eTown Comedy Live! and more Boulder-area events for Thursday, May 17, 2018

TODAY

eTown Comedy Live!

Etown presents eTown Comedy Live! with performers Sam Adams, Ben Bryant, Nate Brown and Lizzy Wolfson; 8-10 p.m., eTown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $10; .

Leah Gilbert: “A Couch for Llama” — Leah Gilbert will speak about and sign her new book, “A Couch for Llama”; 5:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; free;, .

Legendary First Ascents with Ed Webster — Ed Webster established some of Colorado and Utah‘s most memorable climbs. Join a presentation as Webster paints pictures of some of rock climbing‘s finest days and finest partners, including the legendary Layton Kor. This visual story will take you through the wild 70‘s and 80‘s, as the sport was just beginning to prosper; 6:30 p.m., Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway St., Boulder; $10-$12;.

Kodachrome: A Paul Simon Tribute Concert — As Paul Simon embarks on his Farewell Tour, local musicians pay tribute to his inestimable legacy with their favorite songs. An influential and wildly popular singer and songwriter, Simon continually reinvented himself musically, and introduced African music to legions of fans. Join music as we celebrate a brilliant career spanning seven decades; 7 p.m., Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder; $25-$30;, .

Ruby Force — Ruby Force is the melodic brainchild of singer and songwriter Erin McLaughlin. Her music offers, as Rolling Stone touted, “a promising glimpse of the direction in which left-of-center country music is headed.” ; 8:00 p.m., The Laughing Goat, 1709 Pearl St, Boulder; .

UPCOMING

ONA Rocky Mountain Digital Journalism Workshop — ONA Rocky Mountain, in cooperation with the University of Colorado‘s College of Media, Communication and Information, presents a unique half-day workshop on the latest techniques and best practices involved in the development and production of digital journalism content; 11 a.m. Friday, University of Colorado Recreation Center, Macky Drive and Pleasant Street, Boulder; /events/247326578/.

Australia: The Exciting Island Continent — Flatirons Terrace will welcome Chris Wells for the presentation “Australia: The Exciting Island Continent.” Wells has toured major cities in Australia, as well as seashores, the outback and the Great Barrier Reef; 3 p.m. Friday, Flatirons Terrace, 930 28th Street, Boulder; free;.

Daphne Willis and Dave Tamkin — Join us at eTown Hall for an intimate evening of music with Daphne Willis and Dave Tamkin; 6 p.m. Friday, eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; $20-$40; .

“Giselle” — One of the oldest continually performed ballets, “Giselle” is about a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle‘s great love frees him from their grasp. Music by French composer Adolphe Adam; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Boulder Ballet, 2590 Walnut St, Suite 10, Boulder.

Frank Shorter and Steve Bosley: “40 Years Bold” — Frank Shorter and Steve Bosley will speak about and sign their new book, “40 Years Bold, *at Boulder Theater”; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St, Boulder; $20.00;, .