• 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…


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  • 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.

  • What's Next? Meow Wolf Presents<i> Special Guest </i>at Next Stage Gallery
    June 14 at 2:55 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Special Guest, a collaborative installation created by local talents Molly Bounds, Derrick Velasquez, Laura Shill, Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Dmitri Obergfell and presented by Meow Wolf, is now open at Next Stage Gallery, an interactive space in…

  • Saturday at Cherry Creek State Park's Off-Leash Area for Dogs
    June 12 at 1:28 p.m. by Danielle Lirette

    It's no secret that Denver has some amazing parks, both for humans and their canine companions. Dogs and owners soaked up the fun on Saturday, June 9, at Cherry Creek State Park's off-leash area. 

  • MCA Denver's Fashion-Forward Summer Opening Celebration
    June 11 at 12 p.m. by Erin McCarley

    On Friday, June 8, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver held an opening celebration for four new exhibitions: Derrick Adams: Transmission; Kristen Hatgi Sink: Honey; Lisa Oppenheim: Spine; and Patrice Renee Washington: Charts, Parts, and Holders.…

  • Inside Denver's Mile High Dungeon
    June 9 at 9:25 a.m. by Kenzie Bruce

    Behind the one-way windows of a squat warehouse in west Denver is the domain of two professional dominatrixes. Mile High Dungeon is one of the premier dungeons in the United States, these dommes say, with clients flying in from around the world.…

  • Rise and Shine! Yogis Welcome the Day at Daybreaker's Sunrise Rooftop Yoga
    June 7 at 11 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    Revelers of the sun and early risers participated in rooftop yoga at Lodo's Bar & Grill on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The event was the first of Daybreaker's Summer Sunrise Series in Denver. 

  • Yogis Flex With Felines at the Denver Animal Shelter's Cats on Mats Series
    June 7 at 10:42 a.m. by Brandon Marshall

    For the third year, the Denver Animal Shelter is hosting Cats on Mats, a yoga series that runs through August that lets yogis interact with some of the shelter's feline guests. Classes are offered every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 1241 West…

  • Denver's Architecture in Eight Hours
    June 5 at 4:19 p.m. by Westword Staff

    In April, Serbian-born, Dallas-based photographer Nikola Olic visited Denver for less than a day. His mission? Take as many photos of architecture in the daylight as possible. Playing with shadows and light, Olic captured famed Denver buildings…



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