Sana Hamelin used to be a corporate litigator. Now she's an entrepreneur looking to create Denver's first cat cafe. Cats, coffee, books and art would all be featured at the Denver Cat Company -- if Hamelin can just raise the money to open her place. Currently her crowdfunding campaign is far from th ... More >>
Tonight's Urban Nights Fashion Show, a benefit for Urban Peak, is just the start of a fashion-packed August. There will also be hot pool parties, cool exhibits, and the city's biggest community swap. Keep reading for the eight best fashion events this month. See also: Skye Gibson Designs takes fash ... More >>
Summer's starting to fly by -- we hope your money's not flying away with it. To help you survive the season with a soft landing, we've compiled a list of nine (possibly ten) events this weekend that won't cost you a dime -- but are still rich in entertainment value. Race a boat, go for a roll... you ... More >>
The 21st annual Furry Scurry drew a crowd of nearly 12,000 people and 5,000 dogs to Washington Park on Saturday for a fundraiser that collected nearly $1 million (and counting) for programs and services that help homeless pets at the Dumb Friends League. "We're so proud to be part of such a compassi ... More >>
Arvada will welcome a new Petco at 8031 Wadsworth Boulevard this weekend, and the store will host a series of pet-friendly events April 12 and April 13 to celebrate the grand opening and to promote Petco's "think adoption first" philosophy. See also: DIA now has "Dog Diety" -- "Blucifer" be damned ... More >>
Any time is a good time to donate to the Denver Dumb Friends League, but it's during the cold winter months that the shelters -- both animal and human -- have an even greater need for support. Now through January 5, the Denver Dumb Friend League's three locations -- Quebec Street in Denver, the Budd ... More >>
Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby will go head to head in a battle for your hearts and stomachs tomorrow. Here's a quick rundown of all the action -- and if you know of any Drinco de Mayo party/deals we missed, feel free to post them in ... More >>
The entire craft-brewing world will be in San Diego this week for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, which allows brewers from across the country to share ideas, knowledge and plenty of beer. Plus, they get to spend time in America's Finest City. More than 2,600 people are expected to be there, in ... More >>
There's been a lot of restaurant action on South Pearl Street since the beginning of the year: the Pearl Street Grill, India's Pearl and Ototo moved out, Seven Cups dried up and Izakaya Den announced a move, making way for the Wynkoop/Breckenridge group to take over that space. Now, there's more ch ... More >>
The 2010 Lumberjack partyThings are starting to slow down a bit with Thanksgiving creeping up on us, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a little fun to be had on the cheap this weekend. In fact, you can hit up a date night with the Buntport Theater, a midnight movie, a clothing swap or e ... More >>
Once, when I was about eight years old, I rode my bike down a large hill made out of snow. That ended in one of the first serious injuries I ever sustained -- a bruised rib -- but it's also a good example of why I've always loved roller-coasters: I love to be scared, in a thrill-seeking type ... More >>
There's a lot of wine on this week's culinary calendar -- but you'll also find beer, tequila, pesto and cherry pie. Keep reading for a taste of what's ahead:
If you were there last night, thank you for coming to the first-ever Westword Web Awards party at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut Street. The room swelled (see full slideshow from the Web Awards) to about 400 bloggers, photographers, shameless self-promoters and artists, who tweeted about the thing ... More >>
Full-sized art below.The considerable number of lost cat signs that are posted around town may seem sad, but each notice also represents a great and joyous opportunity. You see, the Denver Dumb Friends League is overcrowded with cats. It's standing room only, and the pussies are pissed! So, i ... More >>
Incognito and on the run: an American Staffordshire Terrier.He was in our front yard and a little hard to miss. About as inconspicuous as a Hummer in a rose garden. And my wife, Lisa, wanted to rescue him. Maybe it's because of all the old houses and flimsy fences, maybe it's the proximity t ... More >>
A kitten cam shot from earlier today.While Channel 31's live online stream is only available during newscasts (and, at least last night, a few minutes before), the station offers another video feature that's 24/7 -- one that can feature fighting, eating, defecating and plenty of ridiculous be ... More >>
A sign of the times.All we need is "U." Today in Cafe Society: • The mystery of the missing letters on Bastien's marquee. • Golfin' for good (with good eats). • Civic Center Eats: Forte Farms. • 231 Milwaukee back on the market... again. • Tonight: The Denver Five dish it out at D ... More >>
With any luck, the addition of Bernie's Hot Dog Co., an independent joint located at 1601 Mayberry in the Highlands Ranch Town Center, will convince all those Land Rover-owning suburbanites who reside within the chain-ganged sprawl to stop spending their bonuses at Chili's and Outback Steakhouse. I ... More >>
Miss Helen hits the boards at the DTC tonight.
A shot in the dark.
In 1994, Westword published its eleventh Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from Best Italian Restaurant (the brand-new Carmine’s on Penn) to Best Makeover (the renovated Herb’s Hideout) to Best New Arts Venue (the Bug, on Navajo Street) to Best News for Blue ... More >>
Small mammals get some love.
The annual Blessing of the Animals celebrates paws and claws.
Is Bill Stiffler a friend or foe of Colorado equines?
Rockin' Monsters on the Mountain stomps Copper.
At Petite Patoot, the deals come in small sizes.
The Denver School of the Arts is all about community
If one schnauzer is nice, what's wrong with 150?
From the week of December 4, 2003
Denver animal shelters want to let sleeping dogs lie.
Swallow Hill offers the finest in folk
Animal Behavior Helpline
Behavior Help Line
Shylo Country Club for Dogs
April 29 - May 5, 1999
October 15 - 21, 1998
From the week of January 12