On Saturday, June 14, the Cherokee Castle & Ranch Foundation will host Waterloo, a birthday celebration honoring Tweet Kimball, the last owner of Cherokee Castle & Ranch and developer of the Cherokee Castle & Ranch Foundation, on what it would have been her hundredth birthday. At the event, attendee ... More >>
In his weekly column, award-winning goofball Shea Serrano, whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book, writes about his life and times. Among many other things, my twin six-year-olds sons think I am Manu Ginobili when the Spurs play basketball on TV, the model for th ... More >>
Letters From Home
Let's be honest: children's birthday parties suck. Especially the ones for really young kids, who are basically just a bunch of bald, mini-people who lack all self-awareness running into each other at a Chuck E. Cheese while a few pedophiles watch from the sidelines and parents are forced to eat cra ... More >>
Thursday, October 18, Oriental Theater, 720-420-0030.
Lady Gaga celebrated her 26th birthday earlier this week, and the Interwebz were aflutter with little monsters' birthday wishes to her -- Twitter, YouTube, even Billboard's website were sending their well wishes. One person who didn't tell her happy birthday, however, was Madonna. On the day of all ... More >>
When I was growing up, everyone had birthday parties at Skate City. Like, everybody. My mom was more of the "let's roll the Slip N' Slide out on our dead lawn and make Kool-Aid (because it's cheap)" kind of party-thrower, but I really just wanted to celebrate with a wax candle jammed in a Little Deb ... More >>
Kyle Garratt recently headed to the West End Tavern in Boulder, where he took on the Wing King Challenge: fifty wings in thirty minutes. Man V. Food host Adam Richman gave it a try last year, and repeats of that show keep sending a lot of delusional eaters to the West End. Richman didn't man ... More >>
Tim Tebow.The Denver blog post shortage hasn't hit yet. Mile High Report shares a video of Tim Tebow on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Sure hope a possible labor deal doesn't hurt his book sales. BigMedia.org's Jason Salzman criticizes the Post for equating Michael Hancock to Judge Edward Nottingha ... More >>
Aaron ThackerayCelebrating Denver beer culture at the Great Divide birthday party.Beer here! A recent transplant from Portland, Oregon, found Colorado Beer Man's comparison of the Denver beer scene to that of Portland. And in this newcomer's view, Denver's not the winner. Here's the bad beer ... More >>
So what's in the birthday box?For all those who give pom-pom critters for birthdays, feel an urge to stick googly eyes on everything or just occasionally get a twitch to fold some origami, we bring you "Gettin' Crafty," where we feature a craft you can easily make with minimal supplies and li ... More >>
Eric Gruneisen MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE The Architects • Neon Trees 04.09.11 | Fillmore Auditorium Walking into the Fillmore, I was greeted by a writhing sea of wildly dressed teenagers and hundreds of their parents awkwardly trying to fit in while performing chaperone duty. Seeing scads of gi ... More >>
Britt Chester Denver Got Next, the jump off for DJ Ktone's five day long birthday bash, went off without a hitch last night. Sutra was the place to be to see some of the city's hottest new acts and more than a few pros. A top shelf celebration, Denver Got Next boasted a red carpet out front ... More >>
DJ Ktone's birthday celebration is being hailed as "The Greatest Show on Turf," and with it's five days of celebrations featuring some of Denver's most prominent hip-hop artists, it's tough not to believe the hype. There are autograph signings, red carpets, Moolah Boyz and rap tactics galore.
It's impossible to say what the weirdest part about this photo is. The only albino alligator in Colorado -- and it's pretty weird that there is even one -- celebrates his birthday tomorrow. Well, it's not really his birthday, but it is the first anniversary of his arrival at the Colorado Gato ... More >>
After the recent snowstorm, a mysterious someone built a snowman around the parking sign outside the Bradley Sinclair in downtown Morrison. It wasn't quite street art, though, until one of the gas-station graveyard-shift workers by the name of Chris decided to prepare a birthday surprise for ... More >>
Sing, Forbes, sing! Nugget Kenyon Martin's birthday was surely better than his April Fool's Day, when teammate J.R. Smith's driver filled K-Mart's SUV with buttered popcorn. The power forward's December 30 birthday appears to have been a happier affair, though it too involved some Nuggets haz ... More >>
Angie Zapata. Angie Zapata would have turned 21 yesterday. She died in July 2008, a little more than two years shy of that milestone, at the hands of a man who claimed he "snapped" when he realized that Zapata, a striking Latina beauty, was biologically male. Angie's friends and family didn' ... More >>
Full-sized photo below.The candled cake may be the most famous birthday symbol, but birthday parties are more notable for what gets trashed. Good times will lay waste to anything that gets in its path, whether it's gift-bearing guests, party favors or furniture. If birthday character clues ca ... More >>
No. 7's Facebook photo.Today, John Elway officially turns fifty, but the celebration's been going on for over a week, with Rascal Flatts playing a special show to celebrate Big John's latest landmark. That prompted a gusher of love on Elway's Facebook page, with a note from No. 7 prompting a ... More >>
From iamlala.comHappy birthday, Iron Man? What kind of birthday cake would you get if you were Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony? A badass one. Obviously. Today, Melo's fiance, LaLa Vazquez, posted photos of his 26th birthday bash (his birthday is May 29) on her website, IamLaLa.com. If the ... More >>
Photo by Jason JaacksTaking a page from the playbook of bands like the Czar's and Cracker, the Heyday is appealing to the fans to finance its next record. Rather than relying on a corporate sugar daddy, they group has launched a fund raising campaign calledAlong for the Ride. So far, says bas ... More >>
Survived another 365 days? May as well turn the party into a week-long celebration with all the goodies you can scoop up during your birthday week. After cashing in on a few big-ticket food items to mark my big day, I thought, "What better way to pay it forward then to pass along the knowled ... More >>
Sunday, November 1, hi-dive 720-570-4500.
Happy Birfday Blinky. Denver's TV clown turned antiques store owner turned one-man nostalgia machine for anyone who grew up in the Mile High City in the 1960s, 70s and 80s celebrated his 88th birfday on June 30 with a meal at White Fence Farm in Lakewood. The staff there knew who he was and sang H ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword and @casciato. @WidepreadPanic: To kick off this very special edition of Twitter Tuesday, dedicated to amping you up for the Mile High Music Fest this next weekend, ... More >>
At 6:30 p.m. tonight, April 15, Flagstaff House exec chef/partner Mark Monette will offer a five-course meal at his Boulder restaurant, with two beer pairings - a "complement" and a "contrast" - for each course, all designed by Adam Avery, president of Avery Brewing Co. The dinner is $68 per person, ... More >>
Okay, at first glance, it looks the Broncos got the royal screw in the Jay Cutler trade. But I offer you three reasons why this could be one of the better deals Denver sports has seen. 1. We no longer have Cutler! This seems like a bad thing, but it is not. It is a good thing. Because although it's ... More >>
This from a guest bar blogger: Hey all, we're having a great time here in Denver!!! We're discussing social networking and demographics, the future of journalism, and politics. Woo!!! We have found out that the 18-25 age demographic isn't as brain-dead as previous thought. They may actually have som ... More >>
LeBron James and his band of merry sidekicks come to Denver next Friday for a nationally televised showdown with the Nuggets. The way the Cavs are playing -- with a swagger and confidence unseen in Cleveland since the invention of the elastic wasteband -- it's hard to see the Nuggets winning, despit ... More >>
Where were you in '52? It is customary today to give a well-stocked gift bag to each of the invited guests at a birthday party. If I were the host of Denver's 150th Birthday Party on November 22, 2008, I would stuff each gift bag with my favorite souvenirs of the city's past. See a slideshow of im ... More >>
Maggiano's in the Denver Pavilions turns ten this week, and its is a real reason to celebrate. Unlike so many corporate-concept restaurants, this Maggiano's -- a link in a Chicago-based chain -- pays attention to the community in which it is located, doing innumerable good works even while it serves ... More >>
Happy Birthday to moo. Happy fifth birthday to Dubbel Dutch, a tiny store and deli at 4974 Lowell Boulevard that sells Dutch gift items like wooden shoes, as well as groceries and such specialty items as stroopwafels (syrup waffle), speculaasjes (windmill cookies), hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), ... More >>
Say aloha to a swinging end-of-summer tiki party.
Leave town for a few days, and what happens? Your Denver Daisy starts pushing up daisies. As described here, my Denver Daisy -- or Rudbeckia Denver Daisy, as the special plant celebrating the 150th anniversary of Denver is officially known -- got off to a fast start. It germinated almost a week ear ... More >>
Today is my birthday. Which is all well and good. St. Patrick’s Day babies get to be honorary citizens of Ireland; our birthdays are remembered by more people; and there is an entire section of greeting cards dedicated to those born on March 17 (if you divide the U.S. population of 303 million by ... More >>
Because of misinformation provided by Pollstar, regarded as the most reliable concert-industry information provider, this preview item about the May 29 KBPI Birthday Bash at the Fillmore Auditorium inaccurately states that Horse the Band is part of the bill. Actually, the group in question is just p ... More >>
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