Memorial Day is coming right up, and there's not a moment to waste. Get ready for the three-day weekend ahead by enjoying some of the great free entertainment offerings in Denver, starting with a yoga event that should put you in the right frame of mind for surviving the rest of the week. Namaste.
Monday, May 22, 6 to 7 pm.
Civic Center MOVES
Civic Center Park
Get moving on Monday, May 22, when Civic Center MOVES partners with Remix, a group of young adults supporting the Colorado Symphony, for a special free event: all-levels yoga in the park, accompanied by music from members of the Colorado Symphony. Meet at the Greek Amphitheater in the park at 6 p.m. No experience necessary, but you should bring your own mat along with a signed waiver, which you can find on the Civic Center MOVES web page.
Wednesday, May 24, 5 to 7 p.m.
Blues Music in the Galleria
Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets
After being cancelled for bad weather last week, free blues music celebrating the Blue Trees project is back on Wednesday, May 24, with music from the Arthur Lee Land Trio. Meet at the entrance to the Galleria at 14th and Curtis streets to listen; cocktails will be available from the pop-up Glasstop Bar. Return on Friday at 6 p.m. for more music by Street Cyphers. Find out more on the Blue Trees Facebook page.
Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m.
Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue
Chuck Klosterman, the New York Times best-selling author of nine books, comes to the Tattered Cover to present his latest work, Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Definitely Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century. Admission is free; copies of the book will be available for $27. Find out more on the Tattered Cover site.
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Saturday, May 27
Denver Day of Rock
16th Street Mall
Denver Day of Rock returns to the 16th Street Mall on Saturday, May 27, with more than two dozen bands on two stages. Admission is free, but you can buy a $50 passbook for deals at local restaurants and bars. Find the full schedule on the Day of Rock website.
Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28
Denver Arts Festival
Conservatory Green at Stapleton (8309 East 49th Place)
The Denver Arts Festival has gone through several name changes since it started nineteen years ago, and last year the DAF moved to Stapleton. That's where the fine art and craft exhibition, which features over 100 of Colorado’s best artists along with a select group of national artists, will return this weekend for two days of free entertainment. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 27, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 28. Find out more on the DAF website.
For more events, see the Westword calendar.