Open Mic Night
Show off what you've got or sit back and listen to some of Boulder's most talented musicians and poets at Twisted Pine's open mic today; 6 p.m., Twisted Pine Brewing Company, 3201 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-786-9270, twistedpinebrewing.com/calendar.
Tuesday Tapping at Upslope Brewing— Enjoy a fresh beer tapped every week; 11 a.m., Upslope Brewing Company, 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Boulder; upslopebrewing.com/events.
Art Lab — Paint, draw, build and create. Working with clay, wire, paints, pastels and more in this explorative and fun art lab for ages 5-8, students will make projects across a range of mediums. Learn skills and techniques while having plenty of open-ended exploration time in Tinker's encouraging and supportive studio environment; 3:30 p.m., Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway Ave., Boulder; 303-503-1902, tinkerartstudio.com/2018-f2c-ages-5-8.
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.
Validator— How do you know your idea is a good idea? The Validator teaches students how to validate early stage ideas and provides the basic building blocks of being an entrepreneurial thinker. Students work directly with mentors. Drop-ins welcome; 5:30 p.m., Campus Startup Hub, 510 30th St., Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/validator-tickets-53398837360?aff=ebapi.
Splitboarding 101 w/ Weston Splitboards — Entering the backcountry for the first time can be daunting. The experts at Weston are here to help. From choosing your first splitboard, to planning your first backcountry trip, to choosing what avalanche education you need, the Weston Snowboards crew has the knowledge and gear you need to get out and have fun in the backcountry. Join us for beer; 5:45 p.m., Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866, facebook.com/events/552051368540862.
Becoming American | A Documentary Film and Discussion Series — Help Wanted? Immigration and Work; 6 p.m., Museum of Boulder at the Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-449-3464, museumofboulder.org/event/becoming-american/2019-02-12.
Learn to Sew-Beginner's Series — Delve into the basics of sewing through a series of projects that will help you understand fabric and design, sewing tools and mechanics of the machine. Learn how to measure the body, draft a pattern, understand a commercial pattern and mark sewing projects. Increasingly challenging projects as class proceeds. Machines available. 6 sessions; 6 p.m., Casey Middle School, 1301 High St., Boulder; $249; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
Smart Speakers 101: Using Amazon Echo, Google Home and Apple HomePod — Smart home devices like Alexa, Google Home and Apple HomePod can help you live independently and have fun as long as you know how to start the conversation. Explore smart speaker options, the basics of operation, the risks of using them and see a live demo; 6 p.m., Platt Middle School, 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder; $49; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
Silent Auction— Fairview National Honor Society is hosting an annual silent auction full of exciting gift packages and items from businesses around the Boulder area for you to bid on. This year, money raised will go to There With Care, a Boulder-based non-profit which provides resources and care for families of children with a critical illness; 4 p.m. Wednesday, Fairview High School, 1515 Greenbriar Blvd., Boulder; free; 720-980-2316.
Foundations in Realistic Drawing (ages 9-13)— Using media such as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal and chalk pastels, students will learn techniques, tips and tricks for realistically rendering the world around them. Building upon various artworks, this class will culminate in an independent project of each student's choosing; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder; 303-503-1902, tinkerartstudio.com/2019-wc-ages-8.
The Backcountry Happy Hour at Neptune's — Cheap drinks, prizes and like minded deep-stuff enthusiasts? What else could you ask for!? Join the 4th monthly community happy hour focused on a love for winter in the backcountry. Meet partners, learn about gear and safety and get cheap drinks. $4 pints flowing all night; 5 p.m. Wednesday, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866, facebook.com/events/343410062943839.
Harp Jam-Beginning Harmonica— Whether you want to play on your own or jam with others, you will master several folk and blues songs, funky rhythm patterns and cool blues "licks" on the world's most portable, melodic and ingenious instrument. Please bring a 10-hole harmonica in the key of C (the Hohner Special 20 is a good instrument). Two sessions; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Arapahoe High School, 6600 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $79; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
February Wine Club: Romance From France— Experience a wine tasting featuring four different AOC's of France, paired with appetizer tasters from the executive chef. Loire | Bouvet, by Taittinger, Rosé Excellence Sparkling Alsace | Domaine Zind Humbrecht Pinot Blanc Côtes du Rhône | Les Cassagnes De La Nerthe Left Bank Bordeaux | Les Cadrans Lassègue St Émilion Grand Cru & a special surprise; 6 p.m. Wednesday, Hotel Boulderado, 2115 13th St., Boulder; $30; 303-440-2880, eventbrite.com/e/spruce-farm-fish-wine-club-romance-from-france-tickets-54563033502.