Sep. 23—Catastic Trivia Night: All of you cat fiends need to head over to this trivia evening where you can pet cats while you play and support the ones being fostered; 6 p.m. Friday, Purrfect Pause Cat Cafe, 5290 Arapahoe Ave., #Unit E, Boulder; $25; purrfectpause.com.
Feel Good Fridays: Learn about a work of art and then participate in a related mindfulness practice. Meet in the museum galleries in person or virtually via Zoom. No past experience with meditation required. The powerful, guided meditation can undo stress, soothe the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized; 12:15 p.m. Friday, CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder; Free; colorado.edu/cuartmuseum.
Filmmaker Luncheon Series at CU: The Brakhage Center Luncheon Series, which celebrates artists who embrace experimental film, welcomes Dennis Doyle for Friday's event. Doyle, a graduate student at CU Boulder, explores queer ecologies of waste, atmospheric chemistry and multisensory installation; free refreshments; noon Friday, Roser ATLAS Center, 102 CU Boulder campus; calendar.colorado.edu/event/bcls_dennis_doyle.
'Water is Life' Opening Reception: Artists examine our access to clean water in the new exhibit which launches with an opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. Meet the artists — Nicole Salimbene, Anna Tsouhlarakis, Zeke Peña, Theresa Clowes, JayCee Beyale (co-curator) and Kendall Rose Kippley — and attend a panel discussion right before the reception. In the Dairy's Carsen Theater from 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, featured artists, grassroots organizers and CU Boulder scientists will talk about water conservation, water use and spiritual connections to the shared waters of the world; reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday; 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; thedairy.org.
Paul Shupack at BoCo Cider: Hear Paul Shupack perform some Stevie Ray Vaugh-style rhythm and blues; 6 p.m. Friday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder; Free; bococider.com.
Madison Cunningham at the Fox: Two-time Grammy-nominated musician Madison Cunningham stops in Boulder in support of her new album "Revealer." Bendigo Fletcher opens the show; 7 p.m. Friday, The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder; z2ent.com.
David Rogers at Muse: Head to Muse for an evening of Spanish music, up-tempo Latin, pop, jazz, and even some Bach and original compositions for good measture; 7 p.m. Friday, Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette; $10-$20; museperformancespace.com.
CU Dance Performance: CU Dance invites you to kick off the season with a new dance series rooted in decolonizing the university and imagining new futures for the art form. The series was created in response to the pandemic, structural racism, uprisings and more. A week of interactive symposiums culminate in to this weekend of live performances; 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; University of Colorado Boulder, Regent Drive at Broadway, Boulder; $23; cupresents.org.
Dirtwire at Chautauqua: Catch some back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica and electro-twang, as this Bay Area band calls itself, whose members play a variety of uncommon instruments; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Chautauqua Auditorium, 198 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $22.50-$35.50; z2ent.com.
Reed Foehl at Roots: Have an intimate evening with this longtime Boulder musician, who celebrated in May the release of his sixth album "Wild Wild Love," which was recorded in Austin with The Band Of Heathens. Denver musician Emelise opens the show; 7 p.m. Friday, Roots Music Project, 4747 Pearl St., Suite V3A , Boulder; $30-$35; rootsmusicproject.org.
Screening of 'The Mirage' at Boulder Theater: Ultrarunner Timothy Olson aims to break the fastest-known time on the Pacific Crest Trail. Braving record high temperatures and impending wildfires, he must outrun nature and reach the finish line before the birth of his daughter. Supported by his wife and kids, Olson has to average over 50 miles a day for 50 consecutive days. Immediately following the film, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $10; z2ent.com.