Things to do in Denver today, May 24: Nerd Nite, an art talk, a “Network” screening and more

Mars, fat and the things people do for love and ratings.

A boy stands in a fountain outside of the Denver Art Museum to escape the heat. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
A boy stands in a fountain outside of the Denver Art Museum to escape the heat. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
A boy stands in a fountain outside of the Denver Art Museum to escape the heat. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

It’s Nerd Nite Denver at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave., a show for any “fan of TED talks, the Discovery Channel, Wikipedia binges and booze.”

On the bill tonight: “Mars on Earth” by Bill Farrand, “Phat or Fat: How our bodies process fats” by Megan Danielewicz and “A Total Solar Eclipse is Coming” by Sorin.

Tickets are $6-9 and the show starts at 7 p.m.


Tonight’s Logan Lecture at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, will feature DAM Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art Becky Ruth Hart, Curator of Architecture, Design and Graphics Darrin Alfred and Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Curator of Fashion Florence Müller discussing the convergence of art, design and fashion.

The hour-long talk starts at 6 p.m. and tickets are $8 for DAM volunteers, $12 artists, $15 DAM members and $18 nonmembers.


This week in its A Film for All Seasons series, the Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., is showing “Network.”

Three cast members won Oscars for this 1976 satire about the things people do for love and ratings. (You know, it’s the “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore” movie.)

Screenings are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and tickets are $8.50.


And for your regularly scheduled programming…

Test Kitchen is on as usual tonight at The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. Eight artists will take the stage to be judged by you and by guest A&Rs Trev Rich, Jeremy Pape and Slobodon. There will also be a featured performance from Lootcake.

Doors are at 9 p.m. and cover is $5.

And over at Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., The Doom Room will once again be testing the focus and creativity of local comedians.

As always, it’s free and starts at 8 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.