Ian Fowler, seated on the top chair with Mark Griffin, a ski patroller at Eldora and certified mountain guide, will lead a clinic on climbing the Alps’ Matterhorn at Neptune Mountaineering. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
Climbing the Matterhorn clinic with Ian Fowler
Climbing The Matterhorn in the Alps is on every serious climber’s and mountaineer’s bucket lists. This extraordinary mountain is famous not only for its place in mountaineering history, but also for its striking shape and the beautifully exposed climbing it offers. Join Fowler, the internationally-certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide, for this one-hour clinic on climbing challenging destination mountains such as the Matterhorn; 5:45 p.m. today, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; free; 303-499-8866.
Boulder Tuesday Thursday Hikers— Carpool to trailheads and reimburse the drivers for expenses. Bring your lunch, water, snacks and be prepared for all weather conditions; 9 a.m., North Boulder Park, 7th and Dellwood, Boulder; free; 303-910-9944.
Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group— The Boulder World Affairs Discussion Group is attended by people interested in discussing current events and topics of state, national and international interest. New participants are always welcome. During the first hour, discuss current events or a topic selected for that week. Both hours are led by a volunteer. Contact: Art Smoot, [email protected]; 10 a.m., Meadows Branch Library, 4800 Baseline Road, Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org.
Thirsty Artists: Pints with a Purpose— Come meet your fellow Boulder artists and give to the Boulder County Arts Leadership Forum cause. Join members of BCALF for Pints with a Purpose at local brewery and taproom, Finkel and Garf, for some engaging conversation and creative company. Funds raised will support BCALF programs; 5:30 p.m., Finkel & Garf Brewing Co., 5455 Spine Road, Unit A, Boulder; free; 660-553-7289.
Macky Happy Hour & Photo Show and Tell— Celebrate the month of photography with exhibiting artist Matthew Pevear and guest curator George P. Perez. Bring photographs for a show-and-tell led by Pevear where you can discuss your work, processes, learn technical tips and chat with other local photographers. Pevear will also give insight into his process during an informal artist talk. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and Pevear’s exhibit. BMoCA @ Macky is a collaboration between BMoCA and The Andrew J. Macky Gallery, located in the foyer of the Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at the University of Colorado Boulder; 6:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder; $8-$12; 303-443-2122, bmoca.org.
Open Stage-Hosted by Danny Shafer— Live music from a variety of skilled musicians; 7:30 p.m., Oskar Blues Tap Room, 921 Pearl St., Boulder.
Humans of Boulder Valley Exhibit — Students across four Boulder Valley schools have worked towards the same common goal: Learning about their communities and the people in them who make a difference. Come join us at the Museum of Boulder for an exhibition featuring the work of these students; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Museum of Boulder at the Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway St., Boulder; $8-$10; museumofboulder.org.
Boulder Bach Festival — Classical music is for kids too, so check out this event with members of Boulder Bach Festival for an interactive and educational musical performance. Included with museum admission or membership; 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N Harrison Ave., Lafayette; wowchildrensmuseum.org.
Spring Rolls for Spring Break — Teens in grades sixth through 12th can learn to cook veggie spring rolls and kiwi strawberry spring rolls with Stick Fingers Cooking. All supplies provided; 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, NoBo Corner Library, 4600 Broadway, Boulder; calendar.boulderlibrary.org.
Fort Vine at The Laughing Goat — Feel-good indie folk trio, Fort Vine, is kicking off its “Rise & Shine” tour Wednesday at The Laughing Goat with Australian singer-songwriter, Tom West, opening the evening; 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St., Boulder; $5-$10; facebook.com/events/2235011579892951.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds — This Brooklyn-based funk/soul band makes a tour stop at the Fox on the Hill in support of its new album, “Gold;” 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $20-$22
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