Things to do in Denver Aug. 10: Movies, music, bikes and an art tour of Five Points

“It’s like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.”

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"There's something about this that's so black, it's like how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black." (YouTube)

"It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black." (YouTube)

The summer bike-in movie series in Civic Center Park continues this week with “This is Spinal Tap.”

Food trucks will start serving food at 6 p.m., and attendees are also welcome to bring picnics. The movie starts at dusk — so, a little before the sky can be “none more black.” Ride your bikes and get there early to stake out a spot.


If watching a rock ‘n’ roll movie isn’t the specific kind of rock ‘n’ roll experience you’re looking for tonight, considering this week’s Denver Cruiser Ride.

The theme, brought to you by Riot Fest Denver, is “Heavy Petting Zoo.” We won’t tell you how to interpret that. Just go with your weirdest instinct.

Meetup locations for the mass bike rides are at Gin Mill, 2041 Larimer St., and Little Machine Beer, 2924 W. 20th Ave. People will begin to gather at 7 p.m. Participants are strongly encouraged to patronize the bars, rather than loitering outside, but don’t drink too much before you ride, party animals.


Shifting gears ever so gently: Nora Jones is in town.

She’s a treasure, and she’s performing at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47.50-$89.50 and doors open at 7 p.m.


A home in Five Points.

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A home in Five Points. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

RedLine Contemporary Arts Center is opening its “48 Hours: Art Through a Social Lens exhibit.

One component, “NPS Five Points Denver” by Baltimore artist Graham Coreil-Allen, is part of his “New Public Sites” walking tours, which “explore the history, design and use of overlooked public spaces within cities and suburbs.”

From 11 a.m. to 12:30 pm., let Coreil-Allen lead you through Five Points in the name of art and neighborhood exploration.

RedLine is at 2350 Arapahoe St. For more information, visit redlineart.org.