Denver’s art community has thrown out the welcome mat for the American Association of Museums, which is hosting a conference is in town right now. Tonight, April 30, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Museo de las Américas (861 Santa Fe Drive, 303-571-4401, www.museo.org) is hosting a progressive dinner along the ArtDistrict on Santa Fe Drive called “Salsa y Salsa.” It is being promoted with the tag-line “Come dance the night away” and the disturbing image on the invitation (pictured above).
But go anyway. If you do, you’ll enjoy Latin American delicacies at art shows located at various stops along the six-block-long gallery row. Music will be provided by Conjunto Colores, a salsa group, and by Real del Oro, a mariachi band.
Combining cocktails, food, art and music for museum officials, art experts and other art professionals from around the country is meant to showcase a slice of Denver’s vibrant art scene. Locals are welcome, too. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and two drinks. Spots are limited, so call the Museo’s Nicole Rousch as soon as possible to make reservations at 303-571-4401, ext. 25. -- Michael Paglia
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