Don't be a nit-wit about knitting. This beginner's course will teach you how to purl, cast on, and cast off. Plus, you'll learn to read a simple pattern and decipher yarn labels and abbreviations. Bonus: Get started on your very own scarf and keep your paws busy at home. Wed 6-8 p.m.; price includes all materials.
The sharp-tongued Molly Ivins is back. The newspaper columnist and best-selling author lives again in a one-woman show that quotes heavily from Ivins’ daring columns, interviews, and speeches. Get ready to laugh along with playwrights Margaret and Allison Engel in their celebration of Molly Ivins notoriously “kick-ass” wit. Thu-Fri 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Kellie Cannon and John Matlack explore technology's impact on nature from two varied perspectives. For Cannon, a combination of cloth, stitching, and a limited color palette build depth and structure on the surface of her grids, which imitate you'll find on maps. The stitching is used to emulate the movement of roads, railroads, and boundaries. Matlack's multi-layered oil paintings, drawings, and prints explore aerial perspectives, functioning to mimicking an Internet map of the world's landscape. Thu-Sun, times vary.
Quilting meets printmaking and photography in this new exhibit. Local artists Sue Crosby Doyle and Katie Fowler explore the elusive concept of memory through a juxtaposition of Fowler's brightly colored layers of quilted dreamscapes with Doyle’s Cubist printmaking and painting. Together these pieces plumb the mystery of memory; what it means to remember, and forget. Thu noon-6 p.m.; Fri 12-7 p.m. Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m.
Imbibe and taste for a good cause. Indulge in cocktails from Cherry, gourmet appetizers from Colt & Gray, wine from Zonin, and a sushi demonstration and tasting from Sushi Hai. Be sure to check out the luxurious kitchens from Exquisite Kitchen Designs and cars from Sill-TerHar Motors that will be on display. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit Women with a Cause, an organization that help educate and train women to lift themselves out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. Thu 5 p.m.
Detoxifying the body is a key component of maintaining health and well-being. This four-week intensive cleanse allows participants to experience the program in a supportive group environment while you learn to: simplify your diet, transform your kitchen, learn to cook healthy and delicious meals, and temporarily eliminate potentially allergenic foods, all while utilizing the power of yoga. The cleanse includes four weekly nutrition classes, education materials and cleanse schedule, shopping lists, a cookbook and cooking demonstrations, help with meal planning, unlimited yoga, and more.
Elegance meets inspiration as the auction brings the community’s most acclaimed chefs together to concoct a multiple mini meal masterpiece. Participating chefs—including Dwane Walker of Lola and Simon Purvis of Edge—prepare small plates for guests to taste, as attendees bid on food, travel, and recreation packages in auctions. Proceeds benefit health research for Colorado mothers and babies. Thu 6 - 9 p.m.
Does every dish on Food Network's Chopped make you wish you were in the studio to taste it? At Randolph's, you can be (sort of). This competition pits dishes against each other to determine which ones are worthy of staying on the restaurant's fall menu. Indulge in a six-course dinner—each course is prepared three ways—and then vote on your favorites. Then bring your friends back to try a menu you helped create. Thu 6:30 p.m.
There's always two sides to every story. Rethink your conception of local heritage with an Arapaho woman's account of western history from a Native American point of view. Longtime Boulder resident Ava Hamilton presents an informal and thought-provoking seminar that covers a wide range of historical experiences you didn't learn in school. The lecture is part of the Chief Niwot: Legend & Legacy series, hosted by the Boulder History Museum. Thu 7 p.m.
Laugh it up and do some good at this comedy benefit for Think 360 Arts. Stand-up comedians Eugene Kenny, Alicia Jacobs, Bob Meddles, Will White, Nora Lynch, and Frank Schuchat come together to support arts education in Colorado. And if the comedy show isn’t quite enough, stay for the silent auction and hors d’oeuvres afterwards. Thu 7 p.m.-9 p.m.