The Colorado Black Arts Festival Presents “The Art of Knowing”
The Colorado Black Arts Festival (CBAF) presents “The Art of Knowing,” on Friday, July 13 from noon to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The Youth Fest featuring fun-filled entertainment,artdesignand artwork activities will open the festival on Friday for youth ages 12 to 26.
On Saturday, the festival will kick-off with the “Boogaloo Celebration Parade” at 10 a.m. Nations of the African diaspora will be represented in the “Parade of Nation,” starting at 22nd and Downing St. and ending at the Colorado Black Arts Festival grounds entrance at the 21st Avenue gate.
The Food Court will provide an assortment of delicious African and American cuisine and the Opalanga D. Pugh Children’s Pavilion for Art and Learning, Film Pavilion, Health Highway, Drum & Drill Team Exhibition and Art Garden will showcase various activities.
The Saturday Kuumba Stage performances will begin at 12:30 and end at 8 p.m. with a host of urban, R&B, neo-soul, jazz and blues artists.
On Sunday, gospel performances will be from 2:30 to 7 p.m. on the Kuumba Stage.
The Colorado Black Arts Festival (CBAF) was founded in 1986 to develop, promote and celebrate African arts and culture in Colorado. The festival draws an audience of more than 50,000 guests each year. The Colorado Black Arts Festival, a 501(c)(3) organization, has become the fifth largest event of its kind in the United States. The CBAF isafamily oriented event that is free and open to the entire Colorado community. The CBAF offers its guests the opportunity to explore African culture through the visual arts, music, dance, hands-on arts activities, a people’s market place, and ethnic foods to delight the palate.
For more information visit, www.colbaf.org.
22nd Annual Cancer League of Colorado Race for Research
The Cancer League of Colorado present Race for Research, a 5K run/walk will be held on Sunday, August 19 in Denver’s Washington Park.
The Race for Research is held every year in memory of Michele Plachy-Rubin, a young wife, mother and kindergarten teacher who was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1996. Michele’s family and friends founded the Race for Research in an effort to raise money for cancer research. Michele lost her fight with cancer in 1998, but the race lives on as an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate her legacy and to fight cancer in Colorado. The Race for Research is one of four annual fundraisers for the Cancer League of Colorado, a volunteer-run non-profit organization that funnels all of its fundraising proceeds to cancer research and patient support organizations in Colorado.
The 2018 Race for Research Honoree is Stephen Estrada, a colorectal cancer survivor.
Race-day registration in Washington will open at 8 a.m. and the race will begin at 9 a.m.
For more information or to register, visit www.race4research.com.
DMNS Invites Public To Participate in Archaeological Excavation Project
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) invites members of the public to be a part of an excavation project at the Magic Mountain archaeological site, located near Apex Park just outside of Golden, Colo. Free public tours and excavation opportunities with professional archaeologists will be offered between June 20 – 27 and July 5 – 13. The tours are made possible by a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Society.
The Museum began excavation at the site in 2017, focused on areas of interest identiﬁed in geophysical surveys. The research team is working to better understand mobility patterns, seasonal use, and site activities during the Early Ceramic Period (200–1000 CE).
In the off-season, Koons and a group of interns have been cleaning, sorting, cataloging and analyzing the collected material. Research indicates that hunter-gatherers camped in the area as long as 7,000 years ago. Analyses of the excavated objects will ultimately contribute to the larger picture of what life was like at Magic Mountain long ago.
Reservations for the free tours and excavation opportunities at Magic Mountain are available on a first come, first served basis.
For more information, visit www.dmns.org/toursatmagicmountain.