• The Frightmare Compound Celebrates 35 Years of Denver Scares
    October 15 at 5:58 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    The Frightmare Compound celebrates 35 years this Halloween season. Denver's original haunted attraction includes a frightful farm and a clown house and, at the end of the month, turns out the lights so that you can experience all the scares in…

  • The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Takes Flight
    October 9 at 1 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Nearly 600 balloons covered the sky in Albuquerque on Saturday, October 6, kicking off the 47th year of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The festival started with thirteen balloons in 1972 and has grown over the years, clocking in…

  • Ten Denver Hotels for the Perfect Staycation (Including Deals!)
    October 5 at 7:30 a.m. by Multiple Authors

    It's true that Denverites live just a few hours from beautiful, secluded mountain towns that attract visitors from around the world. But dealing with the crowds and I-70 traffic is sometimes just too stressful to face. Luckily, Denver is home to…


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  • The RAW Project Returns to Denver
    October 2 at 6:38 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    The RAW Project returned to Denver in September, offering a lesson in the impact of art. The Re-Imagining the Arts Wynwood (RAW) Project got its start in Miami's Wynwood Arts District in 2014; it became Re-Imagining the Arts Worldwide in 2017, the…

  • Yeah Baby, a Disco Club and Art Gallery, Opens in RiNo
    September 28 at 7:43 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Yeah Baby, which bills itself as "Colorado’s first biodynamic gin palace, art gallery and disco club," is now open at 2811 Walnut Street in RiNo. The space is full of music, art and, yes, cocktails made with award-winning CapRock spirits, which…

  • Denver Comic Con Has Always Popped With Pop Culture
    September 25 at 1:59 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Denver Comic Con just announced it has a new name: Denver Pop Culture Con. While a lawsuit prompted the timing, the change fits a gathering that now also includes films, novels, TV shows and gaming. As Christina Angel, eight-year convention…

  • Best Westword Photos From Summer 2018
    September 23 at 8:21 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Ready or not, September 23, 2018, marks the end of summer. Savor it with some of these photos from the season. So long, sweet summer.

  • Inside the Newly Remodeled Nativ Hotel in Downtown Denver
    September 21 at 1:22 p.m. by Jake Cox

    The Nativ Hotel, at 1612 Wazee Street, celebrated its reopening after a remodel on Thursday, September 20, with a party. The hotel's fresh face includes intriguing art and modern design elements. 

  • Suicide Girls Slay the Newly Renovated Summit Music Hall
    September 15 at 12:27 p.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque bills itself as an alternative to traditional pin-up girls doing their thing on stage — and these ladies definitely aren't afraid to get a little dark. The group brought its tour to the newly renovated Summit…

  • Ten Murals to Keep You Going After Crush
    September 15 at 6:36 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    This time last weekend, Denver was brimming with artists armed with spray paint who were transforming walls for Crush, a street-art festival that brought 77 art happenings to RiNo (the murals are worth checking out!). Keep your interest in street…

  • Largest Climbing Gym in the Country Comes to Englewood
    September 14 at 9:30 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    What was once the Sports Authority headquarters in Englewood is now the largest climbing gym in the country. Earth Treks opened a new gym at 1050 West Hampden Avenue earlier this month that boasts more than 53,000 square feet of climbing, 500 lead,…

  • Crush Walls 2018: Always Take the Alleys
    September 8 at 12:09 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Crush Walls 2018 only runs through September 9, but the murals created this week will be visible all year. Judging from the sprawling festival map, it may take a full year to see all the new works of art. That map includes a list of six alleys that…

  • Crush 2018: The Walls Are Changing
    September 6 at 4:06 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Four days into Crush Walls 2018, RiNo has a different look. The weeklong streets-arts festival has expanded farther than before, with new murals appearing not only up and down Brighton Boulevard and in the art alley off Larimer Street between 26th…

  • The Best Cosplay of Nan Desu Kan 2018
    September 2 at 9:15 a.m. by Danielle Lirette

    Anime lovers packed the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel over Labor Day weekend 2018 for Nan Desu Kan 22. They enjoyed workshops, panels and cosplay galore. 

  • Twenty Things to Do Before the Summer's Over
    August 30 at 7:57 a.m. by Westword Staff

    Coloradans take more vacation days than residents of any other state: an average of twenty a year. With so much to do (and so much mountain traffic to beat), we're quick to ditch work for play. But with all of this state's great attractions,…

  • NSFW: Out of the Clothes and Into the Streets for Denver GoTopless Day
    August 27 at 4 p.m. by Kenneth Hamblin III

    On Sunday, August 26, Denver GoTopless Day brought hundreds of shirtless people downtown for a sixth year. Demonstrators marched up the 16th Street Mall and rallied at the Colorado State Capitol and in Civic Center Park and Skyline Park. Read…

  • Crush Walls 2018: Local Artist Preview
    August 27 at 3:34 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    From September 3 through September 9, RiNo will once again become a colorful canvas. Crush Walls will be bigger than ever this year, adding some major international names to the weeklong urban arts festival, notably Shepard Fairey, creator of…

  • Time Travel: Denver Modernism Show Celebrates the Mid-Twentieth Century
    August 27 at 5 a.m. by Aaron Thackeray

    This weekend, August 24 to 26, the Denver Modernism Show took over the National Western Complex. Guests shopped for mid-twentieth-century art, decoration, fashion, vinyl, automobiles, campers and more. 

  • Molly Brown House Renovations Complete
    August 23 at 2:51 p.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    On August 23, 2018, the $1.3 million restoration and renovation of the Molly Brown House Museum was revealed. The overhaul included installing a lift for increased accessibility, erasing 127 years of pollution from the exterior masonry, and…

  • Bob Ross Roller Skates Here
    August 19 at 9:43 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    ROLL is a monthly themed roller-skate party that happens the third Friday of the month at the Exdo Event Center. This month's theme was inspired by the cheery, Afro-donning painter Bob Ross. On Friday, August 17, 2018, people dusted off their…


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