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2018 Dia del Nino celebration at the Denver Art Museum. Courtesy Denver Art Museum.

10 Free Things to Do This Month, April 2019

Spring is in the air—and so are fun, free activities. We rounded up a few highlights to give you plenty of things to do all month long.

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Larimer Square Spring Fashion Show | April 4
Ready to freshen up your wardrobe for warm weather? Head to EDGE Restaurant & Bar at Four Seasons Hotel Denver for a free fashion show highlighting spring trends. A trunk show by Larimer Square boutiques will provide light shopping and just $6 gets you valet parking. The runway show starts at 6:30 p.m. RSVP online. 1111 14th St.

Touched by the Opioid Epidemic | April 10
Hosted by the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention at the UC Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, this event is screening 10 personal stories of people whose lives have been touched by the epidemic. A panel discussion with the people behind the stories will follow the screening. The event starts at 6:15 p.m. with light hors d’oeuvres. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Shore Family Forum, 13055 E 17th Avenue, Aurora

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Colorado Mineral and Fossil April Show 2019 | April 12–14
If you have a thing for rocks, mark your calendar. The Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show is back at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. You can shop for gems, minerals, fossils, learn how to pan for gold, and participate in jewelry-making workshops (extra fees apply). Check out the show Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 15500 E 40th Ave.

Denver’s Mayoralpalooza Anti-Forum | April 15
The mayoral election is quickly approaching—so get out and meet the candidates! Four community advocacy groups are hosting this event to engage community members who might otherwise feel left out of the political process. There will be an open bar, a DJ, food, games, and a Q&A session with the candidates. 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax. Space is limited, so RSVP online.

Dueling Pianos with Colorado Keys | April 17
John and Amy Tuck are a husband and wife team that frequently battle each other using black and white piano keys. Check out this show to witness the duel—and hear your suggestions played live. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is open to all ages. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20 St.

Easter for Lakewood | April 20
Carnival games, bounce houses, the Easter Bunny, 20,000 Easter eggs, and even gold eggs that, if found, you can exchange for a prize. Carnival games and bounce houses are for kids under 12 years old, but everything else is for all ages. 9 to 11 a.m. Faith Mountain, 12344 W. Alameda Pkwy

An Intimate Conversation with Lauren Casteel | April 23
President and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, Lauren Y. Casteel, has a legacy of advocacy for social justice issues. As part of the Lowry Foundation Speaker Series, she’ll be speaking about her family’s work in the civil rights movement, her own story and passions, and what it looks like to advocate for what matters to you. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Eisenhower Chapel, 293 Roslyn St. No reservations necessary.

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot in 2018. Photo courtesy of Riverfront Park Community Foundation.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot | April 27
Forget the park—Shakespeare can be performed directly on asphalt. The bed of a pickup truck serves as the stage for performers from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Two abridged plays will be performed: Romeo & Juliet at 1 p.m. and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at 3 p.m. The Plaza at Riverfront Park, 1610 Little Raven St.

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day | April 27
Whether you’re a long-time tai chi practitioner or just curious about it, Great Blue Heron Tai Chi has a treat for you: a full afternoon of free tai chi workshops in recognition of World Tai Chi Day. The afternoon kicks off with an introduction to tai chi and qigong at 1 p.m., followed by 20-minute sessions about specific forms of tai chi (including a tai chi sword form presentation) which will wrap up around 5 p.m. Feel free to attend one or all of the presentations. Dance Dimensions, 638 Main St., Longmont

Día Del Niño Celebration | April 28
“Day of the Child” is celebrated annually in Mexico and many Latin American countries—and Colorado. The Denver Art Museum’s celebration of children will be full of family-friendly activities and will include live music and dance. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy

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