERTS

March 11

The Boulder Altitude Directive. 2:30 p.m. Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Road, Longmont. Tickets: $8-$12

Fruition. 6:30 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $25-$50

The Other Favorites & Kingdom Jasmine. 8 p.m. Roots Music Project, 4747 Pearl St., Suite V3A, Boulder. Tickets start at $20. Second show March 12.

Dizzy With a Dame. 8 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. Tickets: $10-$12

March 12

Sturtz with Megan Burtt and Monica LaBonte. 7 p.m. Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets: $15-$23

Keller Williams. 7 p.m. The Caribou Room, 55 Indian Peaks Drive, Nederland. Tickets: $35. Second show March 13.

Mitski. 8 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $42.50-$125

The Good Kind with Fists of the Proletariat. 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder. Tickets: $15-18

The Pot & Desert Radio. 8 p.m. Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont. Tickets: $20

Valley. 9 p.m. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $20

March 13

Rocky Mountain Composer’s Spring Concert. 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 16th and Walnut, Boulder. Free

Dodie with Lizzy McAlpine. 7 p.m. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets: $43.75-$48

March 14

Glass Animals. 7 p.m. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver. Tickets: $69.50-$90

Lala Lala with Elton Aura. 7 p.m. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver. Tickets: $20

Snow Patrol. 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver 

March 15

Dua Lipa. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver

March 16

Danú. 7:30 p.m.Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. Tickets: $23-$90

Justin Beiber. 7:30 p.m. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle, Denver

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