Tuesday, August 19Heading out on a Colorado road trip before the summer's over? Learn about the best eats in your own back yard -- and across the fence -- when local author Claire Walter drops in at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 East First Avenue, to introduce her book Culinary Colorado: The Ultimate Food Lover¹s Guide. The foodie-friendly guide explores purveyors of all things edible in the state, from bakeries and wine stores to gourmet grocers and food fests, and it's conveniently divided up by geographic regions. For event information, call 303-322-7727.
Wednesday, August 20The silver screen shines every summer during the Chautauqua Silent Film Series, a brave attempt to revive the magic of early film by presenting pre-talkie screen entertainment with live musical accompaniment each week at the Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder. Tonight at 7:30 p.m., Buster Keaton, that master of wordless humor, stars in one of his classics, the stunt-filled Steamboat Bill Jr., as well as a recently rediscovered short, The Cook; music will be done up right by the well-practiced Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. Admission ranges from $5 to $7; call 303-440-7666.