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    Touted as a “gala for a new generation,” tonight’s Real Rock Star Awards will turn the spotlight on teens who take classes at local music and social-empowerment...
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    Though the Denver Public Library's local-music catalogue Volume Denver launched this past summer, the well-received program is getting some extra love in the form of an official launch party...
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    In 1948, Denver’s partnership with its first-ever sister city, Brest, France, proved to be ahead of the curve. It wasn’t until eight years later that then-president Eisenhower...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #58: Ginger White Brunetti When you see a new mural beautifying urban greenway walls or walk into an exhibit at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, you do so under the watch of...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    Pete Holmes is a comedian whose irrepressible spirit has endeared him to audiences nationwide. His last special, Nice Try, the Devil, aired last year on Comedy Central to widespread acclaim;...
  • Show and Tell: Fashion
    For Justice Kwesi Kwarteng, Colorado Fashion Week has been largely a labor of love -- and hard work. Inspired by Fern Mallis, the former executive director of the Council of Fashion...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    On the opening night of Residency): Process to Consumption back in May, the city’s arts arm, Create Denver, handed out empty four-by-four-foot wooden boxes to a group of selected...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    For its show, (Residency): Process to Consumption, the city's arts arm, Create Denver, handed out empty four-foot-by-four-foot wooden boxes to a group of selected artists. They were asked...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Leave it to Warm Cookies of the Revolution to come up with a highly entertaining way to illustrate political machinations. High Stakes: Poker and Politics is “a Texas Hold ’Em...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Denver has an impressive collection of public art — and tonight, some of those pieces will be in the spotlight during the Twilight Bike Tour, a two-wheeled spin around the city put on...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Summer is in full swing and you're probably saving up your cash to party with 2 Chainz this weekend at the Westword Music Showcase. So if you want to have a good time this week without...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Huddle isn’t exactly new for Evan Weissman’s “civic health club,” Warm Cookies of the Revolution, but today marks the first time he’s paired soccer with...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Sometimes the best things in life really are free. This week in Denver, you can celebrate the preservation of wilderness in the United States, participate in a GLBTQ mix-tape project or kick...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Evan Weissman’s Warm Cookies of the Revolution is going strong into its second year, as more Denverites find their way to his unique civic gatherings. Tonight’s GLBTQ...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Earlier this week, twenty handpicked local artists, each representing a different Denver restaurant or bar, gathered at the McNichols Building, where they'd been invited to participate in...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    If you spent all your extra cash on a lavish floral arrangement for your mother (as you should have), you can still have fun in Denver this weekend. Events around town include everything...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Mother's Day is Sunday, so don't forget to buy a card and flowers for your mom this weekend -- and while you're out and about, take advantage of some of the culinary adventures around town....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The painting depicts a shapely blonde woman, dressed in cowboy boots and a line-dancing dress, flying through the air with a pistol in her hand. Done by Fort Collins artist Tracy Stuckey,...
  • Cafe Society: Colorado Beer Calendar
    Dry Dock Brewing is one of the first -- if not the first -- brewery to obtain special permission from the federal government to put the United States flag on a beer label. The beer itself,...
  • Show and Tell: Openings
    For (Residency): Process to Consumption, a new work-in-progress exhibition opening this week at the McNichols Building, Lisa Gedgaudas wanted to make people uncomfortable -- in a good way....
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    The first annual Art Makers Denver will present three days of interactive artist workshops at the McNichols Building September 14 through 16 -- and registration is already under way. "It's...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Even if you'll have to empty your pockets on tax day, you can fill your calendar with free events this week. Bargain entertainment opportunities include a film at the library, a burlesque...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Whether you want to see Johnny Knoxville dressed like a grandpa, learn which forest plants are edible, or catch a sex-themed comedy show, you can do it in Denver this weekend -- for less...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    For many people, April 15 is a taxing experience, so Warm Cookies of the Revolution is throwing a day-after Tax Day Carnival, aka “The Esteemed Philosophe and Adventurer, Dr. Fosberry,...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Put a little optimism in a student's glass while filling yours -- with wine. Greenhouse Scholars is holding its annual Glass Half Full wine-tasting and fundraising event this evening, giving...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Grab your gal pals and head downtown tonight to sip expertly mixed drinks while giving cancer a swift kick. Cocktails for a Cure, a benefit for the University of Colorado Cancer Center, will...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Whether you're looking for a cure for cancer, a night out to support the arts or just an excuse to eat great food paired with local brews, there's a lot to drink in this week. Keep reading...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Mark Lunning’s Open Press Ltd. has quietly been spreading the gospel of printmaking in the Baker neighborhood for 25 years, which is pretty remarkable in an environment where galleries...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    As March goes out like a lamb this weekend, you don't have to worry about wasting all your April rent. Because you can learn about the woman who may have written Shakespeare's catalogue,...
  • Show and Tell: Month of Printmaking
    The Month of Printmaking, aka Mo'Print 2014, continues this weekend with a variety of events, including tonight's opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Niza Knoll Gallery for Printmakers 4....
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    We made it to another weekend -- and this first weekend of spring is blooming with activities that will keep you entertained without breaking the bank. You can have fun outdoors or indoors...
  • Culture: Art
    For the past several years, a pair of alternating biennials have been presented in the month of March (though the shows and events associated with them often start in February and end in...
  • Cafe Society: Photos
    DSTILL, a week-long celebration of artisan spirits, wrapped up this past weekend after panels, tours and the March 13 Showcase, a tasting featuring some fifty craft-spirits producers at the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Warm Cookies of the Revolution is a place to eat warm cookies and discuss important topics with strangers — but organizer Evan Weissman also describes the event as a “civic...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    It's all about cocktails today. Cocktails, and the spirits in them. DSTILL will hold its second annual showcase tonight at the McNichols Building in Civic Center; meanwhile, the second...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    DSTILL made its debut in Denver last year, and now the joint partnership between the Colorado Distillers Guild, Something Independent, the Colorado Bartenders Guild and the American Craft...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    More than thirty years ago, 36-year-old dark-horse candidate Federico Pena rode to victory as Denver's mayor waving the slogan "Imagine a Great City." Under Pena, the city released its...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Last year galleries across town gave over all of March to the Month of Photography, a biennial showcase of camera-work from not just around the region but around the globe. This year it's...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Billed as "Denver's largest gathering of local food producers, manufacturers, growers, retailers and restaurateurs," the 2014 Local Food Summit, hosted by the Mile High Business Alliance,...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Tonight civic-health club Warm Cookies of the Revolution will host "Soup and Dreams," a benefit for grassroots groups in Colorado's food-justice scene. The event will kick off with soup from...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “Civic health” organization Warm Cookies of the Revolution will tackle the subject of food justice tonight at its regular meeting. This edition, called Soup and Dreams, should...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Since it's served up some of the best-looking parties and shiniest silent auctions in town for nearly a decade, you'd expect the Design Council of the Denver Art Museum's tenth annual Design...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The second annual Westword Whiteout, which gets under way at 7 p.m. tonight at the McNichols Building, will celebrate the season's hottest fashions and Denver's coolest designers. The...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
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  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Now that you can buy recreational marijuana, what's the best way to deal with your munchies? Sure, there are the fast-food staples -- but isn't it high time to educate your palate? Jane...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Though your lack of funds might make you want to stay home and blast the Descendents's Everything Sucks until the weekend's over, resist that urge. Even if you don't have much (or any) cash,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In the absence this year of One Book, One Denver — a citywide book club promoted by the mayor’s office — there was a void that needed filling to get the community reading....
  • Cafe Society: Cafe Society
    Black Pearl is teaming up with Trinchero, a Napa Valley winery, for tonight's Build Your Own Bordeaux Dinner. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will also welcome new executive chef...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Frasca Food and Wine will host another rendition of its famed Monday night wine dinners at 5:30 p.m. tonight. This edition will feature a flight of white and red wines presented by Craig...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Cyndi Lauper was totally right: Money does change everything. But it wouldn't change how much fun you can have in Denver this week, because there are several worthy events that are...
  • Show and Tell: Westword Whiteout
    On January 30, the second annual Westword Whiteout will kick off Denver's 2014 fashion season at the McNichols Building. The evening -- which raises funds for the American Transplant...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    This weekend you can sip while you shop at assorted classes, craft fairs, tastings and markets -- all guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit. Or is that spirits? At 6 p.m. tonight, A...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Denver’s modern public-art program has been growing since 1988, when it was established under Federico Peña’s watch; over the passing years, the swelling collection has...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Gifts have become such an essential part of the holiday season that in the midst of the shopping frenzy, few people stop to think about the implications of buying local versus buying from a...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #27: Lisa Gedgaudas Lisa Gedgaudas works behind the scenes as program director for Create Denver: While we enjoy the evidence of her efforts in art exhibits at the McNichols Building and...
  • Show and Tell: Talking Shop
    It's getting down to the nitty-gritty, shopping-wise, if you're still scrambling to find the right gift for every person in your life. But as the holiday draws near, you can still feel...
  • Show and Tell: Fashion
    On January 30, the second annual Westword Whiteout will kick off Denver's 2014 fashion season at the McNichols Building. The evening -- which raises funds for the American Transplant...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    If Black Friday did a number on your wallet, you can still keep yourself entertained this week in Denver. There are plenty of things to do that won't cost a cent -- from a horror flick to a...
  • Show and Tell: Talking Shop
    The holiday shopping season begins in earnest on this nasty day after Thanksgiving, and though Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, it doesn't mean you can't keep right on shopping local and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Ringing in the eighth and final night of Hanukkah, this evening’s Festival of Lights is a party tailor-made for everybody. A BYO-menorah lighting celebration is just one part of the...
  • Backbeat: Interviews
    David Bazan (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Denver Music Summit) is perhaps best known for his songwriting for Pedro the Lion. His skill in crafting delicate, gently evocative...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    If you are a wine lover, you know that this month comes bearing gifts in the form of Beaujolais Nouveau. This most popular vin de primeur originates with Gamay grapes produced in the...
  • Show and Tell: Activism
    It's not every weekend that a handful of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winners and international artists converge on the area. But this weekend the Americas for Conservation and the Arts...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #33: Michael Chavez Michael Chavez had already worked as an artist and curator, experience that prepared him well for his current job as public-art administrator for Denver Arts & Venues....
  • Show and Tell: Fashion
    What's the must-have accessory this season? Tickets to the second annual Westword Whiteout Fashion Show, set for Thursday, January 30 at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. And this...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    If you're not too candied- and costumed-out from Halloween or dead on your feet after all the Día de los Muertos celebrations, there are plenty of fun, free things to do Denver this week....
  • Show and Tell: Denver Arts Week
    Think of Denver Arts Week as a celebration of all our city has to offer culturally, with the added incentive of sweet deals, from discounted memberships, restaurant meals and original...
  • Show and Tell: Debates and Discussions
    Many a Monopoly game has been upended over an accusation of cheating -- but what would happen if cheating was a predetermined part of the game? Tonight's Warm Cookies of the Revolution...
  • Cafe Society: Contests
    UPDATE: We have a winner of our Taste of the Nation contest, in which we asked Cafe Society readers to answer this question: How many hours have Cooking Matters Colorado volunteers...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    During the course of its seven years, the Create Denver Expo has grown to encompass more and more of its original goal of kickstarting local creatives and independent business owners with...
  • Culture: Art
    Although the middle of July marked the apex of activities related to the 2013 Denver Biennial of the Americas, the official exhibits connected to the event are still going through this...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    This week, art critic Michael Paglia ventures around town -- visiting the McNichols Building and other sites that were part of the 2013 Denver Biennial of Americas -- for this week's review....
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Denver's plate is full of culinary events this weekend, including Chipotle's Cultivate Festival, Heroes Against Hunger and multiple beer fests. Tonight, the Endless Summer Beer & Spirits...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #53: Rebecca Vaughan Denver installation artist Rebecca Vaughan is right at the center of Denver's art community: As a highly credentialed departing RedLine resident and continuing chair of...
  • Cafe Society: Colorado Beer Calendar
    This week USA Today announced the results of its hunt for the "best" craft brewery in America. Experts whittled the list of this country's 2,538-plus breweries (the latest number from the...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    The evenings are getting cooler -- but summer is far from over. With everything from an Endless Summer beerfest to a chef's challenge at the Broomfield farmers' market, It's a great week to...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #54: Laura Shill Laura Shill calls her work "a collision of collecting, costuming, performance, installation and photography," and as you might expect, it's always intriguing: The...
  • Cafe Society: Colorado Beer Calendar
    Quick! Wanna win two tickets to the tonight's sixth annual World Cup of Wine and Beer charity event at Dick's Sporting Goods Park? Then tell us why soccer (or wine, or beer) is awesome in...
  • Cafe Society: Contests
    Summer's hot, but it's easy to cool off with your favorite beverage, and you can have your pick on Friday, August 16 at the Endless Summer Beer & Spirits Festival, which is dedicated to...
  • Cafe Society: Great American Beer Festival
    So you missed on getting tickets to the Great American Beer Festival -- again? That's a bummer, but it's also an opportunity. Over the past five years, the annual festival has evolved from...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    #57: Adam Milner Part of a pack of bright young artists calling Denver home, Adam Milner is a visual documentarian with literary roots. A graduate of both journalism and art school at the...
  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
    Film Fiesta returns to Civic Center Park tonight, sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of Latino culture through film. On Wednesday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 31, respectively,...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Long before the Kardashians and the advent of shock-reality television, there was Network, the whip-smart 1976 satire that predicted the tactics TV stations would one day use to attract...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    How a young painter from mainland China became a local treasure is a story unto itself, but Xi Zhang seems to have settled in Denver, along with a stunning portfolio of mature, explosive...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    The curatorial team behind the Biennial's Draft Urbanism exhibitions wanted to turn the city into an international showcase so people-friendly that it's accessible by simply walking down...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Though its name would suggest otherwise, the Biennial of the Americas is back in Denver three years after its inaugural edition in 2010. Although the lineup of that event was impressive, it...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    'Tis the season for movies under the stars, including this Thursday's free, bike-in screening of the 2007 Spanish-American drama Under the Same Moon. But this week is full of many more...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Next Tuesday, the second Biennial of the Americas will kick off a crammed four days of programming -- July 16 through 19 -- that promises to run fast and hard, giving you little time to...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Last month Create Denver invited residents to Come Play in the Park, an informal BYO-picnic celebration designed to raise awareness of the sights and amenities of Civic Center Park and its...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Create Denver has a new home in the city-run McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, and to show it off, the group is hosting City Beautiful 2.0: A Modern Interpretation of the Built...
  • Show and Tell: Summer Guide
    Summer is all about festivals: There's no better way to get away for a day without ever leaving town. International fests take you to faraway places right in your own back yard, others...
  • Show and Tell: Debates and Discussions
    So. What's the deal with religion? Do we have it? Do we need it? Are we slaves to it? What's moral, and what's immoral? When Warm Cookies of the Revolution's bastard child, Sunday School for...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    The annual Five Points Jazz Festival is Saturday, May 18, and to kick it off, the city is offering a special screening of the 2011 documentary The Girls In the Band at the McNichols Building...
  • Show and Tell: 100 Colorado Creatives
    #72: Matt Scobey Matt Scobey is a practical artist and jack-of-all-trades creative with a jones for graphic design, illustration, hand-lettering, whimsical puzzles and patterns, and...
  • Show and Tell: Photos
    One Colorado, the state's most formidable LGBTQ-rights organization, hosted the Civil Soiree at the McNichols Building on the eve of the civil unions bill going into action across the state....
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When the clock strikes midnight in Colorado tonight, history will be made: For the first time, all committed couples will be able to apply for civil-union licenses. In celebration of this...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    One of the best things about Month of Photography, which officially kicks off today (though more than a few related shows quietly opened in February), is its mind-boggling variety. And that...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The ninth installment of Doors Open Denver is all about choosing your own adventure. The DOD guide to the inner workings of more than sixty of the city’s buildings and landmarks allows...
  • Show and Tell: Photos
    Mayor Michael Hancock joined state and national representatives yesterday in a ceremony inside the McNichols building to reveal plaques that commemorate Civic Center's new status as a...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Brian Laird will showcase the cuisine of his upcoming Jefferson Park restaurant, Sarto's, at the McNichols Building tonight, during One Past 5 Happy Hour. The event is a prelude to Doors...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Snow may hit late tonight -- what better place to hole up than Beast + Bottle? The new restaurant just introduced a mid-day brunch menu in anticipation of nice weather, but it should work...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There’s plenty to be happy about at today’s One Past 5 Happy Hour/Doors Open Denver Kickoff, when several local agencies will celebrate coming together to present the annual...
  • Cafe Society: Photos
    Hundreds of people packed the first -- but certainly not last, and defintiely sold-out -- DStill, "An American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase," at the McNichols building last night,...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    DStill, an American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase, takes place tonight from 6 to 10 p.m. at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. The event is a collaboration between the...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    The Boulder Theater is hosting the High West Oyster Fest tomorrow, April 2, with live music by local funk band Juno What?! and fresh oysters courtesy of Jax Fish House (its LoDo outpost was...
  • Cafe Society: Booze News
    Next Wednesday, April 3, Denver will be raining small-batch spirits: vodka, whiskey, gin, bourbon, brandy, grapa, absinthe and more at DStill's American Craft Spirit & Cocktail Showcase,...
  • Cafe Society: Booze News
    There are time-honored traditions that define a good whiskey, from the type of grain used in the mix to the type of barrel in which it's aged. But Lenny Eckstein, owner and head distiller of...
  • Cafe Society: Booze News
    Craft beers are not Colorado's only liquid assets. This state's craft-spirit industry is booming, too. Two years ago, when the Colorado Bartenders Guild, the Colorado Distillers Guild,...
  • Show and Tell: Month of Photography
    Month of Photography 2013 is far from over. A reception from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at the McNichols Building in Civic Center, will celebrate an unusual city-curated exhibit, In Camera...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    “The idea is that ultimately, there is something interesting to be celebrated about every woman in the community,” says Evan Weiss-man, organizer of tonight’s “The...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Although St. Patrick's Day is over, the partying doesn't have to stop. This week, you can see a documentary about ending poverty, catch a sketch comedy show, or participate in a community...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Denver Restaurant Week continues through Friday, March 8, and Vesta Dipping Grill, 1822 Blake Street, is allowing diners to create their own $52.80 menu. Guests can choose any appetizer,...
  • Show and Tell: Photography
    Colfax Avenue earns its storied notoriety the long, hard way -- it's the longest continuous commercial roadway in the U.S., kissed for decades by summer-night cruising, streetside commerce...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    The snow's certainly official, but that won't stop Coloradoans from getting out and enjoying some quality time with each other. From an art opening to a place to screen your newest...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    With the 85th Annual Academy Awards going down this Sunday, February 24, you can certainly stay home and catch the Hollywood action from your couch and wallow in Joan Rivers' bitter,...
  • Show and Tell: 100 Colorado Creatives
    #93: Evan Weissman Evan Weissman already deserves the Colorado Creative designation as a member of the wildly creative Buntport Theater (the whole troupe was honored as such when they...
  • Show and Tell: Fashion
    Last night, Westword introduced its newest signature event, the Whiteout Fashion Show. In front of hundreds of guests at the McNichols Building, Whiteout combined artistic entrainment, free...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    For the ninth annual Design After Dark fundraiser, the Denver Art Museum wanted to manipulate this year’s “Cirque” theme a bit. “The idea is to play off the theme...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Think of it as a snowy portal to Westword’s Artopia, which follows in just a couple of weeks: In the spirit of that multi-venue, multi-disciplinary night of Denver-made culture and...
  • Show and Tell: Fashion
    A precursor to Westword's signature Artopia on February 23, tonight's Whiteout Fashion Show caps the Art of Winter by putting the spotlight on local couture. This inaugural fashion display...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Westword's inaugural Whiteout Fashion Show hits the runway at 7 p.m. tonight at the McNichols Building, 144 West Colfax Avenue. In addition to the couture on the runway, there will be eats...
  • Show and Tell: Art
    Brittany Gould has been making art in various mediums for a decade in Colorado. From tangible paper-made objects to beautiful vocal loops created live as her audience watches, the...
  • Show and Tell: Contests
    Update: Congratulations to mroth9, j.leaneagh, nicage1125, e.sage2 and kylanl31. You've all won tickets to Whiteout! Please check your email for details on how to claim them. Original...
  • Show and Tell: 100 Colorado Creatives
    #97: Deb Henriksen Deb Henriksen founded her clothing company, Equillibrium, more than a dozen years ago and from the start, she's focused on creating wearable, sustainable pieces. Her...
  • Show and Tell: Contests
    Update: Congratulations to starlette490, danmtzsr and Elizah Leigh! You've each won two tickets to Whiteout. Check your email for details on how to claim them. Original post: February's...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The abandoned house in her New Orleans neighborhood was a wreck. But artist Candy Chang decided to give it new life, by turning it into a giant chalkboard and stenciling the words...
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    With predictions of doom dancing in his head, Kevin Larson has created a synthetic version of the apocalypse in Civic Center Park, portraying doomsday in a three-level art installation, with...
  • Cafe Society: Photos
    The first Denver Beer Festivus filled the renovated McNichols Building on Saturday with a real craft-beer festival for the rest of us. With its focus firmly on Denver, the event featured...
  • Show and Tell: 3 for free
    Broke after the weekend? The fun doesn't have to stop. Among the free events on the calendar this week are a screening of an Academy Award-winning film with the director on hand, a solar...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    As stores start to get in the holiday spirit, your wallet begins to get a work-out. Fortunately, you won't have to spend much this weekend to stay entertained. You can ignore the upcoming...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    The great thing about Halloween falling on a week day is that it means there will be parties on both of the surrounding weekends. The fun kicks off tonight, and there are plenty of...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    At 11 a.m. today, a small group of dignitaries led by Mayor Michael Hancock will gather at the McNichols Building at the edge of Denver's Civic Center (just named a national landmark) to cut...
  • The Latest Word: Calhoun: Wake-Up Call
    The McNichols Building, which will be launched this morning as a cultural and event space, got its start as a Carnegie Library -- the biggest one in Colorado. But it was far from the only...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The grand old classical McNichols Building in Civic Center Park has seen many incarnations and reincarnations since it was built as a public library by Andrew Carnegie more than 100 years...
  • Cafe Society: Beer Man
    Old, new and local -- really local. That's the only way to describe Denver Beer Festivus, a new craft-beer festival set for December 15 that will feature Denver breweries only, something...

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The building is owned and operated by Arts & Venues Denver, an agency of the City & County of Denver. Arts & Venues Denver’s mission is to enhance Denver’s quality of life and economic vitality through premier public venues, artwork and entertainment opportunities. The agency operates some of the region’s highest-profile facilities including the Colorado Convention Center, Crossroads Theater, Denver Coliseum, Denver Performing Arts Complex, McNichols Building and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Arts & Venues Denver also oversees Denver’s public art program, the economic development program, Create Denver, literacy programs such as One Book, One Denver, and entertainment and cultural events such as the Five Points Jazz Festival.

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