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Biennial kicks off July 14 with free events

Colombia's Bomba Estereo performs July 17.

The Biennial of the Americas opens July 14 with a variety of free events at the Biennial Pavilion at 1550 Wewatta St. in the Union Station neighborhood.

The opening night street party, starting at 8 p.m., features music by Flobots and Making Movies, as well as the opening of the exhibition Oid el Sueno de una Palabra/Listen to the Dream of a Word. Partygoers will be escorted across 15th Street to MCA Denver by a marching band crossing guard for the opening of the central art exhibition "Now? NOW!" with food, music and body art.

The festivities continue at 5 p.m. July 17 with food trucks and free performances in Civic Center Park by Companhia Urbana de Danca from Brazil, modern artist and emcee Jeremy Bailey of Canada and Wonderbound, a dance company with its studio in Arapahoe Square.

More free events occurring during opening week include:
  • STEAM (STEM + Art) Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 15 at the Biennial Pavilion
  • Futbol Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 17 at the Biennial Pavilion and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Civic Center Park
  • Performing Arts Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 at the Biennial Pavilion
The Biennial of the Americas is designed to connect business, art, culture and civic leaders from throughout the Americas by building lasting relationships, addressing shared issues and inspiring action.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.
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