There’s plenty of art, music, and dancing for everyone for the first Friday of 2018. These are just a few of the many, many things you can do on January 5.
Ai Weiwei Zodiac Heads/Circle of Animals Tour
When: January 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80202
What: Surely, by now you’ve seen the large animal heads surrounding the Sea Lions Fountain in Civic Center, but do you know their context and purpose? Denver Public Art put together a tour which will be led by Djamila Ricciardi and will cover the history of the installation, the life and work of artist Ai Weiwei, and his place in the contemporary art world. Attendees will meet in front of the McNichols Civic Center Building.
Cost: Free admission. RSVP here.
January First Friday Art Walk
When: January 5, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado 80209
What: The first First Friday Art Walk of 2018 is happening this weekend! Every First Friday Art Walk takes place rain or shine or snow, so there’s a free guided shuttle that loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath, and back north up Santa Fe.
Cost: Free admission (carry cash to donate for wine and beer)
We Still Live Exhibition Opening
When: January 5, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado 80205
What: Following up on the impactful “They Still Live,” Thomas “Detour” Evans has teamed up with Arts Street for “We Still Live.” This project is “aimed to provide (an) art-based, pro-social alternative to the influences of gang recruitment and community alienation for Denver area youth.” The exhibition runs through Friday, January 12 at RedLine.
Cost: Free admission
When: January 5, doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Where: The Grizzly Rose, 5450 North Valley Highway, Denver, Colorado 80216
Cost: Tickets start at $30.00. Get your tickets here.
Arthur Lee Land Trio at The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
When: January 5, doors open at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Oskar Blues Black Buzzard, 1624 Market St, Denver, Colorado 80202
What: The Oskar Blues Grill & Brew is previewing their music venue, The Black Buzzard, with this free show that features the Arthur Lee Land Trio. Enjoy the Trio’s mix of Americana Rock and Progressive Bluegrass with a touch of Electronica.
Cost: Free admission
Lipgloss at Milk Bar • An Indie Dance Party & Game Room
When: January 5, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Where: Milk Bar, Alley Entrance Behind 1037 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203
What: One of Denver’s longest-running indie dance parties is back for 2018! Dance to the awesomeness that is DJ Boyhollow’s music and forget your stress from the past week.
Cost: Free admission before 10:00 p.m. $5.00 after 10:00 p.m.