Cigar Box Guitars

Colorado artists Michael Bradshaw, Donald DeNoncourt, Peter Faris and Michael O'Reilly share their handsome, working cigar box guitars in this unusual, reclaimed material art exhibit; 10:30 a.m., Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; free; 720-379-5328, ArtPartsBoulder.org.

TODAY

Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers — Join a day hike with a drop-in group. The group decides each time where to hike. It will carpool to trailheads, and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring lunch, water, and snacks, and be prepared for all weather conditions. This is a leaderless group, and each person hikes at his/her own risk; 8 a.m., North Boulder Park, 7th and Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-494-8822.

The Life of a Polar Bear — This program covers the remarkable adaptations that allow polar bears to survive in the extreme Arctic environment. Students will get to experience how adaptations, from special fur to unique feet to layers of fat, enabled these sea bears to become the largest land dwelling carnivore in the world. Space is limited; registration is required. Registration opens on June 12. Register for this program, 303-335-4821, childrensreference@louisvilleco.gov e-mail; 11 a.m., Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; louisvilleco.gov.


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Children's Dances — There will be folk dancing for children/families outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse on selected Tuesday evenings. No experience needed — all dances are taugh, a wonderful way for children and families to learn dances from around the world; 6:15 p.m., plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., Boulder; free; 303-499-6363, postoley.org/TheNewPostoley.

Nick Arvin: "Mad Boy" — Nick Arvin will speak about and sign his new book, "Mad Boy"; 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/nick-arvin-mad-boy.

UPCOMING

Adult and Teen SRP: Intro to Henna Class — This is a 2-hour, hands-on workshop for anyone over the age of 11 interested in learning more about henna. The group will be learning about the history and cultural practices, how to make it, and basic design elements. All the materials needed will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Contact Teen Services at 303-335-4845, teenservices@louisvilleco.gov e-mail; 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4845, louisvilleco.gov.

George Lakoff — Renowned linguist George Lakoff talks about how to effectively communicate to progressives and moderates and how childhood experiences form political consciousness. Video of Lakoff, followed by discussion. Lakoff is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Arapahoe Room, 2nd floor., Boulder; free.

Larry Burk: "Dreams That Can Save Your Life" — Larry Burk will speak about and sign his new book, "Dreams That Can Save Your Life: Early Warning Signs of Cancer and Other Diseases"; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/larry-burk-dreams-can-save-your-life.

Katie Costello — Rebel Pop artist Katie Costello will be performing her unique brand of indie pop, with tracks from her new album "Twice the Love"; 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free; katiecostellomusic.com.

Summer Book Club — Get ready to read four fantastic books as part of ZEE JLF at Boulder Free Summer Book Club. Meet new literature-loving friends, and get to know the amazing authors and their stories behind the story. June's book selection is Laird Hunt's "The Evening Road"; 6 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; free.

Law Enforcement Leaders Read Do You Know Who I Am? — In honor of the City of Boulder's Immigrant Heritage Month, Motus presents the Boulder premiere of the film "Law Enforcement Leaders Read 'Do You Know Who I Am?'" at the Canyon Theater at Boulder Public Library. The event is free and open to the public; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, Ninth Street and Canyon Boulevard., Boulder; free; motustheater.org/event/boulder-premiere-law-enforcement-leaders-read-do-you-know-who-i-am.