Humboldt. Farm.Fish.Wine just opened last week at 1700 Humboldt Street, but it's wasting no time becoming a contributing part of the community. From 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, it's hosting a benefit for flood relief. For $35 -- ticket proceeds go to Colorado Flood Relief and the American Re ... More >>
The only thing rising faster than the floodwaters this past weekend are the natural urges of Coloradans to help out. The best source for information we've found is Help Colorado Now, a partnership between the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Voluntary Orga ... More >>
Despite the growing trend against cannabis use at the start of the last century, certain ethnic groups without any stigma were using cannabis as a medical herb. Among these early medical marijuana fans were the Swedes, of which there was a sizable Colorado population in the 1890s. This find from an ... More >>
While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy continues to swamp the Northeast, several Denver restaurants are doing their bit to help provide aid. Jax Fish House will be hosting a weekend scallop special featuring produce caught by fishermen affected by the storm; Central Bistro and Bar is serving free dr ... More >>
Friday night is Burger Night at both Marczyk Fine Foods locations -- 770 East 17th Avenue and 5100 East Colfax Avenue. The stores serve up beef from Niman Ranch on brioche buns from City Bakery, with all the fixings, for $6.99. And tonight's grill-out will help raise funds for Red Cross Disaster R ... More >>
Woody Creek Bakery & Cafe will donate ten percent of sales from all eight of its locations to the Red Cross wildfire relief fund today.
Colorado's urge to do something, anything, to help those affected by the wildfires has spread like, well, wildfire. Caravans of cars have descended on Colorado Springs, heading right past that IKEA sign on I-25, with piles of donated goods for victims of the Waldo Canyon fire. If the state were fi ... More >>
As firefighters continue to tackle the wildfires ravaging large portions of the state, local communities are searching for ways to provide aid, even from hours away. In Denver, a handful of local live music venues and companies have already stepped up to launch shows to benefit fire relief efforts - ... More >>
"We will rebuild Majestic Drive." These are the words of Terry Rector, a Colorado Springs lawyer who gathered with a number of others who also lived on Majestic (map here), before the area was devastated by the Waldo Canyon fire. Yesterday, photographer Brandon Marshall spent the day in the Spring ... More >>
Pizza Republica, Rio Grande and Larkburger have begun donation programs to aid victims of the High Park, Waldo Canyon and Flagstaff fires and the firefighters trying to contain them. And here are two more ways to dine out for the cause. If you know of any others, please share them in the comments se ... More >>
Today through Sunday, $2 from every Westword Music Showcase ticket sold will go to the Red Cross for High Park fire relief efforts. If you haven't bought your tickets for the June 23 showcase, you can do so now through Sunday and help a good cause. You can buy tickets here: Westword Music Showcase t ... More >>
In an effort to aid victims affected by the High Park fire outside of Fort Collins, Larkburger will donate 10 percent of sales from all seven of its locations to the Red Cross today. "It's a community that we live and work in, so this fundraiser has a little more weight for us," says spokeswoman Sa ... More >>
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Pezzner plays Appaloosa tonight.The underground scene will be poppin' this Friday night with two back-to-back residencies sharing space. Seattle's Pezzner (Om/Freerange records) will share the stage with Sound Advice, the Tableist and Blood Beat, and Matt'e (aka Garret) at Appaloosa Grill. (9 ... More >>
In case you aren't going to see Chuck Sheen spit tiger blood all over the crowd tonight at Wells Fargo, there are plenty of other things to entertain you this fine evening. Not that Chaz isn't worth dropping a sizeable stack of loot to see if he WINS! or loses, but just in case you'd rather rock or ... More >>
Bring on the dirty for Friday night! And by dirty, we mean dirtybird label's own Claude Von Stroke and J. Philip getting down at the Gothic tonight night. Get your minimal house & techno fix -- also warming up is Denver's own Bones. ($25 at the door, presales on Ticketmaster, 18 , 8 p.m.- 3 a ... More >>
Update: The Indian Gulch fire near Golden is a top wildfire priority nationally; at this writing, it's in the number one slot on the feds' Inciweb.org website. And while the winds that were helping to fuel the blaze have died down to a significant degree, they did significant damage, increas ... More >>
Over the past week, Ototo Food and Wine Bar, Izakaya Den and Sushi Den have raised over $50,000 for the Japanese Red Cross. Each of the restaurants will have donation buckets out for the rest of the month, so that diners can make direct contributions to relief efforts. But from 6 to 8 p.m. t ... More >>
If you've been inclined to pitch in for the victims of the Japanese earthquake but haven't known how to do it, there are a few different options this week. One involves playing Rock Band on stage, one involves chip tunes, another involves Taiko drumming and still another is for fans of hip-ho ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Denver restaurants are rallying to aid Japan; here are some of the local benefits: Ototo Food and Wine (www.facebook.com/ototoden), Izakaya Den (www.izakayaden.net) and Sushi Den (www.facebook.com/sushiden) will host fundraisers through Saturday, March 19. A portion of dinner ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Japan may be halfway around the world, but you can help earthquake relief efforts here in Denver: Several restaurants are hosting benefit events that start today. Ototo Food and Wine (www.facebook.com/ototoden), Izakaya Den (www.izakayaden.net) and Sushi Den (www.facebook.com/ ... More >>
Getting ready for the long month ahead.In terms of reasons to justify what some negative Nancies would call your "excessive drinking" but you would call your "spirit of festivity," February has been a pretty lean month, leaving you with little to toast to but the bitter disenchantment of a li ... More >>
Madison McKinley.Last week, we introduced you to Vail's Madison McKinley, aka The Bachelor's vampire girl -- so dubbed because of the fangs she had implanted after joining an NYC vamp club. Part of last night's episode involved a public service announcement for the American Red Cross encourag ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Tonight at Vita, 1575 Boulder Street, the restaurant is offering two-for-one wine by the glass -- with more than twenty varieties to choose from -- plus $3 draft beers and $4 well cocktails to benefit Sports for a Cause.
During times of trouble like this, it's heartening to see the outpouring of support. After the jump, we've posted all the benefits we're aware of that have been organized by local artists and cultural organizations that are pitching in to help. And rest assured, we'll be adding even more as we hear ... More >>
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
"Shmuck" is too kind a term for the type of bogus charity collectors who tend to crop up after disasters of the size and scope of the one currently rolling out in grisly slow motion across Haiti, a country that was hardly in the best shape even before an earthquake struck earlier this week. So is " ... More >>
A Flickr photoOpen wide...A new Associated Press-Petside.com poll reveals that 63 percent of dog owners and 53 percent of cat owners surveyed would be at least "somewhat likely" to perform CPR on their pets in the event of an emergency. But undoubtedly the number of people who'd actually know ... More >>
The Red Cross hosts a disaster-filled treasure hunt.
This American Red Cross benefit is delectable.
Thank You for Smoking's satire falls short of incendiary.
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The Outer Limits
Several short works create a thought-provoking blend.
Dark Millennia Studios
Colorado charities face a crisis in the aftermath of September 11.
Are we having funds yet?
Denver restaurants band together to raise money for victims of terror.
Area restaurants pitch in for patriotism.
Colorado has become one of the country's hubs for teaching, and learning, how to feel bad.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.