Dusty Slay Comedy at the Dairy — Fresh off a dynamic appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, comedian Dusty Slay most recently sold a sitcom pitch to ABC. The pilot is inspired by Slay’s childhood growing up the youngest of three in a Louisiana trailer park. Slay also has appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” as well as “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and his albums, “Son of a Ditch” and “Makin’ that Fudge” are played regularly on Sirius and Pandora. See him live; 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $18; 303-440-7826.

“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.

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.

Beats in Boulder! — Andy Clausen charismatic Beat Poet will read from “BEAT, The Latter Days of the Beat Generation,” his recently published firsthand account, which features 40 illustrations by Boulder artist Michael Wojczuk. Also performing Pamela Twining spoken word artist; 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-443-2572.

UPCOMING

Living in Lion and Bear Country — Join volunteer naturalists for a moderate 1.5-mile hike and learn about the ecology and behavior of our local mountain lions and black bears. We’ll talk about why the foothills are such good habitat for these animals, and how we can be safe in lion and bear country; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, near Boulder, location provided upon registration, Boulder; free; 303-678-6214.

Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival — 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, , 350 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland.

Stuffed Animal Slumber Party — Send a stuffed friend for a night at the museum. Drop a stuffed animal off at the museum and come back Saturday morning to join in on the fun with breakfast, storytime, and to find out what kind of adventures the animals had during the night; 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette; $10-$12.

Erie Wine Festival — Local Colorado wineries will be on-site to provide tastings from red to white to sweet to dry wines. Participating wineries will be selling both wine by the glass and bottles to enjoy at home; noon, Saturday, Aug. 24, Coal Creek Park, 575 Kattell St., Erie; $35-$45.



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