Caroline Cotter album release — "Home On The River" is the second full-length major release from the Americana artist Caroline Cotter. The album features nine original songs plus Cotter's a capella version of Woody Guthrie's "My Peace." Michael Howard and Ben Raznick also perform; 8 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 615-297-4452.
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., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 4 p.m., 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., Hellems 252, CU, west of the UMC, Boulder; free; 720-509-3378.
Don't Doubt — Everybody has doubts, but some people don't let them get in the way of what they strive to achieve. This session is hands-on, activity-oriented and extremely practical for athletes whose doubts can interfere with their training, racing and daily life. Work with fast, effective techniques to address negative self-talk and unhelpful elements of doubt. Perfect for youth or adults. RSVP to email@example.com; 7:05-7:45 p.m., Fleet Feet Boulder, 2624 Broadway, Boulder; free, limited to 25 participants; 303-939-8000.
A Century of Views of Colorado —The Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries present their Spring Treasures event, "A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920," with an accompanying exhibit in the Map Library. The guest presenter, Christopher W. Lane, regularly appears in print and is a map appraiser for TV's "Antiques Roadshow." Lane is a nationally-known historian of Western cartography and owner of The Philadelphia Print Shop West in Denver. The event is open to the public; 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Benson Earth Sciences, CU Boulder, 2200 Colorado Ave., Boulder; free; 303-492-9201, colorado.edu.
"Visions of the Great Plains" Opening Exhibit — "Visions of the Great Plains" comprises whimsical and colorful watercolor paintings by Scott Kirby, inspired by the American plains and prairies. Kirby, a lifelong musician and composer, only started painting at the age of 40, with no background, training, or even conscious intention of becoming an artist; 6:30 p.m., Thursday, The Caritas Center, 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-449-3066, caritascenter.org/visions-great-plains-opening-exhibit-scott-kirby.html.
Boulder Jewish Film Festival Opening Night — The 6th Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival opening night honors the incredible resources available to all people living with disabilities in Boulder County. The Community Inclusion Resource Showcase will include leaders from local organizations, as well as members of the constituency they serve. More than a dozen local agencies will be featured as special guests, and will share their work with audiences during a gala reception and art opening for Ian McLaughlin from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Boulder JCC lobby. "Keep the Change," a film by Rachel Israel, features actors on the autism spectrum who play the autistic characters in the romantic comedy. The festival runs through March 18 at Dairy Arts Center; 7 p.m., Thursday, Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $20-$25; 720-749-2530, boulderjcc.org.
Alice In Wonderland screening — A family friendly movie is planned on the second Friday of each month. Pizza and popcorn will be served. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation; 4 p.m., Friday, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.
Pioneers: Women Artists of Colorado (1870-1970) — Learn the unsung stories of four women artists, educators and activists, whose pioneering spirits forged today's landscape of opportunity. "Pioneers" captures the social, racial and gender dynamics of a defining era in Colorado history (1870-1970) through their stories. Film director Erika O'Conor 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.