• 2019 Colorado Black Arts Festival at City Park
    July 15 at 7:40 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    The 33rd Colorado Black Arts Festival returned on July 12-14. The annual event, which got its start as the Denver Black Arts Festival, celebrated African culture in Colorado with speakers, artists, musicians and performances by groups including the…

  • Colorado Burlesque Festival Kicks and Struts Through Denver
    July 12 at 8:38 a.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    Burlesque is hardly entertainment of a bygone era. Just ask performers participating in the Colorado Burlesque Festival. The ninth annual event is taking over the Exdo Event Center for three days starting on Thursday, July 11. Find more…

  • Meet the Artists of Crush Walls 2019
    July 10 at 2:43 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Denver's favorite street-art festival, Crush Walls, just announced the lineup for its tenth-anniversary event, a thirty-block extravaganza in RiNo that will run from September 2 through September 8, with a closing-night concert by Natalia…


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  • A Picture-Perfect Cherry Creek Arts Festival
    July 6 at 6:02 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    The sun's been shining on the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, where hundreds of artists are showing (and selling) their work. The free fest also offers live music, art demonstrations, kids' activities and food vendors. It continues from 10 a.m. to…

  • Making the Santa Fe (Drive) Art Scene on First Friday
    July 6 at 5:46 p.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    Art lovers turned out in force on July 5 for First Friday, taking in blocks of art (and making some, too) in the Art District on Santa Fe. 

  • Sneak a Peek Inside the New Alamo Drafthouse Westminster
    June 26 at 12:35 p.m. by Kyle Harris

    The Alamo Drafthouse is opening its third Denver-area cinema — and 39th theater in the country — in the next few weeks (an official date has yet to be determined). Westword got a look behind the scenes at the area's newest movie theater, replete…

  • Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Get Down and Derby
    June 24 at 5:03 p.m. by Anna Zarrella

    A Rocky Mountain Rollergirls double header on June 22 pitted the United States Pummeling Service against the Dooms Daisies, and the Red Ridin' Hoods against the Sugar Kill Gang. While only the Dooms Daisies and the Red Ridin' Hoods came out…

  • The Unicorn Festival Shines at Clement Park
    June 23 at 11:50 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    The Unicorn Festival brought magic to Littleton's Clement Park this weekend. Kids and adults alike flocked to enjoy food, a pageant, games and plenty of interactive attractions. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.

  • CHEER Colorado Champions Local LGBTQ Community
    June 17 at 1:17 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    CHEER Colorado, an adult cheer team in Denver, does stunts and performs to raise money for local LGBTQ charities. Weeks of hard work this spring, both in fundraising and practicing, paid off during Denver's PrideFest weekend; the beneficiary of the…

  • The Pros at Denver Pop Culture Con
    June 3 at 9:40 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    This weekend, the organizers behind Denver Pop Culture Con proved that they're pros at cons, no matter what name their event goes by (this was formerly Denver Comics Con). Fans turned out in force on June 2, the final day, and photographer Danielle…

  • Goth Prom 2019 Invades Exdo
    June 2 at 6:51 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    A frightening mix of artists, performers and night-crawlers flocked to Goth Prom on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Exdo Event Center. All photos by Aaron Thackeray.

  • Denver Chalk Arts Festival Bounces Back From a Rainy Day
    June 2 at 2:35 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    The Denver Chalk Arts Festival began Saturday, June 1, in Larimer Square. During a brief afternoon rainstorm, many of the works were washed away, but as the sun shone through, so did the artists' perseverance. Here are the pre-deluge early works;…

  • <i>Critical Role </i>Cosplay at Denver Pop Culture Con
    June 2 at 7:30 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    The entire cast of Critical Role, which presents the adventures of Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein live as a weekly web series, is all over the Colorado Convention Center this weekend, playing a critical role at this year's Denver Pop Culture Con.…

  • Denver Pop Culture Con Rules at the Colorado Convention Center
    June 1 at 7:25 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Denver Pop Culture Con has returned to the Colorado Convention Center. The name may be new (it was formerly Denver Comic Con), but the great geeky activities are back and will continue through Sunday, June 2, with plenty of special events and celeb…

  • June Just Got a Little Cooler, With More Days at Arapahoe Basin
    May 30 at 7:38 a.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    Carve out some more time off of work, because Arapahoe Basin just added even more ski days to the 2018-2019 season. The independent resort will be open daily through June 2, then reopen for three-day weekends through June 23.

  • 39 Degrees North Fires Up the Art Scene With Handblown Glass
    May 29 at 5:44 p.m. by Lauren Antonoff

    The latitude of Winter Park is 39 degrees north, and 39 Degrees North is the name of the town's new glass gallery, where partners Andrew Lussie and Robert Klancke are all fired up. "At first it was a hobby," says Klancke, "but I found that it's the…

  • Score at the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo
    May 27 at 6:52 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Play on as the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown and Gameroom Expo continues at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on Memorial Day, May 27. The show includes gamer guests as well as hundreds of hands-on pinball and classic arcade games that you can play…

  • Yeah, Baby! Neon Baby, Follow-up to Popular RiNo Bar, Opens in LoDo
    May 19 at 8:41 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    While Yeah Baby in RiNo, the popular disco pop-up bar in RiNo, is under renovation, its backers have opened Neon Baby in Lodo's Bar & Grill, at 1946 Market Street. Much like its RiNo sister, the club serves up specialty cocktails and late-night…

  • A Peek Inside the Children's Museum's New Adventure Forest
    May 17 at 5:29 a.m. by Kyle Harris

    After more than a year of construction, the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus is ready to celebrate Adventure Forest: an art installation, aerial outdoor course, jungle gym and playground all rolled into one. Designed and built by the…

  • Skis Out, Knees Out at Arapahoe&nbsp;Basin’s Swimwear Day
    May 13 at 3:14 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Updated: A-Basin has extended its closing date from June 2 to June 9. The resort will be open seven days a week until the 2nd, but has added a bonus weekend of fun on June 7, 8 and 9 — with the possibility of even more skiing and snowboarding, if…


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