PurpleState Launch and Podcast Taping

Join eTown host Nick Forster and a curated panel of guests who will be recording Episode 1 of Boulder's new PurpleState podcast series today. PurpleState urges guests to join eTown through grassroots engagement and live events to reject the "dysfunctional present state of affairs as inevitable" and steer towards common ground in the nation and world. The series aims to reinvigorate the American tradition of civil discourse rooted in diverse perspectives; 6:30 p.m. , Etown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; free; 303-443-8696, etown.org/events/purplestate-launch.

TODAY

Mad Scientist Day — Using different liquids, children will learn about density and take home their own liquid density experiment jar, for ages 3 and up; 4 p.m. , George Reynolds Branch Library, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.

Seed Saving Swap — Learn about beginner seed-saving techniques, chat with native plant and gardening experts, and trade your saved vegetable, flower, and native plant seeds. Homegrown seeds and unopened packets of commercially produced seed are welcome. This program is part of several Seed to Table events and services at the library that focus on sustainable living; 4 p.m. , Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org.


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'Beautiful, Meaningful Computation' — Leah Buechley, CU Boulder alumna and LilyPad Arduino inventor, speaks on how integrating computing with art and design in K-12 classrooms provides opportunities for deep engagement and learning in computer science; 5 p.m. , Roser ATLAS Center, 1125 18th St., Boulder; free; colorado.edu.

No Man's Land Film Festival — No Man's Land is a traveling all-female adventure film festival focused on rad ladies and their pursuit of their passions in the outdoors; 7 p.m. , Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $15.

UPCOMING

Toddler Dance Party — A special dance party for toddlers in the Boulder Creek Room. All toddlers (24-36 months) are welcome; 9:15 a.m. Thursday, , Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/3695369.

Marcia Douglas discusses 'Marvellous Equations of the Dread — Marcia Douglas will speak about and sign her new book, "The Marvellous Equations of the Dread;" 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net

Anavrin's Day — A tribute band that plays '90s alternative and grunge, debuting its unique takes on the tunes of the time's legends — including Nirvana, Green Day, STP, Tool, Foo Fighters, Third Eye Blind and more; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nissi's, 2675 North Park Drive, Lafayette; free; 303-665-2757, nissis.com.

Megan Flechaus at The Laughing Goat — A multi-award winning Austin-based folk singer-songwriter with influences ranging from Motown R&B to jazz and country; 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$15.00.

Singer-Songwriter Showcase at The Laughing Goat — Come see performances from local acts Leah Mosier, Allie Chipkin, and Andrew Strutz and Courtlyn Carpenter, as well as touring artist Megan Flechaus; 8 p.m. Thursday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$20; facebook.com/events/523211928110264.