RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

January

An photograph of a woman sitting on a bench with flowers behind her holding an umbrella and a dogDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Winter of Reading Edition: Lit Women
Sunday, January 5, 5-7 p.m.
Millers & Rossi, 3542 Walnut St.
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The doctor will see you now. Hang out with us on the first Sunday of each month and sketch/draw from live models. Presented by Denver Public Library and Millers and Rossi and hosted by burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, ​this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. This month we visit women of literature in celebration of our Winter of Reading; model Vieux Carre poses as Jacqueline Susann, Dorothy Parker and more!

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 and food available in the Millers & Rossi speakeasy -- through the secret door! 

All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and neat watercolor sets. No oil paints, messy mediums or stinky mediums. Photographers are welcome as long as they do not use flash and are respectful of the other artists and do not block anyone's view. Seating is first come, first serve. Please register to attend this event.

An photograph of a pair of hands holding a phone and taking a picture.RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: How to Create Lifestyle Photo Images for Your Social Media and Still Have Time for Your Actual Business
Tuesday, January 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.
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As a fellow entrepreneur, Amy K. Wright knows the pain of wanting to create beautiful and engaging social media marketing and still have time to run the rest of her business. Can you relate? Come to this fun and interactive class and learn how to create your own professional lifestyle photos for your social media pages. Learn time-saving tips to create impact and build a win-win marketing strategy in 2020. Learn more about Amy and her photography at amykwright.com & tellitwellcards.com. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a stack of three books with a tea cup and spoon on topWinter of Reading Book Swap and Tea Sampling
Thursday, January 16, 6-8 p.m.
Improper City, 3201 Walnut St.
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Grab and book and hug a mug of tea in celebration of our Winter of Reading. Gather in the gorgeous Improper City Bar and Coffee Shop to sample some new and classic teas. Bring a book or two that you’d like to share with someone else -- grab a ‘new to you’ book that will keep you in a comfy armchair. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a piece of paper with words printed on it folded into the shape of a roseWinter’s Paper Roses
Saturday, January 25, 1-3 p.m.
Location Coming Soon
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Nobody knows books like Denver Bookbinding Company, so when owner Gail Lindley shows you how to turn old book pages into beautiful paper roses, you can be assured of taking home a seductive hint of springtime joy. All materials provided. Please register to attend this event.

February

Photograph of the 60s model, Twiggy, surrounded by clothes and wearing a wildly patterned outfit.Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: The Psychedelic 60s with Honey Touché
Sunday, February 2, 5-7 p.m.
Millers & Rossi, 3542 Walnut St.
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Hang out with us on the first Sunday of each month and sketch/draw from live models. Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, this fun evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. In this month’s installment, model Honey Touché takes a dip into the psychedelic 60s -- can you dig it, man? Please register to attend this event.

A black and white photograph of Oscar Micheaux with two men behind a camera in the background.Silent Film Series: Pioneers of African American Cinema
Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Our third silent film collection highlights some of the great African American filmmakers of the early years of cinema. Includes new musical scores by DJ Spooky, Max Roach, Alloy Orchestra, Samuel Waymon, Makia Matsumura, Donald Sosin and others. Full schedule of titles, descriptions and registration details to follow. Registration coming soon.

A black and white photograph showing several men and women raising glasses or bottles of beer.A Speakeasy Progressive Party for Dandies and Quaintrelles
Thursday, February 6, 6:30-9 p.m.
Location To Be Announced
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Dandy: a man devoted to style, neatness, and fashion in dress and appearance. Quaintrelle: a woman who emphasises a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life's pleasures. Hey, put on your glad rags (clothes for a special occasion) or whatever you feel comfy in and join this progressive party visiting Denver’s speakeasy clubs. They are secret hideaways in curious places that require the visitor to be in the know in order to enter. Our tour guide is performer Vieux Carré and she’ll take you on a fun journey with new friends in new places! Please register to attend this event.

RiNo Arts District logo: an orange rhino with a bird on it's back with the word "art"RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative
Tuesday, February 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.
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RiNo Made is the brainchild of cool cats at RiNo Art District HQ -- a store dedicated to showcasing the work of artists and artisans who live and work in the RiNo area. These Tuesday night workshops, hosted by Denver Public Library and RiNo Art District, are a chance for creatives to add skills that they might not have learn in art school -- the techniques of making art into a business. Please register to attend this event.

An image from the film Harold and Maude showing a woman and a boy riding a motorcycle7th Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party: Harold and Maude Film Presentation
Thursday, February 13, 7-9 p.m.
Modern Nomad, 2936 Larimer St.
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Our 7th Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party celebrates the funny, weird, classic cult film, Harold and Maude. Enjoy our movie refreshments, a viewing of this wonderful movie and a chance to wander the beautiful home decor and design products curated by Modern Nomad. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a three pieces of paper folded into star shapesOrigami Stars and Sake Tasting
Tuesday, February 18, 6-8 p.m.
Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St.
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Learn how to make these gorgeous five-pointed stars with origami expert, Nancy Kiyota. At the same time, Colorado Sake Co. will be serving up their best sakes to add symmetry to the evening. All origami supplies provided; bring your yen and ID to enjoy the sakes. Please register to attend this event.

The poster for the film I Am Not Your NegroFilm Presentation: I Am Not Your Negro at Redline Gallery
Thursday, February 27, 7-9 p.m.
Redline Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St.
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Special film presentation of the film I Am Not Your Negro, based on the writing of James Baldwin. Guest speaker and film host to be announced. Please register to attend this event.