It's no surprise that the commenters at yesterday's Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) public hearing for proposed rule changes to marijuana legislation brought up an array of associated social issues. And yes, they included representatives from Smart Colorado, including attorney Rachel O'Bryan, w ... More >>
Adam Sank is a nationally reknown comedian who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and VH1's Best Week Ever. In June, Sank debuted his one-man cabaret show Mama, I Want to Sing Showtunes: A One 'Mo Show to sell out crowds, with another run planned for august. Westword caug ... More >>
A recent Time magazine story on the "13 Gods of Food" left a bitter taste when it failed to include a single female chef -- although seven male chefs made the cut, and sixty more were included in an accompanying article. To be fair, some female food entrepreneurs were included on the list, but the ... More >>
Two of the world's most fashionable streets -- Madison Avenue in New York City and Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles -- now intersect in Denver, Colorado. Kristen and Paige Brown, a mother-daughter team, have opened Melrose and Madison on Old South Pearl Street. See also: Womenswear Wednesday: Chloe Sw ... More >>
Yard House is known for its massive beer lineup and almost as massive menu, but its new Eat Late menu, offered from 10 p.m. to close in all 43 locations, focuses on a handful of serious dishes -- including a black truffle cheeseburger and Monte Cristo pops -- priced well under $10. Yard House serves ... More >>
It's been a few years since Kam Mohager (aka the Chain Gang of 1974) has called Denver home, but if cellphone area codes are any sign of geographical allegiance, then he still keeps a little bit of Colorado close to his heart. He returns to the Mile High City to ring in the New Year with old friends ... More >>
Coco Chanel once said, "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." I ensured my future when I married my perfume in 2008...literally. Since I had to spend a year jumping through the FBI's hoops to have my last name legally changed to Davies, I decided to add a second middle name. "Coco" is wh ... More >>
When we named Charlie Sheen's ex-wife Brooke Mueller Shmuck of the Week this past December, we only knew the barest details about her arrest in Aspen on cocaine-and-assault-related charges. Does her deferred sentence in the case call this award into question? Not really judging by info from a just-r ... More >>
Famous for its ski bums, Aspen also has a modest contingent of real bums -- although the homeless shelter downtown isn't exactly as celebrated as the haunts of the 1 percenters. But that may soon change. Fresh on the heels of the uproar over the new sociology study The Slums of Aspen, aspiring songw ... More >>
Smashburger is hoping that its milkshakes bring all the boys, and girls, to the yard. While Smashburger has had beer on its menu since the Denver-based chain got its start, the store that opened last fall in the Tabor Center also serves alcohol-spiked shakes and floats ($5.99) that are the ... More >>
There's a principle in Buddhist philosophy that the journey ultimately matters more than the destination -- what exists besides right now? -- and, in that capacity, Improv Star is pretty much nothing but nirvana. In the words of one contestant: "as long as you're steering it somewhere, you do ... More >>
Melissa IveyA festival that began in Los Angeles a decade ago, the International Pop Overthrow now goes down throughout the year in over a dozen cities in North America, highlighting acts from each local music community.
Lines From Someplace
Charlie Sheen.Yesterday, actor Charlie Sheen came to Aspen to learn his punishment for pleading guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault against wife Brooke Mueller on Christmas Day -- and it's pretty damn sweet. He's being allowed to serve his sentence at Promises of Malibu, a rehab center ... More >>
Amanda Olig moved to Colorado in August 2005, right after the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. She worked as a promo girl for Premier Image for three years doing Jameson, Kahlua and Stoli promotions, then opened the Meadowlark in January 2006. She stayed there until August 20 ... More >>
Tuesday, November 17, Gothic Theatre, Englewood, 303-830-8497.
During October, Village Tavern ,at 1 West Flatiron Crossing Drive in Broomfield, is marking the 25th anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by serving up special Hope-tini cocktails to raise money for breast cancer research. "People are definitely interested," says John Davis, Villag ... More >>
Nancy Levine Ky Belk doesn't judge who's coming in the door at Elway's in Cherry Creek. His best tip was a thousand bucks one night from a guy wearing a Green Back Packers jersey. And while he won't say it, I'm sure that some of the flashiest people at the bar have forgotten how hard Ky wor ... More >>
Jon SolomonSonic Youth Friday, July 31, 2009Ogden TheatreThree songs into Sonic Youth's muscular set, Kim Gordon sang, "I want you to levitate me/Don't you love me yet?" during "Sacred Trixter." Although her feet might have still been on the ground, those first three songs, which also included th ... More >>
Don Felder, who’ll appear at the Highlands Ranch Tattered Cover on Tuesday, August 12 (click here to learn more), is one of the lesser-known members of the Eagles, but hardly an inconsequential one. He wrote the lion’s share of a little ditty called “Hotel California,” for instance. But he w ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
The Little Bear
Dave & Busters
Dont worry, be Fun Happy.
Islamorada Fish Company
New Found Glory garners positive press for its newfound positivity.
The Cherry Cricket
Sargent show displays amore
Streetcar Named Desire
Jamie Kennedy's co-stars steal the show in Malibu's Most Wanted.
The DCTC's 1933 covers all the bases.
Two Against Nature