Christian Howes in Boulder

Jazz violinist Christian Howes returns to Boulder for a two-night engagement; 7 p.m., Caffe Sole, 637 S. Broadway; 303-499-2985.


NoBo Art District First Friday Artwalk — The NoBo Art District First Friday Artwalk features a variety of local visual artists, music and performances throughout the year on the first Friday of the month; 6 p.m., NoBo Art District, 4635 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-523-1117,

eTown presents Sun Jr. with Bella Duro — Sun Jr. with Bella Duro will perform at eTown. Sun Jr. is a electric folk and blues, indie rock outfit based in Boulder that isn't afraid to jam a song out or drench a pedal steel in reverb and psychedelic effects. Bella Duro is a four piece rock band that scintillates with dark brooding grooves, honey-tinged vocals and searing, electric crescendoes that lead the listener into a panorama of sonic vistas; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder;

Be More Chill — CenterStage Theatre Company presents the Regional Premiere of "Be More Chill," a new musical by Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz; 7 p.m., CenterStage Theatre at Koko Plaza, 901 Front St., Louisville; $12-$25; 303-673-0744,


Wild Heart Dance: The Last Land Before Sky — Wild Heart Dance's newest work is a journey through the five elements of physical creation. Through each elemental passage: the Earth making sound, voyage of blue, feet finding stardust, life ablaze and the edge, Wild Heart Dance and Kendall Perry Music take us on a path of discovery through humanity and into what's beyond; 7:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$25; 303-482-6124,


Boulder Philharmonic Sensory-Friendly Concert — Created especially for families living with autism and other disabilities, this free event featuring a Boulder Phil Brass Quintet is a welcoming concert experience for the whole family; 11 a.m., Saturday, Boulder Public Library, Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-449-1343,

Always ... Patsy Cline — "Always ... Patsy Cline" is based on the true story of Patsy Cline's friendship with Houston housewife Louise Seger. Having first heard Cline on the "Arthur Godfrey Show" in 1957, Seger became an immediate and avid fan of Cline's and she constantly hounded the local disc jockey to play Cline's records on the radio. BDT Stage opens its production of the show with a preview opening; 6:15 p.m., Saturday, BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder;

Stomp Street Heist — Kick of St. Paddy's month with Colorado's own Stomp Street Heist. This high-spirited band plays American roots tunes, with hints of Gypsy, Irish, punk, bluegrass and rockabilly; 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder; free; 800-803-5732,

Lila Downs — Boasting a "cantina-classical" voice and eclectic compositions inspired by ancient cultures and her own Mexican-American heritage, Lila Downs is a singular performer. She delivers elements of jazz, blues and world music, which collide in Downs' seductive, joyful concert; 8 p.m., Saturday, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder;

Boulder Philharmonic Community Concert — Join Michael Butterman and the Boulder Phil for this free family-friendly concert. Featuring a space exploration theme in honor of NASA's — and the Boulder Phil's — 60th Anniversary, the program explores concepts of history, courage and innovation. The concert will also feature an instrument petting zoo, provided by HB Woodsongs; 2 p.m., Sunday, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St, Boulder; Free; 303-449-1343,