Karen Auvinen to discuss her book 'Rough Beauty' at Chautauqua

Gorgeous and hypnotic, "Rough Beauty" is a book that will inspire readers to look outside their comfort zone to seek the unknown, both inward and in the great outdoors; 7 p.m., Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-7666, chautauqua.com.

TODAY

In Gallery Talk: MFA students and Lisa Hatchdoorian — An in-gallery conversation with Lisa Hatchdoorian, Executive Director of Museum of Art | Fort Collins and Master of Fine Arts Thesis students Lucero Aguirre, Alex Ferrante, Camila Friedman-Gerlicz and Julia Klema; noon, CU Art Museum, Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu.

Handmade Holiday — Get into the holiday spirit by crafting handmade gifts for friends and family. Supplies are provided.This session is for third to fifth graders; registration is required; 4 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; free; mylibrary.us/events.

Andrew Wynne — Classic and original acoustic rock-solo performance; 6 p.m., Lucky Pie Pizza and Taphouse, 7916 Niwot Road, Niwot; free; 720-365-0695.

UPCOMING


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Happy Hour Presented by The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater — Celebrate happy hour, presented by The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater. Win tickets to upcoming shows with the purchase of select happy hour menu items; 3 p.m. Thursday, The Sink, 1165 13th street, Boulder; free; 303-444-7465, thesink.com/2018/04/17/happy-hour-presented-fox-boulder-theater.

Teen Paint: Botanical Illustration Teens, ages 14-17, can take their painting skills to the next level by depicting the form, color and details of plant species; 5 p.m. Thursday, Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder; $228; 303-503-1902, tinkerartstudio.com/2018-f2t-teen-classes.

Boulder JCC Art Exhibition Opening Wine and cheese reception and a conversation with the artists, Michelle Courier and Kelly McCormick, at 6:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; free; 303-998-1900, boulderjcc.org.

Rocking in a Winter Wonderland Rock Art Show and SaleJoin award-winning rock 'n' roll photographer, Lisa Siciliano, as she hosts her 13th annual rock art show and sale, as well as celebrates her 50th birthday. Browse thousands of prints, all shot on film, available for sale for every budget; 6 p.m. Thursday, The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder; free; 720-443-2322, facebook.com/events/265746604136935.

Laser Stranger ThingsTake a trip to the upside-down, in the safety of the dome. Experience the '80s tunes and soundscapes from the show "Stranger Things" reinterpreted with vibrant laser lights; 9 p.m. Thursday, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; ticketswest.com/events/detail/laser-stranger-things.