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Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film … more

Historical program looks at mansion

A 40th anniversary celebration of the latest segment of history for the historic Highlands Ranch Mansion will take place on Sept. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the upstairs auditorium at the Southridge … more

Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in … more

Cyclists to ride the metro area for charity on Sept. 25

As residents or frequent visitors of this great city, you undoubtably know that Denver hosts some truly wonderful events. An acquaintance recently emailed me requesting a pledge for his participation … more

A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught … more

Fashion and the arts combine at Factory Five Five

One of the many things people learned during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of the arts. So many turned to them, regardless of the medium or mode, for a sense of relief or a … more

Found objects become art for gallery show

Littleton artist Sue Blosten's “Goldilocks Tiptoes” and her “Reggie Reznour Minibarbot” appeared with 67 other artworks created from found objects and trashed materials in an exhibit on Aug. … more

Immerse yourself in Lumonics’ lights and sounds

Great artists aren’t exactly well known for staying in the same place for long. That certainly was the case for Dorothy and Mel Tanner, the former of whom had a background in sculpture and the … more

50 Ways to Leave Your Boredom Behind in Denver

Most people in the metro area are at least a little familiar with historic sites like the Molly Brown House and the Brown Palace. But there’s undoubtedly some who will not recognize the Gonzalez … more

Explore creative expressions at Walker Fine Art

I think all creative expression is an experiment. The creator may know what they’re aiming for, but there’s no guarantee things will pan out the way you hope. The often-abstract act of making is … more

Send me your vacation pics

One of the best things about being a reporter for a community-centric publication is being able to get readers involved with the newspaper. And I have another opportunity for you to do so. As summer … more

Meet the new State Historian

For a lot of children, books about magical worlds and bigger than life adventures are the best way to spend their time. But when she was young, Dr. Nicki Gonzales immersed herself in the chronicles … more

Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. … more

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted … more

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and … more

Celebrating a Denver story at Miners Alley

There was never any doubt that Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden was going to make returning to live theater a big deal. Over the last 18 months plus, the theater has invested in giving audiences the … more

Seed collecting for the home gardener

The boom of colors and blooms that reign down at the Denver Botanic Gardens this time of year are astounding. From the first gardens you see as you walk through the front gate, such as the … more

Snowball and Plowzilla to be on the job this winter

I love Colorado. I love having an escape to remoteness anytime I want — it’s only an hour’s drive to visit my parents at their home on five-and-a-half acres nestled in Colorado’s lovely … more

CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of … more

SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, … more
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