Three Days of Spray

Apart from issues such as illegal immigration and eminent domain, there's nothing that gets middle-class property owners as blindly furious as graffiti. Kim Owens, of the online magazine Kaffeine Buzz, has taken to calling it the "G-word" while planning Street-2-Screen, which is shaping up to be one of the most well-rounded graffiti events hosted in Denver since…well, ever.

"Our goal here is to really educate the public, and some within the city government, for mural programs here in Denver," explains Owens. This year, she's partnering with the Denver Film Society for tonight's screening of BOMB IT, a documentary on the international state of graffiti. Director Jon Reiss will be on hand afterward at Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli to answer questions. At 8 p.m. tomorrow, head over to Falcon Bowl, 3295 South Broadway in Englewood, for an $8, sixteen-and-over graf party featuring demos by the likes of the Magnet Mafia and Indy Ink.

On Saturday, it's time to get intellectual back at Starz; from 2 to 4:15 p.m., various panels comprising both city officials and local graffiti luminaries will hash out how they can work together to make Denver a doper (and less furious) place. Visit www.kaffeinebuzz.com or call 303-394-4959.
Thu., May 15, 7 p.m., 2008

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jared Jacang Maher