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September 2021

Building Denver Exhibit Tours

September 11

Tour this time-traveling exhibition with a captivating expert and see your city in a whole new light. Tour this time-traveling exhibition with a captivating expert and see your city in a whole new light. Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City explores the growth, urban development, and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today. Throughout 3,000 interactive square-feet, the exhibition reveals how civic leaders, designers, and residents have steadily worked to bring their own visions for Denver to life. Image:…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.historycolorado.org/node/56634#event=building-denver-exhibit-tours;instance=20210911100000,

The New American Arts Festival

September 11 - September 18

With the theme, ‘Cultures on the Margins’, this 8-day festival will take place in Aurora showcasing multiple genres of 52 live performances of Dance, Music, Theatre, Spoken Word, Magic, World drums, etc. Limited space. Please RSVP.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: Roshniislight.org,

32nd Annual Friendship Powwow

September 12

Celebrate the diverse Indigenous community here on the Front Range at this free event! Enjoy the singing, dancing and fry bread. The Denver Art Museum’s Annual Friendship Powwow is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the diverse Indigenous community here on the Front Range. This year’s event will take place at the Denver Indian Center, Inc., at 4407 Morrison Road in southwest Denver.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/32nd-annual-friendship-powwow,

Rotating Tap Comedy @ FlyteCo Brewing

September 15

Rotating Tap is an award-winning comedy show and Colorado’s only brewery touring showcase combining some of the cities best beers with stand-up comedians seen on Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central and more!

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.eventvesta.com/events/8257,

Denver Arts Festival

September 18 - September 19

140 artists, live music; wine, beer & food; and kid’s art zone. Sat. 10am–6pm, Sun. 10am–5pm. Free admission and parking.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: www.denverartsfestival.com,

DYAO presents Art & Poetry: East Meets West

September 26

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is proud to present “Art & Poetry: East Meets West.” Led by DYAO Music Director Wes Kenney, the Young Artists Orchestra opens its season with an offering of unforgettable music at Boettcher Concert Hall. The program includes Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6, a composition that marks the start of Dvorak’s integrative style of composition, influenced by conservatism, modernism, and the nationalism of his time. Colorado Symphony Concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams is the featured soloist in Fire…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: tickets.coloradosymphony.org/6086,

The NU Lady Lieu Confab

September 26

CCE is back again for a Sunday of networking, expression, and confabulation. Master of Ceremony, Shanae Ross, leads the way for our performing lineup with words of art from Boulder poet, Tayler April, and great laughs from Denver comedian, Taheera Harris. Hear from a our selected guests during the live recorded NU Lady Lieu Femcast where we discuss evolving and expressing femininity in our community. Close out the evening with the sweet vocals of cause performer, Jacqueline Rose. This month’s…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nu-lady-lieu-confab-tickets-168779924297,

October 2021

House Museum Book Club

October 3

Join the Center for Colorado Women’s History and the Molly Brown House Museum online for a collaborative book club hosted by two treasured Denver house museums. Join the Center for Colorado Women’s History and the Molly Brown House Museum online for a collaborative book club hosted by two treasured Denver house museums. We chose six titles to read and discuss in 2021. On October 3rd at 12:30 PM, we will discuss The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.historycolorado.org/node/56634#event=house-museum-book-club-6;instance=20211003123000,

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival – BEANS

October 13

Beans, director Tracey Deer (Mohawk). Stream the film on your own Oct 8-15, then join the filmmaker Q&A on Oct 13. Inspired by true events, this is the story of 12-yr old Beans, growing up fast during the Oka Crisis in Quebec. Inspired by true events, this is the story of twelve-year-old Beans: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during The Oka Crisis, the…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Movies and Film
Website: secure1.dmns.org/indigenous-film-beans,

Jazz and Tacos!

October 13

Pete Lewis Quartet and La Familia Taco Truck Pete Lewis Quartet and La Familia Taco Truck

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: www.eventvesta.com/events/8971/t/tickets,

Full Circle: A Celebration of the Martin Building

October 22

A celebration of the beloved Gio Ponti-designed Martin Building at 50 years and its inspiring next chapter! Music, cocktails, food and more. Festive attire encouraged. Enjoy live music from DJs Jeromie Dorrane, Mario Zoots and Kiltro, plus fun food stations and funky cocktails. Be amongst the first to explore seven floors of newly designed galleries and exhibitions inside the Martin Building on this fun night out! Festive attire is encouraged! 50th Anniversary Gold or Vibrant Vintage are welcome. All attendees…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.denverartmuseum.org/en/calendar/full-circle,

8th Annual Park Hill Artists Open Studio Tour

October 23 - October 24

Studio locations in Greater Park Hill featuring the original art work of over 20 local artists will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 23 & 24. Free map at The Art Garage, 6100 E. 23rd Ave. info@artgaragedenver.com Admission is free. For more information: Patricia Barr Clarke 303-377-5413; The Art Garage 303-377-2353

Categories: Arts and Culture, NE Denver/NW Aurora Events
Website: artgaragedenver.com/ ,

The East Theater Company presents “A Midsummer’s Night Dream”

October 28 - November 6

Join along with other “foolish mortals” in a magical, mythical forest as we follow fairies and lovers discover that “the course of true love never did run smooth” in Shakespeare’s classic “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” Performed by the East Theatre Company grades 9-12, October 28th-30th and November 3rd – 6th, the production will be enjoyed by all ages (virtual live stream performance on November 6th). Tickets $8 for students and $15 for adults and can be purchased at: In Person…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.facebook.com/events/4904244056305282/?ref=newsfeed,

November 2021

Kim Robards Dance opens 35th Anniversary Season with “Fragile Spaces” celebrating Denver Arts Week

November 6

Kim Robards Dance performs new works and audience favorites that inspire and eloquently address the human experience on Saturday November 6, 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cultural Center. Kim Robards Dance performs new works and audience favorites that inspire and eloquently address the human experience on Saturday November 6, 7:30 p.m. at Lakewood Cultural Center. The evening features two premieres: “Reset” in three movements including a coy duet and sections presented by the full ensemble which brings to the forefront the…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Website: lakewood.showare.com/FragileSpaces,

DYAO presents Epic Themes

November 14

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is proud to present Epic Themes, an afternoon of some of the most exhilarating orchestral music ever composed. Don’t miss the Conservatory Orchestra and the String Ensemble on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 4PM! The Conservatory Orchestra and the String Ensemble, led by Joel Schut and Robert Stahly respectively, return to the stage of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts with featured guest artist Claude Sim from the Colorado Symphony. Epic Themes takes place…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: newmancenter.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=DYAO&linkID=denver-newman&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=,

Hip Hop Nutcracker

November 19 - November 20

A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A holiday mash-up for the whole family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is back and better than ever. Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. A unique and joyful event, this evening-length production is performed…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Entertainment
Website: www.denvercenter.org/tickets-events/hip-hop-nutcracker,

Firefly Handmade Holiday Market on Old S. Gaylord St. in Wash Park

November 20 - November 21

Light up your holidays at our most festive market of the year. Join us for: -80+ creatively curated artisans -Outdoor hot & festive cocktails, beer, and wine -Live music -Local shops, restaurants, and bars -Free admission Light up your holidays at our most festive market of the year as Colorado’s premier handmade artisan market returns to Old South Gaylord Street, dressed and trimmed to create a beautiful holiday shopping experience! Shop and visit with our incredible artisans, and enjoy food…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: www.fireflyhandmade.com/holiday-market,

Denver Concert Band: Winter Around the World

November 20

The Denver Concert Band performs their annual holiday concert, featuring a selection of exciting classical pieces and holiday music. The first half of the concert will showcase an exciting classical repertoire, while the second half explores the holiday season, including the piece “Russian Christmas Music.” There may even be a visit from a certain couple from the North Pole!

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: www.denverconcertband.org/,

Author Colum McCann at the Neustadt JAAMM Festival

November 30

Join the Neustadt JAAMM Festival on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with author Colum McCann. From the National Book Award-winning and bestselling author of ‘Let the Great World Spin’ comes an epic novel, ‘Apeirogon,’ rooted in the real-life friendship between two men united by loss. McCann will be in-person at the JCC Elaine Wolf Theatre and the event will be streaming on Eventive.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: jaamm.eventive.org/schedule/610d8275047de6006e2eabd7,

Fiestas Navideñas

November 30

Kick off the holiday season with a feast for the senses! In this performance, Fiesta Colorado Dance Company, ArtistiCO, and Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra take the audience on a tour of Christmas celebrations throughout the country of Mexico. The dances performed will feature original choreography based on traditional dances from the Mexican and Spanish dance masters. The performances represent the many dance traditions that are now a part of the rich cultural roots of Colorado. The colorful Mexican dances…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: newmancenterpresents.com/event/fiestas-navidenas/?event_date=2021-11-30,
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