Thursday, June 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
We Make Our Own Wings, the summer exhibition at ATC DEN gallery, is an artful alliance of sculpture, painting and mixed media showcasing three Denver-based creators. The installation unites the delicate fiber paintings of Emma Balder, the multi-layered paper sculptures of Bonnie Ferrill Roman and the multimedia creations of Yoshitomo Saito, exploring how themes of transcendence occur and reoccur within their work. Admission is free; visit ATC DEN's Eventbrite page to register and find more information.
Thursday, June 7, 7-9 p.m.
Brush up on your phonics logophiles, for BookBar's Adult Spelling Bee is seeking a champion who can outlast and out-spell the competition. In addition to winning bragging rights and an array of fabulous prizes, contestants can also rest easy knowing hat a portion of the evening's proceeds go toward Colorado Gives' Community Educational Outreach. Visit the Colorado Gives donation page to enter the $10 contestant fee — spots are filling quickly, so make haste — or make an unrelated donation, and find more details on BookBar's events calendar.
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
A consistently well-curated standup showcase with a philanthropic mission statement, Power Move: Comedy in Action enlists some of Denver's funniest people in an effort to raise funds for a myriad of worthy causes. Co-created by local funsters Nathan Lund and Aaron Urist, Power Move offers an evening of laughs, plus free brews from Ratio Beerworks and Stem Ciders in exchange for a suggested $5 donation toward the benefit of a different charity each month, an honorable tradition that continues with June's organization, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Join Lund and Urist along with guest comedians Jacob Rupp, Geoff Tice, Christie Buchele and Connor Cawley.
Friday, June 8, 5 to 11:30 p.m.
$5 to $15
Denver's Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes readers to celebrate the unveiling of summer's newest installations with an artsy soirée. With new works from Derrick Adams, Lisa Oppenheim, Kristen Hatgi Sink and Patrice Renee Washington, MCA's Summer Opening Celebration offers guests a chance to catch an early glance at exciting new art while sipping Ratio Beerworks brews and noshing free samples from Bamboo Sushi. The festivities also include live DJ sets from MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB, Cooper Saver and DJ Polyphoni on the museum's swanky rooftop. Admission costs $5 to $15 via Eventbrite; visit MCA Denver's events calendar to learn more.
Saturday, June 9, 1 to 2 p.m.
Denver's Golden Triangle district is a bustling transportation hub and home to some of the city's most popular attractions, which include the area's eye-catching public art. Gain deeper insight into the delightful works of art dotting the neighborhood all summer long on the Golden Triangle Public Art Tour. Public Art docents Esther Varney and Djamila Ricciardi — who rotate tour-hosting duties — lead an amble through the icons of the district, including giant animals and abstract forms. The tours continue through July 25; visit Denver Public Art's Eventbrite page to register.