Upslope 14th Anniversary Party and Other Boulder Events for Today – Boulder Daily Camera

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Upslope Brewing Birthday Party: Celebrate the local brewpub’s 14th anniversary in the back parking lot of the Flatiron Park Brewery, in the tap room and on the terrace for a big party full of live music, games, food trucks and plenty of beer (including vintage favourites); 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Upslope Brewing Company, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Boulder; upslopebrewing.com.

Boulder Chorale channels the Middle East: “Origins: The Fertile Crescent” will highlight music from the Middle East and North Africa, including songs by late Egyptian singer and icon, Umm Kulthum. The Choir will also perform new arrangements inspired by the music of Israel, Afghanistan, Spain, Morocco and Syria. Percussionist David Hinojosa and musicians from around the world will join. A pre-concert talk is at 3:30 p.m. both days with Vicki Burrichter, who will discuss the challenges of translating Arabic music for a Western choir. The show starts at 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder; boulderchorale.org.

Launch of the book “A life of giving”: Narayan Shrestha, a local author and owner of the Old Tibet store on Pearl Street, celebrates the release of his autobiography. The book tells the true story of the man from Nepal who arrived in the United States with limited English and $500. Through struggles with prejudice, eventual deportation, and family issues, he navigated obstacles to succeed; 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Upper Community Center, 1500 Coalton Road, Upper; superiorcommunitycenter.com.

Artisanal sugar loaf fair: This fair benefits the volunteer Sugarloaf Fire Protection District and will feature products from local artisans, a silent vacuum and bake sale; 10 a.m. Saturday, Sugarloaf Fire Station 2, 1360 Sugarloaf Road, Boulder; slfpd.org.

Signing of the book “The story of us”: National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins will speak and sign her new book, “The Story of Us,” a retelling of the biblical story of redemption; 11 a.m. Saturday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; Free; boulderbookstore.net.

Hike to Mount Sanitas: Join a naturalist on a hike to discover the follies, falcons, flakes, and formations of Mount Sanitas. Over three rocky miles, participants will gain approximately 500 feet and learn some of the history, lore, and geology of one of Boulder’s most interesting parks; 1 p.m. Saturday, Centennial Trailhead, 301 Sunshine Canyon Drive, Boulder; bouldervalley.augusoft.net.

Launch of the graphic novel: Join comic book creator R. Alan Brooks, along with artists Kevin Caron and Jolyon Yates, to celebrate the release of the new graphic novel, “Anguish Garden Book II.” The creators will do live drawings, answer questions, and talk about how they created this book. The first 50 people receive a free copy; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; Free; thedairy.org.

Grant Livingston at VisionQuest: Play along to American folk tunes while sipping beers like Soccer Mom Hibiscus Pale Ale or Highland Hillbilly; 6 p.m. Saturday, VisionQuest Brewery, 2510 47th St., Suite A2, Boulder; visionquestbrewing.com.

Trio of singer-songwriters at BOCO Cider: Boulder-based singer-songwriters Jon Leopold, David Yun and Spencer York each draw on a variety of musical influences, including Chris Martin, Thom Yorke, Jeff Buckley, Matt Healy, Eddie Vedder and the Beatles; 6 p.m. Saturday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit #14, Boulder; Free; bococider.com.

Velvet Elk Sweet Lillies: Hear the sweet sounds of this Boulder-based American bluegrass trio of classically trained musicians; 8 p.m. Saturday, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder; $15; www.velvetelklounge.com.

Cory Wong at the Boulder Theater: This Grammy-nominated jazz-rock-funk musician headlines with bluegrass singer-songwriter Sierra Hull and Ripe frontman Robbie Wulfsohn opening the show; 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $32.50 to $37; z2ent.com.

François and the Wolf at the Southern Sun: The Longmont-based rock band brings the tunes live to the Southern Sun; 9 p.m. Saturday, Southern Sun, 627 S. Broadway St., Boulder; mountainsunpub.com.

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