Denver's cosplay game is strong. Over the past seven months, photographer Danielle Lirette visited sci-fi, anime, Star Wars and steampunk conventions around Denver, capturing some of the most creative and eye-catching costumes. Here, we share fifty of our favorites.
The Denver Cruisers were positively glowing on their recent You Light Up My Life ride, which had participants festooning their bikes and bodies with glowsticks, LEDs and all other manner of lights. All photos by Brandon Marshall
Michael Paglia visits the Arvada Center in this week's review, taking in a show that exhibits the expansion of the center’s available art space. Many well known Colorado artists have contributed sculptures or installations to this collective body of work.
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits LowDown Brewery + Kitchen to give her take on their lighter bar fare. Read the full review of LowDown Brewery + Kitchen by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
Herbivores unite! The Jefferson County Fairgrounds hosted VegFest Colorado on July 5 and 6, where plant-eaters gathered to enjoy vegan and vegetarian food, cooking demos and more. All photos by Jake Shane
Lovers of food, performance and the visual arts converged in Cherry Creek on July 4, 5 and 6 for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the neighborhood's annual three-day celebration of creation. All photos by Ken HamblinSee also: Turkey legs and treats at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Denver's South Broadway district was buzzing with activity Fourth of July weekend as revelers turned out to make the most of their time off. Roving nightlife photographer Ken Hamblin was on hand to capture the party
Fans from Colorado and beyond streamed down to South Park on Fourth of July weekend to see Paper Diamond, Slightly Stoopid, Tech N9ne at the cannabis-friendly South Park Music Festival. All photos by Antonio Valenzuela
What better way to celebrate America's birthday than with a cookout? Patrons at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival were treated to a smorgasbord of festival foods, from marshmallow treats to turkey legs. All photos by Lori Midson
It wouldn't be Fourth of July weekend at Red Rocks without Umphrey's McGee. The jam legends headlined the venue for the fifth year in a row for UMerica, with The Motet providing backup. All photos by Eric Gruneisen
Canadian dubstep maestros Zeds Dead rattled Red Rocks with Swedish DJ duo Dada Life on July 3. Joey Bada$$, Manic Focus, Grand Theft, Basscrooks and Omar Linx rounded out the bill. All photos by Aaron Thackeray