Alan Arnette: The Everest Mess — Everest has been a bright light to climbers for almost a century. Each year there are deaths and an ever increasing number of summits. But in 2019, the entire Everest Industry broke. There were record summits on the Nepal side but it came with too many deaths that could have been prevented; 7:15 p.m., Oct. 3, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; $10; 303-499-8866.

Japanese Brush Lettering and Floral Image — Japanese artist, calligrapher, and tea practitioner, Yutaka Ai will take a creative trip into the ancient and revered art of Japanese brush lettering and floral image. Beginning with pouring organic Japanese tea and sharing traditional confections, Yutaka helps establish an atmosphere of Zen-like, calm attentiveness; 6 p.m., Oct. 3, Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $145; 720-749-2531.

The Colorful World of Shibori and Tie-dye — Learn a variety of ways to make beautiful patterns in brilliant colors on natural fabric. Shibori, the ancient art of folding, tying, wrapping and clamping fabric to make resist patterns, is the inspiration for modern tie-dye. Create multi-layered pieces that can be used as wall hangings or wearable art. No artistic experience necessary; 6 p.m., Oct. 3, Full Circle Art Studio, 5707 Gunbarrel Road, Gunbarrel; $95; 720-561-5968.

Boulder Drum Circle — Every first Thursday of each month. Lightly facilitated to help everyone jump into the rhythms. Loaner drums available, as well as drums for sale. Happy hour prices for drummers; 7 p.m., Oct. 3, The Root Kava Bar, 1641 28th St., Boulder; $5 suggested donation; 707-599-1908.

“Think of Me When You’re Meditating”: Buddhist Comedy Night — 7 p.m., Oct. 3, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-449-3464 x 5,

“Isle of Snow” screening — Ages 15+ without a parent; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $10-$12.


The Future of Startups — Startups are increasingly looked to as the future of the economy, but their founders, their investors, and the people they chiefly serve often represent a narrow, privileged minority. Mara Zepeda is working to change that. As CEO of her own startup, Switchboard, and co-founder of the Zebras Unite network, she is opening the doors of startup finance and culture to a much broader range of founders and communities. Come for an open conversation on how to foster truly inclusive entrepreneurship. Coffee and snacks provided; 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, University of Colorado Boulder, Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-492-1411.

First Friday Food Lab: Halloween Candy — Do you have a discerning palate? Or just like to eat? Either way, join us at First Friday Food Lab to try out new flavors. Good, gross, or in between — vote for favorite; 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, George Reynolds Branch, 3595 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder; free; 303-441-3100.

Mosaic Exhibition “Origins” opening reception — Colorado Mosaic Artists presents their autumn exhibition “Origins” at First Congregational Church through Nov. 30. The exhibit includes more than 70 mosaics from 20 artists including an art piece from a CMA guest Dianne Sonnenberg; 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; free.

Friday Art Night: Fall Cornucopia — Enjoy the abundance of fall and take home a canvas inspired by the food of the season. Working with color and shape, we will build a cornucopia of our own during this paint night. A perfect painting to hang in a kitchen or entry this fall; 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder.

Open Studios Tour Opening Reception — The reception for the Boulder Open Studios Tour is an opportunity to meet the artists and to view work from each of the artists participating in the Tour; 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Nalanda Campus of Naropa University, 6287 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 303-748-9132.

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