Friday, September 29, 2017


As summer rapidly turns into fall, people gather to celebrate, contribute aid, or take in a bit of culture.  Here is a quick quartet of upcoming events before Día de los Muertos kicks in full speed.

Join Dolores Huerta, her family members and staff of the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) and support the community organizing work of DHF and celebrate the release of DOLORES – a feature documentary about Dolores Huerta’s lifetime work for social justice.

Friday, September 29, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 PM

Su Teatro
721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver -- All proceeds benefit the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Untitled: Stories
Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Avenue Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 6:00pm10:00pm.
Throughout museum complex
Included in general admission 

Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.

Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances, and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.

College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays.

Chulita Vinyl Club performances

DJ collective Chulita Vinyl Club (CVC) will be at the Denver Art Museum as part of September’s Untitled Final Friday event!

Chulita Vinyl Club is an all-girl all-vinyl club for self-identifying women of color, which launched in 2014, with the context of providing a space for empowerment and togetherness. ALL visitors are welcome to stop by, bring their own vinyl and watch, listen and dance to the sets of the CVC crew.

To kick off the evening at 6 pm, Chulita Vinyl Club will host a Bring Your Own Vinyl (BYOV) set and visitors are encouraged to bring a record from their collection to be spun in-house while they enjoy the exhibitions on view.

Beginning at 7 pm, participants from a workshop held earlier in the day will return for their final performance to showcase their learning, with CVC jumping on the 1s and 2s at 9 pm to finish up the night with a set of their own.

Bilingual (Spanish and English) guided meditation on the plaza, led by Noemi Nunez will be a unique experience at the rocking musical cadence of the interactive installation of La Musidora, located outdoors on Martin Plaza. Enjoy the melange of art and wellness with an implied invitation dialogue of cultural relevancy. No previous yoga or mediation experience needed, neither is it necessary to master Spanish, or to bring a mat. Let's raise Denver's vibration together by uniting breath and intention in community.

Craftsman & Apprentice will be leading Latin American-inspired embroidery adult crafting workshops. Learn techniques and create take-home projects.

The Narrators will be here performing a series of animal-inspired stories to kick off the new exhibition Stampede: Animals in Art, joined by musical performances by The Playground Ensemble. Exhibition-inspired storytelling also will be led by Stories on Stage.

There will be community and artist led talks around the work in Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place, facilitated by Flo Hernandez-Ramos of Latino Public Radio and including an artist chat with Jaime Carrejo about his border-wall inspired work.

MOTUS theater will be performing a number of monologues focused on issues surrounding immigrant rights and Latino cultural identity. Including monologues from actresses Ana Casas, discussing her brother’s deportation, and Teresita Lozano, leading a singing tour of Mi Tierra, focuses primarily on the Castas paintings and reflections on her Mexican identity, as a light-skined woman of color.

Warm Cookies of the Revolution
and special guest Jason Heller (@jason_m_heller), writer and Hugo Award-winning editor, will be pushing us to exercise our civic engagement.

Buntport Theater is here to entertain with Joan and Charlie improv in the elevator.

Sing Car-aoke in the Toyota to show off your powerful voice.

Denver, CO - A consortium of collaborating organizations and individuals lead by the Latino Chamber of Commerce and Barrio E' would like to invite you to the CO4PR Benefit Concert on Thursday, Oct 12, 2017, 4pm - 11pm.

All proceeds will go towards helping the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the recent Earthquakes in Mexico. Amongst the organizers are Jose Beteta, director of the Latino Chamber & co-owner of Raíces Brewing Co., Tamil Maldonado, Director of Barrio E' and co-owner of Raíces Brewing Co. and Aquilles Quiroga, director of Los Hijos de Tuta Latin Rock band in Fort Collins.

The event will include a silent auction with donated art and items from artists like Arturo Garcia and items from Beto's Hair Salon. Food will be provided by Dos Abuelas Food Truck, fruit from Oasis Fruits by Haydee Caraveo and desserts from La MoMo Maes Bakery.

Entertainment includes Barrio E' (Puerto Rican Bomba), Colombian dance troupe, Mono Verde, Latin Explosive Movement (LEM), Los Hijos de Tuta (Latin Rock), Son Moreno (Cuban Son, Cumbias), Roka Hueka (Latin Ska) and Orquesta La Brava (Salsa). Dance groups COSA and Zumba Jose Jimenez will present dance exhibitions and Timbalin the Clown will be presenting.

McNichols Building 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202

Sul Ross University and Alpine, TX welcome award-winning poet Sarah Cortez on October 10th.
The Sage, a student literary and art magazine of Sul Ross University, the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, and the Department of Languages and Literature are hosting Ms. Cortez at the Wildenthal Library on the Sul Ross campus at 2 pm on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017. Ms. Cortez will read from her new book, Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials (Texas Review Press, 2016). 

Dr. Laura Payne, Chair of the Department of Language and Literature at Sul Ross University said, “Sarah’s poetry and her current edited collection both beautifully resonate with the cross-sections of landscape and the human spirit, touching on Texan lives and shared experiences when we take the moment to stop, rest, and enjoy.” 

Ms. Cortez has invited Mr. Jacob Gernentz, the Rodeo Coach at Sul Ross University, as her special guest. He assisted Ms. Cortez with the authenticity of her poems in Vanishing Points, which reference the rodeo. 

Alyson Ward, in the Sunday, March 26, 2017 Houston Chronicle, described Vanishing Points as "a sobering, gorgeous collection." Selected as one of 2016 Southwest Books of the Year, it features the poignant drama of Texas’s lonesome highways and bustling intersections illustrated by the stunning photography of Dan Streck. Four poets respond to the visual summons of roadside memorials with lyric intensity: Jack B. Bedell, Sarah Cortez, Loueva Smith, and Larry D. Thomas. Graphic designer Nancy J. Parsons brings her award-winning skills to perfectly meld photography with poetry in this gorgeous volume. 

Ms. Cortez won the 2016 Award for Editing from the Press Women of Texas and the 2016 National Award for Editing from the National Federation of Press Women. 

For more information about this event, please call the Sul Ross Department of Language and Literature at 432.837.8151 

For more information on Sarah Cortez and Vanishing Points: Poems and Photographs of Texas Roadside Memorials, visit



Manuel Ramos is the author of several novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction books and articles. His collection of short stories, The Skull of Pancho Villa and Other Stories, was a finalist for the 2016 Colorado Book Award. My Bad: A Mile High Noir was published by Arte Público Press in 2016 and was a finalist for the Shamus Award in the Original Paperback category sponsored by the Private Eye Writers of America.

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