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Denver Weekend Rundown: Feb. 28-Mar. 2

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back.

Here’s a list of our top picks for February 28 -March 3.

RedPeak Weekend Rundown (2)

Friday

Art Fitness Training Designed to help you feel confident at art museums, this three-part participatory workshop will teach the basics of art appreciation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Then, you’ll apply what you’ve learned at museums and private collections throughout the city. Classes are $60 for MCA members and $75 for non-members.

Denver Silent Film Festival Established in September 2010, this two-day event presents American and foreign silent film classics, as well as lesser known rare and restored films. A Charlie Chaplin Triple Feature –including “Kid Auto Races at Venice,” which introduces Chaplin’s now-legendary character Tramp– kicks off the festivities, which will be held at the King Center on The Auraria Campus.

Animeland Wasabi  The founders of this three-day convention claim anime is constantly referenced in pop culture and they consider it their job to bring about that awareness. The convention begins tonight and features a variety of activities and attractions: panel discussions and workshops, an expanded artist gallery and vendor space, gaming, and an unnamed celebrity guest. For a full list of events, click HERE.

Saturday

Open Press 25th Anniversary Exhibit Open Press opened its doors 25 years ago to printmakers and artists who wanted to make high-quality prints. To celebrate this silver anniversary, the artists printing at Open Press will put their work on display at the McNichols Civic Center arts space through April 12. For a list of participating artists, click HERE.

Sunday

Our Neighbors, Ourselves Project Worthmore is a non-profit that aims to improve the quality of life for Denver’s 20,000 to 30,000 refugees from Burma. One way they’re doing that is by hosting this silent auction featuring local art, including photography by Ryan Roco, a photojournalist and humanitarian who spent a year in Burma documenting the effects of war and displacement. Guests can also enjoy music by Flobots violinist Mackenzie Gualt and food prepared by former Il Posto chef, Lucas Chandler.

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans!

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