After getting glammed, the newly shorn can head up the block for a day of personal pampering or holiday shopping. T.S. Board Shops, iMi Jimi, Soul Haus and Penn Street Perk are offering 10-percent discounts to those who made a donation.
"Eventually we would like other shops and salons to get involved so it becomes a big thing in the city," Edelstein says.
This First Friday, take a detour up East Colfax Avenue. Though not exactly a gallery row like those of Santa Fe Drive, the Golden Triangle or Tennyson Street, the shops and neighbors along Colfax between St. Paul and Cook streets have organized an art walk featuring some budding artists near and dear to them: the kids of Teller Elementary School.
The students have been working diligently on Latin American-themed artwork, and each child in the K-5 school will have one of his or her pieces hanging in a business along the strip, including ArmAzem, Spirit Ways, ism gallery, the Goosetown Tavern, GoodFriends Restaurant, Twisted Witz, Hwy. 40, Red Door Resale, Yoga Source, Cafe Star, Mezcal, Hair Spray, Barb's Flower Market, Atomic Cowboy and Tiger Kim's. But while you can look, you can't touch: The artwork isn't for sale. However, donation boxes will be set out to support Teller teacher Marla Tomber's art classes.
The festivities begin at 5 p.m. tonight and go until 8, with official proclamations from Denver City Council colleagues Elbra Wedgeworth and Jeanne Robb at 6.
The student artwork hangs through Saturday; for more information, contact Craig Thomas at ism gallery, 303-322-6460. -- Amy Haimerl