The Denver Art Museum will get a head start on Halloween at tonight’s 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 DAM’s own little-known ghost stories. From 6 to 10 p.m., you’ll have the opportunity to hear some of those, but here’s a sampling of the fun things you’ll 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 Theater’s Joan and Charlie serial continues, with special deference to the evening’s theme.

The DAM is at 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, and tonight’s 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 or call 720-865-5000 for details.
Fri., Aug. 28, 6-10 p.m., 2009

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