Denver Zoo Launches Asian American Festival
Saturday Sunday. To celebrate Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month, the Denver Zoo is holding its first event this weekend Asian American and Pacific Islands Festival, Organizers said the event is inspired by the zoo’s partnership with the Filipino-American Community of Colorado, and will offer multicultural dance, music, art, workshops, and community engagement, which “make a contribution to the zoo’s Asian cultures and countries with their animals.” unique relationship through the medium. conservation program. ,
Along with the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, Sakura Square’s Cherry Blossom Festival, and a few others, this is one of the few events anywhere in Colorado celebrating the diverse Asian population of the Front Range. In other words: don’t miss it.
It runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15 at 2300 Steele St. The festival is included in regular day admission, $14-$20. Visit denverzoo.org/events for schedules and more information.
Friday. As part of their “Marimba Crazy” spring tour in the US and Mexico, Brother Gamma will swing. Levitt Pavilion On Friday, May 13, for a free show for all ages headlined by his band son rompe peraWhich mixes traditional Mexican sounds with punk, garage and other contemporary influences.
Show starts at 1380 W. Florida Ave. Ruby Hill Park, and (as noted) admission is free to Levitt’s non-profit concert model. Watch more free shows and register for Son Rompe Pera at Ticketweb.com.
Salida Film Fest premiere
Saturday and Sunday. Outside of Telluride, Denver and Boulder, it can be hard to pin down Colorado’s movie-fest scene, with dozens of high country events competing for attention. opening this weekend Salida Film Festival Another is the latest with a beautiful setting and thoughtful, discrete lineup Salida Steamplant Event Center,
Audiences can catch A24’s “C’Mon C’Mon” (opening night) and four other features, documentary shorts, a free table read, a local-filmmaker festival, a free movement class, and a free panel talk around Denver can. Recently completed Seriesfest.
The four-day pass to the event, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday, May 15, is $80, while the individual screening is $12. View the full schedule at salidasteampplant.com/salida-film-festival.
Get Schooled by Professor Felix
Friday. Louisville will get a little weird on Friday, May 13, when the touring internationally, Denver-based psychic and illusionist Professor Felix Step on stage. The old-school gentleman with the mischievous grin has been reading audiences’ minds for years without resorting to hypnosis or other magic-hacks, but he’s also a clever comedic, storyteller, and improvisational artist.
Their ever-evolving, audience-driven show airs from 8-9:30 pm Louisville Underground640 Main St. in Louisville. $15-$75. Be prepared to share your innermost thoughts—or at least some shocking laughs. evenbright.com
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