Whether you want to travel to the early-1930s glamour of Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus, celebrate the music of Amy Winehouse, or enter into an artistic exploration of an empty room, there are plenty of ways to escape the reality of dreary Denver this week. And these three are completely free! Share more bargain events in our comments section below, and check out the online Westword calendar for a complete list of activities in the area.
Every Tuesday at Epernay Lounge, The Blueprint hosts a night of wonderful (and totally free!) live music. Tonight's special evening pays tribute to the life and soulful tunes of the late, great Amy Winehouse. Sip cocktails while you watch a powerhouse of Denver artists -- including Isis Speaks, Mandy Yoches, Em Possible, Devon Parker, Kenny Moten, Jen Korte and Natalie Tatum -- celebrate the music Winehouse created.
Daniel Eatock, An Empty Room: The Sequel at the Philip J. Steele Gallery (Tuesday) In his show An Empty Room, artist Daniel Eatock worked to highlight the oxymoron of the empty room, captioning already existing fixtures and architecture in the gallery to create a unique exhibit. His latest sequel to that show uses the same ideas and experimental staging of objects to further explore the idea of an empty room; he'll b on hand tonight to give a lecture about his work entitled "Subject to Change."Blonde Venus at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday)
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Fresh City Life's Designer on Film series continues with Josef von Sternberg's 1932 expressionist drama starring Marlene Dietrich and Cary Grant. Don't miss Dietrich's impeccably-tailored costumes, designed by Paramount's famous designer Travis Banton.