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  • Animal Alert: Denver Zoo Opens to Public Today
    June 10 at 9:32 p.m. by Evan Semon

    Over eighty days after it closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Denver Zoo is back in business. June 11 is reserved for members, but the zoo will open to the public on Friday, June 12. Strict safety rules will be in force: Timed tickets…

     
  • Self-Portraits in a Pandemic: A Virtual Display
    May 26 at 5:14 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Adrienne DeLoe, a member of Next Gallery, was finding it hard to make any art at all during the pandemic, until she decided to encourage people to create self-portraits through the Pandemics Self-Portraits Facebook page. After the collection had…

     
  • Denver Muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler Is at It Again With a Tribute to Teachers
    May 6 at 5:12 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Austin Zucchini-Fowler is having a moment. This Denver muralist, whose usual day job is coaching the Denver Hilltoppers swim team at the University of Denver, has taken up a new task: painting tributes to Denver's front-line workers. If you…

     
  • Still Here: The People of Denver
    May 1 at 5:05 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Photojournalist Ivey Altenhof wanted to find a way to get out of the house, give back and help essential workers on the front lines of Denver's pandemic. This meant "showing people who are positive and doing everything they can" to provide services…

     
  • Week by Weak: A Lighter Look at Life in Quarantine, Part Two
    April 26 at 4:55 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Under normal circumstances, Susannah McLeod is a theater, head-shot and promo photographer. But under Colorado's stay-at-home order, she and her partner, Chloe, with the help of their dog, Zaxby, have had time to refocus their creative energy.…

     
  • True Colors: Denver Artists Have Painted This Shut-Down Town
    April 23 at 8:39 a.m. by Kyle Harris

    With hundreds of businesses closed down and boarded up, Denver artists have turned a bleak time into something beautiful and hopeful. Mar Williams, Patrick Kane McGregor, Jonathan Goldie, Grow Love and many more are showing up to paint the boards…

     
  • Quarantine Couture: Face the Future With a Creative Mask
    April 20 at 5:41 a.m. by Linnea Covington

    Fashion today consists primarily of yoga pants, T-shirts and a face mask — so you might as well show some flair with that mask, whether it's a homemade cotton mask or a vintage gas mask. Home sewers and local businesses alike have mobilized to…

     
  • Week by Weak: A Lighter Look at Life in Quarantine
    April 19 at 9:38 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Under normal circumstances, Susannah McLeod is a theater, head-shot and promo photographer. But under Colorado's stay-at-home order, she and her partner, Chloe, with the help of their dog, Zaxby, have had time to refocus their creative energy.…

     
  • Plastic Dreams: An Over-the-Top Version of "Playing House" Ends
    April 15 at 12:04 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Suzanne Heintz had just moved to Denver from her home town of Yonkers when she found herself arguing with her mom, again, about marriage. Specifically, about Heintz’s lack of one. “It’s not like you can go out and buy a family,” Heintz told her…

     
  • Creatures of the Night: Where Shadows Gather
    April 10 at 9:35 a.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Photographer Shadow is passionate about capturing Denver's nightlife scene. “I like to go to all sorts of different clubs,” she says. “I weave in and out of all these different social scenarios. Some weekends, I’ll want to see punk. I’ll go and…

     
  • This Year, Rockies Fans Will Enjoy a Stay-at-Home Opener
    April 3 at 10:48 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Each year on Opening Day, Rockies fans show up in full purple regalia to celebrate Colorado baseball. With Opening Day scheduled for Friday, April 3, Major League Baseball postponed and a stay-at-home order in effect, the Colorado Rockies will…

     
  • Outdoor Adventure: Paint Mines Interpretive Park
    March 29 at 4:21 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Governor Jared Polis has issued a stay-at-home order for Colorado residents, but you're allowed outdoors for air and exercise. Just remember to maintain your space. The Paint Mines Interpretive Park, located about an hour southeast of Castle Rock,…

     
  • Signs of the Times: Denver Institutions Spread Hope
    March 19 at 5:43 a.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    We all know the future is uncertain. But in the face of adversity, some local venues, businesses and religious institutions are using their marquees to broadcast messages of hope, humor and love. Here are a few we've seen around town. If you spot…

     
  • Our Favorite Feel-Good Photos of Denver in 2020
    March 14 at 6:05 a.m. by Westword Staff

    There's been a lot of doom and gloom in the news this week, as venues and businesses shut down and people are encouraged to hunker down. To relieve some stress, we're looking back at our favorite moments of 2020, remembering the good times and…

     
  • Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Arena Tour
    March 7 at 9:14 p.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Oprah sold out the Pepsi Center on March 7, packing the place with 18,000 fans. Denver was the last stop on Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus Arena Tour, which included an interview with Gayle King, broadcast journalist for CBS News and…

     
  • From the Runway at Westword's First-Ever High Style
    March 6 at 3:50 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    At High Style, Westword's March 5 cannabis-inspired event devoted to fashion and fun, the runway was dominated by cannabis-inspired designs. The first show highlighted street wear by Pact, High Society Collection and Simple Shoes, and the second…

     
  • High Style Delivered Cannabis-Inspired Fashion and Fun
    March 6 at 5:37 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Expectations were high for the first High Style, a celebration of cannabis-inspired fashion, education and fun at the McNichols Building on March 5. And the event rose to the occasion, from the stirring welcome from Wanda James focusing on social…

     
  • Corgis and Friends Fashion Show Brought Canine Couture to Denver
    March 2 at 1:10 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    On Sunday, March 1, the first Corgis and Friends Take Over Fashion show benefited Colorado Corgis and Friends Rescue and Douglas County Canine Rescue. Fashion designers James Silvrants, Story by: Lexi, KimonoDragons, Angelina Sam and…

     
  • Sink Your Teeth Into This: The Best Outfits From the 2020 Denver Vampire Ball
    March 2 at 12:49 p.m. by Evan Semon

    The third annual Denver Vampire Ball hosted by Isibella's Parlor wrapped up Sunday night at The Church nightclub, as hundreds — decked out in vampire, goth, Victorian, steampunk and fetish wear — celebrated into the night. 

     
  • I'm With Cupid!
    February 23 at 2:21 p.m. by Miles Chrisinger

    Cupid's Undie Run, a "brief," charitable fun run, landed at Stoney's on February 22, when participants displayed some raw courage and also got the bare facts about neurofibromatosis, a genetic tumor disorder that affects one in every 3,000 births.

     

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