RiNo Art District Pop Up Events

January

Artwork showing a woman in a black hat and a grey and red dress with her back to the artistDr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School
Sunday, January 6, 5-7:30 p.m.
Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St.

The doctor will see you now. Make sure your art is pumping strong -- 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. Plus we'll get you home in time for your Sunday night wind down.

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 food court area.

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.

Artwork showing the Monopoly Man in a soup can throwing brightly colored money in the airRiNo Made Salons: The Business of Being Creative
Tuesday, January 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd.

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.

Photograph of Dixie Krystals standing with her hands on her hipsDixie Krystals’ Literary Loteria at Ratio
Thursday, January 10, 7-9 p.m.
Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Loteria is a bingo-style game of chance and ours has a literary twist with each loteria card featuring book cover artwork. Add that twist to an enchanted evening with Denver’s most beloved drag queen, Dixie Krystals in one of Denver’s happiest, hippest breweries, Ratio Beerworks, and you have a simple plan for fun. Each round of loteria offers a shot at fabulous prizes while visiting with much-loved classics as well as great additions to your to-read list. Enjoy a delicious brew and share stories of your favorite (or least favorite) titles while playing to win! Please register to attend this event.

Image from the book "Sixty Meters to Anywhere" that shows the title above a man standing with his arms raisedAuthor Visit with Brendan Leonard
Saturday, January 12, 2-4 p.m.
Improper City, 3201 Walnut St.

Brendan Leonard is a writer, adventurer, climber, speaker and a recovering alcoholic. His book Sixty Meters to Anywhere tells Leonard’s painfully honest story of substance abuse and his nerve-racking awkward first years of recovery in the mountains. Book signing to follow. Brendan Leonard’s books will be available for purchase at the event. Please register to attend this event.

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
Sunday, January 13, 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. Hosted by performance artist Julie Rada with sound, light and costumes provided by designer Kyle Lane. Enjoy fellowship with your neighbors along with live music, food sampling, a chance to sing with the ‘choir,’ an inspirational reading and some surprise performance pieces. Coffee and nibbles available before and after the service at Improper City’s coffee bar -- plus they have great food truck options for brunch. This month’s theme to be announced; get a little dressed up and join us for Murmur. Free and open to the public. Please register to attend this event.

Photograph of Dixie Krystals smilingDrag Queen Whine Tasting and Story Time Realness
Saturday, January 19, 7-9 p.m.
Infinite Monkey Theorem, 3200 Larimer St.

Denver’s best-loved drag queen, Dixie Krystals reads humorous tales from the creative arts bubble while Infinite Monkey Theorem proffers samples of their fantastic recent wine vintages. Each sampling is carefully chosen to make Dixie funnier and prettier. Do some laughter therapy for the new year as Ms. Krystals serves artsy whine realness. Please register to attend this event.