Outdoor Festivals Are Back!
April 29, 2021
It’s been over a year since we’ve been able to enjoy the quintessential spring and summer activity—outdoor festivals. This weekend, you can stroll the streets of the RiNo Art District or hang out at Belleview Station and enjoy food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, and LIVE MUSIC!
TODAY/TONIGHT, April 29
VOLUNTEER AT THE SPACE MUSEUM
If you just can’t get enough of the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, why not become a volunteer? Tonight’s virtual Volunteer Information Night gives you the chance to learn about volunteer opportunities to help inspire others about aviation and aerospace!
Find out how you can become a docent and lead guided tour for groups of all ages or maybe run one of the Interpretive Stations where you’ll perform science demonstrations related to air and space. You could also help out at events including corporate events, private parties, and special signature events. If you’re an educator, perhaps you would enjoy engaging with students through educational aerospace programs. Hands-on craftsy types will enjoy restoring aircraft and maintaining the beauty of the historical displays. These are no ordinary volunteer opportunities!
Wings Over the Rockies Online
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL WEALTH CREATION CLASS
Most people would agree that their financial future is an important consideration. Yet how many take a formal class in financial education? This online webinar is a straightforward introduction to assembling the personalized tools and strategies necessary for a lifetime of informed decisions.
In this two-hour virtual course, you’ll learn how to prepare for your financial future, create and manage an annual family budget, become aware of 14 wealth planning mistakes, and strategize college funding. Recent changes to tax rules and the difference between income versus wealth accumulation will also be covered.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, April 29 – May 2
BLACK GIRLS MUSEUM
A one-of-a-kind interactive art installation, this exhibition places the power of identity into the hands of Black girls and women as it illustrates the Black female experience. Designed to both educate new audiences and celebrate the essence of Black women, this museum is ultimately a love letter to Black girls everywhere!
Edens, 1439 26th St., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sat., 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wander through a whimsical world made up of interactive digital media and photography—all in celebration of the earth! You’ll see the planet from air, land, and sea, all through a series of themed sets that are designed to put you into the picture.
Take some selfies or arrange group photos with members of your family. The large-scale exhibit covers 13,000 square feet—so wear comfortable shoes!
Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., Suite 280, Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sun., 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
RESTAURANT WEEK WINDS UP
If you haven’t taken advantage of the incredible opportunity to sample the best restaurant cuisine in Denver for one low fixed price, this is your final opportunity! Denver Restaurant Week ends on Sunday, so make your reservations now!
Over 200 Mile High City restaurants are offering multi-course dinners, many with new specials designed just for this event. You can dine-in, get it to-go, or have it delivered—so what are you waiting for?
Starting at 5:00 p.m. daily
Reserve: $25-$45 per person
QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD
This poignant and funny coming-of-age story takes place in the turbulent 1960s, when a young Black girl from Queens comes face-to-face with the Civil Rights movement.
Jacqueline Marie Butler lives a sheltered middle-class life until she’s sent to a progressive school in the heart of Greenwich Village. With an uplifting Motown soundtrack, Queens Girl in the World is an energetic foray back into live theatre!
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
WATCH A FILM IN THE THEATRE
Academy Award winning Best Actress Frances McDormand encouraged us all to do it: Go to a theatre and watch a movie the way it was meant to be seen! Harkins Theatres continues to run their Best Picture Film Fest, so now that you know the winners, why not watch them in the movie theatre?
Harkins Theatres Northfield 18, 8300 E. Northfield Blvd., Denver
Friday, April 30
FRIDAY NIGHT BAZAAR
It’s a Spring Street Festival! The RiNo Art District is hosting a carefree evening of shopping, sipping, eating, and mingling, out on the streets of downtown Denver!
With over 40 local vendors, food trucks, craft cocktails and beer, and LIVE MUSIC, it will feel like the Before Times!
2424 Larimer St., Denver
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, April 30 – May 1
TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY THEATRE
Calling all thespians! Auditions for the upcoming production of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes will be held at The People’s Building this weekend, or you can submit an audition tape if you prefer.
Howard Barnes is an average man living an average life—that is until he wakes up one day and finds his life has become a musical. The play is equal parts satire, romantic comedy, and a love letter to the American musical. This is the inaugural production of Forge Light Theatreworks, and they have committed to building a cast representative of ALL people in our community.
The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Taped auditions accepted Fri. – Sat., 12:00 p.m.
In-person auditions: Sat., 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 1
SOUTHLANDS FARMERS’ MARKET
Southlands Farmers’ Market is back! You know spring has really arrived once you can spend a Saturday morning browsing the fresh produce, baked goods, and other homemade finds at the Farmers’ Market!
Southlands, 6155 S. Main Street, Aurora
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, May 1-2
THE BIG WONDERFUL WEEKEND FESTIVAL
Bring the family, the dogs, and your sense of adventure for this spectacular two-day outdoor festival celebrating the best of Colorado! In case you don’t remember how it works: there will be food trucks, fashion trucks, an outdoor stage, and loads of fun!
It’s been a long, long time since we’ve been able to gather and enjoy live music, outdoor games, shopping, eating, and of course craft brews! Music lineup includes Colorado bluegrass, cover bands, 90s hits, and a Bob Marley tribute! Fun for the whole family—kids under 16 are FREE!
Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver
12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Arts, Music and More Near Southshore!
Enjoy Life at the Lake in the master-planned community of Southshore—and find culture and entertainment within easy reach! Looking for a new home you can add your signature style to? Tour the beautiful model homes from Taylor Morrison, Richmond American Homes and Toll Brothers. Available in ranch and two-story designs, Southshore homes are priced between the upper $400s and the $700s.