Boulder Fringe: 'Manic Pixie Dream Girl'
Boulder International Fringe Festival begins its 14th year around the sun with a wealth of performance art, theater and quirky shows. Check out the one-woman show "Here Lies a Manic Pixie Dream Girl: A Pretty True Story" today, where Oak Park actor and writer Melody Jeffries plays Harmony Story, a charming, pixilated and disgustingly self-sacrificing millennial. In an interview with the Camera last week, co-author of the show, Jack Helbig, said that "Pixie Dream Girl" is based on Jeffries' own trials, travails and experiences with bipolar disorder; 8:45 p.m., Boulder International Fringe Festival, The Parlour, Pine Street Church, Boulder; $10-$12; 217-714-1752.
Boulder Natural Grocers Anniversary and Block Party — Join Boulder Natural Grocers in celebration of its 63rd anniversary with free giveaways, tastings and samplings; 7 a.m. , Boulder Natural Grocers, 2685 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-402-1400.
Wine & Wood-Fired PIzza— Join us at 63rd Street Farm's CSA pick up for wood-fired pizza featuring ingredients and toppings that can't get any closer to Farm Fresh. We will have wine for sale by the glass to enjoy at the farm and bottles to enjoy at home; 3 p.m. , 63rd Street Farm, 3796 63rd St., Boulder; free; 303-532-1892, secure.settembrecellars.com/page/csw.
3rd Thursday Improv Show — Boulder County's best improvisers perform live improv based on audience suggestions; 7 p.m. , Wesley Foundation Theater, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder; $12; 303-588-0550, boulderimprov.ticketleap.com/admin/events/3rdthursday.
Paul Soderman & the Boulder Blues Club —The Boulder Blues Club is an all-star collection of some of the finest musicians in town who only play one gig together a month; 7 p.m. , Dannik's Gunbarrel Corner Bar, 6525 Gunpark Drive, Boulder; $5; facebook.com/events/178424043013849.
'Heisenberg' — Simon Stephens' sharply original "Heisenberg" brings to blazing, theatrical life the uncertain and often comical sparring match that is human connection; 7 p.m. , Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$25; dralaproductions.com.
Liquid Mechanics Brewing 4th Anniversary Party — Two-day long party will fill the parking lot with food trucks, live music, cornhole, ladderball, beer drinkin' and general mayhem. There will be more than 20 beers available, including limited releases Bring sunscreen and a chair, 21+ after 8pm on both days, we recommend you leave your furry friends at home, service animals welcome. Featuring music from The Aristocats, Hindsight Classic Rock and The JV3; 2 p.m. Friday, Liquid Mechanics Brewing, 297 N. Hwy. 287 Suite 100, Lafayette; $5 donation; 303-550-7813, facebook.com/events/206129970049309.
White-ish: A Memoir — A woman's exploration of racism and racial awareness in effort to understand her own relationship with it; 6:30 p.m. Friday, Pine Street Church, 1237 Pine St., Boulder; $8-$10; boulderfringe.com
Rico Jones Quartet — Rico Jones is a a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer from Denver living in New York City; 7 p.m. Friday, Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder; caffesole.com
African Children's Choir Concert — The internationally acclaimedchoir performing; 7 p.m. Friday, Mountain View UMC, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder; free.
The Zoo: Hosted by The ZooKeepers— The ZooKeepers are hosting their first party ever at Deviant Spirits and want Boulder to let out its inner animal. Come in animal costumes, gear and accessories; 8 p.m. Friday, Deviant Spirits, 2480 49th st, Boulder; $5; facebook.com/events/200282154014361.