Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>
Aspen International Fashion Week promises to be a fun-filled event showcasing world-renowned designers who make cold weather fashion hip. One of those designers is Leonard Gorski, founder and designer of Gorski Furs, who will present the Winter 14/15 collection at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, March 14 on t ... More >>
Inviting the audience to work with musicians, dancers and performance artists in intimate, one-on-one shows, Tara Rynders, creator of You & Me, has seen great success across Colorado since she started her site-specific interactive perforcmances in 2011. The dancer has also taken her show on the road ... More >>
The fifth annual Hot Rocks Griller Challenge heats up this evening at Elway's Cherry Creek, 2500 East First Avenue. The party, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., pits fifteen of Denver's top chefs against each other in a friendly competition benefiting the Denver Health Foundation. See also: - Slideshow: ... More >>
Update: We have a winner of our Trillium Norway dinner! Last week, we asked Cafe Society commenters to guess how many pounds of gravlax, on average, chef Ryan Leinonen serves in a month at Trillium. Congrats to sixfeetofsnow, who guessed fifteen pounds of gravlax. The actual number is thirty, a lot ... More >>
Bad news for Animal Collective fans. We just received word that the band will not be coming to Denver as planned this Friday, March 22. The reason: Avey Tare (aka David Portner) is suffering from a severe case of strep throat and is unable to perform. No word yet on when the date will be rescheduled ... More >>
Trillium, 2134 Larimer Street, is hosting a four-course dinner tonight paired with beer and wine and inspired by the cuisine of Finland. This is the second in a monthly series celebrating the heritage of Scandinavia.
The Rocky Mountain French American Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual Beaujolais and Beyond Food & Wine Festival at Infinity Park Event Center this Thursday, November 15. The fundraiser features more than twenty local restaurants, and participating chefs will take part in a culinary chall ... More >>
Formed in 1996, Nightwish gained instant popularity in its native Finland with the 1997 release of its first album, Angels Fall First. Eventually, Nightwish achieved international success with album sales in excess of over eight million worldwide, yet Nightwish has struggled to achieve popularity an ... More >>
Airistotle -- a.k.a. Matt Burns of New York City -- won the U.S. Air Guitar Championships on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Bluebird Theater and now is Finland-bound for the global championships. This year was the first year Denver hosted the finals, after hosting a regional event last year. "This i ... More >>
So by now you've probably heard the news: The tenth annual US Air Guitar competition is about to get under way, and the national finals are slated to take place in Denver on Saturday, July 21, at the Bluebird Theater. The culmination of a dozen separate regional events, which kick off on Friday, J ... More >>
Neon Indian (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater) got a boost early in its career by online media, and by the time of the act's first album, Psychic Chasms was released, there was a pretty big buzz around his blend of synth-driven, R&B inflected pop songs. Alan Palomo and company went on to tour wit ... More >>
Ken Kodys is no stranger to victory. In 2009, the Boston native, who was then tending bar at Bacaro, in Boulder, created a memorable cocktail ironically called Amnesia that took the whole kit and caboodle in the DeKuyper Mix Master Bartender contest at the Denver Food & Wine Festival. Earlier this ... More >>
Children of Bodom (due tomorrow night at the Gothic Theater) formed in 1993 in the Finnish town of Espoo. Lead guitarist and singer Alexi Laiho and drummer Jaska Raatikainen formed the band around the age of fourteen under the name Inearthed. By the time the outfit released its debut album, 1997's S ... More >>
Yeah, Colorado weather is finally letting us know that winter is coming. But that doesn't mean you can't go out and have fun this weekend. We've rounded up dance parties, a creepy holiday movie, and even a Miami-themed Golden Girls shindig to get you through the chilly weekend. And all for under ten ... More >>
The first-ever Roller Derby World Cup gets underway today in Toronto at 5 p.m. EST (that's 3 p.m. here in Denver), kicking off with a Canada vs. France bout. The entire tournament is being webcast live at www.DerbyNewsNetwork.com, and DNN is calling Team USA the "prohibitive favorite," thanks in no ... More >>
We know it's kind of torturous of us to keep showing you the new trailers for this year's forthcoming ski and snowboard porn in the middle of July, but we just can't help ourselves. Keystone and Breckenridge get some love in The Grand Bizarre, this year's film from Poor Boyz Productions, whic ... More >>
It's been a good week for Ryan Leinonen, the former chef de cuisine at Colt & Gray -- and a former alum of Root Down and The Kitchen in Boulder. Just two days ago, Leinonen inked a deal on a new space at 2138 Larimer Street, a burgeoning food-centric block that already struts a collection of ... More >>
Linkin Park does not need an introduction. From Hybrid Theory to their newest album, A Thousand Suns, LP has continued to progress and grow as a band, giving its eager fan-base something to look forward to with every new release. In advance of the band's show this Saturday, February 26 at t ... More >>
Home for the holidays!As estranged family members start trickling into town this weekend for the holidays, chances are you're looking for something to do to show off this great city. You're probably also trying to do it on the cheap so you can save up for some awesome last minute gifts (or pa ... More >>
Dr. Robert Melamede.Cannabis Science Inc., a Colorado Springs company, wants to boost the cannabis-based pharmaceutical industry in the United States. But rather than focusing solely on investors in America, the firm is putting a big emphasis on Europe. Right now, according to president and ... More >>
In the U.S., we've got Barney, a big, purple weenie of a dinosaur who sings saccharine platitudes about loving everybody. In Finland, they get Hevisaurus, a band of dinosaurs that perform heavy metal for kids. Finland 1, USA 0.
What writer wouldn't want to cover the Olympics? The glitz, the glamor and the high-profile nature of the gig are just about irresistible, regardless of your feelings about winter sports. I mean, I'd jump at the opportunity, and I couldn't care less about skiing, skating and curling. Well, cu ... More >>
Nine people have reportedly died in a shooting at the Kauhajoki, Finland school seen here. During their 5:30 a.m. news segment, channels 4 and 9 announced a "BREAKING NEWS" item -- but as it turned out, the news broke a long way from here. It involved reports of a school shooting in Kauhajoki, Fin ... More >>
Cheer on your favorites at the US Air Guitar Championship regional competition.
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It took a songwriting contest for these Fins to earn respect in their homeland.
This intriguing map from Strange Maps correlates the GDPs of various U.S. states with those of similarly productive foreign countries. Our home state matches up with Finland, which leads to some interesting comparisons. We here in Colorado are used to hearing about our inability to fund higher ed, h ... More >>
This Norwegian trio’s latest album is a valentine to the Bible’s biggest bad boy.
Wednesday, April 26, Ogden Theatre, 1-866-468-7621.
Mi and L'au's quiet songs speak volumes.
Ville Valo wants to reach the masses in more ways than one.
Time to float your goat
From laptops to insects to wineglasses, j.frede's sonic experiments leave no sound untweaked.
Still a big thinker, Dallas Wayne holds out for honky-tonk.
Ron Judish Fine Arts serves up some beefcake in Horse.