Austin-based Beth Lee performs today at The Laughing Goat in Boulder.
Austin-based Beth Lee performs today at The Laughing Goat in Boulder. (Courtesy photo)

TODAY

Beth Lee — Austin Americana and roots rock songwriter Beth Lee, of Beth Lee & The Breakups, plays Boulder. From soulful ballads, dancin' honky tonk, and roots rock 'n' roll, she has a sound that is all "country-fried rock 'n' soul"; 9 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$15; 512-203-2999.

Historic Boulder Photo Scanning session — The Daily Camera is proud to announce its partnership with the Denver Public Library, Carnegie Library for Local History, Erie Historical Society, Lafayette Miners Museum and Museum of Boulder on a new pictorial history book, "Greater Boulder Memories: The Early Years." It invites readers to participate in this unique project by bringing relevant photos to a scanning session; 10 a.m., Carnegie Library for Local History, 1125 Pine St., Boulder; free; Boulder.PictorialBook.com.

Mad Scientist Day: Slime — Do you have what it takes to be a mad scientist? Come ready to learn, play, and explore. Ages 3 and up. Sponsored by the Boulder Library Foundation. Contact Reynolds Library staff at ask@boulderlibrary.org, 303-441-3100; 4 p.m., George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.


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Law Enforcement Leaders Read "Do You Know Who I Am?" — Attend the premiere of the film "Law Enforcement Leaders Read 'Do You Know Who I Am?'" at the Louisville Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Talkback with Louisville Police Chief David Hayes; 6:30 p.m., Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; free; motustheater.org/event/louisville-premiere-law-enforcement-leaders-read-do-you-know-who-i-am.

William Briggs signs 'How America Got Its Guns' — William Briggs will speak about and sign his new book, "How America Got Its Guns: A History of the Gun Violence Crisis"; 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/william-briggs-how-america-got-its-guns.

UPCOMING

Pelicans on Patrol — Discover fun facts about the American white pelican that summer in Colorado, and learn how this easily-seen bird finds food and survives. Designed for children ages 5-10 and their adult companions, with hands-on activities. Register at bouldercountyopenspace.org/register, space is limited; 10 a.m. Thursday, location provided to registered participants, Boulder; free; 303-678-6214, bouldercountyopenspace.org/register.

Evening Wildflower Stroll — Ever wondered about all the spring flowers you see when you're hiking? Take a fun-filled walk on open space trails to learn flower identification skills. There will be discussion about flower families, and both traditional and alternative uses for flowers. Hike is approximately 3 miles and will start from the Chautauqua Dining Hall; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $25; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.

"The Final Chamber Works of Brahms and Rachmaninov" — Duo Vis-À-Vis presents "The Final Chamber Works of Brahms and Rachmaninov," a program that focuses on the subject of finality in multiple senses of the word. Brahms's Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 120 No. 2 in E. Flat Major and Rachmaninov's Sonata Op. 19 in G minor for Cello and Piano (arr. for viola) constitute the bulk of the program. In addition to these works, the duo is performing the iconic "Spiegel Im Spiegel" by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, and they will be premiering a new work commissioned by Vis-À-Vis and written in 2017 by Los Angeles based mezzo-soprano and composer, Shaye Swanson; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 7520 South Boulder Road, entrance off Barcelona Drive, Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/boulder-the-final-chamber-works-of-brahms-and-rachmaninov-tickets-44281239379?aff=ebapi.

"Dear Brutus" by J.M Barrie — Blending elements from Shakespeare and British mythology, "Dear Brutus" by J.M. Barrie takes us on a haunting journey of magic, mystique, and discovery. Join us in the English country as eight house guests, each struggling with their own regrets, are introduced to their enigmatic host and a mysterious forest, and are dared to ask the question, "What If...?"; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $25; 303-444-7328, theupstartcrow.org/currentshow.php.

Michael Pollan: "How to Change Your Mind" — Michael Pollan will speak about and sign his new book, "How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us about Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence"; 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; $30.48; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/michael-pollan-how-change-your-mind.