An Evening with Brett Dennen
With his poet's perspective, off-kilter vocals, insane sense of humor and limitless musical freedom - Dennen has turned dancing like no one's watching into a lifestyle. As a songwriter, performer, watercolor artist and environmental conservationist and outdoorsman, the shows he performs and the events he hosts generate more than good vibes; 8 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $22.50-$27.50.
Frozen Waterfall Snowshoe Ramble — Snowshoe past frozen waterfalls, over snow-covered rivers and below breathtaking views of our northern most 14'er, Longs Peak, on a quintessential Colorado winter hike. Enjoy the unique peacefulness of snowshoeing in a secluded area of Rocky Mountain National Park, where ice climbing is a central pastime. Transportation from the Boulder REI, RMNP entrance fees, lunch, hot chocolate and a spectacular location provided; 9 a.m., Boulder REI, 1789 28th St., Boulder; rei.com/events/89773/frozen-waterfall-snowshoe-ramble/223057?cm_mmc=or_-_-yext&CAWELAID=120217890006048165.
Birds of Prey Driving Tour — Join volunteer naturalists for a driving tour of places to view raptors. Carpool from a meeting place, search for raptors and work on identification skills. Bring water, a snack, binoculars or scopes and a field guide if you have them. For ages 10 and older with accompanying adult. Register at bouldercountyopenspace.org/register; 9 a.m., Near Nederland, Space is limited. Location provided to those registered., Boulder; free; 303-678-6214, bouldercountyopenspace.org/events.
Front Range Anglers Fly Tying w/ Rob Kolanda — FRA's own Rob Kolanda is back tying again. Instead of his usual saltwater patterns, he will be tying some of his best trout flies. Stop by the shop for Rob's presentation; 10 a.m., Front Range Anglers, 2344 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-494-1375, frontrangeanglers.com.
January Family Day: Little Fossils tell us BIG Things — They may be small, but they are mighty. There have always been way, way more tiny living things than large living things on earth and none of us big guys could survive without them. Explore the amazing shapes, behaviors and roles that microfossils have played throughout billions of years of life on planet earth; 10 a.m., CU Museum of Natural History, 1035 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-492-6892, calendar.colorado.edu/event/january_family_day_little_fossils_tell_us_big_things#.XD9iiFxKjIU.
Understanding your Canine Companion — The relationship with our canine companions is a window into how we relate to the world around us. This workshop introduces this innovative personal growth approach, designed to help people cultivate self-awareness and intimacy in all relationships, especially the relationship with their canine companion; 10 a.m., Marty's Meals, 2750 Glenwood Dr Ste 3, Boulder; $25-$40; 201-647-1591, pawsandreward.com.
Shanao Cacao Bean-to-bar Chocolate Tour and Tasting — Bean-to-bar chocolate tour and tasting; 11 a.m., Shanao Cacao, 2746 47th St., Boulder; $10; 720-648-8893, shanaocacao.com/contact-us/classes-and-tours.
Drumming with Horses — Drum for the horses enjoyment as they offer us companionship. This is a very beginner-friendly, facilitated, drum circle. All are welcome, no experience required. Drums available to use and for sale. There are handlers present to guide interactions with the horses. Suggested donation of $10; noon, Medicine Horse Program, 8778 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $10; 707-599-1908, facebook.com/boulderdrumcircle.
Origami Workshop with Bonnie and Cherni of Epic Origami — Join this fun Japanese folding workshop with Bonnie and Cherni of Epic Origami. All paper, books and instructions will be provided. Price also includes all supplies and light refreshments. Beginner and advanced students are welcome; 2 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$25; 303-440-7826, thedairy.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=AdultWorkshops.
Homevibe & eTown present Foxfeather with guest Monocle Band — Treat your ears to this sultry alt-americana band founded in Boulder in 2013. Beginning with a lyrical base and bolstered by strong blues-rock instrumentals, Foxfeather's unique sound captivates audiences; 7 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $15; facebook.com/events/2264741056901059.
'90s Night at Bohemian Biergarten — 90s Til Dawn, Denver's premier '90s cover-band, will be kicking off the show at 10 p.m. and playing all your favorite '90s hits until 1 a.m. Come dressed in your best 1990s' outfit and compete in a costume contest at 11:00 pm; 10 p.m., Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder; free; 720-328-8328, facebook.com/events/2165935416767500.
22nd Annual Boulder Wedding Showcase — Boulder's best boutique wedding showcase features a variety of Boulder County & surrounding area wedding experts, a raffle from participating vendors and a chance to win $500 toward the attending vendor of your choice. Whether you're newly engaged or just about to say "I do," you will not want to miss this opportunity to meet the best in the biz; 11 a.m. Sunday, Rembrandt Yard Art Gallery & Event Center, 1301 Spruce St., Boulder; $10; 303-301-2972, boulderweddingshowcase.com.
Alfalfa's Markets 4th Annual Super Chili Cook-Off —Chili cook-off participants are invited to bring the heat and their competitive spirit by entering their recipe in two categories-Vegan or Open Class (meat/dairy e.g.) Each participant must make enough chili to fill a 6 to 7 quart Crock Pot for customers, attendees and celebrity judges to taste. In addition, Alfalfa's requires a full list of ingredients. The lucky "Chili Champion" will receive prizes, including a $250 Alfalfa's gift card and the opportunity for their recipe to be featured on the store's soup bar----just in time for the big televised football game; 11 a.m. Sunday, Alfalfa's Market, 1651 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 720-420-8400, alfalfas.com/events/super-chili-bowl.
Adult Coloring — Enjoy some mediative coloring and 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.
Winter Heritage Day at Walker Ranch Homestead — Learn about typical winter chores and indoor games when you explore the Walker Ranch Homestead. You'll see a working demonstration in the blacksmith shop and smell food being prepared on the wood stove. Be prepared for cold, windy weather and to walk in snow. Please note: Dogs and bikes are not permitted at the site; 1 p.m. Sunday, Walker Ranch Homestead, 8999 Flagstaff Road, Boulder; free; 303-776-8848, bouldercountyopenspace.org/events.
Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado — Bold, experimental music from the 17th century collides with spoken word and hip-hop dance in an original blended performance that taps into the power of art "in the moment" and the nature of memory and hope. Acclaimed spoken word performing artist Assétou Xango joins violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, six BCOC musicians and three dancers from the Lion Heart Dance Crew. Original improvisations, plus music of Castello, Biber, Bach, Marini and Buxtehude ; 4 p.m. Sunday, eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $10-$20; 303-451-6381, app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=bcoc.
Boulder Israeli Dance — A melting pot of fun-loving, welcoming, warm people with a zest for life. Join the creative mix; 7 p.m. Sunday, Avalon Ballroom-Sodal Hall, 6185 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; $6; 303-641-6511, boulderdancecoalition.org/danceList.php?record=47.
Boulder Comedy Show — The Boulder Comedy Show is Colorado's longest running comedy show and has been voted the "Best of Boulder" by the Denver "Westword." Two shows every Sunday at 7 and 9:15; 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder; $5; 720-767-2863, BoulderComedyShow.com.