Boulder Jewish Film Festival — The 6th Annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival opening night honors the 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., Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $20-$25; 720-749-2530,

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., Benson Earth Sciences, CU Boulder, 2200 Colorado Ave., Boulder; free; 303-492-9201,


Adultology: Colorado Gardening 101 — Enjoy an in-depth demo with a local vegetable farmer and get tips on how to plan and plant a vegetable garden. Registration required; 6 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder;

"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., The Caritas Center, 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-449-3066,


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,

Exhibition reception for Objects in Perspective, Embracing Mistakes, and Through Their Eyes — The reception features complementary hors d'oeuvres. Meet the artists and hear firsthand how the works of art on display were conceived and created. These are three exhibitions about process-based art, perspective and human trafficking awareness; 5 p.m., Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-440-7826,

Boulder Suzuki Strings Concert — Boulder Suzuki Strings includes young talented musicians, who have been preparing all year for an upcoming international tour. They take the local public stage to play their musical repertoire, which varies from charming classical to eclectic, lively pop. This is a free concert; 6 p.m., Friday, Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder; free; 303-499-2807,

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,

Solace: The Art of Asking the Beautiful Question — Join internationally acclaimed poet, author and philosopher David Whyte to explore the art of shaping and articulating the questions that help us re-imagine ourselves, our world and our part in it. Beautiful questions are often asked in very un-beautiful moments. These are the questions that shape our identity as much by asking them as by having them answered, calling us to become larger, more generous and more courageous; 10 a.m., Saturday, eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder;

Boulder Concert Band: American Masters Past & Present — Silas Nathaniel Huff has created a jaw-dropping program for this concert, which highlights the originality and imagination of America's most innovative composers. There will be jazz, classics, a march and pieces that can only be described as stunningly beautiful. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an unforgettable musical evening with the Boulder Concert Band; 7 p.m., Saturday, First Congregational Church UCC, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; $5-$10; 303-478-3044,