Screaming the sounds of the beloved early-‘90s, The Samples — the band that broke out of Boulder during that era — and its leader Sean Kelly is still making new music. The current lineup will play, with opener Lantern By Sea, at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Nissi’s, 1455 Coal Creek Drive, Lafayette; $30-$40; nissis.com.
The Colorado Brazil Fest continues with dance lessons, dancing and music at 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Visit thedairy.org for a lineup of events.
Broadway producers never met a hit movie they didn’t want to turn into a musical and one of the more recent projects is “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” the national tour of which is playing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Buell Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets, Denver; $35-$125; denvercenter.org.
Into its sixth decade, ambassadors of Western swing Asleep at the Wheel, along with local musicians Greg Schochet and Little America, light up the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder; $39.50; bouldertheater.com.
Big Easy icon, and former mayor of Gold Hill, Washboard Chaz returns to his former haunt for the Chaz Fest West 2022, a show that includes John Long, Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore (with special guest Fly McClard on sax), The Rampart Street Stompers and more at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Gold Hill Inn Beer Garden, 401 Main St., Gold Hill; $20 (each day); goldhillinn.com.
A young woman tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams in the stage play “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” performed at 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at The Spark, 4847 Pearl St., Suite B, Boulder; $18-$28; thesparkcreates.org.
The Burney Sisters, Olivia, Emma and Bella — all under 20 — are real-life sisters with real talent, and they’ll play their folk rock at 7 p.m. Wednesday out back of the Trident Booksellers Café, 940 Pearl St., Boulder; $10; tridentcafe.com.
Move at your own leisurely pace and discover Longmont’s creative offerings during the Second Saturday Creative Crawl, an event that includes a chance to explore the works of local artists, live music and more, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Longmont; free; downtownlongmont.com.
Kids 5 years and older can try their hand at panning for gold during Discover Boulder County’s half-hour event at noon, 12:45 or 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nederland Mining Museum, 200 N. Bridge St., Nederland. The event is free, but registration is required. Visit bouldercounty.gov for more info.