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“Comic-Con: Episode IV, A Fan’s Hope,” Opens April 20, Denver FilmCenter/Colfax., Information: Details: Morgan Spurlock’s documentary profiles the legends like Stan Lee and novices who attend Comic-Con San Diego along with 140,000 other geeks

Magical Realism through Visual Arts, 4:30-6:30 p.m., April 19, Museo de las Americas, Denver. 61 Santa Fe Dr. Tickets: R.S.V.P. to [email protected] Details: Meet artist Daniel Luna and learn to paint with materials provided

Fishing with a Ranger, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays in April & May, Aurora Reservoir. Information: Email Ranger Staack: [email protected] Details: Bring fishing rods, they supply the bait and fishing advice. $10 admission to reservoir

Free Days on Earth Day, April 22 Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Denver Botanic Gardens.  Information:; Details: Free admission and Earth Day activities at two cultural facilities

Kids Book Giveaway, through April 29, Aurora Public Library. Information: Details: Every four-year-old in Colorado can get a free copy of the same book to keep as part of One Book 4 Colorado, an early literacy initiative – English and Spanish versions available

Family Earth Day Celebration, 1 to 5 p.m. April 22, Bluff Lake Nature Center, Stapleton. Information: Details: Afternoon of recycled crafts, live music, family activities, live raptors, scavenger hunts, guest speakers, food and educational displays

DAM Uncorked, April 20, Denver Art Museum. Tickets: Details: Taste more than 300 wines from across the globe in an art-filled environment

Masters World Bench Press Championship, April 20 to April 22, Red Lion Hotel, 3200 S. Parker Road. Information:  Details: International Powerlifting Federation presents the bench press championships

UNC Greeley Jazz Fest, April 19 to 21, Union Colony Civic Center, Greeley. Information: Details: Concerts by Swedish vocal a cappella group The Real Group, Wayne Shorter, above, with John Patitucci, and Jazz  Festival All-Star Big Band

Colorado Symphony Orchestra, April 20 and 21, Boettcher Music Hall, Denver. Tickets: Details: The Colorado Symphony with cellist Alban Gerhardt plays works by Debussy, Osvaldo Golijov, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff

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