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    “Every year of the Colorado Burlesque Festival has been amazing,” says Honey Touché, one of the organizers, “but I really feel like everything is on steroids this...
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    Blow off all other obligations and hit the streets for the eleventh annual Go Skateboarding Day. Skateboarding is for everyone, age, gender and skill level notwithstanding, and today’s...
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    Crank up the AC because it's official this weekend: Summer is here. That means your Xcel bill will soon go through your overheated roof, so save some money by hitting bargain events this...
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    Celebrate the geeky side of life all weekend at the third annual May the Fourth Be With You. As in past years, organizer Dan Landes and his partners have lined up a slate of geek-friendly...
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    At the third annual Mile High Festibowl, revelers can start their 4/20 weekend in a haze — and then choose from live music by more than sixty bands and jokes from over 25 comedians...
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    In our city of wheels — cars, bikes, scooters, ’blades and skateboards — going for a walk has almost become an oddity. But the Colorado-owned business Walk2Connect works to...
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    The presents have been opened, the wrapping paper discarded and ribbons repurposed, and now you have just one last item to get rid of before you can get on with your new year: the Christmas...
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    Time and space will converge today as theaters across the country celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. The BBC series has been a household name in the U.K. since it premiered in...
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    The real point of Denver Arts Week isn’t to invent ten days of cultural events out of thin air. Rather, it’s to shine a spotlight on what happens here all year long — if...
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    Haunted houses might be passé for some, but there’s other kinds of scary fun to be had this season. The best place for a satisfying helping of Halloween horror is the Yurei...
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    Now in its tenth year, Denver’s Indigenous Film & Arts Festival continues to present a native- and third-world view through enlightening film screenings and other events. The...
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    The Great American Beer Festival, which takes place annually in Denver, is the biggest and best sudstravaganza in the world. This year, the sold-out fiesta runs October 10-12 and features...
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    What’s an unconference? Basically, it’s by the people and for the people, a model that works just fine for this weekend’s SpaceUp Denver, which brings together regular...
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    The tradition of Oktoberfest began in Bavaria in 1810 as a royal festival, but has evolved over the years into a multiweek celebration of beer. And while there are rules regarding which...
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    If you’ve ever run a marathon, the inaugural Denver Beerathon, a liver-saturating craft-beer palooza that blows into town today, should be a cakewalk. After all, Sam Gelin, the brains...
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    The Weinstein Company’s 108-minute cut of The Grandmaster may not be the epic Wong Kar-Wai originally intended, but it’s fleet and silvery in its own right. In the late 1930s, an...
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    Hopping on Salon Romantik’s tour bus tonight will take you on a very different sightseeing adventure than you’d have on your typical tourist van or party bus. Fear & Prophets,...
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    Some folks will head for the hills today, others for the backyard grill. Some will be found feeding their faces in Civic Center Park at Taste of Colorado. And a hardy few will spend at least...
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    With three comedy festivals lined up in four weeks, laughter conventions are becoming almost as common in the summer months here as music or ganja festivals. But none of them are as weird...
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    Denver has been bursting at the seams with top-shelf comedy talent for the past several years. And so comic (and former Westword staffer) Adam Cayton-Holland feels it’s high time this...
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    Colorado’s most productive growing season is upon us, and if your garden (or your community-supported agriculture box) runneth over, let Chef Michele Morris, author of Tasting...
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    PlatteForum’s ArtLab projects usually involve resident artists working indoors with students to create a culminating installation and exhibit. But this summer, the nonprofit art-making...
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    The idea behind the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge is simple: Participate in thirty minutes of activity every day for thirty days. But there’s more to the challenge than that. For...
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    When Michael Hancock was campaigning for mayor in 2011, the same topic kept coming up. “He was meeting with neighbors throughout the city, and there was a recurring theme: People did...
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    Though it's tempting to flee for the mountains in these hot summer months, Denver has plenty to cool events that won't drain your gas tank or your wallet. From free film screenings to a...
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    The 2013 Biennial of the Americas is finally here, one year late and ready to blow through Denver in four short days with a kaleidoscopic concentration of programming both political and...
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    International Resale Day is on — and Plum Consignment is leading the charge in Colorado by organizing the first-ever Consignment Crawl. The business, which opened less than a year ago,...
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    Denver Digerati’s Friday Flash series of experimental digital media and animation displays in the Denver Theatre District continues tonight with The World Is !Flat, a nod to the female...
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    Downtown Denver, already an arts-and-culture hot spot this weekend, will welcome another new event tonight: Denver Digerati’s Friday Flash, with public motion-based art and animation...
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    A three-day weekend means an extra day of sleeping in, an extra day of fun -- but also a lot of opportunities to spend too much money. Still, this holiday weekend is also filled with lots of...
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    Two major holiday-weekend arts fests open today in downtown Denver, and while there could be some competition for crowds (and their wallets), organizers of both events insist that...
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    Today marks the grand opening of RTD's West Line, serving the West Colfax corridor from Union Station in downtown Denver to the Jeffco Government Center in Golden. Rides will be free all day...
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    While members of various subcultures, from MMJ patients to juggalos, mingle in Civic Center Park during today's 4/20 event, vinyl geeks will be celebrating Record Store Day. Many will have...
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    Colorado Craft Beer Week enters its third year today, but the festival is now being run by the nonprofit Colorado Brewers Guild, which will host a series of revitalized beer dinners, tap...
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    This year's version of Month of Photography is not going to be typecast, no way. The very breadth of the 2013 citywide photography showcase is astonishing and diverse, viewing photographic...
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    Denver will welcome the Snowsports Industries America (SIA) Snow Show for the third consecutive year this coming weekend, and while the trade show at the Colorado Convention Center is...
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    Steampunk and German lieder, a romantic form of song, don’t seem like they’d go well together, but Luminous Thread Productions likes to combine the unexpected. Nuptials for the...
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    Denver Arts Week unlocks one of the city’s most precious secrets: Almost all of the events and places falling under its diverse cultural banner are actually available to the public...
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    Ballet Nouveau Colorado is always looking to do something new with someone new. “We love doing collaborative projects with all kinds of artists and organizations in the...
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    There are really two Halloweens: one for kids and one for adults, who love dressing up, too. And for the grownups, it's a good time to let down your hair (and your fangs) and play-act for...
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    Today's fifth annual Highland Haunt, in the Potter Highlands neighborhood, is more sweet than spooky, since it's primarily for kids. The shops along 32nd Avenue between Clay and Zuni streets...
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    If you tried to count the number of artists who also have day jobs, it'd be like counting stars in the sky. Within the governmental agencies of Denver and Colorado, there's a similar...
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    When playwright Mark Jackson was paging through Shakespeare A to Z, a book that lists all of the characters from every one of the Bard's plays, he was struck by the vast number of nameless...
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    Launched several years ago by a bunch of bike-loving friends who liked to have fun, drink beer and wear silly outfits, the Denver Cruiser Ride has attained true critical mass. Every...
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    If you’re used to grabbing a quick lunch on the go, today is the day for a change. Denver’s first Pop Up Picnic -- sponsored by Grow Local Colorado, Slow Food Denver and Healthy...
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    Mass-transit advocates will rejoice today as bicycles and trains come together for Tour de FasTracks, a six-mile bike ride along the path of RTD's West Rail Line expansion. Cyclists will...
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    Here’s the upside to last year's dismal snow season and all-around bum year for the snowsports industry: the annual Labor Day weekend Sniagrab and Ski Rex sales are offering bigger...
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    The inaugural Denver Indie Fest packs a lot of variety into its three-day run, including low-budget zombie movies, foreign drama, timely documentaries and plenty of homegrown talent. The...
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    Over the past few years, this city’s comedy scene has been slowly siphoning fans away from the once-king-of-the-mountain music scene. But instead of fighting over young urbanites like...
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    This year, yoga advocate Erik Vienneau is taking his flagship event, Yoga Rocks the Park, to a whole new level. But current fans of the weekly yoga practice and concert have nothing to fear:...
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    From the coveted Yves Saint Laurent retrospective at the Denver Art Museum to its production of successful Project Runway all-stars, Colorado’s fashion scene is on fire. Today’s...
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    Though laugh tracks conjure up unfunny sitcoms and forced chuckles, the Laugh Track Comedy Festival offers real belly laughs that don’t need to be cued by a sound engineer. The...
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    Scooter kids from all over Colorado and out of state will unite tonight for Mile High Mayhem 15: Quinceañera, celebrating fifteen summers of rides, shows and two-wheeled camaraderie....
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    “Designers are geeks for type,” admits Elysia Syriac of AIGA Colorado, the local chapter of the national graphic-design organization. And that’s really the only explanation...
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    The humble ukulele has come a long way since the days of Tiny Tim. A folk instrument for the people, it's recently turned up in high-profile recordings by such mainstream artists as Jack...
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    The success of America's craft brewers over the past five years -- and the phenomenal growth of the industry -- prompts this question: Do we even need American Craft Beer Week anymore? The...
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    Create Denver Week is growing by leaps and bounds: What started out several years ago as a folksy expo for creatives has turned into a full-fledged urban-art experience, casting a grown-up...
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    Ladies, this one's just for you. Today, the Ladies Only Sample Tour invites you to shop, mingle and get to know local business owners during an open-door event in various shopping districts...
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    Colfax Avenue, all 26 miles of it, is home to a wide spectrum of restaurants, shops, live-performance venues, historic landmarks, not-so-historic landmarks and just about everything else you...
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    Those who attended the initial Vaporize psychedelic music-and-art extravaganza two years ago have been asking Liz E11even, one of the event's organizers, when the Sculpted Sound crew planned...
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    Hosted and facilitated by -- and dedicated to -- female poets, the Women of the World Poetry Slam keeps close to its gender roots. Sponsored by Poetry Slam, Inc., the competition is in its...
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    Things are bound to get haute tonight at the Denver Art Museum's annual Design After Dark bash. "Bespoke" will be the theme of the stylish party, which is put on by the DAM's Design Council;...
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    A heated debate over which city makes the best beer bubbled up before the Denver Broncos took on the New England Patriots in the playoffs in January: Boston mayor Tom Menino erroneously...
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Bert and Ernie. Frodo and Sam. Pop culture is laden with dynamic duos, buddies who balance one another. And ever since Kevin Smith's underground film...
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    "We're rolling out the white carpet this week," says Visit Denver spokesman Justin Bresler about Mile High Snowfest, which coincides with the Snowsports Industries America SIA Snow Show at...
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    With one production under their belts in the new Laundry on Lawrence performance space, Brian Freeland and the LIDA Project are ready to meet more exacting artistic challenges of their own...
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    SantaCon isn't about celebrating the Christmas holiday -- it's about dismantling the illusion and lore. "We're just scratching the surface of a pagan tradition based on red blood and white...
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    With 146 feature films and 128 shorts over twelve days, the Starz Denver Film Festival is like Christmas for film nerds. And the stars will certainly be leading the way during the three...
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    Denver Arts Week, the local cultural community’s answer to Denver Restaurant Week, is five years old and growing annually, luring the public — with special deals and events...
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    The jewel in the crown of Denver Arts Week is Night at the Museums, when more than a dozen museums throughout the metro area throw open their doors so that visitors can check them out after...
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    When Mark Obmascik left the Denver Post in 2002 to write a true tale about three slightly insane birdwatchers, he had no idea that the book, The Big Year, would be turned into a movie...
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    The Great American Beer Festival, which begins today, sold out long ago, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of other brew-infused events going on all over town where you can...
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    "It's unprecedented for an American race to get all three podium-finishers from the Tour de France in the same year," says USA Pro Cycling Challenge spokeswoman Stacie Lange. "I can't think...
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    The people spoke, and Yoga Rocks the Park listened: The popular yoga session featuring live music in an outdoor setting has moved to Sunday mornings. "There were so many people who said...
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    One fine evening, as my family drove through downtown Denver, we spotted an unusual sight: a tipsy gaggle of bicyclists coming down the street that made me smile and wave. These bikers wore...

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