Volunteers Needed for Five Points Jazz Festival
Denver will celebrate the annual Five Points Jazz Fesitval on May 19 with food, music, art, and culture in the historic Five Points “Harlem of the West.” This year the festival needs energetic and enthusiastic volunteers. Opportunities include assisting with morning set-up, greeting and providing information to festival attendees, being a stagehand at one of the many stages and the festival clean up.
If you would like to volunteer, call Alisha Elliott at 303-359-5304 or email AlishaMarieElliot@gmail.com.
Emancipation Theater Company Presents Honorable Disorder
Emancipation Theater Company announced the production of Honorable Disorder will be April 6 through April 29 on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. at the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Studio, 119 Park Ave. West in Denver.
Honorable Disorder addresses the issues of a typical American family in the dynamic landscape that is present-day Denver as seen through the eyes of a young Black man, DeShawn Foster, a native of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood and a veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom, and his perceived value by those that care most for him. Featuring talents include Theo Wilson as DeShawn Foster Erica Brown as Nancy Foster, Chet Sisk as Sergeant Gerald, Sheffield Corey Rhoads as Justin MacDonald, Jeff Campbell as Bernard Foster and Devon James as Samantha Stewart.
Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information, visit www.EmancipationTheater.com.
Love Our Children Luncheon
The 28th annual Love Our Children Luncheon will be held on Friday, April 20 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.
The keynote speaker will be a sports journalist and University of Colorado graduate, Kate Fagan an acclaimed columnist and feature writer for ESPN.
Her recent book, “What Made Maddy Run,” chronicles the heart breaking and a vital story of college athlete Madison Halleran. Madison’s death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus. Her book reveals the haunting details and uncommon understanding the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness face today.
A silent auction will be at 10 a.m. followed with the luncheon and program at 11:30.
For more information call 303- 337-2515 or visit www.shaka.org.