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7 Free Things to Do in and Around Denver This July

From a free fitness class to safe summer concerts, here are seven ways to enjoy July without reaching for your wallet.

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Virtual City Park Jazz | Every Sunday
Even though the local tradition can’t be enjoyed in person this year, you can still bring the mix of jazz, blues, and salsa sounds from the City Park Pavillion to the comfort of your home. Tune in for an online, six-show concert series featuring performances from the likes of Annie Booth Big Band, Cast Iron Queens, and Chris Daniels and the Kings. 6–8 p.m.; Find more streaming information and lineup online

Colorado Ballet’s The MOVE/ment | Through July 8
Colorado Ballet and the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble have joined forces to create a modern-meets-ballet performance reflecting on the current conversations around the country and the power of joining voices in the fight against of racial justice. The 30-minute showcase—along with behind-the-scenes content—is available to stream virtually through Wednesday on Colorado Ballet’s website. Find streaming information online

Fit + Rock Exercise Classes At Dairy Block | Every Wednesday
Still hesitant about heading into the gym? Get your fitness fix in the Dairy Block alley with Alchemy 365’s weekly outdoor workouts, combining the fundamentals of yoga with strength and conditioning for a 40-minute full-body burn. Be sure to bring your own mat, face mask, and plenty of water. 5:30–6:15 p.m.; Find more information and reserve one of the limited spots online

Northglenn Drive-In Summer Concert Series | Every Thursday
Enjoy some music al fresco from the safety of your own parking space at Northglenn Arts’ summer concert series, kicking off with performances from local crowd-pleasers like Mannequin the Band and soul-infused Jubilingo. Be sure to register your car in advance as space is limited. 6:30–8 p.m.; 2100 W 112th Ave; Find more information on lineup, parking and registration online

Virtual Tour: Art in Times of Crisis | July 14
While many people turned to their creative outlets in the wake of the global pandemic, one question seemed to rise: How will the coronavirus change art? Clyfford Still Museum has roadmapped a virtual tour and discussion to attempt to answer that very question with an exploration of the various art that came out of some of the world’s most consequential crises like the Spanish Flu, World War II, and the Great Depression. 12:30–1:15 p.m.; Pre-register for the discussion and find streaming information online

Love in the Time of COVID-19: An Apocalypse Cabaret | July 18
Denver’s “casual opera” troupe, Opera On Tap, has taken on monthly themes to transform their status-quo-defying performances for a virtual stage. This month’s theme? Pop vs. Opera. Tune in for the interactive show to see which singers will strike the perfect note to defend their genre. 7–8 p.m.; Find more information online

Virtual Colorado Music Festival | Through July 30
The Colorado Music Festival (CMF) has shifted its six-week series online, bringing world-renowned classical performers together for a collection of intimate virtual concerts every Thursday night, including an evening dedicated specifically to celebrating women in the arts. CMF has also partnered with the Center for Music Arts to host a new four-day Youth Musician Seminar as part of this year’s festival, where musicians in high school or up can take one-on-one or group educational sessions from some of the participating professionals. Find more information on weekly performance schedule and registration for the youth musician seminar online

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