The Still Tide’s moving music

Friday. Before the band plays Los Angeles next week — but after its RiNo listening party this week — Denver indie outfit The Still Tide is celebrating the release of new EP “Between Skies” at the Hi-Dive Jan. 17. Dropping the same day as the release show, it’s the latest batch of tunes from prolific singer-songwriter Anna Morsett and her band of ringers, included collaborators of Nathaniel Rateliff, Churchill, Tennis and The Fray. The Still Tide, however, is firmly Morsett’s vehicle, leaving a trail of evocative lyrics, arrangements and hooks in its wake. Hear the new tunes (and more) starting at 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at 7 S. Broadway, with Heavy Diamond Ring (feat. ex-Paper Bird members) and Down Time. $12-$14. 21-and-up. hi-dive.com

Free (and great) tunes, visual art

Saturday-Sunday. Being deaf didn’t stop Beethoven, who would have been 250 years old in 2020, from composing over the last 15 years of his life. Colorado Chamber Players will perform some of that music with ASL interpretation in the “Incessant Hum” show, 2 p.m. at Boulder Public Library on Jan. 19. See more about the free, all-ages event at calendar.boulderlibrary.org. Also free and open to the public: DIME Denver’s songwriting seminar, 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 18 at 800 Kalamath St., featuring wisdom and tunes from nationally renowned, Denver-based singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and Supersuckers’ bassist Eddie Spaghettidime-denver.com. Finally: The free, printmaking-focused ”Spirit Resonance” and women’s suffrage-themed “Dearly Disillusioned” exhibitions debut at McNichols Civic Center Building on Jan. 18, coinciding with the also-free Womxn’s March Impact Expo, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 144 W. Colfax Ave. mcnicholsbuilding.com

Colorado Indian Market

Friday-Sunday. Just north of the National Western Stock Show, the 39th Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest offers a tempting pre- or post-rodeo stopover for lovers of Native American and Western arts. The sprawling event at Denver Mart features 200-plus painters, sculptors, photographers, potters and jewelers from dozens of regional tribes, plus western music from Michael Martin Murphey, the Native American flute group Injunuity, and tribal dancers. Kids activities (yes, face-painting!), food and more will be on site. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 17-18; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 19. $15 for 3 days; kids under 12 are free. $5 parking. dashevents.com

Fundraising for social justice

Saturday. On Jan. 18, the Denver NAACP celebrates the national organization’s 110th anniversary with a Freedom Fund Gala at the Renaissance Hotel in Stapleton — free to students (ages -20), and $75 for everyone else. Proceeds from the 11 a.m. brunch go toward serving breakfast to the homeless on the corner of Park Avenue West and Lawrence Street, providing a stage for budding poets, and similar projects. Register at eventbrite.com. Also: Jan. 22’s fundraiser for Aurora’s Village Exchange Center will benefit programs for immigrant and refugee communities in the metro area, with an emphasis on religious and cultural diversity. It takes over The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace with a bazaar from local vendors, an array of traditional foods, community performers, music and more starting at 5:30 p.m. $100. villageexchangecenter.org

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