Did you resolve to get out and about more in 2019? Two programs have just announced this year's lineups, which promise to put you smack in the arty heart of Denver.
Warm Cookies of the Revolution — the civic health organization founded by Evan Weissman, former Buntporter and 2018 winner of the John Parr & Sandy Widener Civic Leadership Award — has revealed its theme for 2019: "Own This City: A Live Instruction Manual." The year-long monthly series will wrestle with such questions as "Who owns what?" as it explores this city's schools, jails, water services, public transportation and more with programs created by artists, organizations and city residents.
The lineup kicks off at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 16, at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, with the "How to Own: The Streets" dance party with Los Mocochetes, as well as Warm Cookies regulars Lockerpartners and Molina Speaks.
At 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Warm Cookies will be back at McNichols for the second program in the series, "How to Own: The Government." Look for millions of LEGOs, LEGOs-loving comedians like Adam Cayton-Holland, Nathan Lund and Janae Burris, and maybe even some politicians.
All programs are free, with a $5 suggested donation to help with costs; child care and warm cookies are provided. Find out more here.
Meanwhile, the Denver Art Museum has shared the 2019 roster of Untitled: Final Fridays, the wildly popular series produced by local creatives. All programs run from 6 to 10 p.m. on the final Friday of the month at the museum; entrance is free for DAM members or included with regular general admission tickets.
The 2019 lineup:
January 25: Secret Love Collective, "investigating coded bodily expression through the construction of identity."
February 22: Black Actors Guild, "exploring dynamic narratives from Denver’s Five Points neighborhood through music, poetry and performance."
March 29: Suchitra Mattai, "building cross-cultural narratives around ideas of home."
April 26: Ester Hernandez, "chance happenings question the significance of everyday encounters."
May 31: Kenzie Sitterrud, "an evening of seriously playing and playing seriously."
June 28: Tobias Fike, "a theatrical play of light and shadow highlighting memory and nostalgia."
July 26: Michael Sperandeo, "exploring the possibilities of the digital realm through multisensory interactive simulations."
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August 30: Kate Speer, "critiquing Americana through an introspective approach to American traditions and foundations."
September 27: Adrian H. Molina, "illuminating dreamscapes through meaningful experiences."
October 25: Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, "fusing art and nature in a nocturnal exploration of light."
For more information, go to denverartmuseum.org.