Anita Sanchez will speak about and sign her new book, "The Four Sacred Gifts," tonight at the Boulder Book Store.
Anita Sanchez will speak about and sign her new book, "The Four Sacred Gifts," tonight at the Boulder Book Store. (Courtesy Photo)

Given the ongoing changes in our environment, we are often left gulping for air as we ride the powerful waves of change. In "The Four Sacred Gifts," a group of global indigenous elders pass down their four most essential, agreed upon tools to help you fulfill your truest desire for meaning, wisdom, and heartfelt connection. This book offers an indigenous worldview based on the concept that we are all one relation, and we can all embrace and benefit from these gifts, 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.

FILM

Real Boy Film Screening An intimate story of a family in transition. As 19-year-old Bennett Wallace navigates early sobriety, late adolescence, and the evolution of his gender identity, his mother makes her own transformation from resistance to acceptance of her trans son. Along the way, both mother and son find support in their communities, reminding us that families are not only given, but chosen, 7 p.m., The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $12.00; 303-444-7328.


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"The Trip to Spain" After jaunts through northern England and Italy, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on another deliciously deadpan culinary road trip. This time around, the guys head to Spain to sample the best of the country's gastronomic offerings in between rounds of their hilariously off-the-cuff banter. Over plates of pintxos and paella, the pair exchange barbs and their patented celebrity impressions, as well as more serious reflections on what it means to settle into middle age. As always, the locales are breathtaking, the cuisine to die for, and the humor delightfully devilish, 4:30, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $8-$11; 303-444-7328.

Everest Film shown in Boulder Film about a climb to Everest Base Camp, benefit for the Hope for Gus Foundation, seeking treatment and cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, 7:30 p.m., St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 3700 Baseline Road, Boulder; free; 303-818-1876.

MUSEUM

Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas The Longmont Museum's hands-on summer exhibition series for families is back with an engaging show that reveals what living, breathing dinosaurs were really like! This exhibition highlights current research by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History and other leading paleontologists around the world. Visitors will see real bones from a T-Rex found in Littleton and a soil sample of the K-T boundary, which shows the point in time 65 million years ago when the asteroid that caused mass extinction of the dinosaurs hit the Earth, 9 a.m., Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; $8; 303-651-8374 or longmontmuseum.org.

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Introduction to HTML Whether you're coding by hand or using a web design tool like Dreamweaver or WordPress, you're writing HTML, the lingua franca of web browsers. Anyone developing their own website will eventually need to learn HyperText Markup Language, and it's surprisingly easy. This workshop will have you writing HTML in just one night with the basics of the language. Registration required, 6 p.m., Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder; $35; boulderdigitalarts.com/training/details.php?offering=243.

Dispossession, Racism and the Environment Dr. Paige West Lecture examines the relationship which inequalities are produced, lived, and reinforced in today's globalized world. Research in Papua New Guinea shows ways strategies to nature, culture, ideologies, loss of economic, material wealth are acts of dispossession, carefully crafted strategies, ideologically grounded attempts to persuade and motivate, 6 p.m., University of Colorado, HUMN 150, 1610 Pleasant St., Boulder; free.

Bumblebees of Boulder County CU researchers Carol Ann Kearns and Diana Oliveras discuss the life history of bumblebees, their role as pollinators, their conservation status in Colorado, and how to recognize and identify some of the common bumblebees found in Boulder, 7 p.m., CU Museum of Natural History, 1030 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-492-3396.