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Rocky Mountain field guide is blessing for flower lovers

Denver Botanic Gardens botanists have worked for more than three years to produce a really comprehensive guide to the many spectacular flowers that bloom in the Rocky Mountains each year. They range … more

Cattlewoman of old Colorado is subject of biography

She was the first white child born in Brown’s Park, and ranch woman Ann Bassett continued to make history as a cattle queen — actually called “Queen Ann” in later years — a woman who could … more

Toddler Tour de France welcomes hundreds of tiny riders

Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers — some still in diapers — will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship July 20 and 21 at Central Park and … more

Día de los Muertos events coming up

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, isn’t anything like Halloween, despite skulls being involved with the holiday. It’s a three-day celebration that originated in central and southern Mexico … more

Denver Comic Con brings community to collectors and fans

Downtown Denver is almost always a busy place, but it’s only during the weekend of Denver Comic Con that one will see Superman, a storm trooper and Harry Potter crossing the busy 16th Street Mall. … more

Beach party in Arvada attempts to break world record

Thousands of Arvadans flocked to the parking lot of Arvada West High School for a weekend of food, fun and sand castles this weekend at the annual Sand in the City event. With more than 100 vendors … more

Renaissance Festival comes to life

The Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur opened its doors for the second weekend this summer last weekend. The festival, inspired by the 16th Century, boasts a village of permanent structures … 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

Golden's Fine Arts Fest: Art, fun and conversations

Kathleen Tesnakis of upstate New York loves being in Colorado. Coloradans need warm clothing, they tend to be environmentally conscious and they aren't afraid to express themselves, she said. That's … more

Denver PrideFest 2018 in photos

The 43rd annual PrideFest kicked on in Denver on June 16. Events were held in the city throughout the week. The event is hosted by the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. The Center is a nonprofit … more

World’s largest hula planned for Sand in the City

The Arvada Chamber of Commerce hopes to break the Guinness Book of World Record for the largest hula at this year’s Sand in the City event planned for June 23 and 24 at Ralston Park in Arvada. The … more

Presenting Denver offers first dance steps

Attend many festivals and large parties around the metro area, and there’s usually a dance component to them — everything from cultural and traditional to more modern styles. But that is just a … more

‘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

Criterium rolls into the Ridge at 38 this weekend

Cyclists from across the state will compete on June 10 at the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest in downtown Wheat Ridge. During each of the day’s races, participants ride as many laps of the 1.5 … more

It’s the most ‘Nutcracker’ time of the year

“The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” was written in 1816 by E.T.A. Hoffmann as a holiday tale for children, and in 1892, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the familiar music we hear each holiday … more

‘The Arsonists’ is haunting look at power of family ties

The theater was dark already when we arrived at Benchmark Theatre on a Sunday evening for a performance of “The Arsonists” (perhaps a bit too dark). And there was a soundtrack of crickets and … more

A quick and quirky look at little-known bits of history is a lot of fun

What’s done is done. You can’t go back and erase the past, as much as you might try. You can alter its affects, make excuses for it, or pretend it never happened, but what’s done is done. And … more

Celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter at Jeffco libraries

Wizard-loving muggles gathered throughout Jefferson County libraries last week to celebrate "the boy who lived" and the 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone” — which was … more

Wheat Ridge celebrates 49th Carnation Festival

The 49th annual Carnation Festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 10-12 with music, carnival rides, an art show, barbecue contest, a fireworks display and several performances by The Zoppe Family … more

Jazz group brings sparkling sound to stages in area

When vocalist Steve Lippia joins the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra at the Arvada Center on July 21, the audience will time-travel to 1966 to hear music from the classic jazz album, “Basie and … more
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