‘The Chronicles of Gnarnia’ — Join The Ember Project Collective, a new nonprofit, for its first event raising funds for Paradox Sports, another local charity that offers climbing programs to people with disabilities. The party will be a music-fueled meetup for adventures, athletes and artists alike. Enjoy live music, food trucks, adult beverages and performances by members of the Boulder Circus Center; 6 p.m., Sept. 20,Boulder Circus Center, 4747 26th Street, Boulder; $20.
Friday Art Night: Hilma af Klint Abstract — Be inspired by Swedish artist, Hilma af Kilnt, as we work through an abstract painting. Using blocks of color and shapes we will each create a unique abstract to take home; 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Tinker Art Studio, 693B S. Broadway, Boulder.
Boulder Food Rescue’s Food Rescue Feast — Celebrate food justice by eating, drinking, dancing, and playing games. This annual fundraiser enables Boulder Food Rescue to carry on with our work throughout the year. Kids are both welcome and encouraged to come; 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $60.
Outdoor Movie Night on the Farm —Bring a snack. Curated series of talks and movies relevant to a regenerative, sustainable and joyful existence followed by lightly facilitated dialogue; 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Jacob Springs Farm Co-op, 7602 Arapahoe Road, Boulder; free.
Thatcher Wine and Elizabeth Lane: “For the Love of Books” — Thatcher Wine and Elizabeth Lane will speak about and sign their new book, “For the Love of Books: Designing and Curating a Home Library”; 7:30 p.m., Sept. 20, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074.
NPR Poltics Podcast Live: The Road to 2020 — Ages 15+ without a parent. No bags; 8 p.m., Sept. 20, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $15-$35.
ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival — Join us in examining the human experience through the reflections and imaginations of distinguished contemporary authors, featuring literature from all over the world. Free and accessible to everyone; 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 718-532-6037.
Bears in Our Backyard Hike — As fall approaches, Boulder County’s black bears are busy gorging on berries and other food in preparation for their long winter sleep. Join volunteer naturalists on a moderate 1-mile hike to learn about the natural history of our local bruin and how people and bears can share our wild places. Register at bouldercounty openspace.org/register; 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Location provided to registered participants., Near Boulder, Boulder; free; 303-678-6214.