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6 Free Things to Do in and Around Denver This March

Whether you're looking to stay home and attend a virtual concert or immerse yourself in the local art scene, here are six things to do this month without spending a penny.

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Reflecting Voices | Through April 17
The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is presenting Reflecting Voices, a collection of photographs by local artists Alanna Airitam, Narkita Gold, and Rashod Taylor, coinciding with Month of Photography. In effort to spotlight underrepresented photographers of color, the exhibition focuses on how Airitam, Gold, and Taylor capture their subjects, each offering a different perspective on Black identity and expression. The opening reception takes place Saturday, March 6 with a panel discussion on Zoom featuring the photographers on Wednesday, March 10 at 6 p.m. 1070 Bannock St.; open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

First Friday Art Gallery | March 5
If you’re longing for a social sense of normalcy, join Good Vibe Mafia for their monthly First Friday event with music provided by Hello Hushroom. Every month, GVM provides eight local artists with the creative space to feature their original, immersive art. This month’s event will feature artists such as Corrine Tischer, Lizzy Friedman, RJ Mello, and Jessica Vazzano, among others. 4970 E. Colfax Ave.; 7-10 p.m.; find more information and register here

Puzzah! Presents Five Points Puzzles | Through March 8
Five Points Business Improvement District has collaborated with game maker, Puzzah! to bring a family-friendly activity to Denver’s historic Black neighborhood. Designed as way to familiarize locals to the neighborhood, the cultural walking tour puzzle begins at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library and takes about an hour-and-a-half to complete. 2401 Welton Street; find more information and puzzle clues here

Kantorei in Recital: How Can I Keep From Singing? | March 6
Enjoy Denver-based choir Kantorei from the comfort of your home for their virtual evening recital. For the ensemble’s first reunited performance since March 2020, they plan to perform some of their favorite songs like “Fly Me to the Moon” and “I Dream a World.” 7:30 p.m.; find more information and register to join the call here

Best for Colorado Coffee Chat: Female Entrepreneurship | March 11
To kick off Women’s History Month, join the Best for Colorado for their webinar with female entrepreneurs Shannon Bean Scalise, owner and bookkeeper at Book See Financial Group, and Rachel Kois, founder and CEO of Simple Switch. The early morning coffee chat will benefit women interested in entrepreneurship, discuss the key to successful women-owned businesses, and feature a Q&A session for those to share their personal experiences. 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; find more information and register for the Zoom call here

Love in the Time of COVID-19: Shakespeare | March 27
It’s been a hard year, and Opera on Tap Colorado wants to help keep spirits—and struggling singers—going with Love in the Time of COVID-19: Shakespeare, an apocalypse-themed cabaret. During the show, the audience can participate in a live chat and donate to the nonprofit to help support future shows and events.  7–8 p.m.; find more information here

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