Somehow, theyve made enough connections between the two to produce Celebrate 1908, a two-day festival of political and historical flashbacks peppered with performances, a Casa Mayan tour (the building still exists, in Aurarias Ninth Street Park), a 1908 memorabilia exhibition, and forums that re-create the issues and arguments of that year. It all takes place today and tomorrow in the Tivoli Turnhalle on the Auraria campus as a benefit for Auraria Casa Mayan Heritage, an organization created by Alcaro and Gonzalez to preserve Aurarias history and legacy. Fest events also include evening theater presentations, history lectures and a William Jennings Bryan Day proclamation by Mayor Hickenlooper; everything is covered by the $15 admission fee ($10 for seniors and students, $3 for children under twelve). For details, go to www.denver1908.org.
Fri., July 25; Sat., July 26, 2008