“September! I never tire of turning it over and over in my mind. It has warmth, depth and colour. It glows like old amber.” – Patience Strong (1951). “The Glory of the Garden

Well, Gentle Readers, we’re approximately 124 months into 2020, yet somehow it’s just September. This month brings us relief from the late August heat, as well as our sixth consecutive monthly edition of “Covid-era-things-to-do-while-being-social-yet-distant” in Denver. 

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 hanging in there and managing to find some joy.  To help you out on that, here’s our monthly roundup of “Thing to Do in Denver.” 

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Books! Kids’ Events!

10th Annual Northwest Denver Community Book Exchange: September 7, from 9am – 2 pm at the BookGive Service Station at 4890 Lowell Blvd. “This book-for-book community event started 10 years ago, and we’re not letting a little pandemic stop us!” 

 

BookBar is hosting a plethora of virtual events as part of the Children’s Programs & Summer Reading, so if you’ve got kids at home, check it out. 

Legos!

More Hours, More time to Experience “The Art of the Brick” at the DMNS: “Renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya has taken LEGO® bricks from beloved toys to artistic marvels. Sawaya’s original artworks and his reimagined versions of famous masterpieces from art and culture, such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and the Venus de Milo, will wow you. The experience also showcases a collection of LEGO-infused hyper-realistic photography from Sawaya’s innovative collaboration with award-winning photographer Dean West. From fan favorite Yellow, a life-size sculpture of a man with thousands of yellow LEGO bricks cascading from his chest, to a T. rex skeleton made out of 80,000 LEGO bricks, you will be inspired by how the power of imagination and creativity can build endless possibilities.” 

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks is at the Denver Zoo until November 1st: “For the first time since 2015, Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to Denver Zoo with more than 15 nature-inspired creations by Artist Sean Kenney. The award-winning exhibit invites guests to connect to nature and the world’s vanishing species through life-size and larger-than-life plant and animal sculptures, placed throughout the Zoo and made entirely of LEGO bricks.” 

Drive-In Movies!

Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center is hosting drive-in movies all month. Dairy Drive-In will be screening, among other films, a “Yellow Submarine Sing-Along,” on September 11 & 12. 

Animals!

Hours, More time to Experience “Dogs! A Science Tail” at the DMNS: Have you ever wondered to yourself what your dog is thinking? “Dogs! A Science Tail” is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibition highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings and explores why humans and dogs are best friends. Experiences range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but humans can’t, excavating replicas of fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strengthen the community, and testing your pop-culture knowledge during a game of “Jeopawdy!” based on the show Jeopardy. The exhibition will leave you with a better understanding of what lies at the heart of the one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time.

Flock Party at the Denver Zoo  is happening on September 12th, from 5 – 9, and it’s only for the grown folks: “Please join Denver Zoo for Flock Party: a fun-filled evening benefiting Denver Zoo’s animal care + emergency support efforts! This colorful, casual, socially responsible and ALL-INCLUSIVE benefit features festive food + drink, live music with the Colorado Symphony, exclusive animal experiences and more. Even better: you’ll leave this fine-feathered event with the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from doing your part to support Denver Zoo during one of the most challenging years in our history.” @DenverZoo

 

ART! AND HISTORY! 

Women Behaving Badly is a fascinating art exhibit that will be at History Colorado, until February 28 of next year:In works combining watercolor with historical photography, news clippings and text, Denver-based artist Adri Norris highlights women who’ve made history. She seeks to answer three questions about each woman she depicts: Who is she? What did she do? Why does she matter? ‘I started to tell the stories of women from all races, nationalities and walks of life through my series ​Women Behaving Badly,”  Norris says. ‘I want people to see themselves in those stories, to consider how they may be like those women and think differently about women in general.’’

Hecho en Colorado is also on view at History Colorado: See historically significant paintings, sculptures, textiles, and writings from Colorado’s Chicano/Mexican American community, including selections from up-and-coming artists as well as such prominent figures as Carlota EspinoZa, Carlos Fresquez, and David Ocelotl García. Presented in collaboration with the Denver Latino Cultural Arts Center, Hecho en Colorado (Made in Colorado) honors the artistic achievements of a community whose impact continues to shape Colorado culture.”