Maker Open House
Mingle with other makers, see what those in the community are creating and explore the tool stations; 7 p.m., Solid State Depot, 1965 33rd St., unit B, Boulder; free; meetup.com/SolidStateDepot/events/252221298.
Wheel Throwing 1 — Wheel throwing is a fun and exciting medium for children, ages 8-13 years old, to create functional artwork. After children learn how to center the clay, build the floor of the pot and pull the walls, they will experiment with building bowls, altering the form and more; 3:30 p.m., Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder; $235; 303-503-1902, tinkerartstudio.com/2018-f2c-pottery.
Open Mic Night — Perform or sit back and listen to some of Boulder's most talented musicians and poets; 6 p.m., Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-786-9270, twistedpinebrewing.com/calendar.
Boulder Ecstatic Dance-Conscious Dance — Fire up your body with hot tea and chocolate and dance to South American jungle drums, nature sounds and soul-rising Gaia beats, in a warm, lights-down wood and carpeted space; 7 p.m., Alchemy of Movement, 2436 30th St., Boulder; $10.
Russian Film Series — A series that screens Russian films; 7 p.m., Eaton Humanities, 1610 Pleasant St., 1B90, Boulder; free; calendar.colorado.edu/event/russian_film_series_1462.
John Butler and Eliza Gilkyson at eTown — On his new album "Home," John Butler traverses new sonic territory to combine his love of electronic and hip-hop production with folk and country instrumentation and songwriting traditions; 7 p.m., Etown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $30; 303-443-8696, etown.org.
Skiing in Alaska with Mike Soucy — Alaska - it's on every serious skier's bucket list. Home to some of the best heli-skiing and ski touring in the world, this venue offers enough ski ascents/descents for multiple lifetimes. But, that same vastness can be very overwhelming and intimidating for those considering a trip. Join us for happy hour and this knowledgable talk; 7:15 p.m., Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866, facebook.com/events/298584940743363.
30th Anniversary of Windhams Hill's "A Winter's Solstice" — Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of acoustic music, drawn from the multi-platinum-selling "A Winter's Solstice" series. Windham Hill record company founder and Grammy Award-winner Will Ackerman (guitar), and Grammy nominees Barbara Higbie (singer, fiddler, pianist) and Alex de Grassi (guitar), come together in a joyous holiday concert; 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $30-$45.
The Soil Revolution 2018 — This full-day event will shed light on the past, present and future issues surrounding soil health, including the history of global agricultural; 7 a.m. Wednesday, Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; tickets start at $20; bouldercounty.org/events/soil-revolution-conference-2018.
Backcountry Happy Hour — Enjoy cheap drinks, win prizes and connect with like-minded backcountry enthusiasts; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866, facebook.com/events/261045197911816.
Science Discovery Teen Cafe —High school students can meet a researcher who's studying how microbes can be engineered to help design a sustainable future. Reservations required; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community (SEEC) CU Boulder, 4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder; free; 303-492-7188, events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07efvq8btm4e67a259&oseq=&c=5645cb50-5423-11e3-8640-d
December Wine Club: The Prisoner Wine Company — Join Spruce Farm & Fish for a wine club tasting, featuring California-based The Prisoner Wine Company pairing four wines with appetizer tasters from the executive chef; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spruce Farm & Fish, 2115 13th St., Boulder; $35; 303-440-2880, eventbrite.com/e/spruce-farm-fish-wine-club-the-prisoner-wine-company-tickets-51782778685.
Ben Hammond —Live music from Denver-based guitar-looping, beat-boxing musician; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Rayback Collective, 2775 Valmont Road, Boulder; free; strumsy.com/1260.