This week is filled with opportunities to connect with the community, cultivate creativity and play with a purpose. Stop by the Denver Art Museum for an evening of imagination building, or be moved by the stories shared at the Documentaries on Display showing in Boulder. Immerse yourself in the local art and skate scene during a unique mashup event at Rhinoceropolis, or tie up those laces for the Denver Promise Walk. This week carries no deficit in opportunities to engage with and enjoy Colorado arts and culture.

Recess

Photo courtesy of We Find You Go

Photo courtesy of We Find You Go

When: April 27, 6-10 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Museum, Sharp Auditorium, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy, Denver

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Imaginations will soar at this evening dedicated to finding creative inspiration through atypical avenues. Hosted by the Colorado American Marketing Association, Recess features eight outside-of-the-box speakers who will share how they stay inspired through ingenuity, play, and challenges. Adult coloring books are an added bonus for attendees.

Community Day at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

Photo courtesy of Man on the Lam

Photo courtesy of Man on the Lam

When: May 01, 1-4 p.m.
Where: Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 Gaylord Street, Denver
Cost: Free

The Low Down: Coloradans and visitors alike are invited to enjoy free admission to the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls & Toys on May 1. Voted one of the top museums in Denver by Denver A-List, this eclectic collection of exhibits aims to provide education and the cultural preservation of visual arts using miniatures, dolls and toys.

Fullon Compadres Art Show & Screening

When: April 30, 8 p.m.

Where: Rhinoceropolis, 3553 Brighton Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free; $5 suggested donation

Tickets: RSVP Here

The Low Down: As a local DIY venue, Rhinocerpolis is no stranger to the experimental and interactive. The Fullon Compadres art show and screening promises to be a perfect mash-up of both elements, with a night of skateboard-centric art, sculptures, and a 9 p.m. premiere of Fullon Compadre’s most recent skate video. There will also be live music and indoor skateboarding for all the local shredders in attendance.

Shrine Circus

Photo Courtesy of Shrine Circus

Photo Courtesy of Shrine Circus

When: April 29-30, 7:30 pm & May 1, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield
Cost: $14 to $35
The Low Down: Dancing elephants, jumping tigers and flying acrobats – all the classic elements you know and love will take the spotlight during this two-day circus spectacular. Also known as the Zerbini Family Circus, this year marks the 252nd Anniversary of the show, which got its start in Paris in 1763. Rumor has it there will even be clowns – but hopefully not the freaky kind.

 Documentaries on Display

When: April 27, 6 p.m.
Where: Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder
Cost: Free

The Low Down: Join Graduate students from CU Boulder in a free screening of their short narrative documentary projects. Ranging from local personal stories to tales of international treks, these short narrative films follow a single character or concept in an effort to explore deeper elements of humanity.

 

Denver Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

When: May 01, 7:30-11 a.m.

Where: City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver

Cost: Free

Registration: Available Here

The Low Down: Since 2004, the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia™ has been a primary awareness and fundraising event for the Preeclampsia Foundation.  This free annual walk aims to raise public awareness and funding for the millions of mothers and babies affected by preeclampsia every year. Since its inception, the event has raised over $1.8 million dollars for research and patient care.

 

Mark Your Calendars

Free Comic Book Day

When: May 7

Where: Various participating comic book stores around Colorado

Cost: Free

 

Denver Punk Rock Flea Market

When: May 7, 12-5 p.m.

Where: Glitter Dome Event Center, 3600 Wynkoop St, Denver

Cost: $5, kids 10 and under free

 

Florence Crittenton Services: 12th Annual Miles for Moms 5K Run/Walk

When: May 7, 8-11 a.m.

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 17th Ave. & Utica St., Denver

Cost: Kids 10 & under free, Online Registration $25, Event Day $30

Registration: Here

 

 

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