Val Shakely is a list-maker. Daily routine. Check. Calm, quiet (but successful) business. Check. No drama. No excitement. Some might call it boring, but it's precisely the way Val likes it. She loves her hometown of Cambria, nestled in the mountains of Colorado, and runs a fruitful PR firm. And that's more than enough for Val. So what if she doesn't have a social life? Then, her cousin Gwen decides to take on the local political bully, the Mayor, in head-to-head combat for the Mayoral seat and Val takes her company reluctantly, and against her better judgment, into the fray. The minute Val takes on Gwen's campaign, the safe world that she has carefully constructed begins to unravel, 6:30 p.m., Lafayette Public Library, 775 W. Baseline Road, Lafayette; host5.evanced.info/lafayette/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=25463.ART
"It's A Small World" Found Object Miniature and Mail Art Guest curator and established mixed media artist Suzette Rosenthal is joined by 10 regional artists who create evocative small artworks — many suitable for mailing — from the detritus of a disposable world, 10:30 a.m., Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; free; 720-379-5328 or ArtPartsBoulder.org.
"The Blue Hour" by Laura Pritchett The tight-knit residents of Blue Moon Mountain, nestled high in the Colorado Mountains, form an interconnected community of those living off the land. So when the town veterinarian commits a violent act, the repercussions of that tragedy will be felt all across the mountainside. "The Blue Hour" is written with passion for rural lives and the natural world, and explores the lengths these moving, deeply felt characters will traverse to protect their own,7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5.00; 3034472074 or boulderbookstore.net/event/laura-pritchett-blue-hour.FILM
Lost in Translation Bob Harris is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte at the bar. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more. This movie will be paired with sushi for purchase from Longmont's own Sakura, 7 p.m., Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; $8; 303-651-8374 or longmontmuseum.org.
Boulder International Film Festival The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is a 4 day celebration of film from all corners of the world, with parties, panels, and celebrity guests, 9 a.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; biff1.com.HEALTH
"Meet Pete Egoscue" Pete Egoscue, an anatomical physiologist since 1978, is the creator of the Egoscue Method for safe, effective and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers or invasive surgery. 12:30 to 2 p.m., Egoscue Boulder, 4440 Arapahoe Ave. #200, Boulder. 303-544-2181. egoscue.com.MUSEUM
"Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum" Join us for the opening celebration of "Home: American Photography at the CU Art Museum." What does home mean to you? We invite you to respond to that question while celebrating this exhibition of 20th century photography from our collection. The night's activities include creatively responding to images and prompts in our FlexSpace gallery, taking "family" photos, and the culmination of our social media call for your photos of "home," 5 p.m., CU Art Museum, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1085 18th St., Boulder; facebook.com/events/232905083820399.
The 1950s: Louisville's Transformative Decade Museum Coordinator Bridget Bacon will discuss the changes that Louisville experienced in the 1950s and show photos from the Museum's collection. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch, noon, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4850 or louisvilleco.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/12384/351?curm=3&cury=2017.TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Adult Ukulele & Songwriting Boocamp This fun ukulele adult bootcamp introduces you to the art of songwriting while teaching you how to play the ukulele. Taught by award-winning local singer-songwriter, John Mieras. Drinks available for purchase, 7 p.m., Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; $185; 303-651-8374 or longmontmuseum.org.MUSIC
Alejandro Escovedo and William Bell 7p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder, $25; etown.org
Open Mic Night 9 p.m., Outback Saloon, 3141 28th St., Boulder; outbacksaloon.net
30H!3 9 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $67.00; foxtheatre.com
Reggae Night 10 p.m., Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub, 1922 13th St., Boulder; conoroneills.com