Farm to Table Cooking Classes — Join us on the farm and learn to make the most of a garden harvest with our signature cooking classes. From unique twists on classic dishes to bold new ideas, leave class with new techniques and ideas to prepare favorite ingredients with confidence and recipes to take home; 6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Growing Gardens, 1630 Hawthorn Ave., Boulder; $60; 303-443-9952.
National Refreshment Day — In honor of National Refreshment Day, we’re serving up free Tea Fog & Cold Brew Fog beverages. Any size, on the house; 7 a.m. Thursday, July 25, Capital One Café, 1247 Pearl St., Boulder; free.
Mornings at the Museum: Ice is cold! — Visit our Discovery Corner for a hands-on introduction to the wonderful world of science, literacy and nature. This week, we will paint with ice, learn about glaciers, polar bears and how creatures stay warm; 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, CU Museum of Natural History, 1035 Broadway, Boulder; free.
History and Nature Hike — Venture back more than 120 years on this fun, 3-mile hike with naturalist Suzanne Michot, who will interpret the flora, wildlife, geology and history that surround and inspire along the trail. Elevation gain approximately 700 feet. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water, snack and rain gear. No pets, please; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Chautauqua Park, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $25; 720-561-5968.
“The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!” — 126 min. Directed by Norman Jewison, featuring Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Theodor Bikel, Jonathan Winters (1966).; 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder.
String Installation by Andrew Huffman— Come for a lunch art break at One Boulder Plaza. Meet artist Andrew Huffman and experience his string installation on display at the plaza. Huffman’s use of bold color and layering creates ever-changing piece, which morphs as the viewer moves around it and changes their perspective; 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, One Plaza Boulder, 1800 Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-443-2122.
LGBTQ Tech Lunch — Come join us for an LGBTQ tech professional networking lunch. A great chance to socialize and get to know new members of the LGBTQ tech community in Boulder and beyond. Allies welcome; 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 26, The Kitchen Next Door, 1035 Pearl St., Boulder.
Mostly Molecular Biology — Featuring Jamie Dombach and Alicia Cutler. Every Friday, our graduate students present the latest on their research; noon, Friday, July 26, Gold Biosciences Building, Boulder.
Last Call in Boulder: History of a Dry City — Join Atlas Obscura and the Museum of Boulder as we explore the city’s evolution from the holder of one of the longest unbroken prohibitions against alcohol in the United States to its current status as a homebrew heavy hitter; 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, Museum of Boulder, 2205 Broadway, Boulder; $20; 303-449-3464.
Symphonie Fantastique — Maestro Peter Oundjian returns to lead the orchestra for an evening of music that includes the CMF debut of the charismatic Austrian cellist of Persian heritage Kian Soltani performing Elgar’s “Cello Concerto.” Coupled with the regional premiere of “Dust Devils” by JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique”; 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 26, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $18-$70.