Ghostlight: Telling Scary Theatrical Tales

A suffocating baby, antebellum dolls with painted-shut eyes, a slimy man who follows little girls home. That’s the stuff of good old-fashioned scary stories, and it’s the stuff of Ghostlight, a series of theatrical ghost stories based on a script by local playwright Michael R. Duran. Presented at the Byers-Evans House Museum in Denver, Ghostlight … Read more

Think Pink: Denver’s Race for the Cure

Pink fur, pink wigs, pink boas and pink hats fill the Denver streets en masse. It can only mean one thing: the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is here. As one of the country’s largest Race for the Cure, 60,000-plus Denverites come together for this event to show their commitment to eradicating breast … Read more

A Taste of Colorado

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This Labor Day weekend, celebrate food, visual and performance arts, music, crafts and Colorado’s Western heritage during the 27th annual A Taste of Colorado, the state’s largest free-admission outdoor event. The festival will be held in Civic Center Park and showcases Colorado’s best food, with more than 50 restaurants in attendance, numerous culinary presentations and … Read more

Colorado Mountain Club: Leading the Way Through the Rockies

One of Denver’s major draws is its proximity to the mountains. But to some residents, the concepts of high-altitude safety and basic trail etiquette can be a little intimidating. Enter the Colorado Mountain Club. Headquartered in Golden, the club provides adventure education and recreational opportunities for everyone from the newbie day hiker to the ultra-experienced … Read more

Perk and Play: A Place for Coffee and Kids

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After years as a non-coffee drinker, one change switched my status in an instant: parenthood. I began to understand the addiction my parents always had for this aromatic beverage, and the low growls that were substituted for words before the first cup was sipped began making sense. However, I quickly realized that someone up above … Read more

Dolce Sicilia: A Slice of Italy in Wheat Ridge

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Sighs are common when customers encounter the contents of the long glass cases at Dolce Sicilia, an Italian bakery in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. First they see the trays of cookies: soft amaretti pignoli, chewy chocolate-dipped Florentines, and raspberry-topped farfalletta. Their eyes widen at real cannoli, tiramisu and especially the flaky sfogliatelle. Then they smell the … Read more

Berry Patch Farms: Pick a Peck in Brighton, Colorado

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There’s an old Zen tale of a man who, while running from a tiger, grabbed onto a vine and went over a cliff. While hanging, he looked over and saw a strawberry hanging on the vine. He plucked and ate it. It was the sweetest strawberry he’d ever tasted. Lucky for me, I’m able to … Read more

Rockley Music Center: A West Colfax High Note Since 1946

Colfax Avenue – one of Denver’s main thoroughfares – once was lined with local shops and businesses during the glory days when everything was family-owned and quality was important. Colfax is now lined with pawnshops, used car lots and other establishments that have ushered in a new era to the Colfax corridor, but a few … Read more

Cinema Grill Aurora: Family Fun Without a Hassle

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Looking for dinner and a movie… with children?  Then head to the Cinema Grill in Aurora, Colorado. An evening of being led to a table in the far back corner of a restaurant as a hostess warily eyes my pint-sized crew, knowing that a single cracker in those cute little hands has the potential to … Read more