This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Monday, May 3Apartment dwellers, sweep all your troubles away -- or at least all the messy ones in your closet. May is Clean Your Closet Month, a month-long clothing drive jointly organized by the Apartment Association of Metropolitan Denver and Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation of Colorado. Residents of participating apartment communities can pool their castaways, including clothing and small household items, for pickup. Although the kids served by BBBS will ultimately reap the rewards, you have to admit there's something especially refreshing about opening the door of a clean closet. For information on how to participate, call 303-433-6002, ext. 441.

Tuesday, May 4Have you ever been face to face with a bathing costume? You won't see anything the least bit itsy-bitsy or teeny-weeny when the Molly Brown House Museum opens A Victorian Summertime, an exhibit that recalls what people wore in the water in the so-called good old days, when nothing stretched, caressed or exposed. Was it a good thing? Don't ask the folks at Victoria's Secret. Vintage men's and women's swimsuits, summer party dresses and Victorian-age summer recreational equipment will be on display today through September 5 at the museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street; call 303-832-4092 or log on to www.mollybrown.org.

Wednesday, May 5It's your last chance to be in on a first chance: The Curious Theatre Company New Play Development Program will present its last staged reading of the season, nationally known playwright Elaine Romero's Barrio Hollywood. The tragicomic drama, set in Tucson and replete with cross-cultural love story, unfolds tonight at 7 p.m. at the Acoma Center, 1080 Acoma Street. Romero is a scheduled guest artist for the Curious New Voices young playwrights' project this summer, so this is also an opportunity to get to know her work; admission is free, but donations, which benefit the National New Play Network, are welcomed. For details, call 303-623-0524.

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