Android Jones workshop — Boulder Digital Arts presents a workshop and Q&A session with digital artist Android Jones. Topics of discussion will include art, business, marketing, VR, and the future of art. The evening starts with networking with light refreshments, then includes a demo and presentation, Q & A and discussion; 6 p.m., Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder; free;

An Evening with Alex Landau — The Communication and Society Residential Academic Programs presents An Evening with Alex Landau. Alex Landau is a Denver native who received a $795,000 settlement from the Denver Police Department (one of the largest settlements in Denver history) after surviving a severe beating at the hands of three Denver police officers after a routine traffic stop in 2009. In 2016, he won an Emmy award for an animated short ("Traffic Stop") that he created with the StoryCorps animation team based on his experience. Landau's tragic history with police brutality became the catalyst for his current work in criminal justice reform and his involvement with Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition; 5:15 p.m.


, Old Main Chapel Theatre, CU Campus, Boulder;

Live eTown Radio Show Taping with Billy Strings and Jon Stickley Trio — Whether sharing stages with acoustic music royalty, crisscrossing the nation playing as a solo artist or performing high-energy, jaw-dropping sets at festivals, the reaction to Billy Strings tends to come in two varieties: "Who is this guy?" and "That kid can play!" Raised in Michigan and based in Nashville, Strings — real name William Apostol — learned music from his father, who had learned it from his father, and his father before him. Jon Stickley Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their second album, "Lost at Last," this past October; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder;

An Evening with Common — The Cultural Events Board is hosting Common in Macky Auditorium. As an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning actor and musician, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success at the box office; 7 p.m., Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder;

Introducing the Band with Mark Diamond — A weekly Tuesday night music series hosted by Mark Diamond that will feature a different band and style of music at every show is planned. Food and drink are available; 7 p.m., The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-372-3341,


Boulder Conversations with Dr. Fran Bagenal — This month's Boulder Conversations with Extraordinary People features Dr. Fran Bagenal. Bagenal is a longtime Boulder resident and professor of astrophysical and planetary sciences and research scientist at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU. She will discuss her work on the New Fontiers' missions to Pluto and Jupiter as well as her outdoor pursuits and more; ; 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Boulder History Museum, 1206 Euclid Ave., Boulder; $10-$15;

The Travelin' McCourys & Liz Vice — Join a live eTown radio show taping with The Travelin' McCourys and Liz Vice. The Travelin' McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road — and online — entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. Liz Vice is a musician best known for her gospel, soul, and R&B-infused album entitled, "There's A Light."; 7 p.m., Wednesday, Etown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder;

NCAR Explorer Series Lecture: Antarctica — The National Center for Atmospheric Research presents the first lecture in the 2018 NCAR Explorer Series: Learn about what it's like to work in Antarctica with NCAR scientist Scott Landolt. Hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, and the Sun-Earth connection will be open for viewing before the talk; 7 p.m., Wednesday, NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free;

Dairy Presents: Worlds Around Us-John Gunther & Friends — Join CU composer and saxophonist John Gunther for a musical journey exploring a fascinating potpourri of styles — string quartet, jazz trio, electronic music and poetry are just a few stops along the way. Performers include fellow CU faculty members Chas Wetherbee, David Requiro, Erika Eckert, Jeff Jenkins, Bijoux Barbosa, Paul Romaine; 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $10-$24; 303-440-7826,