Things to do in Denver Sept. 20: Sustainable food film, an artist talk and an author reading

Garth Risk Hallberg, author of “City on Fire,” will read from and sign the new paperback edition of his enormous novel today at Tattered Cover.

A microscene of the Denver Botanic Garden, as seen from Jaymie Toma's balcony. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) denver botanic gardens; residential real estate; kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado;
Denver Botanic Gardens. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Chipotle’s Sustainable Food Film Series presents “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective” tonight at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

The feature-length documentary focuses on permaculture — a design method that looks at issues in agriculture, economics and more through an ecological lens.

It’s showing, which will begin with a 20 minute discussion, will be in Mitchell Hall at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food will be provided by Chipotle. Admission is $5. Register in advance at botanicgardens.org.


Black Cube executive director and chief curator Cortney Stell will talk with Mexico City-based art duo SANGREE about their Black Cube project, “Unclassified Site Museum.”

The free lecture will be held at the project site, the former RTD Market Street Station on Market Street between 16th and 17th streets. A reception will kick things off at 5 p.m. and the talk with begin at 6 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.


Garth Risk Hallberg, author of “City on Fire,” will read from and sign the new paperback edition of his enormous novel today at Tattered Cover.

The book, which tells the stories of a complex web of characters in 1976 New York City, made best-of lists last year in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vogue, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Wall Street Journal.

Hallberg will be at the Tattered Cover at 2526 E. Colfax Ave., at 7 p.m.

Ashley Dean

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