Here comes the weekend, and it sounds like the good weather alone will be reason to leave your house. But all the great activities scheduled around town provide dozens of other reasons -- and many of those activities won't even cost you much. If you're looking for interesting, fun, wacky events -- h ... More >>
Denver's DJ Cavem does, in fact, spend plenty of time focusing on the "green" stuff. But his green stuff is not a reference to money or weed. Instead, his focus is on kale and being eco-friendly living. Cavem is a husband and father, a teacher, a rapper, a DJ a midwife and an innovator. While other ... More >>
Our Juneteenth Music Festival slide show depicts the fun and frolic associated with this venerable Denver event, which took place on Saturday. But afterward, there were a lot fewer smiles, and a lot more crinkled noses, because the streets where the fest took place were still piled with trash until ... More >>
This hot weekend should be an ideal time to catch a free screening of the 2009 camp murder mystery A Dark and Stormy Night and wish for rain. The sun may be beating down, but there are plenty of events that won't give your wallet a beating, from a 3D art show to outdoor festivals to PrideFest activi ... More >>
Summer is all about festivals: There's no better way to get away for a day without ever leaving town. International fests take you to faraway places right in your own back yard, others celebrate ethnic cultures, urban enthusiasms, arts-and-crafts, the joy of eating or just being yourself in a judgme ... More >>
Last weekend was jam-packed with events all around Denver. The inaugural Denver Comic Con, PrideFest, Juneteenth and Father's Day, to name just a few, brought very diverse crowds out around the city. And that meant that very different fashion styles were seen on the street -- everything from the rai ... More >>
Juneteenth. PrideFest. Denver Comic Con. The metro area is full of festivities this weekend. Some are looking to the future, some to the past -- like the fourth annual 1940s WWII Era Ball at the Boulder Airport.
There's a lot to celebrate this weekend. And whether you're celebrating gay rights, dads, seeing Old School projected on a sports field...or all three!, there's plenty of fun to be had for under $10. So get out and enjoy another eclectic Denver weekend. For a full listing of events, you can always ... More >>
Ah, the weekend is finally here and the weather is perfect for getting out and getting down. While PrideFest is probably the biggest shindig in the city this weekend, there's a bunch of other parties and celebrations happening, including Juneteenth Music Festival in Five Points, and of course there' ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, effectively ending slavery for all Americans. But the news did not reach Texas until June of 1865, when Union General Gordon Granger stormed into Galveston with 2,000 troops to tell the people of Texas that, under General Order ... More >>
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. But the news did not reach those still enslaved in Texas until June 19, 1865, when Union Major General Gordon Granger stormed into Galveston to enforce the proclamation, declaring that all slaves were free. Since then, June 18 ... More >>
A lot of big concert news this week. Really big. Emphasis on big, both in stature and some literally in name: Leonard Cohen is coming back to Colorado this fall for a date at the 1STBANK Center. Before that, though, Big Gigantic is slated to make its Red Rocks debut in September, Big K.R.I.T. will b ... More >>
Father's Day is Sunday. That's free.While most of us will be enjoying our Saturday by getting rowdy at the Westword Music Showcase, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to get thrifty with around the rest of the city. Well, provided you're into things like Pride Fest, Star ... More >>
Michael Hancock.As a teenager, Michael Hancock told Channel 4 that one day he wanted to be Denver's first black mayor. Wellington Webb beat him to that title, but still, Hancock made history with one of the strangest-ever starts to a mayoral term. He was elected to the office by a huge margin ... More >>
Juneteenth returns to Five Points with a parade and festival.