Night & Day

April 1-7, 1999

April 6
Paris in springtime: Catch a vicarious thrill with Paris on Film, a seven-week film series at the Denver Art Museum programmed in conjunction with a new touring Toulouse-Lautrec blockbuster that opens in the museum's galleries April 10. Just as Toulouse-Lautrec caught the soul of Parisian nightlife in his work, the represented filmmakers bring the city's avant-garde yet cosmopolitan essence to the screen in a myriad of expressive ways. They include Robert Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard and Rene Clair, whose surrealist shorts The Crazy Ray/Paris qui Dort, Entr'acte and Rien que les Heures kick off the fest tonight at 7. The series continues on Tuesdays through May 18 in the DAM's C-Level Adventures in Art Center. Because seating is limited, series tickets, $35 to $40, are recommended; for reservations call 303-640-4433. Individual admission is $6 to $7 per screening; for information call 303-640-7910.

April 7
Books and trivia are best friends: If you've spent your whole life with your nose buried in a book, you're going to know about a lot of unexpected things most people never even think about. It's that quality that makes Lit Wit, a literary trivia party hosted by Capitol Hill Books, seem so friendly: A seasoned panel of book lovers will field book-related trivia questions from the audience, as long as they're confined to issues of author names, book titles and fictional characters. The event, which takes place tonight at 7 at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California, will raise funds for the Reach Out and Read early literacy program; in addition to the $5 admission, donations of clean, neat children's books will be accepted. Call 303-837-0700.

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