—Photos courtesy of City Park Jazz
Denver’s largest urban park has always been a place for music. In the late 19th century, locals strolled through City Park on Sundays, listening to musicians play on a floating bandstand.
In 1986, a small group of neighbors revived the tradition. At the time, the roads that wound through...
July 13 2016, 2:00 PM
Writing in the wild.
—Photo courtesy of Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Whether you're a professional writer or someone who likes to jot down her thoughts and observations, Lighthouse Writers Workshop has an event for you: Write Denver. For this "collaborative write-the-city-project," Lighthouse has teamed up with organizations and events in various...
July 7 2016, 12:35 PM
You won't have to pull off moves as elaborate as what these Wonderbound dancers are doing, but #dancelab will inspire you to groove.
—Photo courtesy of Amanda Tipton
We hope you're comfortable dancing in public.
Because #dancelab is a unique installation—part of the Denver Art Museum's summerlong Dance! program—that requires your participation. But you won't be on your own: The project (which was commissioned by the DAM) was dreamed up by...
July 5 2016, 11:35 AM
A firework show lights up Keystone Lake at Lakeside Village.
—Photo courtesy of Keystone Resort
Whether you’re looking to stay in the neighborhood, get the family out of dodge, or meet friends at a Denver-area event, you simply can't go wrong celebrating Independence Day during a three-day weekend. So don your red, white, and blue and head out to enjoy the mid-summer fun. Here are our picks...
June 29 2016, 1:40 PM
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano laughs as the Dalai Lama dons a university visor.
—Photo courtesy of the University of Colorado-Boulder, Glenn Asakawa
“We are all the same human beings—mentally, physically, and emotionally,” says the Dalai Lama, beginning the first of two sold-out appearances at the University of Colorado Boulder's Coors Events Center. For someone who carries the title His Holiness, it might seem an interesting place to start,...
June 24 2016, 10:45 AM
—Photo courtesy of No Barriers
Until the 2013 No Barriers Summit in Telluride, Mandy Harvey had never spoken in public about the fact that she was a musician who couldn’t hear. “It was a bit of jumping out of my comfort zone,” Harvey says.
The 28-year-old performer lost her residual hearing around 2006 due to a...
June 23 2016, 4:20 PM
Stan Lee at Denver Comic Con 2016
—Photo courtesy of Denver Comic Con
Over the weekend, I attended my first Denver Comic Con (DCC). Though I've seen almost all of the new era of comic book and superhero movies, I'm no aficionado, so I expected to feel a little overwhelmed and out-of-the-loop. And while the sheer number of people—event organizers estimate...
June 23 2016, 12:05 PM
Visitors are hailed from the gate as they enter the Colorado Renaissance Festival
—Photo by author
For 40 years, the Colorado Renaissance Festival has lured both an entourage of devoted fans and curious first-timers to the rolling hills of Larkspur. Whether you’re interested in theatrical performances, authentic medieval wares, or just a good ol’ turkey leg, the festival promises a fun and light...
June 17 2016, 8:45 AM