Tom Waits thought November, "only believes in a pile of dead leaves and a moon that's the color of bone." Pretty grim thought, Tom, because around Denver, we're partying this November weekend. There's going to be an avalanche of activities going on due to Denver Arts Week. Laser light shows for the ... More >>
October happens to be the national month to celebrate sarcasm, pizza and being a vegetarian. So, if you've fallen behind in partaking in any of these activities, this is the weekend where you can participate in several events that will get you back on track. Add in comedy and pumpkin chucking, and t ... More >>
Sculpture Park was the scene of Denver's Top Taco competition yesterday, and tacos will be the talk of the town again this weekend. The fully loaded culinary calendar also includes a wing competition, a food truck fiesta, a boozy punch contest and more. Keep reading for a rundown of these tasty acti ... More >>
Summer is in full swing, and that means plenty of tasty culinary events around town. Whet your appetite for the week ahead at tonight's wine-tasting and dinner at Lower48 Kitchen, our Best New Restaurant -- and mark your calendar for a taco showdown at Sculpture Park Thursday. Keep reading for a tas ... More >>
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 back with some cartoons and comedy -- without having to pay a dime. See the online Westword calendar for more ... More >>
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 enjoying everything from counter-culture madness to black-light partying on wheels. Find more entertainment op ... More >>
Whether you want to escape to an outer space-themed prom, attend a killer dance party or celebrate the birth of Buffalo Bill, this weekend in Denver has it all for under $10. As a bonus, six of these events are completely free. For a full listing of entertainment options around town, check out the W ... More >>
Taking a sober look at the thousands of untested household chemicals triggering disease is enough to make a person panic and run for the hills. But the activists and filmmakers behind The Human Experiment, which screens on Saturday, February 22 as part of the Colorado Environmental Film Festival, do ... More >>
When mountain climber and adventurer Erik Weihenmayer -- who happens to be blind -- set out to climb Mt. Everest more than a decade ago, a lot of people thought he was crazy, or worse: a danger to himself and others. They couldn't believe any responsible guide would take him on the mountain. Those ... More >>
The DocuWest Documentary Film Festival, a Westword Best of Denver recipient, will continue to champion nonfictional film when the tight little fest returns to the Foothills Art Center and other satellite locations tonight. Nearly forty films of varying lengths, many of them Colorado premieres, will ... More >>
"This year the Colorado Mountain Club is celebrating its hundredth anniversary, and it's also a big anniversary -- the tenth -- for our annual Mountain Fest outdoor education event," says CMC spokeswoman Rachel Scott. "We have a great program on Saturday and six other big events this year as part of ... More >>
It's so easy to get the blues in dreary, cruddy February. But there's no excuse this weekend -- the city is full of things to do. From Oscar parties to art openings, dance performances to absurd theater, we've got everything you could possibly want. And it all costs $10 or less. For a full list of ... More >>
Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is? Echo Mountain is celebrating its 5th birthday party this year with $5 Friday night lift tickets for the next five weeks, tonight through April 18. And wait, there's more! Echo's annual Liptricks Not Lipstick terrain park contest ... More >>
Liam Doran/Breckenridge Ski ResortNow we're talkin'1. Opening weekend at Breck. More than six inches of fresh pow for opening day today and 17" so far this week mean you could be skiing or snowboarding on some serious snow right now. Get to it. There are also freshies to be had this weekend a ... More >>
Craft-beer tasting, bison butchering and wine dinners top the list of things to do this week, but there's plenty more on the menu if those options don't whet your appetite. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
The DocuWest film festival kicks off with a bang.
I'm a total map freak: I suppose that's been true since the very first time I ever spun my family's old globe of the world and let my chubby little finger fall on some far-flung nation. Later, my mother the hiker began bringing home those topographical state forest maps to study, as she sought to fi ... More >>
Erik Weihenmayer gives the Mountain Fest keynote speech.
Environmental films, interactive kids events and bipartisanship highlight this film fest.
From the week of April 12, 2007
From the week of September 29, 2005
The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative carves out a good time.
It's all danger all the time on the Radical Reels Film Tour.
Photographer helps preserve ANWR
The pop legend leads the CSO
A photographer looks over the terrain of his adventurous career
Snowboarding pioneer is no powder puff
Jonrowe forges ahead in Danskin Triathalon
May 6 - 12, 1999
February 25 - March 3, 1999
Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 1998