Halloween is long gone, but costume fiends don't care: they're always on the hunt for the next party. Which is why the Denver mask shop ArtSmyths is presenting Puttin' On The Ritz at the Mercury Café this Saturday, November 30. ArtSmyth's owner, Tiffany Smyth, is throwing Jazz-era dead-celebritie ... More >>
Hats were prominent this past weekend, whether over-the-top, Kentucky Derby-style or straw sombreros. Eve so, wordsmith and jester Bradley Mccollough was a standout with his fancy felt hat, his favorite accessory. Continue reading to find out where he shops, how comedy influences his style, and even ... More >>
#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 received a Westword MasterMind award back in 2005 as part of the inaugural class). But then, late last year, he cam ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... More >>
There are advantages to living in the same town as Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett), the queen of burlesque emcees. Case in point: Tonight's Bawday Beggars Roadshow at Bar Standard, which starts at 8:30 p.m. and costs $10 general admission, $25 for front-row VIP seats, is something you'd usually have ... More >>
The 35mm films are in place, and the University of Colorado Denver music students have their instruments ready. The Denver Silent Film Festival runs tomorrow through Sunday at the King Center on the Auraria campus, with screenings of silent-era classics and some lesser-known gems. We asked artisti ... More >>
Røsenkøpf (due tonight at Rhinoceropolis) is a trio whose membership came out of punk but didn't bother with trying to shed the ideas or trappings of punk. Even sonically, there is a bit of punk's edge to the band's darker moods and atmosphere. But the dark to be found here isn't built on feelings ... More >>
The first ever Denver Silent Film Festival kicks off tonight at the King Center on the Auraria Campus. Silent films have long been out of style, unless you count muting a video on YouTube, which is why we decided to catch up with festival coordinator and presenter (and teacher and critic) How ... More >>
Kyle Orton.Denver blog posts multiply like cyber-rabbits. Mile High Report fan poster ImMileHigh shares the reasons why he thinks "Kyle Orton MUST GO" this season. And those taking his poll seem to agree with him. Free Range Longmont's Kaye Fissinger on the flip side of Ayn Rand. And speak ... More >>
"In the end," Charlie Chaplin said once, "everything is a gag." Denver's Next Improv Star's culminating performance proved him right -- predictably, perhaps, considering it was a comedy series, but with a vigor so overwhelming and an artillery of jokes so unbearably funny that, by comparison ... More >>
Chautauquas Silent Film Series screens two classics.
The Colorado Symphony Orchestra channels Charlie Chaplin.
Why Cantinflas never made it big in Hollywood.
Circus Incognitus is a kid's show with a twist.
A dead reckoning in Gaza.
Breakdown's film series continues at the 404.
Diary of a Lost Girl
The Art of Silent Film brings wordless rapture back to the silver screen.
The Denver Jewish Film Festival probes the Jewish identity.
The Terminal is Spielberg's satiric take on our post-9/11 world.
Film buffs can reach for the stars at the Ultimate Film Fanatic competition.
Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Gossamer garments are on display at CSU
Chautauqua Silent Film Series
Germinal Stage gives George Orwell's fable a spare treatment.
Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst.
Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved, and is that so wrong?
Raw-edged Joe the King takes a terrifying and unflinching look at the life of an abused child.
July 29 - August 4, 1999
May 20 - 26, 1999
August 13 - 19, 1998