Whiskey Smash Up at West End Tavern
Experience a true whiskey showdown with offerings from Kentucky and Colorado. Enjoy five rounds with food pairings by Chef Jeff Whitney. Two Whiskey Pairings per course. One winner chosen by you. Gratuity is included in ticket price; 6 p.m., West End Tavern, 926 Pearl St., Boulder; $60; eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-smash-up-at-west-end-tavern-tickets-54595851662?aff=ebapi.
Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers — Carpool to trailheads and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring your lunch, water, snacks and be prepared for all weather conditions. Hike at your own risk; 9 a.m., North Boulder Park, 7th and Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-910-9944.
Watercolor Artistry — Delve into painting, gradation, color theory, correction techniques and "right-brain" painting philosophy following structured demonstrations. Learn everything you need to know to get started in this exciting paint medium. Also, a great class for the experienced painter wanting an efficient transition to transparent watercolor; 9 a.m., 1040 Dellwood Ave. Studios, 1040 Dellwood Ave., Boulder; $230; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
Winter Classical Drawing and Painting Classes-Figure and Portraiture from life — Learn how to draw and paint the figure and portrait from life using classical methods. Ongoing weekly classes are open to adults and teens; 9:30 a.m., Boulder School of Fine Art, 2810 Wilderness Place, Boulder; $30-$50; 303-819-5923, https:/bsofa.net.
Bold Modern Art Exhibit — An eclectic exhibit of 15 modern oil paintings by Mike Brouse. Mike's joyful passion for painting is immediately apparent in his work. He is always trying new approaches and techniques to keep his work fresh and to continue to evolve and grow as an artist. Mike also exhibits locally at Osmosis Gallery and Creative Framing Gallery; 10 a.m., St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-588-4343, mbrouse.fineartstudioonline.com/events.
African Rhythm Songs for Moms, Pops & Babies-Session I Tuesdays — In these ongoing sessions, adults learn to sing and move to soulful African songs, creating an atmosphere for bonding with children and the community. The songs, rhythms and movements create a musical vibration that reach the child's core, providing numerous benefits to their development; 4 p.m., St John's Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine St., Boulder; $95; 303-219-3005, 1000-voices.com/events-calendar/african-rhythm-songs-for-moms-and-babies-ongoing-singing-circles.
BDA Happy Hour — This month's special guests will be Angela Bowman and Bethany Siegler, both WordPress experts and BDA instructors, on-hand to answer your questions on the impact of Gutenberg on the WordPress workflow. Come relax in an informal setting, have fun and maybe even meet some new people or find someone to collaborate with; 5 p.m., Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder; free; boulderdigitalarts.com/training/details.php?offering=623.
Board Game Happy Hour — What goes better with board games than beer?Enjoy great brews, while playing those classic games of your childhood; 6 p.m., Upslope Brewing Company (Lee Hill), 1501 Lee Hill Road Unit 20, Boulder; upslopebrewing.com/events.
Becoming American: An Immigration Film + Discussion Series — For six weeks, this series will explore the history of immigration in the United States through documentary film and discussion. Join your neighbors for an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history. Sessions will be moderated by Dr. Nicholas Villanueva, a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder; 6 p.m., Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/becoming-american-an-immigration-film-discussion-series-tickets-53773069699?aff=ebapi.
Go Far Speaker Series: Will Dugan from Vafels — Start the night with snacks, beverages and mingling. Will will then share his journey on how he started Vafels, handmade Liège Wafels made in Boulder. Q&A to follow; 6 p.m., Go Far Shop, 2005 Pearl street, Boulder; free; 720-428-8965.
Introductory Workshop: Storytelling 101 — Do you love telling stories? In this 6-week workshop, you will develop, refine, finalize, memorize and be prepared to "wow" your audience with your performance; 6:30 p.m., Boulder Writing Studio, 777 Pearl St., Boulder; $305-$335; boulderwritingstudio.org/storytelling.
Visiting Artist Lecture: Anna Tsouhlarakis — Through her sculpture, performance, installation and video, Anna Tsouhlarakis is helping to create a new vocabulary within the dialogue of Native American art. Tsouhlarakis describes her work as a continued interest in creating conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them to become the vehicle for deciphering and interpreting her own familial narratives; 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Complex, Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu/event/visiting_artist_anna_tsouhlarakis.
Faculty Tuesdays: Paul Erhard, double bass — Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics; 7:30 p.m., Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu/event/faculty_tuesdays_paul_erhard_double_bass_9217.
Polly McLean Author Talk — Polly McLean will speak about and sign her new book, "Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family's Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High;" 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/polly-mclean-remembering-lucile.
The Silhouette Project | Stories of Immigrants, Refugees & Dreamers — The Museum of Boulder is proud to present a visual story created by photographer and historian Dona Laurita with local immigrants and refugees; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Museum of Boulder at the Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; $0-$10; 303-449-3464, museumofboulder.org/exhibits/#sill.
Fun Run and Podcast feat Hillary Allen, Rea Kolbl + Kris Mendoza — Join a community fun run and podcast event with three incredible local athletes: ultrarunner Hillary "Hilly Goat" Allen and OCR world champions Rea Kolbl and Kris Mendoza. All three train locally and have incredible stories in their own right; 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Upslope Brewing Company (Flatiron Park), 1898 South Flatiron Park, Boulder; $10; upslopebrewing.com/events/fun-run-and-podcast-feat-hillary-allen-rea-kolbl-kris-mendoza-flatiron-park.
January Beer Dinner — Experience an evening filled with delicious food and amazing beer at Boulder Beer Co. Want to learn more about beer, brewing, pairing and tasting? This is a great way to get those questions answered; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Beer Company, 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder; $50; 303-444-8448, boulderbeer.com/shop/january-beer-dinner.
Creative Cannabis-Opportunities for Creatives in the Cannabis Industry — BDA's Digital Salon Series features prominent members of the community for an engaging evening of networking, community and inspirational presentations. This month's exciting Salon features a panel discussion that will talk about opportunities for creatives in the cannabis industry, specifically the issues and nuances involved in creative companies and freelancers as they work with cannabis companies in their designing, marketing and branding; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Digital Arts, 1600 Range St., Boulder; $5; boulderdigitalarts.com/training/details.php?offering=649.
Pam Houston Author Talk — Pam Houston will speak about and sign her new book, "Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country;" 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $10; 303-447-2074, boulderbookstore.net/event/pam-houston-deep-creek.
Nice Work Jazz Combo — Join in the lobby, by the fireplace, in a comfy chair. Enjoy your favorite beverage, small plates and live jazz at the best hotel in town; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 720-406-9696.
Andrew Sturtz and Courtlyn Carpenter with Harper Powell — Andrew Sturtz and Courtlyn Carpenter will join Harper Powell for an evening of harmonies, strings and original songs; 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$20; thelaughinggoat.com/events.