Sculpture Park and the Denver Performing Arts Complex, as seen from Speer Boulevard. This park is about to get quite the facelift. —Courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues, photo by Jordan Bishop
Downtown Denver has changed a lot in the six years since I started working at 5280's LoDo office. Non-chain restaurants and boutiques started filling the city blocks, and more companies were drawn to an area that was once (not so long ago) considered undesirable. Then, of course, came the...
January 13 2016, 11:41 AM
Seats from the old Mile High Stadium —Courtesy of History Colorado
History Colorado has turned the New Year’s adage of “Out with the old, in with the new” on its head.
Instead of cleaning house, the state agency greeted 2016 by painstakingly sorting through the millions of historical documents, relics, and images in its care, picking out a choice few to unveil...
January 7 2016, 2:50 PM
The bronze statue of Casey Tibbs riding the infamous horse Necktie outside the ProRodeo Hall of Fame.
—Courtesy of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame
Forget the Wild West—rodeos are very much alive and kickin’ across the western U.S., including in Colorado. Our state hosts more than 25 rodeos each year, including one held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, which will take place at Denver’s National Western Complex from...
January 4 2016, 12:00 PM
Family still grumpy that you didn't manage to get tickets to "Star Wars: The Force Awakens?" Earn back a little bit of their love at "One Man Star Wars Trilogy" at Lone Tree Arts Center.
So the whole family came in for the holidays—and they're sticking around for a few extra days. Need an excuse to get everyone out of the house for a couple hours? Here are nine ideas for where to send them. Caveat: These cultural events sound so great, you may decide to tag along. (Sorry.)
December 28 2015, 9:30 AM
The brand-new Valor Center (pictured to the left) provides students at Valor Christian High School with a state-of-the-art cultural facility for learning and performing.
—All images courtesy of the Valor Center
Former University of Denver hockey coach George Gwozdecky isn't the only exciting addition to the Valor Christian High School campus this year. In October, The Valor Center—a $35 million, 83,000-square-foot, arts-focused addition to the Highlands Ranch campus—opened its doors. Within, you...
December 3 2015, 10:22 AM
Your artsy friend is sure to appreciate Ed Fairburn's limited-edition “Denver I” print. (Image courtesy of Mike Wright Gallery)
Have a friend who's constantly doodling in a notebook? Or a significant other who's been talking about the new Star Wars since last December? We've got the perfect gift for that artsy, culture-minded special someone—no matter your budget.
(Find the perfect present for...
December 1 2015, 9:00 AM
A gift from Boulder's sister city, the Dushanbe Teahouse was created in Tajikistan by more than 40 master artisans, shipped to the U.S., and reassembled in Colorado. —Photo by Terri Cook
In 1982, Boulderites Mary Hey and Sophia Stoller decided to do something positive to defrost the icy relations between the Soviet Union and the U.S. The pair formed a group to educate themselves about Soviet culture, and began lobbying USSR officials to establish a sister city. Unable to penetrate...
November 24 2015, 2:20 PM
Leftover Salmon frontman Vince Herman at a Breckenridge Brewery event this past July. (Photo credit: Nicholas Stock)
Even on a superficial level, local jam band Leftover Salmon and Breckenridge Brewery have a lot in common: They both came of age in popular Colorado towns (Boulder and Breckenridge, respectively), tend to be associated with good—often rowdy—memories, and have evolved cultural norms (Leftover, when...
November 23 2015, 4:16 PM