“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.”

Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

It’s August, and this is our fifth monthly pandemic-era things to do edition. We’re squarely in the center of summer, yet there seems to be a longing for autumn in the air. How long will this covid situation go on? Obviously, no one knows, but we’re adjusting as best we can. Fortunately, we live in a beautiful place where there’s  still a plethora of things to do, whether they exist out in the natural world, virtually in our living rooms, or things that we can enjoy publicly, with others (gasp!), while being masked and socially distanced in an appropriately careful way. 

Things are still changing on the daily, but a good place to keep up (at least with what’s happening in Colorado) is Colorado COVID-19 Updates: Home. At Tree Ring Digital, we hope you’re managing to have a good summer.  To help you out on that, here’s our monthly roundup of “Thing to Do in Denver.” This month, once again, our list is virtual-ish. 

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Events at the Library of Congress, Available Online: The Library of Congress is offering their exceptional (and free!) programming – from courses, lectures, and workshops, to concerts and performances – online for the foreseeable future. @libraryofcongress

The Colorado Black Arts Festival: This annual event strives to develop, promote, and celebrate African arts and culture in Colorado, and this year it’s gone virtual! August 7 – 9 @ColoradoBlackArtsFestival

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom explores themes and events in American history that still resonate today. At Denver Art Museum through September 7th. @denverartmuseum

The Black Actors Guild Presents: “Hype Man”: A rapper, beat-maker, and hype man start to find success making music together, but harmony is harder to find when the interracial hip-hop trio clashes over how to use their newfound platform in the wake of a police shooting. Hype Man is a rhythmically woven drama exploring race, representation, fame and friendship. Join the Black Actors Guild as they produce the show both LIVE and ONLINE. Both will include a talkback after every show, in which they will take questions from both sets of audiences. @blkactorsguild

Levitt Pavilion Denver is offering their annual free virtual concert series online! Levitt in Your Living Room happens on Monday & Wednesday nights. @LevittPavilionDenver

Night Lights Denver: For a gorgeous downtown Denver destination, we recommend also called “the people’s projector.” It’s a permanent way for the Denver Theatre District to support innovative artists with an experimental platform while attracting people downtown to experience a free, unique experience. @nightlightsdenver

Nari Ward: We the People features a selection of sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installations from throughout Ward’s career, highlighting his status as one of the most important and influential sculptors working today. @museumofcontemporaryartdenver

Garden Park Field Trip on August 15, 2020…Colorado is dinosaur country!On this field trip, you’ll head to Canon City’s Royal Gorge Regional Museum & History Center. At the Museum, Kathleen Eaton, the museum educator, will provide an intimate tour and bring out specimens for attendees to handle and touch. Dan Grenard, a former geologist with the Bureau of Land Management Andrew Smith will be joining us on our journey to the quarries and dinosaur footprints. The museum will have just opened a NEW exhibit that we can take a look at! Also, dinosaur tracks. Always a cool thing to see! @dinoridge

The John Denver Experience  is a tranquil no-to-low touch environment. It is set amid the ambience of aspens and evergreens and backed by a soundtrack of essential John Denver songs that are punctuated with the sounds of nature. The experience features a sunshine room, nature photographs taken by Denver, concert footage, and photo ops with life-size John Denver cutouts. Artifacts on loan from the John Denver Estate, including an all-denim ski suit and handwritten lyric sheets, are also on view. Until August 16th. @historycolorado