The River Arkansas

Live music by Denver-based americana band; 7:30 p.m., Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $21-24; bandsintown.com/e/1011691104.

SATURDAY

Wilderness First Aid with NOLS and REI — This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. The course includes a one-hour break midday. Registered 16 -17 year olds must arrive with a completed Release of Liability form, but do not need an accompanying adult; 8 a.m., Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; rei.com/events.

Second Saturday Demo — Metal arts enthusiasts get an up-close look at the craft; 9:30 a.m., Boulder Metalsmithing Association, 4919 Broadway, Unit 15, Boulder; meetup.com/BoulderMA/events/252915695.

Front Range Anglers Fly Tying w/ Stephen Johnson — Stephen has been fly fishing and fly tying for thirty years. For the last fifteen plus years he has developed a preference for small streams and the flats and mangroves of saltwater. Although they are both fly fishing, he considers them to be completely different activities; 10 a.m., Front Range Anglers, 2344 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-494-1375, frontrangeanglers.com.


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Youth Session 1: Family Clay — The Family Clay Class is a great opportunity for children to work together with an adult to make hand-built pottery. Students will learn a variety of hand-building techniques, using tools, textures, stamps, and molds; 10:15 a.m., Boulder Pottery Lab-Studio Arts Boulder, 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/youth-session-1-family-clay-sat-1015am-registration-52908062439?aff=ebapi.

Second Saturday Norwegian Conversation Table — Do you speak or enjoy listening to Norwegian? Come to an informal conversation in Norwegian on the second Saturday of every month. Bring your beverage and snack with you; 2 p.m., Atonement Lutheran church, 685 Inca Pkwy, Boulder; free; 303-682-3212, vesterheimlodge.com/cultural.

Date Night — Bring a friend and some snacks to share at the Pottery Lab Date Night. The host will get you set up and working together on potters' wheels for a few hours of fun. The pottery lab will glaze and fire your favorite piece and give you a call when it's ready in about three weeks; 6 p.m.,Boulder Pottery Lab-Studio Arts Boulder, 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/date-night-tickets-52411713847?aff=ebapi.

Tom Weiser Jazz Quartet — Plays a range of music from love ballads and jazz classics; 7 p.m., Caffè Sole, 637 S. Broadway, Boulder; caffesole.com/calendar.html.

An Evening of Irish Music — Join Boulder-based Irish duo Adam Agee & Jon Sousa for an enchanted evening of Irish music, dedicated to the spirit and land of Ireland; 7 p.m., The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-of-irish-music-tickets-52690727384?aff=ebapi.

The Fremonts — Live music by folk duo; 8 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; bandsintown.com/e/100106989.

Think: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin— Witness performers reinterpret the songs of a legend; 8:30 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $17-$20.

Opiuo — Live music from dance-electronica artist; 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $23-$25.

The Mighty Twisters — Up-tempo ska, reggae, rock covers and originals; 10 p.m., The Dark Horse, 2922 Baseline Road, Boulder; free; 303-442-8162, darkhorsebar.com.

UPCOMING

Front Range Anglers Introduction to Saltwater Fly Fishing Class — The purpose of this introductory course is to provide the angler with the most basic look at the world of saltwater fly fishing. This class is designed for the "never ever" saltwater angler, but feel free to join should you like to enhance your skills and knowledge; 9 a.m. Sunday, Front Range Anglers, 2344 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-494-1375, frontrangeanglers.com.

Philanthropic Event to Benefit Inland Ocean Coalition — Support the Inland Ocean Coalition. Sip and shop to benefit the organization's wonderful programs that inspire and empower Colorado citizens to promote the health of our ocean through education and community involvement; 11 a.m. Sunday, Scout & Molly's Boulder, 1750 29th St., Ste 1048, Boulder; free; 720-990-1617, facebook.com/events/649748452136422.

The Music of Tom Petty For Kids — Experience the musical gems of this late icon with this event for the whole family; 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $15-$17.

Adult Coloring — Enjoy meditative coloring, while sipping wine; 1 p.m. Sunday, Settembre Cellars Winery and Tasting Room, 1501 Lee Hill #16, Boulder; $12-$17; 303-532-1892, secure.settembrecellars.com/event/adult-coloring-50.

Colorado Chamber Players French Program — The Colorado Chamber Players presents a program of French music; 2 p.m. Sunday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-441-3100.

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg — Work on those New Year's resolutions by reading the "Power of Habit." It's a quick read that will help you understand how the brain develops habits; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Barnes and Noble, 2999 Pearl St., Boulder; meetup.com/East-Pearl-Book-Club/events/257089679.

Takács Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven and Beach — The Grammy Award-winning string quartet has been moving audiences and selling out concerts at CU Boulder for more than three decades; 4 p.m. Sunday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu/event/takacs_quartet_haydn_beethoven_and_beach.

Drum Circle — Singers, dancers and drummers welcome. Bring your hand drums, shakers, rattles, and join in the fun; 7 p.m. Sunday, Unity of Boulder Church, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder; 303-442-1411, unityofboulder.com/event/unity-drum-circle.

Gary Wittner Trio feat. Marguerite Juenemann and Khabu Doug Young — Three master musicians will collaborate to present an evening of original vocal/instrumental jazz, blues and more; 8 p.m. Sunday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5- $10.

Chamber Winds — The Chamber Winds, which features student-musicians from the CU Symphonic Band in a presentation of works for smaller wind and percussion ensembles, presents an exciting program of creative and visionary works that will surely inspire the senses; noon Sunday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; free; cupresents.org/event/11522/cu-music/chamber-winds.