This is a big week for Denver. Well, Colorado, really. On Tuesday, August 1, the state is celebrating its (141st!) birthday, an annual celebration marked by Colorado Day. Governor John Hickenlooper will toast all things Colorado wine at the Governor’s Cup Wine Competition, and Telluride will kick off its annual Jazz Festival. Of course, there’s plenty to do in Denver, too. Keep reading for the best events in and around the Mile High City this week.
Tuesday, August 1
Colorado became the 38th state on August 1, 1876, and it’s looking pretty good for 141. On Tuesday, August 1, you can join in the party when the History Colorado Center and associated museums across the state offer free admission in honor of Colorado Day. “By empowering Coloradans in understanding and celebrating our rich history, we can all work together and look to building a better future,” says Steve Turner, director of History Colorado. The center at 1200 Broadway will have special events all day, including cake, a mountain man rendezvous and live performances; find out more at historycolorado.org.
America Divided is a documentary series hosted by actor and outspoken activist Jesse Williams, who explores the systemic issues that drive this country apart. The episode screening at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, at Open Media Foundation focuses on how enforcement of unjust laws has re-segregated not only the justice system, but educational opportunities as well. While privileged children enjoy every advantage a good education can provide, too many struggling kids in racially and economically segregated schools get swept up in a tacit “school-to-prison pipeline.” Join the Community Resource Center…
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