Denver Arts Week
Nov 06, 2017 07:37PM
● By Stephanie Wilson
During this nine-day celebration of all things art in the Mile High, the city’s creative side is on full display. The annual cultural happening features a lineup that’s rife with more than 300 events, exhibits, and shows designed to whet the artistic palates of even the most gallery-averse neophytes. The offerings are broken down into five categories: Know Your Arts First Fridays, Free Night at the Museums, Denver On Stage, Family Friendly, and Hidden Gems. Start your Denver Arts Week off right on November 3 during a special edition of the First Fridays Art Walks and explore the city’s cultural districts. The next evening, head to Free Night at the Museums and take advantage of the free shuttles and late closing times. Then for the next seven days, pack your calendar with dance performances, musical showcases, independent film screenings, literary gatherings, gallery tours, and visits to cultural attractions like the Botanic Gardens and Denver Zoo. Visit DENVERARTSWEEK.COM for more details on lineup—including these don’t-miss highlights on our radar. –SW
$52.80 ART SALE / NOVEMBER 3, 6 P.M. TO 10 P.M.
During this special edition of the First Friday Art Walks, stroll through the Tennyson Street Cultural District on the lookout for select works of original art on sale for just $52.80. Make sure to stop by Lapiz Gallery to test your neighborhood knowledge at The HeART of Denver exhibit. Correctly guess all the areas represented and be entered to win the grand prize.
TARARAM/NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 P.M.
MIZEL ARTS & CULTURE CENTER (350 S. DAHLIA ST., DENVER)
This show, a fusion of dance and percussion, is designed to tickle all your senses. Tararam, an Israeli music and dance group, has often been likened to the wildly popular Stomp troupe, except this creative ensemble produces extraordinary sounds from ordinary objects. The performances are a blend of rhythm, music, movement, and wit, interwoven with choreographed body drumming, amusing sounds, and theatrical antics. Tickets start at $30 and are worth every cent.
AERIAL STREET VIEW / NOVEMBER 10-12
DAIRY ARTS CENTER, BOULDER (2590 WALNUT ST., BOULDER)
A mashup of aerial dance, break dance, and live music: these shows are bound to be a highlight of Denver Art Week offerings—despite taking place outside the city. (In fact, at press time, the run had been extended to include more shows on November 17 and 18.) To create the modern spectacle, eight choreographers worked with the fifteen dancers of Frequent Flyers and Block 1750 and the three musicians of Chimney Choir to create a novel celebration of the art of movement set to psychedelic folk music. Tickets start at $24. FREQUENTFLYERS.ORG