'Permanent' &mdash ; Magnolia Pictures presents "Permanent," a new comedy by director Colette Burson (co-creator and producer of HBOs "Hung"). Set in 1982 in small town Virginia, the film centers around 13-year-old Aurelie Dickson (newcomer Kira McLean) and her parents Jeanne (Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette) and Jim ("The Office"'s Rainn Wilson). After an unfortunate and ill-timed visit to the hairdresser, Aurelie, Jeanie and Jim struggle through hilariously awkward life changes; 4:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $6.50-$12; 303-444-7328, permanentfilm.com.
One-Of-A-Kind Limited Quantity Cask Tapping — A one-of-a-kind limited quantity cask tapping is planned. Once the beer has undergone its original fermentation it's siphoned off in a limited quantity and placed that into a cask. It's in this small cask that the beer undergoes a secondary fermentation, natural carbonation and aging process; 3 p.m., FATE Brewing Company, 1600 38th St., Boulder; 303-449-3283.
STEAM Storytime — Build, draw, create and explore. Each week will feature a different STEAM-based activity and a story to go with it. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation; 4 p.m., George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.
New Year's Eve party with the Wallpaper House Band at Flatirons Terrace — Flatirons Terrace will host a New Year's Eve party, featuring a performance by the Wallpaper House Band. Toast to the New Year as you mingle with other guests. Drinks and appetizers will be served; 4 p.m., Flatirons Terrace, 930 28th St., Boulder; free; 303-939-0594.
Geeks Who Drink: Trivia — Bring a team or just yourself for Geeks Who Drink trivia; 7 p.m.7, Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St., Boulder; free; twstedpinebrewing.com/calendar.
Three Quarter Moon Live: Original Bluegrass and Folk Duo — Three Quarter Moon is an explosive bluegrass duo raised in Colorado and currently based in Austin. Their original sets feature foot-stomping dance tunes and intimate folk ballads. They are currently touring the release of their new EP, "Boiling Blue," throughout the southwest; 9 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 970-275-3540.
Hike for Seniors — Enjoy a nature hike for seniors and learn about an area's history, wildlife and current resource management projects. No registration is necessary, however visitors should call in advance if they plan to bring a group so organizers have enough naturalists at the program. Meet at group shelter; 10 a.m. Thursday, Rabbit Mountain Open Space, 14950 North 55th St., Longmont; free; 303-678-6214, bouldercounty.org/os/events/pages/default.aspx.
Open Bluegrass Jam — A bluegrass jam open to all abilities is planned for 7 p.m., Thursday, West Flanders Brewing, 1125 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-444-4093.
Polish Ambassador & Friends NYE in Boulder — Join The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo and The Jumpsuit Records crew for three nights at the Boulder Theater for New Year's Eve — three nights with three completely different TPA sets and a different supporting cast each night. Dec. 31 will include a mish mash of guests, live music, collaborations and a good old fashion get down to bring in the New Year in the best way possible. Ayla Nereo Live Band and Ryan Herr open the night; 8 p.m., Friday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; bouldertheater.com.
Railroad Earth: Three nights — Railroad Earth performs a three-night run in Boulder for New Year's Eve; 8:30 p.m., Friday, The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; foxtheater.com