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Ray Chen and Julio Elizalde at Macky Auditorium – Boulder Daily Camera


Artist Series — Ray Chen and Julio Elizalde: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Macky Auditorium Concert Hall, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. Violinist Ray Chen redefines what it means to be a classical musician in the 21st century. Chen uses his witty and down-to-earth online media presence to make classical music more accessible, inspiring millions. $20-$90, 303-492-8008, cupresents.org.

James Hurtado at BOCO Cider: 6 p.m. Thursday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder. Denver-based James Hurtado plays soulful funk, rock and upbeat groove music. His influences include Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Prince, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Bob Marley. His style even has some Latin rhythm and reggae. Free, 720-938-7285, bococider.com.

“Ghosts of Our Perception” and “The Rhythm of Breath” book signing: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder. Pietro Simonetti will speak about and sign the new books “Ghosts of Our Perception” and “The Rhythm of Breath”. $5, boulderbookstore.net.

TommyInnit at Boulder Theater: 8 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. Tom Simons, aka TommyInnit, is a British YouTuber and Twitch Streamer with 50 million subscribers across all platforms. The 19-year-old entertainer wears the hats of gamer, performer, comedian and writer. At the age of just 17, he surpassed one billion views on YouTube, as well as breaking two Guinness World Records for the most-followed Minecraft channel on Twitch and the most-watched Minecraft stream. $47, z2ent.com.


“Zing for Zonta: Boulder’s Got Talent!”: 6 p.m. Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Zing for Zonta Boulder’s Got Talent is a fun-filled showcase of local performers competing to benefit the scholarships and programs of the Zonta Foothills Foundation. The evening’s talent will compete for two $500 prizes, the Judges Prize and the Fan’s Choice Award. Performing are: classical string duo Jesse Arnt and Kayla Uemura, comedian Braden Carlisle, a capella group the CU Buffoons, bailé folclórico group México Lindó, reggae/fusion band Skankin’ Nation and violist Jonathan Phillips. $75, 303-818-2268, thedairy.org.

Lionel Young Duo at The Velvet Elk Lounge: 8 p.m. Friday, The Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder. Lionel Young is a high energy performer with a bent for the blues. His Lionel Young Band, winners of numerous awards for best in and around the Colorado region, have won the 2011 International Blues Challenge (IBC) band competition. Added to his victory at the 2008 IBC in the solo-duo category, that makes Lionel Young the first double champion in the history of the IBC. Fans of the driven, classically trained Young love his distinctive brand of blues on the electric violin. His show features not only Young originals but interpretations of blues classics by Willie Dixon, Leadbelly and Stevie Ray Vaughan, along with the strength and passion of Young’s playing, his smooth vocals and unique translations. Free, 303-993-8743.

Friday Night Weird “Riddle of Fire” film screening: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Directed by Weston Razooli, this neo-fairytale set in Wyoming follows three mischievous children as they embark on an odyssey when their mother asks them to run an errand. On the hunt to obtain her favorite blueberry pie, the children are kidnapped by poachers, battle a witch, outwit a huntsman, befriend a fairy and bond together to become best friends forever. $12, 303-444-7328, thedairy.org.

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