The Arvada Center is hosting four strong exhibits right now, all part of the Unbound series. But I will focus on just one here: Unbound: Sculpture in the Field. (I'll discuss the others later this summer.) The show is highly visible -- you can even catch a glimpse from the car -- and it represents a ... More >>
After creating art there for 22 years, Phil Bender has to move out of his space at the Grant Street Art Studios, since the building has been sold, as do all the other resident artists. So starting Saturday, June 7, and continuing every Saturday through June, Bender and four other artists will be at ... More >>
Though pot's what's on the whole city's mind this marijuan-derful 4/20 weekend, the local art scene will not go up in smoke. Here are three reminders that Denver galleries serve up good vibes and even better shows every weekend of the year. See also: Teased, Torn, Coddled & Pampered at Zip 37
Whether you want to see Johnny Knoxville dressed like a grandpa, learn which forest plants are edible, or catch a sex-themed comedy show, you can do it in Denver this weekend -- for less than ten bucks! Keep reading for our list of the ten of the best deals in town, including eight that are totally ... More >>
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town. Colorado native and outdoorsman Greg Marquez of Artquez can't get enough of the Wild West, ... More >>
#62: Joe Riche When Joe Riche hit Denver as a University of Denver MFA candidate in the late '90s, he was an inventive kid with big ideas, interested in building kinetic and robotic machine-dream sculptures and unwilling to to let the size of those creative visualizations slow him down. He went on ... More >>
Chants of "Si se puede!" and "Justice!" filled the air yesterday as downtown janitors marched on 16th Street for better conditions and voted to authorize a potential strike. The contract for almost 2,300 Denver janitors will expire at the end of June, and after four weeks of negotiation with contrac ... More >>
"Motown," Darrell AndersonThe Culture of African American Art is now on display in the lobby of Republic Plaza, 370 17th Street, where the show will run through February 23. But you might want to take a look at it before the crowds descend for a reception for the artists scheduled for 5 to ... More >>
Freshii is marking its one-year anniversary on the mall.Freshii will celebrate its first anniversary on the 16th Street Mall with a week of specials that run today through May 21. For starters, the fast, eco-friendly restaurant is offering a free bottle of Honest Tea with purchase of a brea ... More >>
Lori MidsonChoLon Modern Asian Bistro was one of the big restaurants to open in 2010.While many restaurants closed in 2010, many more restaurants opened -- including such hot spots as ChoLon, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, Lou's Food Bar and, on the very last day of the year, Bittersweet. Here' ... More >>
By year's end, Broomfield-based Noodles & Company will have brought its total number of Colorado locations to 43. And with the opening of a store this August in Republic Plaza, there will be two Noodles & Co outposts on the 16th Street Mall alone, one at 303 16th Street; the other at 1460 16t ... More >>
Shela BurgessTwo more Moe's signs joined the Denver dining landscape in MayMaywas a big month for barbecue, beer and frozen yogurt, that hot new/old trend. Our round up of openings/closings: RESTAURANTS/VENUES OPENING IN MAY * Brandon's Pub, 2037 East Second Avenue Brothers Bar & Grill, 192 ... More >>
You better like brown rice and romaine lettuce. Freshii, the growing, Chicago-based fast/healthy food chain started by a former Oscar de la Renta public relations manager, opens in Republic Plaza today, bringing its wraps, rice noodles, organic oatmeal, and a multitude of other options to a ... More >>
Liz Kellermeyer Here's a formula you wouldn't think would work for a bakery in the middle of downtown Denver: Customers enter at one end of a shop, drop a dollar into a giant plastic jug, retrieve a small paper bag filled with three fresh-from-the-oven cookies and exit out the other end. ... More >>
The Four Seasons Private Residences Denver, the 45-story luxury condo building and hotel that's been under construction since September 2007, is set to be topped off this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with the ceremonial hoisting into place of the 75-foot mast that will crown the structure. With the ... More >>
Kiernan Maletsky After stopping by the Tabor Center to stare at what had been the third-floor food court, I headed down the 16th Street Mall to visit the last surviving food court: Republic Plaza. "At last," I thought, when I saw the neon and smelled the grease as I neared Court Pl.
Kiernan MaletskyWhat's left of the Panda Express, the only reminder of Tabor's food court. There's no shortage of places to get food along the 16th Street Mall. But if you're after a grab bag of mediocre grub served from metal basins behind glass barriers -- a food court, in other words -- things ... More >>
Ah, 1995: a time when entire Best Of categories were devoted to the O.J. Simpson trial, Bernie Bickerstaff and Dikembe Mutombo were still dominating the sports pages, and Mel's Bar and Grill was still new. Check out the winners from our 1995 Best Of issue after the jump.
In 1985, Westword published its second Best of Denver issue, a celebration of the city that saluted everything from the Best Cheeseburger at My Brother’s Bar to the Best Bronco (John Elway, now in his second year with the team), to another future landmark, the Best Addition to the Skyline (Herbert ... More >>
A new measuring technique may allow higher broadcast emissions on Lookout Mountain.
From the week of February 7, 2002
Community groups and broadcasters widen their battle over proposed tower construction.
Drive-through dining takes on a new meaning.
Historic Denver puts together an unlikely alliance to save some of the city's coolest buildings.
Lookout Mountain is a hot spot in the battle over broadcast emissions.
Michael Paglia's brief sketches of what's happening in the Denver art scene.
The debate regarding cell phones in restaurants rages on.
Rio Bravo Catina serves fine food, but the atmosphere can be less than grand.
June 10 - 16, 1999
January 28 - February 3, 1999
As Denver booms, a local businessman dreams of a downtown mega-scraper.
THINGS YOU DID IN DENVER WHILE YOU WERE STOPPED DEAD IN TRAFFIC ON THE WAY TO DIA.