Civic Center Park is ready for its close-up tonight, when the Civic Center Conservancy, Historic Denver Inc. and Denver Parks and Recreation will share a 2012 State Honor Award for their Civic Center work during Colorado Preservation's awards at History Colorado. Although Civic Center has already ... More >>
Downtown Denver will soak up another brewery this fall when Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery opens at 20th and Lawrence streets, next to the 20th Street Café and just blocks from Great Divide Brewing and several other breweries. Two years in the planning, Jagged Mountain (named for a peak in the San ... More >>
Editor's note: Election day is near, and if you haven't voted early, you have decisions ahead of you, not the least of which is whether to vote at all, as Josiah Hesse postulates in "Your vote doesn't matter: Why there are better things to do on election day." Hesse's colleague, Chris Utterback, tak ... More >>
Curious Theatre Company opened its new season on September 1 with the regional premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which is both a pure adrenalin rush and a significant aesthetic experience. Chad Deity breaks through the fourth wall like a hurricane and has the audi ... More >>
Summer's over -- well, at least according to the time-tested, seasonal benchmark, the annual passing of Labor Day. Of course it still feels like we might burst into flames at any moment, but whatever. The Taste of Colorado has foist its parade of also-rans upon us and Phish has now come and gone, bo ... More >>
Denver allows camping for shoppers but not for homeless people with nowhere to go. At least that was last week's message from Occupy Denver during protests about allowing Sports Authority shoppers to camp out for bargains months after the city began enforcing its urban camping ban, which prohibits t ... More >>
While the biggest EDM event this weekend is Burning Man, if you're staying behind in Colorado, you don't have to feel left out. You can head up to Happy Ass Ranch at Lake George for Freeman Festival, a free festival with over twelve hours of music daily and nearly 100 DJs, or you can hit up Pitch a ... More >>
The ink! Coffee location at 1590 Little Raven Street will be giving away one scoop of free ice cream per person on Sunday to celebrate the expansion of its business, which will soon sell Sweet Action and Little Man ice cream.
A Taste of Colorado will return to Civic Center Park this weekend for its twenty-ninth year of fun and serious food. Seriously: The Taste features more than sixty food vendors cooking and selling their fare. Interest in eating your way through Labor Day weekend? We thought so. Keep reading for deta ... More >>
At this time last year, tents were already lined up outside the Sports Authority store at 10th and Broadway in anticipation of Sniagrab, the annual sale getting underway the Saturday prior to Labor Day. But that was before Occupy Denver popped up four blocks north on Broadway, and before the city pa ... More >>
I've lived in Washington Park for about sixteen years -- long before it became trendy and long after the corner markets on South Gaylord had disappeared into the abyss, making way for (mostly) lackluster bars and restaurants, uppity boutiques and wine bottle shops (that part, I like). But corner ma ... More >>
Colorado will see more camping music festivals this year than ever before, and we've compiled a comprehensive and organized list so you know which ones to attend, if you can't make them all. We've even rated them based on several very important factors from location, to price, to music. Take a gande ... More >>
Burning Man is hands-down the biggest celebration of life, art, music and culture that America has ever seen. The week-long event held in the days leading up to Labor Day in the Black Rock Desert -- roughly 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada -- will have approximately 50,000 people in attendance this y ... More >>
Andrew Weil, head of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, had a long-held conviction that food could be both healthy and tasty enough to be served in a restaurant. But convincing Sam Fox, head of Fox Restaurant Concepts -- which owns NoRTH in Cherry Creek and Bloom in FlatIrons -- that the t ... More >>
Update by Michael Roberts: Many observers felt confident that former Denver Broncos defender Perrish Cox would be found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman last year. After all, DNA evidence showed that he had impregnated her. But moments ago, a jury acquitted Cox of the charges -- a ... More >>
When Dixons Downtown Grill shuttered last Labor Day, it left an enviable plot of restaurant real estate in its wake. Numerous restaurateurs and chefs eyed the behemoth space -- which has since been divided into two separate entities -- but luck was on the side of a Louisville-based restaurant called ... More >>
First came the 1940s WWII-Era Ball, which has been transporting revelers back to the time of big bands and brave boys in uniform since 2009. Then there was the Big Band Christmas Ball, a sentimental throwback to the holiday season that started in 2010. And now organizer and vintage enthusiast ... More >>
Occupy SNIAGRAB!Honk if you're interested in what will happen in court today when David Lane pushes for an injunction against enforcement of ordinances he feels restrict Occupy Denver's free speech rights. Lane charges that the City and County of Denver has used these ordinances against the p ... More >>
Flickr With the temperature dropping outside, it's getting harder to remember when Denver's children were sweltering in their classrooms two months back. But Denver Public Schools hasn't forgotten. In fact, the district has launched a task force whose goal is to survey the community about whe ... More >>
Apart from rosé, is there any wine more universally misunderstood and underappreciated than riesling? There simply aren't enough column inches allotted us to spout off the multitude of reasons this varietal is one of only three whites worthy of being classified as a "noble" grape, but its ye ... More >>
Lori MidsonLucky Pie Pizza and Tap House is coming to the former Dixons space downtown. One of the most coveted restaurant spaces in LoDo -- the former Dixons Downtown Grill, which closed on Labor Day -- has been snatched up by Brendan McManus, who owns Lucky Pie Pizza and Tap House in Louis ... More >>
It's lights out for Dixons.After almost fifteen years, Dixons Downtown Grill shut its doors at 1610 16th Street on Labor Day, leaving a 9,200 square-foot gap on the 16th Street Mall. But it also left behind some good memories: of employees dancing on the bar at closing on that last Saturday n ... More >>
With Labor Day behind us and summer's sun-soaked days and sizzling temperatures vanishing before our eyes, we aren't traditionally all that psyched to welcome the month of September with open arms. This year, though, we're seeing things differently, given the tantalizing array of wine event ... More >>
Graphic below.Early -- very early -- into the Labor Day holiday weekend, gunfire erupted near MGM's Restaurant & Lounge. The result: Patricio Archuleta died of his wounds, and Luis Meza has been arrested on suspicion of pulling the trigger. But Meza didn't go into custody quietly.
It's @treyanastasio of @phishPhish played three shows over this past Labor Day Weekend in Denver (Commerce City, actually) at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Read all about each Phish concert in Denver here. Being the tech-savvy -- if shaggy haired and a little rough around the edges -- fans they ... More >>
Summer's about sweating after dark.From Lil Wayne's on-stage clowning and Katy Perry's cooing, to a perspiration-and-PBR soaked reunion of Planes Mistaken for Stars, and even those teenage, Danish punks Iceage melting the audience Rhinoceropolis, the summer of 2011 was as good as any for live ... More >>
Flickr. Update below: Today -- gloriously breezy today! -- Denver Public Schools students will finally get a respite from the oppressive heat that has marked the end of August. And since most city schools don't have air-conditioning, many parents and school district officials have been left w ... More >>
Get out your earplugs! All summer long, Elitch Gardens has been ending every night with a fireworks show -- although the amusement park modified the display, muting the "high-percussive" explosions when some neighbors complained about the noise. But tonight, as part of a competition, the park ... More >>
Wynton MarsalisJazz Aspen Snowmass, which has been going strong for the last two decades, announced the line-up for its twenty-first season. The June Festival's headliners include Sheryl Crow (June 25) and Jennifer Hudson (June 26). Raul Midon, Richard Bona and Monty Alexander's Harlem-Kingst ... More >>
Big pic below.A petition has been filed in juvenile court regarding a 12-year-old from Burlington suspected of killing his parents, Charles and Marilyn Long, and wounding two siblings. But prosecutor Robert Watson still hasn't decided whether to ask for a transfer to adult court. If he does, ... More >>
The Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder was extraordinarily destructive -- yet the volunteer firefighter whose fire pit likely launched the initial spark will not be charged with a crime. That's the decision of Boulder DA Stan Garnett, who feels he couldn't prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt ... More >>
Lori Midson Brandon Biederman Steuben's 523 East 17th Avenue 303-830-1001 www.steubens.com This is part two of Lori Midson's Q&A with Brandon Biederman, exec chef of Steuben's. To read part one of that interview, click here. Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Be smart, be safe, be clean, be ... More >>
La Sandia's Mexican Cobb saladOn a Labor Day detour from DIA, we spent a few hours wandering around the Shops at Northfield -- with time out for the Mexican Cobb salad at La Sandia, Richard Sandoval's restaurant there, one of several eateries in the development that could use more traffic. ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.While most of us relaxed and had fun on Labor Day, approximately sixty people affiliated with organizations such as the American Friends Service Committee and Comite en Defensa del Pueblo protested immigration policy at Aurora's GEO Detention Center, as they've done si ... More >>
Jeanne Robb.On Monday, the Denver City Council considered a proposal that would limit the number of marijuana plants grown in residential areas to twelve -- an idea that MMJ advocates at the Cannabis Therapy Institute see as a de facto caregiver ban. Councilwoman Jeanne Robb, who's behind th ... More >>
A Flickr photoChef Jim Cohen wanted to celebrate summer while still capitalizing on the strengths of his kitchen at Louisville's Empire Lounge and Restaurant. His solution? A "picnic menu" composed of a number of grilled items -- Empire's kitchen centerpiece is its mesquite charcoal grill -- ... More >>
DeVotchKa, who peformed for over 90,000 people when the band opened for Muse in Paris last weekend (see a few pics after the jump), has recently been at Wavelab studio in Tuscon working on the follow-up to its last album, A Mad and Faithful Telling. No word yet on what the new record will be ... More >>
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