A ukulele competition marketed as a “musical Rorschach check” is coming to Denver this weekend – The Know

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Swallow Hill Music Affiliation’s annual Denver Ukefest takes over Swallow Hill’s Yale location Might 9-11. (Denver Put up file)

A tiny, however mighty, instrument

Via Saturday. Want proof of the enduring attraction of the modest-but-mighty ukulele? Look no additional than Ukefest. Placed on by Swallow Hill Music, the Might 9-11 occasion is celebrating a dozen years of all of issues ukulele-related with reside performances, workshops and jams. A “musical Rorschach check,” as Swallow Hill calls it, with performers together with Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins (Wild Baby), Troy Fernandez (Ka’au Crater Boys) Stuart Fuchs, Aldrine GuerreroVictoria Vox and The Council. Varied occasions and occasions. Tickets: $31 per present; $37-$85 per day; $120 competition cross. 71 E. Yale Ave. 303-777-1003 or swallowhillmusic.org

Dancing throughout borders

Saturday. “Écho D’Afrique,” a dance- and music-rooted celebration of numerous African tradition, will premiere this weekend at Su Teatro (721 Santa Fe Drive). The brainchild of Kevin Gael Thomas (Colorado Ballet) and Colorado NeXt Music Fest organizer/CU professor Gregory T.S. Walker, the present can even characteristic reside music, storytelling and style to carry traditions of the African diaspora and the Western canon collectively. Additionally working on the Alliance Francaise (a co-sponsor; Might 22), Denver African Group Middle (Might 26) and on the Armstrong Theater (June 1-2). $25. Go to echodafrique.com for tickets, occasions and places.

Denver comedy block occasion

Saturday. In the event you missed the Southwest Chief Bicycle and Comedy Pageant in Trinidad final week, this weekend affords one other likelihood to pattern a few of Colorado’s finest stand-up. The Denver Comedy Block Social gathering arrives Might 11 with 50 comics and 10 showcases throughout three out of doors tents. A quartet of reveals on the Avenue Tent affords headliners Nancy Norton, Adam Cayton-Holland, John Tole and Andrew Orvedahl, whereas themed reveals on the North and South Tents from “We Nonetheless Like You,” “Designed Drunkard” and others carry Ben Kronberg, Sam Tallent, John Novosad and extra (and sure, there might be a number of different girls comics there, regardless of the listing of headliners). 3300 block of Prepare dinner Avenue. $11 on-line or $15 on the occasion. 2-10 p.m. 21 and over. bit.ly/2V52RIt

Saving Colorado’s previous

Wednesday. Who’s behind the preservation of Colorado’s bodily historical past, from high-country fireplace towers and mining complexes to slave dwellings and African-American schoolhouses? HistoriCorps, partly. The 10-year-old, Morrison-based group’s work is detailed within the new documentary “Financial savings Locations,” narrated by Peter Coyote. It premieres at 7 p.m. Might 15 the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Sloan’s Lake, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., preceded by a 6 p.m. reception with a free taco bar and drinks, and adopted by a Q&A with director Joseph Daniel. It’s all free, however register now at historicorps.org.

Humorous faces

Saturday. Former Rocky Mountain Information illustrator John Kascht was sensible to get out of newspapers, given the best way his profession has gone. Since leaving journalism to work full-time on his caricatures, his artwork has adorned Broadway billboards and journal covers on its approach to being enshrined in documentaries and the Nationwide Portrait Gallery. See his work free of charge when his exhibition, “Making Faces,” runs on the second flooring at McNichols Civic Middle Constructing alongside work by Homare Ikeda and Sandy Kinnee (third flooring) and Cambodian artist Leang Seckon (1st flooring). Kascht might be readily available at 6 p.m. Might 11 at 144 W. Colfax Ave. RSVP for the free occasion at evenbrite.com.

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