Tonight the Open Media Foundation will celebrate seven years of independent voices on Denver Open Media -- which not only runs Denver's public-access channels on Comcast, but also provides training and services for non-profits and kids. From the hundreds of nonprofits and thousands of people it work ... More >>
Edge Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th Street, is extending its happy hour this evening for a pre-sale get-together for the After Party on the Bridge -- a fundraiser for the Greenway Foundation that will take place Friday, September 13 on the 19th Street Bridge in Riverfront Park. The restaurant will offe ... More >>
It's National Lemonade Day, and local Red Robin restaurants are setting up lemonade stands to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all kids with cancer. See also: - Red Robin's Burger Works deliver ... More >>
UrbiCulture Community Farms, 4201 Umatilla Street, is hosting a "Fact versus Fiction" food seminar this evening from 6 to 7 p.m., when organizers will discuss and debunk common food myths concerning health and nutrition. See also: - Artists and UrbiCulture work together to make the Santa Fe distric ... More >>
With just at day to go, the Sie FilmCenter made its $150,000 Kickstarter goal -- which will fund the theater's necessary transition to Digital Cinema Presentation projectors. As incentive for participating in the Kickstarter campaign, Film on the Rocks director Britta Erickson and her crew promise ... More >>
The final ticket deadline for TEDx Mile High is today. This is the third annual Denver-centric version of TED, which has been touting "Ideas Worth Spreading" since the non-profit organization started bringing the best and brightest minds of the world together back in 1984. See also: - Obama's 2012 ... More >>
When Yoga Rocks the Park started rocking a few years ago, the idea was to bring yoga and music together in a setting that just made sense: outside, in the sunshine. And not only would the event make you feel good, it would help you do good, raising money for good causes. Initially proceeds went to t ... More >>
This Saturday, April 6, Hooked on Colfax will donate its wall space to Local Goes Global, an evening devoted to raising money through art for a global health-focused nonprofit, Comunidades Unidas Peru. A student-run organization, CU Peru comprises volunteers from various schools at the University o ... More >>
On Monday night, Euclid Hall was featured on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods. But the food there isn't all that bizarre: Yesterday, Euclid Hall learned that executive chef Jorel Pierce has been named a semi-finalist for James Beard Rising Star Chef. And while Pierce didn't last past the first episod ... More >>
Five months after suffering their own losses, family members associated with deceased victims in the Aurora theater shooting have set up a fund to help Newtown school shooting victims, including Emilie Parker, age six, pictured here. Calling themselves VictimsFirst, the group said the money will go ... More >>
Update below: Families representing eleven of the twelve people who died in the Aurora theater shooting have asked Colorado's attorney general and secretary of state to investigate Community First Foundation and its website, GivingFirst.org, which collected more than $5 million in donations to the A ... More >>
Update: Rich Audsley, speaking for the 7/20 Recovery Committee, has released a statement responding to criticism from families of Aurora theater shooting victims. It's included after our original coverage. Tom Teves, the father of Aurora theater shooting victim Alex Teves, lambasted the way Giving ... More >>
Nanny state or manny state? It looks like Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs might be able to go with its first-choice name for the smoked dopplebock it's making this fall for Pints for Prostates, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help fight prostate cancer, after all. The name? Pr ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For anyone who's ever seen Rushmore, Steve Fenberg's college experience makes him sound like a much better-adjusted Max Fischer. "I started a lot of clubs and stuff," he says modestl ... More >>
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Mountainfilm in Telluride closed out its 34th annual festival on Monday with an awards ceremony in Telluride's Town Park, recognizing six films for various prizes and naming the nonprofit organization Peaceful Uprising as winner of the 2012 Moving Mountains Prize. The award -- and $12,000 -- goes to ... More >>
Editor's note: This is the latest profile in Kelsey Whipple's ongoing series highlighting local political activists. For his first job, a preteen Julien Ross sold lemonade and lied about it. Or at the very least, he didn't tell the whole truth about it. The juice came from freshly squeezed lemons, ... More >>
It's not a bad thing to get a red card at the Colorado Gay Volleyball Association's Red Card Party at Hamburger Mary's Club M this Saturday. "Everyone who comes to see the show gets a red card -- and they get to give their "violation" to their favorite model or performer," says Luke List, CGVA spoke ... More >>
April 20 is simultaneously a day of celebration and a day of mourning -- claimed by both pro-marijuana activists and those impacted by the 1999 Columbine shootings. But this year, the Substance Abuse Coalition of Douglas County is looking to reframe these associations. The coalition is organizing "T ... More >>
For a milestone like a quinceañera, youth-centered non-profit Friends First knows the kind of pressure young girls and their families are under. "We started the Quinceañera Fair program because we were being told that quinceañera was becoming the stereotype of prom, and we wanted to associate ... More >>
Colorado Gives Day, the 24-hour online charity blitz that won Best Philanthropic Endeavor in our 2011 Best of Denver contest, raised a total of $12.7 million for 928 local nonprofits on December 6 and 7 of this year. So which nonprofits garnered the most donations?
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 >>
Audioloom, the recording studio that Brian Gerhard, Christopher Shumake and Greg Nichols have been building at 3430 Lawrence Street is nearly finished. A non-profit venture, the studio was established with the goal of giving Denver artists a place to record for nothing more than a donation. A ... More >>
Buds for Boobies, taking place at 7 p.m. tonight at the Boulder Theater, is among the season's most unusual fundraisers -- a medical-marijuana-themed decorative bra auction, with proceeds earmarked for breast-cancer research. But it's also a music-filled educational symposium arguing that MMJ ... More >>
There have been a lot of projects in recent memory searching for help with funding, from bands to films to films about bands. But few have had the historical importance of Style Wars, the seminal 1982 documentary about New York's '80s hip-hop scene. The film is available on DVD, but the maste ... More >>
Photo by Britt ChesterDISPATCH at RED ROCKS | 6/3/11"Dispatch fans came for a good time -- the first they've shared with this band in a while -- and let's just say they got what they came for."
Mother Earth Sound System and CrowdPleaser's NYE 2010 at the Werks features up-and-coming techno DJ Patrick Russell. Hailing from Detroit, Russell also has a few original productions and remixes under his belt. CrowdPleaser and MESS DJs Tess, Deciprocal and Scott Everett warm up the main fl ... More >>
According to Safehouse Denver, three women are killed each day by an intimate partner in America. DJ Bedz, of Radio Bums and Denver Nuggets official DJ fame, is doing his part to help reduce the effects of domestic violence against women and their families by donating the proceeds of his mixt ... More >>
There's more than one way to get mauled at a big-cat sanctuary. After he was attacked by a tiger at the Serenity Springs Wildlife Center last year, a volunteer then had the bite put on him by the refuge's founder -- who claimed that the victim had to pay $40,500 as his "share" of the result ... More >>
Hickenlooper."Change. Not Charity." That's the mantra at Chinook Fund, the nonprofit devoted to social justice that John Hickenlooper -- then an unemployed geologist thinking about opening a brewpub -- co-founded over two decades ago. Because of its ties to Hickenlooper, the charity is in the ... More >>
Brian Melton of TAG, the winning bartender in Sunday night's Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation drink competition.As part of Denver's Taste of the Nation/Share Our Strength benefit last night at Mile High Station, eight generous drink slingers from some of the city's hottest bars partic ... More >>
Flappers like these beauties from "There's Something About Mary" may soon be back on display in Boulder.The campaign to establish a new public nudity ordinance in Boulder took an unexpected turn a few weeks back. That's when Catharine Pierce, 52, turned heads when she decided to garden wearin ... More >>
Brian Vicente sees some pros among the cons of the new medical marijuana bill.Yesterday, we offered a sneak preview of a medical marijuana ballot initiative assembled by the advocacy group Sensible Colorado. That amendment will be formally made public by Sensible Colorado executive director B ... More >>
As you've undoubtedly heard by now, tonight the biggest names in entertainment are coming together for MTV's Hope for Haiti Telethon, a unified relief effort to raise much needed funds for the disaster torn country, devastated by the recent earthquake. The relief effort is wide reaching and beyond m ... More >>
The Governor's Energy Office will consider a protest by a nonprofit agency into the state's decision to award a $9 million weatherization grant to a rival organization. Rocky Mountain SER, which provides training and jobs for disadvantaged segments of the population, complained after GEO ann ... More >>
La Alma Recreation CenterTonight's Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting at 6 p.m. at La Alma Recreation Center, 1325 West 11th Avenue, has nothing to do with La Alma itself, at least according to the agenda. No, it's just the board's regular monthly meeting, at which members a ... More >>
Photo by Joe Mahoney"You said it wasn't going to hurt!": A photo from Colorado Public News' beta site.After the closure of the Rocky Mountain News earlier this year, groups featuring former staffers launched not one but two high-profile online news projects, neither of which revolutionized th ... More >>
www.onerepublic.netColorado-grown band OneRepublic is in Denver for their concert at Magness Arena, but before they take the stage tonight, they'll be volunteering at the Food Bank of the Rockies. The band, responsible for popular tracks Apologize and All the Right Moves, will be packing box ... More >>
Yesterday was a long day in Idledale, the tiny town in the foothills where Dawn Engle and Ivan Suvanjieff put up their feet when they're not pounding the pavement on behalf of PeaceJam, the non-profit they founded over a dozen years ago that links up youth from around the world with Nobel Pea ... More >>
For twenty years, Women's Bean Project has been helping women get back on their feet -- and the good work it's done over that time amounts to much more than a hill of beans. The Project got its start back in 1989, when Jossy Eyre was volunteering at a Denver homeless shelter for women and ... More >>
Estrojam's fundraiser is smokin'.
Clockers are on watch at a charity auction.
Safe Night Colorado has a new name.
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.