Denver has some artsy events lined up this week. You can start it off with a screening of The Pink Panther and end it by getting mindful during the Slow Art Day. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, April 1

The Pink Panther 

Photo Courtesy Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: April 1, 6:45 – 9:45 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts a screening of The Pink Panther. The 1963 film features a hilarious story about French police inspector Jacques Clouseau who is on the hunt for the missing pink panther diamond. You can laugh all night long at funny quips and see if the mystery will be solved.

Plant Nite

Photo by Amanda Piela

When: April 1, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Improper City, 3201 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Improper City teams up with Yaymaker to host a Plant Nite. The event features a chance to plant a tabletop succulent garden. Guides will lead you through a step-by-step class to build a mini zen garden with a little rose quartz to match.

Best of Denver Fashion Week Exhibit

Photo by Amanda Piela

When: April 1 – 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Fashion Week teams up with 303 Magazine and McNichols Building to present the Best of Denver Fashion Week exhibit. The exhibit features some of the best looks that have graced the runways of Denver Fashion Week in one room. You can take a final up-close look at different designs, photos printed on fabric and more as the exhibition ends this Sunday. This event is supported by the Cultural Partner Program at the McNichols Civic Center Building and is part of the McNichols Project Series.

Tuesday, April 2

Artistic Activation

Photo courtesy of Rainbow Militia

When: April 2, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Invisible City, 1545 Julian St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Invisible City presents Artistic Activation. The event features an evening to get your creative juices flowing with performances from Rainbow Militia aerial dancers, live music from Nicholas Caputo, small bites created by Edwin Sandoval and more. You can bring your own libations to enjoy while you experience the entertainment.

Paper Fashion Show Meetup

Photo courtesy of Ratio Beerworks.

When: April 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks hosts a Paper Fashion Show Meetup. The event features a chance to meet Paper Fashion Show judges, models, design teams and more over a happy hour. You can sip on Ratio brew and munch on bites from Pizza Bread and Refreshment food truck. you can win tickets to the Paper Fashion Show during a raffle so make sure to arrive early.

Don Quixote

Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre‎ on Facebook

When: April 2, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre, 2800 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre presents a screening of the Royal Opera House ballet, Don Quixote. The performance features the story of the knight Don Quixote on his journies as he acts out different deeds to honor the Lady Dulcinea. The production, choreographed by Carlos Acosta, brings forth a message of love, passion and charm.

Wednesday, April 3

Aggregate Immateriality

Photo Courtesy of Control Group Productions‎ on Facebook

When: April 3 – 28

Where: Control Group Productions, 4800 Washington St., Denver 

Cost: $25 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Control Group Productions presents Aggregate Immateriality. The event features an immersive experience in an abandoned slaughterhouse in North Denver’s Globeville neighborhood. The experience will take you through fear, death and darkness with performances of dance, design and theatre as Control Group’s largest production yet.

Arts Education For All Forum

Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: April 3, 4 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: McNichols Civic Center Building hosts an Arts Education For All Forum. The event features a night to discuss the impact of arts education in Colorado and how to improve the programs. You can hear from speakers such as Jane R. Best, the director of Arts Education Partnership, Alexis Newton the education director of Museo de las Americas and John-Claude Futrell the education director of Redline, participate in panels and more.

SCFD Community Free Night

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: April 3, 5 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science partners with the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) to host an SCFD Community Free Night. You can explore the museum free of cost after 5 p.m., jam out music from DJ L.A Zwicky, grab bites from food trucks and more. Check out the full schedule of events here.

Thursday, April 4

Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down

Photo Courtesy of Newman Center for the Performing Arts‎ on Facebook

When: April 4, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver 

Cost: $29 – $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Newman Center for the Performing Arts presents Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down. The event features a performance from eight dancers and six musicians that has been choreographed and created to make a harmonious fusion of movement and sound. The artists will use acoustic and digital instruments to collaborate and explore new sounds and rhythms.

RN/CO Launch Party

New Source Hotel. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: April 4, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: The Source Hotel and Market presents RN/CO Launch Party. The event features a celebration of the opening of the RiseNation locations. You can explore the fitness club, win prizes and more. The first 500 guests will receive a complimentary drink, small bites from Safta and a swag bag full of goodies. A portion of the proceeds from the night will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Denver.

Harry Potter-thon

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When: April 4 – 6

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Harry Potter-thon returns this Thursday with three showings of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. You can dive into the magical wizarding world and see how Harry Potter and his friends Ron and Hermoine meet and start their journey at Hogwarts.

The Art of Happiness

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: April 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $35 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space hosts The Art of Happiness. The event features a journaling class with a chance to write, draw and open up your creative mind in the way of journaling with artist Anna D. Bruce. You will have access to paint, pens, brushes and whatever you need to add to your journal to create a bit of happiness in your life.

Larimer Square Fashion Show

Photo Courtesy of EDGE Restaurant & Bar on Facebook

When: April 4, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: EDGE Restaurant & Bar hosts the Larimer Square Fashion Show. The event features a runway show with designs from boutiques located on Larimer Square. You can jam out to beats from a DJ, watch as models display hot looks and more throughout the evening.

Friday, April 5

Rockies Opening Day

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Rockies

When: April 5, 2:10 p.m. 

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $109 – $387 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate your love for the Colorado Rockies during the Rockies Opening Day. You can watch the Rockies face the Los Angeles Dodgers during the opening game, hit up some the surrounding bars for opening day deals and wear Rockies colors to honor your favorite baseball team.

First Friday Art Walk

Art District on Santa Fe. Photo by Lukas Crosby

When: April 5, 5 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Art District on Santa Fe, Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: The first Friday of every month brings First Friday Art Walk. You can venture down the Art District on Santa Fe to experience all of the amazing galleries and creative businesses. The walk features more than 100 participating locations on Santa Fe and an array of food trucks to fuel your art adventures. You can see sculptures, prints and more at the participating businesses.

READ: The Guide to Art Districts in Denver and The Artists and Places That Make Them 

Off the Clock: Believe It or Not

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens‎ on Facebook

When: April 5, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: $21 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Off The Clock: Believe It or Not. The event features an after-hours adventure in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, the Orangery and Marnie’s Pavilion. You can listen to music from Classic Vinyl Band, have tarot cards read, watch magic and more all night long.

Renaissance Revelry

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When: April 5, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $43 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosts Renaissance Revelry. The event features a night to learn more about the Renaissance period with historical enactors, a temporary Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius exhibition and more. The ticket price includes one drink and appetizers. Costumes and period dress are welcome and encouraged.

Artilicious

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers‎ on Facebook

When: April 5, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Foolproof Contemporary Art, 3240 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Foolproof Contemporary Art presents Artilicious. The event features a group exhibition with more than 30 artists contributing works. You can see pieces from artists including Sarah Ashford, Eric Anderson, Gwen Arkin and Savannah Anderson while delighting in delicious bites.

First Friday with Artist Will Lee – Ashley

Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: April 5, 5 – 11 p.m.

Where: The Molecule Effect, 1201 Santa Fe Dr. Ste A, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Molecule Effect hosts First Friday with Artist Will Lee-Ashley. The event features a solo exhibition by with works from Will Lee-Ashley. You can listen to live music, sip on drink specials and peruse the art while raising funds for Youth On Record.

Eyes Open Vintage Take Over

Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: April 5, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3350 Bright Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source Hotel and Market Hall hosts an Eyes Open Vintage Take Over. The event features a vintage showcase pop-up by Old Gold Vintage and Covet Denim. You can find some awesome pieces to add to your wardrobe, sip on a cocktail from Isabel Juice + Cocktail Bar and more.

Bonfire Vintage RiNo Pop-Up

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite.

When: April 5 – 7

Where: RiNo Art District, 2750 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore more than 30 vendors during the Bonfire Vintage RiNo Pop-Up. The event features a three-day pop-up market with vintage vendors such as Heir Vintage, Gen X-travaganza, Dress Vintage Co and more coming together to present their goods. You can participate in a disco dance party, shop till you drop and sip on cocktails while doing so.

Saturday, April 6

My Neighbor Totoro

Photo Courtesy of Alamo Drafthouse Denver‎ on Facebook

When: April 6, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a dubbed screening of the hit Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro. The film follows the story of two young sisters, Satsuki and Mei who move into an old house in the country and encounter a magical beast– Totoro.

46th Annual Cactus & Succulent Show

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society (CCSS) on Facebook

When: April 6 – 7

Where: The Summit Event Center, 411 Sable Blvd., Aurora

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Do you love cacti and succulents? If you do, you need to check out the 46th Annual Cactus & Succulent Show. The Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society join together with The Summit Event Center to present a plant show like no other. You can find some amazing plants, learn from local growers and more.

Open NOH8 Photo Shoot

Photo by Adam Bouska. Courtesy of NO H8 Campaign‎ on Facebook.

When: March 6, 2 – 4 p.m. 

Where: The Center on Colfax, 1301 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $40 at entry

The Lowdown: Make a statement and participate in an Open NOH8 Photo Shoot. You can have your picture taken as part of the NOH8 campaign by Adam Bouska and show your support. Make sure to wear a white shirt and arrive early as the event is first come, first serve. NOH8 is an organization that fights for equality.

Free First Saturday at DAM

Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum‎ on Facebook

When: April 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum (DAM) hosts Free First Saturday at DAM. The event features a chance to explore the galleries and exhibition for freeYou can also check out the acclaimed solo show of Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel, Returning the Gaze. Tickets will need to be purchased for exhibitions such as Dior: From Paris to the World.

Penny Admission

Detail of “The Spirits I Have Called” by Andrew Jensdotter. Photo by Heather Fairchild.

When: April 6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: $.01 at the door

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver welcomes back Penny Admission. Colorado Residents can get into the museum for only a penny, that is right— one cent— all day long. You can get the chance to see exhibitions featuring  Aftereffect’s Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Painting, Amanda Wachob’s Tattoo This and Andrew Jensdotter’s Flak.

READ: Tattoos, Georgia O’Keeffe and Carved Paintings Take Over the MCA with New Exhibitions

My Favorite Murder

Photo Courtesy of Bellco Theatre on Facebook

When: April 6, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St., Denver 

Cost: $125 – $250 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bellco Theatre presents My Favorite Murder. The event features a live tour of the true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. You can laugh all night long to hilarious bits from the podcast and hear more from Kilgariff and Hardstark.

Lull

Photo Courtesy of Drew Austin‎ on Facebook

When: April 6, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Understudy, 890 C 14th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Understudy hosts the opening exhibition of Lull. The exhibition features works from artist Drew Austin. Austin uses installation, video and sound to create an interactive experience to challenge viewers realities and how they perceive their surroundings. Austin is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Denver.

Altered States of Beauty

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite for Organizers‎ on Facebook

When: April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: ATC DEN, 3420 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: ATC DEN hosts Altered States of Beauty. The event features an exhibition created by Denver-based artist Silvana Vukadin Hoitt as she faced the realities of breast cancer. The exhibition showcases self-portraits to bring awareness and serve as a form of therapy. Admission is free however, a $10 donation at entry is suggested.

Sunday, April 7

Denver Fashion Week Pop-Up Market Place

Denver Fashion Week Fall 2018. Photo by Kyle Cooper

When: April 7, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 tickets available here

The Lowdown: McNichols Building partners with Denver Fashion Week to present a Denver Fashion Week Pop-Up Market Place. The event features a special chance to purchase from a selection from local designers. You can shop from looks that have graced the runways of Denver Fashion Week.

Cookie Chase 5k

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Runner Magazine on Facebook

When: April 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: Washington Park, S. Downing St. & E. Louisiana Ave., Denver

Cost: $30 register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your shoes for the Cookie Chase 5k. The event features a 5k run around the scenic Washington Park followed by a well-deserved cookie. All finishers will receive a medal, a race logo shirt and access to vendors with food and lots of cookies to refuel on.

The Craftsman’s Market

Photo Courtesy of Salvage Design Center on Facebook

When: April 7, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Salvage Design Center, 1200 W. Evans Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Salvage Design Center hosts The Craftsman’s Market. The event features more than 20 local crafters presenting their wares. You can find art, food, jam out to live music and more. You can even find a furry friend during pet adoptions from local rescue groups such as Low Riders of the West Small Dog Rescue.

Slow Art Day

Denver Art Museum. Photo by Heather Fairchild

When: April 7, 10 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: $10 general admission here

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum presents a Slow Art Day. The event features a day to slow down and take in the art in a more mindful manner. You can take part in meditation in the galleries at 10:30 a.m. or practice mindful looking by studying one piece of art for 45-minutes and try a take-home piece. The Slow Art challenge is included in general admission.

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Mark Your Calendar

The Great Space Escape

When: April 11, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $18 tickets available here

Uncorked Afterglo

When: April 12, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

Cost: $80 tickets available here

Discover the Fascinating World of Beetles

When: April 13, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $22 tickets available here

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