Dr. Jane Goodall and Michael York — July 2
The world-renowned chimp expert and England’s man of the stage come together for an interesting evening that only the folks over in Boulder could cook up. A poetry reading and book signing promised. Sat 8 p.m. The Boulder Theater. For more information, call 303-786-7030.

Copper Chase — July 2
Adventure racing just got fun. This two-day, two-person team event incorporates the usual adrenaline-pumping mountain sport elements, but with a team scavenger hunt and paintball in the line-up, it’s the kind of race that anyone could get into. Sat-Sun Copper Mountain Resort, $75. To register, go to www.coppercolorado.com.

Invesco Field Fireworks — July 2
Keep your eyes to the sky at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Denver’s 4th of July fireworks will light up the Mile-High skyline for about an hour right after the Rapids game.

Liberty Run, Walk, & Festival of Rights – July 4
Somewhere between waving a flag and grilling up meat this weekend, why not go run for your rights? Proceeds from this four-mile run/walk benefit the Colorado ACLU. Mon 7 a.m., Washington Park. $25. Register at Denver Runner’s Roost and Foot Solutions locations.

Brew and View at The Walnut Room: Mel Brooks Marathon – July 4
“Is that a ten-gallon hat, or are you just enjoying the show?” The Walnut Room’s Monday night movie experience delves into the twisted world of Mel Brooks’ videography all this month. This Monday catch History of the World: Part I. Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights all coming soon. Mon 7 p.m., The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. For more information visit www.thewalnutroom.com.