RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

February

Photograph of a man and woman singing with two musicians at Red Rocks. A brightly colored background has been added to this sepia toned photograph.Murmur: A Community Gathering to Celebrate Art, Music, Storytelling and Each Other
This event has been cancelled
Sunday, February 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Improper City, 3201 Walnut St.

There’s a secret in the city, but not for long. Denver Public Library and Improper City are debuting Murmur, a monthly event that highlights creativity from all walks of the community. This month’s theme to be announced; get a little dressed up and join us for Murmur. Free and open to the public. This event has been cancelled.

March

Black and white photograph of a woman with her eyes closed laying with her head resting on her arm.Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Comedy in Black and White
Sunday, March 3, 5-7 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.
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Hosted by Denver's beloved burlesque queen, Vivienne Vavoom, this  evening has everything: costumed models, fun themes, cash bar, great menu items, art-lovin' people. Our model Miss Polka Dottie presents icons of the black and white comedy era like Groucho Marx and Charlie Chaplin! All skill levels welcome -- giveaways and prizes for attendees. All dry mediums are okay, as are neat watercolor sets. Please register to attend this event.

Artwork showing the Monopoly Man spray painting a colorful wall.RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: The Art of Taxes
Tuesday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.
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Structured with artists in mind, this workshop is designed to walk you through your tax return, addressing common artist concerns and important IRS regulations pertaining to creative practices. This important seminar will be presented by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) Board Treasurer, Doug Scheetz. We’ll also have a special guest, Rachel Quintana, an expert in sales tax (how to collect it, track it and remit it). Don’t miss this important tax-time workshop; free and open to all. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of sandwich on a grill.

Food on Film: Chef Kark Cooks from the film Chef
Sunday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.
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Chef Shellie Kark takes her inspiration from Hollywood for our March cooking demos. The film Chef explores the struggle faced by all creatives: holding onto your unique vision while the world pushes you toward sameness. Chef Kark will bring the film to life with recipes and samples right from the film. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of vegetable ratatouille in a bowl with a fork resting on top.

Food on Film: Chef Shellie Kark cooks from the film, The Hundred Foot Journey
Sunday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.
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Sometimes art imitates life and sometimes movies can change us. The Hundred Foot Journey highlights the best things about living in harmony with diversity. French cuisine at first clashes with Indian cuisine and then they blend and become something new and exciting. Chef Shellie serves up food inspired by this big-hearted indie film. Recipes and samples included. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of the outside of the Denver Central Market building.RiNo Photo Scavenger Hunt with Amy K. Wright
Saturday, March 30, 1-3 p.m.
Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St.
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Starting at the Market, photographer Amy Wright takes you on a photo walking tour of RiNo looking for architectural details, mural masterpieces and forgotten spaces in the area. You’ll take photos and send them to our jury. By the time you arrive for an afternoon repast at The Preservery, we’ll have turned your photos into a slide show that we’ll enjoy and chat about and we’ll all choose a winner or winning team. Share The Preservery’s incomparable bread board. Get to know the neighborhood, get some steps in, meet art loving folks like you. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of a bowl filled with chocolate truffles dusted with beet powder.Food on Film: Chef Kark Cooks from the Film Chocolat
Sunday, March 31, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut
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St.Our Food on Film cooking demo series ends appropriately -- with chocolate. The film, Chocolat, underscores the idea that tradition for tradition’s sake is a dead end and that being joyful is a choice. And Chef Kark ties it all together with delectable chocolate confections with a twist. Recipes and samples included. Please register to attend this event.

April

Photograph of a woman with lightning bolt earring and bright red lipstick, standing in front of an open umbrella.Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: HR Giger ALIENS Tribute with Dirty Duvel
Sunday, April 7, 5-7 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.
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For this month's session, burlesque performer Dirty Duvel poses in tribute to H.R. Giger -- the creator of the aliens for the ALIEN franchise. Dirty has built strange and beautiful headpieces that she combines with her burlesque costumes; don't miss this weird night of sketching!  Dr. Sketchy's is always the 1st Sunday of the month, 5-7 p.m. and is always FREE! The most exciting thing to EVER happen to life drawing is in Denver!! Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School started in Brooklyn, spread to LA, Austin, Melbourne and Scotland and Denver! Come experience what has been described as, "What happens when cabaret meets art-school." All dry mediums are okay, as are dip pens and acrylic or watercolor sets. No oil, toxic, messy, or stinky mediums Please! Non-flash photography is welcome as long as you ask the model first and are respectful of other artists. Please do not block anyone’s view. Seating is first come, first serve. Please register to attend this event.

Artwork showing the Monopoly Man standing in front of a spray painted dollar sign.RiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative: Traits and Practices of Successful Creatives
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.
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Please join Stephen Toma, founder of Denver Handmade Homemade, as he discusses how to set yourself apart as a handmade entrepreneur, focusing on how to hone in on the successful traits for selling your work and doing well in the marketplace. This workshop will help handmade businesses find clarity and security in a competitive setting. How on earth will you be able to find your niche? What advantages can you harness? Please register to attend this event

Painting by graffiti artist Alec Monopoly

Still image from the film, Breakfast at Tiffany's featuring a man and woman drinking coffee with a skyscraper in the background.Tammy Abramovitz Finishing School for Modern Manners: Lesson #1 - Always, Sometimes, Never
Thursday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.
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In a world where churlishness and vulgarity have become as common as government shutdowns, the key to distinguishing yourself is through impeccable manners. Your guide to becoming an intrepid dandy or quaintrelle is Tammy Abramovitz -- named by Salonniere as one of the top 100 hosts in the United States. Learn what’s in and what should be tossed in the social etiquette dust bin; it’s modern manners for a modern age. This four-part series begins with Always, Sometimes, Never -- applying the men’s fashion rule for a three-button suit to social conduct that will leave the world wondering: who is that well-mannered superhero? All for fun and all for free. Please register to attend this event.

Book cover of Kitchen Confidential featuring Anthony Bourdain in a white chef's coat standing inside a restaurant.Entrée: Food Memoirs Book Club: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain
Tuesday, April 23, 7-8 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Our friends at The Preservery are co-hosting this first-ever Denver Public Library/RiNo book club featuring books that elevate food as symbolism and sustenance for the soul as well as the body. Get a copy of Kitchen Confidential, the bestselling memoir from Anthony Bourdain, read up (available in book, ebook and audio formats in the DPL collection) and then join us for a book club talk at one of RiNo’s best eateries -- The Preservery. Coop, the head chef, will provide a few nibbles inspired by the book. Cocktails and other sips available at the bar. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of colorful embroidery that says "You look fabulous darling."Madame Defarge’s School for Wayward Hands: French Knots and Forget-Me-Knots: Embroidery Basics
Thursday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.
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Join the experts from The Craftsman & Apprentice for this two hour crash course in the basics of hand embroidery. We'll create a fun sampler that will give you all the skills to embark on your own free hand embroidery journey! All materials provided. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of the side of a building featuring a colorful mural of a rhino.RiNo Mural Safari: Looking for Rhinos with Global Conservation Corps
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St.
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Take a walk on the wild side with this tour of RiNo Art District murals depicting wild and endangered animals. Our guides are from the Global Conservation Corps and they represent a wealth of knowledge about the magnificent animals that share our planet. Bring a bottle of water, wear comfortable shoes and meet us at Denver Central Market to start. Please register to attend this event.

Black and white photograph of a woman holding a cocktail glass in each hand and wearing a shiny dress and a hat that looks like a hand holding a cocktail glass.Ladies of LUPEC: Vintage Cocktails in RiNo
Tuesday, April 30, 7-8:30 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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LUPEC is Ladies United for the Preservation of Endangered Cocktails and the Denver chapter of this lively group has compiled a recipe book of fabulous retro cocktails. The book includes tidbits of information about the origin of the cocktails as well as notes about the ladies themselves. Join them for a soiree celebrating the publication of their recipe book. The Preservery mixologist will be on hand to create vintage cocktails from the book and host Ann Flynn, and her fellow ladies of LUPEC, will be there to dazzle you with a presentation on the history of the drinks and the organization. Cocktail recipe books will be available for purchase at the event and 100% of the proceeds benefit SafeHouse Denver. Please register to attend this event.