TODAY

Elephant Revival

Boulder-based Elephant Revival plays an all ages show; 8 p.m. Thursday; Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $35-$40; bouldertheater.com/event/1527339-elephant-revival-boulder.

'The World Needs All Kinds of Minds' TED Talk — Screening of the TED Talk "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds" by Temple Grandin, who was diagnosed with autism as a child. She discusses how her ability to think in pictures highlights the world's need for all kinds of thinkers; 10:30 a.m.; Flatirons Terrace, Wildflower Room, 930 28th St., Boulder; free; 303-939-0594.

Longmont Gift of Home Tour — You are invited to The Gift of Home Tour, a fundraiser for Longmont Meals on Wheels. This self-guided tour features four houses decked out for the holidays with decorations available for sale. VIP night tonight features dinner at one of seven restaurants; 5 p.m., Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont; $20 to $40; 303-772-0540, thegiftofhome.org.

24/7/2018: Next Year in the Arts — Hear artists and venues deliver a raucous series of speakers on the art installations, music, dance, theater and festivals coming in 2018, presented first in 24 seconds and then in seven words; 5:30 p.m.; Main Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 720-365-2355, boulderarts.org/events.


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Magical Polar Express Storytime with a Real Train Engineer — All aboard! Come in your PJs and join us for a magical evening as we host our annual storytime of the beloved classic "The Polar Express:. Grand Junction's Polar Express train engineer will be here to read our book. There will be hot cocoa and cookies too. Santa will make a special stop just for our storytime; 7 p.m.; Barnes & Noble Boulder, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder; free.

CU Symphony Orchestra — The Symphony Orchestra performs a diverse repertory, including the symphonies and large-scale orchestral works of several major composers; 7:10 p.m.; Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; facebook.com/events/190681914763683.

UPCOMING

New works by Matt Flint — Presenting new works by Matt Flint, a mixed media artist with a distinct style. Flint is a painter from a mountain town in Wyoming. His show runs through the end of December; 2 p.m. Friday; SmithKlein Gallery, 1116 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-444-7200.

First Friday Art Walk — Osmosis Art & Architecture hosts this event in conjunction with the Niwot Cultural Arts Association. Niwot businesses stay open late and most offer refreshments; 5 p.m. Friday; Old Town & Cottonwood Square, Old Town & Cottonwood Square, Niwot; free.

NoBo Art District First Friday Artwalk — Presenting a changing variety of local artists; 6 p.m. Friday; Ace Self Storage, 4635 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-523-1117, acestorageboulder.com/ace-community-art-gallery.

First Friday Film Night — An opportunity for film lovers and movie-goers to enjoy cutting edge, artistic and humorous films without the drive; 6:30 p.m. Friday; The Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont; free; 303-561-2787, firehouseart.org/special-events/monthly-events.

Flatirons Jazz Orchestra — Exciting, elegant and fun, the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra recreates the romance and excitement of Swing-Era music of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Diane Schuur, Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich and jazz royalty; 6:30 p.m. Friday, The Dickens Tavern and Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont; $15 to $100; 303-834-9384.