Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographical boundaries, blend disparate cultures and inspire hope for both artists and audiences, 4:30 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; $6-$11; 303-444-7328.

ART

Gabrielle Shannon Artwork Gabrielle Shannon is fascinated, in particular, with the liminal state: the stage of in between, where massive dissolution of order occurs; where ambiguity and disorientation are the natural precursors to change, 7 a.m., Lucky’s Bakehouse, 3960 Broadway, Boulder; Free; gabrielleshannonstudio.com.

TALKS & LECTURES

Student Expertise and the Legislative Process Jeffrey Zax is a professor specializing in labor economics, public economics, and urban economics. He has published papers on the effects of residential segregation on black labor market behavior; the effects of unions in the local sector on wages, employment, and expenditures; and the effects of regulation on the rate of unionization. He is currently studying income determination and inequality, incomes, discrimination and fertility in China, comparable worth policies, military marriage subsidies, and small business credit markets. Noon, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, 1333 Grandview Ave., Boulder; free; 303-735-0451 or

Spirituality and Trauma: From Trauma to Awakening & Flow with Peter Levine Peter A. Levine, PhD, holds doctorates in both medical biophysics and psychology. He is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a body-awareness approach to healing trauma, and founder of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, which conducts SE trainings throughout the world and in various indigenous cultures, 7 p.m., Naropa University, 2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; $20; eventbrite.com/e/spirituality-and-trauma-from-trauma-to-awakening-flow-with-peter-levine-tickets-26883728957.

Bipolar Disorder: An Introductory Event Bipolar Disorder: Join the Robert D. Sutherland Memorial Foundation for a 30 minute introductory evening where you’ll learn who we are and how we change people’s lives for the better with research-based bipolar therapy, 7 p.m., Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder; free; 720-635-6563.

HOVAB Panel: Lucy R. Lippard Lucy R. Lippard speaks on the topic of activism and political art, and diversity in Boulder and beyond. Lippard is an internationally renowned writer, activist, and curator, 7 p.m., Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder; free; 303-444-7328 or tickets.thedairy.org/Online/HOVABPanels.

Discovery Days Science Program This month’s topic: Healthy Me. Discover your inner scientist. Drop-in and explore our monthly hands-on science program. This month, we’re learning about being and staying healthy, 10 a.m., WOW! Children’s Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette; 303-604-2424 or wowchildrensmuseum.org/your-visit/calendar.

Draw a Monster Learn how to draw a monster. Deb will teach you how to design and draw your own monsters. Use your new drawing skills and imagination to draw the monster of your dreams … or nightmares! For grades 1-6. No registration required, 4 p.m., Louisville Public Library, 951 Spruce St., Louisville; 303-335-4821.

MUSIC

Hopsin 11 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, $20-$117; bouldertheater.com

Diverse Musicians Alliance Concert 7:30 p.m., Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th Street, Boulder; Free; 303-492-8008

Flash Mountain Flood/Stone Sugar Shakedown 7 p.m., Owsley’s Golden Road, 1301 Broadway St., Boulder; owsleysgoldenroad.com

Jon Pickett 5 p.m., Rock Inn, 1675 Colo. 66, Estes Park; rockinnestes.com

Acceptance is a Moving Target 7:30 p.m., Shine, 2027 13th St., Boulder, $20; shineboulder.com

MoJazz Trio 7 p.m., Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; stillcellars.com

The Geek x Vrv 9 p.m., The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th St., Boulder, $15-$17; foxtheatre.com

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