Santa Claus

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    New Denver shows: Vans Warped Tour, De La Soul, Sno-Core Tour, ticket on sale dates

    This year's installment of the Vans Warped Tour, which features Saves the Day, Mayday Parade, For Today, I the Mighty, the Ghost Inside, Teenage Bottlerocket, is slated to drop by Denver on Sunday, June 15. Tickets range from $28.50-$48.95 and are on sale now. Keep reading to see what other shows ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Golden Moon open house, restaurant tours and sultry burlesque on the culinary calendar

    Golden Moon Distillery is hosting an open house this weekend, offering provide guests samples of its hand-crafted herb liquors made in the same artisan fashion that originated in the mid-to-late 1800s. Although deeply rooted in traditional, old-school booze, these distillers are hip to the cocktail- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Beer vs. Wine at TAG Burger Bar tonight, Ronald McDonald benefit today

    What better way to celebrate the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition than a big booze battle? Head to TAG Burger Bar at 6:30 p.m. tonight for a fight of epic alcoholic proportions during Beer vs. Wine, when Infinite Monkey Theorem and Prost Brewing will battle it out to see who does the best jo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2013
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    January 3, 2013
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    February 1, 2012

    What questions would YOU ask John Waters?

    ​What's better than Santa Claus coming to town? John Waters coming to Denver. He's a lot like Santa, except his bag of toys is for adults only, his trademark mustache is neatly trimmed, and his elves include Patty Hearst, Traci Lords and Liz Renay. Waters will be presenting An Evening with Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Santa shreds the slopes: Six sick shots from ski country

    Photo courtesy Copper Mountain Resort​Santa didn't bring much in the way of fresh snow for Christmas (apparently some of you skiers and snowboarders out there have been naughty this year) but he did manage to get some turns in after making his rounds in Colorado, shredding his way into the Fac ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder enlists the Fray and other friends for a holiday concert at the Ogden

    ​Fresh off a stint entertaining the President and First Lady at the White House for the annual National Tree Lighting ceremony with Ellie Goulding and Kermit the Frog, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is back in the Mile High City and ready to ring in the holidays with us. And the dude comes bearing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Occupy Christmas: What protesters could learn from the true meaning of the holidays

    Please don't steal Christmas, Occupy Movement.​There once was a Grinch who hated Christmas. By extension, he also hated a group of creatures called Whos who loved Christmas, and so one night he snuck into their village and stole all of their Christmas presents, which did not deter them from ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Q&A with Kosher Chinese author Michael Levy

    ​In September 2005, the Peace Corps shipped Michael Levy to Guiyang, the largest city in southern China's relatively rural Guizhou Province. He didn't speak Chinese, but he tried to immerse himself in the culture during his two-and-a-half years there, and while he arrived in Guiyang as a veget ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Santa's appearance at DIA was the crappiest Christmas miracle ever

    Photo courtesy Denver Int'l Airport​If you think about it, Santa is kind of like God: He's omniscient (he knows when you are sleeping), he's omnipresent (how else does he deliver presents to everyone except for kids in third-world countries all in one night?), not to mention he sits in judgmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Trashy yard shines the cold light of day on holiday decorations: Kenny Be's Yard Arteology

    Yard Arteology: The study of neighbors through their lawn decorations... Holiday 2010: Santa Down!​ By day, the white electrical cords that power the lights of the holiday yard display pictured above look like an alien plant species that has slithered across the yard to strangle Santa Claus an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Here's a Juggalo Christmas card

    ​Juggalos celebrate just like the rest of us, only Insane Clown Posse Santa Clauses wield meat cleavers, just because, really. Backbeat received this holiday greeting from the folks at Pscyhopathic Records and we're sharing it with you. This card could be a collector's item one day. If you w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Ten non-traditional Christmas records you should listen to this year

    Stop! You don't have to!​So we're well into the Christmas season, and chances are good you're getting a bit tired of Nat King Cole and Bing Crosby and the Time-Life Christmas collection in general. What had been a charming return to familiar holiday standards -- and perhaps the only reason to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Top five foods to leave Santa instead of cookies

    "You'd better watch your ass, Rudy -- Palin's got a gun"​ Over the years, poor St. Nick has been subjected to countless glasses of room-temperature milk and endless holiday plates of instantly-stale-out-of-the-oven sugar cookies dotted with those tiny silver-ball decorations (they're actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Tonight: Eddie Money at Grizzly Rose

    ​Although the flier touts Eddie Money's appearance tonight at the Grizzly Rose as a chance to see a live performance of "Everybody Loves Christmas" from the Santa Claus 2 soundtrack, we know why you really want to go. It's the same reason we would go -- to see Money sing "Take Me Home Tonight" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Parking ticket Scrooge: Has the holiday spirit expired?

    Scrooged!​When I pulled up in front of the Denver Motor Vehicle office on Welton yesterday, the parking lot was full and the line was spilling out the front door. With what looked like a long wait ahead of me, I loaded the parking meter to the max. Good news: an hour and 53 minutes later, I di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Heavy Rotation, our top spins for the week of December 21, 2009

    ​As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009
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    November 26, 2009
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    November 19, 2009

    Tweetup for tots tonight

    ​The holiday season is in full swing, and even Denver's monthly Tweetup is getting in on the action. The November meeting of the Twitter faithful is pairing up with the Denver Santa Claus Shop for the latest event, to help ensure a merry Christmas (or other culturally appropriate winter holi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Jobbed: Here comes Santa Claus

    ​ The Job, as posted online: Santa Claus Qualifications: You must look the part and have a jovial personality to thrill the kids. Responsibilities: Being Santa Fri, Sat & Sun evenings from 12/4 through 12/20 and the 21st, 22nd & 23rd in downtown Denver. Costume furnished. Pay: N/A, but a co ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 30, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Is a lump of coal a good thing?

    Gas is less than half what it was a few months ago, and Xcel is actually planning to lower rates after the new year. But savor those cheap energy prices while you can. Like Santa Claus, painful new hikes are coming to town, probably sooner than later.  One lump of coal in the stocking comes court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Beyond Playlist presents Xmas-rated, part two: Reissues and Retreads

    This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part two features "Reissues and R ... More >>

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    No Chubbies? Fat Chance

    The Anti-Gym's Michael Karolchyk says he wants you to hate him, and the media's eating up every word — even the little white lies.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2007
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    December 20, 2007

    Two Mittens Up

    Santa hosts a holiday movie screening.

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    December to Remember

    A Child's Christmas in Wales waxes nostalgic.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Weekend Update

    Make as many jokes as you like, but thanks to one Al Gore head-turning moment, Earth Day’s suddenly become important again. So what will you be doing about it? Here are a few suggestions on how to jump-start your social consciousness. In LoDo Ground Zero, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado and ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 14, 2006
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    July 31, 2006

    Getting Off on the Rocks

    The bands on the July 29 Red Rocks bill don't qualify as the newest and hottest combos on the planet. Ween, the show's headliner, actually formed way back in 1984, although its first long-player wasn't released until 1990. The Flaming Lips, which played in the second slot, are even older, springing ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2004

    Religious Rite

    Denver's Christmas display could use a new coat of hay.

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2004

    Talking Shop

    The early bird gets the bargain

  • Dining

    December 18, 2003

    Drink of the Week

    Succo Vaffanculodi Mario

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Tights Fit

    Elf has all the trimmings of a holiday standard.

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    Off Limits

    The shining

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2002

    Free For All

    Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Crosstown Traffic

    Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.

  • Culture

    December 14, 2000

    Miracles Happen

    Nomad Theatre's production of Miracle on 34th Street evokes the proper responses.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000


    Kid A
    (EMI/Capitol Records)

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    X Marks the Spot

    Former SST producer Spot brings underground Celtic sounds into the light.

  • Music

    December 16, 1999


    Midnite Vultures

  • Music

    December 19, 1996
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    January 17, 1996
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    January 3, 1996
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    December 27, 1995
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    March 16, 1994
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