For you writers who also happen to be gardeners, chile cooks, salsa experts, and/or Chicano music aficionados, how about a weekend trip to Nick's Garden Center and Farm Market in beautiful Aurora, CO? Nick's is a great place for all kinds of stuff. This year's crowd at the Chile Fest will be entertained by Denver music legend Johnny Rodriguez y los Diamantes. Here's more info, or visit Nick's website.
Nick's: 2001 South Chambers Road * Aurora, CO 80014 * (303) 696-6657
Sometimes checking out a creative superstar at the top of his game is what's needed to kick out that old writer's block. It doesn't get any better than Carlos Frésquez and his Chicanismo exhibit. Now on display at the O'Sullivan Art Gallery on the Regis University campus.
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Carlos Frésquez -- "Chicanismo"
August 25 - October 1, 2015
Opening Reception - September 3, 4:30-7 pm
Gallery Talk by the Artist - September 10, 7 pm
3333 Regis Boulevard, C-4, Denver 80221 - 303-964-3634_____________________________________________________________________________
Also at Regis, the Inspired Thinker series presents Daniel Valdez.
"Origins . . . Discovering Self-Identity"
Regis University’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts is proud to host 2015 Inspired Thinker playwright, actor, and musician Daniel Valdez at 7:30 p.m., September 16 in the Claver Recital Hall.
Nationally acclaimed for his original works, Valdez is a founding member of El Teatro Campesino, an American theater group widely recognized for its role in furthering the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. Valdez will deliver his lecture recital, “Origins: Discovering Self-Identity,” followed by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public, though reservations are encouraged. Reserve your seat online through the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at www.regis.edu/music/tickets.
For more than 30 years Valdez has been originating political entertainment, music, and plays that chronicle the drama and humor of a generation of Latinos that sparked the United Farmworkers Union organizing movement in the 1960s. In 2014 Valdez was Artist in Residence at Su Teatro, a multidisciplinary cultural arts center in Denver.
More Regis - an exhibit and talk by a photographer who captured Chicano history with his camera -
Chicano Movement 1971-1974 One Man’s Perspective
Fireplace Lounge, Dayton Memorial Library
September 2 - October 15
Opening reception: Tuesday September 15, 4:00-6:00 pm
Stimulate the brain with a series of talks and presentations about U.S. history and culture -
El Movimiento: Looking Back, Looking Forward
is a series of community dialogues sponsored by AARP. Join us as we
hear from panelists about El Movimiento and where we are today.
All programs begin at 6 P.M.
Cost: $5 nonmembers; $4 History Colorado members; $3 AARP members
(This is obvious, no?) For you PEN members, how about spending some time with a few of your favorite authors at a great bookstore to get the creative juices worked up again?
So much happening. Soak it all up.