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‘The Humans’ mines rich ore of family life

“This is the second holiday show in 21 years,” said Chip Walton, Curious Theatre’s artistic director, as he welcomed the Nov. 3 opening-night audience to a performance of “The Humans” by … more

Denver Arts Week celebrates 12 years

Arts organizations across the Front Range will be celebrating the 12th annual Denver Arts Week this month. From theater to museums and local galleries, Denverites can get their art fix with free days … more

Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately … more

Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us … more

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans … more

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the … more

‘Everyone’s a kid on Halloween’

Few holidays afford the creativity of Halloween — Christmas has its trees and presents, Independence Day has its explosives, but Halloween is celebrated many ways. Far transmuted from its murky … more

Grandoozy a ‘killer’ event in Denver's Overland Park (Photos)

In mid-September, Overland Park Golf Course’s fields nestled along the South Platte River became home to more than putters and par counts. The driving range instead was filled with music — 35 … more

A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book, “Denver Food: A … more

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

Cherry Creek North Food and Wine celebrates 10 years

The 10th annual Cherry Creek Food and Wine event was held Aug. 11 at the Fillmore Plaza. Attendees voted for their favorite food selections of the night with Departure Restaurant + Lounge taking best … more

Independent bookstores here to stay

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at the Littleton branch of Denver’s Tattered Cover Bookstore, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about … more

Photo Slideshow: Wash Park celebrates new playground

A new playground — replacing an older nearby play area in the north end— opened Aug. 18 between the two lakes of Washington Park. The park, at South Downing Street and East Louisiana Avenue, is … more

Local Realtor highlights small business, community giving

After moving to Platt Park at the age of 26, Georgia native Ryan Conover has become passionate about the neighborhood, the place he’s called home since 1998. After living in a community-driven … more

All-female team leads Cherry Creek Theatre

The managers of Cherry Creek Theatre (CCT) have made an unprecedented move in the company’s history — some say in the history of all of Denver’s theater community: They have hired an all-female … more

Artists, organizations find ‘unlikely’ canvases to transform Denver

Tommy Nahulu can still remember his first mural-style painting, a set of Masonite boards that depicted his classmates at East High School when he graduated in 1978. His art teacher handed him the … more

Quidditch takes off at Cheesman Park

A mess of dodgeballs and volleyballs fly across a field of grass at Cheesman Park. Two teams of five-on-five run toward three standing goals — poles with circles taped to the top. Each runner holds … more

Open-mic nights: Not just going through a stage

Steve Smulian, 71, plucked and sang on a small stage in Littleton for an audience that barely included more people than the bartender and the host. But even after playing guitar for 56 years — … more
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