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.
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.
Yoga on the Farm — Join us for a morning of yoga and movement on the farm. After yoga, enjoy a farm fresh, nourishing meal with great conversation, company and really amazing chai; 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Jacob Springs Farm Co-op, 7602 Arapahoe Road, Boulder.
Carnival of the Indies Book Sale — Party on the back patio of Trident Books with the Boulder County independent authors. Browse books, meet authors, live music, stage readings, raffle prizes and more; 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 940 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-900-8349.
Hands-on Workshop with Richard Stephenson — Create a cyanotype print in a guided workshop with exhibiting artist Richard Stephenson. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to meet and work directly with Stephenson and create two 5-by-10 prints to take home. All materials will be provided; 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Boulder Museum Of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder; $20-$25.
Boulder Story Circle: Childhood Memories — Come and tell a story. We’ll have tea and water available. We also welcome food and snacks. Children are welcome. We ask that stories be told, not read. We are not a poetry group and we do not accept stories that are overly personal; 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Pine Street Church, 1237 Pine St., Boulder.
Lord of the Rings Geeks Who Drink — Summon a fellowship and join us for a captivating Lord of the Rings theme quiz presented by Geeks Who Drink. Registration required ; 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder; $5; 800-803-5732.