“Step aside to a brand new day…in the month of May I feel I can start again. Life is feeling new…this is hope, this is love, this is where we all won, if you call, I will hear, I will listen for you.

– Mychal Simka

Happy May, all you darling buds! Without further ado, here’s Tree Ring’s monthly list of fun things to do in and around Denver. We’re over halfway through spring, but there may still be snow in Denver’s near future. However, there’s change in the air. Does your business need a spring refresh to match the mood? Tree Ring Digital specializes in that. Call us! We’re friendly, and we can help. 

  1. Apron Chronicles: When the major traveling exhibition known as Apron Chronicles premiered in 2005, its primary focus was to transport us to a simpler time. Today, as we contemplate how to move forward from a turbulent and disrupted present, Apron Chronicles gives us the opportunity not to escape reality but to see it in a different light. Come explore the themes of hope, connection, survival, achievement, regret, and liberation, as told from the healing perspective of connectivity.  Apron Chronicles features photography, personal narratives, and one-of-a-kind aprons, and lets visitors add their own stories to the experience. And while the storytellers’ recollections were each prompted by an apron, they’re not about fabric. Sharing a depth of emotion and social complexity both intimately personal and universally relatable, the exhibit reminds us that we’re all in this together. History Colorado is the final stop in the Apron Chronicles’ sixteen-year journey.
  2. Back to The Source | Immersive Art Experience Tickets, Multiple Dates: Back to the Source is an all-ages psychedelic immersive art and (audio/visual) theatrical experience presented by Spectra Art Space and the artists who brought you Spookadelia. Back to the Source: where scavenger hunt meets immersive art. Perfect for a unique date night or simply a safe and fun way to get out of the house with the Family! Guests who enter into The Source will have to solve the puzzle of the psyche by journeying through the neon jungle of archetypes. Those who are brave enough to face their shadow, ego, persona, and self will be rewarded with the ultimate prize.“There is more to you than the social role as dictated by the persona” – Carl JungAfter guests solve the puzzle they are welcomed and encouraged to explore the wonderful Gallery filled with local artists and makers.
  3. Museumforblackgirls: Black Girl Magic” is more than a buzz-word or trend. It’s the essence of Black women. The Museum for Black Girls is a space to celebrate this essence, as well as educate about the journey to our present state and liberation. Finally and most importantly, our museum serves as a love letter to Black women and our experience. In December 2019, we transformed a beautiful boutique into an immersive, interactive pop-up gallery featuring multiple, vibrant exhibits. The interest and feedback has been so amazing reaching over 70,000 people on social media. The museum is ultimately a celebration of self love. The aesthetic of the exhibits is vibrant and shows our evolution from the beginning until now…through the lens of black women. 
  4. Paris to Hollywood: Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck presents 100 ensembles—by 17 different couturiers and designers from around the world—from the wardrobe of Parisian writer, philanthropist, and fashion influencer Véronique Peck. 
  5. CoronaVox : Stories from the Front: Denver’s premier disability-affirmative theatre, Phamaly Theatre Company, is proud to present CoronaVox: Stories from the Front!Steaming this May, CoronaVox is a compilation of original theatrical pieces created by Phamaly writers and actors. The pieces are based on members of the Colorado community who have been unsung heroes and their unique experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. In classic Phamaly fashion, the stories will come to life with vitality, respect, humor, and heart, demonstrating that even during the darkest of times, we can find light in human connection and storytelling. CoronaVox will be presented in a virtual format – May 2021. 
  6. Van Gogh Alive the experience: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Stephen Lindsay & Brett Sirota and Andrew Kay Management in partnership with Grande Experiences present Van Gogh Alive, a large-scale, multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family. Van Gogh’s works have been displayed and enjoyed around the world for over a century – but never like this. For a limited time only — July 9 through September 26 in The Hangar at Aurora’s Stanley Marketplace — audiences have the unique opportunity to experience Van Gogh’s artistry and truly venture into his world. Tickets are on sale now.  
  7. Yoga in the Garden-Yoga Event: Greet the morning sunrise with mindful breath and movement at Garden of the Gods Park! Led by yoga instructor Christopher Dwyer for a calming yoga practice immersed in the beauty of nature. All levels class, no experience necessary.  Bring a yoga mat, dress for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring plenty of water. 
  8. Space Odyssey Exhibition Hall : Denver Museum of Nature: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is proud to present its newly renovated “Space Odyssey” exhibition. Future astronauts and inquisitive humans now have a place to discover answers to out of this world questions like, “How do we know how many stars are in our galaxy when we can’t see them all?” “How do you put the brakes on in space?” And, “How do we know what the far side of the Moon looks like if it never faces Earth?” The new “Space Odyssey” is all about answering the how, catapulting you into a place where you can touch, see, hear, and, yes, even smell what it’s like to be “out there.” You determine how to engage with the world beyond us, in a wildly creative environment that encourages free-range space science and no-boundaries adventure.