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 >>
Fashion is never finished. For many, the new year signals the start of a cycle of goals dedicated to self-improvement and personal passions. One of those individuals is Erika Gamez, a student at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and a violinist whom we spotted in Writer Square because of h ... More >>
While temperatures were certainly frigid this past weekend, some people managed to remain stylish even in this cruel climate. One was Vladimir Von, a graphic designer from California who uses buttons, studs and patches to create his own look. Keep reading to find out what music Von is into, where he ... 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 >>
For the Halloween-phobic, we've still got plenty to do this weekend, including a craft event, race watching and dancing. It's First Friday to boot, so you should have plenty to keep you busy, all for less than $10 per event. For a complete guide to this weekend, go to westword.com/calendar.
We never ran into Dr. Livingstone last Saturday in the urban jungle, but we did see a lot of art during the district-wide RiNo Art Safari open studio artwalk event, a generous come-on to the public by artists and gallerists into River North Art District. During the space of only a couple of h ... More >>
Unibrow, away!Four the last four years running, the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council's gallery on Santa Fe has done an annual show dedicated to Frida Kahlo, queen of the surrealist self-portrait and owner of the most celebrated unibrow of all time. This year, though, the gallery is doing i ... More >>
Colorado is crawling with mascots. It's been two weeks since the Discover Colorado Rally -- plenty of time for all Colorado summer vacation planners to have studied up for today's pop quiz. Provide the name and attraction associated with each of the mascots pictured below...
All hail. Since it's a well known scientific fact that the mustache is the best and most manly form of facial hair, let's start with a definition: A mustache consists of hair grown in some form above the mouth -- but not below it; i.e., if you have hair on your chin, you do not have a mustach ... More >>
Theme parties serve many essential purposes, adding an element of the theatrical to drinking in your backyard, allowing your inner creativity and Cher wig to flow, and providing an excuse to wear spandex pants (or no pants' no one judges at a theme party). Looking to go beyond the Ugly Sweat ... More >>
The panoramic songwriting of Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes has gained the attention of critics and peers alike and lead to her recurring opening gigs on the 2008 Radiohead tour. Drawing on her rich imagination for inspiration, Khan's songs tap into the language and imagery of collective myths, a ... More >>
Though I (and a bunch of Highland neighborhood fans, in particular) felt sad last December when Joy Barrett closed the doors of her Studio Bead emporium on 32nd Avenue, I was relieved that Barrett was planning on continuing one annual Studio Bead tradition. Beads, Braids & Brows: A FridaStyle ... More >>
Just don't expect an all-gabacho patrol.
Sally Stockhold channels female icons.
Art aficionados celebrate First Frida Day.
Make a break to Colorado Springs. No, you don't have to be religious.
Local filmmakers bust out the guts and gore for Halloween.
Fortune smiles on Lemony Snicket's unfortunate event.
Theatre Group, Theatre on Broadway
Painted Bread comes out both flavorful and dry.
Dance festival gets above it all
Manos Folk Art
Brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
Julie Taymor and Salma Hayek paint a spectacular portrait of Frida Kahlo.
Denver's film fest looks forward and back.
Mexico's most popular rock-en-español band, Jaguares, couldn't care less about livin' la vida loca.
The Museo de las Américas hosts a Rivera show and unveils its plans for a new building.