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Peak winter brings top entertainment

Once every couple months, I get completely bowled over by how much there is to do in the metro area and have to dedicate a column to celebrating the wonderful variety we all have in our backyards. … more

Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth … more

Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’

Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home. more

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global … more

NYE options for every kind of partier

Celebrating the new year can be a tricky proposition — some people really love going out and doing a big party with lots of folks, music and lights. For others, it’s a quiet night in with a few … more

'The COVID Wife' play lays bare pandemic trauma

Many people, thousands of people, lost someone they knew and potentially deeply cared for during the pandemic — a pandemic that is still taking lives now — but, some haven’t. Others may be potentially losing someone right now. For either, Suzanne Nepi, a local actress and now playwright, hopes her play "COVID Wife" will be an inspiration. more

Georgetown Christmas Market sees snowflakes, happy shoppers

Snowflakes swirled around Christmas shoppers as they enjoyed the holiday magic of the first day of the 62nd annual Georgetown Christmas Market.  more

Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the … more

Merry and Bright at the Arvada Center

No one wants to spend their holiday season arguing over entertainment. So, if you’re looking for a classic musical that’s sure to please the whole family this holiday season, check out the Arvada Center’s newly imagined production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast!” more

Camp Christmas lights up Lakewood

Candy. That is was Alice Chyou's favorite part about her first time visiting Lakewood’s Camp Christmas at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park. Not Santa Claus ready to hear Christmas her wishes, not Hin Han the flaming metal owl sculpture and not the shimmering lights scattered amongst trees and decorating buildings. more

MCA Denver shares artists’ creative process

There’s a podcast now for almost everything — listeners can get guidance on tackling mental health challenges, learn about practically any period of history and develop strategies for a fantasy … more

Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town … more

Take a hop, skip and a jump into the city for Lindy Hop

In 1928, two Black dancers in a dance marathon in Harlem — George Snowden and Mattie Purnell — broke away from each other to throw in some solo freestyling. With that, they started the process of creating one of the most popular swing dances ever: Lindy Hop. more

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening … more

Rise of charcuterie has businesses bringing in the cheddar

Traditionally, playing with food has a bad reputation, but the rising popularity of charcuterie boards is changing that by encouraging diners to get creative with endless mix-and-match options. more

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air … more

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio … more

Keeping Hispanic culture and traditions alive

Hispanic traditions have helped shape the tapestry of Colorado and the United States. It is organizations like Denver’s Mexican Cultural Center that helps keep these traditions alive through arts … more

Next Gallery presents surreal jokes at latest exhibit

Next Gallery artists Betsy “Dolla B” Rudolph and Stephanie Kranstover were featured at an exhibition that opened Oct. 28 at the artist-owned and operated gallery in the 40 West Arts District in Lakewood. more

Local actress tells her COVID story at Benchmark Theatre

Finishing Benchmark Theatre’s “aftermath” season of plays representing troubles in our society, from the Jan. 6 riots to abortion access, is Suzanne Nepi’s “The Covid Wife.” Opening Nov. 11, the play tells Nepi’s own true story of helping her husband, Mark Nepi, through his hospitalization due to COVID-19. more
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