Aya Maguire & mdash; Boulder singer-songwriter Aya Maguire returns to the Still Cellars stage. Playing music since she was a small child, Maguire uses songwriting "as a means of understanding the world and distilling emotion"; 6:30 p.m., Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; free; 720-204-6064, stillcellars.com/event/aya-maguire-3.
New and Old works from Robert Spellman — Visit the new exhibits at Naropa University Art Galleries, including "Bombers, Books, and Bugs: New and Old Works from Robert Spellman"; through March 2, Nalanda Naropa Universtiy, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free.
Excision — Excision featuring The Paradox with Liquid Stranger, Dion Timmer Monxx; 6 p.m., 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield; $20; 1stbankcenter.com.
NoBo Art District Member Winter Show opening reception — Join the 8th annual NoBo Art District Member Winter Show opening reception, First Friday. Over 50 visual artists and performers will be presenting their work; 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; free; 303-523-1117, noboartdistrict.org/first-friday.
Barley-Har-Har Comedy Open Mic Night — Open mic nights are a chance for comedians to get onstage and work on new jokes, have fun with an audience and, generally, increase the quality of their stand-up. Come with big smiles and laughter, ready to support our local comics on their way to greatness. The show is not rated and is not considered family friendly. Interested in signing up for an open mic slot? Visit bubcomedy.com/open-mic-sign-up to read house rules and sign up; 9 p.m., 300 Suns Brewing, 335 1st Ave., Unit C, Longmont; 300sunsbrewing.com/events.
Boulder Philharmonic: Cirque Goes to the Movies — Michael Butterman conducts music from "Harry Potter," "Star Wars," "Mission Impossible," "Pirates of the Caribbean," "Titanic" and more — plus aerial violinist Janice Martin, a special member of the Cirque de la Symphonie troupe; 2 p.m., Saturday, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; $15-$82; 303-449-1343, boulderphil.org/concerts/2017-18-season-overview/cirque-goes-to-the-movies.
Joe Anderies Quartet — Denver saxophonist/flutist Joe Anderies is constantly pushing the boundaries between jazz performance, music education, and the spectrum of performing and visual arts; 7 p.m., Saturday, Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder; caffesole.com/calendar.html.
"Ocean Cities" world premiere — In this era of climate change and sea level rise, how can coastal cities around the world innovate and connect to the oceans they border? A 50-minute documentary, "Ocean Cities: Exploring Our Connection to the Sea," by Chuck Davis and professor Tim Beatley, filmed in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Monterey, Vancouver, Baltimore, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, will have its world premiere; 7 p.m., Saturday, eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; etown.org.
Pulse of Nature at Fiske — Javier Sepúlveda and world renowned guitarist and composer Fareed Haque on lead guitar, Daniel Carillo on drums, and Phill Moss on electric bass, will perform. Join the experience that merges world class progressive music, with outstanding 360-degree images from the universe and a realtime visual effects show; 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; $15; 303-492-5002, colorado.edu/fiske.
Boulder Friends of Jazz — Come to the Boulder Friends of Jazz jam session to listen, dance, play and enjoy; 1 p.m., Sunday, Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $2-$10; 303-449-1888.