RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

September

Black and white image of Harold Lloyd hanging from a clock over a busy street from the movie "Safety Last!"Silent Films at The Preservery: Safety Last! (1923) starring Harold Lloyd
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Catch the film that includes the iconic scene in which the master of  physical comedy, Harold Lloyd, hangs from a giant clock face. Showtime is 7pm, but arrive early to order special appetizers, drinks and entrees inspired by the films. See this rarely screened but classic American comedy. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of 4 glasses filled with raspberries, mint and bubbly liquid.Sober Curious: Shrub Mocktails with Chef Shellie Kark
Thursday, September 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Dylan Apartments, 3201 Brighton Blvd.
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There's a movement afoot called 'sober curious' -- started by folks looking for fun, non-alcoholic, evening activities. Come to this culinary demo led by Chef Shellie Kark as she demos making shrubs -- a concentrated syrup made with fruit, sugar and vinegar that can be used for a variety of grown up tasting drinks. Denver Public Library presents and the Dylan Apartments host in their swank lounge. Free and open to all. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of several people on stationary exercise bikes facing forward.Beards, Banned Books and Bikes at Epic Ryde
Saturday, September 28, 1 p.m.
Epic Ryde, 2823 Larimer St.
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Denver Public Library is teaming up with Epic Ryde to highlight Banned Books week -- a yearly event that centers on books that have faced challenges to be removed from public and school library shelves all over the country. Jump on a stationary bike at the Epic Ryde studio and our bearded guys will read you excerpts from banned books past and present. Match the titles to the readings and win prizes! After a good literary workout and great cardio, take a tour of the rest of the studio and enjoy light refreshments provided by Denver Public Library. Studio ride is from 1-2 p.m., reception is immediately following. Come to one or both. Free and open to the public. Please register for this two-part event: Ride Registration | Reception Registration

Photograph of a sitar and a tabla sitting on a colorful piece of fabric.Saturday Sessions: Live Music at the Dylan: Sitar and Tabla
Saturday, September 28, 1-2 p.m.
Dylan Apartments, 3201 Brighton Blvd.
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Bringing the beautiful music of India, Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff plays sitar and Dustin Adams keeps the rhythm on tabla at this unique concert hosted by the Dylan Apartments. Chris is a master sitar player and his music is reminiscent of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, who introduced classical Indian sitar music to the world, influenced The Beatles and sparked the psychedelic age of rock music. Get a taste at this free concert! Please register to attend this event.

October

Black and white image of Lon Chaney as The Phantom of the OperaBeautiful Monsters Silent Film Series: The Phantom of the Opera, 1925
Wednesday, October 2, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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We are visiting some of the great cinematic ghouls of the silent era. And The Preservery is hosting in their dining room so you’ll have a great menu and some special tricks and treats from which to choose.

Starring Lon Chaney. The Phantom of the Opera is one of the first and greatest horror films ever made. Lon Chaney, the gifted actor who was called ‘the man of a thousand faces’, proves that his Phantom will be the one by which all others are judged. 1h 33min. Not rated. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a drag queen Dixie KrystalsDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School: Mom and Pop Genderswap
Sunday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
Millers & Rossi, 3542 Walnut St.
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Make some art and be a part of the bigger picture. Dr. Sketchy's is back in Denver! 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. Our models this month, fab draq queen and king, Dixie Krystals and Gentleman Lee, will be recreating iconic 50s poses.
 
All skill levels welcome, from professional artists to office-meeting doodlers. Bring your favorite drawing supplies and some cash to tip your models. 

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. Please register to attend this event.

Black and white still from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari showing the doctor and his patientBeautiful Monsters Silent Film Series: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, 1920
Wednesday, October 9, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Our Beautiful Monster series continues with The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.  And The Preservery dining room is an amazing place to watch this fantastical German film.  You’ll have a great menu and some special tricks and treats from which to choose.

Starring Werner Krauss and Conrad Veidt. This classic yet rarely-screened German film is an example of expressionistic filmmaking -- each frame filled with amazing imagery of dreams and nightmares. And it is about a man trapped in a somnambulistic trance. 1h 7min. Not rated. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of two hands holding game pieces and diceOld School Board Game Night at the Dylan
Thursday, October 10, 7-9 p.m.
Dylan Apartments, 3201 Brighton Blvd.
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There’s something about that sound of dice rolling on a game board, people chatting and laughing, folks shouting out answers -- throw in some chips and dip and fizzy drinks and you’ve got a perfect night at home. For this game night, we are invited to the Dylan apartments to hang out in their swank lobby and play a variety of nostalgic games. Denver Public Library furnishes games and refreshments. Please register to attend this event.

Black and white image of John Barrymore as Mr. HydeBeautiful Monsters Silent Film Series: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1920
Wednesday, October 16, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Denver Public Library and The Preservery have teamed up to showcase the first monster movies -- these are films that helped to create one of the most significant genres in filmmaking. And they continue to haunt our dreams and silver screens to this day. 

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde stars John Barrymore and Martha Mansfield. Of course John Barrymore is memorable as the infamous Jekyll and Hyde. His onscreen love is played by Martha Mansfield, whose star never ascended -- but she was an actress with great intuition and beauty and elevates the film. 1h 22min. Not rated. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a clay golem by Sam CarstensCamp Gitchacrafton: Clay Golems for Halloween
Saturday, October 19, 1-3 p.m.
Dylan Apartments, 3201 Brighton Blvd.
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Hang out with talented art teacher and clay artist Sam Carstens for this spooky craft workshop. You’ll make a Golem tea lite holder that looks dramatic in any season but is especially welcome for Halloween. According to Jewish folklore, Golem is a large and powerful creature made of mud and meant to protect believers from persecution. Your golem will also be made of mud and then Sam will fire it and you’ll have your own personal protector. Free and all materials provided. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a dish of mac and cheese with a spoon next to it on a tableMom’s Diner: Vegan Comfort Food: Mac and Cheese
Sunday, October 20, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.
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Sometimes we eat with abandon, sometimes cooler culinary heads prevail. Chef Shellie Kark is taking some of your favorite comfort foods and veganizing them. They are nutritious, filling and full of flavor -- it’s food right from Mom’s kitchen. Come to this opening demo and watch Chef Shellie whip up the ultimate comfort food - Mac and Cheese! Samples and recipes included. Please register to attend this event.

Black and white image of Max Schreck as Count Orlok in NosferatuBeautiful Monsters Silent Film Series: Nosferatu, 1922
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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What does Bram Stoker's vampire tale look like through a German expressionistic filter? It looks like the camp and creep classic, Nosferatu. The Preservery helps to scare away the shadows with a great menu and some special tricks and treats from which to choose.

Starring Max Schreck. Director F.W. Murnau and Max Schreck collaborated to create one of the most memorable vampires in cinematic history. Schreck’s own features and comportment lent themselves to playing odd characters onstage and in films, but none were as odd as Count Orlok in Nosferatu. 1h 21min. Not rated. Please register to attend this event.

A photograph of a plate of brisketMom’s Diner: Vegan Comfort Food: Meatloaf and Brisket
Sunday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Cultivated Synergy, 2901 Walnut St.
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Chef Shellie Kark creates two beloved entrees for your approval. All vegan and mom-approved comfort food. Can she quell the carnivores in the room with just her spatula and fruits, vegetables and legumes? Hope you’ll come enjoy this plant-based main course workshop. Includes recipes and samples. Please register to attend this event.

Black and white image of Paul Wegener from the movie The GolemBeautiful Monsters Silent Film Series: The Golem, 1920
Wednesday, October 30, 7-9 p.m.
The Preservery, 3040 Blake St.
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Our last Beautiful Monster in this series is The Golem. The cool cats at The Preservery will have you covered for sips and nibbles on their menu and even a few special tricks and treats for this Halloween Eve presentation. 

Starring Paul Wegener. This creepy and beautiful fable about a monster called forth by a rabbi to protect Jews in Prague in the 16th century is still a gripping film experience nearly a hundred years after it’s initial release. Don’t miss this rare screen gem. 1h 31min. Not rated. Please register to attend this event.