Colorado became the center of the cannabis universe in 2014, as the state became the first place in the world to fully legalize recreational sales of marijuana. Here, we've picked some of our favorite photos from the parties, rallies, concerts, contests and other social events from the first six months of weed freedom.
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Guard and Grace to give her take on Troy Guard's newest spot. Read the full review of Guard and Grace by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.
Performers from Colorado and beyond showed their stuff during the weekend-long Colorado Burlesque Festival, held at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret and the Paramount Theatre from July 10 to 13. All photos by Ken Hamblin
Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria and 16 more of metal's heavy hitters took the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on July 15 for the Denver stop of Mayhem Fest 2014. Trivium, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Suicide Silence, Cannibal Corpse, Emmure, Veil of Maya,...
Now in its fifth year, the Apocalyptic Ball at Tracks raised money for the Colorado AIDS Project with a drag show and an appearance from RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Delta Work. All photos by Eric Gruneisen
The Denver Automotive and Diesel Center celebrated timeless automobiles at its classic car show on July 12. The gathering included a rockabilly costume contest, body painting and hot dogs by Denver's own Biker Jim. All photos by Jake Shane
Breckenridge Brewery celebrated 24 years in business with a shindig on July 12, complete with a pig roast and live music from the Deadphish Orchestra, Colorado Goat Ropers and more. All photos by Brandon Marshall
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