Arts and Culture

Monkey Town 4 will bring a highbrow slice of Brooklyn to RiNo

We might live in a town where dining out with an eye-feast of visual media means heading to the latest sing-along screening at the Alamo Drafthouse, but in a few weeks, that will all change -- at least for a while. Former Denverite Montgomery Knott just announced the arrival here of Monkey Town 4, a Brooklyn-born video cube and dining installation making its first foray outside of NewYork, for a three-month pop-up run beginning February 27 in the Exdo Hall in RiNo.

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The attraction, created in partnership with MCA Denver, Denver Digerati and Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery, as well as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, will feature a menu by local chefs Jonathan Power of the Populist, Daniel Landes of City, O' City/WaterCourse Foods and Andrew Van Stee and Chris MacGillivray of Noble Swine Supper Club, to be enjoyed while viewing stunning curated video works on the walls in an immersive setting.

"Monkey Town started on an airplane with a delirious sketch on a cocktail napkin and a desire to create an experience bringing together my love of film and video with adventures in food -- and to share it with all my friends. Over the years, it blossomed into something way beyond my vision, where a community of artists shaped and designed the space into what it actually became," Knott says. "It's great to be back in Denver, where I grew up. "

There will be servings nightly at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays during the run, which goes through June 1. Find more information and purchase tickets, $50 for a Tuesday-night three-course meal or $80 for the five-course option served Wednesdays through Sundays, online.

And continue watching Westword's Show and Tell and Cafe Society blogs for more on Monkey Town 4.

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