Women’s voices are powerfully expressed and recognized for artistic merit during the annual Athena Project Arts Festival, March 20 through April 5. This year’s theme is Truth & Perception, with 40 performances, gallery showings and a multimedia fashion show scattered across five metro area arts districts. While some events are pricey, you’ll find a number of affordable options. The Plays In Progress (PIP) Series spotlights four works in progress. Each gets two workshop readings and allow for audience feedback. Tickets are $12 per play. An Evening of World Dance is March 25 at Metropolitan State University. Tickets are $12. Female artists perform in a Music Festival on March 29 at Cervantes’ Other Side. Entry is $12 in advance ($15 at the door). And workshop productions of short plays written by girls in the 7th grade, Girls’ Write PIP Series, is March 22. This event is FREE, but reservations are required. For a full schedule of these and other events or to purchase tickets, check out the Athena Project Festival website or call 303-297-1772.