Let's give a special shout-out to nature and women as we enjoy this week's round of the best free events. We'll be in the presence of a chef on her way to celebrity, take a tour of a new National Monument and hear from local women musicians. It's a busy week; check out the Westword calendar for even more to do.
Live Viewing Party with Chef Heather
Mile High Station
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, free
Let's root for a local as Denver culinary creative Chef Heather takes on the Chopped challenge. We'll start the evening off meeting the chef and mingling around the cash bar. The show goes live at 8 p.m., and we'll see just how competitive our hometown hero can get. Afterward, Hazardous Tofu will fire up the party. Make sure to RSVP here.
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Discover Bears Ears — An Interactive Film Experience
7 p.m. Wednesday, free
You might not be able to get out of town for spring break, but this little event will more than suffice. Join ultra-runner Luke Nelson on a 360-degree interactive film tour of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. It's an amazing section of the world featuring majestic buttes, sacred cliff dwellings and the two bear-ear-shaped mesas for which the area is named. Grab a brew and some snacks, then put on the provided goggles to transport yourself on a tour through Nelson's eyes.
Panel Discussion: Female Artists in the Music Industry
6 p.m. Thursday, free
Dive into an important conversation with local women musicians about the challenges of gender in the industry. Hear from Megan Burtt, Tanya Shylock, Molly Zackary, SuCH, Bonnie Sims and more as they share how gender, race and sexuality have impacted their artistic careers and discuss ways of making the music industry more inclusive of women. Enjoy musical performances after the talk.