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Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to return to Olde Town Arvada after two-year layoff

The world’s only festival focusing on archtop guitars is returning to Arvada after a two-year COVID-19-induced layoff, with the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival set to come to Olde Town from … more

Doug Roche Trio returns to Arvada after ‘Jazz at the Creek’ shuttered

The acclaimed Doug Roche Trio returned to Arvada for the first time in two years on April 26, performing the music of Richard Rogers in an intimate set at La Dolce Vita in Olde Town. more

17th annual Lit Fest returns with in-person and virtual events

The 17th annual Lit Fest takes place June 10-19 this year, offering both virtual and in-person events. Lit Fest is an annual event put on Lighthouse Writers Workshop that celebrates the literary … more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

Arvada Center showcases ‘Kinky Boots’ with sign language interpretation

A show inspired to open hearts and minds alike, “Kinky Boots” is a production with glamorous costume changes, engaging musical numbers as well as American Sign Language interpreters. more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Experiencing Mexico in Denver

Tacos, Chihuahuas and low riders. Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner. But no Cinco de Mayo celebration would be complete without the music and the dancers in their colorful costumes. “It’s … more

Revitalizing Malinche's legacy

About 500 years ago, Hernán Cortés and his conquistadors captured Tenochtitlán, the great Aztec city known today as Mexico City. While this history is well documented, Victoria Lyall, the Jan and … more

A deeper dive into the character of Margaret Tobin Brown

Shortly before she boarded the HRS Titanic in the spring of 1912, wealthy socialite and activist Margaret Tobin Brown played tourist in Egypt. The 45-year-old Denverite explored the pyramids by camel … more

Comedian Sam Clark hosts benefit for theater scholarship fund

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center’s (JCC Denver) Mizel Arts and Culture Center is hosting a comedy event to benefit the Wolf Theatre Academy Scholarship Fund. “The Tight Five: Original … more

Renowned French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan plays show, holds masterclass at Pickin’ Parlor

Arvada guitar aficionados were in for a treat last week, as distinguished French-Algerian guitarist Pierre Bensusan played a show and held a workshop at the Olde Town Pickin’ Parlor on March 30 and April 2, respectively. more

Wheat Ridge seeks young artists to create murals

The Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission are looking for six emerging young artists to have their artwork showcased at the Wheat Ridge Recreation Center. more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more

Arvada United Methodist Church hosting benefit concert for Ukraine

The Arvada United Methodist Church will host a benefit concert at 7 p.m. April 2 to raise funds for the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which will put the proceeds towards humanitarian efforts in the Ukraine. more

A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and … more

Wheat Ridge calls for public art entries

The City of Wheat Ridge and the Wheat Ridge Cultural Commission are looking for artists or teams to create site-specific work that will help make the Wadsworth Improvement Project a richer experience for all who pass through. more

Rediscovering Orwell at the Arvada Center

As the author of some of the most searing indictments of the damage governments and people can do, George Orwell has become synonymous with the kind of prescience most artists only dream of. But all … more

Ukrainians in Colorado try to make sense of conflict from afar

Tetiana Doiun was watching movies with her husband at home in Highlands Ranch when Russia’s president began an invasion in Ukraine last month. Without skipping a beat, Doiun called her elderly … more

Ancient Egypt beckons at DMNS

There are many reasons ancient Egypt looms so large in human imagination - the way they approached and shaped the world around them was monumental in all senses of the word. The impact they made on … more
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