The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. In "Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Mr. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions, 4:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, $6-$11; 303-444-7328.
"Big Night"Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open a restaurant in America. Primo is the grumpy and gifted chef determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat, despite few patrons. To save their restaurant, they must prepare a masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, on one big night, 6 p.m., City of Longmont Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, Longmont; $6; longmontcolorado.gov.
Feta (Dry-Salted, Brined & Marinated) with Wine Pairing + Dessert Together we'll make a dry-salted version of Feta and then you'll get to make your own custom marinated version (our favorite is Tomato-Basil-Garlic marinated in Olive Oil). We'll also go over a brined-feta recipe and enjoy some chocolate-feta brownies for dessert with a perfectly paired glass of wine. Registration is required, 6:30 p.m., The Art of Cheese, 505 Weaver Park Road, Ste E, Longmont; $49; theartofcheese.com.
Catholic Feminism: Is the Church Anti-Woman? The Aquinas Institute hosts its 10th annual Great Debate at University of Colorado. Erika Bachiochi (Ethics and Public Policy Center), and Mary Anne Case, (University of Chicago) will go head-to-head debating whether the Catholic Church really respects women, 7 p.m., University of Colorado, Boulder, Math 100, 11 Engineering Drive, Boulder; $5 suggested donation; 303-443-8383 or thomascenter.org/greatdebate.
Paint and Paper Quilling Learn a fun art technique called Quilling as Carrie White, your Gallery on the Go guide, helps you create a painted canvas scene with a 3D rolled paper design. We will also enjoy some chocolate treats. No previous art experience necessary. Registration required. Adults 18 and older welcome, 5:30 p.m., Erie Community Library, 400 Powers St., Erie; free; 888-861-7323 or MyLibrary.us/events.
The Secret Lives of Plankton From the smallest fish to the largest whale, the entire oceanic food web depends on plankton. Not to be dramatic, but the fate of our lives depends on organisms that are smaller than a grain of sand. Join us to learn more about the fascinating, diverse, and sometimes bizarre undersea world of plankton, 6:30 p.m., Ocean First, 3015 Bluff st., Boulder; free; 303-444-7234 or facebook.com/events/1372114232811372.
"An Iliad" In this spellbinding one-person retelling of Homer's epic poem, hailed as "stunning" by the New York Times, the ancient tale of the Trojan War collides with our contemporary compulsion toward violence. Our storyteller, The Poet, who is fated to tell this tale throughout history, weaves a complicated story full of poetry and humor, heroism and horror, 7:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$35; 303-444-7328.
Open Mic Night hosted by Brian Rezac 6:30 p.m., Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont; dickensoperahouse.com
That Mockingbird 7 p.m., La Vita Bella Coffeehouse, 475 Main St., Longmont; longmontcoffee.com
Outback Saloon 9 p.m., Outback Saloon, 3141 28th St., Boulder; outbacksaloon.net
Reggae Night 10 p.m., Conor O'Neill's Irish Pub, 1922 13th St., Boulder; conoroneills.com
Whethan 9 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, $15.50-$18.50; foxtheatre.com
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