The Good Bad — The Good Bad and Late for the Train from San Francisco will be bringing their unique takes on the string band sound to The Laughing Goat. The Good Bad have been a part of the exploding newgrass/bluegrass scene on the West Coast since 2010. They bring a honed and high-energy take on the string band sound. Late for the Train is the folk trio of David Pascoe, Laura Benson and Thom Beneduci, three songwriters and multi-instrumentalists sharing traditional and original music; 10-11 p.m. today, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$15;, .
Historic Boulder Photo Scanning session — The Daily Camera is proud to announce its partnership with the Denver Public Library, Carnegie Library for Local History, Erie Historical Society, Lafayette Miners Museum and Museum of Boulder on a new pictorial history book, “Greater Boulder Memories: The Early Years”; 4 p.m., Wise Homestead Museum, 11611 Jasper Road, Erie; free; .
Folk Dancing on the Plaza — Folk Dancing Outside on the Plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse starts today. Dances from around the world, with instruction 7-8 p.m., dancing until 10 p.m. A wonderful way to learn to dance, experience other cultures, meet new friends, and get into shape, all at the same time; 7 p.m. , Plaza beside Dushanbe Teahouse, 1770 13th St., 1770 13th St., Boulder; free;, .
Karen Auvinen: “Rough Beauty” — Karen Auvinen will speak about and sign her new book, “Rough Beauty: Forty Seasons of Mountain Living”; 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5;, .
Fox and Bones — Catch Portland‘s internationally touring folk-pop duo Fox and Bones at the Laughing Goat during their “This Life on the Road” U.S. tour; 9 p.m. Wednesday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $15; .
Karaoke Night — Hosted by DJ Dick Black, Karaoke Night is planned every Wednesday; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Bohemian Biergarten, 2017 13th St., Boulder; .
I Spy Bones! — The bone detectives are on the prowl. Help volunteer naturalists search for evidence, including skulls, bones, and antlers, of some of the animals that live here. For ages 4-10 with an accompanying adult; 10 a.m. Thursday, Walker Ranch Homestead, 8999 Flagstaff Mountain Road, Boulder; free;, .
Opening Reception for “Roberto Juarez: Processing” — Join BMoCA for an Artist Talk and the opening reception for “Roberto Juarez: Processing.” Guest curator Edward J. Sullivan will be in conversation with Roberto Juarez, discussing the exhibition, and illuminating the many unique processes and techniques used by Juarez to enhance our understanding of his multifaceted accomplishments; 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder; $8-$12; .
“China Doll” screening with Heather Weidner — Support the Boulder Climbing Community, a nonprofit organization that helps protect local climbing areas, at Neptune Mountaineering — beer, raffle and incredible company for an awesome cause. Weidner‘s movie, “China Doll,” will screen, and there will be a slideshow and Q&A; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free;.
Memory Square Outdoor Pool Celebration — The Memory Square Outdoor Pool Celebration is planned. See the new bath house and splash pool with kiddie slide. Join a ribbon cutting and stay for swimming; 11:30 a.m. Friday, Memory Square Pool, 801 Grant St., Louisville; .
“The Little Mermaid” — Danse Etoile‘s new ballet will re-imagine the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Little Mermaid” and take you on a journey beneath the waves, with original music score created by composer Bruce Klepper alongside a mix of contemporary and classical music; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$25;, .