Bronson in Boulder
The hip-hop artist and well-known foodie Action Bronson performs; 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $35; bouldertheater.com.
Fall Fiesta —The Gold Hill School is holding its annual Fall Fiesta fundraiser. It features a taco buffet dinner along with a silent auction and a raffle with tickets going for $10. Suggested donations for the dinner are $15 for adults and $10 for kids; 5-9 p.m., Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Gold Hill; 720-561-5940; goldhillschool.com.
Boulder Conversations with Ruth Wright — Ruth Wright is a former Colorado state legislator and environmental activist. She's a leader in the citizen's movement that advocated for the open space sales tax in 1967 and went on to serve in the Colorado legislature for 14 years. She plans to discuss her activism in Boulder, plus her work at the state and international level; 5:30 p.m., , Madelife, 2000 21st St., Boulder; $10-$15; 303-449-3464, eventbrite.com.
Nice Work Jazz Combo — The Nice Work Jazz Combo, with Pete Lewis, Jerry Weiss, Brian Knott and Brian Kauffman, will perform in the St. Julien lobby, by the fireplace. Enjoy a favorite beverage, order some small plates, and listen to some live jazz; 6:30 p.m., St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 720-406-9696, niceworkJazz.com.
Etown Presents: Crystal Bowersox — Dead set on a career in music, Bowersox moved to Chicago as a teenager, where she spent her days performing underground on subway platforms in between working odd jobs. While in the big city, she broadened her musical horizons and shared her talents with a variety of venues, ultimately auditioning for the ninth season of American Idol; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $27.50; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/etown-presents-crystal-bowersox.
Jackson Crawford appearance — Jackson Crawford will speak about and sign his new book, "The Saga of the Volsungs"; 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/jackson-crawford-saga-volsungs.
The Three Sisters — Though most productions of this play focus on the pathos of a family trapped by inaction, Chekhov described the play, much beloved by actors for the exquisite depth of its characters, as "comedy, sometimes verging on farce." Join a darkly funny exploration of the nature of happiness; 2:30 p.m., Thursday, The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-4510, tarahighschool.org.
Etown Presents: Texas Legends Reverend Horton Heat & Dale Watson — See two original Texas artists play their unique brand of traditional Tex-American music on the same stage, on the same night. Jim Heath (Reverend Horton Heat) and Dale Watson, two living Texas icons will perform; 7 p.m., Thursday, eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $35; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/reverend-horton-heat-dale-watson.
70 Years of Rocky Mountain Rescues — Formed in 1947, Boulder's highly regarded Rocky Mountain Rescue Group is one of the oldest rescue groups in the country. Longtime RMRG members will explain how this all-volunteer organization has grown over the past seven decades and share some of their extreme rescue stories; 7 p.m., Thursday, Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.