Denver’s art community has thrown out the welcome mat for the American Association of Museums, which is hosting a conference is in town right now. Tonight, April 30, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Museo de las Américas (861 Santa Fe Drive, 303-571-4401, www.museo.org) is hosting a progressive dinner along the ArtDistrict on Santa Fe Drive called “Salsa y Salsa.” It is being promoted with the tag-line “Come dance the night away” and the disturbing image on the invitation (pictured above).
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But go anyway. If you do, you’ll enjoy Latin American delicacies at art shows located at various stops along the six-block-long gallery row. Music will be provided by Conjunto Colores, a salsa group, and by Real del Oro, a mariachi band.
Combining cocktails, food, art and music for museum officials, art experts and other art professionals from around the country is meant to showcase a slice of Denver’s vibrant art scene. Locals are welcome, too. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and two drinks. Spots are limited, so call the Museo’s Nicole Rousch as soon as possible to make reservations at 303-571-4401, ext. 25. -- Michael Paglia