Or view another angle of Boulder living during Historic Boulder's 1999 Landmarks of the Future Spring House Tour, which showcases five modernistic homes near the foot of Flagstaff Mountain today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets, $15 in advance ($18 on tour days), are available at Historic Boulder's offices, 646 Pearl St., and other Boulder locations; call 303-444-5192.
What a kick. If you've always wanted to learn to kickbox, here's an opportunity to do it in a hurry and help out the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The National Aerobic Kick-Boxing Marathon: Helping Families Get Fit offers three nonstop hours of instruction for $25, today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grant Middle School, 1751 S. Grant St. All you have to bring is your feet; call 303-987-1146.
Few folks have gone higher in life than David Breshears, the mountaineer and filmmaker who made headlines for carrying an IMAX camera to the tippy-top of Everest. Now he's written a book about his adventures--High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places--and he'll be in the area for a pair of slide presentation/book signings sponsored by local bookstores. Tonight at 7:30, the Boulder Bookstore presents Breshears at the Boulder Theater, 2030 14th St., Boulder. Admission is $6.50; call 303-786-7030. Breshears appears tomorrow evening for the Tattered Cover at 7:30 at the Temple Events Center, 1595 Pearl St. General-admission tickets are free in advance with book purchase at either Tattered Cover store, additional tickets are $5, and kids under twelve are admitted free. Call 303-322-7727.
It's a Tuesday to remember, whether you like your sounds laid-back or super-charged. For the former, there's the Jerry Douglas Band, featuring Nashville dobroist extraordinaire Douglas, along with an all-star lineup that includes folksy stars Tim O'Brien and Maura O'Connell, performing tonight at 8 at the Boulder Theater, 2030 14th St., Boulder. Tickets are $20; call 303-786-7030. And for the latter, you can relive the hopped-up new wave of the late '70s and early '80s when the reconstituted Blondie--the CBGB regulars who made the leap into unequivocal stardom with Heart of Glass, a bit of disco-crossover fluff that had your forebears dancing in the aisles with their gold chains jangling--get down all over again at 8 at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. Tickets are $25; call 303-830-TIXS.
Here's a writer who never has to search for her voice: Bailey White already has a distinctive one, and it's heard across the country on National Public Radio. A scratchy drawl loaded with folksy pathos, White's voice is often the meat of her stories, which have made a lovely transition into the realm of fiction in her novel Quite a Year for Plums, a tale interweaving everyday rural existence with the deeper, more enduring issues of life. White reads from the book, now out in paperback, tonight at 7:30 at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St.; free tickets for a seat and place in line will be available beginning at 6:30. Call 303-436-1070.