While a lot of the focus during Riot Fest this weekend will be on the headliners playing the May Farms stage and the Byers General Store, the festival includes up and coming bands, local and otherwise, worthy of attention. These are generally not the bands riding in large tour buses or flying in for ... More >>
Being broke doesn't have to be a bummer in Denver this weekend. The city is full of bargain events, everything from a Muppet-themed art opening to the dedication at a dog shelter to a class on the powers of gemstones. We've selected ten of the best activities that all cost less than $10. Keep readin ... More >>
Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery opened this week with plenty of horse power -- and not just because it's located in a building that once served as a horse stable for a local carriage company. Rather, the Jagged Mountain's high-octane beers -- designed by brewmaster and former Mountain Sun brewer Wayne ... More >>
When The Desk opened last year in the former home of the Buffalo Exchange, it took the shared workspace concept to a whole new level, billing itself as a "place to create," adding a coffeehouse and taking reservations for the prime, paid spots. But with plenty of friendly nearby coffeehouses offerin ... 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 CafĂ© 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 >>
Because bicycling continues be a popular mode of transportation for traveling around the city, and the safety of cyclists is a growing concern among riders and city officials. But some community members and activist organizations think the city needs to take things even further -- an opinion they'r ... More >>
The Space Creators, a Denver-based real estate development and brokerage firm, has announced a new partnership with The Desk, a co-working cafe that opened last year in the space that once held Buffalo Exchange, at 230 East 13th Avenue. "It's great news," says Desk owner Kristian Barowsky, who co- ... More >>
For decades, Curtis Park Creamery has been a mainstay for good Mexican food in the Curtis Park/Five Points area. The take-out joint got its start back in 1969, when Lawrence and Beatrice Rodriguez opened a neighborhood market in a spot already known as Curtis Park Creamery, where Lawrence's brother ... More >>
Quixote's True Blue, which hosted the last show at its downtown location at 21st and Lawrence this past week, is preparing for its grand opening next week in the former Bender's Tavern space at 314 East 13th Avenue. Keep reading for the full lineup of Quixote's grand reopening, which is slated for T ... More >>
While a lot of people began celebrating Halloween this past weekend, there are still a ton of parties to check out, where you can show off whatever clever costume you dreamed up this year (we're going as either King Diamond -- or one of the baseball furies, depending how our make-up turns out). Keep ... More >>
The Space Creators, the realtor/masterminds behind the RiNo artist enclaves of Wazee Union, Walnut Workshop and Laundry on Lawrence, do one special thing that sets them far apart from the pack in real estate: They are active partners in the communities they build. Not only do they provide legs for t ... More >>
John Leo and Sophie Nimmannit met at the Boulder Fringe Festival some years ago, the story goes, and it was kismet -- on both personal and professional planes. The bicoastal couple threw their fates together and created their own baby: the fringey comedy Peg-ass-us, which has been their bread-and-bu ... More >>
Auraria has been around for a long time -- longer than Colorado has been an actual state -- but it's changed quite a bit since 1858. It started out as Auraria Township, a pioneer settlement that served as a popular destination during the gold rush; the root of the name comes from the Latin word for ... More >>
The third Sunday of each month draws crafty and hungry vegans from around Denver to sell, to browse, and to eat at the Vegan Neat Market. This past Sunday, May 20, the traveling market set up shop at the Laundry on Lawrence in Curtis Park. Below are photos from the scene.
While protesters gathered in front of City Hall Monday to protest the upcoming ban on urban camping, another group was gathering by the tiny triangular space at 23rd and Lawrence streets, a spot officially known as Eddie Maestas Park, but most often called the Bumuda Triangle.
Denver blog posts are a mile high -- naturally. Big Media's Michael Lund on President Barack Obama's exclusive interview with Fernando Sergio on KBNO. DenverUrbanism's Derek Berardi visits Laundry on Lawrence. Purple Row's Jeff Aberle: The Rockies need to pick a plan and stick to it. Which is oka ... More >>
It was quieter in RiNo yesterday than you'd expect, considering there was a studio tour and a RiNo hunt going on for the last day of Create Denver. But it was nonetheless a perfect day to explore, and whether or not you discovered one of the 100 numbered ceramic rhinos left out for tourists to find ... More >>
Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and while the holiday is now mostly associated with drunken sorority girls showing their, um, assets for a strand of shiny beads in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the festival used to provide a reason to stuff yourself before forty days of fasting, giving up ... More >>
As the end of the month approaches -- and the rent is due -- other expenses fall by the wayside. We start making bizarre food concoctions out of whatever is left in the fridge and skimp on luxuries, like shampoo. But even though the landlord is looking for us, it's no reason to skimp on fun. Here's ... More >>
If you do shop this weekend, make sure it's for cool Japanese accessories. This weekend is all about one thing: spending. But we have a crazy idea: Don't. We dare you. Those holiday gifts will all be there waiting at the stores after Black Friday and Saturday and Sunday. Promise. So instead o ... More >>
It was always kinda, sorta meant to be, but late last week, the official announcement was made: The LIDA Project theater troupe led by Brian Freeland (a member of Westword's Mastermind class of 2009) and the Control Group Productions avant-garde dance ensemble led by Patrick Mueller are formi ... More >>
The "Fusion Restaurant" banner hanging on the outside of Zaidy's Deli Downtown, at the corner of 15th and Lawrence streets, has thrown more than a few fans into a panic. But not to worry: Zaidy's isn't leaving. In fact, it's growing. While it will continue to serve its traditional deli breakfasts (s ... More >>
Zaidy's Deli 15th and Lawrence streets (and a location in Cherry Creek) 303-893-3600 Potato Latke Sandwich Brisket between two latkes, with pickles and a side $9.95 Tis the season, and by "the season," I of course mean Hanukah, or Chanukah. And to celebrate, I figured I'd have some traditional br ... More >>
Get your Irish on at this Parker pub.
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Dale Chihuly's Icicle Creek Chandelier (left) in Leavenworth, Washington, and Victoria and Albert Rotunda Chandelier in the V&A Museum in London. Images from Fire by Portland Press. (Photos by First Look.) Dale Chihuly is making Colorado his second outpost -- or at least he should. The Seattle-bas ... More >>
Extended Remix and Fade (Denver)
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