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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
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Colorado Book Awards open for submissions

Colorado authors have about a month left to enter a submission to the Colorado Book Awards. The submission period opened in September, and has a deadline of Jan. 7, 2022, for a postmark or for the …

Wheelhouse Gifts accepting toys for Denver Santa Claus Shop

Wheelhouse Gifts, 1525 S. Pearl St. in Denver, is serving as a drop off location for toy donations to benefit the Denver Santa Claus Shop. Toys should be new and unwrapped, for newborns to age 11. …
Holiday carolers are just one of the attractions of Adelska’s Dickens: A Family Holiday Experience, which takes place on Dec. 11 at Four Mile Historic Park in Denver.

Not your ordinary holiday theater production

Thanks to a holiday event that’s new this year, people will have an opportunity to step back in time to the 1800s. Presented by Adelska, which is a Denver-based entertainment company, Dickens: A …
An example of holiday waste, much of which can be recycled: cardboard, aluminum cans, holiday lights, bubble wrap and plastic film. Contrary to popular belief, tissue and gift wrap cannot be recycled.

The most wonderful (WASTEFUL) time of the year

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is just one of the many classic holiday tunes on a seemingly endless rotation as our ears turn toward the holidays. The ubiquitous mantra of “‘tis …

Beth York of Aurora and Brenda Luksch of Boulder, who are independent consultants with Usborne Books & More, which is an independent book publisher, stand with a display of books at the Cherry Creek Holiday Market on Nov. 18. The two carry about 2,000 titles for newborns to young adults.

‘The glow of the holidays’: Denver’s Cherry Creek North features lights, local shopping

Vendors at this year’s Cherry Creek North Holiday Market are excited to have conversations with people and help shoppers find the perfect gift. “People like to support local businesses,” said …
Arts & Entertainment
Daniel Joshua Rubin

Daniel Joshua Rubin talks on writing

Is writer’s block preventing you from moving forward with that book proposal? Term paper? Grocery list? Author Daniel Joshua Rubin wants to help writers rediscover their creativity and writing …
Trail of Lights, at Denver Botanic Gardens / Chatfield Farms though Jan. 2.

Holiday lights down on the farm

Once again, Denver Botanic Gardens' Chatfield Farms site is aglow with holiday color in a rustic setting with the return of Trail of Lights. Wandering paths take you under illuminated trees and …
Mary Cassatt’s “Mother and Child” from 1889 is displayed in the “Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France” exhibit at the Denver Art Museum.

Museum shares works of Americans in France

“Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France,” now open at the Denver Art Museum through March 13, includes more than 100 paintings created between 1855 and 1913 by American painters, some …
Coming Attractions

Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …

Hometown Holidays 2021

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science
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Check out the new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit - at your own pace

Ask most people what it takes to survive and thrive in nature and speed will be among the top elements any creature should have. And that is largely correct. But as is often the case in the natural …
The Colorado Wind Ensemble will appear in a free concert Nov. 13 with the Eaglecrest High School Wind Ensemble.
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Wind ensembles join forces in free concert

The Colorado Wind Ensemble performs a free concert with the Eaglecrest High School Wind Ensemble at the high school, 5100 S. Picadilly St., Centennial, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. David Kish directs …
Coming Attractions

A holiday JAAMM that celebrates all arts

So often festival experiences are centered around a particular kind of creation - film, music, books, etc. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s 14th annual Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies …
Monarch butterflies, like these in the Butterfly House at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, are being spotlighted at the Butterfly Pavilion.
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Monarch Magic comes to Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion at 6542 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, a unique Colorado facility that claims to be the first accredited, stand-alone nonprofit invertebrate zoo in the world, is celebrating …

Actor Will Smith at a movie premiere in Hollywood in 2020. His new film "King Richard" will be featured at the 44th annual Denver Film Festival.
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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, …
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