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Weekend Activities Around Denver and Beyond: Silent Movies, Street Arts, Hair Culture | arts and entertainment

FRIDAY SATURDAY

With a mission to “build community through music,” they are “zealous in the pursuit of social justice,” The 130 Voice Denver Women’s Choir presents his spring concert #lovewins at the King Center on the Auraria Campus, Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Livestream Saturday. Her personal music focus tells “the story of LGBTQIA+ victories and the work we still have to do”. Attendees are encouraged to bring feminine hygiene and baby supplies for Warren Village and The Gathering Place. Tickets: denverchoruses.org/events

FRIDAY SUNDAY

A quiet weekend of serenity when the Denver Botanic Gardens hosts silent film festival in the hall of the Sturm family. The timing is perfect, they say, because “We Need to Laugh” comprises 11 short and feature-length comedies. Tickets and dates: denversilentfilmfestival.eventive.org/welcome

Take a Friday night Mural Crawl along the historic Santa Fe Drive Art District to see original murals and street art, many of Denver’s finest Chicano artists. Learn what is art and what is graffiti and tagging. The tour begins at 6:00 PM at the Museum de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Registration $25, tellmemoretours.com

SATURDAY SUNDAY

Follow the African American musical Journey to Freedom with choir, from the origins of spirituals, from slave ships through history. First collaboration with Artist-in-Residence M. Roger Holland II. 3501 S. Colorado Blvd., Village of Cherry Hills. Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3:00 p.m. Tickets $25, students free, app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=127699

SATURDAY

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

SATURDAY

In 1920, the Rialto Theater in Loveland opened with silent films. Now owned by the City of Loveland, it is a performing arts and concert venue, as well as a cinema. These 100 years are the focus of a Centenary of the Rialto Theater with a concert by Grammy winner Mark Cohn. The free concert takes place in front of the theater on 4th Street with overflow at the foundry. The street opens at 4pm, the FACE Vocal Band takes the stage at 7:30pm and Cohn at 8:15pm. The silent film ‘The Kid’ and the 1920 premiere film ‘Dew Drop Inn’ will hit the screens at 7pm on Friday. rialtotheatercenter.org/centennial-celebration

SUNDAY

The first in Birdseed Collective Summer Series of performances, eight local bands each week. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, July 24 and August 28, Globeville Rec Center, 4496 Grant St. Free. The host, DJ Felix Fast4ward. birdseedcollective.org

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