When the mighty Soviet basketball team, CSKA, was matched up against Maccabi Tel Aviv in the EuroCup Semifinals in 1977, the countries had no diplomatic ties. The Cold War was raging, with America and Israel aligned against the Soviet Union and the Arab nations. Israel's daring but narrow victory at Entebbe was fresh on the tiny nation's mind as Israel was still healing from the Yom Kippur War and the Olympic Massacre. Fueled by an incendiary political situation, the Israeli team scored a symbolic victory for a people hungry for heroes, 5:30 p.m., Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $36; 720-749-2530 or boulderjcc.org.

FILM

"Julie and Julia" Julie is an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year. Based on two true stories, "Julie & Julia" intertwines the lives of two women who, though separated by time and space, are both at loose ends until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. This movie will be paired with cheese samples for purchase from Longmont's own Cheese Importers, 7 p.m., Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; $8; 303-651-8374 or longmontmuseum.org.


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LITERARY ARTS

"The Glass Universe" by Dava Sobel The hidden history of the women of the Harvard College Observatory whose contributions to the field of astronomy changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe. The Boulder Ensemble Theater Company will also perform a scene from their upcoming play, "Silent Sky," inspired by the Harvard women scientists described in "The Glass Universe," 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.

"The President's Kitchen Cabinet: White House Chefs" James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation's history, 7 p.m., Longmont Library, 409 Fourth Ave., Longmont; 303-651-8472 or longmontcolorado.gov.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Art-Inspired Philosophy Discussion The Firehouse Art Center is partnering with Grey Havens Group, Inc. to bring you monthly philosophy discussions inspired by the work of extraordinary artists! The purpose is not to ask what the art means but to explore the big questions the art inspires. We will take time to tour the "Month of Photography" exhibit, featuring Andy Mann's breathtaking adventure photography then we'll dive right into deep discussion! No prior philosophy experience necessary, 6 p.m., Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont; facebook.com/events/397550310593765.

Mozzarella, Ricotta & Burrata with Wine Pairing In this class, you will learn an easy and delicious 30 minute mozzarella recipe including both a microwave method and a hot water/whey bath method. Learn what milks work best for this recipe and why, and then have some hands-on fun as we stretch the curd to create (and then eat!) a deliciously fresh and flavorful warm mozzarella. We'll also make a quick, fresh ricotta and then combine these two wonderful cheeses into an easy burrata - a tasty stuffed mozzarella treat which you'll get to enjoy with a glass of perfectly paired wine. Registration is required, 6:30 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Park Road, Ste E, Longmont; $49 theartofcheese.com.

Asian Borderlands Series: Displaced and Stateless People in Asia Dr. Catherine Allerton examines the unique experiences of children who have been 'born across borders' to Indonesian and Filipino migrant parents in East Malaysia. Abdul Malik Mujahid is an Imam, award winning author, and producer with a focus on contemporary social issues, public policy and Islam-West relations, 4:30 p.m., British & Irish Studies Room, Norlin Library, CU Boulder, 1720 Pleasant St., Boulder, Boulder; colorado.edu/cas/asian-borderlands-series-displaced-and-stateless-people-asia-20170309.

The Soil RevolutionInviting Farmers and Ranchers of all scales and production systems Soil health is at the heart of agriculture no matter what you grow or raise. Featured speakers include Rudy Garcia, State Agronomist for New Mexico NRCS, and Meaghan Schipanski, Assist. Prof in the Dept of Soil and Crop Sciences, CSU. Content includes soil health demonstrations, presentations from scientists and farmers, and networking with participants and exhibitors, 7:30 a.m., Plaza Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont; eventbrite.com/e/the-soil-revolution-registration-27446699818?aff=ebapi.

Adult Ukulele & Song Writing Bootcamp 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.

THEATER

"Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage" A blood pumping, gypsy-punk musical based on the ninth-century epic poem, "Beowulf" raucously examines the legacy of violence and otherness in Western culture, and is backed by a live band playing an original score by Dave Malloy, composer of "Natasha, Pierre, And The Great Comet of 1812," now on Broadway with Josh Groban, 8 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$40; 720-468-0487.