Open mic at Bootstrap and other Longmont events for today

Feb. 20—Today

Open mic at Bootstrap: Play a tune on stage and nab a free beer. Performers can sign up to play starting at 5:30 p.m. Holler at for questions; 6 p.m. Monday, Bootstrap Brewing Company, 142 Pratt St., Longmont;

Life drawing at Firehouse: Draw short poses with fellow local artists of models who are facilitated by Art of Modeling. Bring supplies from home, but newsprint and vine charcoal will be available. Bring an easel if desired; 6 p.m. Monday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

Music & Movement: Designed for children and caregivers to get up and move together, Music & Movement enhances motor skills and reinforces early literacy skills. Instruments and activities are geared toward children 3 to 5 years old; 9:30 a.m. Monday, Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; free;


Mardi Gras at Outworld Brewing: Celebrate Madri Gras with Outworld Brewing's second annual party featuring the music of Brothers of Brass and Badda Boom Brass Band; 3 p.m. Tuesday, Outworld Brewing, 1725 Vista View Drive, Suite B, Longmont; $5-$15;

Songwriters workshop: The third Tuesday of each month, songwriters, players, lyricists and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests and tastes, can bring their lyrics, songs and instruments to explore the art and craft of songwriting with fellow songwriters. Share originals for feedback and constructive comments; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave., Longmont;

Exploring Hobbies: Hang out in the Youth Center Zone with other students, and play games, find sports activities, explore hobbies and snack; 3 p.m. Tuesday, Youth Center, 1050 Lashley St., Longmont;