Sep. 21—Mountainfilm at Chautauqua: This Telluride-born festival is making a stop in Boulder and will feature adventure-packed documentary short films. Boulder's Becca Droz — a local climber and former contestant on "The Amazing Race" — will present the films, filmmakers and subjects. From short movies on salmon trolling, fishing, how Trump's border wall affected wildlife, climbing, camping, the Appalachian Trail and more, the film's subjects are vast and the runtime is a little over two hours; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $20; chautauqua.com.
Community Conversations on Equity and Inclusion: Living Room Conversations aim to connect people across divides — politics, age, gender, race, nationality and more — through guided conversations proven to build understanding and transform communities. Join us as we come together as a community to explore how we can move towards equity and inclusion; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; Free; livingroomconversations.org.
'Why We Travel' Book Signing: International best-selling author Patricia Schultz ("1,000 Places to See Before You Die") gets to travel the world and write about it. She stops in Boulder to speak about and sign her new book, "Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World;" 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; boulderbookstore.net.
Tim O'Brien at Gold Hill: Boulder's famed bluegrass master, Grammy award-winner — and co-founder of Hot Rize with Pete Wernick, Charles Sawtell and Nick Forster — will bring his instruments to Gold Hill Inn's barroom stage with folk musician Jan Fabricius; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Gold Hill Inn, 401 Main St., Boulder; goldhillinn.com.
Distinguished Professor Seminar Series with David Korevaar: The 16th Distinguished Professor Seminar Series is kicking off its first-ever in-person event with with professor and pianist David Korevaar, who will perform two large-scale works by prolific French composer Cécile Chaminade (1857 — 1944) and talk about her career. For one piece, he will be joined by his College of Music colleagues Charles Wetherbee, on violin, and Meta Weiss, on cello; 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu.
Sensing Ice — Explorations of Knowing Nature: This immersive multimedia exhibit looks at the lifecycle of the world's ice and snow. Set in Greenland and Mt. Everest, it features photography and video by CU graduate Chris Dunn alongside original glacier music; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, exhibit up through Dec. 31; University of Colorado Boulder, Earth Sciences & Map Library, 2200 Colorado Ave., Boulder; bit.ly/3CWxbPf.
Open Mic at VisionQuest: Jam out with music-makers at this singer-songwriter open mic hosted by Jim Herlihy (of Boulder band Augustus). Sign up at 5:30 p.m., live music from 6-8 p.m. with three-song sets; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Visionquest Brewery, 2510 47th St., Suite A2, Boulder; free; visionquestbrewing.com.
Remi Wolf at Boulder Theater: California soul-funk musician and contestant on "American Idol" (2014) is bringing her freestyling tunes and high-energy movement to Boulder; 8 p.m. Wednesday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $35-$37.50; z2ent.com.