Rant: What’s the deal with overnight parking?
Option 1: Park in the two-hour free parking zones. The problem: They’re legal for only two hours even at 3 a.m. Who’s getting up in the middle of the night to schlep outside in the cold and move their car every two hours? Why can’t we do away the two-hour rule from midnight through a more reasonable time like, say, 8 a.m.?
Yes, parking is a money maker for the city. Yes, it’s in demand. But instead of forcing us into a system that is, quite frankly, exasperating for anyone wanting to stay late at a friend’s place (or to avoid drinking and driving after a night on the town), why doesn’t the city come up with a sensible plan that reflects the habits of city dwellers? We’re so over moving our Subaru at 5:45 a.m. After all, it’s not ski season anymore.
Rave: Nina Storey In Town For One Show Only
Longtime Coloradan-turned-Los Angeles-transplant Nina Storey returns to the Front Range tonight at the Soiled Dove Underground. The pop-and-soul-influenced vocalist has been touring all over the West in recent months to promote her latest record, Think Twice, and tonight’s show will serve as its local CD-release party. (Storey also is contemplating shooting a video for the album here in Colorado.) The new tunes are Storey’s most sophisticated work yet, and the Soiled Dove’s intimate cabaret is the perfect setting for her extraordinarily rich and luxurious voice. The all-ages show, which will help raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, also features Denver pop-rockers Rachel and the Kings, as well as a display of works from local artists. Tickets: $12. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. 7401 E. First Ave., 303-830-9214
—Image courtesy of Nina Storey