Where To Sing, Breathe and Take Action in Denver After the Election
This post has been updated with new events.
Westword Music is keeping an eye on events that respond directly to the recent election, whether these are music-related protests or gatherings, benefit concerts or workshops. Please send tips and event info to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are a few events that involve local artists. We will be updating this post with more information as we receive it.
1. Community Gathering for Positive Change
Monday, November 14, 6 p.m.
The Deer Pile, 206 East 13th Avenue
The Deer Pile, the arts venue above City, O' City, will host a meeting for community members "to talk about ideas for what's next and what we CAN ACTUALLY DO," according to the event's Facebook page.
2. Pussy Riot: A Conversation with Masha and Sasha
Monday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
Pussy Riot is a feminist punk band that has continued to make international headlines since its members' activist efforts in Russia — namely, protesting against Putin in a church — sent them to prison. The case was watched closely by global media and human rights groups, and after 21 months, Maria (Masha) Alyokhina was released. The time in prison only seemed to energize the actions of the collective, and it recently released the single "Straight Outta Vagina," which is as catchy and provocative as ever. Alyokhina is currently on a speaking tour with Pussy Riot's "Mediazona collaborator and reporter" Alexandra (Sasha) Bogino. Masha and Sasha will join in conversation with Ru Johnson and Westword contributor Bree Davies.
3. Love Trumps Hate Candlelight Gathering — Sing In
Sunday, November 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Cheesman Park, 1599 8th Avenue
People are invited to meet in front of the pavilion in Cheesman Park, where there will be the outline of a heart. Participants are encouraged to bring their own candles and join in a group-sing, aiming to "share solutions on where we go from here to continue fighting for equality, love and unity in our country," according to the Facebook event page.
Denver Unites for Better Than Trump
Thursday, November 10, 5:30 p.m.
Colorado State Capitol, 200 East Colfax Avenue
Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Tonight, We Dance
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue
Sunday, November 13, 2-3:30 p.m.
Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, 1100 Fillmore Street
This post will be updated with more events and information as we receive it.
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