Bonnie and Taylor Sims at Chautauqua and other Boulder events for today – Boulder Daily Camera

Bonnie and Taylor Sims at Chautauqua: Hear soulful harmonies and powerful compositions from Longmont’s husband and wife duo. Acoustic folk and soul quartet Sturtz will open the show; 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Chautauqua Community House, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $22 to $25; Chaussuaqua.com.

Boulder Jewish Film Festival Opening Night: Celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary with an opening night at the Dairy, where it will screen “Hallelujah,” a tribute to Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Until November 13, the festival will present dozens of Jewish films and shorts; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder; $16; boulderjcc.org.

BETC’s “The Royale at the Dairy”: It’s 1905, the era of Jim Crow, and African-American boxer Jay “The Sport” Jackson is one fight away from making history against the reigning white heavyweight champion of the world. “The Royale” is presented by Butterfly Effect Theater of Colorado (BETC); 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $25 to $80; betc.org.

Dedication of the book ‘White Women’: Authors Regina Jackson and Saira Rao will speak and sign their new book, “White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How to Do It Better,” an unrestricted guide for white women who want to start dismantling white supremacy; 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; boulderbookstore.net.

Spafford at Fox: This jam group that mixes rock, funk, jazz, reggae, ska and electro-pop in extended improvised jams. Boulder jam band Mr. Mota opens the show; 8:30 p.m. Thursday, The Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $25 to $30; z2ent.com.

Members of the Deadphish Orchestra at the Velvet Elk: This Colorado jam band that mixes Phish and Grateful Dead music will have two of its members, Paul Murin and Brian Adams, performing in the bar; 9 p.m. Thursday, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder; Free; www.velvelelklounge.com.

Conference on climate science, consequences and solutions: Astrophysicist and educator Jeffrey Bennett will give a brief overview of the surprisingly simple basic science behind global warming and what consequences we can expect from this warming and how we can take the necessary steps to envision a “post-global warming” future; 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder; $8 to $12; colorado.edu/fiske.

Picnic lunch at Lake Viele: Boulder Atheists are having a picnic at Harlow Platts Park. Bring a lunch and a chair or blanket and look for the Boulder Atheist sign. Picnics are held on the first, third and fifth Thursdays of October. Head to Tra Lings in case of bad weather; noon Thursday, Harlow Platts Community Park, 1360 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder; Free; boulderatheists.org.

Active senior support group at Unity: Gathering on the first and third Thursdays of the month in Fellowship Hall, this group (60+) will meet for activities and discussions; 2 p.m. Thursday, Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder; Free; unityofboulder.com.

Thursdays at Neptune Alpinisme: Head to the shop where speakers will share their latest adventures, staff will give insight into new products, as well as training tips and more. Tickets are free but limited to 150 guests; 7 p.m. Thursday, Neptune Mountaineering, 633 S. Broadway, Boulder; Free; neptunemountaineering.com.

Zea Stallings at BOCO Cider: Denver-based musician Zea Stallings will bring his folk and roots songwriting traditions to Boulder; 5 p.m. Thursday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit #14, Boulder; Free; bococider.com.

CU Boulder Lab Venture Challenge 2022: This event brings together top tech companies and breakthrough innovations from CU Boulder in a challenge where finalists will make presentations to a panel of business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and intellectual property experts; 6 p.m. Thursday, The Riverside, 1724 Broadway, Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu.

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