Things to Do

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver Today

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There's been a wealth of free events around town this weekend, opportunities to stretch your mind and body without emptying your wallet.

Keep reading for three of the best free events in and around Denver today:

Native American Spring Craft Sale
Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lakota Way Healing Center, 201 West Fifth Avenue

A rare shopping opportunity for handmade wares by Indigenous artists will arrive over the weekend at Denver’s Lakota Way community health center. Treasures on sale will include beadwork, blankets, baskets, pottery, leather items and other beautifully crafted goods; you'll also be able to sample delicious eats from Renee's Famous Frybread and Indian Tacos. Admission is free; learn more here.

Día del Niño and SCFD Free Day
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock Street
Sunday, April 24, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Mexican tradition of Día del Niño (Children’s Day) falls annually on April 30, which more or less matches up with Denver’s SCFD free days at local museums. The Denver Art Museum celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its own observance with a family-friendly day of cultural performances from around the globe, hands-on activities and a while-they-last children’s book giveaway. Next door at the Clyfford Still Museum, families are invited to drop by in the morning for a tin folk-art workshop and additional performances. RSVP for the DAM here; the Still Museum does not require registration.
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Helanius Wilkins continues the conversation.

Lafayette Conversation Series: Stitching the Geopolitical Quilt to Re-Body Belonging

Belonging Conversation: A Community Gathering, Sunday, April 24, 1 to 3 p.m.
Workshop Series: Illuminating Your Voice, Mondays, April 25, May 2 and May 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Collective Community Arts Center, 201 North Public Road, Lafayette
Dancer/choreographer/activist and University of Colorado Boulder educator Helanius Wilkins continues his Conversation Series, an open-ended, state-hopping project dedicated to giving voice to BIPOC stories through movement. In Lafayette, he'll host a lecture series for people interested in contributing to a final dance with roots in local history. He’ll first loosen up audiences with Belonging Conversation on Sunday; beginning April 25, Wilkins will work with residents on three consecutive Mondays to continue shaping the work, which is slated to be performed on May 4. To be included, find details and register here.

and an ongoing bonus:

Framing the Future Print Pop-Up Show and Virtual Auction
Pop-Up Show: Now through live online auction Wednesday, May 4
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock Street
CPAC’s goal of expanding into a new, larger location in early 2023 is beginning to gain speed and urgency. Here’s a way to help the growing photography center and its Framing the Future fundraising campaign: Bid on something beautiful or, if you’re a photographer, something useful. Along with thirty donated photographic works by established artists, auction items include book bundles and portfolio reviews with industry professionals. Bidding continues through May 4, when CPAC hosts a virtual live auction. In the meantime, visit the pop-up exhibition in person. Register at separate links here for the Clickbid site and Zoom auction.

Do you know of a free event around town? We'll
be updating this list through the week; send information to [email protected]