Denver Weekend Rundown: May 16-18

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

Here’s a list of our top event recommendations for May 16-18.

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Global Dub Festival This year’s fest features Krewella, Datsik, Crizzly and more to be announced live at Red Rocks. Purchase tickets online HERE starting at $42.50. VIP tix will cost you $110, but they include access to a prime seating area. Doors open at 6 p.m.!

TEXT This new exhibit at the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts explores communication systems across time and cultures with works by the organization’s youth artists and their mentors, guest artists Rick Griffith, Joel Swanson and Xi Zhang. The middle schoolers used typewriters, texting abbreviations, stop motion and digital animation to tell stories, while the younger students inscribed personal stories with drawings and words on hand-built clay stelae, drawn selfies, ideograms, and wood panels.

RiNo Art Safari From noon to 5 p.m., visit more than 30 of the River North Art District’s studios and creative spaces– many of which will have special exhibitions and programming for the event. Both self-directed and guided tours are available, including the VIP RiNo History bus tour, which makes eight stops and includes tales of the neighborhood’s evolution and redevelopment.

Shakin’ It For SafeHouse This show –starring Shimmy Mob Denver, which claims to be part of the world’s largest international belly dancing flash mob– benefits SafeHouse Denver, an organization that serves domestic violence victims and their children. It will feature a variety of entertainment, from musical theater and aerial arts to live drumming and, of course, belly dancing. All ages are welcome!

Seen In Passing: Photographs by Chuck Forsman On view through next Sunday, this exhibition features three paintings and more than 50 black-and-white photos by Forsman, a Colorado artist and photographer. The photos are landscape shots he took from the passenger seat of a car and while walking his dog. A catalog featuring the latter series, titled “Walking Magpie: On and Off the Leash,” is available at The Shop at the DAM.

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

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