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Thanksgiving meal alternatives are varied for those seeking lighter fare or less work

For people who don’t care for the traditional Thanksgiving Day dishes, prefer a lighter meal or just hate cooking (and the cleaning), there are options. Dietitians are ready with advice for …
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Practical ways to help cut down on holiday waste

Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving and New Year’s — about a million extra tons of garbage each week, according to the National Environmental Education …

It’s in the cards

It’s that holiday-card time of year again. But before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those to whom you’re sending your jolly good …

Having people over for Turkey Day? Here are some tips for Thanksgiving hosts

Hosting Thanksgiving isn’t for the faint of heart. There are more dishes than you might usually serve. More timing concerns because of that. More pots and plates to wash. And perhaps more family …
Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
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DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …

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Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …
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Alyssa Loya of the Huitzilopochtli. The 40 West Arts District celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1. There was art, food trucks, live performances and opportunities to interact with the Lakewood art community.

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and …
The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu performs Nov. 9-10 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu to perform concerts

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will return for two performances of mbube music featuring songs from the latest album “Obabes beMbube” (Women of Mbube). From Zimbabwe, the group has drawn …
Baile folklórico — traditional Mexican folkloric dances — performed to live mariachi music is one of the highlights of Olinger Crown Hill’s Día de los Muertos Celebration, which takes place on Nov. 2.

Olinger Crown Hill to celebrate Día de los Muertos Nov. 2

The community is invited to a free, family-friendly Día de Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. For …
Around 120 paintings by Impressionist Claude Monet are now on display at the Denver Art Museum. It is the largest exhibit to feature the artist’s work in 25 years.

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more …

A fun night in the Old West

For Richard and Suzanne Zernow of Lakewood, the fun begins weeks before the actual event, when you’re planning out your outfit for the theme of the evening. “And when you arrive that evening,” …
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An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers …
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Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …

Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of …
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