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.
Hit the red carpet and embrace your inner film buff. But fear not film novices. This festival has something for almost everyone: documentaries, student films, shorts, and even educational panels. Jason Reitman's Labor Day (starring Kate Winslet) and Alexander Payne's Nebraska (starring Will Forte) are slated for two of the big night, red carpet presentations.
Experience the energy of big mountain riding at this epic pre-season party. Set for an action-packed journey with world-class riders, Warren Miller takes screeners to extreme and exotic locations, inclusing Kazakhstan, Iceland and Greenland in the franchise's 64th film.
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