From an art-toy meet-up to an experimental film symposium, this weekend is full of great events -- and we've found ten that are absolutely free. So save your change for bus fare and get out and enjoy this city. Did we miss a bargain? Share news of more economical events in our comments section, and ... More >>
For a cartoonist, having a show on Nickelodeon seems as far-fetched as becoming an astronaut, says Sam Spina. But for the former Denverite who's currently based in Atlanta, that dream just became a reality through the Nickelodeon Shorts Program. The Xeric award-winning Spina (whose diary comic Spina ... More >>
Literally the biggest comedian working today, Ralphie May has been charming the pants off of comedy fans for the last decade and a half. Playing a slack-jawed wise-ass, May will often twist his audience's perception by using a Southern accent to deliver an insightful crack about controversial subje ... More >>
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book Club, a weekly feature celebrating the books that inspire Denver artists ... More >>
TUES | FLATBUSH ZOMBIEZ at CERVANTES' OTHER SIDE | 10/22/13 As if torn out of the pages of a graphic novel, Flatbush Zombies are intense and ultra-stylized to an extent that is at once cartoonish and darkly gritty. Sometimes, in the case of very exciting music such as theirs, substance takes a back ... More >>
For those who grew up in the decade between 1985 and 1995, there was no cooler destination in TV Land than Nickelodeon. Free of the artificial constraints of edutainment, the network delivered just what kids wanted: crass, silly shows bathed in torrents of slime. Unlike the safe, sanitized territory ... More >>
Since the beginning of his career, Dave Coulier has worked in the realm of family-friendly comedy. His first major television role was in 1984, hosting Nickelodeon's children's sketch-comedy show Out of Control, where he became known for his goofy voices and the catch phrase "Cut it out." He took th ... More >>
If you're like us, you love the Internet Movie Database, arguably the most comprehensive online treasure trove of info about movies, TV shows and the people in them. Among the gazillion things you can do on IMDB is search folks by where they're from. When we tried this with Mile High City natives, w ... More >>
YO GABBA GABBA! @ PARAMOUNT THEATRE | SUN, 2/24/13 Sesame Street couldn't handle mixing kids' programming with Katy Perry cleavage, but Yo Gabba Gabba! gets it right every time. Perhaps it's because one of the show's creators, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. After becoming a f ... More >>
Seven-year-old Miles Louison was browsing through a cookbook when he saw something that caught his eye: sushi made out of candy. Five years later, he's the owner of Sushimee Candy, and is known as the Candy Sushi Kid. Business is going swimmingly. See also: - Lyla Padden has a successful cupcake ... More >>
New week, whole new batch of shows. We start off the week with an absolute bang -- Sleigh Bells tonight at the Boulder Theater -- and end it with lauded locals Big Head Todd and the Monsters playing a super intimate show at the Soiled Dove Underground to raise money to give emergency aid to those ba ... More >>
Last weekend was jam-packed with events all around Denver. The inaugural Denver Comic Con, PrideFest, Juneteenth and Father's Day, to name just a few, brought very diverse crowds out around the city. And that meant that very different fashion styles were seen on the street -- everything from the rai ... More >>
TGIF! You've worked hard all week, now it's time to coast into weekend. Plenty of great music on tap to help you unwind -- or get wound-up, as the case may be. Tonight at the Ogden, Sleigh Bells assaults the senses, Mojo Nixon kicks off a two-night stand at the Lion's Lair, JJ Grey and Mofro get the ... More >>
Friday, April 13, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
School crossing sign with a hand-written touch. The school crossing sign seen above is commonly known as the "S1-1 School Advance Sign" and features a male and female student connected at the arm. Some may interpret the graphic as an intimate gesture of concern between an older brother and yo ... More >>
We miss Saturday mornings sometimes, when we would run downstairs filled with sugary cereal and spend the day watching cartoons and "educational programming." Even though these days we're well aware of the alphabet (some of us, at least -- mostly those that don't comment articles on the inter ... More >>
Lots of puns involved, unfortunatelyThe Super Bowl is the biggest TV event of the year. And not just for the actual game -- it affords the host station a massive audience for the post-game show (Glee this year) and other stations the opportunity of 106 million potential channel surfers in Ame ... More >>
Sunday, November 7, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
Judging by Jersey Shore alone, becoming famous isn't particularly difficult these days. Still, a leg-up is always welcome, and if your parents are already stars, you're pretty much guaranteed to at least get a chance to shine. Case in point, Willow Smith. Besides the fact we don't actually underst ... More >>
Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.
Illustration: Todd WebbLast month, we mentioned Robert Schneider's new project Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine. And earlier this week, Schneider, the ever prolific Apples in Stereo mastermind, released his debut under the Robbert Bobbert moniker, and already the whimsical, kid-centric project ... More >>
Photo: Maria Romero My favorite song at the moment, hip-hop or otherwise, is "Reach for the Stars," by 3 the Hardway. Everything about the track, from the hook -- which is built around a sample of "I Just Wanna Be the One in Your Life," a cover by the Manhattans of a song first recorded by Barry Ma ... More >>
Everyday women of color get serious about the issues.
We know the identity of #127 -- but we're not telling.
She's the Man fills the bill for teenage drag-king fans.
Sun, Sun, Sun (Sub Pop)
Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe.
A: Almost -- but Devo's audience is getting younger.
TV or Not TV?
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie.
Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.
August 5 - 11, 1999
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Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.