Things to do in Denver July 21: Cinema Q, an art party, Rubedo on a roof and drunk science

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A still from the "Strike a Pose" trailer. The film is showing tonight at the Sie Film Center.

The Cinema Q Film Festival — “Queer Lives. Queer Voices. Queer Visions.” —  kicks off tonight with a screening of “Strike a Pose.”

The documentary chronicles the cultural impact and experiences of seven male dancers — six gay, one straight — who joined Madonna on controversial 1990 “Blonde Ambition” tour.

It starts at 7 p.m. at the Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave. Tickets are $20 for Denver Film Society members and $25 for non-members.


A model of the Juno spacecraft. (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani/Flickr)  nasa; space; juno; jupiter;

A model of the Juno spacecraft. (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani/Flickr)

Have a little 21+ fun tonight at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Every third Thursday, the museum’s Science Lounge series offers entertainment, science and cocktails. This month, it’s all about Jupiter.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., have a martini and learn all about our solar system’s biggest planet. Here’s what the program has to offer:

  • Learn about the Juno mission to Jupiter from Lockheed Martin’s team;
  • Take a trip to Jupiter and its moons in Gates Planetarium;
  • Color the surface of Jupiter and see it projected onto the 3D globe;
  • Imagine alien life on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, and make an alien to take home;
  • Learn about Jupiter’s swirling clouds;
  • See the night sky through sunscopes and telescopes.

Admission is $13 for members and $15 for non-members. The museum is at 2001 Colorado Blvd.


Leon Gallery is celebrating the launch of Odessa: Creative Community Resource tonight at 1112 E. 17th Ave.

Odessa’s mission is to help artists find “a more effective way of meeting like-minded creatives, collaborating on projects, finding job opportunities, and getting involved in the community.”

Drinks will be provided by Ratio Beerworks and Spencer Walters will provide the tunes. The are free (but donations are appreciated) and festivities start at 7 p.m. 


The B-Side music series at the Museum of Contemporary Art returns this week with Rubedo.

The weekly rooftop concerts showcase local bands, and if you’ve been in Denver for any amount of time, you probably know Rubedo. Westword awarded them the “best concert of the year” designation this year for the second year in row.

The well-loved mainstays will play from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members.

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