And wa-ay on down the street and one block over at Sean Brown's Studio 12, 209 Kalamath Street, El Día fever strikes early, with an alternative streak: The gallery's second annual Día de los Muertos show starts tonight, with a reception hosted by the Roundhouse Spirits distillery from 4 to 9 p.m.
In RiNo tonight, catch an encore of Michael Ensminger's Zottelbart Encore at Pattern Shop, 3349 Blake Street, or check out a new show by ceramic artist Richard Burkett at Plinth Gallery, 3520 Brighton Boulevard; at designHaus DENVER, 3939 Williams Street, sculptor and claymation artist Corrina Espinosa of Little Crazy People will entertain with stump art, fiber-optic robots and other silliness. And at Green Spaces, 1368 26th Street, the Denver Handmade Homemade Market will host an alternative First Friday at which you can obtain local merchandise, produce, services and handmades by barter, trade or using Ha Ho Market "dough," from 6 to 9 p.m. Not far away from RiNo at MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, two shows, Over the River: A Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado, a Work in Progress by Christo and Jean-Claude, and Pellucid, an installation by Rebecca DiDomenico, also open tonight.
Tennyson StreetTennyson is alive with parties and artmaking tonight, beginning with the sixth annual Beads, Braids and Brows: FridaStyle ArtShow at Comfort Cafe, 3945 Tennyson Street, from 5 to 10 p.m. Costumes are encouraged, and a Mexican feast will be available on a pay-what-you-can basis. Another party will spill out onto the street from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Green Door Living realtor office, 4438 Tennyson Street. The third-anniversary bash includes art by Becky Moor, live music, a solar bubble tower and -- you heard it first here -- a nine-foot-tall walking tree man. At Sellars Project Space, 4383 Tennyson Street, an exhibition of new works by Andy Berg, and the monthly First Friday Mini-Shop at EvB Studio, 4343 West 44th Avenue, features a make-and-take clay skull workshop for $10.
Golden Triangle/South BroadwayStop by the Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock Street, for a look-see at Mark Sink Photographs 1975-2010: Encounters with the Past ; photography is also the theme at the Camera Obscura Gallery, 1309 Bannock Street, which features exhibits by Philip Hyde and Carolyn Guild, through mid-November. Tonight's reception is from 5 to 9 p.m. Down on South Broadway, Indyink , 84 South Broadway, will hold an opening for sci-fi/horror illustrator Sam Turner, while next door at Illiterate, a show of new retro-modern works by Amanda Marie also opens.
Louis Recchia's annual show shares space with Peculiarities: from fish to freaks, a freak show of assemblages by Claudia Roulier at Pirate: Contemporary Art, 3655 Navajo Street; as with CHAC on Santa Fe, the call is out for Pirate's annual Day of the Dead fete. Those works are due October 19.