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A vacation weekend is just around the corner, but there’s plenty to do in and around Denver before then. To get started, you can get a job: Stanley Marketplace is hosting a job fair today. You can also participate in important discussions about where Denver should spend its stimulus money and how it should change its police force. And the Black Love Mural Festival returns to Civic Center Park, bringing positive vibes back to the place where there was so much going on last summer.
Read on this week for a wide range of free events in and around Denver (and online), and check out our special list of more activities on Memorial Day Weekend:
Job fair for everyone at Stanley
Monday, May 24th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora
At this informal job fair, 15 employers will be represented from the Stanley Marketplace, representing a variety of companies. Remember, the Colorado Jumpstart Program is offering a $ 1,600 incentive to some people who find work this month. Find out more on the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment website and learn more about the job fair here.
Denver Police and Public Safety Reform Task Force
Monday May 24th and Tuesday May 25th
The Denver Police and Public Safety Reform Task Force released its report containing 112 recommendations designed to revise the way police, courts, prisons, and social services work in Denver. Now it wants to share its work with the city and public events, including a rally in front of the Denver City and County Building on Monday, May 24th at 4 p.m., followed by a vigil at Shorter AME Church at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at 6:00 pm On May 25th, Brother Jeff Nicholas Mitchell, the city’s former Independent Monitor, is received. Dr. Tracie Keesee, co-founder of the Center for Policing Equity; and Dr. Lisa Calderón, Chief of Staff for City Councilor Candi CdeBaca, during a virtual discussion of the report.
North Denver Writers Panel
Tuesday, May 25th, 6 p.m., online
Find out what’s going on in the Northside literary scene when BookBar brings Denver writers Mario Acevedo, Manuel Aragon, Tameca Coleman, Rudy Garcia and Manuel Ramos together to discuss mystery, humor, poetry, fiction, experimental writing and all that comes to mind to speak. The winner of the Whiting Award 2021, Steven Dunn, joins the virtual panel as a moderator and gives the mix another convincing personality. Learn more and register for the zoom link here.
Denver Economic Recovery Investment Tele City Hall
Wednesday, May 26th, 9 a.m., online
Denver is home to four tele-townhalls to set priorities for economic recovery as the city is expected to receive $ 308 million from the American Rescue Plan Act over the next two years. A $ 400 million general bond is also proposed to fund job-creating infrastructure projects. The combined more than $ 700 million is set to support residents and industries hardest hit by the pandemic, revitalize businesses, create thousands of well-paid jobs, and fuel the economy through infrastructure and human resource development. The pledge for the general commitment requires referral from Denver city council and voter approval – and first, the city wants citizens’ contributions. Further meetings will follow in June; More information is available at risetogetherdenver.org.
Virtual meetings at Camp Amache
Wednesday, May 26th, 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm; Thursday, May 27, 6 to 8 p.m., online
One of the ten Japanese-American internment camps during World War II was located on the southeastern plains of Colorado outside the city of Granada. More than 10,000 Japanese-American citizens have been detained there. Now there is a movement to make Camp Amache a National Historic Site. The National Park Service will hold virtual meetings to discuss the possibility. Further information and links to the meetings can be found here.
Laugh off your craft: make your own swag embroidery
Wednesday, May 26th, 6 p.m., online
Are you getting nervous for the long weekend? MCA Denver’s virtual Laugh Your Craft Off series will help keep your minds and hands occupied while you embroider clothes, around this week with embroidery artist Steffie Notion and comedian BK Sharad taking care of the laughter to create a visual derriere. Gather your own supplies or pay $ 12 for a pre-made craft kit that you can pick up at the museum in advance. Order one or register for the workshop here.
Black Love Mural Festival
From Thursday, May 27th
Civic Center Park
Rob the Museum and IRL have partnered with Denver Parks and Recreation and the digital art nonprofit Unique.One. to bring the second annual Black Love Mural Festival back to Civic Center Park. Artists will start painting murals on May 27th. You will stay awake until August 2nd. And every weekend through June 19, the group will host live paintings, workshops, and activations. Find out more here.
Until Friday, May 28th
News Matters, the documentary by local filmmaker Brian Malone that focuses on the rise of the Colorado Sun and what Alden Global did to daily newspapers across the country, continues to make waves across the country. You can view it for free on Rocky Mountain PBS until May 28th. Details can be found here.
Made by us market
Saturday, May 29th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Fort Greene Bar, 321 East 45th Avenue
Eat, drink and be expensive: The small and edgy Made by Us Market (formerly known as the Night Market) ends up in the Fort Greene Bar in Globeville, where you can enjoy some shopping on a bar terrace. The vendor collective promises just the right mix of artisans, food slingers, jewelry tenders and vintage vendors, while the bar offers free DJ songs. Watch out for future Made by Us popups on Instagram.
Cheapskates Action Sports Bar
Sunday, May 30th, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
7501 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
This watering hole in Arvada is celebrating its tenth anniversary with live music. a Maker’s Mark Outdoor Bar with free samples; Promotional gifts and competitions; Chalk and bubbles for children; Cornhole and more fun. Admission is free; Find out more here.
Do you know of a great event in Denver (or online)? We’ll update this list later this week. Send information to [email protected]
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