Anything goes on First Friday, and in October, some of the goings-on take a spooky turn for the witching season. Whether you're looking for highbrow or lowbrow, we've got a selection that covers both; keep reading for details. See also: Albert Chong: The Photomosaics/Mark Amerika Book Release
Somewhere between the first time a cave man chiseled an idea into stone and an early adopter tweeted a phrase in 140 characters, the zine was born. Zines are self-published magazines, often hand-drawn, collaged, typed on old-fashioned typewriters or scrawled in Sharpie, pen and pencil. The contents ... More >>
If you're fond of the Dave Matthews Band, you'll want to bust out your Sharpie and circle Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 on your calendar. That's when Mr. Matthews and company are slated to make their return to Colorado, or more specifically to Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, ... More >>
Welcome to the (long) weekend! As the summer heat continues, so do the shows. There's a great variety to choose from over the next few days, a healthy mix of imports and exports. We have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and break ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! If you haven't made plans yet, there's an unreal number of shows, from five different festivals to several CD release shows to old school hip-hop. Of course, we have them all listed in our massive concert calendar. If you're feeling industrious, print that bad boy out and bre ... More >>
See also: - Brennen Bryarly goes Into the Night as option4 - Parting words: A Sauna Q&A before its farewell show - Sharon Van Etten Q&A: "I get nervous sometimes that my songs are too personal" - Q&A with Brendan Perry of Dead Can Dance - Q&A with Derek Vincent Smith of Pretty Lights Welcome to the ... More >>
Although Colorado is home to some veggie-friendly chains (Chipotle, Garbanzo, etc.), we're never sure about chains that originate in other states. Which 'Wich?, which got its start in Dallas, was one of those unknown quantities -- but now we're happy to report that it offers more than one vegetarian ... More >>
When we think back to the ideal of the true "American Dream," images of freedom and the great frontier contribute to the Manifest Destiny that shaped our country. Artist, sculptor and Colorado native Francisco Sotomayor combined that revolutionary mindset with imagery from American culture to form h ... More >>
I can't claim to own this idea. I picked it up secondhand from my sister, who told me that when her friend gets junk mail with return envelopes that say "no postage necessary if mailed in the United States," he sends it back. With stuff in it. What kind of stuff, I'm not sure. But I stole the idea - ... More >>
Cappuccinos for kids? On a recent episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert tipped his hat to Brooklyn baristas for creating the diminutive coffee drinks and "hooking babies on the foam dragon." And why not? Getting our nation's spawn to recognize the dual benefits of espresso addiction and eff ... More >>
Occupy Denver clashed with the Denver Police Department again last night over a recently built cardboard shelter in Civic Center Park. Later dubbed "the Thundercube" because of the symbol the Thunderdome has become regarding the group's rights, the small, ceiling-free fort was built from abou ... More >>
So, if Facebook is the future of social discourse, it should be no surprise that it's been a forum for Occupy Wall Street discussions and visual arguments. Pictures, cartoons, graphics -- anti-Occupy Facebookers have taken to the virtual streets of Zuckerberg's city to fight Occupy Wall Stree ... More >>
The Big Draw: magnetic attraction. There is really no way to forget 9/11 on its tenth anniversary, but there are ways to acknowledge it and maybe move on, some small act that we can do. What remains important is people -- people communing with other people, shoulder-to-shoulder, possibly in ... More >>
J. WohletzIt is way too soon for this crap to be vintage. The only things more creepy than miniatures, dolls and toys that are supposed to be creepy are ones that are unintentionally disturbing. And the kindly volunteers who worked this weekend were blissfully unaware of the darkly bizarre ... More >>
So even though it's barely in the rearview, we just confirmed the date for next year's Showcase. Got your calendar? Good. Whip out your red Sharpie and put a big old circle around Saturday, June 16. That's right: Same weekend next year. Don't worry, you'll get plenty of reminders between now ... More >>
Welcome to In the Weeds. Kyle has generously agreed to give me a shift or two on this column. I've been in the food-service industry for eighteen years, back and front of the house. Waiting tables is one of those jobs that make you want to gnaw on the end of a shotgun. Here's just one of the ... More >>
Less than a month left until this year's Mile High Music Festival. Figured out your itinerary yet? We have. Well, sorta. My Morning Jacket, Weezer, Phoenix, Drive-By Truckers, Ozomatli, Damian Marley & Nas are on our shortlist so far. The full schedule was just released a few moments ago, and ... More >>
Just when you thought it was safe to lock in your summer plans, the just announced Newhoma Camping and Music Festival might make you pull your calendar back out and reach for your red Sharpie. Georgia jam rockers Outformation, avante garde NYC jazz cats Sex Mob and local jam rock superband ... More >>
Libby Langdon, not suited up for the Super BowlCheap and easy -- no, I'm not talking about your mom, but throwing a Super Bowl party. It's cheap and easy, at least according to Libby Langdon, whose impeccable party credentials include hosting her own show on HGTV and being the makeup guru o ... More >>
"It's getting harder being green all the time..."Last week, we told you about the closure of Lafayette's Peak to Peak Charter School, caused by the discovery in a parking lot of a bag containing a Kermit the Frog doll that looked "bloody." Cops have now gotten to the bottom of the story, whi ... More >>
Did you catch Daughtry's New Year's Eve performance? We saw a clip, and the dude, who apparently gets mistaken for Vin Diesel a lot, has facial hair and eyebrows that kind of look like they were drawn on his face with Sharpie. Seems a little distracting if you ask us, but the Times Square crowd w ... More >>
"Echo base. We found 'em.""Laura!" "What?' "Laura!" "What!" "We need to get rich. Like, immediately." "Sounds good to me." "No, seriously. Right now. We need money." "Any particular reason, Jay?" Yes. One very particular reason. Because I just got the new ThinkGeek catalog in t ... More >>
How did anti-graffiti detectives finally pop KOZE, leader of one of Denver's most notorious graffiti crews? By getting one of his associates to flip on him in court. But the three mural-like graffiti "pieces" that prompted a jury to convict 27-year-old Timothy Barajas of seven misdemeanor counts of ... More >>
Mr. CargoLast week, we asked actual twits why we should follow them. We received many amusing responses from lots of people, including an unreasonable amount from one Mr. Cargo (@defconqueso) who gets th enod this week for both his dogged persistence in winning us over, and the fact he's actu ... More >>
All right, so if you're racking your brain trying to think of things to get us for our birthday or whatever, stop. Here's what we want. Floorside seats to the Nuggets on Monday night? Naw. A 1987 Honda CRX? Eh-eh. We want a toy, this toy, in fact, a GG Allin bobblehead. What do you mean, how old are ... More >>
Really? Why, that's fascinating! This week, Westword explores the strange odyssey of Timothy Thomason, a cancer patient who went to the downtown Denver jail in 2006 for what amounted to an expired medical marijuana permit, had his life-sustaining pain medication confiscated — and was detained fo ... More >>
From a bike ride to a meat-industry protest, summer finds Denver in a state of undress.
Click here for a slide show. In beginner’s art classes, developing artists learn to depict the subtle difference between nudity and nakedness. An ideal portrait of the human figure, such as the statue of David, is a nude. A less flattering vision of one without clothes – straight-up free boobin ... More >>
Mikey Goldenberg, the executive producer of the Alice 105.9 morning show starring jocks BJ, Howie & Jennifer, has come up with an idea perfectly calibrated for the post-Warhol age, when fame (of a sort) is available to anyone willing to post a video on YouTube of himself being injured in a comic way ... More >>
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