St. Patrick's Day is almost upon us, and since the holiday falls on a Monday this year, it means a whole weekend's worth of celebrations. Whether you want to down some pints of Guinness or explore Irish cuisine and culture with your family, there are plenty of options. Here are ten great food and dr ... More >>
Whether you lay claim to an Irish heritage or not, St. Patrick's Day has become a holiday for everyone. In Colorado, we've got plenty of Celtic pride to go around, beginning with a gathering at the Molly Brown House tonight and continuing through Monday with block parties, pub crawls, parades and mo ... More >>
The Colorado Irish Festival bring bring out your Irish this weekend, July 12-14, at Littleton's Clement Park, and the nineteenth annual version of the festival promises to immerse everyone, Irish or not, in Gaelic music, dancing, sports, food, history and culture. "We're very fortunate to have a lo ... More >>
Even Darth Vader's minions got into the Irish spirit for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Along with storm troopers, leprechauns and a few well-dressed pups, tens of thousands of people saw the spectacle on Saturday morning. Westword photographer Danielle Lirette caught up with the crowds ... More >>
Get your rest. We officially start celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. The party kicks off with KTCL's Keggs & Eggs at LoDos, and it continues after the parade on Saturday at ShamRock & Roll, our massive party at the Viewhouse with Bop Skizzum, Rachel & the Kings, Calder's Revolvers and Monroe M ... More >>
The late Dale Tooley -- longtime Denver District Attorney, one-time mayoral candidate and full-time Irishman -- is remembered every year in Denver, when a downtown street is officially, if temporarily, changed to Tooley Street for St. Patrick's Day. For years, the street sign at Wazee and 17th stree ... More >>
Irish drinking songs may seem fairly simple to the casual listener. The main theme is in the title, right? These are songs concerned with alcohol of any kind, tunes in 4/4 that are easy to clap along with during St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Though that may be the kind of criteria that guides thos ... More >>
You're sure to be seeing green this weekend for St. Patrick's Day (Here's a Denver guide for St. Patrick's), but that doesn't mean you have to spend all of yours. Everything on this list costs less than $10, whether you want to drink green beer, learn about experimental film, or watch a movie about ... More >>
Much has been made of the politically incorrect sin of appropriating a culture that is not your own. From the blackface minstrel shows of the 19th Century to the hippies finding sacred Native American beads and headbands to be some pretty groovy threads, Americans have been tripping over the cultura ... More >>
After a sexy photo shoot with her accordion, Renee de la Prade got the idea of starting a calendar filled with photos of gals and their accordions. Now in its third year, the Accordion Babes pin-up calendar features a dozen sultry women and their squeezeboxes as well as an accompanying CD tha ... More >>
Want to give someone a quick feel for Denver? Walk the seven blocks of Wazee Street from Cherry Creek -- where Denver got its start when gold was discovered 150 years ago -- up to Coors Field, where the Rockies will start digging for gold in just a few weeks. There's history all along the w ... More >>
Steel Blue Sea
The Colorado Irish Festival expands in all the right ways.
While Denver itself frequently ranks in national polls for having one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day celebrations, none of our local Irish pubs ever get so much as nod from out-of-towners. Whatever, we don't need some national booze critic to tell us where to get soused. For a town this size, we h ... More >>
Snowmass does St. Patrick's Day right.
The Spirit of Ireland gets a jump on St. Patrick's Day.
The Tain (Kill Rock Stars)
Concert offers hope and help
Black Arts envelops the senses
Phil O'Goodstein will paint a picture of Denver's Irish.
Phil Coulter doesn't just wear green on St. Patrick'd Day.
The Irish rockers in the Indulgers are part of the green wave that's sweeping Colorado.
Mar. 12 - 18, 1998