Five Points Jazz Festivities @ the Blair-Caldwell Library
Saturday, May 16
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - The Tony Black Quartet
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - The Jazz Partners
The Five Points Jazz Festival brings people together for a day of food, fun and fantastic music. The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May each year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and many more. Celebrate the music, culture and history of Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, with performances highlighting many of Denver’s finest jazz musicians.
Performances and activities take place in numerous venues in Historic Five Points, with food and art vendors along Welton Street. Visit their website for a complete list of locations and performers.
Slam NUBA Presents: Poetry & Pancakes
Poetry & Pancakes is a monthly writing workshop open to all ages. Each program is coordinated by the award-winning and Denver-based literary organization Slam NUBA all to the tune of a wonderful breakfast.
Upcoming Workshop Dates:
Saturday, May 30, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 27, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 and August 29, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 26, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 31, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 28, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Slam NUBA is a nationally recognized award-winning organization that focuses on literacy, mentorship and competitive based poetry. The mission of Slam NUBA is to promote the creation and performance of poetry, by cultivating literacy activities and engaging the community, fixated on the power of the written and spoken word in Denver, Colorado.