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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 …

Horse culture still kicking in modern West

In 1950, metro Denver’s population hovered right around 500,000. Farms and horse properties could still be found throughout the close-in suburbs. By the mid-1970s, the population had more than …
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Multiple authors’ books were on display for purchase and could be autographed by them at the event.

Calling all book lovers

Reading five to six books every month for an entire year to select material and authors for the Rocky Mountain Literary Festival is just part of the leg work behind the scenes of the annual …
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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 …
This woodcarving is an example of works coming to the Colorado Carvers Club annual exhibition, competition and sale in Lakewood on Oct. 23-24.
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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, …
Jan Cleveland plays Clarrisa in Vintage Theatre's production of "Cross Words," running through Nov. 7.

‘Cross Words’ is new work by local playwright

The configuration of the smallish Bond Trimble Theatre at Vintage Theatre in Aurora dictates a set, designed by company director Bernie Cardell, that has the audience almost in the living room/dining …

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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,” …
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Monster to Midnight is a special after-hours attraction at Distortions Monster World, an immersive artainment monster museum located in the Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall.

Get your spook on: Denver has many Halloween happenings for all ages

Whether you’re looking for tricks or treats, haunting entertainment, family fun time or simply somewhere to go decked out in your favorite Halloween costume that you didn’t get to wear last year, …
The University of Denver’s Robert and Judi Newman Center went quiet for the bulk of the pandemic, but is now returning to its place in the community and will be hosting events again.
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Newman Center returns as community hub

For so many communities, arts centers are hubs of connection and creativity — places where people can go for entertainment and education. Which made the COVID-19 pandemic especially damaging, since …
The Baker Historic District is one of the in-person tours that the Denver Architecture Foundation is offering during this year’s Doors Open Denver event.
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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 …
Archaeology students work on the dig site at the Astor House yard.
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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 …

Marcus Turner, the director of communications and audience services at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, left, and Emily Grace King, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, stand Sept. 16 near a sculpture at the center’s “sculpture field.” The piece by Scottie Burgess, made with railroad ties and wood paint, is titled “Ties Forward.”

Denver-area arts programs offer path to 'shared experience'

Seemingly ever-rising levels of political polarization — particularly amid issues of the coronavirus pandemic — may be wearing on Coloradans, but one place where all of that can melt away is at …
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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 …
Cherry Creek Theatre Company will present “Steel Magnolias” Oct. 1-24 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in Denver. From top left, Shannon Altner, Devon James, Erika Mori, Suzanne Nepi, Martha Harmon Pardee, and Tracy Shaffer.
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'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 …
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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 …
The history of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1981 to the present will be the subject of a history presentation on Sept. 20.
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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 …

The cast of Miners Alley Playhouse's "Before You Go," directed by John Ashton.
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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 …
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