While the first Colorado ski areas won't be opening for another month, locals know that snowboarding season actually starts in September, with the early onslaught of video premieres to stoke the fire. And, for the second year in a row, you can see almost all of them in one place at the Snowboard on ... More >>
John Belushi was surely in the building for this month's Roll at the Exdo Event Center: The August edition of Denver's roller disco was all about the classic comedy Animal House, with costumes and antics to match -- on wheels! Keep reading to see what was skating around the rink on Friday night. Al ... More >>
It's time to say farewell to Monkey Town, which has been providing plenty of food for thought over the last few months. But as a consolation prize, the weekend is full of food-focused fun, including the new Food exhibit at History Colorado, Burning Can and the start of Colorado Wine Week. Keep readi ... More >>
"We're building a plane while we're flying it." That's how Shellene Suemori, head of science at Dixie Elixirs, a locally based enfused beverage maker, describes the cannabis industry in Colorado. Since recreational dispensaries first opened their doors in January, marijuana entrepreneurs have been ... More >>
As we've reported, the legalization of recreational marijuana sales that kicked in on January 1 has prompted a boom in pot tourism despite the continuing refusal by the State of Colorado and the City of Denver to embrace and promote the cannabis industry. More indications of this phenomenon can be ... More >>
Over the weekend, some folks went to church and others basked in the sun while celebrating Colorado's favorite plant. But others laced up their skates and took to the floor at the Exdo Event Center dressed head-to-toe in the red, blue and gold, not mention the orange and blue. Ken Hamblin took these ... More >>
The Brewers Association released its annual accounting this week of the top fifty craft brewers in the nation as base on sales, as well as the top fifty brewers altogether. In Colorado, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Odell, Left Hand, Boulder Beer and Craftworks -- which owns the Rock Bottom and Old Chic ... More >>
Roll, the monthly roller-skate party at Exdo Event Center, took on a neon glow on Friday night with Wipeout!, a chance for skaters to don dayglo paint, lace up and circle the floor under black lights. Photographer Ken Hamblin was there to catch all the colors swirling; have a look at the action on t ... More >>
High Times will once again be a Mile High on the 4/20 holiday, when the magazine will bring its now-annual Cannabis Cup back to Denver. But do recent shutdowns of other cannabis-friendly events in the city mean that attendees won't enjoy the same huge clambake that has marked the last three Cups? A ... More >>
New York designer Geoffrey Mac was the official headliner at Fashion Feast last Thursday night at the Exdo Event Center, along with local wonders Melissa May, Tess Vigil and Rachel Marie Hurst. But no one could upstage the antics of emcee Sharon Needles, of RuPaul's Drag Race fame. Westword contribu ... More >>
With bikinis packed away and the smell of sunscreen a distant memory, it is time to focus on fall fashion and all it has to offer. October is a great month for fashion events: From fundraisers to a great designer sale, there's something for every shopper. See also: Forever Darling Fashion Show, ... More >>
Dozens of drag stars, burlesque dancers, comedians and musicians from all over Denver and the nation came out for a good cause on Friday: The fourth annual Apocalyptic Ball, themed "The Awakening" this year, raised funds for local AIDS organizations. For more photos from the evening, check out our ... More >>
Editor's note: Longtime Denver fashion designer Francis Roces, whose brand name is KimonoDragons, is half of the inaugural pair of PAIR residents at Denver's Powerhaüs Studio. As part of his three-month residency, he and his fine-art counterpart, Charlie Boots, will be reporting from the real world ... More >>
Independent concert promoter Soda Jerk Presents has forged a new partnership with the team at the EXDO Event Center, Managing partner Andrew Feinstein and his crew, which involves Soda Jerk Presents exclusive concert booking rights for the 22,000 square foot building at 1399 35th Street in RiNo. "It ... More >>
Down & Derby's first night at City Hall was a romantic one. The monthly adult skate night, formerly held at the Exdo Event Center, took on Valentine's Day (albeit a little belatedly) over the weekend with a love-filled, heart-bedazzled party. Roving Westword nightlife photographer Jim Wills stopped ... More >>
Snooze is hosting a Pancake Day on February 12 at all of its Colorado locations: 2262 Larimer Street, 700 Colorado Boulevard, 144 West Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins, 6781 South York Street in Littleton and 1617 Pearl Street in Boulder. One hundred percent of all proceeds from the special pancake m ... More >>
The fourth annual Red Ball painted the Exdo Event Center red last night, when hundreds gathered for the event's combination fashion show/fundraiser to benefit AIDS awareness and research. Continue reading for a sneak peak of the ball -- and visit our full slide show for more photos. See also: - Re ... More >>
Denver's regular adult skate night, Down & Derby, is known for its costumes, but attendees went all out on Saturday in honor of Halloween. Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Thing 1, Thing 2 and the walking dead joined a surprising group of peers at the Exdo Event Center over the weekend. Britt Chester broug ... More >>
Your bank balance is falling faster than leaves in autumn. But it's possible to have a blast without blowing your budget. Here are ten things to do this weekend for under $10 -- including eating breakfast for dinner, a Young Frankenstein Halloween party, and lots more. And six are absolutely free! ... More >>
Within a half hour of the 2012 High Times Denver Medical Cannabis Cup opening on Saturday, the line was already snaking down Walnut Street, around the corner, then halfway up 36th. Not surprisingly, the smell of ganja had wafted even further. This is the second time in as many years that the venera ... More >>
It's Friday, April 20, and though you may or may not have a job, we're going to get you high today. Okay, maybe not. But we are going to tell you where people in Denver will be celebrating getting high, medicated and everything in between. Below, we've compiled a list of some of the biggest events a ... More >>
Will Mondo get robbed again, or will he finally triumph? That's still the big question on the minds of loyal fashionistas across the very universe. But either way, we already know that Mondo Guerra has a bright future ahead of him.
For the second year in a row, venerable pro-pot publication High Times will be hosting the Denver Medical Cannabis Cup at the Exdo Event Center. This time, the festivities fall on the annual 4/20 stoner holiday weekend.
Last year's Goodwill-sponsored Good Exchange for Change Fashion Show and Clothing Swap, which came right on the heels of Mondo Guerra's stunning near-win on Project Runway, featured the local fashion superstar while banking on a trend-to-be: the clothing swap.
Jim WillsThe Red Ball Fashion Show filled the Exdo Event Center with good times and great fashions on Sunday night -- and all for an excellent cause, the Colorado Aids Project. CPagano was there:
This will be a weekend to remember, though I doubt I'll remember much of it. The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is at the Exdo Event Center this weekend. If you have trouble finding it, look for the rising cloud of deliciously fragrant smoke northeast of downtown.
Photos below.The High Times Medical Cannabis Cup is coming to Denver on April 2 and 3 at the Exdo Event Center. It's just the second such event the pot-smoker's favorite mag has sponsored in America -- and according to executive editor Dan Skye, heading to Denver following last year's visit t ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Get a taste of some of the town's best chefs at the National Kidney Foundation Great Chefs of the West event, with hors d'ouevres, entrees and desserts that you can sample while enjoying live music. The fun -- and feasting -- starts at 6:30 p.m. at the event runs Exdo Event Cen ... More >>
A Flickr photo.There's one week till Valentine's Day, and you'd better believe the restaurant industry knows it; our calendar is packed to overflowing this week with chocolate, wine and intimate dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead:
Even if you miss out on a Mondo t-shirt for amfAR, there are still ways to observe World AIDS Day locally. Here's how to help let the world know that HIV/AIDS isn't over, because yeah, it's not:
Project Angel Heart delivers healthy, tasty meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses -- a worthy cause if ever there was one. You can help this non-profit do its job by attending Project Angel Heart's A Taste for Life fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Exdo Event Center ... More >>
Marlowe's bartender Josh Gilette makes an Atsui cocktail with Svedka vodka.Dish, Westword's annual party celebrating the local dining scene, went down last night at the Exdo Event Center, attracting dozens of local restaurateurs, bartenders, business types, hungry eaters and thirsty drinkers. ... More >>
Dish, Westword's annual celebration of the local dining scene, will be at the Exdo Event Center from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22. More than thirty restaurants and food purveyors will be sampling their wares, including Appaloosa Grill, Apple Spice Junction, Argyll, Big Fat Cupca ... More >>
There's plenty going on this week for Fat Tuesday, but if you don't feel like abstaining for six weeks until Easter, don't fret; we've got all the indulgent food-and-drink events to keep the debauchery going for as long as you please, including Wynkoop's 2010 Beerdrinker of the Year brew. Her ... More >>
Our online Food & Drink listings include dozens of culinary events around Colorado this week, with benefits for March of Dimes and Project Angel Heart, as well as the University of Denver's inaugural DU Vin Festival. A taste of what's ahead: Through November 5: Jax Fish House in Boulder, 928 Pear ... More >>
This Golden Triangle restaurant alters its focus from deep sea to deep house.