Denver Arts Week at various venues (Friday-Saturday, many events are free) Denver Arts Week is coming to close this week, but you still have time to get into the, ahem, arts of Denver. There are plenty of galleries around town doing special shows this weekend, but if we had to pick and choose, we'd recommend you get a 15-minute complimentary fashion consultation at Carol Mier Fashion, 754 Santa Fe Drive, or check out the free admission at many of the museums around town.
The Way of Things and Abstract Clay at Ice Cube Gallery @ the Dry Ice Factory (Friday, Free) You a big fan of fish and flora? If so, you'll probably want to kick it over to the Ice Cube Gallery and check out these works that are just that. You'll find plenty of both, from seaweed totems to metal fish sculptures.Gregg Graffin at Tattered Cover LoDo (Friday, Free) Before you go see the Bad Religion show tonight at the Fillmore, you might want to make your way down to the Tattered Cover to get a glimpse of Gregg Graffin, the band's lead singer and songwriter, as he takes questions about his newest book, Anarchy Evolution: Faith Science and Bad Religion. Hopefully it'll give you a better understanding of all those sophisticated lyrics you've been ignoring over the years. Lipgloss at La Rumba (Friday, $5) Usually we wouldn't bother recommending Lipgloss, because if you want to go to Lipgloss, you'll go to Lipgloss; if you don't, you won't. That said, Denver's favorite destination for hipsters and rock royalty has a special guest DJ tonight in Pictureplane, so perhaps, if you're lucky, you'll hear some supremely wacky DJ hijinks to get your groove onto this evening.
Midnight Movie: Maniac at the Esquire Sometimes a horror movie isn't satisfied being just another horror movie. It needs to be something more. In the case of Maniac, it means going so over the top with violence that it forced Gene Siskel to walk out in the middle of the movie. It's certainly one of the most horrifying horror movies to date, but if you've got the stomach for it, tonight is your night to see it on the big screen.