The Denver-based performer and songwriter Ben Hammond makes a Boulder appearance; 6 p.m., Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder; free; strumsy.com/1260.
Travel Show: Beautiful Brazil — In Brazil you can experience several world wonders in one country, from the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro to the incredible Iguazu Falls in the south. Get a taste for the country in this program; 7 p.m., Changes in Latitude Travel Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Suite H2A, Boulder; free; 303-786-8406.
Discovering Dinosaurs in the Wilds of Madagascar — Discover dinosaurs and other vertebrates and mammals from the Denver Museum of Nature & Sciences' curator of vertebrate paleontology, David Krause; 7 p.m., Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; free; 303-335-4581, louisvilleco.gov.
Beni Brosh at The Laughing Goat — In a modern age of music, Beni Brosh harkens back to the roots of Americana and folk. His music recollects the hardships and joys that define every soul, with lyrics as honest as an adage; 8 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free; thelaughinggoat.com/events.
Digital Fab for Teens — Digital Fabrication for teens working on multi-modal projects for tactile exhibition design at the Museum of Boulder is planned. The group will explore different maker technologies and how they can be used to create objects accessible to blind or visually impaired patrons. More information coming soon. Additional spots will be available to teens outside of the Museum of Boulder internship. Open to students age 12-16; 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; boulderlibrary.org.
Lynn Hill: Ascending Women — Lynn Hill is a living legend. She changed the definition of what is possible in rock climbing with her first free ascent of the sheer rock face of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley and for repeating it the next year in less than 24 hours; 7 p.m., Thursday, Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.
Ancient Light — A thousand years ago, the Ancestral Puebloans built a complex and extensive civilization in the mountains and deserts of the Southwest. They left behind extraordinary art and architecture which reflect their intimate relationship with the land, the sun, the moon and stars. This project combines the scholarly, artistic and technological expertise of the University of Colorado. This educational experience will combine ancient knowledge and modern technology to explore the universal connection between humans and the skies; 7 p.m., Thursday, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; facebook.com/events/140910083255883.
An Evening with Ariel Sabar — Join us for an evening with award-winning author and journalist, Ariel Sabar. He will host a public lecture titled "Paradise Lost and Found," which will focus on his best-selling book, "My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq"; 7 p.m., Thursday, Old Main Theater, 1600 Pleasant St., Boulder; free; colorado.edu/jewishstudies/upcoming-events#Sabar.
Story of Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey — Shot in Alaska, "The Great Alone" captures the inspiring comeback story of champion dog sled racer, Lance Mackey, the first to win four consecutive Iditarod races. From his days as a boy to cancer's attempt to unseat him, this film pulls viewers along every mile of his journey. Iditarod runner Jorge Latre will lead a post-screening discussion; 7 p.m., Friday, Chautauqua Community House, 301 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.
Cantabile Sings: "The Other Side of Love" — As Valentine's Day approaches, join Cantabile for "The 'Other' Side of Love." Instead of mushy songs about unconditional undying love, Cantabile performs songs about the silly, flirtatious, and darker sides, including Brahms' "Neue Liebeslieder" and Carol Gesualdo's "Moro Lasso"; 7:30 p.m., Friday, First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; 720-204-8806, cantabilesingers.org/category/current-season.