Tag: dancing

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis 1

Phoenician Kabob: East Colfax Avenue Oasis

Dodgy characters and a hodgepodge of storefronts have long characterized East Colfax Avenue in Denver. But we love the busy street for all her charms. Nearly hidden among these haunts at East Colfax Avenue and Ivanhoe Street, Phoenician Kabob is a cozy Lebanese restaurant that brings a breath of fresh air on this side of town. We don’t know what…

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival 2

Celebrate Culture at the Cherry Blossom Festival

If it’s June, then you know the Cherry Blossom Festival is coming up. Dating back to the early seventies, this popular summer event in Denver is a fun-filled day of music, food, dance and shopping for the entire family. Head to LoDo on Lawrence Street. Find the festival site in Sakura Square between 19th and 20th Streets. Admission to the…

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away 3

Denver’s Mercury Café: Swing the Night Away

Denverites and visitors looking for a fun way to dance the night away can find a hip time in a place where swing is king, big band music is the norm and suspenders are still flashy attire – the Mercury Café. The Mercury Café, which focuses on dance, food, arts and expression, started in the 1970s in Indian Hills, taking…

D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada 5

D Note: Music and More in Olde Town Arvada

D Note, a music/restaurant hotspot in Olde Town Arvada, wouldn’t be the D Note in any other location. The uniqueness of Olde Town is what inspired the DeGraff family – Matthew, his wife Monica, Adam and Jeremy – to establish the venue eight years ago, offering live music, food, a full bar, artwork for sale and dance classes. “My husband…

Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado 6

Celebrate Glenn Miller: In Fort Morgan, Colorado

Most everyone in Fort Morgan, Colorado, knows who Glenn Miller was because the band leader’s boyhood hometown celebrates his life and music every June with a four-day Glenn Miller Swing Fest. This year’s dates are June 23-26. Although Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa, March 1, 1904, he spent his high school years in Fort Morgan. He also attended the…