#77: Mark McCoin Experimental musician and multimedia artist Mark McCoin has paid his dues many times over, contributing a free-thinking, collaborative style of creativity to the Front Range scene over three decades. He's worked with a who's-who of the local avant-garde, and in the last of those dec ... More >>
The Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, is hosting a grand opening celebration tonight; festivities include a screening of some of Pam Grier's most famous scenes followed by a Q&A with Grier herself. The first Colorado location in this quirky chain of theaters has 32 local beer ... More >>
Upstairs at the Mercury Café tonight, it's all about local food as Sprout City Farms takes over with Sprout Down, a celebration of urban homesteading. A sliding-scale donation gets you two tickets to taste food from the Queen Anne Urban Bed & Breakfast, The Garden, Hanson's and the Truffle Cheese ... More >>
You can't expect every restaurant to cater to your specific dietary needs, which is why we're always looking for crossover venues that have hidden gems on the menu. Zest Cafe in Lakewood is one such spot. Although it's labeled a "vegan/vegetarian" restaurant on Foursquare, the menu lists only a hand ... More >>
Now that heating bills across the state are going up, it's tempting to stay inside and stay warm while staring at your empty wallet. But that's boring! There's tons to do in Denver that's completely free, so you won't have to feel Scrooge-like with your thermostat. This week, for example, you can se ... More >>
Ask local filmmaker Paul Berry what BARK, showing at the Mercury Cafe this Wednesday, is "about," and you end up with a shake-and-bake collection of themes and pop-culture references that include George Lucas, the Baghavad Gita, political satire, George W. Bush, buffalo on the moon and an implied po ... More >>
If you're looking for things to do this weekend, you're in the right place. Whether you want to build Day of the Dead altars, see zombie burlesque, dance at an '80s party, or chill out with a speed Reiki session, we've got it all here -- and more. And here's the really excellent part: None of these ... More >>
My, my, my, happy Monday, '90s alt-rock revivalists! The time to rejoice is now, for we've just learned that Afghan Whigs are coming back to Denver on Tuesday, October 30 at the Ogden Theatre! Tickets ($36.50-$40) to see the reconvened outfit, which is certainly no stranger to Denver (portions of Wh ... More >>
Saturday night at the Mercury Cafe, second- and third-graders from SOAR Charter School in Green Valley Ranch will bring their drumming skills to the big stage for the first time. Performing under the moniker Night Oblivion, the elementary-school band of percussionists will be part of a fundraiser t ... More >>
When we last spoke with Corey Elbin -- the one-man orchestrator of the Mercury Cafe's weekly avant-garde food and music throw-down, Gorinto -- he was unsure of the fate of the unique get-together. After curating, cooking, booking and running Gorinto on his own for the better part of two years, Elbin ... More >>
Welcome to the end of the work week! Unsurprisingly, your musical options are plentiful this weekend: Gotye packs the Ogden tonight for a sold-out show with Kimbra, Fun. is at the Fox Theatre, John Scofield returns to Colorado after the successful three night stand with Phil Lesh not too long ago, B ... More >>
As the director of Titwrench, Sarah Slater is a staple of the Denver music scene. No, not a staple -- more like a three-ring binder that holds together a massive catalogue of civic talent, a human Rolodex of artists past and present. Beyond Titwrench, Slater keeps herself busy year 'round with a num ... More >>
So today is International Women's Day, and regardless of whether you already knew that or even care now that we've told you, Denver is placed particularly well for some serious celebration this year. Today marks the first day of competition in the Women of the World Poetry Slam, which is in turn a f ... More >>
It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in Cry-Baby to a whole slew of art openings, we've got plenty of interesting events to attend that won't maul your poc ... More >>
Gorinto, the weekly night at Mercury Cafe, is always a good time, but tonight it benefits a particularly good cause: Mission Supports. With food prepared by SAME Cafe and a variety of musical acts on tap, the eclectic mid-week party aims not just to raise money for the non-profit, but awaren ... More >>
According to the Department of Defense, members of the American military committed suicide at the rate of one every 36 hours between 2005 and 2010. Ten years into the war in the Middle East, with troops officially set to exit Iraq in January, the problem of service members returning home de ... More >>
2009 Broadway revival cast photos below by Joan Marcus. I don't know exactly what I expected when I walked into the Buell Tuesday for the opening night of Hair, and after the curtain went up and the once-controversial musical got started, even my theater-going companion, an old hippie in every sens ... More >>
viaYou'd think this city would be calming down after the post-holiday street-party season, but it that's certainly not the case. This weekend is looking especially awesome. Not only do we have a cat-related cupcake benefit, but also robotic dinosaurs, a pancake breakfast, a flash fiction read ... More >>
Jacob TeitelbaumMarried In BerdichevKicking off last night, Titwrench Fest 2011 is now in full-swing at the Mercury Cafe tonight with bands, dance performances and informational workshops running through the weekend. The four-day festival brings avant-garde, experimental and (mostly) female m ... More >>
Illustration by Rachel PatonWeekly avant-garde food and music party Gorinto changes things up a bit this evening at the Mercury Café with The Edible Cadaver, a night of gory delights and human-like edibles. This Wednesday night's foodie spread will be body part specific, from the Severed Mel ... More >>
A Place To Bury StrangersThe summer concert season is in full-swing, and it seems that every venue in town is booked though the weekend. With seemingly endless options, we've put together a list of shows we think are worth checking out, starting with A Place To Bury Strangers, back in Denver ... More >>
A Melissa May design.Congress Park's Teller Elementary School already marches to a different drum when it comes to fundraising: Instead of hosting yet another carnival or bake sale, Teller has Tellerpalooza, for instance: an annual family-friendly night of live music at the Mercury Cafe. And ... More >>
Now in its eighth year, Teller Elementary School's Tellerpalooza is an annual evening of music, dancing and all-ages fun tomorrow at the Mercury Cafe (2199 California Street). While the annual fundraiser is very much family-friendly, the event has attracted a diverse array of local artists a ... More >>
It's April 20; do you know where your headies are? Because nothing goes with everyone's favorite (legal!) medicine like listening to righteous tunes, here's a rundown of where you can go to get your musical fix tonight -- trichromes not included.
A.H. GoldsteinJon Sands exhorts the crowd during the Whirlwind Company poetry performance on Wednesday.Watching the Whirlwind Company deliver their energetic brand of live verse at the Mercury Café on Wednesday night felt a bit like being in the crowd for a Cream show. Indeed, taking in the ... More >>
For those of us that hate outdoor activities, winter is the best time of year, because most things happen indoors. None of those pesky barbecues or the guilt that comes from sitting inside all day when it's a lovely 80 degrees out. We've got plenty of pleasant indoor activities going on this ... More >>
Just two days before Thanksgiving, a terrible tragedy befell the family of Sarah and Julie Slater, creators of Denver's essential Titwrench festival and two of this town's biggest proponents of our precious, ever-blooming DIY scene. The home of their parents underwent a devastating house fire ... More >>
Most places take the opportunity of New Year's Eve to double or quadruple their cover. Not the folks on this list, where we've picked the best things to do this New Year's Eve for $20 and under. In a few cases, you get the same treatment you'll get at a more expensive party, so don't get scre ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Before you unbuckle that top button after over-indulging with all that glorious Fourth of July 'cue that you've no doubt got going on (and if not, we've got some suggestions for you), get ready to celebrate food through cooking classes and benefit dinners in advance of our nati ... More >>
Adam Brock and others speak out."You are what you eat" -- we've all heard that one before. But writers and activists such as Michael Pollan have brought the issue of conscious eating into the forefront. And tonight, the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, will serve up "Conscious Eating: ... More >>
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