Before the advent of online dating, people used to meet their dating partners in real life, making it slightly easier to get a feel for personalities, lifestyles, families, personal assets and compatibilities. Internet-based dating admittedly is a more convenient way to meet people, but it's got its ... More >>
Down & Derby's first night at City Hall was a romantic one. The monthly adult skate night, formerly held at the Exdo Event Center, took on Valentine's Day (albeit a little belatedly) over the weekend with a love-filled, heart-bedazzled party. Roving Westword nightlife photographer Jim Wills stopped ... More >>
A proposed bike lane for 15th Street has been a hot topic in the cycling community, with the advocacy organization BikeDenver making its feelings known at a Valentine's Day love-in at which members presented more than 200 I-love-bike-lanes cards to Mayor Michael Hancock's office; see photos below. M ... More >>
Denver blog posts bring the love -- especially today. Colorado Pols parses a John Hickenlooper message that revives his fracking-fluid-tasting moment. At Mile High Mamas, Nancy Sharp shares a Valentine's Day tale of finding love after loss. Coyote Gulch: Statewide, the snowpack is 75 percent of a ... More >>
Tivoli Brewing, which owns the trademarks to several historic Denver beer brands, has released its second beer, Sigi's Wild Horse Buck Beer, based on the recipe for an incredibly popular beer that was first brewed in Denver 139 years ago. New Belgium Brewing is releasing Rampant Imperial IPA this m ... More >>
With Valentine's Day just a few day away, we can all use all the help we can get in the love department. So what better time than now to delve into the R. Kelly cannon and pull out some valuable lessons on love? Is there anyone who knows the ways of love better than the R&B Thug? Exactly. He's been ... More >>
Stout Month is in full effect right now at the Vine Street Pub in Denver, as well as the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder. The twentieth annual version of this awesome display of the dark arts features many of the stouts that Mountain Sun has become famous for, along with new brews, lik ... More >>
Instead of staring into the empty abyss of your wallet, get out of the house and have some fun for free. From listening to a lecture by an esteemed art critic to watching a 35mm film to ice-skating in your pajamas, there are plenty of options out there. Look at the online Westword calendar for more ... More >>
Several Denver breweries and restaurants will serve as mini art galleries between now and February 10, displaying the work of more than twenty artists who use recycled skis and snowboards as their canvases. The displays are part of Art of Winter, "a snow-inspired exhibition featuring Colorado artist ... More >>
Parisi Italian Market, 4401 Tennyson Street, closed over the weekend for renovations. The space is set to open in "plenty of time for Valentine's Day"; check the restaurant's website for updates. And here's a taste of what else is on the culinary calendar this week:
Erick Perez's sentencing this week for second degree assault and unlawful sexual conduct brings to a close the prosecution of a highly unusual case that led to the conviction of five other young men -- some of them teenagers when the crime was committed. It started with a party. And it ended with a ... More >>
Couples looking for an off-the-wall activity tonight -- those hungry for more than love -- should check out Mezcal's Couples Taco-Eating Contest, in which the competing couple that eats the most tacos (filled with either chicken or mixed veggies) wins a $150 gift card and a trophy. Although the rost ... More >>
Forget romance: drink lust-worthy wines.Romance, shmomance. We've had it up to here with all the laughably predictable recommendations and ill-advised wine pairings that show up like clockwork every year at this time. We're not hatin' on love or anything -- but since when is the notion of cel ... More >>
The Denver Clerk and Recorder's Office does not mess around when it comes to love. They love love. They love it so much that they converted their bland beige conference room -- known today as the "Sweetheart Bistro" -- into an explosion of shiny red hearts, Cupid-shaped confetti and fake rose petals ... More >>
The pink Comida taco truck has been a regular sight on the streets of Boulder for the last few years, and it's about to get a stationary counterpart: Rayme Rossello's Comida Cantina will open its doors in Longmont next Friday, serving up tacos, tortas and tostados -- with licuados and cocktails to p ... More >>
There will be beer dinners celebrating local brews this week, as well as several wine events -- and restaurants are gearing up for the all-important Valentine's Day dinners, too. Here's a taste of what's on the menu:
Jim NarcyAnother must-see date to circle in blood red ink: Saturday, August 13. Trust us: you will NOT want to miss this show. Planes Mistaken for Stars is getting back together for a reunion show at 3 Kings Tavern. Planes was one of the most kickass and ferocious bands to ever call Denver ho ... More >>
Brooklyn's Greenpoint held a Phil Collins parade as an antidote to Valentine's Day (and sincerity, presumably). More than 250 people showed up, and the revelry got so out of hand that the cops had to show up and explain what was acceptable behavior for these sorts of things. Dancing on the ro ... More >>
Lori MidsonI stayed as far away as I could last night from the Valentine's Day shit show, choosing instead to plop my ass down on a stool at a neighborhood bar, where I drank pear cider, did shots of Fernet-Branca, listened to a mellow band and noshed on bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Can you gue ... More >>
There are many sweet deals in Denver today. To whet your appetite for romance, for example, Lola's Sugar Rush, the candy/gift store at 2490 West Main Street in Littleton, will be donating 10 percent of all sales today to the Denver Children's Advocacy Center. That's just the start of the lo ... More >>
Big pics below.Updated, 10:48 a.m.: Loveland promotes itself as "the Sweetheart City" via a remailing program that stamps Valentine's Day cards with the community's postmark. WithLoveFromLoveland.com, a website that offers free V-Day e-cards, isn't an official part of this project, which is ... More >>
Dressing up like this is not a half bad idea.If you've been in your relationship for a while, chances are your Valentine's Day can be a pretty laid-back affair -- a rose will suffice, or a nice card, just something to show her that you're thinking about her and you care. If your relationship ... More >>
A Flickr photo.The week's starting off with a big, heart-shaped bang and winding down with chili cook-offs and docent dinners. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, February 14: There are far too many Valentine's Day events to list here; check our online listings to see all the heart-warm ... More >>
someecardsNo matter your current Facebook relationship status, Valentine's Day is a miserable holiday. If you're not working it, you're either frantically dialing for a last-minute reservation at an already overbooked restaurant, bitterly downing a pint of Ben & Jerry's on your couch or avoid ... More >>
Mile High Pizza Pie, the downtown pizzeria currently hustling a 7.5-pound calzone that, should you successfully stuff it down your piehole, will likely cause your heart to stop, is offering a gentler, kinder Valentine's Day pizza to make your heart beat faster. For the remainder of the day, ... More >>
That special day is coming right up. The day when your significant other -- whether it's on credit or true love -- will ask what you're going to make for dinner. If it's not reservations, you need to plan your Valentine's Day evening very, very carefully. Here's what not to do:
When she grimaces, it's a good indication she's not into it.Valentine's Day is coming up, and if you're anything like us, that means you're thinking up ways to make awkward passes at your co-workers, because we're pretty sure that OSHA ruled back in 1997 that sexual harassment doesn't count i ... More >>
Valentine's Day is less than a week away, and Visit Denver, the city's official tourism bureau, wants businesses here to get a piece of the action. Its Facebook page declares D-town to be "a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers' holiday" and offers "great hotel deals at som ... More >>
This Valentine's Day, Denver funk band Bop Skizzum wants to end relationships. Well, crappy ones, anyway. They're offering to create personalized video messages to fans that will include their song "I'm So Much Cooler," which is about knowing your girl/guy crush is dating the wrong guy/girl. ... More >>
Making fondue can be as easy as melting cheese over a campfire -- or elaborate enough to create an elegant Valentine's Day dinner. At Fireside Fondue Wine Dinner, a cooking class from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, you should pick up some handy hints for that romantic holiday. The class, sponsored ... More >>
Pizzeria LocaleThe Frasca Food & Wine expansion into two new concepts has been a trying experience for everyone involved, largely because of a specially built Italian oven that was slated to anchor the project. The first oven, shipped in pieces, was held up in Customs before it was eventually ... More >>
Courtesy of shankar,shiva's FlickrIn the last two days I have overheard three different people discussing their carefully crafted Valentine's Day date playlists. Once I stifled the gag reflex, I started to wonder when the hell dates started requiring customized, more importantly, premeditated soundt ... More >>
Good news for the lovelorn on St. Valentine's Day! Stop looking in all the wrong places and follow the sign pictured above to find love right here in Denver. This tunnel of love is located downtown, on the Cherry Creek pedestrian path, just north of the Larimer Street entrance. It appears th ... More >>
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