“Liyana” screening and other Boulder-area events, Dec. 26, 2018

TODAY

Scientific Measurements Class at My Nature Lab — Learn how to measure a tree, a snake and a turtle through this hands-on course about scientific measurement. Learn about the tools and metrics used to measure life, as well as the importance of accuracy versus precision; My Nature Lab, 1110 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville; $30; .

“Liyana” Film — Q and A with directors Aaron & Amanda Kopp at the screening. Five Swazi orphaned children turn past trauma into creative fuel with this award-winning film that fuses animation with a moving documentary; 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; .

UPCOMING

School Day Off Sewing Workshop — Improve sewing skills during school days off. Studies have found that sewing helps stimulate creative thinking and promote self-esteem. Projects include apparel, accessories and fashion for the home. Ages seven and up; 9 a.m. Thursday, Fabricate, 2017 17th St., Boulder; $70; .

Happy Hour Presented by The Fox Theatre and Boulder Theater — Win tickets to upcoming shows with the purchase of select happy hour menu items; 3 p.m. Thursday, The Sink, 1165 13th street, Boulder; free;, .

A Hogwarts Holiday Party: Family Event — Harry Potter trivia, sorting hat ceremony, magical treats, photo booth and speciality drinks. Costumes encouraged; 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Tilt Pinball, 640 Main St., Louisville; .

In Motion Running Thursday Night Fun Run — Enjoy a three or six-mile run option utilizing the paved paths in Boulder. Savory Cuisines pizza and Avery Beer is provided after the run; 6 p.m. Thursday, In Motion Running, 1830 30th St., Unit B, Boulder; free;.

Taylor Tomlinson — At only 24 years old, Tomlinson commands the stage with the confidence and capability of an expert comedian. She was a top-ten finalist on season 9 of NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing” and also appeared on Jimmy Fallon. The rising star recently made her late-night debut on Conan and also filmed her first Netflix special; 7 p.m. Thursday, Dairy Arts Center, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $18;, ::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=TaylorTomlinson.

Open Improv-Long Form — Longform improvisation is making up scenes as you go along. While other forms rely on premises or games that are often looking for jokes, longform improvisation trusts the performers to do it all on their own, knowing they will help one another create a success story. Taking a single suggestion from the audience, longform improvisers will create around 30 minutes of made-up scenes; 7 p.m. Thursday, Wesley Chapel, 1290 Folsom St., Boulder; .

Official NYE Pre-Party: Funk for a Cause — Live art installations and music by Deadboy, Jump Beat, Anicrow and more; 9 p.m. Thursday, The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $15-$20.00.