Editor's note: An earlier version of this article listed an incorrect location for the Opening Reception for Matthew Peaver: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It will be at The Andrew J. Macky Gallery at CU Boulder. The article has been corrected.

Opening Reception Matthew Pevear: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Matthew Pevear observes familiar locations and objects that he encounters as he promotes, unveils and gives reference to non-grandiose interactions in the anthropocentric environment with which we interact. Mitigating and avoiding gestures that may lend to the obviousness of his surroundings, he captures and scoops up imagery that barely skims the surface of human centric spaces; 5:30 p.m., The Andrew J. Macky Gallery at CU Boulder, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; free; bmoca.org/calendar/view/exhibition-event/opening-reception-matthew-pevear-mastering-the-art-of-french-cooking.

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UN and International Affairs — The UNA selects a topic for each month and invites a local resource person to join the group to give some background on the chosen topic. The brief presentation is followed by discussion led by the moderator. Discussions range widely touching on the intermix of political, social, ecological and economic factors. Monthly topics are posted on UNABoulder.org.; 1 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org/event/3890374. 303-443-7484

Active Minds presents: Kashmir — Since the formation of India and Pakistan in 1947, both countries have fought over the region known as Kashmir. Join Active Minds as the group explores Kashmir and seeks to understand its pivotal role in South Asia. RSVP; 2 p.m., Brookdale Meridian Boulder, 801 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; free. 303-494-3900

Clay Makers (ages 5-10) — Learn a variety of handbuilding techniques while using clay. Using techniques such as coil building, slab building and adding creative embellishments, participants create sculptural and functional pieces. Students will glaze and paint their creations to add color and details to their works of art; 2:45 p.m., Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway Ave., Boulder; 303-503-1902, tinkerartstudio.com/2018-f2c-ages-5-8.

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

Boulder Marketers Meet Up — Boulder Marketers is a community dedicated to learning from and connecting with each other. Bringing together professionals from different fields of marketing for fruitful conversation and support. During this meetup, hear from Albert Wavering, digital analyst at Viget, who'll discuss a recent Marketing Analytics project. With a strong agency background, Albert uses analytics to tackle marketing challenges, especially inbound marketing and product validation; 5:30 p.m., Kapost HQ, 2010 14th St., Boulder; meetup.com/Boulder-Marketers/events/257150824.

In Motion Running Thursday Night Fun Run — Enjoy a three or six-mile run option utilizing the paved paths in Boulder. Refuel with pizza and Avery Beer following the run; 6 p.m., In Motion Running, 1830 30th St., Unit B, Boulder; free; 720-808-7232.

STEAM 4-H Club — Club supports and encourages Boulder County 4-H members, ages 5-18, interested in FLL robotics, science, arts, outdoor and small animal projects (dog, cat, guinea pig, rabbit, goat, poultry). Providing youth opportunities in leadership, public speaking and community service. steam4hboulder.wordpress.com; 6:30 p.m., Mountain View UMC, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder; free; 720-938-0307.

Open Bluegrass Jam — Open to all abilities; 7 p.m., West Flanders Brewing, 1125 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-444-4093.

Resilient Rituals — Guided by low-waste activist Rachel Bare and Loam creative director Kate Weiner, "Resilient Rituals" is a 2-hour workshop that will explore tangible practices we can integrate into our daily lives to nourish spiritual and social resilience. Through braiding together the ceremonial practice of tea, creative writing exercises and community-powered conversations, "Resilient Rituals" is a heart-filled invitation to dig deep into how we can use everyday ritual as a tool for exercising our activist muscles and cultivating self-love. Please bring a journal to write in and a tool to write with; 7 p.m., Yoga Intentions, 4645 N. Broadway, Suite C-4, Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/resilient-rituals-tickets-53982827089?aff=ebapi.

Fritz Sperry-Inspired by Mountains: Stories of Adventure — Join none other than the legendary Fritz Sperry as he recounts the trips and adventures that inspired his work and paintings; 7:15 p.m., Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866, facebook.com/events/286139418920499.

Peter Brannen — Peter Brannen will speak about and sign his new book, "The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions;" 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/peter-brannen-ends-world.

Dairy Music Presents: "Baby It's Cole Inside"-David Fulker Quartet with Robert Johnson — The Dave Fulker Quartet honors the classic songs of Nat King Cole and Cole Porter, with perhaps something from Coleman Hawkins or John Coltrane thrown in for good measure. Robert Johnson is a highly celebrated international jazz singer who toured and recorded with Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Roberta Flack, Lionel Richie and many more; 7:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $18-$20; 303-440-7826, thedairy.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=BabyitsColeInside.

Magic City Hippies — Miami band specializing in hip-hop, funk and beach-bum soul; 9 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $15-$20.00.

Zy'ev Left Hand — Live music from 'folkbeat' artist; 10 p.m. Thursday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder.

UPCOMING

Visual Arts Opening Reception: Touch-Breaking the Barrier Between Art and Viewer — The Dairy Arts Center kicks off 2019 by breaking down a standard barrier between artwork and viewer -allowing visitors to touch and play with everything in the exhibition. All four galleries are dedicated to paintings, installations and sculptures you can touch, manipulate and interact with; 5 p.m. Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-444-7826, pages.thedairy.org/exhibitions.

An Evening of Heritage Pork and Handcrafted Wine — Enjoy a delicious evening with Boulder County's farrow-to-finish heritage pork specialists, Placerita Ranch. Learn about Placerita's wooly old-world Mangalitsa heritage pigs while enjoying five small plates paired with BookCliff wines; 6:30 p.m. Friday, BookCliff Vineyards, 1501 Lee Hill Road, Suite 17, Boulder; $65; 303-449-9463, bookcliffvineyards.com/events.

Learn How to Talk with Pets & Wild Animals — We're truly communicating with animals easily and naturally much of the time, even though we don't realize it. This workshop will help raise your awareness of this ongoing interaction with pets and wild animals; 7 p.m. Friday, The Caritas Center, 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $20-$25; 303-449-3066, caritascenter.org/learn-how-to-talk-with-pets-wild-animals-with-jolee-wingerson.html.

Hot Rize & Friends 2nd Annual 40th Anniversary Bash — Don't miss this rare chance to celebrate the homegrown musical legacy of one of Colorado's most revered bands. Warm up your winter with two hot and unforgettable nights of music at the Boulder Theater with Hot Rize and their special guests; 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $45-$65; 303-443-8696, bouldertheater.com/event/1766169-hot-rize-friends-2nd-annual-boulder.