For kids, there's nothing better than Halloween. You get to fulfill your wildest fantasies, explore your darkest fears and get a bag of free candy. It's a time before adulthood beats the magic and wonder out of you, a time when you can still believe there's something more out there. These five movie ... More >>
Abracadabra: She's out of the box with a wand of her own. Erica Sodos is a magician, psychic entertainer and motivational speaker currently in residence at the Mercury Cafe. In advance of her May 31 show there, The Magic Within: Psychic Explorations in Telepathy and Empathy, we chatted with Sodos to ... More >>
Like magic, Mago's Magic Shoppe at 313 West 11th Avenue has suddenly become a must-see in the Golden Triangle, with its mix of magic supplies, oddities and art. We recently chatted with co-owner and resident magician Max Mago about where art fits into the realm of magic, how he got his start in the ... More >>
The air might be frigid, but this weekend is full of hot activities. So bundle up and head out to enjoy everything from art openings to magic shows and clothing swaps -- our list of ten of the town's top events includes nine that are free! Visit the online Westword calendar for more things to do, ... More >>
It's magic! This week, you can experience magical entertainments without having to open your wallet. The free fun includes everything from a screening of Christopher Nolan's magician movie The Prestige to getting a peek inside the Governor's Residence to a free outdoor concert. Share other free even ... More >>
Dan Sperry is the darker kind of magician. The self-labeled "anti-conjuror" says his magic is meant to test the limits of his audience's comfort zone -- and Sperry's Marilyn Manson/Edward Scissorhands look alone accomplishes that. But while his tricks sit on the edge of shocking, the illusionist say ... More >>
At Aiden Sinclair's magic show, you won't see any bunnies pulled out of hats or ladies cut in half. Sinclair describes From a Padded Room: An Evening in Colney Hatch Asylum, which plays at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 8, at the Tattered Cover LoDo event hall, as an empathic journey back in time to the ... More >>
Do spirits haunt Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret? Magician Aiden Sinclair seems to have all the answers, and he'll be conjuring up the afterlife all this month on Tuesday evenings at Lannie's.
It's been a busy sixteen months for Handsome Little Devils. In October 2011, the vaudevillian comedy troupe took its Squirm Burpee Circus act -- a blend of acrobatics, juggling and juggling -- to Broadway, enjoying a successful run at the New Victory Theatre and getting positive reviews in such litt ... More >>
"It's not your usual standard variety of variety show," deadpans Anabella Lafontaine, one of Denver's burlesque divas, when discussing Saturday night's Burlectronique event. "It's a little edgy. Most of it should be a lot of burlesque to totally different music -- not the classic bump-and-gri ... More >>
Tonight, Erica Sodos brings her magical variety show to the Mercury Cafe (2199 California St.) once again for an evening of mystery, poetry and of course, magic. Taking on a role generally played by men, the Boulder-based magician flips the script with her own spin on classic illusions and m ... More >>
Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>
When I was a kid the most awesome place in the mall was the magic/novelty shop. In addition to the rubber poop and hypnosis books, there was always some quirky middle-aged guy behind the counter demonstrating magic tricks to a crowd of boys age seven to thirteen. Well, like everything else, the n ... More >>
The word magic often conjures images of beleaguered bunnies, plastic wands and elegant assistants, usually half-dressed and halved in pine boxes. Even with the latest resurgence of magic in popular culture, the tendency is to discard the mysterious art's rich history just as smug, swaggering, slei ... More >>
"Hey, you guys like magic?" It was Saturday night, and I was standing outside Scruffy Murphy's, 2030 Larimer Street, with Chris Shelby, Dave Lamoth, Braden Rauen and Andy McQueen of sixtysixdays, a local Irish-rebel-music band taking a smoke break before starting their first set of the evening. We ... More >>
Making change at the Arvada Center and Sandy Carson.
Old magicians never die. They just disappear in a puff of smoke, usually through a trapdoor. When I heard that the New Denver Civic Theatre had actually booked a live magic show for the next four weeks, staged by up-and-vanishing illusionist Nick Felix, I knew I had to get Vel-Dini in on the act. V ... More >>
Nick Felix brings his audience into the Depth of Illusion.
All this nothing adds up to something big.
Wednesday, May 16, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Bandidas, Idiocracy, Extras, The Illusionist
Memento's director plumbs the depths of magic and loss.
Eerie melodrama explores the dark arts in turn-of-the-century Vienna.
Avistrum Academy brings Hogwarts to the New World.
Miyazaki returns with a beautiful but confounding fairy tale.
What Silvana likes, Silvana gets
The magic eclipses the marketing of the big-screen Harry Potter.
May 14 - 20, 1998
JILL SOBULE IS KEEPING HER BEDROOM PROCLIVITIES TO HERSELF.