Throughout the weeklong observance — during which each day is dedicated to a different principle — the Kwanzaa Committee will keep folks busy with a myriad of events for adults and families alike, at various local libraries and Five Points landmarks, including the Black American West Museum on California Street and Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center on Welton. For a complete schedule of Denver’s Kwanzaa events, visit brotherjeff.com; most are free or come with a minimal entry fee.
Got bored kids, and lots of them? Make it a night by loading everyone in the car and heading to the Denver Zoo, 2900 East 23rd Avenue, where Kwanzaa will cross paths with the ongoing Zoo Lights display tonight through December 30. African drumming, dancing and storytelling will take place in the Celebration Pavilion; it’s all included with the Zoo Lights fee of $7 to $13 and comes with the extra candy coating of thousands of twinkling lights, nighttime carousel rides and tasty hot chocolate. For details about Kwanzaa at the Denver Zoo, go to denverzoo.org.
Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2014