'Best Christmas Pageant Ever'
The crazy Herdmans are terrorizing the town, the church ladies are trying their best to put on the annual Christmas pageant, and all the kids are hoping everything will turn out all right in Peanut Butter Players' production of a musical version of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"; 7:30 p.m., Harlequin Center for the Performing Arts, 1376 Miners Drive, Suite 106, Lafayette; peanutbutterplayers.com.
Open Bluegrass Jam — An open bluegrass jam, open to all abilities, is planned; 7 p.m., West Flanders Brewing, 1125 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-444-4093.
eTown Presents: Reed Foehl & Kid Reverie — In 2001 Reed Foehl began his solo career with the release of "Spark" which put him on the map in the publishing world, garnering placements in both film and television. His fourth solo album, "Lost In The West," was released in 2014, which led him to tour with Gregory Alan Isakov, Todd Snider and Anais Mitchell, to name a few; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $25-$35; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/etown-presents-reed-foehl.
Paul Soderman & the BBC Reunion Band — Soderman is a favorite vocalist at Dannik's. The BBC Reunion Band may not be the same group for each show, but they will always be some of the finest musicians in the Front Range; 7:30 p.m., Dannik's Gunbarrel Corner Bar, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder; $5; 303-530-7423, facebook.com.
Pickin' At The Post — Pickin' At The Post is planned every last Thursday of the month. Starting Dec. 21 it's Pickin' On The Rolling Stones featuring members of Grant Farm, Magic Beans, Hop Pickers and more; 8 p.m., The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; postbrewing.com/event/pickin-at-the-post.
Holiday Craft Fair — The Avenues Crofton Park will hosts its Second Annual Holiday Craft Fair. Browse a wide selection of unique, unusual and handmade gifts perfect for everyone on the holiday shopping list; 10 a.m., Friday, The Avenues Crofton Park, 12431 King Court, Boulder; free; 720-328-9548.
An Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice — The Christmas Revels returns with a show steeped in Irish music, dance and story-telling. Join as the hopes and dreams of families seeking a better life in America are shared, with jigs and reels, step dancing, and a chorus of adults and children; 7 p.m., Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$28; 720-593-1454, rockymountainrevels.org/tickets.html.
Tad Baierlein at The Laughing Goat — Tad Baierlein is a singer-songwriter and guitarist whose influences inlcude Townes Van Zandt, top 40 country radio circa 1989, Gram Parsons, John Doe, Richard Thompson and Gillian Welch; 8 p.m., Friday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters — Big Head Todd and the Monsters, marking 30 years of music-making, will return to the band's old Boulder stomping ground; 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $46-$51; bouldertheater.com.
Mentalpause! — Dairy Comedy presents Mentalpause!; 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $10-$12; 303-440-7826, thedairy.org.