Arts for All

Denver Arts Week unlocks one of the city’s most precious secrets: Almost all of the events and places falling under its diverse cultural banner are actually available to the public nearly 365 days a year, give or take an hour or a day. First Friday gallery walks and dozens of concerts and theater events will unfold in its spotlight, , beginning today and continuing through next Saturday, enhanced by Visit Denver $52.80 deals and hotel and restaurant specials.

Night at the Museums, probably its biggest promotion, takes place from 5 to 10 p.m. tomorrow evening and still leads the pack as a unique event: Fourteen Denver museums are included on the shuttle route beginning at the Denver Art Museum, with a short list of additional suburban venues also playing along; all will offer free admission (though tickets and reservations are still required for the DAM’s Van Gogh blockbuster and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s A Day in Pompeii).

Tonight, though, DAW kicks off with a Know Your Arts First Friday, a magnified version of the monthly gallery fest in seven districts. Next weekend, a gallery-walk rerun will focus on RiNo, with special events on November 9, and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the newly remodeled McNichols Building cultural center in Civic Center will open its doors for Denver Treasures, featuring free performances, gallery shows and guided history tours all day long. A district-wide celebration in Cherry Creek will wrap things up on November 10.

Where to start? Hit the keyboard and spend some time on, your best resource for swimming through all those deals and cultural hot spots.
Nov. 2-10, 2012

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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