After disappearing for decades, Tom's Baby, the largest gold nugget ever found in Colorado, was rediscovered and placed on display at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
In 1887, two lucky prospectors working in the Gold Flake Mine on Farncomb Hill near Breckenridge made a discovery beyond their wildest dreams—a 13.5-pound chunk of solid, glistening gold. After one of the miners, Tom Groves, reportedly swaddled it in a blanket to carry it safely back to town, the...
March 17 2017, 9:00 AM
The RapidGrass Quintet, winners of the 2015 Rockygrass Band Competition, will perform with The Boulder Chorale at Bluegrass Mass
Vir Das, March 16-18
This weekend at Comedy Works, India’s most popular English-speaking comedian takes to the stage. Actor, writer, musician, and stand-up comic Vir Das is the first Indian comedian to have his own Netflix original comedy special, set to premiere this month. His unique take...
March 16 2017, 4:20 PM
The scene at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Photo by Michael J. Mee
Stories of Irish immigration have been told before, but the tales of those in the West are often forgotten. Many Irish immigrants migrated to Leadville in the 1870s and 1880s, after the discovery of silver. Soon, Leadville was the largest Irish city in the region. When the Silver Boom ended in the...
March 15 2017, 12:30 PM
The brains behind Travelers of the Lost Dimension: A.C.E. along with Charlie Miller (curator of Off-Center) and Bryant Palmer (Chief Storyteller at Stanley). Photo courtesy of From The Hip.
Theater is so often viewed from the confines of a rigid concert hall seat. But Travelers of the Lost Dimension, the latest experiential performance from Denver-based group Off Center, invites its audience members to leave their chairs and participate in the storyline, even interacting with and...
March 7 2017, 4:20 PM
Aquatique, March 3
This artist showcase features illustrator and painter Elle Powell and Gina Burg, photographer and mixed media artist. Both Denver natives and lovers of water, Burg and Powell have joined forces as creative collaborators to depict and pay tribute to aquatic ecosystems...
March 2 2017, 12:15 PM
Courtesy of LaZy B Acres Alpacas
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting an alpaca, you’ve probably had the desire to pet the congenial, cuddly cousin of the llama. This month, you’ll be able to do just that at the 2017 National Alpaca Show (NAS). The convention, which will be held at the National Western Complex from March 17–...
March 2 2017, 10:00 AM
Get your booze on with more than 50 breweries including Wibby Brewing, Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, and Upslope Brewing Company.
Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, Feb. 25
Adventure theater group the Catamounts are back with another immersive theatrical experience: a gypsy-punk musical version of the Old English epic poem Beowulf. The show will explore themes of violence and loneliness in a strange land, all set to...
February 23 2017, 11:45 AM
—Image courtesy of James Garcia Photography
In a social media-driven world, a disastrous Tinder date (or five) is almost a rite of passage. But the glut of engagement photos and smiling babies spammed regularly across our feeds doesn’t make it seem that way.
Enter DatingFML.com, a website of true horror stories that make How to Lose a Guy...
February 13 2017, 3:00 PM