June is here and with it comes summer. And summer time means rooftops, patios, grilling and festivals. Our top ten culinary events for June have all this and more, from bacon festivals to roof top parties here are the best of the best for the first official month of summer. See also: Top five ce ... More >>
Whether you want to escape to an outer space-themed prom, attend a killer dance party or celebrate the birth of Buffalo Bill, this weekend in Denver has it all for under $10. As a bonus, six of these events are completely free. For a full listing of entertainment options around town, check out the W ... More >>
#3: Richard Alden Peterson From his stint documenting punk-rockers in the 1970s and snapping art images for the early Bay Area zine Search and Destroy to his current gig -- only one of many -- as house photographer at MCA Denver, Richard Alden Peterson has covered a lot of ground with camera in han ... More >>
You may be pinching pennies, but that doesn't mean you have to stay home and re-watch all seven seasons of Buffy on Netflix (though that does seem like a solid option). There are plenty of inexpensive activities in Denver this weekend, from art openings to a screening of Eraserhead. Keep reading for ... More >>
Christmas is all about traditions, sure, but MCA Denver's Black Sheep Fridays introduced a new holiday custom: decorating anatomically correct dirty cookies and making sparkly pasties pretty enough to adorn an adults-only Christmas tree. Photographer Ken Hamblin III shot the action as pastie-making ... More >>
For this year's Now Showing, Westword's fall arts guide (you'll find it tucked into our September 26 issue), we asked artistic movers and shakers to answer a few questions about the state of the arts, both locally and around the world. We'll be rolling out their answers over the next few weeks in pa ... More >>
The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is known for its wide range of rotating exhibitions that promote creative expression and innovative art and ideas. But whether you're there to check out exhibits like the Electrical Room, an installation of tangled material, or to hang out in the bubble garden, ... More >>
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, our own Artopia, MCA Denver and StarFest 2012. (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wondermen ... More >>
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, our own Artopia and MCA Denver. (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wonderment.) Last week ... More >>
Every week, Noah Van Sciver serves up both art and insight into local bands in 4 Questions, his comic. But occasionally we send him out to paint the entire town, as he did for the recent opening at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Editor's note: Westword cartoonist Noah Van Sciver paints the town like nobody else, as demonstrated in his recaps of visits to the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and out own Westword Artopia (Make sure you read Noah's blog for more comics and wonderment, including his sp ... More >>
If you need gifts for your friends and relatives and you've got no Cheddar to spare, then the Cheap Christmas Crapfare at the Museum of Contemporary Art is the place for you tonight. At the Crapfare, which is part of MCA Denver's "Black Sheep Fridays," you'll learn how to make the crappies ... More >>
What does Colorado taste like? We'll finally know tonight, as the ten finalists in the Colorado Cocktail Contest pour out their creations at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany Street. The festivities run from 5 to 9 p.m. and admission is $40 (industry discounts are available) ... More >>
With blue skies predicted for the next few days, there ain't no way First Friday won't be sprouting artwalkers like dandelions. Spring is here, the art is good and the art districts are alive with the breath of things to come. Here are a few of our First Friday picks.
Ever since word leaked out that Adam Lerner, who's guided the Belmar Lab, would replace Cydney Payton as executive director of MCA Denver, many art-scene observers (me included) were concerned that he would bring his hip geegaws and trendy gimcracks to the museum, and in the process start to dumb do ... More >>