Boulder-Cuba Sister City — Learn about Boulder’s sister municipality, Yateras, in Guantánamo province. Find out more about the Boulder-Cuba Sister City Organization (BOCUSCO) and information about past and future trips; 6 p.m., Aug. 22, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free.

Protocols for Backcountry Safety — Join 34-year Search and Rescue (SAR) veteran Dean Rosnau as he discusses fascinating details of how a SAR operation works and the fundamentals of avoiding a rescue on a  backcountry adventure.  Whether you are novice or expert, Dean has a presentation that offers vital information for users of the wilderness. Bring your questions, get some answers, and enjoy a good tale or two; 7:15 p.m., Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder.

Boulder Thursday Hikers — We are a drop-in group, and we decide each time where to hike. We carpool to trailheads and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring lunch, water and snacks, and be prepared for all weather conditions; 8 a.m., Aug. 22, North Boulder Park, 7th & Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-494-8822.

Monthly Coding Night — Coding Night is the same great community as presentation night, but with a focus on collaborating on code. There’s a lot of Ruby, but we are open to any and all languages. This is a great opportunity to work on a side-project, find a new project or work on open-source; 6 p.m., Aug. 22, Kapost, 2010 14th St., Boulder.

The California Honeydrops — The California Honeydrops celebrate their 10th year together with the release of their seventh studio album and first ever double album, “Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2” and continue to perform worldwide. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from Bay Area, R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues and New Orleans second-line; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $25.50-$40.50.

Alan Paul: “Texas Flood” — Alan Paul will speak about and sign his new book, “Texas Flood: The Inside Story of Stevie Ray Vaughan”; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.


“Potato People and Other Flights of Fancy” — Meet artist Gerda Rovetch and participate in our “Three Questions” artist interview during a free opening reception with food, libations (21+), late shopping hours and a special 25 percent off collage papers sale. Purchase prints and have them signed by the artist. For over 50 years, Rovetch’s mixed media art in collage, oil pastel, watercolor, and photography has delighted viewers from London to NYC to Boulder with her “incorrigibly playful mind”; 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Bricolage Gallery, Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2860 Bluff St., Boulder; free; 720-379-5328.

Stampede Kickoff Celebration — Kickoff college football season with the new official beer of CU Athletics: Stampede. We crafted this Colorado Gold Lager to be light, crisp, and perfect for game days in every season. The first 100 guests at our Stampede Kickoff will receive a complimentary Stampede pint glass with no purchase necessary. Enter for a chance to win an official CU football or an official CU football helmet signed by coach Mel Tucker; 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Avery Brewing Company, 4910 Nautilus Court, Boulder; free; 303-440-4324.

Dusty Slay — Standup comedy with Dusty Slay with opener David Rodriguez; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $18; 303-440-7826.

Linda Hampsten Fox: “The Bindery” — Linda Hampsten Fox will speak about and sign her new book, “The Bindery: A Collection of Recipes”; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.

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