They have themed the night “The Cuckoo’s Nest!” so you know it’s going to be interesting! Get to know the minds behind the mag—Christy Thacker and Jonny Destefano—as they answer a few questions here.
Produced with local creatives, Untitled Final Fridays is the museum's monthly late night program featuring workshops, performances and tours with a twist. Experience the museum in an entirely different way—every time.
College students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission to Untitled Final Fridays.
Theme: The Cuckoo’s Nest: An evening of art, laughs & beats.
For our Untitled Creative Takeover this month, the creators of Birdy Magazine designed a night to celebrate of our idiosyncrasies through comedy, music and creativity – a reminder to not take ourselves too seriously, let loose and have more fun.
Level 2, Precourt Gallery, Past the Tangled Present
Get in touch with your inner child and travel back in time to play your favorite 90s board games!
Be IN Birdy … Zine Style
Level 1, Atrium
Create your very own Birdy spread via collage, drawing or painting, Zine style. Birdy will take your Zine and publish a one-off digital issue which will live on their website. Learn tips while you create with William Seward Bonnie of Cheeseburger Nebula Galactic Press.
Birdy’s Eye View: A Scavenger Hunt
Start Level 1, Atrium, and Stations on every floor
Set out on a hunt through the museum to find View-Masters on every floor. Each View-Master gives you a look at original Birdy art, pieces from DAM’s collections, and the next clue on your continued adventure! Find all five stops and win a prize!
Level 1, 3-D Studio
Bend and shape wires to create a one-of-a kind bird or bird’s nest sculpture while having some fun in the 3-D Studio.
Art Projection by Jeromie Dorrance
Level 1, Atrium
Look up and watch a live projection of visual art, and see it evolve throughout the night. Presented by Jeromie Dorrance owner of DATELINE
GET HANDS ON:
6 – 8 pm
Level 2 Atrium, Newman Overlook
Put a bird on it! Come check out Denver Public Library's Wheelie Book Bike with Molly Bassford and create a button, keychain or bottle opener.
6:30- 7, 7:30 – 8 pm
Bird Watching: Drawing Workshop with Ryane Urie
Level 3 Galleries, Stampede
Be inspired by DAM's collections and get drawing with coaching from Ryane Urie, Owner of Denver’s Tattoo Collective The Wolf Den.
6:15-6:45, 7:15-7:45 pm
Winging it: an Improv Workshop
Level 2 Galleries, Drawn to Glamour
Get your giggles on, loosen up, and learn some improv skills during this workshop led by Mark Shonsey of Third Curd and Grafenberg Productions Mark.
Space is limited!
7 – 8:30 pm
Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Sharp Auditorium, Lower Level
Test your gaming skills with our Super Smash Bros. tournament while trying not to crack up from our hosts Rodger Norquist, Jay Gillespie, and Jeremy Pysher. Come out as No. 1 to win fun prize packs! Presented by Monkey Barrel and Sexpot Comedy
*Early bird catches the worm – sign up between 6–7 to get your chance to show your skills!
Talks & Performances:
6 – 6:30
16mm Film Screening Featuring Sarah Biagini
Lower Level, Sharp Auditorium
Kick off the night and unwind while watching a special feature by filmmaker Sarah Biagini.
Presented by Process Reversal
7:00- 7:15, 8:00 – 8:15
Zine Making 101
Level 4 Galleries, Eyes On
Learn tips of the trade about Zine publishing with William Seward Bonnie of Cheeseburger Nebula Galactic Press.
8:30 -9:15 pm
Laugh out Loud
Level 4 Galleries, Stampede
Laugh it up with standup comedians Adrian P. Mesa, Nathan Lund, and Jodee Champion. Hosted by Ben Kronberg
9:15 – 9:45
Level 4, Galleries, Stampede
Driving drums and a cheap Fender Squire baritone guitar create a mirage of raw simplicity over a highly dynamic sound and melodious vocals. You won’t sit still for long! Featuring Brian Polk & Bryon Parker.
BACK OF PROGRAM:
Barbed Wire Reef
Food Truck located on 12th and Acoma by the big bronze cows.
*Pro tip! You can order your food at the table by the stairs!
In the Toyota
Level 1, Atrium, 6-10
Deep cuts & harmonious atmosphere provided by Jonny DeStefano (a.k.a DJ Jonny)
*Jonny is a Renaissance man – check out his paintings on Level 2, Newman Overlook
Untitled Final Fridays are presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores.
Image: Birdy Magazine