'The Severed Thread' book signing and other Boulder events for today
'The Severed Thread' book launch at Boulder Book Store: Leslie Vedder will celebrate the launch of her new book, "The Severed Thread," at the Boulder Book Store; 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder; free; boulderbookstore.net.
Live music with CU Jam Society: Come down to The Connection every Tuesday for live music provided by the CU Jam Society; 7 p.m. Tuesday, University Memorial Center, The Connection, First Floor, Boulder; calendar.colorado.edu.
Women's book study group: Beginning this week, the reading group will meet every Tuesday for five weeks, concluding on March 14. They will be reading "The Gift of Change," by Marianne Williamson. The group is led by Syntysche Groverland and Deb King; 6 p.m. Tuesday, Unity of Boulder Spiritual Center, 2855 Folsom St., Boulder; 303-442-1411.
Speaking out training: A panel of LGBTQ+ volunteers speak, share their stories and facilitate a talkback for questions about their experiences. The panel will facilitate empathy and create a greater sense of understanding and connection in students; 6 p.m. Tuesday, OBC's Equality Center of the Rocky Mountains, 3340 Mitchell Lane, Boulder; free; outboulder.org.
Open mic at VisionQuest: Jam out with music-makers at this singer-songwriter open mic hosted by Jim Herlihy (of Boulder band Augustus). Sign up at 5:30 p.m.; live music from 6-8 p.m., with three-song sets; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Visionquest Brewery, 2510 47th St., Suite A2, Boulder; free; visionquestbrewing.com.
Shawn Cunnane at Velvet Elk Lounge: Shawn Cunanne, a Los Angeles fixture for over a decade and originally from Philadelphia, plays a role in the Americana and singer-songwriter scenes of Southern California and Boulder, as well as the Grateful Dead Community; 9 p.m. Wednesday, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder; free; velvetelklounge.com.
'Radical Lafayette — Exploring the Violence Amid 1920s Coal-Mining Strike': This exhibit explores an era when the Industrial Workers of the World fanned the flames of discontent. Lafayette became the center of the IWW's radical workers' rights movement. The exhibit prominently features the roles played by women as labor leaders and the massacre wrought by members of the KKK; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Lafayette History Museum, 108 E. Simpson St., Lafayette; free; lafayettehistoricalsociety.org.
Littlest Learners: Littlest Learners classes are designed with children in mind to explore gross motor, fine motor and cognitive experiences; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, WOW! Children's Museum, 110 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette; wowchildrensmuseum.org.