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Halloween

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    DeVotchKa Is the Perfect Halloween Band

    The tone for DeVotchKa's annual Halloween celebration was set as soon as I walked into the Boulder Theater behind a tall man with a tall, faux-bug-light apparatus attached to his head. The Boulder Theater has a capacity of 850, a far cry from the 9,500 that can fit into Red Rocks, which DeVotchKa s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Number of Halloween Trick-or-Treaters in Denver Dosed With Pot Edibles: Zero

    On Halloween, the Denver Police Department's warnings about trick-or-treaters possibly being slipped marijuana edibles reached its peak with the graphic seen here -- one that essentially suggests, against all available evidence, that pot candy could kill children. But if DPD reps hoped the #CheatThe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Behind the Scenes of a Denver Haunted House, Plus More Ways to Spend Your Halloween

    Halloween starts early in Denver -- about two weeks early, to judge by this year's slate of events -- and there's no better way to spend it than by getting good and scared at one of the city's many haunted houses. To get a better idea of all the work that goes into the scares, we sent videographer B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    See What Your City Is Doing to Crack Down on Halloween Weekend DUIs in Colorado

    Welcome to Halloween weekend, a time of fun, frivolity and, for some, getting hammered and then trying to drive home. In an attempt to prevent the latter from prompting tragedy, law-enforcement agencies all over the state are focusing on DUI enforcement -- and we've got information about what dozens ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
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    October 29, 2014

    What's for Dinner at Frasca, Mizuna and Firenze a Tavola Tonight?

    Frasca is holding a pop-up wine dinner, Mizuna will be welcoming a special guest at its wine dinner and Firenze a Tavola is getting in the Halloween spirit early with a community table "gangster" dinner. Keep reading for a taste of a trio of special events tonight. See also: Thirteen Top Spots to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    How Halloween Cover Shows Helped the Motet Become One of Colorado's Hottest Bands

    The Motet, a funk/jam outfit founded more than fifteen years ago in Boulder as the Dave Watts Motet, is well known around the country for its celebrated Halloween shows, when the band puts on a "musical costume" and plays songs from a classic artist, ranging from Prince to Michael Jackson. This year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Eight Great Local Shops For Last-Minute Halloween Costumes and Accessories

    Halloween is just around the corner, and while many a party-goer has spent months carefully crafting the perfect costume, the rest of us are still scrounging for ideas. But when that dream look finally hits, where do you go to get the best wigs, capes, feather boas and play knives before October 31? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Reader: If Anyone Gives Trick-or-Treaters Pot Edibles, It'll Be Anti-Marijuana Activists

    Our post about a Denver Police Department campaign focusing on trick-or-treaters and the possibility they might be given pot edibles for Halloween sparked fresh accusations of fear-mongering. But this reader suggests that something like this could actually happen -- although not for the reasons hype ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    A Six-Pack of Pre-Halloween Culinary Events This Week...and Two Bonus Treats

    Man does not live on dread alone. Build a base for all the Halloween parties to come at wine dinners, cocktail dinners and other deliciously decadent events this week. Keep reading for a taste of what's on the culinary calendar. See also: Five Reasons Why Halloween Won't Be the Cannapocalypse

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Reader: Paranoid Parents, Don't Send Your Obnoxious Kids Out to Beg for Candy

    Billboards have gone up around town, asking "Can you spot the pot?" They're from smartcolorado.org, of course, the leading opponent of legalized marijuana. But the Denver Police Department is also cautioning parents that their kids might be handed pot-laced candy this Halloween, and media outlets ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (4 Free!), October 24-26

    October happens to be the national month to celebrate sarcasm, pizza and being a vegetarian. So, if you've fallen behind in partaking in any of these activities, this is the weekend where you can participate in several events that will get you back on track. Add in comedy and pumpkin chucking, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Twenty of the Best Adults-Only Halloween Parties

    Halloween takes over the month of October, providing plenty of places to party and play in costume. There's a lot to do and see around the city during this spooky season; here we've compiled a list of the top twenty haunted throwdowns catering to the mature crowd. (Don't worry, we've got kid-friendl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Five Halloween Movies to Watch with Your Kids

    For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Are You a Rocky Horror Virgin? Andrew Altman Tells You What To Expect This Weekend

    For nearly forty years, the Rocky Horror Picture Show has been A popular cult classic. Originally performed as a musical and later adapted into a B-movie, midnight showings of the sexual comedy began in theaters in the '70s and continue in some cities today. With audience participation and the oppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    DU warns against Halloween costumes "making fun" of people -- administrators included

    The University of Colorado is not the only school to take a scary interest in what its students will be wearing for Halloween. Although CU's memo urging students to avoid "inaccurate and hurtful portrayals of other people's cultures" -- including any hillbilly or ghetto outfits -- has been roundly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Five best Halloween candies to give out -- don't be the cheap house!

    You really, really don't want to have the reputation of being the worst Halloween candy-giving house on the block. So don't hand out Tootsie Rolls, candy corn or those nefarious orange-and-black-wrapped chewy things. And don't even think about gifting trick-or-treaters with shwag like toothbrushes o ... 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 11, 2013

    Five worst pumpkin products this season

    Every autumn brings an interesting array of pumpkin, pumpkin spice and pumpkin pie-flavored eats and drinks -- some of which are far more palatable than others. Because every autumn, we can always count on a marketing menu of strange, unusual and even intolerable pumpkin items that somebody, somewh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats on how pumped he is to celebrate Halloween in Denver with Gwar

    Since forming nearly a decade ago, Toronto's Cancer Bats have developed an accessible, harder edged sound that comes across as rock shedding a hardcore shell, particularly on its latest release, Dead Set on Living. We recently spoke with vocalist Liam Cormier about the new album, how stoked he and h ... 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 26, 2012

    20 best family-friendly Halloween events

    Looking for somewhere safe to trick-or-treat? Want to hear some ghost stories in a haunted, old West setting? Hankering for a spot where the whole family can dress up and enjoy a little (mildly) scary entertainment? From Día de los Muertos celebrations to parties offering unlimited trips to the bou ... 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 26, 2012

    Five sluttiest Halloween costumes for teen girls

    A recent stroll through the popular teen retail store Hot Topic got me all geared up for Halloween. Seeing the skeleton jewelry, the fake blood-splattered wedding veils and tiaras and the slashed-up fake body parts gave me a warm feeling in my heart. Then I scoped the female costumes and saw some re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    3 things to do for free this week, October 22-25, 2012

    All zombie-d out from the weekend? Don't worry: There are no undead events on this list, just dead-free ones. From a bring-your-own records party to a RMCAD faculty art show to a live podcast taping and bash, you have many great ways to spend time this week -- without spending cash. (You can use all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Photos: Sugarlicious stocks scary Halloween treats

    Nothing says "Halloween is here!" like skeletal Hello Kitty tins filled with sour-orange, bone-shaped candies. Sure, the candies themselves are nothing more than boring Sweet Tarts, but this time of year, it's all about the presentation. Sugarlicious, a sweet shop in Cherry Creek, not only has great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Reader: You know you're from Colorado when your Halloween costume is snow-proof

    What marks a resident of this state? Our Latest Word blog just served up You Know You're From Colorado When Tumblr top ten, which includes this as number seven: You never understood why the Fellowship in LOTR had so many issues crossing the pass, when you trudge through that kind of snow every day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, November 18-20, 2011

    It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church. ​Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Halloween is free on South Gaylord Street for humans and pets alike

    Flickr​Denver blog posts aren't usually this scary. Things to Do in Denver When You're Broke touts the free Halloween celebration on South Gaylord Street, complete with a pet parade. It's B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Boxer). At People's Press Collective, ColoradoPeakPolitics shares the many mask ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Before you trick-or-treat, consider: Is sugar a gateway drug?

    ​Trick-or-treating always seemed so harmless. Sure, candy isn't great for your teeth -- but are those little morsels of sugary-goodness more sinister than we ever imagined? A common argument against marijuana is that it's a "gateway drug" -- but what if Halloween candy is, too? After all, long ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
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    October 25, 2011

    Reader: The zombie craze is far from dead

    ​Are zombies done? Yes, we know it's not that easy to get rid of the undead...but the commercialization of the undead? That's something else entirely. Yesterday, thinking longingly of the days when slutty nurse costumes ruled, Jef Otte declared enough with the zombies already -- and offered up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, October 21-23, 2011

    Brain-dead ballerinas on the 2010 Zombie Crawl.​This weekend is all about spooky running and walking, apparently -- with both Scream Scram and the Zombie Crawl lighting up the 16th Street Mall with masked, athletic nuts. If that's not really your thing, don't worry, because we've also got some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Ten DIY robot costumes you can make for Robot Prom --or Halloween

    ​Robot Prom is just two days away, which means you'll need to get your metalic ass in gear if you want to have the most radical costume of the night -- or for Halloween two weeks later. To help you out, we've compiled the best DIY robot costumes we could find online (with instructions). So get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Top five creepy mini-things at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys

    J. WohletzIt is way too soon for this crap to be vintage.​ The only things more creepy than miniatures, dolls and toys that are supposed to be creepy are ones that are unintentionally disturbing. And the kindly volunteers who worked this weekend were blissfully unaware of the darkly bizarre ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    24 Best Denver Halloween Parties, 2010

    Cop that Ghostly Sounds LP now!​Halloween weekend is just a few days away, and Denver is overflowing with ghostly activities. We know it's a daunting to keep track of all the events, so we've compiled a handy list of two-dozen ways for you to get your Halloween on. Whether you're interested in ... More >>

  • 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

    November 2, 2009

    At Club Posh, the fun ends when the gunfire starts

    Photo by Drew JaynesSome of the revelers at the Club Posh grand opening in February -- none of whom were injured in the drinking of this beverage.​Club Posh, at 4040 E. Evans, debuted on February 20, and judging by our slideshow from opening night, a good time was had by all. But the fun was l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Zombie Crawlers get $1,000 bill -- for cleaning up fake blood

    A Flickr photo"I don't care if real blood is easier to clean up than the fake kind..."​This past weekend's Zombie Crawl on the 16th Street Mall (captured in this slideshow) was a huge success on every level for the bash's founder, Daniel Newman. But that doesn't mean it was cheap. After spendi ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009
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    October 20, 2009

    What the crappy treats you give out on Halloween say about you

    ​At first, handing out lame treats on Halloween seems like a victimless crime. Kids are already getting bags of candy as it is, so what's the harm with one fewer awesome treat. Part of the harm is that they're not the victim, really--you are. You, your house, your cars, your trees, your pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Kenny Be's Yard Arteology: Halloween killed by cultural crapification

    click image to enlarge​ The yard pictured above clearly showcases how "American Crapitalism" has ruined the world's best holiday. Halloween is an ancient autumnal ritual of impersonating the dead and tossing bones into bonfires to placate evil spirits. It is celebrated on October 31, because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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

    September 10, 2009

    Candy Girls: Pumpkin Spice Kisses

    Liz Kellermeyer​During last year's introduction of Hershey's autumn-themed candies, we tested the Candy Corn Kisses and found them tastier than expected, though tooth-achingly sweet. This year, the Pumpkin Spice Kisses lured us into buying them off an early Halloween rack being prepared at Target. ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 13, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: Tricks and Treats

    The author's inspiration. Given all that has happened this week, it’s easy to forget that Halloween was just last Friday. But I haven’t forgotten. Sure, there was some kind of election this week that might just change the face of America, and even the world, but we’re talking about Halloween ... More >>

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