Open Stage with Danny Shafer and other Boulder-area events March 12, 2019

Open Stage with Danny Shafer

Live music from a variety of talented locals; 7:30 p.m., Oskar Blues Taproom, 921 Pearl St., Boulder.


Voice-Over Class — In what could be the most enlightening two hours you‘ve ever spent, this class will show you how you can actually begin using your speaking voice for commercials, films, videos and more; 6:30 p.m., Nelvin Platt Middle School, 6096 Baseline Road, Boulder; $65;

Faculty Tuesdays: Alexandra Nguyen, piano — Renowned faculty artists perform with students and colleagues in chamber music recitals featuring world premieres and beloved classics; 7:30 p.m., Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; .

Randy Shaw Author Talk — Randy Shaw will speak about and sign his new book, “Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America;” 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5;, .

Espresso! Swing & Gypsy Jazz— Espresso! plays fiery Gypsy Jazz and tasty American Swing and includes an abundance of Colorado talent: Bill Pontarelli aka Doc Jazz (clarinet); National Mandolin Contest Winner Jordan Ramsey (mandolin); master of Gypsy Guitar Alexios Anest (lead guitar); French chanteuse Emily Reynolds (guitar); and fabulous bass man Duane Webster (stand-up bass); 8 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; free;, .

Puzzled Pint at Gunbarrel Brewing Company— Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle-solving event which happens at bars/pubs on the second Tuesday of every month in cities around the world. Puzzles provided for you to solve, while you enjoy drinks and food. Most teams take between 30 minutes and two hours to solve a typical puzzle set. Food truck on-site; 6:30 p.m., Gunbarrel Brewing Company, 7088 Winchester Circle, Boulder; free;, .


Friends School Parent Info Meeting & Tour — For 30 years, Friends Preschool has been introducing children to school through play-based learning. Come learn about the preschool program and curriculum, meet teachers, ask questions, and tour the school and classrooms; 9 a.m. Wednesday, Friends School, 5465 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder; free; x227, .

Wiksten Baby + Child Smock Class — The Wiksten Smock will inspire a little one‘s creativity with its oversized pockets for storing supplies and treasures. Choose to make a top or dress, with sleeveless or long sleeve variations. This is a perfect pattern for learning more advanced sewing techniques, such as binding a neckline and setting a sleeve; 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Fabricate, 2017 17th St., Boulder; $55; .

Opera Brown Bag: First look at “Eugene Onegin” — Bring your brown bag lunch and join for excerpts from the production of Tchaikovsky‘s “Eugene Onegin,” based on the novel in verse by Alexander Pushkin, a classic of Russian literature. Faculty and students will present excerpts, take questions and share insight to this work by the composer of the beloved “Nutcracker.” Maestro and musicologist Nicholas Carthy hosts, with guest appearances by student cast members; noon Wednesday, Imig Music, Music Theatre, Boulder; .

Midday Music Meditation— Take a pause in your day to immerse yourself in an improvised soundscape featuring instruments such as the Turkish Oud, cello, zils, didgeridoo and more; noon Wednesday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; .

Beer with John— This is your chance to engage with Boulder Chamber president & CEO John Tayer in some low-key, no-pressure conversation. Register, then show up and chat with John and fellow Boulder Chamber members. Attendees will get a complimentary drink; 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Upslope Flatiron Park, 1898 S. Flatiron Court, 1898 S. Flatiron Court, Boulder; free; .

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