Folk Dancing on the Plaza
Folk dancing outside on the plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse is planned. Dances from around the world are included. Instruction takes place from 7-8 p.m., dancing until 10 p.m. The event is a way to learn to dance, experience other cultures, meet new friends, and get into shape, all at the same time; 7 p.m., Plaza beside Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., 1770 13th St., Boulder; free; 303-499-6363, postoley.org/TheNewPostoley/folk-dancing-on-the-plaza.
Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers — Join a day hike with a drop-in group. The group decides each time where to hike. It carpools 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.
"What we can do about our culture of hate" — Golden West will screen the TED Talk "What we can do about our culture of hate." In this talk, political pundit Sally Kohn shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves; 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Golden West, 1055 Adams Circle, Boulder; free; RSVP 303-939-0883.
Introducing the Band with Mark Diamond — A weekly Tuesday night music series hosted by Mark Diamond that will feature a different band and style of music at every show is planned. Food and drink are available; 7 p.m. Tuesday, The Post Brewing Company, 2027 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-372-3341, postbrewing.com/event/introducing-the-band-with-mark-diamond.
Jamestown 4th of July Celebration — The Town of Jamestown's Annual 4th of July Celebration to benefit the Volunteer Fire Department is planeed; 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jamestown Town Square & Elysian Park, 117 Main St., Jamestown; free; 303-449-1806.
Gold Hill Fire Department's 4th of July Pancake Breakfast — Plain or blueberry pancakes, bacon or turkey sausage, and beverages are available. Free toys for kids under 11 while they last. There's a parade at noon; 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Gold Hill Elementary School, 891 Main, Gold Hill, Boulder.
Sonic Arcade at Bands on the Bricks — Sonic Arcade 80s band will be rockin' the Pearl Street Mall for Downtown Boulder's "4th on Pearl" celebration, followed by the legendary Hazel Miller at 6 p.m.; 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Pearl Street Mall, 1300 block Pearl St., Boulder; free; boulderdowntown.com/events/4th-on-pearl.
July 4th Fireworks and Celebration — The City of Louisville's family-friendly July 4 celebration takes place at the Coal Creek Golf Course. Food and fun starts at 6 p.m. with free face painting, balloon twisting and henna. There will also be bouncy houses and other inflatable fun. Food trucks will be on site. Beer, wine, and mixed drinks are available for purchase from the Sweet Spot Cafe tent on the golf course. Live music begins at 7:15 p.m. with a concert of patriotic music played by the Boulder Concert Band. Fireworks will launch over the Coal Creek Golf Course driving range. Walk, bike, or take the free shuttle. The free handicap-accessible shuttle is available from both the nearby Home Depot and Louisville Rec Center; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Coal Creek Golf Course Clubhouse, 585 West Dillon Road, Louisville; louisvilleco.gov.
Ralphie's Independence Day Blast — Boulder's historic July 4 celebration starts with music at 8 p.m. with Funkiphino, School of Rock, a sing-along with Jeff and Paige from Open Space and Mountain Parks and the National Anthem performed by Beat Frequency. A dance performance from Pearl Street Jive, flag presentation from Boy Scout Troop No. 72, a visit from the University of Colorado mascot, Ralphie, and fireworks (they begin around 9:35 p.m.) is also planned. A free Hop shuttles back and forth to Twenty Ninth Street and downtown Boulder; 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Folsom Field, 2400 Colorado Ave.; free; boulder4thofjuly.com.
55+ Coffee and Conversation — Share your unique, common-life experiences with others and discover the interesting stories we all have to tell. Space is limited; registration is required. Contact Adult Services at 303-335-4820 or email@example.com e-mail; 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4820, louisvilleco.gov.
Colorado Music Festival: Mozart & Mahler — Join a magnificent evening of Mozart and Mahler under the direction of guest conductor David Danzmayr. The program features Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martínez playing Mozart's haunting Piano Concerto No. 20, and Mahler's youthful, exuberant First Symphony "Titan."; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $14-$55; 303-440-7666, coloradomusicfestival.org/concert/mozart-mahler.