Fans of classic arcade games gathered at 1UP last weekend for Kong Off 3, the world Donkey Kong championships. Jeff Willms took his second consecutive win in the competition, with Ross Benziger and Hank Chien following closely behind. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.
Coloradoan producer Michal Menert's Space Jazz tour landed at the Fillmore Auditorium on November 16, bringing Killer Mike and El-P's rap duo Run the Jewels with it. SuperVision, Mikey Thunder, JK Soul, and the BeatServer rounded out the bill. All photos by Darian Simon
This takes dressing up for the symphony to a whole new level. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra paid homage to that ultimate celebration of geekdom, Comic-Con, on November 16 ,with performances of classic scores from movies, TV shows, and video games, including Journey. DeVotchKa's Nick Urata sat...
Canadian dubstep producer Excision and hip-hop group Deltron 3030 were among the acts the showed up at 1stBank Center for the Boom Festival on November 15. Also on the bill were Cookie Monsta, Funtcase, ill.gates, Brillz, and Robotic Pirate Monkey. All photos by Eric Gruneisen.
When Yasiin Bey dropped out of Shredded Beats, organizers found a high-powered replacement: Nas, who performed at the Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on November 15. Justin Bua rounded out the bill with live painting and a lecture. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
Eighteen craft breweries, including Crooked Stave, TRVE, and Elevation beer company set up shop in the EXDO Event Center on November 14 for the 2013 edition of Chef and Brew. The event paired breweries with individual chefs for a shot at a cash prize. Strange Brewing and CY Steak took home...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service crushed six tons of illegal ivory at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge on November 14. The crushed ivory, which represents the bulk of the U.S. government's stash, will be donated to a museum. All photos by Nate Hemmert.
Nine Inch Nails' Tension tour came to 1stBank Center in Broomfield on November 13, with songs from both the band's new record, Hesitation Marks, and its back catalog. All photos by Aaron Thackeray. Read our review of Nine Inch Nails' concert.
The Denver brewing landscape got just a little bit bigger over the past few weeks with the opening of two new breweries, Jagged Mountain in the Ballpark neighborhood and Grist in Highlands Ranch. We sent photographers Darian Simon and Scott Lentz to take a look.
In this week's restaurant review, Westword food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Vesper Lounge to give her take on the newest spot from Frank Bonanno. Read the full review of Vesper Lounge by Gretchen Kurtz. Photos by Danielle Lirette for Westword.