In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico and the Mexican Cultural Center, five of Denver’s premier cultural institutions are collaborating to host free Día del Niño (Day of the Child) celebrations from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. The Byers-Evans House Museum, the Clyfford Still Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library and the History Colorado Center will offer a variety of family friendly activities including live music and dance performances. The event includes free general admission for children 12 and younger at the new History Colorado Center and free general admission to all visitors at the other four institutions. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
En colaboración con el Consulado General de México y el Centro Cultural de México, cinco de las principales instituciones culturales de Denver están colaborando para ser anfrition de celebraciones gratis para el Día del Niño del mediodía hasta las 4 pm el domingo, 29 de abril. El Byers-Evans House Museum, el Clyfford Still Museum, el Museo de Arte de Denver, la Biblioteca Pública de Denver y el Centro de Historia de Colorado ofrecerán una variedad de actividades favorables a la familia que incluye música en vivo y espectáculos de danza. El evento incluye la entrada general gratuita para niños menores de 12 años en el nuevo Centro de Historia de Colorado y la entrada libre en general a todos los visitantes de las otras cuatro instituciones. Para obtener más información, visite www.denverartmuseum.org.
The Boulder Police Department, in partnership with Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers, will host a combination shred-a-thon and drug take-back day. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the Elevations Credit Union parking lot, located at 2960 Diagonal Highway in Boulder. Free, secure shredding will be provided by Cintas Document Shredding Corporation. Bring paper only; hard drives, disks, etc. will not be accepted. Shredding will be done on site. Medicine will be disposed at the same location--remove prescription drug labels with identifying information before drop off. For more information contact Boulder Police Department Officer Daniel Bergh at 303-441-4485.
One state, thousands of stories, one new place to share them. Come and celebrate the opening of the new History Colorado Center, Colorado’s new history museum and cultural attraction, on Saturday, April 28. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for visitors with timed tickets. The History Colorado Center is located at 1200 Broadway, phone 303-HISTORY (303-447-8679). Tickets are available at www.HistoryColoradoCenter.org and at the door.
Come join Transition Clothing for their official launch party, and fundraiser for the Growhaus! This is a free event filled with live music, prize raffle, free henna, fashion show, local non-profits and small businesses. The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at The Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Ave. Find them at www.facebook.com/transitionclothing.
CHAC Gallery presents: “These are the Good Old Dayze” from Friday, May 4-Thursday, May 31 at 774 Santa Fe Dr. Art exhibition featuring: Al Sanchez, Carlos Sandoval, Jerry Rael, Jay Michael Jaramillo, Jerry Jaramillo, Jacinta Lobato, Jared Sandoval, Kayla Sandoval, Pilar Beall, Rob Yancey and Shay Guerrero. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Thursdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fridays from 12-6 p.m.; First Friday from 12-10 p.m.; Third Friday from 12-9 p.m.; Saturdays from 12-4 p.m. Opening reception will be held on Friday, May 4. Santa Fe Block Party on Sunday, May 13. Call 303-571-0440 or visit www.chacweb.org.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street Southwest, Albuquerque, is showcasing a new show titled “Nuestros Maestros: The Legacy of Abad E. Lucero.” The exhibit will run until January 2013 and includes furniture, paintings and sculpture in New Mexican art forms. For more information, visit www.nhccnm.org.
Carnaval 2012 will take place on Saturday, April 28 at the River Point Event Center, 1840 W Oxford Ave in Englewood. The performances will feature a Carnaval Show Batucada and dancing to salsa, merengue, cumbia and bachata. For more information, call 720-435-6642 or visit www.manuelmartinez.net.
The Denver Art Museum is proud to host a performance by former dance troupe member and director Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernandez. She will perform with her contemporary dance troupe México en Movimiento, as part of the free Día del Niño Celebration on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at Denver Art Museum,100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Ponti Hall, North Building. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
El Museo de Arte de Denver se enorgullece de acoger una presentación de la ex miembro del grupo de danza y directora, Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernández. Se llevará a cabo con su compañía de danza contemporánea México en Movimiento, como parte de la Celebración del Día del Niño el domingo, 29 de abril a las 1 pm en el Museo de Arte de Denver, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Ponti Hall, North Building. Para obtener más información, visite www.denverartmuseum.org.
Maná, Latin music’s top-touring band of 2011 will perform at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1 at the Pepsi Center. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.mana.com.mx.
Miner’s Alley Playhouse is premiering “The Two of Us,” a compilation of four vignette comedies exploring the complexities of love and marriage in the modern world. The play will run until Sunday, May 20. For more information, call 303-935-3044 or visit www.minersalley.com.
The Playground Ensemble and Metro State College of Music will host the 6th annual Colorado Composers concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 at the King Center for the Performing Arts, 855 Lawrence Street. For more information, visit www.playgroundensemble.org or call 303-556-3180.
Vocalists Will Chase (of NBC’s SMASH) and Denver’s own Sydney Brooke Fisher join resident conductor Scott O’Neil and the Colorado Symphony in the unique “Inside the Score” concert series program: Shuffle. The concert series will continue at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 27 at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. For more information, visit www.coloradosymphony.org or call 303-623-7876.
Denver City Park will be the site of festivities when more than 9,000 walkers take part in the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society’s 2012 Wells Fargo Walk MS Denver, presented by MS Lifelines. The Chapter’s annual fundraising walk takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5. There is still time to register for Walk MS Denver. Visit www.walkMScolorado.org.
The Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America invites patients, families and caregivers living with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (also known as inflammatory bowel disease or IBD) to an all day symposium 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at the Denver Marriott South, 10345 Park Meadows Drive, Lone Tree. The symposium will feature keynote speaker Marla Dubinsky, MD. Dubinsky. Registration is free; a buffet lunch which is optional is $15.00. To get more information and/or register call 303-369-9163 or 1-866-768-2232 or register online go to: online.ccfa.org/DenverSpringSymposium2012.
The Denver Union Station Project Authority (DUSPA) will conduct free guided tours of the Denver Union Station redevelopment site this summer. The tours will be held at 4:30 p.m., starting on Thursday, May 10, 2012, and continuing on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month through July. The one-hour tour will start inside the Great Train Hall at the historic station, 1701 Wynkoop Street. Parking in and around the station is very limited. Public transportation is recommended. Participation is limited to 35 people per tour. To reserve your spot, visit www.denverunionstation.org.
North Metro Fire Rescue District will be offering a new line up of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes for the community. These classes are open to the general public and cost $50 per student. Classes are held at North Metro Fire Station 62 on 10550 Huron St. in Northglenn. The classes will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, May 7, Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information, visit www.NorthMetroFire.org.
Join Inner City Health Center for the Colfax Marathon! The marathon will take place Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20. If you want to participate but need help getting started, contact Rachel Wojcik at 720-833-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early for better registration prices!
The 6th Annual Karval Mountain Plover Festival celebrates the Mountain Plover, a bird that begins arriving on Colorado’s central plains in early April. The festival will take place Friday, April 27 until Sunday, April 29 in Karval, Colo. For more information, visit www.karval.org or www.lincolncountytourism.com.