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
Experience the daily life of a child in Ethiopia or the Dominican Republic during this immersive guided tour.
—Image courtesy of Compassion International
The Compassion Experience, June 24 to June 27
Embark upon an empathetic journey to Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic during this immersive cross-cultural experience. Visitors take on the role of children in each developing country and experience both sadness and hope as they use audio headsets...
June 23 2016, 9:39 AM
—Photo courtesy of G.P. Putnam's Sons
Novel: The Light of Paris (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, July 12)
Author: Highlands Ranch’s Eleanor Brown, whose first novel, The Weird Sisters, became a 2011 New York Times best-seller
Synopsis: The plot alternates between Margie—a character based on Brown’s grandmother—who spends time in...
Judith & Joe recently transformed from a mobile store to a brick-and-mortar, where the shop is continuing its focus on sustainable wares.
—Photo courtesy of Kimberly Mitiska
Your shopping list just got a little bit longer thanks to this list of Denver's latest store openings. From Highland to Cherry Creek, here's where to shop (and what to buy) now:
Judith & Joe (pictured above) and La Lovely Vintage, 3040 Blake St., Unit 100, 720-443-1176...
June 20 2016, 12:44 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