Lyrics aren’t necessary for this Los Angeles-bred electronic-rock duo; their doubleneck bass and drums are expressive enough. Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty have released five full-length albums, and their songs have been featured in television shows and films. Brooklyn-based “electronic music pioneer” Eliot Lipp will open. Fri 9 p.m.
This Southern-punk foursome focuses on “owning and embracing your weirdness” in their third album, Essential Tremors. Don't think you can just standby and watch their shows as they often prompt the crowd to scream out the lyrics just as loudly as they do. Mon 9 p.m.
This new twist on Ken Kesey’s novel comments on the clash between the deaf and hearing worlds. By using the story's well-known characters as metaphors for deaf culture and the hearing majority, directors Pat Payne and Nicki Runge, founder of Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre, create an innovative experience that can be enjoyed by the hearing and non-hearing populations alike. Fri-Sun, times vary.
Helikon Gallery & Studio's doors are opening. The newest addition to the RiNo Art District kicks off with an inaugural exhibition, featuring more than a dozen contemporary artists from Colorado and around the country. Along with the two-story gallery, this brand new space contains open studios, art merchandise, and an in-house coffee bar. Wed-Sat noon-5 p.m.
More than 20 artists from Herencia Milenaria, a cooperative in Jalisco, Mexico, will sell their colorful ceramic pieces, featuring everything from small clay animals to vases and plates. The sale includes works suited for amateur and seasoned collectors alike. Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Don't think you're much of an artist? In this workshop with local mixed media artist Judith Mamet, learn how to use a "no-fail" mono-printing technique to create a handmade art journal with paint, paper, and fabric. Finally, add text to your finished product with Mamet's approaches that help even non-writers pen something eloquent. Sat noon-4 p.m.; Sun 1-3 p.m.
If you don't regularly visit Denver's eight art districts and hundreds of museums and galleries, now is your chance. Celebrate the city's vibrant and growing arts scene with events, art shows, performances, and special deals all week long. Don't miss: Saturday Night at the Museums, when more than 20 spaces in the metro area will be open late with free entry.
Using a blend of careful scientific observation and aesthetic skill, members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators portray an often unobserved part of our natural world. Their drawings depict everything from molecules to extinct species. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Elmo is bringing dance classics to the stage. Let your little ones boogie at this live musical performance with tunes such as "The Hustle," "You Should Be Dancing," and "Rockin' Robin"—in an incredibly entertaining and family-friendly way. Fri 6:30 p.m.; Sat 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
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