In April, listen up and be heard when slam poet and author Suzi Q. Smith hosts a night of “Word” based art & activism.
Join us for an evening of spoken word performances & workshops exploring the many languages of art.
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.
For our Untitled Creative Takeover this month, slam poet and musician Suzi Q. Smith is helping us celebrate April’s national poetry month by filling the museum with a night of word-based art, music, and interactive fun. Speak up or just listen in. It’s going to be a great night.
Choose your words - ALL NIGHT interactives:
Pop-up Poetry Slam
Be surprised by pop-up slams from Denver youth poets, Minor Disturbance. Watch them go head-to-head and be the judge of who wins the battle!
Level 1 Atrium
Get off the fridge and into the spirit of the night by arranging your words into custom poems and phrases. Snap a pic and share with friends by tagging #untitleddam.
Word on the Wire
Level 1, 3-D Studio
Bend some wires and twist your favorite words and sayings into one-of-a kind sculptures while having some fun in the 3-D Studio.
What’s Your Word?
Levels 1 and 3
Drop-in and submit your favorite words to be used in the freestyle slam as performers pull from the box and improv off of your thoughts.
A Way with Words
Guide friends and strangers throughout the museum by mix-n-matching words on the floor to share your thoughts and show others the way.
Performances & Workshops
Food Truck located on 12th and Acoma by the outdoor sculpture Scottish Angus Cow and Calf
*Pro tip! You can order your food at the table by the stairs & have it delivered to the atrium!
16mm Film Screening feat. Eileen Richardson
Lower Level, Sharp Auditorium
Roll into the auditorium and binge-watch a special feature of experimental filmmaker Eileen Roscina Richardson’s works exploring our spiritual and social (dis)connection with nature
Wear Your Words
Get inspired by tonight’s poet’s and designate and design your favorite words into wearable pins.
The Maybe So’s Present: The Hearts Collage
Kick off the night with Westword’s best experimental band of 2018, The Maybe So’s featuring the vocal stylings and electronic music of Jenny Elise and Bianca Mikahn.
7-7:15 pm & 8-8:15 pm
Invocation: Word as Prayer
Level 3, Stampede
Settle in with Sheree Brown and Eutimia Cruz Montoya for a guided meditation workshop exploring language, music, and breath.
7:15-7:30 pm & 8:15-8:30 pm
Visual writing workshop w/ Bianca Mikahn
Level 4, Eyes On
Judge a book by it’s cover and let the images guide your prose in an ekphrastic poetry workshop led by Bianca Mikahn of The Maybe So’s.
Start the revolución with chicano funk band & Westword’s best latin band of 2017, Los Mocochetes! Make way for the crew and get your groove on, the night’s just getting started.
We have a museum full of Denver’s best slam poets tonight! Stop by throughout the night to see them use your words (don’t forget to submit your choices in the “What’s your word” drop-boxes) to guide their flow & go head-to-head with words.
Nun Like Me: A Story of Habit
Grab a front-row gallery stool to a performance of fashion theater, featuring custom designs by artist Holly-Kai Hurd & The wE.musT.gRoW Salon.
Molina Speaks Presents: ROOT
Sharp Auditorium, Lower Level
Drop-in on a screening of Westword mastermind Molina Speaks’ first feature-length film, ROOT. This surrealist film blends experimental and documentary filmmaking with music video and silent film. Molina will be joined by cinematographer Kimberly Ming, for a Q&A post-screening.
Untitled Final Fridays are presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores.
Image: Suzi Q Smith performing at Untitled Final Fridays at the Denver Art Museum.