The holiday shopping season begins in earnest on this nasty day after Thanksgiving, and though Small Business Saturday is tomorrow, it doesn't mean you can't keep right on shopping local and handmade -- now and all year long. And how can you resist, anyway, with all of these alternatives still to co ... More >>
Today marks the start of the Day of the Dead, and also the beginning of Denver Arts Week. But today is National Literacy Day, and this morning Joe Garcia, Colorado's lieutenant governor, will announce the next round of One Book 4 Colorado at the McDonald's on the 16th Street Mall. At the same time, ... More >>
Evan Weissman wants Denver to take control of its civic health, so he's created Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a monthly gathering where the community can discuss important issues, promote advocacy and also enjoy entertainment. Tonight's event at Buntport Theater is a letter-writing party, where at ... More >>
The October 31 deadline that the Denver Department of Community Planning and Development had given the First Avenue Hotel came and went -- without any new notices to vacate slapped on the building. On July 10 those notices, headlined with the word "Danger," as well as five different letters signed b ... More >>
Despite its ongoing fight with the city, El Diablo will be hosting its annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration on Tuesday, October 30. And that's not the only spooky event on the culinary calendar -- there are plenty of Halloween parties that should be a real treat. Here's a taste of what's on the m ... More >>
Jesse Morreale has decided he can't fight city hall on two fronts. And so after last call on Saturday, he'll close Rockbar, the hipster hangout he opened six years ago. The other front? First Avenue Hotel at 101 Broadway, which could have a date with destiny next Thursday if the city holds to its mo ... More >>
Jesse Morreale has decided he can't fight city hall on two fronts. And so after last call on Saturday, October 27, he'll close Rockbar, the hipster hangout he opened in the motel at 3015 East Colfax Avenue that he bought almost seven years ago; the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses declined t ... More >>
El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday that honors the dead through altars, offerings, sculptures and dances. For the Aztec, who had been celebrating this tradition for more than 3,000 years before encountering travelers from Spain, death was not the end but the continuation of lif ... More >>
Last night, Denver's future Independent Monitor and two other candidates spoke at their first community forum before the selection is whittled down. While Eddie Aubrey hails from Washington, Stephen Connolly and Julie Ruhlin live in Califonia, and all three boast experience from the Golden State. Wi ... More >>
J. WohletzCold beer, crispy tacos and badass skull art was the trifecta of treats last night at El Diablo. The restaurant at 101 Broadway was packed wall-to-wall for the third annual Dia de los Muertos Tattoo Artist Skull Show & Charity Auction, and the only thing better than the Day of the ... More >>
Michael Hancock. After spending the morning with W., Mayor Michael Hancock (who the former president said was classy), launched his Denver Education Compact, a committee of big brains set to tackle the city's school system, which graduated just 51.8 percent of students on time last year. Hanc ... More >>
Lori Midson El Diablo is already full of incredible art, but the cantina at 101 Broadway got all decked out for Halloween, with giant spider webs reminiscent of what Jesse Morreale found when he took over the old First Avenue Hotel, spooky lights and hanging skulls. The partying went on all w ... More >>
Buy local week continues through December 5. And while, with Barack Obama's appointments announcement today, it doesn't look like many Coloradans will be heading to D.C., there's plenty to do here at home. Nothing gets the home fires burning like neighborhood fights, and Denver's Neighborhood S ... More >>
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