• 5 Seconds of Summer Made Teenage Dreams Come True
    August 24 at 11:29 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    Mega-popular pop band 5 Seconds of Summer brought its headlining tour to Denver's Pepsi Center last night, Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Hey Violet and Roy English opened the show for legions of screaming 5SOS fans. The band of "super-cute" Aussie…

  • Franco Spatola Brings Sicilian Cuisine to West Highland With Spatola
    August 24 at 5:40 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Francesco Spatola had run an Italian bakery for more than a decade when he opened Spatola this summer. The West Highland restaurant showcases Sicily's rich gastronomic heritage.“Sicilian cuisine,” he explains, “is the result of the cultural…

  • Pinups and Retro Wheels at Rock-A-Billies Bar & Grill
    August 23 at 11:47 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Fun-lovers at Arvada's Rock-A-Billies Bar & Grill went back in time on August 20 for the fifth annual Rockabilly Revival & Pinup Girl Revue, a swinging pinup-girl beauty pageant with a community classic car show sponsored by Cruisin' Productions.…


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  • Museo de las Americas Throws a Silver Anniversary Bash
    August 22 at 1:50 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    From determined beginnings in a bare office housing big dreams, Museo de las Americas has weathered the test of time over 25 years to become a vital part of the Art District on Santa Fe, blooming and growing with the rest of the Lincoln Park/La…

  • Palisade Peaches Shine at the Lafayette Peach Festival
    August 22 at 1:09 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    Colorado's peach harvest is looking better than ever; folks showed up in droves to the 17th Annual Lafayette Peach Festival on Saturday to purchase fruit by the crate and sample all things peachy. There was peach pie, peach ice cream, peach…

  • A New Downtown Beer Garden Comes to Skyline Park
    August 22 at 1:08 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    The Downtown Denver Partnership launched its pop-up beer garden in Skyline Park at 16th and Arapahoe streets on Friday, featuring a burgers, bratwursts and a dozen Colorado brews, plus plenty of activities — from putt-putt golf to outdoor Foosball…

  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Come Home for the First Time to Red Rocks
    August 22 at 9:37 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Hometown favorites Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats played their first headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, August 21, 2016. Caroline Rose and folk duo Shovels & Rope opened the show. Writer Chris Walker says, "What was clear…

  • Corks and Forks Brought Great Food and Great Views
    August 19 at 12:18 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    One of the best rooftop patios in Denver isn't the typical food lover's destination, but ticket holders for last night's Corks & Forks charity event got a chance to enjoy great wine and culinary creations from local chefs on the Rooftop Terrace &…

  • Pitbull Rules the World
    August 19 at 10:24 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Pitbull, aka Mr. Worldwide, aka Mr. 305, brought the Pepsi Center down Thursday night. Between playing his club hits old and new, he took jabs at immigrant-hater Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and lauded all the wonderful things about…

  • Ryan Adams and Kurt Vile Shine on the Rocks
    August 18 at 11:21 a.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    Red Rocks is a beautiful place, especially when Ryan Adams makes his annual appearance. After Kurt Vile and the Violators warmed up a packed amphitheater with their grungy rock, Ryan Adams and the Shining hit the stage with a high-energy set,…

  • Digable Planets' Reunion Show Was Worth the Wait.
    August 17 at 11:44 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    It was a throwback of the best kind on August 16 at the Gothic Theatre as "Butterfly," "Ladybug Mecca" and "Doodlebug" of the Digable Planets showed their fans that nothing has been lost in the ferocity and downright funkiness of their live…

  • Dirty Heads Nearly Upstaged by Lightning, Rain at Red Rocks
    August 17 at 11:36 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Leave it to Colorado's temperamental weather to steal a show at Red Rocks. SoCal reggae band Dirty Heads' show on Tuesday, August 16, saw three weather-related PSAs, in which concert attendees were encouraged to sit in their cars to wait out a bad…

  • Dylan Moore Is Back in the Kitchen at Moxie Eatery
    August 17 at 5:39 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Veteran restaurateur Dylan Moore is back. He opened Moxie Eatery this spring on Broadway, just a few steps away from where he once ran Deluxe and Delite. In this week's Chef and Tell, he talks with Gretchen Kurtz about taking a break and his plans…

  • Myths and Legends Con Was Epic!
    August 15 at 5:12 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Pros at cons were out in force for the Myths and Legends Con at the Ramada Plaza Northglenn this past weekend, where the activities ranged from geek crafts to epic rap battles to appearances by celebrated author Jim Butcher. Photographer Danielle…

  • A Fine Dining Time at the Cherry Creek North Food & Wine Festival
    August 15 at 4:55 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Cherry Creek North held its eighth annual Food & Wine Festival on Saturday, August 13, featuring the neighborhood's finest food and booze. Awards were given to several restaurants, including Harman's Eat & Drink for Best of Show; Second Home…

  • Pretty Lights Dazzles Red Rocks at Two Sold-Out Shows
    August 15 at 10:36 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Colorado-bred Pretty Lights played its first of two sold-out nights at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday August 12. Accompanied by a full band, Derek Vincent Smith dazzled the crowd with his trademark beats and light show. All photos by Aaron…

  • The Food and Taco Fans of Tacolandia
    August 15 at 8:10 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver loves Mexican cuisine — especially tacos. The hungry horde showed up at Tacolandia, Westword's tribute to the city's street tacos at Sports Authority Field on Sunday, August 14, to sample the offerings of more than thirty restaurants,…

  • Highlights From a Hot, Hot <i>Westword</i> Tacolandia
    August 14 at 8:03 p.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    Thousands of attendees ate the most delicious tacos in the city today at Westword's Tacolandia at Sports Authority Field. Thirty-five Denver restaurants showed off their taco skills; from family-owned spots like El Taco de Mexico to innovative…

  • Art Institute Student Wins Broncos Cheerleader Swimsuit Design Competition
    August 12 at 12:06 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Art doesn't often intersect with football (okay, maybe never), but leave it up to the Art Institute of Colorado to change that. Institute students participated in a competition to design swimsuits for the Denver Broncos' 2017 Cheerleaders Swimsuit…

  • August Showers Couldn't Dampen the Taste of Highlands
    August 11 at 6:55 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    Even a downpour and lightning storm couldn't stop the crowds from piling into the tents of the fourth annual Taste of Highlands on Thursday night in Highlands Square. As Pizzeria Locale saved its giant pot of delicious meatballs from the rain…



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