David Barsamian’s new book, "Global Discontents."
David Barsamian's new book, "Global Discontents."

'Global Discontents'

David Barsamian will speak about and sign his new book of Noam Chomsky interviews, "Global Discontents;" 7:30 p.m.; Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/david-barsamian-global-discontents.

TODAY

'Going is Knowing' — "Going is Knowing" is part of Charli's ongoing series "The Universe Could Hum," which she has been working on since 2014. It's inspired by the poetry of Theodore Roethke. The overall feeling she gets from his poetry, of being in both the earthly world and the transcendent world, moves through her while she paints; 9 a.m.; Naropa University Paramita Campus, 3285 30th St., Boulder; free; 303-245-4637.

Cooking Up a Storm: Holiday Gifts — Teens looking for a fun way to make holiday gifts are invited to come prepare several different tasty treats to take home. All the supplies and instruction provided. Registration required. For grades 6-12; 4 p.m.; Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; free; mylibrary.us/events.

FACE: Holiday Shows — Face is a nationally recognized vocal rock band based out of Boulder, bringing a new edge and attitude to the human voice. Using just four singers and a vocal drummer, Face creates a rock-music phenomenon that has to be seen to be believed; 5:30 p.m.; BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; facebook.com/events/791951277628147.


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'Purity Ring' — The Boulder Theater presents "Purity Ring;" 7 p.m.; Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $25; bouldertheater.com/event/1578705-purity-ring-boulder.

Freeform/Ecstatic Dance Gathering — A freeform/ecstatic dance gathering where "your way is the right way" and "you can't get it wrong." Join us and stay for 20 minutes or for the whole time, feel free to dance, or simply sit back and absorb all; 7:30 p.m.; The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder; $12 to $15; 720-971-1972.

UPCOMING

Memory Loss WorkshopWest — Ralph Patrick from the Alzheimer's Association will present "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease." In this workshop you'll learn what is typical behavior, what is not and the signs to look out for in yourself and your loved ones ; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Golden West, Aspen Room, 1055 Adams Circle, Boulder; free; 303-939-0883.

Teen Creations: Galaxy Jars — Every month is a different project. For teens in grades six to 12. Supplies may be limited, so let us know if you plan to attend; 4 p.m. Tuesday; Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4845, teenservices@louisvilleco.gov, louisvilleco.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/ICalendar?ID=11640&IsPublished=True.

Trivia — Learn random facts, play fun games, drink delicious beer, make new friends; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Bootstrap Brewing Company, 6778 N. 79th St., Niwot; free; bootstrapbrewing.com/EVENTS.html.

International Film Series presents: 'All About my Mother' — Come see "All About my Mother," a film about a woman, Manuela, whose son is run over by a car. In her grief, Manuela searches for her son's father, only to learn that he has become a transvestite; 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Muenzinger Auditorium, 1905 Colorado Ave., Boulder; $0-$8; 303-492-1531, internationalfilmseries.com.

Travel Show: Tantalizing Thailand — Thailand has long been one of the foremost jewels of Southeast Asian travel and a great value for American travelers. Blessed with a dizzying array of natural wonders, a welcoming society, a splendid cultural heritage, and a well established tourist infrastructure, Thailand makes for a perfect first foray into Asian travel; 7 p.m. Wednesday; Changes in Latitude Travel Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-786-8406, cil.com/travelshows.

Adam Bradley: 'The Poetry of Pop' — In "The Poetry of Pop," author Adam Bradley shows that pop music is a poetry that must be heard more than read, uncovering the rhythms, rhymes and metaphors expressed in the singing voice. A trailblazing exploration of the poetic power of popular songs from Tin Pan Alley to The Beatles to BeyoncĂ© and beyond; 7 p.m. Wednesday; Chautauqua Community House, 301 Baseline Road, Boulder; $9 to $12; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.

Cannabis, Cannabinoids, and Health After Legalization — Dr. Cinnamon Bidwell will provide an overview of the current state of human cannabis research, important barriers to conducting cannabis research due to federal regulations, and propose a path forward for collecting data on the abuse liability and potential therapeutic effects of legal market cannabis products; 7 p.m. Wednesday; CU Museum of Natural History, 1030 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-492-6892, events.colorado.edu/EventList.aspx?view=EventDetails&eventidn=43514&information_id=174291&type=&syndicate=syndicate.

Hike for Seniors — Enjoy a nature hike for seniors and learn about an area's history, wildlife and current management projects. Call in advance if you plan to bring a group so we have enough naturalists at the program; 10 a.m. Thursday, Pella Crossing, 11600 N. 75th St., Longmont; free; 303-678-6214, bouldercounty.org/os/events/pages/poshikesevents.aspx.