Weekend Things to Do Around Denver and Beyond: Mural Crawl, Silent Film Festival and More | Culture & Leisure

FRIDAY SATURDAY

With a mission to “build community through music” as they are “zealous in the pursuit of social justice”, the 130 voices Denver Women’s Choir presents its spring concert, #lovewins, at the King Center on the Auraria campus, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, live Saturday. Their personal musical direction tells “the story of LGBTQIA+ victories and the work we have yet to do.” Attendees are encouraged to bring feminine hygiene items and baby items for Warren Village and The Gathering Place. For tickets: denverchoruses.org/events

FRIDAY SUNDAY

A quiet weekend sprinkled with levity as the Denver Botanical Gardens host the silent film festival in the Sturm family auditorium. The timing is perfect, they say, because “We Need to Laugh” at 11 comedy shorts and features. Tickets and times: denversilentfilmfestival.eventive.org/welcome

Take it on a Friday night wall exploration along the historic Santa Fe Drive Art District to view original murals and street art, many by Denver’s top Chicano artists. Learn what art is and what graffiti and tagging is. Visit from 6 p.m. at the Museum de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Registration $25, tellmemorereturns.com

SATURDAY SUNDAY

Follow the African American Musical journey to freedom with Kantorei, the origins of spirituals, slave ships throughout history. The first collaboration with the artist in residence Mr. Roger Holland II. 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Village of Cherry Hills. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. $25 tickets, free students, app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=127699

SATURDAY

Five female artists who personally understand the Hair culture are featured at an exhibition opening reception, 5-8 p.m. at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. Works are by Tara Bogart, Inyang Essien, Rohina Hoffman, Nancy Grace Horton and DM Witman will be on display through June 25. Zoom discussion with the artists on May 25. cpacphoto.org/hair-culture

SATURDAY

In 1920 the Rialto Theater in Loveland opened with silent films. Now owned by the City of Loveland, it is a performance and concert venue as well as a movie theater. These 100 years are at the center of a Rialto Theater Centenary Celebration with a concert by Grammy winner Mark Cohn. The free concert will take place outside the theater on 4th Street with spillover into the Foundry. The Street opens at 4 p.m., FACE Vocal Band takes the stage at 7:30 p.m., and Cohn at 8:15 p.m. p.m. Friday. rialtotheatercenter.org/centennial-celebration

SUNDAY

The first in the Birdseed Collective Summer Series of shows, eight local groups each week. Noon-4 p.m. Sundays, June 26, July 24, and August 28, Globeville Rec Center, 4496 Grant St. Free. Host, DJ Felix Fast4ward. www.birdseedcollective.org

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