Tracy Lynn Pristas’ upcoming solo exhibition is named for the first large-scale painting she created in her new Colorado studio in 2012. Now settled in the quiet foothills instead of a cramped Chicago space, Pristas paints large-scale landscapes based on nature but created with an abstract style. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat noon-4 p.m.
Considering a home remodeling project? This expo gives you easy access to more than 300 vendors and expert interior designers. The weekend of real-life HGTV-style dream home inspiration benefits horticulture grants and scholarships across Colorado. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The use of oil glazes in Tammi Otis' paintings helps her achieve a “luminosity” that can’t be created with other techniques. Through her artwork, Otis strives to create an “inner world” and a physical interpretation of emotion. Don't miss the opening reception on September 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Put on your bathrobe, pour yourself a White Russian, and grab your bowling ball. This three-person team tournament includes three games and prizes go to top individual and team scores. There’s also a prize for best dressed, so, come in your best Lebowski get-up, dude. Fri. 7 p.m.
Boulder kicks off its fifth season of intriguing lectures with longtime University of Colorado coach and administrator Ceal Barry. Barry, the winningest coach in school history, lets Coloradans into her life while they indulge in a little wine and cheese. Tue 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Alt-J is quickly becoming a favorite in the indie music world. Only one year after its debut album release, this British quartet has toured extensively, playing hits “Breezeblocks” and “Tessellate.” Bonus points if you can figure out which keyboard shortcut they are named after. Thu 7 p.m.
Win a chainsaw, meet Smokey Bear, and watch in awe as world-class athletes shows off their lumber sports prowess, all in one place. This annual event aids the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, a conservation organization, and also features food, art and music. Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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