Foil Arms and Hog at the Boulder Theatre: Ireland’s top comedy sketch group which includes Sean Finegan (Foil), Conor McKenna (Arms) and Sean Flanagan (Hog) are viral video stars performing on stages around the world. The trio perform a mix of comedy sketches, offbeat characters and music, featuring popular YouTube videos such as ‘When the Irish Can’t Speak Irish’, ‘WTF is Brexit’ and ‘How to Speak Dublin’. It’s their only stopover in Colorado; 8 p.m. Friday, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $37.50; z2ent.com.
Boulder Chorale channels the Middle East: “Origins: The Fertile Crescent” will highlight music from the Middle East and North African music, 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
Cantabile mixes art and song: Cantabile launches its new season with a choral concert and a unique collaboration with two local abstract oil painters, Betsy Cole and Melinda Driscoll, in a multimedia experience. “Expression Through Experience” will invite the public to participate in the artistic creation in response to the music sung by Cantabile; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday; First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine St., Boulder; $5 to $25; cantabilesingers.org.
Ars Nova Singers Serenade in the Renaissance: Singing a cappella music from the late Renaissance, this show will feature madrigals by Italian composer Carlo Gesualdo. Guest instrumentalists Sandra Wong and Ann Marie Morgan are also on the bill; 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder; $25; arsnovasingers.org.
Thompson Latin Jazz Ensemble at CU: This group, led by Victor Mestas, studies the music of the Caribbean and South America and its integration and links with jazz. Hear a mix of Afro-jazz, Afro-Cuban, danzón, salsa, calypso, and cha-cha-chá, plus Brazilian forms such as samba and baião; 7:30 p.m. Friday, Grusin Music Hall, 1020 18th St., Boulder; Free; cupresents.org.
The Addams Family Musical: It’s the last weekend to see the goofy comedy starring the beloved 1960s scary TV family; 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, The Arts HUB, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette; $15 to $25; artshub.org.
Feel good on Fridays: See a work of art, then take part in a related mindfulness practice. Visit the museum galleries in person or virtually via Zoom. No past experience with meditation required. The powerful guided meditation can eliminate stress, calm the nervous system and help you feel relaxed and revitalized. 12:15 p.m. Friday, CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder; Free; colorado.edu/cuartmuseum.
Good music medicine at BoCo Cider: Boulder-based band Good Music Medicine will kick off upbeat folk and blues with a combination of classic covers and originals; 6 p.m. Friday, BOCO Cider, 1501 Lee Hill Drive, Unit 14, Boulder; Free; bococider.com.
First Friday Art Walk: This monthly celebration in the NoBo Art District is packed with artists, themed galleries, live bands, art demonstrations, and occasionally artists and food trucks; 6 p.m. Friday, 4949 Broadway, Boulder; Free; noboartdistrict.org.
Carsie Blanton at eTown: Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Carsie Blanton will perform her “music with a message” at eTown. Colorado Springs-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey opens the show; 7 p.m. Friday, Etown, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder; etown.org.
Bonnie Lowdermilk Quintet at Caffè Sole: This quintet led by a jazz pianist and vocalist will explode with its captivating instrumentals and ballads; 7 p.m. Friday, November 4, Caffè Sole, 637 S Broadway St., Boulder; caffesole.com.
Three nights at the Fox with Moe: This old-school jam band is hailed for their musical synergy, high-energy live shows, and solid songwriting. For three decades the band has been fueled by a passionate fan base and will jam the roof of Fox for three nights; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, The Fox Theater, 1135 13th St., Boulder; $50 to $150; z2ent.com.
‘Grass Acts at Velvet Elk: Denver-based musician Jack Cloonan will bring the disco weed while Ghost Town Drifters play energetic Rocky Mountain bluegrass; 9 p.m. Friday, Velvet Elk Lounge, 2037 13th St., Boulder; $15; www.velvelelklounge.com.