A Very Boulder Mardi Gras
Keep your Fat Tuesday groove going with the Boulder Concert Chorale and the hottest brass band in the mountain states, Guerrilla Fanfare Brass Band; 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder; $5-$20; boulderchorale.org/events/a-very-boulder-mardi-gras-boulder-concert-chorale.
Stunning Glass Vessels— Create a stunning and original work of fused glass art that can be illuminated by candle light. Cut, layer and design with fusible glass and glass elements. All materials and tools supplied in materials fee; 9 a.m. , Casey Middle School, 1301 High St., Boulder; $65; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
Botanical Art in Watercolor— Take a fun, easy approach to the detailed and realistic illustrations of botanical art. Just like a botanical artist, use plant observation, drawing, color mixing and watercolor painting to bring your flower and fruit models to life. You will also delve into paint washes, light sources and shadows. No prior experience is necessary. Four sessions; 10 a.m., Linda's Home Studio, 7021 Oriole Lane, Boulder; $125; 720-561-5968, bvsd.org/lll.
Pizza Making 101— Join renowned chef and restaurateur Andrea Frizzi for an interactive pizza-making class. This two-hour instructional course will take pizza lovers through the art of making and stretching dough for the perfect Neapolitan-style crust complete with sauce and the perfect ratio of toppings. Chef Frizzi will provide professional tips for people to use in their own kitchen that will truly impress. Space is limited to keep the event fun, intimate and hands-on; 11 a.m., Vero Boulder, 2525 Arapahoe Ave. H5B, Boulder; $30-$50; 303-396-6366, pizzarestaurantboulder.com.
Dairy Arts Center presents: Family Day with Opera Colorado and Hansel and Gretel — Share the wonders of opera with the next generation. Starring Opera Colorado's artists in residence, Family Day provides you the opportunity to see the company's touring productions sung in English. Come early to enjoy family fun activities in the lobby, beginning one hour before the performance; 11 a.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $10-$20; 303-440-7826, thedairy.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=FamilyDay.
Monthly open studio — Bring your project to the studio and work alongside your fellow metalsmiths. There's nothing quite as wonderful as a group of people making things together. Get encouragement, find inspiration, talk about projects and project ideas, and check out what's new in the studio. You must be a BoMA member and have taken a class at BoMA to participate. Participation is free; 11 a.m., Boulder Metalsmithing Association, 4919 Broadway, Unit 15, Boulder; meetup.com/BoulderMA/events/257872947.
Cover Crops for Gardeners: Why, How & Which— Cover crops are essential to any garden to reduce soil erosion, conserve soil moisture, enhance and protect water quality, and build disease and insect resistance by providing diversity. Learn how cover crops can improve soil fertility and reduce insect and weed problems. Discuss when and where to plant and what species to select; 1 p.m., Harlequin's Gardens, 4795 North 26th St., Boulder; $20; 303-939-9403, harlequinsgardens.com/classes.
Front Range Anglers Introduction to Fly Fishing Class — The purpose of this introductory course is to provide a beginner with the most basic look at the world of fly fishing. This class is for the "never ever;" 9 a.m. Sunday, Front Range Anglers, 2344 Pearl St., Boulder; $80; 303-494-1375, frontrangeanglers.com.
CU International Guitar Festival — Twelve guitarists from all over the world compete in the semifinals of the 4th CU International Guitar Competition; 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; free; cupresents.org/event/11459/cu-music/cu-international-guitar-festival.
Bingo Bonanza!— A fun family event for a great cause. Play Bingo and help raise funds for Friends School's 8th grade spring trip to Costa Rica. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Pizza, drinks and tasty concessions will be for sale and bingo cards are only $5 for 6 cards. Family sponsorships are available for $125 and include 4 tickets, pizza and drinks for 4, reserved seating, school-wide acknowledgement and a $50 tax-deductible donation; 11 a.m. Sunday, Friends School NORTH Campus (middle school), 3800 Kalmia Ave., Boulder; eventbrite.com/e/bingo-bonanza-tickets-55238112682?aff=ebapi.
Beer Mile & World's Shortest Parade— Run, drink, parade and celebrate on Sunday March 10 at Boulder Beer Co. Experience The World's Shortest Parade, as well as a Beer Mile presented by Rocky Mountain Brew Runs. The Beer Mile will begin at 11 a.m. and entails drinking a 1/2 pint per every 1/4 mile lap-that's a total of 2 beers in 1 mile. Sign-up solo or as a team of 2 or more. Juice O' The Barley will play from 11a.m.-2 p.m. followed by High Road Home who will kick off the parade at 3 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage along with Irish Blessing, Oak-Aged Coffee Stout, will be served; 11 a.m. Sunday, Boulder Beer, 2880 Wilderness Place, Boulder; $0-$105; 303-444-8448, facebook.com/events/555041428317013.
Traditional Irish Music — Boulder Irish Music is a gathering of musicians dedicated to playing the traditional music of Ireland. A lively mix of jigs, reels, polkas and songs. Instruments include fiddle, Irish flute, button accordion, bouzouki, banjo, bodhrán (Irish frame drum), concertina, guitar, vocals and sometimes even pipes and harp. Exuberant and heartfelt; 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Boulderado Hotel License No. 1, 2115 13th Street (13th & Spruce Street), Boulder; free; 303-442-4560, boulderado.com/dining/license-no-1.
The Annie Oakley — The chemistry among this trio of childhood friends is tangible, their music an intimate invitation into an inner circle that makes live shows feel like a reunion of friends. Wise, emotive lyrics, sophisticated instrumentation, and immaculate, perfectly-matched vocal harmonies are hallmarks of indie-folk band The Annie Oakley; 9 p.m. Sunday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$20; facebook.com/events/2070689276384907.