We're taking a break, but it won't be for long -- after spending Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with our families and friends, Westword's Show and Tell team will be back on the job early Thursday, December 26 with a focus on the past and the future of Denver's arts and cultural scene. In the meanti ... More >>
The holiday season has felt a bit underwhelming this year. Maybe it's the lack of snow in Colorado -- which rules for those of us (read: grumps like me) who think weather below 65 degrees is pointless (but still results in this weird depression caused by a depletion of the feeling that I'm in Cathol ... More >>
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Colorado Convention Center, where Walmart is holding a closed-door Holiday Fair to prepare its employees for the big, big season ahead. The event has drawn close to 5,000 people to town to preview new merchandise in time (read: months early) for Chr ... More >>
Truth be told, I haven't celebrated Christmas with my family in years, much to their chagrin. I do take time to visit them on my own accord, though, which is why I'll be happily soaking in the sun down south and supping upon unpretentiously badass food with family and friends in a few weeks. In t ... More >>
Christmas is a holiday for everyone -- drunks, gamblers, cheats, kids, construction workers and, especially, foodies -- because it's a whole season devoted to edible hedonism. People are tacitly allowed -- if not outright encouraged -- to glut themselves on whatever takes their fancy at any ... More >>
With only a few days to go until Christmas, it's time to 'fess up: Have you been naughty or nice? For goodness' sake, here's hoping you've been on your very best behavior this year -- because then you're fully deserving of these six stupendous bottles. Read on for the continuation of last ... More >>
It's not too surprising that there aren't a ton of culinary events this week; apart from the Colfax Crawl, everyone is gearing up for Christmas and New Year's Eve. And speaking of Christmas, several venues are hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals and parties; keep reading to see the ... More >>
J. WohletzIt's that time again -- time for the last-minute panic as you plan a celebratory sideboard of snacks worthy of this most festive holiday. After our Dollar Tree Thanksgiving's proper sit-down meal, we decided to create a buffet-style Christmas smorgasbord of the finest treats that ... More >>
Much like the little elves busy helping Santa at the North Pole, we've spent the better part of the year hard at work. tasting of hundreds of wines -- all so that we can serve up this listing of bottles worthy of only one thing: drinking your way through the most stressful wonderful time of t ... More >>
Please don't steal Christmas, Occupy Movement.There once was a Grinch who hated Christmas. By extension, he also hated a group of creatures called Whos who loved Christmas, and so one night he snuck into their village and stole all of their Christmas presents, which did not deter them from ce ... More >>
Holiday 2010: The never ending toy story. The back story of Christmastime in a consumer culture always plays out in the alleys of Denver. This is where yesterday's must-haves are temporarily tethered to trash bins in an effort to make room for a glut of new holiday gifts. The kiddie clunker p ... More >>
3 Kings Tavern, Christmas night.Just because it's Christmas this weekend doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities to take part in on the cheap. Whether you're looking for something to do on Christmas day or if you're interested in getting away from the family this weekend, we've got you ... More >>
Since it opened back in June, Comfort Cafe, 3945 Tennyson Street, has fed the community as a non-profit, pay-what-you-can restaurant, offering comfort-food meals to anyone who walks through the door for however much of a donation that person can muster up. And on Saturday, it will be provid ... More >>
Once a year here at Westword, the overlords in sales let us out of our "blogging cage" and send us home for a four-day weekend, equipped with homing devices so we don't try to escape. We'll be gone through Monday and the blogs all quiet (we've still got you covered on stuff to do -- check our ... More >>
Last week we took a look at five terrible holiday song parodies that took existing holiday songs and turned them into something else altogether. That's all well and good, but it's actually not the worst of what we found. Nope, that honor is reserved for those that turn existing pop songs into ... More >>
Another day, another contest where we give away a box o' free stuff. For the skiing and snowboarding-obsessed among us, legendary filmmaker Warren Miller, and his accompanying paraphernalia, is the subject of today's comment contest.
Yep.The NBA has a long and awkward history of team-produced Christmas music. Last year, the Nuggets did "Winter Wonderland" with all the production value of a local car commercial.This year's edition, released today, is more... well, entertaining at the very least. That's right, they remade R ... More >>
Feel the glow 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 limited finances. S ... More >>
Not feeling the Chinese dumplings this year? Try one of these five restaurantsWhether you don't celebrate Christmas or you'd simply rather abstain from holiday cooking, eating options constrict significantly when you're choosing a place to dine on December 25. Thanks to hotel restaurants that ... More >>
Though the sound of Wham's "Last Christmas" may have you wishing it was 2011 already, there is hope. Tonight, Matt Morris -- along with Jen Korte, John Common, Rob Drabkin and a handful of other smiling local faces -- will be singing holiday songs at Casselman's for the "Something in a Pear T ... More >>
Cora Vette's having lots of fun this Christmas.Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett) never knows what'll come out of Santa's mouth. "It's usually dirty," she says. "And then I yell at him, and then he goes to the bar and drinks. "Lecherous Mr. Claus," she concludes. Burlycute veterans might remem ... More >>
William Breathes meant to go Christmas shopping -- but instead, he wound up at Boulder's The Farm, his latest medical marijuana review subject. And there are more choices available in our newly updated MMJ center listings. Click to access our medical marijuana dispensary directory.
Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>
Have you ever found yourself pondering the notion that if your goal was to drink a bottle of wine every day from today until your last day on this earth, you'd never have to try the same wine twice? A nobler task may never present itself to you, so what are you waiting for? With just twelve d ... More >>
While not all of us are particularly enthusiastic about Christmas music, that doesn't mean we can't recognize a good song when we hear one. This new Dressy Bessy single, "Hopped Up (on Xmas) Featuring King Scratchie" might be one of the few holiday songs worth a regular holiday rotation. It's ... More >>
Ah, better times.It's the most wonderful cash crop of the year, this Christmas thing. And while we feel there's been a decline in the quantity of Christmas movies lately (a political correctness issue, perhaps?), Hollywood can't help but put out one or two cheer-baiting full-lengths annually. ... More >>
What's more festive than giving away music? Nothing, as far as we're concerned, which is why we're raising our wassail to the Kissing Party and its dark new Christmas song, "Winter in the Pub." The Kissing Party is generally a summer sort of band. This year's The Hate Album is full of brillia ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations... click image to enlarge Look to the left center of the picture above to find the everyday western-themed yard art hiding behind the countless candy canes and wire reindeers. At first, the bronze animal looks like a small bison, but ... More >>
Christmas is all about tradition: the tree, the presents, Santa Claus and, if you're so inclined, that Jesus fella. But just because we've been doing it for so long doesn't mean that it's still a good idea. Some things are good: Christmas specials, family dinner, lights on trees, filled stock ... More >>
Stockings can be a favorite part of the Christmas experience, mostly because of the surprise factor: While kids often write Christmas lists that rank items by price, catalog page and level of absolute need, they don't often bother listing stuff that is stocking-appropriate. So tearing through ... More >>
"Ho ho holy crap, do I hate Christmas music"Every season, once Thanksgiving is in the books (and sometimes earlier, god forbid) and the shopping frenzy begins in earnest, my most-hated time of the year comes around: Christmas music season. See, I don't hate Christmas, per se -- I'm no Scrooge ... More >>
Now that the venerable Wellshire Inn (3333 South Colorado Boulevard), long the go-to spot for special occasion dining on the Big Three restaurant holidays, has closed down its regular restaurant service and gone event-only, a reader wants suggestions for Christmas dinner/ I generally spend ... More >>
Handmade decorations allow celebrants to use traditional holiday images to craft deeply personal messages. In the painting pictured above (spotted on South Cherokee Street), the typically pudgy Santa Claus appears as a muscular hunk who wears a sexy off-the-shoulder tank top and summons tha ... More >>
The CRCGs Holiday Party is a furry, four-footed festival.
The Arvada Center adapts a Christmas classic to the stage.
Hang on to the season at a Christmastide art show.
A Child's Christmas in Wales waxes nostalgic.
Nuclia Waste and her Demented Divas premiere a holiday show.
The ghosts of Christmas pasta bring in the green with the red.