Arts and Culture

Denver's RiNo district breaks the First Friday mold this weekend

The Ice Cube Gallery fronts the Dry Ice Factory, a beautiful, light-strewn maze of studio spaces in, yes, a converted dry-ice factory. It's a formidable venue for the display of art, and once-a year Ice Cube cooperative members join together for a wide-open group show.

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The Ice Cube Gallery Group Show, opens today with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight; it's a delightfully crowded showcase for twenty artists. Ice Cube is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the group show continues through December 29. For information, visit Ice Cube online. And just across the street from the Dry Ice Factory, the intimate house gallery Hinterland will take a cultural leap tonight by presenting Pan Arctic: A Festival for 5 Senses, featuring the Denver electronica ensemble Pan Astral, video projection and art by band leader Gabriel Otto.

The happening starts at 8 p.m., and a $10 donation is requested at the door. Get the details at Hinterland's Facebook event page or at the website.

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