The biennial National Conference for Media Reform is descending on Denver from April 5 through April 7, and the confab will kick off from 7 to 11 p.m. tonight with an official pre-party at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, hosted by Jason Bosch’s ArgusFest, Free Press (organizer of the conference) and the Merc, Marilyn Megenity’s restaurant/club/community gathering spot that we labeled a Colorado Classic in the Best of Denver 2013. The club also won Best Free Entertainment — and while donations are being taken at the door tonight to benefit ArgusFest and musical guests, including Jonny 5 (James Laurie, MC of the Flobots), singer-songwriter Laura Goldhamer and DJ RIPM with special guest Cavem Moetavation, no one will be turned away. Get the message?
Denver, CO 80202
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The evening starts with the U.S. premiere of Shadows of Liberty, a documentary exploring censorship, coverups and corporate control of the media, which will be followed by a discussion. Then the action moves upstairs at 9 p.m. for music, entertainment and dancing. There will be a party Friday at the McNichols Building and Saturday at Deer Pile. And, yes, the conference will offer serious programming, too, with presenters ranging from Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, co-hosts of Democracy Now!, to Evangeline Lilly of The Hobbit and former Federal Communications Commissioner Michael Copps. Most programs will be at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place; for more information, go to Get the Message , or call 1-877-888-1533.
April 4-7, 2013