Clocktower Cabaret to reopen Feb. 11
The Clocktower Cabaret, downtown’s variety-friendly venue under the historic D&F Clocktower on the 16th Street Mall, will celebrate its 15th anniversary with live shows beginning Valentine’s Day weekend. “Hoping our third COVID-related reopen attempt will be the charm, we’re announcing a string of live shows beginning Thursday, Feb. 11,” spokeswoman Selene Arca wrote this week.
In addition to “Cupid’s Delight Valentine Burlesque & Comedy,” running Feb. 11-14, the Clocktower will present “Boolesque 2: Halloween Re-Do” on the weekends of Feb. 19 and Feb. 28 — “since not everyone was able to celebrate Halloween,” Arca wrote. Groups for all shows are limited to six people with all pandemic protocols and socially distance enforced. More dates are expected for March. Visit clocktowercabaret.com for times and tickets; $25-$100 per show.
RiNo, IRL Art call for Black artists
The River North Art District, which spans northwest Denver neighborhoods including Five Points, this week partnered with Annie Phillips’ IRL Art to announce six paid mural commissions for Colorado-based Black artists. Artists, or their teams, will use as their canvases a half-dozen loading dock doors that “have been selected in a fenced-in area for visibility and protection,” organizers wrote in a press statement.
Artists will receive a $1,000 stipend, up to $400 reimbursement of supplies, and a guaranteed gallery space in February. The commissions coincide with Black History Month and will be part of the Black-Love, Art & Crypto (B.L.A.C) gallery, an all-Black gallery curated by IRL Art & Rob The Art Museum. The theme, Black-Love, includes “all things related to loving yourself, Black culture, Black girl magic and Blackboy joy,” organizers wrote.
Applications are open now at irlart.com; painting is expected to begin Feb. 8.
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Jewish, eco-film fests go virtual
The 25th annual Denver Jewish Film Festival (Feb. 8-17) and the Colorado Environmental Film Festival (Feb. 12-21) will both be virtual this year, organizers announced separately. The Denver Jewish Film Festival will present 21 features and 10 shorts showcasing and Israeli and Jewish cinema from 14 countries, while the Colorado Environmental Film Fest will have “a record 86 films including 10 world, nine national, and many Colorado premieres,” according to a press statement.
Both will feature live virtual programming including Q&A sessions with filmmakers, organizers said. Films can be streamed on-demand individually or as packages for the duration of the festival. The Jewish film fest will stream at jccdenver.org/film, while the Colorado Environmental festival streams at ceff.eventive.org. Visit the respective sites for prices, titles and more information.
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