On January 5, 2013, Fusion Factory held an open audition for new go-go dancers and hula-hoopers to perform during Mardia Gras. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
- SoCo Clubs Go-Go Dancer Auditions
- Caffeine GoGo Auditions at the Church
- Babes Around Denver Go-Go Dance Auditions
Roving nightlife photographer Brandon Marshall captured these nightlife candids on Market Street at spots including LoDo's, Pat's, Croc's and Oasis.
- Midnight in the RiNo Neighborhood
- Midnight in the Ballpark Neighborhood
- Midnight in the Golden Triangle
- Midnight on East...
With only a week's notice to the public, hip hangout Old Curtis Street Bar closed on January 5, 2012 with a final night of music and mayhem. The building that hosts it has been sold. All photos by Christopher Morgan.
For more information, read, "Old Curtis Street Bar closing this weekend."
Babes Around Denver, the city's regular gathering of the lesbian social scene, took to Tracks for a Broncos appreciation night on January 4, 2013. All photos by Christopher Marshall.
- Lady Gaga After-Party at Tracks
- Tracks 2000 Reunion Party
- Drama Drag at Tracks
Roving nightlife photographer Christopher Morgan captured these scenes from the Santa Fe Arts District on January 4, 2013.
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In honor of Amendment 64's passing -- and the continuing updates on the budding law -- Westword compiled these comparisons between the old faces of marijuana in Colorado and our predictions for 2013. All illustrations by Art Director Jay Vollmar.
See also: Ten dankest strains of 2012
This week's cover story looks into the tumultuous life and strange death of Kimmyan Franklin. A former bartender at the Lion's Lair and bright light of Denver's music scene, Franklin was widely mourned when she passed away last summer at the age of 39. What follows is a photographic tribute to...
In this week's food review, Cafe Society food critic Gretchen Kurtz visits Kachina to sample its Southwestern cuisine. Read the full Kachina Southwestern Grill restaurant review.
Mark Manger brought back these photos from the restaurant.
To raise money for the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado, hundreds of people spent the first morning of their new year jumping into the water at the Boulder Reservoir during the 30th annual Polar Plunge. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
See also: The Polar Plunge 2012
Hosted by Collective 360, the New Year's Eve block party at the Crowne Plaza featured a selection of go-go dancers and DJs through the end of 2012. All photos by Jim Wills.
- The people of Decadence New Year's Eve
- White Rose Gala on NEw Year's Eve
- Nan Desu Kan Costume Ball
Sound legend Amon Tobin closed out 2012 with a DJ set at City Hall on December 31, 2012. All photos by Britt Chester.
- Amon Tobin on the perks of technology and why all electronic music is called dubstep these days
- STS9 at the Fillmore
- People of Decadence New Year's Eve
The Renaissance Denver Hotel filled up with formally attired anime and science fiction fans on New Year's Eve for Nan Desu Kan's annual end-of-the-year costume ball. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
- Best Costumes of Nan Desu Kan 2012
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