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2009 Stories by Amber Taufen

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  • Spirit Wise

    published October 29, 2009

    If you’re sick of being stuck in an orgy of candy and costumes, you should know that the origins of Halloween were about communicating with... More >>

  • Ain't It a Drag?

    published October 29, 2009

    Fresh City Life’s big blowout bash Awful Things in Denver begins tomorrow at the Tivoli Turnhalle Opera House on the Auraria campus.... More >>

  • O Great Pumpkin

    published October 29, 2009

    There’s a certain strangeness, à la M.C. Escher, in attending an event to help raise funds for a charitable theater organization that... More >>

  • Tonight: Happy birthday to Tavern Wash Park!

    published Oct 27, 2009

    Celebrate a one-year-old's birthday with drinking and debauchery! The Tavern Wash Park turns one today, and is offering $1 Shock Top Belgian white beers and a complimentary buffet -- which will inclu... More >>

  • Tonight: Get celebrity served at Maggiano's

    published Oct 23, 2009

    You could be surprised by who's at your service tonight at Celebrity Server Night at Maggiano's Little Italy, 500 16th Street. If you purchase a table for ten, you can choose your celebrity server --... More >>

  • Tonight: Show your support at Simmer & Stir for the Cure

    published Oct 22, 2009

    Put your money where your mouth is tonight at the annual Simmer & Stir for the Cure, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Kimball Distributing, 1400 West Third Avenue. The $30 ticket gets you in the... More >>

  • Moore, Please

    published October 22, 2009

    Lorrie Moore might be best known for her short stories and essays — which have appeared in such prestigious publications as The New... More >>

  • Tonight: Indulge in five courses at Argyll GastroPub

    published Oct 21, 2009

    Head over to Robert Thompson's Argyll GastroPub, 2700 East Third Avenue, at 7 p.m. tonight for a five-course wine dinner featuring an array of truly decadent dishes paired with the perfect wines. Men... More >>

  • Swing Shift

    published October 22, 2009

    Originally imagined with a Great Depression theme, a party tonight at the Holiday Chalet Victorian Hotel will instead feature a 1920s and... More >>

  • Straight Up

    published October 22, 2009

    “We’re all tied up in gender,” says Keith Garcia, programming director at Starz FilmCenter, “and we really need to pull back... More >>

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’

    published October 22, 2009

    What could possibly be better than an all-showtunes karaoke night? How about Showtunes Karaoke with a burlesque performer emcee — such... More >>

  • Tonight: Visions of Venice at Pizza Republica

    published Oct 20, 2009

    Wish you were in Italy? The next best thing could be "Visions of Venice," a wine dinner at Pizza Republica, 5375 Landmark Place, tonight at 6:30 p.m. The four courses, which cost $50, will tour you t... More >>

  • Today: Michelle May at the Food & Nutrition Conference

    published Oct 19, 2009

    ​The American Dietetic Association's Food & Nutrition Conference, which kicked off Saturday, runs through October 20 at the Colorado Convention Center. One of the highlights comes at 3 p.m. ... More >>

  • Today through Friday: International Restaurant Week on Havana Street

    published Oct 18, 2009

    ​The second annual International Restaurant Week on Havana Street kicked off yesterday, but you still have six more days to join the fun on one of Jason Sheehan's favorite streets. It runs concu... More >>

  • Today: Michelangelo's hosts a wine-tasting

    published Oct 16, 2009

    A line-up of Colorado wines, as well as snacks, are on the roster from 5 to 7 p.m. today, October 16, at Michelangelo's Coffee and Wine Bar, 1 South Broadway. Tickets for the wine-tasting, presented b... More >>

  • Today: Expand your beer knowledge at Cook Street

    published Oct 15, 2009

    ​ No matter how much you think you know about beer, it never hurts to learn more. Tonight at 6 p.m., Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, located at 1937 Market Street, will host a Beer Class, wh... More >>

  • Today: Get spooked at a specialty treats class at the Kitchen Table

    published Oct 14, 2009

    ​Anyone can hand out candy at a Halloween party. But you'll be the talk of your block if you hand out spooky, homemade treats.The Kitchen Table, 5373 Landmark Place #105 in Greenwood Village, is... More >>

  • Party Arty

    published October 15, 2009

    The Larimer Sidewalk Arts Festival is a work in progress — the hosts learned a little something last year about seasonal scheduling... More >>

  • Family Follies

    published October 15, 2009

    Some people have skeletons in the closet, but we pretty much all have home movies packed away on a shelf — although modern technology has... More >>

  • Shine a Light

    published October 15, 2009

    The Tibetan Book of the Dead is an ancient text designed to provide guidance for the next life. “You whisper it into the ear of an... More >>

  • Today: Create a perfect crust

    published Oct 13, 2009

    ​Making pastry filling is a lot easier than creating that finicky, flaky -- and totally delicious -- crust. The Kitchen Table in Greenwood Village, 5375 Landmark Place, wants to help you out wit... More >>

  • Culinary calendar for the week

    published Oct 12, 2009

    Here's just a sampling from the smorgasbord of culinary events this week. Hungry for more? Go to our online Food & Drink listings at www.westword.com. Tuesday, October 13: Lala's hosts a seasonal, gl... More >>

  • Tonight: Celebrate Columbus Day at Cru Wine Bar

    published Oct 12, 2009

    ​The Cru Wine Bars in Larimer Square (1442 Larimer Street) and Park Meadows (8433 Park Meadows Drive) are serving up a special four-course dinner paired with Spanish wines to celebrate Columbus ... More >>

  • Get your pumpkin on today

    published Oct 10, 2009

    It's almost time to get serious about pumpkins -- but Aurora's annual Jack-o-Launch at its Pumpkinfest is pretty much all fun and games. The pumpkin-launching teams are competing to dress weirder and,... More >>

  • Postponed: Pleasures of the pig at Cook Street

    published Oct 09, 2009

    ​Some people just can't get enough pork. If you're one of those people, head to Cook Street School of Fine Cooking, 1937 Market Street, for "Pleasures of the Pig." The dinner, originally schedu... More >>

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