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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Meet the real furry Avengers at museum

The Avengers are all well and good for an escapist superhero story, but audiences in search of the real thing will instead want to head to the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & …
Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …

Colorado native Michael Bliss has been heavily involved in restoring the Elitch Theatre since 2016 and has organized its programming since 2018.

Meet your neighbor: The Elitch Theatre

Years before Michael Bliss started working at the Historic Elitch Theatre, he somehow had a feeling he would end up there. The first time he realized that, he was taking a walk through the Elitch …
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On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …
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Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Students from Castro Elementary School participate in Colorado Ballet’s “From the Page to the Stage,” a 45-minute assembly that the ballet brings to local schools.

Denver ballet companies help children, homeless

Every Tuesday morning, a bus rolls up outside 1075 Santa Fe Dr., bringing a full class of preschoolers to Colorado Ballet for their free weekly dance class. Those preschoolers go to the school at …
Tamayo general manager Miranda McFarlan said that many of the restaurant’s regular customers first started coming during Denver Restaurant Week. The event helps to introduce people to restaurants they may not typically try, she added.

Eating your way around Denver

Restaurants and diners alike benefit from a 10-day event that highlights culinary business across the metro area: From Feb. 22 to March 3, diners snagged deals on some of the best restaurants …

“Skeleton Crew” at Curious Theatre. Cast: Cajardo Lindsey (Reggie), Kristina Fountaine (Shanita), Perri Gaffney (Faye), Quin Marchman (Dez).

Car factory at heart of stage production

The setting is the break room at a Detroit auto plant, with a high window that looks out onto the assembly line, a cavernous space beyond. There is a block of small personal lockers, a strip with …
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Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
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Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …
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Wander + Ivy turns customers into casual sommeliers

Convenience is king in today's consumer market. Entertainment, food and clothing have all seen significant convenience advancements in recent years and now, thanks to Highlands resident Dana …
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Spend an evening at the Sin Street Social Club

The majority of pieces I write about theater productions in this column are about shows that I haven’t seen yet. That’s the nature of the beast - theaters obviously want pieces to run as early as …

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‘Our Town’ takes rare turn in the round

There are some plays that just seem to live in air we breathe. Even if you're not a theater fan, you've probably come across it in some form or another. Thornton Wilder's “Our Town” is perhaps …
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