Cool can be fleeting. That was always the underlying premise of the temporary Denver Community Museum, which is, it turns out, truly and not just conceptually, temporary. Founder Jaime Kopke reports that the Platte Valley pop-up museum will disappear at the end of April -- but not until two final shows go up and down there, including March's challenge, Bottled Up, and the latest and last DCM community challenge, Wonder Room, which Kopke imagines as a "cabinet of curiosities" inspired by our fair city.
So, here's what's going on: DCM is accepting entries for Bottled Up through March 7, and My Little Mania continues through March 6. But tonight, you'll have a chance to both view and participate in the current show during a Mania Swap Night to which you're invited to bring an item from your collection, hobby or obsessive interest and spend three minutes on stage talking about your passion. It's a DCM twist on Kopke's other passion, Pecha Kucha, that begins at 7 p.m. A $5 to $10 donation is requested at the door to help fund the museum's two-month swan song. And while you're at it, Kopke is also seeking donations of old bureaus and shallow display boxes to borrow for the final show. Go to www.denvercommunitymuseum.org for information.
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