Celebrate traditional Latin American culture during Día del Niño (Day of the Children) on Sunday, April 28. This year, the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Byers-Evans House Museum and WOW! Children’s Museum (in Lafayette) will offer FREE general admission on Sunday. The Denver Public Library Central Branch is also participating.
Boulder’s Museum of Contemporary Art starts things off one day early on Saturday. Plus, there are other free and low-cost events across the metro area. Here’s what’s happening:
Saturday, April 27
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participate in a family-friendly day of traditional Latino festivities, including art-making, live dance, and musical performances. Performances by Ballet Folclórico de la Diversisdad Cultural, Boulder MUSE and The Medicine Heart Dancers.
Sunday, April 28
Center For Colorado Women’s History (Byers-Evans House Museum). 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free historic character performances by Young Chatauquans, as well as free house tours that start at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Clyfford Still Museum. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participate in art-making activities and enjoy live performances in the Museum’s forecourt and explore the Museum’s galleries. All ages welcome.
Denver Art Museum. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy vibrant performances both outside on Martin Plaza and in Sharp Auditorium inside the Hamilton Building. Scheduled to appear are Comparsa Morelos, ARCINDA, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico, Montbello Drumline and The Denver Children’s Choir.
One Book Colorado will also be on-site with local celebrity guests who will read to children in English and Spanish at 2:30 p.m. A FREE book will be given to each child who attends the reading. Participate in hands-on artmaking activities. For more information, in English or Spanish, call 720-913-0072.
Denver Public Library Central Branch. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Create arts and crafts and enjoy special performances.
- 1:30 p.m. — Arcinda, the arts, and culture of Indonesia
- 3 p.m. — Balam Hikuri Danza, storytellers from Guadalajara, Mexico
History Colorado. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy family-friendly programming, live music and dances that celebrate children from around the world. Performances are 15 minutes long.
- 10 a.m. — Danza Matachina Guadalupana
- 11 a.m. — Comparsa Morelos (Chinelos)
- 12 p.m. — Montbello Drumline
- 12:30 p.m. — Balam Quetzal
- 1 p.m. — Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklorico
- 2 p.m. — Grupo Folklorico Mexico en la Piel
WOW! Children’s Museum. 9 a.m. to noon. Stories, dances and activities that honor the Mexican origins of this special holiday. Activities will include a dance performance by El Latir de Mexico, crafts, a Museum scavenger hunt, story times in Spanish and English, and more. Admission (normally $5 to $10) is FREE to this community event until noon.