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Give peace a chance tomorrow at Tennyson Street's community crawl and concert

Bad-mouth peace? Who could? There is no solid argument against it. In our heart of hearts, we all want to work together, coexist quietly and get on with what's really important in life. And even in a world as cynical as this one we live in, peace is something worth working for. That's what the local nonprofit Jovial Concepts and its all-volunteer staff stands for, and also why the organization is hosting tomorrow's A Peace Tour on Tennyson event, an activity-laden crawl up one of our favorite streets, in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace.

The public is invited to make its way from one shop to another on Tennyson Street from 39th to 44th avenues, beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m. with a live glass-blowing demonstration at Shack Man Glass. From there, it's a mashup of things to do: live music at Flesher-Hinton Music, live participatory peace painting at Mid, Mod and More, a Dance of Universal Peace at For Heaven's Sake, a pizza deal and concert by Rob Drabkin at Parisi and vendors, face painters and more at the Red Door.

Then, doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Oriental Theater for a family-friendly show with live entertainment and a focus on peace. Among other things, the audience will learn about the Nuba Water Project in Sudan, hear from Ved Nanda of the Center for International Law at DU and see a video, The Day After Peace, which explains what International Peace Day is all about.

The evening wraps up with a performance by Flobots main man Jonny 5, peace trivia and a silent auction. Give peace a chance: Show admission is $6 in advance or $10 at the door; order tix and get a full schedule online.www.jovialconcepts.org

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