Community Events

April

Shirley Delta Blow photoCSM & DAM’s Untitled: Final Fridays: No T, All Shade Tours
Friday, April 28, 6-10 p.m.
Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum

Get the conversation going at Untitled: Talk Back, with drag queen tours of Shade: Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford, a two-venue presentation by the Denver Art Museum (DAM) and Clyfford Still Museum. Our community partner, Denver Public Library, brings their favorite sassy divas, Shirley Delta Blow and Dixie Crystals, to get you all sorted out with a fantastical tour of Still's work -- loaded with alternative facts and realness. Other event highlights include original music composed and performed by Nathan Hall at both museums. Featuring fun workshops, unexpected performances, tours with a twist and libations & conversations. Mark your calendars, April 28, 6-10 p.m. for the best Friday night out in Denver!

Lisa Frank's ROLL posterLisa Frank's ROLL
Friday, April 21, 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street

Roll, the monthly skating party at the EXDO event center has quickly become a nightlife staple in Denver. This month,Roll pays tribute to a daytime staple -- Lisa Frank, the designer of all our 90s pencil cases, trapper keepers and spiral notebooks. Denver Public Library joins the party with a carnival booth game -- skaters can win trinkets and plush toys that even Lisa Frank would approve. Game play is free.

Tickets and more info at rolldenver.com.

 

Resistance Shawl photo by megi burclMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: Resistance Shawl
Thursdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Our second RiNo fibers workshop highlights this beautiful shawl that will increase your skills for sure. This oversized houndstooth in dark and light is as challenging as it is fun. Materials list will be provided with class registration.​ Register online or call 720-865-1205.
image © megi burcl

Rhino Teaching Echidna to Knit drawing by morganobrienartCurious Classes: Beginning Knitting
Thursdays, beginning April 6 and ongoing, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Every Thursday night, we welcome walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit. Our teacher, Margaret Williams, will host up to six beginning students, first come-first served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Thursday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too!
image © morganobrienart

Woman wearing rings that spell Love and Hate photoRiNo First Friday: Font and Circumstance
Friday, April 7, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

When you choose a font for your email, a letter, your online journal and even your posters for a band gig at the local bar, these choices tell a lot about who you are. Denver Public Library is bringing their signature brand of fun to RiNo by celebrating all types of decorative fonts. Stop by and make a signature ring with your specially chosen font and we'll tell you what your choice says about you!

Denver Street Art photoDoors Open Denver Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Fun for the whole family! Take a self-guided walking tour of the RiNo neighborhood with your smart phone camera and find photographable landmarks along the way. Bring back snapshots to our home base and you'll be registered to win a fantastic bag of goodies and Denver SWAG. We'll notify our winners on Monday, May 1. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

May

Vortex pillow cover photoMadame Defarge Knitting Salon: May Vortex
Thursdays, May 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Sometimes life just feels a little out of control. Settle down and crochet this beautiful motif that works as a mid mod pillow cover or as oversized squares for an afghan. Expert crocheter, Janny Potter, will be on hand to help you around every curve. Materials list will be included with registration confirmation. Register online or call 720-865-1205.

Vivienne Vavoom photo​Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School
Sunday, May 7, 5-7:30 p.m.
The Rackhouse in RiNo, 2875 Blake Street

How's your weekend gonna end on a high note? Get your laundry done early and come to Dr. Sketchy's, a frothy mix of cocktails, drawing and costumed models. "Started by artist Molly Crabapple in 2005, Dr. Sketchy's is based on Molly's harebrained dream of a 'decadent' art class with fair pay and respect for the models and boozy fun for all, and has branches in over a hundred cities around the globe" -- Dr. Sketchy's Baltimore. Dr. Sketchy's Denver is hosted by burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom. 

All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and some cash for cocktails and tips for the models. Drinks available in the Dr. Sketchy event space, if you would like to eat as well, come a little early and sample some of the great Rackhouse menu upstairs beforehand. 

Seating in the event space will begin at 4 p.m.. Modeling begins at 5 p.m. Admission is free. Yeah, you read that right, free. Bring your art supplies (no paints, please).

Joan and Christina Crawford photoFirst Friday in RiNo: Things My Mother Taught Me
Friday, May 5, 6-9 p.m.
RiNo Art District HQ, 2901 Blake Street, Suite 165

Don't forget about Mom! Stop by for milk and cookies, and make a fridge magnet for your dear, old mom. Or make a magnet for yourself so you can always keep a reminder of mom nearby. Lots of iconic moms to choose from! You don't call. You don't write. The least you can do is remember mother with a little something on your Frigidaire. Plus, there'll be cookies.