There's no better way to step outside of the box than by stepping immediately into a costume -- and in 2012, Denver found many ways to do so, including Comic Con, StarFest, Nan Desu Kan, Denver Cruisers bike rides and a huge line-up of concerts. We present our favorite costumes of 2012.
"When the Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre closed in 1991, the fate of the century-old building was uncertain. Although the city said it wanted to save this last vestige of the original Elitch Gardens Amusement Park, there was no money for the project..." Westword writer Bree Davies took these...
Boulder's Neptune Mountaineering hosted its first ever fashion show, "Neptune's Paradox: What's Hot for the Cold," on November 29, 2012 with 38 runway looks straight from the slopes, accompanied by a retro costume party. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
- November 2012 in Photos
Rapper action Bronson took over Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom on November 29, 2012. D-Stylz, Turner Jackson and TiRon and Ayomari opened the show. All photos by Eric Gruneisen. For more on the show, visit our full review.
- Review: Action Bronson at Cervantes, 11/29/12
- Best Band...
"Last night at the Ogden Theatre, the fist-pumping, black-shirted, skinny jeans-wearing contingent was out in full force..." For more on the Outbreak Tour's stop in Denver, which brought Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Attica and Memphis May Fire to the Ogden Theatre, read our full...
Westword photographer Brandon Marshall explored Boulder's nightlife on November 24, 2012, with stops at several Pearl Street hotspots.
- Midnight in the Ballpark Neighborhood
- Midnight in the Golden Triangle
- Midnight on East Colfax
- Midnight on South Broadway
- Midnight in LoHi
Denver's status as a great city for food is not in question -- but if it ever is, 2012 packed more than enough food news to defend that title. The year (so far) in food photos features barbecue, sushi, steak, soup, salad and food truck options galore. Warning: Don't chance it on an empty...
It has been a great year for concerts in Colorado so far, and there isn't any sign of that letting up soon. Westword presents some of the best moments our photographers have captured from shows to this point in 2012.
- 2012 in Denver Nightlife Photos
- Best Costumes of 2012
- 2012 in...
Alice Cooper brought his ghoulish live show to the Paramount Theatre on November 23, 2012. All photos by Brandon Marshall.
- Photos: The twenty most ghoulish Alice Cooper fans at the Paramount Theatre this past weekend
- Alice Cooper on partying with Keith Moon, Jim Morrison, Jimi...
Roving nightlife photographer Britt Chester trekked across the city to capture these nightlife shots on November 21, 2012. These scenes come from Punch Bowl - Social Food & Drink, Stoney's Bar and Grill, Lucky Strike, Beta Nightclub and City Hall Amphitheatre.
- Trancegiving at the...
Markus Schulz played a rowdy set at The Church on Thanksgiving Eve 2012. All photos by Britt Chester.
- Naughty Tricks and Sexy Treats at the Church
- Caffeine Go-Go Auditions at the Church
- Nightlife at the Church and Suite 200