March 22-June 28—Joan Miro exhibit at Denver Art Museum
Sometimes whimsical, sometimes profound, there’s something for adults and children to appreciate in the Denver Art Museum’s new exhibit, “Joan Miro Instinct & Imagination” running March 22-June 28, 2015. Click here to view Joan Miro’s art. The exhibit is included in general admission, as is the opportunity to explore ones imagination in Spark, the hands-on studio adjacent to the exhibit.
April 11—“Threads of Commonality” Our Neighbors Ourselves Art Event
On Sat., April 11, the Aurora Cultural Arts District, 1400 Dallas, will host the 3rd annual “Threads of Commonality,” a collection of various art focused on the sense of home and belonging, a struggle not only for refugees. Art will be for sale. The Flobots and Kid Astronaut will perform. For more information or to submit art, visit www.projectworthmore.org/ono-call-to-artists.
Through April 12—“Colorado Stories”: Photography Exhibit at Cake Crumbs
“Colorado Stories” traces a 20-year body of documentary-style photography by Walter Martin who has been capturing iconic moments across Colorado since 1972. The photos are on display now through April 12 at Cake Crumbs, 2216 Kearney St. For information, contact Kathryn Charles at 720.270.1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 18—Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace
From 10am–2pm on Sat., April 18, Young Americans Bank, 3550 E. 1st Ave., is hosting the annual Spring Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace. Fifty entrepreneurs, ages 6 to 21, will showcase their businesses. Free admission and parking. For information, call 303.321.2265 or visit www.yacenter.org/YEM.
By April 19—Apply for Northeast Denver Leadership Week
Students in grades 9, 10, and 11 who live or go to school in Northeast Denver are eligible to apply for the Northeast Denver Leadership Week from June 15-19. Founded by Councilman Chris Herndon, the program offers kids the chance to meet leaders in different industries to explore what careers they may want to pursue one day. To learn more or apply go to http://northeastdenverleadershipweek.org.
April 20—Choices Matter: A Community Conversation with John Amaechi
From 7–9pm on Mon., April 20, the History Colorado Center will host John Amaechi, human rights advocate, psychologist, New York Times best-selling author, and former NBA player in a conversation about fostering a more compassionate and inclusive society. In 2007, after retiring from the NBA, Amaechi became the first former NBA player to openly identify himself as gay. Since retiring, he pursued a PhD in psychology and works as a consultant to help institutions better understand, manage and improve their personnel, climate and culture. The event is free and open to the public. The History Colorado Center is located at 1200 Broadway. For questions, contact Jillian_Low@facing.org.
April 22—Earth Day at Denver Botanic Gardens
From 6:30–8:30pm on Wed., April 22, the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York, will show Arise, a film “that captures the portraits and stories of extraordinary women around the world who are coming together to heal the injustices against the earth, weaving together poetry, music, art and stunning scenery to create a hopeful and collective story.” To learn more, visit www.streamingmoviesright.com. The Denver Botanic Gardens will host other Earth Day events: botanicgardens.org.
April 24—Denver Public Schools Annual Shakespeare Festival
On Fri., April 24, the 31st Annual Shakespeare Festival will take place at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1345 Champa. Performances are ongoing throughout the day. Approximately 5,000 DPS students will perform. For more, visit http://shakespeare.dpsk12.org/
April 25—Swigert Touch-A-Truck
From 10am-1pm on Sat., April 25, Swigert International School will host Touch-A-Truck, an event for kids to get up close with vehicles, including ambulances, limousines, tractors and more. The event will take place at the Sam’s Club parking lot, 7805 E. 35th Ave. Ticket prices and information: http://touchatruck.swigertpta.com/
April 25 and 26—Doors Open Denver
The 2015 “Now & Then”-themed Doors Open Denver will take place Sat. and Sun., April 25 and 26. The free 2-day event features Denver’s most interesting architecture, including the Stanley Marketplace. Take guided tours, bike to historic places, or walk through neighborhoods. Buildings generally will be open 10am–4pm. For details about tours or special events, visit doorsopendenver.com.
April 26—Audition for Seussical The Musical
Love to sing and dance? Come out and audition for The Three Leaches production of Seussical The Musical at the Stapleton Outdoor Theatre.
Children, teens and adult actors needed to fill the many roles. This is a community production directed by Stapleton’s Eric Peterson. Please bring a 1 min comedic monologue and 16 bars from a musical. Sign up at: http://doodle.com/
Children 7-14 years of age do not need to prepare anything. Children Group Auditions will be at 4:30pm– just show up.
April 28—Family Genealogy Presentation
From 7–8:30pm on Tues., April 28, the Lowry Foundation will host its Speaker Series featuring James Jeffrey from the Denver Public Library. Jeffrey will talk about researching family genealogy. The talk will take place at the Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn. To learn more: www.lowrydenver.com/calendar/2015-04/
May 2—Montview Carnival to Celebrate 50 Years
Montview Community Preschool and Kindergarten is celebrating its 50th anniversary at their annual carnival on May 2. They are collecting memories, stories and photos to make a scrapbook. To share your memories email email@example.com. Stop by the carnival at 1980 Dahlia St.
May 2—Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry
At 9am on Sat., May 2, the Dumb Friends League will host the Furry Scurry Dog Walk at Washington Park. Owners and their dogs will walk 2 miles and enjoy refreshments, contests, demonstrations and visit 150 pet-related vendors. To register, visit FurryScurry.org or call 303.751.5772, Ext. 1378.
May 23—Journalist Helen Thorpe Speaks at Montview Presbyterian
On Sat., May 23, author and journalist Helen Thorpe will speak at the Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia, to raise proceeds for the Park Hill Community Bookstore. A silent auction, with wine and refreshments, will open at 5:30pm, followed by Thorpe’s presentation at 7pm. Thorpe has written books including Just Like Us and Soldier Girls, and produced stories on This American Life. To purchase a ticket, visit the Park Hill Bookstore, 4620 E. 23rd Ave., or call 303.355.8508.