You've picked your horse, you've dusted off your largest hat, and you're ready for your annual guzzling of mint juleps -- but if Churchill Downs isn't in your weekend travel plans, where shall you go? Westword has compiled a list of the best derby-themed parties taking place in parking lots, five-st ... More >>
Some people enjoy erotic art; some prefer animal art. Depending on which you choose, it can say a lot about your personality. But artist LewisOne thinks these two aren't mutually exclusive, and he plans to prove it when he unveils Puss N Pups: Little Naughty and Nice Art Show during the December 7 F ... More >>
Dark Dark Dark from Minneapolis makes music that draws from folk, jazz, modern classical and pop without showing favor to any of those elements in particular. Although the band's earlier material was largely written by singer/pianist Nona Marie Invie and fellow singer/clarinetist/banjo player Marsha ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock, Arts & Venues Denver and the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs just announced the 2012 recipients of the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts: Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Denver Ballet Guild and Emmanuel Gallery. The awards will be presented at a free, public c ... More >>
Like everything going green on St. Paddy's Day or ghoulish on Halloween, over the next three days our fair city will be going gay for PrideFest. And Denver's Art District on Santa Fe is no exception to this rule: For the third year running, this stretch will be transformed into a gayborhood for th ... More >>
Broadway has become a major contender on First Friday, and the crowds turned out to welcome the arrival of the Ladies Fancywork Society's new brainchild, Lowbrow, a gallery that celebrated its grand opening Friday night. "It was great to see so many people come out to support us -- many of them not ... More >>
A ticket to tonight's Start the Art benefit concert buys more than just a night of good food, a cold beer and music by Westword Music Showcase nominee Josh Novak -- it buys a chance to support a brand-new initiative to ensure kids' access to arts education. Event organizers Chris Fabian and Sarah ... More >>
Holiday beers are on tap all around town, and you'll find some good ones right at the source -- at the breweries that make them. Some of the wintery wonders you can try include Ugly Sweater at Wit's End Brewing, Winter Spice Ale (with star anise, vanilla soaked in rum, ginger and allspice) at Copper ... More >>
This past spring, we reported that Amie Arias was launching a new food truck -- an all-vegan truck, as it happens. Although it wasn't ready for the planned June launch, the Vegan Van finally made its first run last Wednesday. (The mobile food unit license from the city was issued November 17.) And ... More >>
The Bureau of Land Management's attempts to remove thousands of wild horses from public lands has generated outrage across the country, as well as Wild Horses & Renegades, a new film by Santa Fe-based filmmaker James Anaquad-Kleinert, which explores the government's unsuccessful efforts to pr ... More >>
Walker Fine Art: Mark Penner Howell, "Lotus Soup," acrylic and ink on canvas. If you think Third Friday is an invention of the Art District on Santa Fe, think again. You can give them credit, perhaps, and Santa Fe will be aglow with happenings tonight. But that doesn't explain the profusion ... More >>
The National Motorists Association lists Denver and Colorado Springs among the ten worst cities in the U.S. and Canada for speed traps, based on reported motorist sightings. And Colorado is the fourth highest state on a per capita basis when it comes to the rate of reported new radar-gun loca ... More >>
National Park ServiceIt's the first week of August, so it's likely that many of you are experiencing Endofsummeritis. You may think there's nothing you can do but watch the slow creep to winter, and before you know it, you will be shoveling your car out of six feet of snow while icicle tears form ... More >>
It's July already -- do you know where you're getting your dance on this weekend? If you're not planning on visiting the Whomp Truck's monthly First Friday bash -- featuring Thorazine, Citrus, Coult 45 and Just Ben this month on 7th and Santa Fe, starting at 6 p.m. -- well, we've got plenty m ... More >>
It's First Friday again, folks, which means another awesome edition of the Whomp Truck's series of late night shows. This show's title is Ballerado and features DJs CacheFlowe, Jantsen, S.P.E.C.T.R.E. and Dirt Monkey. The show's location is a secret so you'll have to consult the Whomp Truck's ... More >>
If you've got an itching to get some learning in this weekend in lieu of your usual plan of drinking too much, hurling and then passing out on a friend's couch, we've got a perfect event for you. Scott Banning of the itchy-O Marching Band and Cacheflowe will be giving presentations, demos and ... More >>
Joe's Buffet once occupied this Santa Fe storefront.The space at 753 Santa Fe Drive -- most recently occupied by Club 753 -- is once again dark. But the address deserves some time in the spotlight for one very good reason: It was here that the Mexican hamburger, a major Colorado contribution ... More >>
Lori Midson Ristras Santa Fe Grill, the fast-casual New Mexican joint that opened in March at 11961 Bradburn Boulevard in Westminster, closed last week. And judging from the sign posted on the door, at least a few chile heads who live in the tony 'hood are going to miss the restaurant's thick and ... More >>
It's almost over. The week, that is. Today in Backbeat Online: • One Tree Hill becoming defacto repository of Denver music. • A Shoreline Dream becoming a reality. • That's the sound of a man working on a Chain Gang. Today in Cafe Society: • Follow up on Star Kitchen. • Another Irish r ... More >>
Letters from the week of 7/17/2008
Translations Gallery changes its spots.
Art goes dry.
Brief reviews of current shows
Brief reviews of current shows
The New Mexican food at Julia Blackbird's falls flat.
Abstract sculptures and paintings look good at Walker and Fresh Art.
The interconnected art traditions of Colorado and New Mexico are showcased in area exhibits.
Driving up to Denver, the forecast is chile today, chile tomorrow.
The Museum of Contemporary Art lays out a postmodern fish story.
Made in Colorado
Readers give our food critic something to chew on.
A notable Santa Fe artist joins two locals at Havu, while a New York star makes his Denver debut.
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the mystery.
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