The first time I visited El Noa Noa Mexican Restaurant, I had no expectations. It was my initiation into the ritual of strolling along Santa Fe for its First Friday art walk, which was, I found, more about being seen than seeing the art. We wanted to escape the sidewalk crowd and grab a bite and bev ... More >>
Kolache Cabin has pulled up stakes...for now. The mobile kolache kitchen, which first showed up in a vacant lot at Alameda and South Santa Fe Drive last month, was parked at Fourth and Santa Fe on Wednesday with the sign "Closed today. Back at this location tomorrow." But instead, it's now MIA. See ... More >>
Alley Cats: An All Women Art Show, which opens Friday, August 16, was the result of two friends desiring to see more gallery access in the art community. "I've not been super-pleased with how things are run in the Denver art scene," says Taylor Boylston, artist and co-curator of the show. "I got to ... More >>
It takes a lot of work to be creative. It takes even more to become a Certified Creative District in Colorado. But for the areas that are successful, it's worth the effort. Born out of a 2011 state law, the Certified Creative Districts program allows areas all over Colorado to apply for financial an ... More >>
First Friday in Denver can be quite a show, especially on Santa Fe Drive -- and Westword photographer Danielle Lirette was there on Friday night to document the scene. Below is a sampling of the scenes she snapped; see the full gallery here: First Friday on Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, August ... More >>
Looking for a 16,291 square-foot mansion on 2.15 acres with two master suites and a hibachi island in the kitchen? Try 5 Mockingbird Lane in Cherry Hills Village, one of the five most expensive homes for sale in the metro area right now. No family really needs that much space, of course, and one re ... More >>
Every year since 1986, Denver has recognized creative individuals and organizations that make an artful impact on the community with the Mayor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts. The 2012 winners were just announced, and for the first time, they were split into three new categories: Youth Arts, Ent ... More >>
The original Mile High Vienna Stand has moved from 258 Santa Fe Drive to a larger space half a block away at 300 Santa Fe, in the heart of Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. "People kept telling me we were too busy -- something I didn't think was possible," says owner Sonny Jarock. "But this new sp ... More >>
The temperature was hot, the art even hotter. Brandon Marshall brings back these photos for Westword from First Friday on Santa Fe Drive on August 3, 2012. See Also: - Slideshow: First Friday on Santa Fe
Josiah Hesse's First Friday travels took him to both Broadway and Santa Fe, where Side Show, the gallery run by Sarah and Larry Polzin and Adam Buehler, was celebrating its first anniversary.
"At one point, over 2,000 miles of narrow-gauge track probed the mountains of Colorado," claims the Colorado Railroad Museum. Granted, this ol' fixed gear bike can't really travel on any of those tracks, but it can cross them repeatedly when in the right part of town. Did you know that in 1888, tha ... More >>
If you haven't been down to Santa Fe in a while for First Friday, you can see what you've been missing through these photos shot by Laura Easley for Westword. This month's art walk included more than a few nods to Star Wars ("May the 4th be with you" and all that) and the Kentucky Derby, as well as ... More >>
Santa Fe Drive has an old American diner, a new American diner, an Ethiopian restaurant...and lots of Mexican options. And now there's sushi, too. iSushi opened yesterday at 801 Santa Fe; the Japanese restaurant is offering "simple classics," as well as dishes with "a more creative twist." View the ... More >>
What a glorious weekend -- one filled with great things to see and do. And the folks at our Backbeat Online, Cafe Society and Show and Tell blogs and Westword slide show page documented what went down as the temperatures went up. Look below for samples from posts about First Friday, Gotye live, the ... More >>
The image above -- a wonderful posed moment gone awry -- caused quite a stir in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe last year: first, as part of tbellphotographic's juried show, Is This How I Look?, where Ken Hamel gave it top honors, and again when I did the same as the jurist for the Art District on ... More >>
While First Friday is synonymous with the Art District on Santa Fe for some people, there are events in other districts as well. Here's a selection of happenings tonight -- from the Navajo, Tennyson, River North and, yes, the Santa Fe art districts.
As First Friday regulars can attest, when the Art District on Santa Fe throws a shindig, it goes all out. That's especially true in the case of the annual Santa Fe Art District Best Of exhibition, which awards artists who show in the district two ways: first, with awards given out to artists nomina ... More >>
Our Slut Walk Denver 2011 photo collection is only one of many new hotter-than-July galleries on display Check out Tech N9ne at the Fillmore, First Friday on Santa Fe, Umphrey's McGee at Red Rocks, 1 a.m. at the Shag Lounge and the best pics of June roundup on our bustling slideshow page.
While you might want to spend your day pulling pranks on your coworkers, that doesn't mean you don't still have a full weekend ahead of you. It's okay if you spent all your money on whoopee cushions (we did), because since its First Friday, there are tons of events to hit up on the che ... More >>
At Niza Knoll Gallery on Santa Fe Drive.No one in their right mind would normally try to hit four art walks all in one night, but last Friday wasn't any old First Friday, it was Denver Arts Week's Know Your Arts First Friday and, courtesy of Visit Denver flak Rich Grant, I got to do it in sty ... More >>
Drew Englander, Illiterate GalleryWhy is this First Friday different from all other First Fridays? In most ways, it isn't, and that's the real beauty of it. But it is Denver Arts Week's Know Your Arts First Friday Arts Walk, meaning the monthly evening art walk event in arts districts all ove ... More >>
Hideous Men's caravan of cassettes and friends heads to Santa Fe.Hideous Men (who's video for "Tangled" premiered in September) Phonebooks and Hollagramz will join forces with New Mexico-by-way-of-Colorado's Mystic Bummer in Santa Fe on November 13 for a giant show and fall dance party celebr ... More >>
Dylan BurkhardtWe reported last Friday that Hoffbrau Bar & Grill, 1301 Santa Fe, was set to reopen under new ownership sometime this week after a quiet closure earlier this year. And indeed, today it opened its doors -- under the name 1301 Santa Fe Tavern & Grill -- and welcomed lunch patrons ... More >>
It's been at least a week since our fair state made it on any Most Livable, Charming, Fittest or Drunkest list. So thank heavens for the folks at ForbesTraveler, the "luxury travel authority from inspiration to reservation." Its latest ingenious and largely predictable compilation of "America ... More >>
Organixx Santa Fe chicken salad is part of the November deal Jason Sheehan enjoyed the food at Organixx -- and now the natural eatery is making its food even more enjoyable, with an economic stimulus deal starting today and running through November. This month, you can get a salad, sandwich ... More >>
Many restaurants will be offering specials tonight to coincide with First Friday, and the Infinite Monkey Theorem winery, at the edge of the Santa Fe Arts District at Fifth and Santa Fe, is even hosting a wine-tasting at 5 p.m. with light bites from Masterpiece Delicatessen. For info, call 9 ... More >>
NEWSED is turning Santa Fes biggest First Friday into a party.
Santa Fe Tequila Company, El Noa Noa, green chile cheeseburger, Jason Sheehan
The art of last-minute shopping.
El Noa Noa
The Burrito Co.
A tasty tour of Sante Fe.
Another trip down Santa Fe Avenue.
A stroll down Santa Fe drive.