Colorado Music Festival Opening Night
Celebrated violinist Vadim Gluzman returns to Chautauqua Auditorium to kick-off the 2018 season with an evening of music including Leonard Bernstein's most lyrical orchestral works and Tchaikovsky's turbulent Fourth Symphony. Corigliano's Promenade Overture opens this opening night program; 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $12-$55; 303-665-0599, coloradomusicfestival.org/concert/opening-night-with-violinist-vadim-gluzman.
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.
Summer Song Circle — Three talented duos — The Fremonts, Many Mountains and Tough Old Bird — share the stage with their tunes and tales for a Summer Song Circle performance; 7 p.m. Thursday, Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; $5-$15.
"Law Enforcement Leaders Read 'Do You Know Who I Am?'" — In honor of the City of Boulder's Immigrant Heritage Month, Motus Theater presents the Boulder premiere of the film "Law Enforcement Leaders Read 'Do You Know Who I Am?'"; 6:30 p.m., Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; motustheater.org/event/boulder-premiere-law-enforcement-leaders-read-do-you-know-who-i-am.
Public Art Social — The City of Boulder's Office of Arts and Culture presents a weekend of activities celebrating public art in Boulder's Civic Area. Public Art Social is an opportunity for the community to explore permanent and temporary public art projects that have been recently commissioned by the city; 11 a.m. Friday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-441-4391, boulderarts.org/public-art/updates-opportunities/public-art-social.
Shinyribs: Louisville Street Faire — It's a hip-shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. Original songs laced with magical-realism meet novel interpretations of popular songs old and new. Ride down the Shinyribs river of country-soul, swamp-funk and tickle; 5 p.m. Friday, Steinbaugh Pavilion, 824 Front St., Louisville; free; downtownlouisvilleco.com/street-faire.
Spinphony — Spinphony is a cutting edge classical pop fusion group consisting of four virtuosic string players and a DJ. Spinphony writes their own arrangements and originals in a style they call pop baroque; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nissi's, 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette; 303-665-2757, nissis.com.
"The Killing of a Sacred Deer" — In the 2017 film "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. Famously booed at The Cannes Film Festival, the screening is part of Friday Night Weird's "Panned at Cannes" film series; 8:45 p.m. Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $6.50-$12; 303-440-7826.
Boulder Farmers Market — A growers-only farmers market in Boulder, named USA Today's Best Farmers Market in 2015. Fresh produce, meat, flowers, eggs, cheese, breads and more; 8 a.m. Saturday, Boulder Farmers Market, 13th St. between Arapahoe and Canyon, Boulder; free; 303-910-2236, bcfm.org/boulder-saturday.
"The Commedia of Robin Hood" — Take a moderate hike on the enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from "The Commedia of Robin Hood" are performed along the way. The merry troupe — Columbine, Arlequin, Punchin and Rosetta — tackle, tumble, trick and trip their way through the tale with fantastic abandon; 11 a.m. Saturday, Chautauqua Picnic Shelter, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $15-$20; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.
The Flatirons Chamber Music Festival — The Flatirons Chamber Music Festival Presents "Being Human," a multicultural exploration of the universal realities of the human condition through the works of Argentinian Osvaldo Golijov, Hungarian Béla Bártok, German Robert Schumann, and the World Premiere of a string octet by Benjamin Park; 7 p.m. Saturday, Etown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $15; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/flatirons-chamber-music-festival-presents-human.