• This Art Installation Has a Message
    August 16 at 7:34 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    This Machine Has a Soul is an art installation inspired by a two-year, community-led budgeting process called participatory budgeting, during which neighborhood residents decide how tax money should be spent. The installation is at 4335 Thompson…

  • Inside Origin Red Rocks, the Hotel Opening Near the Famed Concert Venue
    August 7 at 5:38 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    On Friday, August 10, Origin Red Rocks will open to the public. The new hotel in Golden, just down the street from Denver's favorite concert venue, will have 124 rooms, including three suites, and a restaurant, Nomad, set to open in the fall that…

  • Street Art in Denver We Love Right Now
    July 31 at 8 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    It's summer, high time to hit the streets and explore the art on the walls. Not to worry: There's one indoor option for when you need a break from the sun. 


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  • Best Costume Photos of 2018 (So Far)
    July 26 at 12:17 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Denver loves to play dress up. Just look at all the amazing costumes – from Beelzebub to Bob Ross and everything in between – that Mile High masqueraders have sported in the first half of 2018. 

  • Going With the Flow at the Telluride Yoga Festival
    July 24 at 5:26 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    This past weekend, nearly 1,000 people from around the world gathered at the Telluride Yoga Festival for over 100 activities and other offerings from forty-plus presenters. Surrounded by the beauty of Telluride, participants took classes in various…

  • Downtown Target Celebrates Its Grand Opening on July 22
    July 23 at 10:29 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    After many years of discussion and $4 million in subsidies from the city, Target finally opened in downtown Denver, at 16th and California streets. This is an urban-format store, which means it has one-fourth the space of bigger Targets...but eager…

  • Tykes on Bikes Roll Into Boulder for Strider Cup World Championships
    July 21 at 4:02 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Get ready for tykes on bikes when the Strider Cup World Championships, the "Toddler Tour de France," rolls into Boulder's Central Park on July 21 for a day of races and demos (on both pedal and balance models).  Registration is closed for the…

  • Eighth Annual Colorado Burlesque Festival Dazzles at Exdo
    July 17 at 6:32 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    The eighth annual Colorado Burlesque Festival, an extravaganza of glitz and glamour, presented three days of dazzling showcases July 12 through July 14, 2018. Local and national performers alike strutted their stuff at the Exdo Event Center; we…

  • Beauty Is Skin Deep at Mountain Air Ranch Body Art Festival
    July 16 at 6:56 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Mountain Air Ranch, the Colorado nudist club founded in 1935, celebrated Nude Recreation Week with a series of events, including the fifth annual Body Art Festival on July 15. Although the weather was rainy, spirits stayed high...and the work of…

  • The Hottest Costumes of Myths and Legends Con 2018
    July 10 at 4:05 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The 2018 Myths and Legends Con took over the Hyatt Regency at the Denver Tech Center from July 4 to 8, celebrating the great stories of old and modern fantasy alike. The event also hosted the 71st edition of Westercon, a traveling sci-fi/fantasy…

  • Independence Eve Celebration Lights Up Civic Center Park
    July 4 at 8:51 p.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Colorado's wildfires put a damper on many fireworks displays around the state, but the Civic Center Conservancy held its ninth annual Independence Eve Celebration in Civic Center Park on July 3, 2018. The festivities included food trucks, live…

  • Adventures Two to Four Hours from Denver
    July 1 at 8 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Looking for adventure this summer? These spots are all two to four hours from the Mile High City and waiting for you to explore them.

  • Let the Games Begin: Ninja Nation Opens in Englewood
    June 30 at 6:27 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Ninja Nation, a chain of obstacle-course arena/gyms, will host the grand opening of its Englewood location, at 8644 South Peoria Street, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 30. The bash includes coaches from NBC's American Ninja Warrior. Let the…

  • Life's a Beach at Arvada's Sand in the City!
    June 22 at 6:20 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Arvada is hosting its sixth annual Sand in the City at Ralston Park on June 23 and June 24, 2018. In advance of the fest, corporate teams dug deep into the sand to create these sculptures that fun-in-the-sun fans can see this weekend. The first…

  • "What Makes Denver, Denver" Photo Contest Winners
    June 22 at 1:03 p.m. by Westword Staff

    To commemorate Historic Preservation Month, Historic Denver launched a photo contest in May that asked photographers to capture their favorite place, landmarked or not, in an attempt to determine what makes Denver, Denver. Historic Denver received…

  • Comic Con: Families That Cosplay Together Stay Together!
    June 18 at 2:16 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    This year, Denver Comic Con wrapped up on Father's Day on Sunday, June 17. What could make for a better day with your dad than geeking out over celebrities, comic books and TV? Maybe dressing up together. Here are seventeen of our favorite family…

  • The Best Costumes of Denver Comic Con, Day Three
    June 18 at 5:45 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The crowds came to Denver Comic Con 2018, and they were dressed to impress this year. Superheroes, smarmy villains and comic-book characters spilled out of the Colorado Convention Center and out onto the Denver streets in an amazing display of…

  • Tenth Annual 1940s World War II Era Ball Invades Boulder
    June 17 at 8:32 p.m. by Brandon Marshall

    The tenth annual 1940s World War II Era Ball got off to a swinging start at the Boulder Airport on June 16, 2018, heralding an evening of music, dance and period-specific special guests, including host Bob Hope! World War II veterans were also…

  • The Best Costumes of Denver Comic Con 2018, Day Two
    June 17 at 6:05 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Superheroes and villains have invaded the streets of downtown Denver. Yes, Denver Comic Con is back at the Colorado Convention Center, and the crowds are again dressed to impress. The fantastic fun isn't over yet: Doors open at 10 a.m. on Sunday,…

  • The Best Costumes of Denver Comic Con 2018, Day One
    June 16 at 7 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver Comic Con has invaded the Colorado Convention Center for the seventh year in a row, and people are definitely dressed to impress. Doors open today at 10 a.m.; here were the best costumes we spotted in the crowd on opening day, June 15.



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