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Halloween

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    At least 386 DUI busts in Colorado over Halloween, final numbers will be higher

    New data is out in regard to DUI enforcement over Halloween, and the numbers show 386 confirmed arrest for driving under the influence took place in Colorado during the reporting period, with a hefty percentage of them taking place in Aurora and Denver. We've got the breakdown below. While the 386 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Halloween: Geekdom's official holiday

    Everyone has their holiday. Romantics love Valentine's Day. For Christians and capitalists, nothing satisfies like Christmas. And geeks? For us, Halloween is as good as it gets. If there was an official holiday of geek culture, Halloween would definitely be it. See also: How Stephen King scared me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    "Slutty" costumes: Enough with the Halloween shaming of grown women

    The Internet was made for judging. It sort of functions the same way that passing notes detailing a fellow eighth-grader's period mishap used to, except the shit-talking is done on the world's stage, and can be as vitriolic and hateful as the author chooses. (It can even be anonymous, in the case of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Coming of age with 21 drinks: Extra spooky Halloween edition at Double Daughter's

    Halloween is associated with three things: monsters and ghosts wandering the streets, bags and bags of candy, and alcohol poisoning. That's because once we grow past trick-or-treating age, Jaeger and Miller replace Hershey's and Reese's for many of us. But your oh-so-clever Jersey Shore costume does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Fifteen fun, family-friendly Halloween happenings in Denver

    Halloween is less than two weeks away, and the Mile High City is already in the mood for spooky celebrations. From not-so-scary haunted train rides to pumpkin-carving contests, bouncy castles, skydiving demonstrations and, of course, a whole lot of candy, we've rounded up some great family-friendly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    The twenty goriest and most gruesome Halloween cakes (and one very disturbing baby cake video)

    There's gross -- and there's gross anatomy, the deeply gruesome and gory body parts that hit the table on Halloween, the one day of the year when demonic bakers emerge from their caldrons and devise recipes that make your stomach turn green. The cakes on the following pages, all allegedly edible, ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Haunted Houses 101: Q&A with Stephen Graham Jones

    A known proponent of all things spook and horror, Stephen Graham Jones is a professor of writing at the University of Colorado Boulder. Highlighting his curricular activities this past summer: ENGL 3246 -201: Zombie Renaissance - Pop. Culture. If he's able to bring that into the halls of academia, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Halloween in Denver: Where to go, what to do

    While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Photos: Top twenty Halloween confession memes

    What deep, dark secret about Halloween do you keep hidden 364 days a year, but let out of its cage today? That's the topic explored on the Halloween Memes tumblr. Look below to see our favorite submissions to the site -- the funniest, the strangest, the ones that seem most universal. The results are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween and more beer on the calendar this week

    Despite its ongoing fight with the city, El Diablo will be hosting its annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Tuesday, October 30. And that's not the only spooky event on the culinary calendar -- there are plenty of Halloween parties that should be a real treat. Here's a taste of what's on the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    3 things to do for free this week, October 29-November 1, 2012

    Now that you're past the age where you can dress up in a costume and knock on people's doors to get candy, you need to use other ways to get things for free this Halloween week. So we've found three All Hallow's Eve-themed events that won't deplete your wallet, from screenings of classic horror movi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Photos: Wacky Halloween treats from Rocket Fizz

    Colorado is home to the highest number of Google searches for Halloween treats, according to NBC's Today; fortunately, the Centennial State has plenty of places to get our sugar rush. And we just acquired one more: A second Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop (the original is at 1512 Larimer Street) h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Twenty best Halloween costumes at Down & Derby

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, October 28-30, 2011

    ​This weekend is all about one thing: Halloween. While there are a couple things you can do without stretching your costume muscles, nearly all of the events happening are related to Halloween in some way. If you don't like the holiday, you best hit up the video store and stock up on full seas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    A dozen cost-effective (read: cheap) music-related costume ideas for Halloween

    ​Sometimes, you just don't have the cash lying around to splurge on that expensive Halloween costume. Fear not, young heathens! We have compiled a list of costumes for you that cost nearly nothing. In fact, you probably have the materials lying around the house. Click through for some ideas. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Top five Halloween candies from the Dollar Tree

    J. WohletzThese nasty little chews should be illegal.​It's another holiday season of broke-ass broke-ness, but I can still celebrate Halloween with the finest tricky treats that the Dollar Tree has to offer. I found some surprisingly boss candies between the aisles of off-off-off brand toilet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Sad Halloween costume of the day: The $5 debit card fee costume

    If you're kind of nerdy, which is totally fine, you're probably already thinking about what you want to wear for Halloween, whether you sport your costume at a party or at home on your sofa while you wait for packs of eight-year-olds to knock on your door. As a public service, we at Show and Tell a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    In honor of Halloween, here are our five favorite theremin cover songs

    The theremin is a choice instrument for making spooky Halloween sounds. Case in point, this collection of theremin cover songs, in which a slew of popular tunes immediately become significantly more creepy after being filtered through the completely awesome but frightening device. It's one of our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Halloween weekend roundup for Denver area -- and Uncle Sam says to vote on Tuesday!

    Full Shikes below.​We're in the Halloween spirit at Westword -- especially managing editor Jonathan "Uncle Sam" Shikes. And you can join in with the click of a mouse. Check out our overflowing Halloween events page, our lists of the top 16 Denver Halloween parties for people who'd rather eat a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Top 16 Denver Halloween parties for people who'd rather eat

    ​If you're looking for something to do this Halloween weekend but enjoy good food over dipping a ladle into a bowl of spiked punch with eyeballs floating in it, these parties may be just right for you. (Don't see your Halloween food event listed here? Hype your party in the comments section!)

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Spooky eats and creepy drinks

    A Flickr photo.​The food scene is getting in on the Halloween fun; on this week's calendar, you'll find several restaurants hosting special Halloween dinners and parties (and keep checking Cafe Society for our top Halloween picks). But there's much more beyond the ghouls and goblins -- here's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Five most unnerving Halloween candy commercials

    Oh hi. I have "fort" in my house. you should come check it out. Alone.​For the next few weeks our favorite candy companies -- or at least the ones that spend the most on TV advertising -- will be shoving their chocolately, peanut butter and nouget-filled ads down our throats. Yes, it's the hig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Motet to reopen Cervantes' with Halloween greatest hits show

    ​January 22 and 23, the Motet will be reopening the newly refurbished Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom with a couple of shows highlighting the best moments from past Halloween shows. In case you aren't familiar, the group's Halloween tradition is to "dress up" as some of their favorite bands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Over the (long) weekend: Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Munly & the Lupercalians at the Bluebird

    Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Munly & the Lupercalians Thursday, December 31, 2009 Bluebird Theater Better Than: Any number of lame New Year's parties occurring around Denver. A wooden pier constructed outside of the Bluebird Theatre seemed odd and out of place. It would prove to be a premonition se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Boulder cops thrilled with low-key Mall Crawl, Naked Pumpkin Run

    "Thank you for not arresting us!"​In the weeks leading up to Halloween, the Boulder Police Department worked overtime to prevent a chaotic revival of the Mall Crawl tradition that peaked in the late '80s and early '90s, and warned possible participants in the annual Naked Pumpkin Run that they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Ugly Betty, looking good at Lola

    Nancy LevineUgly Betty, looking good -- if blurry -- at Lola.​There wasn't a Balloon Boy in sight, but Ugly Betty would no doubt have blown away any Heene outfit at Saturday's Halloween costume contest at Lola. Perhaps in deference to the site of the contest, the coastal Mexican restaurant lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    The Naked Pumpkin Run turns into the Not-Quite-Naked Pumpkin Stroll

    The caption on this photo from the "Don't Taze Me, Br09" Facebook page reads: "Ladies and Germs, I give you the destroyer of the Naked Pumpkin Run, Mr Mark Beckner, our lovely Chief of Police :)"​Over the past few years, no one had to wonder if Boulder's Naked Pumpkin Run had taken place -- bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    This isn't a trick: Chipotle is bringing back free food on Halloween

    ​It's back: Chipotle is giving away free food on Halloween eve. The Denver-based burrito chain has done this annually, though it's kept the offer a little more quiet in recent years. But we may as well shout it out: From 6 p.m. until close, customers can get a free burrito, naked burrito bowl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009
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    October 29, 2009
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    October 29, 2009
  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Ten band inspired costume ideas

    ​Halloween, the time when adults decide to don their favorite witty getups, whether it be the intellectual "Freudian slip" or the pop culture driven "Christian Bale Yelling." We're sure some of you are short on ideas, so we've compiled a list of band inspired costumes to wear to your favorite part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: New tracks from the Epilogues and the Photo Atlas

    ​Yesterday, we told you about this Friday's split CD release party featuring the Photo Atlas and the Epilogues. Today we present you with a track from each of the bands for free download. The full split, titled the Friendship EP, will obviously be available at the show, and features the Photo Atla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Screw Candy: What rich people should give out on Halloween

    ​Pop quiz, hotshot. You've got the wealth of Bill (or at least Antonio) Gates, but you live in a neighborhood that doesn't wall-out or otherwise secure your house from casual trick-or-treating. You love Halloween, and you want your house to be legendary. You don't want to go crazy here--no Op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Ghoul-d eats, drinks at Interstate's Haunted Highway shindig

    ​Don't have any plans for Halloween night? How about partying while getting your eat and drink on at the same time? Interstate Kitchen and Bar is hosting a "Haunted Highway" Halloween party on Saturday from 9 p.m. until close with unlimited food and premium well drinks for $30 per person. The ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009
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    October 20, 2009

    Twitter Tuesday: Halloween Twitpoll

    We hope we can find a party this cool...​Halloween is rapidly approaching and we're already a-quiver with excitement. Next to New Year's Eve, Halloween is probably the biggest excuse of the year for adults to go out and act foolish and immature -- good times! We can't wait to see the parade of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Gorillas, pumpkin beer and more gorillas make the Wynkoop the place to be on Halloween

    Bananas kick off the Gorilla Run.​Halloween is always a big day at the Wynkoop Brewing Co., because the pub celebrates its birthday that day (it's 21 years old this year) and because of the annual Denver Gorilla Run, a 5.6K race in which everyone dresses up as a gorilla and raises money to sup ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009
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    October 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Boulder Police on why they want to reign in the Mall Crawl and Naked Pumpkin Run

    Once upon a time on Halloween, the Pearl Street Mall crawled like this.​The Facebook campaign to resurrect the Boulder Mall Crawl, a Halloween tradition that was put down in 1991 because crowds in the tens of thousands got a wee bit too rowdy, is dead -- if it was ever alive. On Wednesday, Rya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Ryan Van Duzer on the Boulder cops -- and the aborted revival of the Boulder Mall Crawl

    Ryan Van Duzer.​Ryan Van Duzer thought it'd be a lot of fun to bring back the Boulder Mall Crawl -- so he and a friend, Jonathan Sackheim, put up a Facebook page a year ago urging people to gather on the Pearl Street Mall on Halloween and get into the spirit of an event that was halted in 1991 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Today's featured event: No mere mortal can resist/The evil of the Thriller!

    ​Though Thrill the World dance events circled the globe last October (and in L.A., as our cousins at the L.A. Weekly reported), there's no doubt that Michael Jackson's untimely passing this year will spark even more interest among people who want to emulate MJ's famous Thriller moves in public ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    A Thriller, Thriller Night

    No mere mortal can resist/The evil of the Thriller.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Grave Decisions

    Click here or on the cartoon thumbnail to see a larger image; it'll take a few seconds. Is it any wonder that Halloween and Election Day fall so close together on the calendar? The two holidays are so similar. First there's the heavy reliance on yard art. Both require months for participants to tra ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 8, 2007

    Atomic Cowboy

    Back in the saddle again.

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