Arts and entertainment briefs from Summit County and beyond
Denver museum hosts free Dia Del Nino
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Center and the Consulate General of Mexico in Denver to host a Dia del Nino celebration for its Scientific and Cultural Facilities District Free Day on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to free general admission for all visitors, the celebration will include music and dance performances; face painting; crafts; visits from Colorado sports mascots; a museum-wide scavenger hunt; and One Book for Colorado readings in English and Spanish. The Denver Public Library’s bookmobile, The Reading Rocket, will be parked in front of the museum from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access to the temporary exhibition “Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids” will be free, and special discounts on IMAX and Planetarium tickets will be offered as part of the Museum’s Día del Niño celebration. Visit http://www.dmns.org for more information.
Western Slope Home &
Recreation expo coming soon
The Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo will take place the weekend of Saturday, May 16 in Eagle. The expo is the region’s largest home event, featuring manufacturers and retailers from across the region, including Summit County, showcasing remodeling and repair products, including renewable windows, decking, garage gear, sheds and more.
On Saturday, Home Expo guests will be able to win a prize every hour between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Additionally, on Sunday, the grand prize is a $2,500 credit toward a deck upgrade, maintenance, restoration or new construction from Detail Decking.
The Western Slope Home & Recreation Expo takes place at the Eagle River Center on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, and access is free but suggested donations of $2 per person benefit Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. For more information visit http://www.westernslopehomeshow.com.
Five Points Jazz Festival returns to Denver on Saturday, May 16
Denver Arts & Venues’ 12th annual Five Points Jazz Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, celebrating the music, culture and roots of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood. The free festival features more than 30 bands playing live music on eight stages throughout the day.
The festival offers one of the most culturally diverse lineups to date, providing Denver with an afternoon filled with several types of jazz to experience — Latin, blues, funk, trios, youth-focused programming and more. Other activities include an art and food marketplace, car show and youth area featuring a climbing wall, stilt walking clinic, performances on the Youth Stage, Pedal Positive bike activities, face painting and the Mysto Mysto magic show.
The Five Points Jazz Festival takes place on Welton Street between 26th and 30th streets. The festival can be accessed via light rail on the D Line, which will terminate at the 25th & Welton station between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. on Saturday. Denver B-Cycle users can utilize the Five Points station at 710 E. 26th Ave. For more information, visit http://www.artsandvenues.com.
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