Re-membering: An MFA dance concert — MFA Dance candidates Taylor Madgett and Kshitija Saturdekar reverberate and rebound between rhythmic forms — including classical and contemporary Indian, modern, jazz, urban styles and hip hop — to physically interrogate the reclamation of Africanist inheritance and to upend the historical binaries of movement styles; 7:30 p.m., Charlotte York Irey Theatre, CU Boulder, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; $16; 303-492-8008.

Whaaat!? Festival for Experimental Games and Interactions — Whaaat!? is a games festival for weird, new games; old, dusty games; games for outsiders; overlooked gems; games with bizarre controllers; games that are in art museums; and games that will start an argument between friends. It will also feature keynote speakers, workshops and panels; 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, 1125 18th St., Boulder; free; 917-565-7071.

Handmade in Colorado Expo — The Handmade in Colorado Expo is a showcase of some of Colorado’s Best Handmade arts, crafts, food and goods. All merchandise displayed at this juried show is handmade in Colorado and sold direct by the artist or crafter; 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Central Park, 1236 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; free; 720-272-7467.

What to do When — This class will answer those oft-asked gardening questions such as: when to prune roses, start tomato seeds, seed grass, put down sod, cut back ornamental grasses, prune lilacs and clematis, apply soil microbes, when to fertilize, transplant perennials, divide iris, etc.; 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, Harlequin’s Gardens, 4795 N. 26th St., Boulder; $30; 303-939-9403.

Boulder Writes: Transformative Tales — How do modern fairytales use transformation to explore current social themes? In this free 2-hour workshop we’ll examine classic and contemporary fairytales to understand the role of metamorphosis, explore how we as writers can expand upon and experiment with this evolving genre, and practice writing modern transformation tales of our very own; 10 a.m., Oct. 5, Boulder Writing Studio, 777 Pearl Street #211, Boulder; free.

Fall Flower Arranging With Pumpkins — Lead floral designer for Petals By Pedal will lead through her tips and tricks for stunning floral design in our sunny and flower filled design studio. All instructional materials are included. Each participant will leave with a beautiful flower arrangement in a locally grown pumpkin. Complementary light refreshments will be served; 5 p.m., Oct. 5, Petals By Pedal, 1029 Berea Drive, Boulder; $70; 740-521-9937.

Date Night Pottery — Bring a friend and join us at Studio Arts Boulder’s Date Night. Our instructors will set up potters’ wheels for a few hours of dirt and fun. Make a piece, we’ll glaze and fire it, then call when it’s ready in about three weeks. Any additional pieces are $5 per piece. It’s good to wear some clothes that get dirty and shorter nails will be helpful. Clay and tools are included. Must be 18 or older; 6 p.m., Oct. 5, Boulder Pottery Lab-Studio Arts Boulder, 1010 Aurora Ave., Boulder.

Meteor Shower Hike — Join us for a night hike at a local park during one of the meteor showers this year. Just outside the city and away from a lot of the ambient light, we’ll hike by headlamp over moderate terrain and enjoy the picturesque atmosphere. Some hiking experience is recommended for this activity; 8 p.m., Flagstaff Road-Green Mountain West Ridge Trail Access, 4870 Flagstaff Road, Boulder.


Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing — Join REI to learn the fundamentals of outdoor rock climbing in this hands-on experience. We’ll focus on building skills, including proper belay techniques. We’ll cover necessary knots and offer the chance to practice basic outdoor climbing techniques with some personalized instruction along the way. REI will provide all of the necessary climbing equipment for this great first-time experience; 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, Boulder: Gregory Canyon, 844 Baseline Road, Boulder.

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