Revolution and Freedom— Join us for an evening of rousing patriotic music under the direction of Maestro Peter Oundjian. From the explosive “1812 Overture” to the quiet grace of Copland’s optimistic “Outdoor Overture” to Gershwin’s roaring “Piano Concerto in F,” performed with brio by our celebrated soloist and Gershwin specialist Jon Kimura Parker; 7:30 p.m., July 5, Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $18-$70;

Deladier Almeida opening reception — SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by aerial landscape artist Deladier Almeida with an opening reception. As in the landscapes of Wayne Thiebaud, with whom Almeida has studied, the images manipulate perspective, presenting compositions that pulse with life. Gallery runs through the end of July; 2 p.m., SmithKlein Gallery, 1116 Pearl Street, Boulder

Pearl Street Blood Drive— Come donate blood on the Pearl Street Bloodmobile; 10 a.m., July 5, Pearl St., 1340 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 720-919-6355, donors.bonfils. org/GroupLanding.aspx?s=5080.

15th Annual Juggling Festival— Join us at the Boulder Circus Center for a show featuring world-class artists and performers. There will also be a wide variety of workshops on all three days of the festival. We’ll be offering beginner juggling lessons, workshops where you can learn a new prop or skill, round-table discussions, and much, much more. All props and skill levels welcome; 3 p.m., July 5, Boulder Circus Center and Boulder JCC, 4747 26th St., Boulder; $10-$30; 720-515-0538, 1698233.
Games @ Meadows— Enjoy board games, Wii and Xbox; 4 p.m., July 5, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder;

Minecrafternoons— Join us for collaborative engineering challenges and gameplay. Two 40-minute rounds, each limited to 10 players. Signs-ups are in person, first come, first-served, and begin at 3:45 p.m. Space is limited. Ages 7+; 4 p.m., July 5, Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; calendar.boulder


Cosmic Charlie Brunch— As Dead & Company returns to Boulder, start the day off with live music from local Grateful Dead cover band Peak2Peak and Dead-inspired menu items such as “Friend of the Devil” egg frittatas and “Ramble On” pig roast tacos; 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6, St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut St., Boulder; $24.95-$49.95; 720-406-7399, cosmic-charlie-brunch.

Pallet Contest— This summer we are holding our very first Pallet Contest. What you can make out of pallets seems endless. Win a $50 Resource Central discount; 9 a.m. Saturday, July 6, Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; free; 303-999-3820,

Comedy Open Mic— We have everything from first timers to seasoned pros polishing some jokes. At the end of the night, the audience’s response determines which comedian takes home a $25 bar tab. Sign ups start at 6:30 p.m.; 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6, The Tune Up at Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl St., Boulder; free; 303-440-1002.

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