Case Studies in Relevance in the Arts — In 2017, Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum presented two panels on Relevance in the Arts featuring arts professionals from the Metro area. As a follow-up to those panels, the Forum is embarking on deep dives into the topic with local professional artists, with Nikki Pike and Martha Russo; 5:30 p.m. , Eldorado Springs Art Center, 8 Cheseboro Way, Eldorado Springs; free; 303-447-2422, bouldercountyarts.org/civicrm/event/register?cid=0&reset=1&id=154.
Bands on the Bricks — Bands on the Bricks is Boulder County's premier outdoor summer concert series, taking place in the heart of the city on the bricks of the one-and-only Pearl Street Mall. A not-to-be-missed summer tradition with 10 weeks of free concerts. Enjoy performances from the best local musicians along the front range while dancing under the stars. Next up: Oakhurst and Taylor Shae; 6 p.m. , Pearl St., 1300 Pearl St., Boulder; free; boulderdowntown.com/events/bands-on-the-bricks.
Clay Bonnyman Evans: "Bones of My Grandfather" — Clay Bonnyman Evans will speak about and sign his new book, "Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of WWII"; 7:30 p.m. , Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net.
Trivia at Tandoori's Bar — Not your usual trivia night, written and hosted by local comedian Tobias Livingston, along with food and drink specials and prizes, this will fast become a favorite night of the week; 6 p.m. Thursday, Tandori's Bar, 619 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 970-302-7130.
That Eighties Band — Enjoy a family friendly concert by That Eighties Band, as part of the Louisville Summer Concerts in the Park. The band performs 1980s rock and pop songs that will transport you back to another time and space; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Louisville Community Park, 955 Bella Vista Drive, Louisville; free; 303-335-4581, louisvilleco.gov/residents/arts-events/summer-concerts-in-the-park.
The Dean Ween Group — The Dean Ween Group performs a pre-party for the Dead & Co. show at Folsom Field. The show is open to ages 15-plus without a parent; 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $27-$31.00.
Finn O'Sullivan CD Release — The Tune-Up at Full Cycle in Boulder was recently named Best of Boulder's best new business of 2018. Check it out and enjoy an evening of songs from award-winning alt-pop musician Finn O'Sullivan. Finn will be performing originals and covers, and her new EP, "Between the Lies," will be available for purchase; 7 p.m. Friday, The Tune Up at Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-440-1002, finnosullivanmusic.squarespace.com.
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: "Training in Tenderness" — Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will speak about and sign his new book, "Training in Tenderness"; 7:30 p.m. Friday, First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; $10; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/dzigar-kongtrul-rinpoche-training-tenderness.
Colorado Music Festival: Octets at Altitude — Join an intimate evening of chamber music featuring Colorado Music Festival's world-class orchestra musicians performing Stravinsky's Octet for Wind Instruments, Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Octet, and Mendelssohn's String Octet; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $12-$46; 303-665-0599, coloradomusicfestival.org/concert/chamber-music-with-cmf-chamber-players.
World Cup final viewing party — A World Cup final viewing party is planned. Tickets are $10 per person and includes a breakfast from Verde. Visit our the Tilt Facebook for all the details; 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Tilt Pinball, 640 Main St., Louisville; $10; 303-997-9548.