When Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan stepped off the moon in 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now, forty years later, is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love and loss. Cernan's burning ambition carried him to the spectacular and hazardous environment of space and to the moon. But there was a heavy price to pay for the fame and privilege that followed. Director Mark Craig's documentary combines rare archive material, compelling visuals and unprecedented access to present an iconic historical character on the big screen, 7 p.m., Chautauqua Community House; 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; $9-$12; 303-440-7666.
"It's A Small World:" Found Object Miniature and Mail Art Guest curator and established mixed media artist Suzette Rosenthal is joined by 10 regional artists who create evocative small artworks — many suitable for mailing — from the detritus of a disposable world, 10:30 a.m., Bricolage Gallery, at Art Parts Creative Reuse Center, 2870 Bluff St., Boulder; Free; 720-379-5328 or ArtPartsBoulder.org.
"Dying Laughing" This is an enthralling documentary that focuses on the craft, creative process and complicated lives of stand-up comedians told from the perspective many of the top comedians of our time - including Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Sarah Silverman, Jamie Foxx, Amy Schumer and the late Gary Shandling, 8:45 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $6-$11; 303-444-7328.
"Deconstructing the Beatles: Sgt. Pepper" 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, 2 and 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $6-$11; 303-444-7328
Poetry Night Live poetry readings are great experiences for poets and audiences alike, 7 p.m., Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont; $5.00; 303-651-2787 or firehouseart.publishpath.com/poetry.
"The Shimmering Road" by Hester Young When Charlie Cates begins to have dreams about harm coming to her unborn daughter, she knows they are the result of her mysterious gift. But before she can decipher her dreams, Charlie learns that her estranged mother is murdered along with Charlie's half-sister, who has left behind a child. To help her orphaned niece, Charlie must confront her painful ties to her mother and delve into her sister's shadowy past. "The Shimmering Road" is a thrilling mystery that combines suspense and romance with a mystical twist, 7:30 p.m., Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; $5; 303-447-2074 or boulderbookstore.net.
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage A blood pumping, gypsy-punk musical based on the ninth-century Restbet epic poem, "Beowulf" raucously examines the legacy of violence and otherness in Western culture, and is backed by a live band playing an original score by Dave Malloy, composer of "Natasha, Pierre, And The Great Comet of 1812", now on Broadway with Josh Groban, 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $20-$40; 720-468-0487.
Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" Coal Creek Theater of Louisville presents Agatha Christie's classic mystery "And Then There Were None," directed by Dan Schock. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island and one by one they are murdered as punishment for their past sins until there were none, 7:30 p.m., Louisville Center for the Arts, 801 Grant Ave., Louisville; $15-$18; 303-665-0955 or cctlouisville.org.
"The Unsinkable Molly Brown" Escaping from a life of poverty in the backwoods of Missouri, Molly married a prospector, entered Monte Carlo high society, survived the sinking of the Titanic and earned the approval of the "beautiful people of Denver," 7:30 p.m., Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont; $17-$42; 720-371-6989 or jesterstheatre.com.
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