Take a City Tour: On August 4th, the Denver Architecture Foundation will publish two free audio tour trips available on denveraudiotours.org, featuring 24 locations highlighting more than a century of the city’s architectural and cultural history. You can choose between “Downtown Denver: A Game of City and Empire Builders” or “Civic Center Park: A Speerian Game”. Both tours can be done at your own pace – while following all social distancing protocols.

This is just the start of today’s free Denver events. Here are other options that you can enjoy in the privacy of your own home or in person.

Anti-Racism for the Discussion of the White Allied Community
Tuesday, August 4th, 5:30 p.m.
Raices Brewing, 2060 West Colfax Avenue
Councilor Jamie Torres teams up with Raices Brewing Co. to host this panel with Regina Jackson, Race 2 Dinner. Jenn Piper, American Friends Service Committee; Community leader Tania Valenzuela; and Roberto Montoya, RaceForward, Government Alliance for Racial Justice. Register here for personal participation. or watch it live on Facebook from 6 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/RaicesBrewing/.

Vail Dance Festival NOW: Premieres
Tuesday, August 4th, 6 p.m.
The Vail Dance Festival is virtual this year and has many free programs to watch online. NOW: The premieres include a world premiere choreographed by Bobbi Jene Smith with dancers Melissa Toogood, Calvin Royal III and Smith, who join the dance in and for the virtual space. Also on the program is “Rise Wait Climb Through”, a 2018 world premiere choreographed by Justin Peck and commissioned by Caroline Shaw. You can find the full festival schedule at vaildance.org. Register here for this free program.

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Hyphenated American: A series of conversations with YaSi
Tuesday, August 4th, 6 p.m.
Musician YaSi is accompanied by local musician smallboifunk to discuss the film No One Knows About Persian Cats during this free program. This is part of a series of conversations that highlight the experiences of first and second generation immigrants and their representation in American media in Nari Ward: We the People, now at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Reserve your ticket here.

Womxns March Denver Virtual Panel Discussion with Denver Black Leaders
Tuesday, August 4th, 6.30pm to 8pm
Womxn’s March provides a virtual prelude to its # Vote2Vent Digital Toolkit with a panel discussion hosted by Genene Duran, the new Dean of Health at Emily Griffith Opportunity School, with Apryl Alexander, Associate Professor at the University of Denver. Tamra DeBrady, president of Colorado Black Women for Political Action; Kim Desmond, Mayor’s Office Director for Social Justice and Innovation; Abria Duran, co-chair of the Mayor’s Youth Commission; Ashle Mirahzh Mygat of 100 Women in Black; Barry Overton, a former Denver police officer, co-chair of the Denver African American Commission; and Sondra Young, president of the NAACP Denver office. “Our commitment to this work means educating our constituents and allocating resources to develop stronger allies in support of the movement,” said Angela Astle, board member of the Womxn March. Register here.

Acoustic Tuesdays: songs and spoken word
Tuesday, August 4th, 7pm to 8pm
Lu Murray Park, 9211 Dorothy Boulevard, Thornton
Red Feather Woman will appear in this episode of the weekly series. You can see them in person at the park or watch the performance online. More information is available at artsthornton.com.

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