Onus Spears

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    May 23, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Charlie Boots

    #68: Charlie Boots Who is Charlie Boots? Yesterday you might not have known his name, but today Boots (aka Aaron Mulligan) is ready for his closeup. The young artist will make his public debut this weekend as the first-ever visual-arts fellow of the PowerhaĆ¼s Artist-in-Residence (PAIR) Program at P ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    3 things to do for free in Denver this week, March 11-14

    Joan Crawford once famously proclaimed that she loved playing bitches. But back in 1928, in Our Dancing Daughters, the film that made her a star, Crawford played quite a different role: a jilted roaring '20s party girl. And you can see that movie for free this week, as well as experience a video art ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Broadway's Mutiny Now! evolves into Mutiny Information Cafe

    3 Kings Tavern owner Jim Norris had been dropping by Mutiny Now almost every week for seven years, trying to convince original owner Jack Jensen to sell it to him. On February 1, he finally sealed the deal. Norris, along with business partners Joe Ramirez and Matt Megyesi, really began negotiati ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    100 Colorado Creatives: Onus Spears

    #94: Onus Spears Onus Spears (that's a stage name and Facebook alias) isn't your typical creative. He's been homeless at times, and he goes to AA meetings every day. He estimates that he's had dozens of jobs -- the number is in the hundreds, in fact -- over his 49 years. But he is also a man of stor ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    The arts in Denver: Ten people to watch in 2013

    The Denver Art Museum was on a roll in 2012 and it isn't slowing down in the new year, with exhibits showcasing Georgia O'Keeffe and Nick Cave's Soundsuits on their way. At MCA Denver, the Ladies Fancywork Society will soon have its day in the sun its own exhibition. The folks at the Denver County F ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Five choice moments from Denver's standup scene in 2012

    No question, 2012 was the year of the comedian in Denver. A lifelong fan of standup, I've had the pleasure of reporting on some amazing shows this year -- and I'm sharing some of the high points here. Still, I'm sure there's a vast ocean of talent that slipped past me in 2012; feel free to remind ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Get to know Westword's Tom Murphy -- and more! -- at the Onus Spears talk show Rawlitix

    I can vouch for Rawlitix because I was a guest last month, and I had the time of my life. The Denver-centric live talk show conceived and hosted by local funny man and comedy promoter Onus Spears is still finding its legs, but it's a grand idea. Spears focuses on people -- writers, musicians, comics ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 21-23

    Yeah, the world might end tonight. But just in case it doesn't, hold onto some of your cash, rather than ending up like one of Harold Camping's followers. Because there will be plenty of ways to spend it this weekend in Denver, where bargain activities include skating at a roller disco, dancing away ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    September 28, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, September 28-30, 2012

    There are so many fun things to spend money on in the fall, like sweaters and butternut squash soup and fancy lattes. So why spend money on entertaining fun? Fortunately, you won't have to this weekend, since there are many worthwhile events that cost under $10 -- many of them free! From a drag fun ... More >>

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    April 13, 2012

    10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 13-15, 2012

    This weekend rules. Just saying. There's tons of stuff to do that won't leave you eating cereal for dinner for a week, and whether you want to see a feminist spoken word night, go to a huge comedy show, or dance at an art opening, it's all here -- and all for under $10. So now you've got no excuse t ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    SXSW travelogue: Wheelchair Sports Camp march for peace and makes dough busking

    Farewell, Austin: Kalyn here checking in for Wheelchair Sports Camp and Company's last night at SXSW! Grab a cup of coffee -- you missed a lot since our last check-in: We took our precious time getting out of our RV park home yesterday and loaded in our gear to The Jr (Emo's) at 6 p.m. On the way, I ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, February 17-19, 2012

    It's almost time for that holiday you've been waiting for all year -- President's Day! Well, maybe not. But at least it might get you out of work for a day, which means you can go out every day this weekend and still have Monday to recover. We've got it all for less than $10, with everything from a ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    February 18, 2011

    Tonight: The Huge Comedy Show brings T.J. Miller, Andrew Orvedahl, hugeness

    Onus Spears: One badass name.​"I don't think in terms of clean or dirty," says comedian and promoter Onus Spears. " I think in terms of funny or not funny." Spears' Huge Comedy Show, which goes down tonight, is definitely poised to be the former. Spears, who put this night together, got his ... More >>