Signing the book “100 Things to Do in Boulder Before You Die”: Colorado-based travel writer Sandra Bornstein will speak and sign her book “100 Things to Do in Boulder Before You Die” — which explores everything from hiking trips to hot air balloon rides and learning to paddle in a Boulder reservoir to cover quest tours air; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Library, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder; 5 USD; boulderbookstore.net.
Colorado Curling Cup: world-class curling enters town for the Colorado Curling Cup, featuring teams led by 2018 Olympic gold medalists John Schuster and Matt Hamilton, Olympians Becca Hamilton, Vicki Piersinger and Chris Bliss; 11 a.m. Thursday, Rock Creek Curling, 1405 Overlook Drive, Lafayette; 10 – 45 USD; rockcreekcurling.com.
Richman Acoustic at BoCo Cider: This acoustic soloist Rich Climo rocks both six- and 12-string guitars to play a variety of blues and classics from the ’60s and ’90s; 5 p.m. Thursday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder; free; bococider.com.
ShakesFear, The Autumn Tale: Shakespeare’s characters have liberated from its pages and haunt the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder. In this immersive theatrical experience, you’ll traverse the setting of the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater and encounter the deadliest, ghostly, and horrific characters from Bard’s work; The 30-minute experience will be a temporary admission every 10 minutes from 7-9 p.m. nights through Sunday; 16 USD; cupresents.org.
Trojan asteroids monitoring from Australia: John Keeler, Director and Teaching Professor of Astrophysics and Planetary Science at the Fisk Planetarium, will host an evening of immersion and adventure by sharing stories from his recent journey through southern Australia chasing the unseen shadows of a binary asteroid system. 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, Fisk Planetarium, 2414 Regent Doctor, Boulder; 8- 12 USD; calendar.colorado.edu/.
Mike Hyland Quintet plays Grant Green Funk: This collection will play an anthology from the Grant Green funk catalog for a funky fun time; 7 p.m. Thursday, Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette; $20; museperformancespace.com.
Thompson Jazz Combo in CU: This group explores the rich repertoire of jazz, including traditional jazz, swing, bebop, fusion and rhythms by new artists, along with introducing original student compositions; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th Street, Boulder; cupresents.org.
Unauthorized absenteeism from Nessie: Kick off with this classic rock band that plays tunes from the 1960s to the twentieth century; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nice, 1455 Cole Creek Drive, Unit T, Lafayette; nissis.com.
Skateboarding Movie “Anywhere From Here” at the Boulder Theatre: Matchstick Productions will feature the 2022 skateboarding film that explores this world of opportunity through the eyes of a 12-year-old freestyle phenomenon. The gist of this movie is filled with a group of star-studded skaters who were sliced all over the world and filmed partly in Copper Mountain; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Theatre, 2032 14th Street, Boulder; $18.25; z2ent.com.
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at the Fox: Aka, DLO3, ’60s organ jazz dishes mixed with flashy soul, blues, and cosmic guitars modeled on Jimi Hendrix on a show the band calls “soul jazz that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body explode in sweat”; 8 p.m. Thursday, Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street Boulder; $20 – $25; z2ent.com.
LGBTQ+ and Allies Skate in CU: CU Rec Services and The Pride Office host a free LGBTQ+ and Allies ski night that includes free ski rental; 9 p.m. Thursday, Student Recreation Center, Ice Rink, CU Boulder; Calendar. colorado.edu.