Let’s make the rest of this month good and weird. After all, we have an extra day. Take some time to laugh this Wednesday with satirical juggernaut, Joel Mchale at Comedy Works South or expand your cultural horizons at Westword Artopia 2016 this weekend. There is a lot of something for everybody. We hope to see you around.

Strange Dirt at Svper Ordinary Gallery

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The Source. Photo By Roman Tafoya

When: February 6 – 28, Daily

Where: Super Ordinary Gallery -– 3350 Brighton Boulevard, Denver

The Low Down: Be sure to visit the Svper Ordinary gallery in The Source to view the mesmerizing works of Marsha Robinson before it’s too late. Robinson (aka Strange Dirt) is a Denver-based artist whose primary medium is ink on paper. Her art explores bold design and symmetry through the lens of botanical imagery in her show, Modern Eden. Don’t miss out.


Denver Jewish Film Festival’s 20th

When: February 10 – 21, Daily

Where: Mizel Arts & Culture Center -– 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver

Cost: $11 – $13 individual screenings

Tickets & Packages: Available here

The Low Down: The Denver Jewish Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with a host of talented Jewish voices. This year’s roster boast 28 films, offering something for nearly every cinematic taste. See the full schedule here.


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When: February 17 -– 18th, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m.

Where: Comedy Works South -– 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village

Cost: $39

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Satirical pop junkie, Joel Mchale is coming to Colorado and we are ready for the sardonic wit to ensue! Mchale is best known for his starring role on the hit cult series Community and as the caustic, pop culture commentator on E!’s The Soup. The Hollywood veteran is now trying his hand at stand-up to sold-out audiences around the country, and in our own backyard.


Athena Project Artist Night Out

When: February 17th, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Art Students League of Denver – 200 Grant Street, Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Athena Project Arts Festival is an annual celebration dedicated to showcasing female artist in all disciplines. This year the month-long festivity extends the love with an open gallery of sorts with Athena Project Artist Night Out. Local female artist are encouraged to bring their works along to display. Whether you are a poet, painter, or fashion designer, your art is bound to make a splash.


Hyperspace Arcade Grand Re-Opening

When: February 20th, 4 p.m.

Where: Hyperspace Arcade – 1601 Reed Street, #100, Lakewood

The Low Down: A little dose of nostalgia, anyone? Hyperspace Arcade’s grand re-opening will quench that thirst for a simpler time with eighty classic games and pinball machines. No need to bring your can of quarters, because the games will be on free play all night.


Rock Ballets, David Bowie, & Queen

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Wonderbound. Photo by Amanda Tipton

When: February 19 -– 20th, 7:30 p.m. & February 21, 2 p.m.

Where: Performing Arts Complex -– 1001 W. 84th Avenue, Denver

Cost: $22 -– $50

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The highly acclaimed Rock Ballets set to the beloved music of David Bowie and Queen will grace the stage once more. This time Garrett Ammon’s production will be accompanied by a live Denver super-group; the Chimney Choir and Ian Cooke Band. The event will also feature a world premiere piece by dancer and choreographer, Sarah Tallman.

Westword Artopia 2016 at City Hall

Artopia 2015. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

Artopia 2015. Photo by Lindsey Bartlett.

When: February 20, 7 – 12 a.m.

Where: City Hall Ampitheater  1155 Broadway, Denver

Cost: $40 general admission; advance, $45 happy hour; VIP-advanced $125

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Westword is hosting Artopia 2016 for an epic evening of art, fashion, and culture at City Hall. Sip on cocktails while wandering through eight art installations, curated by Jolt from Guerilla Garden, showcasing a selection of Denver’s brightest artist, as well as some stars on the national scene. And don’t miss Whiteout, the Westword fashion show, featuring eight Colorado designers and their rendering of “The Art of Fashion”.

Mark Your Calendars

Oscar® Panel at Denver Film Society

When: February 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Sie Film Center – 2510 East Colfax, Denver

Cost: $5 for all guest. Admission includes one ballot to the Denver Film Society’s annual Oscar® pool.
The Nerd Roast: Star Wars vs Star Trek

When: February 26th, 7:00 p.m.

Where: El Charrito – 2100 Larimer Street, Denver

Cost: Free; accepting donations for Planned Parenthood
The Vagina Monologues

When: February 27th, 9:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Mercury Cafe – 2199 California Street, Denver

Cost: $10

Tickets: Available here
Tiffany Graham & Jennifer Iversen: Cut

When: February 27 – 28th

Where: Dateline Gallery – 3004 Larimer Street, Denver