• Grinding Into the Night at PartyNextDoor
    December 7 at 9:52 a.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    The Fillmore Auditorium transformed into a war zone of PDA on Tuesday, December 6, when Canadian dream boat and Drake's OVO-signed artist PartyNextDoor stopped in Denver. This was the first stop on the Summer's Over Tour without Jeremih, who was…

  • Art From Ashes Poets Spit Truth at All Sacred Tattoo Benefit
    December 7 at 9:05 a.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    Three young poets from the Art From Ashes crew shared something highly personal at the All Sacred Tattoo Benefit: their poems reflecting the intense challenges that have defined and terrified them. The December 3 Tattoos for Good, a monthly benefit…

  • First Look: Que Bueno Suerte Comes to Old South Pearl
    December 6 at 9:13 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The restaurant space that was originally built as Izakaya Den — and then became Session Kitchen when the Kizaki brothers moved their Japanese gastropub across the street — will reopen on Decemer 11 as Que Bueno Suerte, a Mexican and global Latin…


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  • Fire Studio's Ornament Extravaganza Is a Real Glass Act
    December 5 at 6:32 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    On December 3, Fire Studio, at 1550 West Evans Avenue, hosted an ornament extravaganza featuring glass-blowers Brian Ziegler, Kurt Van Raden, Michael DeMarse and Mantra Glass Art all showing off their technique. The result was a real glass act. All…

  • Channel 93.3 Brings the Noise at the Not So Silent Night Concert
    December 5 at 7:10 a.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    Channel 93.3 celebrated the holidays in a not-so-quiet way on Friday, December 2, at 1STBANK Center. Bands who have had a particularly good year, including Empire of the Sun, Kaleo, the Strumbellas, JR JR and 888, performed at the Not So Silent…

  • Hundreds of Santas Hit LoDo and Ballpark for a Holiday Bar Crawl
    December 4 at 10:05 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Denver's annual Santa Pub Crawl started in 2002 with just a handful of Saint Nick impersonators who gathered to partake in some festive day drinking — and to donate toys to families in need. These days more than 2,000 people participate, dressed as…

  • Parade of Lights Shines Through Downtown Denver
    December 4 at 9:56 p.m. by Scott Lentz

    The Parade of Lights lit up the streets of Denver this past weekend, a traffic-snarling tradition that delights even the biggest Scrooges. The parade featured floats, lowrider cars, balloons and a special appearance from Santa himself, and ended up…

  • Sacred Smoke Sanctuary: A Place for Artists and Cannabis Lovers
    December 4 at 6:59 p.m. by Kate McKee Simmons

    Carol Morrison and her partner, Mary Alice Wells, known as Cush and Cat, respectively, operate the Sacred Smoke Sanctuary at 3704 Downing Street, which is part church, part art studio, part rehearsal space, part theater, part lounge and part…

  • Denver Flea 2016 Kicks Off at Sports Authority Building
    December 3 at 7:21 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Holiday shoppers one and all gathered at the Denver Flea on Friday, December 2. Day one of the three-day holiday-market bonanza, which is taking place this year at the Sports Authority building on Broadway, offered a kick-off party with plenty of…

  • Flying Steps B-Boy Crew Reimagines Sebastian Bach
    December 3 at 7:11 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Classic and urban clashed Friday, December 2, at the Buell Theatre when b-boy crew the Flying Steps reimagined and revived Johann Sebastian Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier." The national tour, hosted by Red Bull, runs through January 22, 2017.…

  • Thousands of Supporters Traveled to Standing Rock Thanksgiving Weekend
    December 2 at 7:06 a.m. by Kate McKee Simmons

    Standing Rock experienced a massive influx of visitors over the Thanksgiving weekend: Over 10,000 people came from all over the country to protest the Dakota Pipeline. Since the camp formed in August, representatives from over 300 tribes have…

  • Mizu Izakaya Ready to Open in LoHi
    November 30 at 5:47 p.m. by Lindsey Bartlett

    After months of anticipation, Mizu Izakaya is nearly ready to open. This spot on the corner of Boulder and 16th reflects the sensibilities of an izakaya (a Japanese gastropub) in its enormous bar and cocktail program, with an impressive sake list,…

  • Our Critics’ Picks for Movies to See ASAP
    November 30 at 5:39 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Watching movies for a living is a tough job, but somebody's got to do it, and our film critics are up to the task. While they see plenty of stellar movies, they see some not-so-great ones, too. They've weeded through them all to give you their…

  • Bruce Springsteen Visits the Tattered Cover on Colfax Avenue
    November 30 at 1:48 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Bruce Springsteen was at the Tattered Cover on Wednesday, November 30, for a meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of his new book Born to Run. Though he didn't perform or sign autographs, the Boss did pose for pictures. And yes, he still looks…

  • Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run Arrives in Denver for 152nd Anniversary
    November 29 at 7:35 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    The eighteenth annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run arrived in Denver on Sunday, November 27, two days shy of the 152nd anniversary of that dark day in Colorado history, when over 200 Cheyenne and Arapahoe — mostly women, children and…

  • Steuben's Brings Good Food, Good Times to Arvada
    November 29 at 5:44 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    When the Secret Sauce restaurant group decided to expand on its lineup of Vesta, Ace Eat Serve and Steuben's, it didn't go with a new concept for the suburbs, as many other local groups have tried. Instead, it went with a spin-off of its most…

  • Category-Defying Elephant Revival Performed With the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    November 28 at 9:30 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Elephant Revival is a quintessential band of Denver today: The Nederland-based group makes music that defies categorization while drawing from folk, roots music and progressive rock. The band spotlights the haunting vocals of Bonnie Paine and…

  • Hi-Dive Celebrates 4th and 13th Birthday With Musical Acts, Loads of Booze
    November 28 at 9:08 a.m. by Scott Lentz

    A. Tom Collins, the Kinky Fingers, Josh Moorehead and the Guestlist, and shiii ahaaa performed at the hi-Dive's 4th and 13th anniversary party on Friday, November 25. Though not a birthday cake could be found, there was plenty of booze and good…

  • Mile High City Green Chile Master Champion Contest Makes Its Mark
    November 27 at 9:27 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The first Mile High City Green Chile Master Champion of Denver contest cooked up quite an event on November 26, when aspiring chefs and their fans met outside Landmark Tattooing to celebrate local businesses, the flavor of the Capitol Hill…

  • Let There Be Light! Denver Gets Lit for the Holidays
    November 26 at 11:30 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Around town this weekend, facilities and festivals flipped the switch for holiday light displays. From Denver's City & County Building to the Little Man Plaza in LoHi to Chatfield Farms, the metro area is glowing. All photos by Brandon Marshall.



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