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Candlemaking for teens at the Boulder Public Library – Boulder Daily Camera


Candlemaking for teens: 5 p.m. Monday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Make a beeswax candle in this cozy program for teens. Participants will create rolled beeswax candles to take home or give to friends and family. Learn about the benefits of using beeeswax to help start the new year in a good, sustainable way. calendar.boulderlibrary.org.

Lecture on Haitian writers René Depestre and Frankétienne: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Enjoy a lecture on René Depestre and Frankétienne presented by Kieran Murphy, associate professor of French and humanities. Celebrated Haitian writers René Depestre and Frankétienne have explored Haiti’s past, present and future through innovative novels and striking themes. This talk will focus on the theme of “zombification” and how it permeates their works to describe the ongoing challenges of colonialism. Free, calendar.colorado.edu.

Hawaiian hula classes: 6:30 p.m. Monday, The Spark Theater, 4747 E. pearl St., Boulder. Boulderite Miriam Paisner, who lived in Hawaii for 20 years and holds a master’s in dance ethnology with a Polynesian dance focus, teaches a weekly hula class where drop-ins are welcome. $20-$75, 720-771-9772.


“The Cursed Rose” book signing: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Leslie Vedder will speak about and sign her new book “The Cursed Rose.” She will be in conversation with JC Peterson for this special event. Registration required. Free, boulderbookstore.net.

Photography night with Rob Lantz: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boulder Wine Bar, 2027 Broadway, Boulder. Join Rob Lantz for an evening celebrating the art of photography. All skill levels welcome. Photographers planning to present should upload up to five photos to share. $2.50-$10, 303-444-4146, boulderwinebar.com.

Faculty Tuesdays — “Resonant Renaissance”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grusin Music Hall (C112), Imig Music Building, 1020 18th St., Boulder. “Resonant Renaissance” takes listeners on an inventive journey through narratives of underrepresented composers. The recital aims to breathe life into less-heard voices, showcasing the trombone’s versatility in a joyous rebirth. Free, 303-492-8008, cupresents.org.

Valentines and beeswax crayons craft: 4 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. Send a Valentine to a farmer or senator to help save pollinators. Learn how to make beeswax crayons and take home handmade crayons and Valentines ready to send. calendar.boulderlibrary.org.

“Four Daughters” documentary screening: 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. One of the year’s most acclaimed releases, this riveting documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kaouther Ben Hania uses an audacious formal conceit to tell the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters. Attempting to answer the question of how and why the Tunisian woman’s two eldest were radicalized, Ben Hania reveals a complex history. $12, thedairy.org.

Coloradan Conversations: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Center for Academic Success and Engagement (CASE), 1725 Euclid Ave., Boulder. During the kickoff event of the 2024 series, hear from CU experts about the ethics of artificial intelligence and how AI impacts the arts and society. Following the presentation and Q&A panel, continue the conversation with fellow attendees during a catered reception featuring CU research exhibits. Free, calendar.colorado.edu.

“The House of Lincoln” book signing: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Nancy Horan will speak about and sign her new book “The House of Lincoln”. $5, boulderbookstore.net.

Meg and The Old Man at The Velvet Elk Lounge: 8 p.m. Wednesday, The Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. This talented and engaging duo delivers a perfect blend of covers and original tunes. Fronted by the charismatic Meghan, whose soulful vocals and rhythmic guitar playing sets the stage on fire, this duo is a force to be reckoned with. Steve Jourdan, affectionately known as “The Old Man,” brings an unforgettable flavor to their sound that will leave listeners craving more. Free, 303-993-8743.

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