Hundreds of people watch lava flows in Iceland in "Untitled James Balog Documentary," which screens today during closing night of Boulder
Hundreds of people watch lava flows in Iceland in "Untitled James Balog Documentary," which screens today during closing night of Boulder International Film Festival. (James Balog / Courtesy photo)

TODAY

Untitled James Balog Documentary — Boulder-based photographer James Balog has long captured and documented the human modifications of Mother Earth's natural systems. The photographer is the subject of the Boulder International Film Festival's Closing Night with an exclusive screening of "Untitled James Balog Documentary"; 6:30 p.m., at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $20; biff1.com.

Pat McGee Trio House Concert — Pat McGee returns for his fifth show on the Sounds of Simon house concert stage. McGee is the leader of the Pat McGee Band, which played to sellout crowds all across the country for over 10 years. McGee has connections to Colorado, having played Red Rocks with Blues Traveler, numerous sold out shows at The Fox, and also sharing the stage with Big Head Todd at the Fillmore Auditorium; 5 p.m., Sounds of Simon House Concerts, 1086 East Roggen Way, Superior; $20; soshouseconcerts.com.


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Alexander Ziegler Cuarteto — 2018 marks the 7th North American Tour of the Alejandro Ziegler Cuarteto. CMDance, along with our community partners Halina Palmer, Jeffrey Brenman, and Behind the Ogden, presents these world class musicians for their debut performance in Colorado. The ticket price includes a home cooked buffet dinner by Halina Palmer and the Loco Tango crew, seating family style at shared tables. There will be two sets of live Argentine tango music suitable for tango dancing with DJ music (by Tara Fortier) before, after and between sets; 7 p.m., Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $20; zieglertango.com.

UPCOMING

Jeff & Paige perform — Dance and sing with nature musicians Jeff and Paige. Registration is required. Jeff and Paige will play some special evening shows at Thorne this winter. Explore the creatures in the aquatic tanks, look at pond samples under microscopes in the science lab, and paint faces with bright colors. Light snacks will be provided; 4:30 p.m., Monday, Thorne Nature Experience, 1466 63rd St., Boulder; thornenature.org.

Saving Snow Global Release — It's impossible to not notice the changes that global warming is already bringing to the mountains. Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of skiing and snowboarding, a struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Come see how climate change is already impacting communities that depend on winter sports, from Vermont to Wisconsin and the Rockies, and learn how ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future. A screening will be followed by a short presentation and update on the work of Citizens' Climate Lobby, a nonpartisan organization working to pass national climate legislation; 7 p.m., Monday, Unitarian Universalist Church, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder; uuchurchofboulder.org.

Beyond Borders: Environmental Cooperation In Israel and Palestine — Israeli Noa Gluskinos and Palestinian Ashraf Akram are recent alumni of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. They will talk about the cross-cultural community and environmental studies at the Arava Institute, where students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan and around the world come together to collaborate on environmental solutions; 7 p.m., Monday, First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder; free.

Harper Powell — Harper Powell will perform mainly original material combining folk and bluegrass elements with her singing, and guitar and mandolin playing; 8 p.m., Monday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; 719-221-8166.

Constructions by Elizabeth Morisette — An exhibition called "clever" features work by award-winning Fort Collins artist Elizabeth Morisette. Exuberant vessels, sculptures and wall hangings created entirely with found objects, transforming man-hand into hand-made; 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; free; 720-379-5328, ArtPartsBoulder.org.

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour — Access Fund Presents the BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This event is all ages; 6 p.m., Tuesday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $22; bouldertheater.com/event/1565041-banff-mountain-film-festival-boulder.

The Leo Hill Leadership Speaker Series — Astronaut, engineer, entrepreneur, physician and educator Dr. Mae Jemison comes to CU Boulder to share her perspective on leadership and engages the audience with a Q&A. Jemison served six years as a NASA astronaut and was the first woman of color in the world to go into space. She now leads 100 Year Starship, a global initiative seed funded through a competitive grant from DARPA to ensure the capabilities for human travel to another star within the next 100 years while transforming life on Earth; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; colorado.edu.