The Denver Art Museum will get a head start on Halloween at tonights Untitled # 24 event: Subtitled Crossbones, the once-monthly highbrow party where anything goes (in a controlled sort of way) turns its artful focus on spooky stuff this time around, inspired by the DAMs own little-known ghost stories. From 6 to 10 p.m., youll have the opportunity to hear some of those, but heres a sampling of the fun things youll be also invited to try.
For one, you can contact dead artists using a Ouija board. Who would you have a question for? An Old Master like Rembrandt? Or a swashbuckler like Dalí? Try your hand at crafting some boney bling (femurs and metatarsals provided). Cheer your side when skeptics face off against paranormal researchers for the Colorado X: Case Files show, which deliberates over the truth about various Colorado tales. And to top it off, locally made fan film Return of the Ghostbusters screens at 6:15 p.m., Bad Luck City and the Legendary River Drifters share live music, and Buntport Theaters Joan and Charlie serial continues, with special deference to the evenings theme.
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The DAM is at 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, and tonights witching hours are free with the regular gate admission of $10 to $13 (members admitted free); flash a valid student ID at the door and get two-for-one admission. Go to www.denverartmuseum.org or call 720-865-5000 for details.
Fri., Aug. 28, 6-10 p.m., 2009