Glenn Miller Orchestra — The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays three shows: today, a Tuesday matinee and a Tuesday evening show. The orchestra is among the most sought after big bands in the world for both concert and swing dance engagements. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since then, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world; 6:15 p.m., BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; glennmillerorchestra.com.
Curious Connections in Nature — See the "Curious Connections in Nature" at CU Museum of Natural History, open every day, always free; 10 a.m., CU Museum of Natural History, Henderson Building, 1036 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-492-6892, colorado.edu/cumuseum/exhibits.
OutBoulder Board Game Night — Bring your own game or join a group for OutBoulder's Board Game Night; 6 p.m., Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St., Boulder; free; twistedpinebrewing.com/calendar.
Nerd Night — Join Nerd Night, an event organized by CU Boulder students to fuel public understanding of graduate and postdoctoral science research being conducted in Boulder. There will be three speakers, with talks on epilepsy development, how rocky hillslopes change over time, and Sasquatch; 7 p.m., The Outback Saloon, 3141 28th St., Boulder; free; outbacksaloon.net.
CO WASH Symposium — The 6th annual CO WASH Symposium, on March 6-7, is a student-organized event that brings together premier speakers from the academic, practitioner, and NGO sectors engaged in water, sanitation and hygiene research and practice. The two-day event consists of panels, presentations, and interactive sessions and is free and open to the public; 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) Complex, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder; free; colorado.edu/washsymposium.
Introducing the Band with Mark Diamond — A weekly Tuesday night music series hosted by Mark Diamond features a different band and style of music at every show. Food and drink are available at while audience members enjoy the music; 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-372-3341, postbrewing.com/event/introducing-the-band-with-mark-diamond.
An Evening with Anderson Cooper — CNN's Anderson Cooper will speak at CU. Cooper is an award-winning journalist and host of CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°. He'll speak at Macky Auditorium in an event hosted by The Distinguished Speakers Board, a CU Boulder student-led organization; 7 p.m. Tuesday, Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; colorado.edu.
A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920 — Immerse yourself in the unique story of Colorado by visiting an exhibition of maps and landscape views in the University of Colorado Map Library. Rare government reports, prints and bird's eye views complement the maps. Some of these drawings were originally created by artists accompanying government explorers; others were commissioned by private companies; 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library, 2200 Colorado Ave., Boulder; free; 303-492-6133, colorado.edu.
Build It with Legos — If you love Legos, join the Louisville Public Library for building fun after school. Make the wildest creation you can imagine and it'll be displayed in the Library. For children and families. No registration required. Contact Children's Services at 303-335-4821 or email@example.com; 4 p.m., Wednesday, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4821, louisvilleco.gov.
Capitalsim, Socialism, or Social Democracy: Which is the best option for us now? — Panelists will express their views on the best economic system. Panelists include Phil Graves, University of Colorado professor of economics; Tom Mayor, CU professor emeritus, sociology; Jonathan Flowers, CU Young Democratic Socialists of Amerca; and Steven Hlavac, senior at CU. The event will explore our economic options; 7 p.m., Wednesday, Hellems 252, CU, west of the UMC, Boulder; free; 720-509-3378.