Look below to get hipped to New Year's in Lodo, Pretty Lights shots, a trio of big restaurant closings and theater offerings that promise to bring in 2012 on an intriguing note.
"Photographer Jim Wills ventured into 24K, Chloe, Oak Tavern and Suite Two Hundred on Saturday night, December 31, 2011 and brings back these photos."
See more in "New Year's Eve 2011 in LoDo."
"On the second night of a two-night stand in his home state, Derek Vincent Smith, the man behind the music of Pretty Lights, rang in the New Year at 1STBANK Center with the help of Paul Basic, an artist from his Pretty Lights Music roster, plus Zedd and thousands of boisterous fans. Drew Levin and Brandon Marshall were both on hand to capture the evening."
"Jesus, it's only day three of the new year, and already, in the span of one weekend, three restaurants have shuttered on South Pearl Street. After 29 years, the venerable Pearl Street Grill locked its doors after service on Friday night, India's Pearl stopped slinging curries after New Year's Eve service, and OTOTO closed yesterday. That's a lot of action in just one block."
"If the flurry of excitement and variety we're being offered in January is any indication, this is going to be an amazing year for theater."
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