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The week begins with Worldwide Ladies’s Day, and that theme influences many occasions over the following few days, from appearances by leaders as numerous as Cindy McCain and Candi CdeBaca to the work of feminine artists in an Artwork Strut within the Dairy Block. However there’s additionally an introduction to Keith Haring’s work, together with applications devoted to racial justice … and an immersive drive-through exercise that guarantees to be simply plain enjoyable.

Learn on for 13 of the very best free issues to do that week, on-line and in particular person.

Athena Venture Artists Sound Off Collection
Tuesday, March 9, 7 to 9 p.m., on-line

Venture Athena rightly selected Worldwide Ladies’s Day because the launch date for Artists Sound Off, a collection of Zoom discussions each second Tuesday designed to construct group amongst ladies within the arts. The primary session begins issues off in earnest with a average city corridor type assembly of key ladies from creative establishments. Within the weeks to come back, the themes cut up in several instructions, touching advantageous artwork, theater, trend design, comedy and dance alongside the best way; the collection runs by means of June 29. Participation is free; register prematurely at Eventbrite.

CURE Venture Inaugural Worldwide Ladies’s Day Celebration
Wednesday March 10, midday, on-line

Denver 7 information anchor Anne Trujillo alongside Venture CURE CEO Dr. Douglas Jackson will host a program that features a dialogue with keynote speaker Cindy McCain, in addition to an awards present for Ladies Main Change in healthcare, and tales about Venture CURE’s work to struggle COVID-19 at dwelling and overseas. Registration is free right here, however donations are welcome.

Keith Haring: Stairwell to Grace
Wednesday March 10, midday, on-line
The primary installment of a four-part collection, “Keith Haring: Stairwell to Grace” begins within the stairwell of Grace Home, as host Carlo McCormick shares the story of the staircase in artwork and cinema, from Marcel Duchamp to Led Zeppelin by way of Alfred Hitchcock. Gil Vazquez will current the life and work of Keith Haring and share the historical past of the mural at Grace Home, a former convent and former dwelling of the Catholic Youth Group on the Higher West Facet of New York Metropolis, the place Haring created a collection of murals from the early Nineteen Eighties. These murals are the main target of the present exhibit on the Denver Museum of Modern Artwork, which hosts this free on-line program (pay what you need as an possibility); Register now right here.

Leaders as readers: Candi CdeBaca
Wednesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m., on-line

Tattered Cowl welcomes Denver Metropolis Council Consultant Candi CdeBaca to the Leaders as Readers collection. A fifth-generation Northeast Denver native and a graduate of Handbook Excessive Faculty and the College of Denver, CdeBaca is the primary LGBTQ Latina and the primary Democratic Socialist to serve on Denver Metropolis Council. There, she continued to be a powerful advocate for the criminalization of poverty, environmental racism, and the displacement of Denver’s black and brown communities. Discover out what she reads and study extra right here.

President’s Lecture Collection that includes Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Thursday, March 11, 11 a.m. to midday, on-line

At this Metropolitan State College of Denver President’s Lecture Collection occasion, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon will talk about his guide The women of Kobani, which shares the story of an all-female Kurdish militia that fought towards the Islamic State and for girls’s rights in Syria. Katherine Miller, Affiliate Professor and Sufferer Companies Coordinator at MSU Denver’s Gender Institute for Training and Advocacy, will host a digital dialogue and stay question-and-answer session. Be taught extra and join the free program right here.

Colorado Ladies’s Corridor of Fame: A New Political Period
Thursday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. to six:30 p.m., on-line

On this first digital fireplace dialog, Gail Schoettler, the primary girl to function each Colorado State Treasurer (1987-1995) and Lieutenant Governor (1995-1999), will talk about politics together with her fellow inductee Corridor of Fame Judi Wagner, a founding father of the Ladies’s Financial institution of Denver, which opened in 1978, and co-founder of the Middle for Ladies’s Well being Analysis on the College of Colorado. Join the free program right here.

UndocuMonologue of the Motus Theater
Thursday, March 11, 6 p.m., on-line

Houston Police Chief Artwork Acevedo will learn Laura Peniche’s story of reaching out to different Christians to debate her understanding of Jesus’ teachings on mercy, in addition to her command that “You’re keen on one another as I’ve beloved you”. The free program is impressed by the music of Uruguayan musician Elisa Garcia and the tales of two different UndocuMonologists, Tania Chairez and Cristian Solano Córdova. After the studying, Acevedo will mirror with Peniche on the expertise of studying his story; different monologues from UndocuAmerica will be part of them for a post-performance question-and-answer session. Register now right here.

Dwelling Battle: Policing and Police Reform in America
Thursday, March 11, 6 to 7 p.m., on-line

The nationwide protests after the demise of George Floyd have impressed ongoing debates about what the way forward for the police ought to appear to be; sweeping recommendations reminiscent of eradicating the police drive or slicing funding for the police have sowed misunderstandings and prompted many reprimands. On the similar time, cities throughout the nation are experiencing spikes in violent crime that defy developments, particularly homicides. Are misguided police reform efforts accountable? That is simply one of many questions that will probably be addressed by Dwight Henninger, Rafael Mangual and Vikrant Reddy on this Vail Symposium program hosted by Allison Sherry. Be taught extra and subscribe right here.

A grape within the solar, Act II
Friday, March 12, 6 p.m., on-line

When the black playwright Lorraine Hansberry’s A grape within the solar hit Broadway in 1959, it was each a revelation and a revolution, highlighting the observe of redlining to maintain black households out of white neighborhoods, in addition to same-race discrimination and generational variations. These themes nonetheless resonate after sixty years – simply one of many causes the Tattered Cowl and Emancipation Theater will current a digital dramatic studying of the second act of the play, adopted by an interview with director Jeff Campbell and the solid. Register prematurely for the free occasion at Eventbrite.

Exploring Immigration and Allies: An Academic Occasion In opposition to Racism
Saturday, March 13, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., on-line

The United Nations Affiliation for Boulder is internet hosting this occasion stay with anti-racism creator Paul Kivel, creator of Uprooting Racism: How Whites Can Work for Social Justice, in addition to performances by musicians Julia Che Taylor and Teresita Lozano, all exploring the theme of immigration and alliance. A matter-and-answer session with Kivel and Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition consultant Mateo Lozano will comply with. This system is free and all donations will profit the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition; Register now right here.

State Finals 2021 Poetry Out Loud
Saturday, March 13, 4 p.m. to five p.m., on-line

The Colorado Poetry Out Loud Youth Contest shouldn’t be a full-fledged learn or open mic or poetry slam. As a substitute, it recollects the previous days by specializing in memorizing, reciting, and performing poems written by others. Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Colorado Inventive Industries are working collectively to host the native session of a nationwide program, free to look at on the Lighthouse Writers YouTube channel. In case you miss the ultimate on Saturday, you may have a second likelihood to tune in, when Phrases by Coronary heart: A Showcase of the 2021 Colorado Poetry Out Loud Digital State Finals airs at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18 on PBS 12. Learn extra right here.

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Artists will strut at Artwork Strut.

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Artwork Strut: Ladies of their infinite types
Saturday, March 13, 4 p.m. to six p.m.
Dairy block, 1800 rue Wazee

Venture Athena strikes once more with Ladies of their infinite types, the results of a bunch of native feminine artists invited to design pristine mannequins based on private interpretations of the theme for show all through March on the Dairy Block, each contained in the Milk Market and at exterior within the artwork aisle. Taking part Colorado artists embody Adri Norris, Autumn T. Thomas, Jana Hope, Lindsey Gutman, Deborah Jang, Tatiana Jordan, Karlee Mariel, Michelle Lamb, Mel Aman and Samantha Doom Donen in addition to an extra piece from Denver Milk Market. Throughout Artwork Strut, you’ll be able to meet the artists and store for his or her crafts at a pop-up artwork market celebrating ladies within the arts. It is free to buy and stroll by means of the displays; discover extra info right here.

Anythink Drive-In: A Insanely Great And Curiously Heavenly Storytelling Journey
Saturday March 13, 6:30 p.m. and eight:30 p.m.

Anythink Brighton, 327 East Bridge Avenue, Brighton
Head to Anythink Brighton for an immersive, family-friendly interactive storytelling expertise. Throughout this multi-sensory journey, you’ll hear and see people tales in a complete new means, all from the consolation of your car; all you want is an FM radio and your creativeness (though implausible costumes are inspired). The free program is hosted by the Anythink and Alt Ethos libraries, and every automobile should be registered prematurely right here.

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