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Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), August 19-21

1 month ago by Alex Brown
Summer's not over yet, and there are plenty of hot events this weekend where you can make enough memories to keep you warm all winter long. Check out live performances in Boulder, enjoy musical history by the river and rock out in general. Here are our ten favorite events for under...

Colorado Politico's Forerunner to Donald Trump's Ideological Test for Immigrants

1 month ago by Michael Roberts
Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that, if elected, he will institute an ideological test for Muslim immigrants and visitors to the United States — or, in his words, "extreme, extreme vetting." The uproar that followed was undoubtedly familiar to former Congressman Tom Tancredo, who previously ran for president, as...

The Jim Jims

7 years ago by Cory Casciato
Maybe it's bitterness, or creeping cynicism, or simply the fact that every new thing I hear has to measure up to the ever-larger pile of stuff I already know and love, but the older I get, the harder it is for anything to simply blow me away. Bottom of the...

The Green Chile Variations: From Mexico to Denver

3 months ago by Mark Antonation
As a longtime resident of Colorado (I came here the same year that John Elway did, if that helps pin me to a specific era), I not only eat more than my share of green chile, I think about it — a lot. I ponder the significance of green chile...

Beer Calendar: Crack a Bottle at Tivoli, Mockery, River North, Call to Arms

2 months ago by Jonathan Shikes
After six years of serving Odell Brewing's Levity Amber Ale as its "house" beer, Highland Tap & Burger has switched to a new brew. The popular burger joint will now be serving the amber ale from Diebolt Brewing, which is only one neighborhood away, as its house beer. Highland Tap...

Joanne Ostrow Among Denver Post Buyout Takers, Shrinkage Goal Not Met

3 months ago by Michael Roberts
Irony alert: The Denver Post's internal communication about employees taking a buyout offer announced in April included a correction. The first memo, sent out yesterday evening by new Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo (she took over from Greg Moore, who resigned in March), featured eighteen names.  A few minutes later, managing editor...

A love letter to the Jim Jims

7 years ago by Cory Casciato
If you've gotten around to reading this week's issue, you might have seen my gushing review of the incredible new record from the Jim Jims. Now, it isn't often that I do this (and by isn't often, I mean I have never done it before and may never do it...
Best Of Winner

Best Theater Season

DCPA Theatre Company

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company deserves accolades for its light, airy and beautiful As You Like It alone, as well as for All the Way, a fascinating dissection of Lyndon B. Johnson's struggle to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress (and a play that should be required viewing for everyone who intends to vote this fall). But those weren't the company's only fine achievements. There was also Theresa Rebeck's clever, provocative and entertaining The Nest, a play about a venerable bar inspired, in part, by Denver's legendary My Brother's Bar. Robert Schenkkan, who wrote All the Way, also had the daring idea of creating a musical called The 12 depicting the gathering of the disciples after the crucifixion, and the company gave it a stunning production. Another historical piece, One Night in Miami, imagined Malcolm X, Cassius Clay, singer-entrepreneur Sam Cooke, and famed NFL running back Jim Brown celebrating in a hotel room after Clay's victory over Sonny Liston; the two-person one-act Fade told the story of the difficulties faced by a Latina hired as a Hollywood television writer and her friendship with the janitor who cleans her office. And then Tribes, which had a partially deaf protagonist, explored profound questions about communication — verbal, silent, physical, written — and the function of sound in our lives, as well as the meaning of family and community. Artistic director Kent Thompson has been supporting new work, creating on-stage diversity and hiring women and minority playwrights since his 2005 arrival in Denver, and year by year his vision solidifies and bears more interesting fruit.

Ten Top Spots to Celebrate Opening Day in Denver

6 months ago by Ben Landreth
Nothing marks the arrival of spring in Denver more than the Rockies' home opener. The cheers of the crowd, over-priced yet completely toothsome stadium foods, cold beer, hot sun and the resounding chorus of "Hey! Baby" — these are what spring days are made for. On Friday, April 8, the...

Three Things to Do for Free in Denver, March 21-24

6 months ago by Alex Brown
The sun's staying out late and you should be, too: There's plenty to do around Denver that won't empty your wallet. This week we're nerding out, getting quizzed and laughing at lectures. Check out the Westword calendar for more to do, and let us know in the comments section if...


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