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Denver Film Festival returns with the theatrical experience in tow

The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, … more

Vocalist to perform at University of Denver's Newman Center

Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop … more

Fan Expo Denver reunites fandoms for fun

When it was announced back in December that Pop Culture Classroom was cancelling the 2021 Denver Pop Culture Con, it appeared that it was going to be two full years before fans of all things comics, … more

Two spooky-season stories of getting over the hill

Today is my birthday. I was born on Oct. 21, 1959 in Denver. That makes me 62 years old as of today. That means I am coming up on the 62nd Anniversary of my first experience in Golden. It happened a … more

Jazz group to play in free concert

Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-794-6379. The well-known jazz … more

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best … more

Joyful to see JSO jamming again

In the “things are finally getting back to normal” category I want to turn the spotlight on an event that was a staple of this column for years but has been on hold for a while. It’s the season … more

Woodcarvers invite public to annual show

The Colorado Carvers Club will hold its Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on the weekend of Oct. 23-24 at the West Metro Fire Training and Event Center, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood, … more

Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” … more

Warm your belly or send a chill down your spine

Well, I did it again. I decided to order a pizza to pick up and totally forgot about the final Super Cruise of the season happening last Saturday. I write about it in my column, tell friends about it … more

Coming on home to Golden events this fall

Wow! After about a year and a half of treasure hunting to find some kind of live events to write about, this weekend has a huge abundance of them so we’re going to go a little Avenue Flashes “old … more

Digging for history at Golden’s Astor House

Archaeology isn’t all holy grails and temples of doom — there’s also community archaeology, which focuses on members of the community exploring the stories of people who lived their lives in … more

Bales of fun to be had this fall

Well, fall is officially here! I always love the changing leaf colors, cooler temperatures and earlier sunsets. I also like the holidays that happen in the Fall, particularly Halloween. As I have … more

Open your door to the built environment

Even a casual drive around the Denver metro area will unveil a bevy of architectural gems, with even more design secrets hiding behind doors you might not expect. But since getting an invite to house … more

'Steel Magnolias’ coming to Elaine Wolf Theatre

“Steel Magnolias” will be presented Oct. 1 to 24 by Cherry Creek Theatre Company at the Elaine Wolf Theatre, Jewish Community Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver, 303-800-6578. (Suzanne Nepi of … more

Dusting off my formal clothes and thinking about frauleins

As we get older, we start running into various reminders that we aren’t quite what we used to be. In my case, what I used to be was slim with a full head of dark hair. Now? Um, not so much. Of … more

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

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
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