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Denver Weekend Rundown: July 11-13

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for July 11-13, 2014.

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Friday

Colorado Irish Festival Held at Clement Park in Littleton, this three-day fest promises attendees plenty of bagpipes and kilts, Gaelic sports, Irish step dancing, and Irish rock and classical music. Headliners include The Elders, The High Kings, Searson, and Gaelic Storm. Tickets range from $10-$13; kids 12 and under get in free.

Colorado Black Arts Festival This three-day fest at Denver City Park West features presentations, music, dance, language, theater, and literature by artists from the African diaspora. In addition to visual and performing arts performances, attendees can enjoy the Watu Sokoni (People’s Marketplace), the Boogaloo Celebration Parade, a vintage car show, and a scavenger hunt. Admission is free. 

Saturday

Apocalyptic Ball 5: The Revolution This fundraiser for AIDS Walk Colorado is a dizzying mix of fashion, drag and burlesque. The fun begins at 8 p.m. at the Exdo Event Center. Every dollar raised will be matched by a corporate donor; more than $22,000 was was raised at last year’s ball. Tickets are $15-$20 and VIP seating is $250.

Ms. Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill amassed an army of fans upon the release of her debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” in 1998. It was a critical and commercial success, but it remains her only solo studio album and she has been absent from the music world for years, making the Ms. Lauryn Hill Homecoming Concert Series that much more special. Watch her live at the Boulder Theater at 9 p.m. Buy your tickets HERE. 

Sunday

Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective The Huffington Post calls this exhibition “[One of] 15 international summer art exhibitions you should definitely see.” On view at the Denver Art Museum through Sunday, September 14, this show features the work of painter Tom Wesselmann, who is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in American pop art. The show features about 100 works and is organized chronologically, following the development of Wesselmann’s work series by series.

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