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  • The Outdoors: Ski, golf and swim all in the same day in Colorado

    The Outdoors: Ski, golf and swim all in the same day in Colorado

    People from all over the country know that Colorado is the best state for outdoor activities of all kinds. With so many days of sunshine every year and close proximity to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you can spend a weekend (or even a day) hopping from one great activity to the next. You can even...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Warhawk

    Get to know a Denver band: Warhawk

    When Warhawk’s Cassidy Gates lists Black Sabbath among the band’s influences, it’s no surprise. Listening to the track “Skin n Bones,” Warhawk’s classic rock inspiration is abundantly obvious. However, the Denver rock quintet, recently nominated in the traditional rock category of the Westword Music...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Land Lines

    Get to know a Denver band: Land Lines

    Playing the Roostercat Stage at tomorrow’s Westword Music Showcase, and nominated in the indie rock category of the Westword Music Awards, Land Lines raised over $5,000 to record their second full-length after leaving Cash Cow Records. Additionally, Land Lines has recently collaborated with Tigress...
  • Local bands and artists to watch for at Westword Music Showcase 2014

    Local bands and artists to watch for at Westword Music Showcase 2014

    If you’re planning to catch the 2014 Westword Music Showcase in Denver on Saturday, your biggest challenge will be deciding which bands and artists to see. With nearly 150 acts performing at more than a dozen venues, there’s obviously no way to catch all of them. Of course, you can hang around the...
  • Colorado Rockies riding a roller coaster of streaks

    Colorado Rockies riding a roller coaster of streaks

    Colorado just can't play consistent baseball. It's been more than just a rocky road for the Colorado Rockies, it's been a roller coaster ride as of late, full of giant peaks and massive valleys. To end the month of May and begin June, the Rox lost eight straight, which was ended with a dramatic...
  • Denver Nuggets offer Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, No. 11 pick for Kevin Love

    Denver Nuggets offer Kenneth Faried, Wilson Chandler, No. 11 pick for Kevin Love

    The Denver Nuggets have fallen in love. Of course, when there are superstars being offered in trades, you either get in the game in a hurry or find yourself sitting on the bench. When the Minnesota Timberwolves said they were putting superstar power forward Kevin Love on the trading block, the...
  • Denver festivals: What’s happening this June

    Denver festivals: What’s happening this June

    When summer hits in Colorado, the festival season begins. That means you can find a new festival or fair to check out every weekend, all summer long. There are craft fairs, music festivals and all sorts of great ways to enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer with the whole family. There is truly...
  • Guide to Belly Up

    Guide to Belly Up

    With the success from the original Belly Up in California, the Belly Up Aspen location was opened in 2005. The venue hosts over 300 live concerts annually, and is a highly sought after venue for private events. Big headliners have held concerts at Belly Up, including names like John Legend and Snoop...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Confluence

    Get to know a Denver band: Confluence

    Playing the Westword Music Showcase tomorrow evening (Bar Standard, 5:15 p.m.) and the UMS next month then heading out on another tour, Confluence hit the ground running in 2014. Earlier this year, the band released a new single each month in January, February, and March, while also touring the...
  • Guide to Chautauqua Aditorium

    Guide to Chautauqua Aditorium

    The Chautauqua Auditorium is part of the National Register of Historic Places, with a rich history dating back to 1898. While the auditorium is technically considered an indoor venue, the barn-like structure allows for an outdoor feel. Without any air conditioning or heating units, the temperature...
  • Experience Denver: Museums

    Experience Denver: Museums

    Every large city has a few great museums to explore, but one of the things that separate a good city from a great city is the variety of cultural activities and different types of museums. Luckily, Denver is a great city, with lots of amazing museums spanning every possible interest and subject...
  • Weekend picks: Denver theatre to check out this weekend

    Weekend picks: Denver theatre to check out this weekend

    Looking for something fun to enjoy this weekend? Why not step out of your usual rut and try something new for your weekend entertainment? Those movies will still be playing later in the week, so try something different and check out one of the many live theater options available to you. There are...
  • Colorado's Balloon Boy to become a musical

    Colorado's Balloon Boy to become a musical

    On October 15, 2009 all of America’s eyes were glued to the television, watching in horror as a six-year-old boy was thought to be inside a runaway weather balloon in Fort Collins. Balloon Boy, as he became known, was a national story, as flights were rerouted and Denver International Airport closed...
  • The Colorado Theatre Guild announces the Henry Award nominations for 2014

    The Colorado Theatre Guild announces the Henry Award nominations for 2014

    The 9th Annual Henry Award nominations have been released by the Colorado Theatre Guild. This annual celebration honors the very best in Colorado theatre and serves as its most prestigious award. The awards, named for longtime local theatre producer Henry Lowenstein, will be held during a formal...
  • Ranking Colorado’s 5 best sporting venues

    Ranking Colorado’s 5 best sporting venues

    Coloradans are crazy for the outdoors and wild for wilderness, but also cuckoo for their sports teams. Denver is lucky enough to boast a professional sports team in all four of the major American leagues: Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Rockies (MLB), Denver Nuggets (NBA) and Denver Broncos (NFL...
  • Denver music weekend picks June 20-21: Westword Music Showcase and more

    Denver music weekend picks June 20-21: Westword Music Showcase and more

    If you live in Denver and you want to pack a year's worth of live music into one weekend, this is the weekend to do it. Between the normal slew of live shows at local venues and Denver’s biggest annual one-day music festival, hundreds of local bands and dozens of major touring acts will perform...
  • Get to know a Denver band: Fingers of the Sun

    Get to know a Denver band: Fingers of the Sun

    This summer is going to be a busy one for Denver indie pop band Fingers of the Sun. The sextet releases their sophomore album, What is this Life?, on Saturday, July 5 at a party taking place at the Hi-Dive with special guests Dressy Bessy and Kissing Party. Additionally, the indie pop darling will...
  • Colorado Rapids to host Atlanta Silverbacks in fifth round of US Open Cup

    Colorado Rapids to host Atlanta Silverbacks in fifth round of US Open Cup

    The Colorado Rapids currently sit at 6-4-5, in third place of the MLS' Western Conference. Though they are in the middle of their regular season, the Rapids have taken a break from MLS action to take part in the US Open Cup. The 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup consists of 58 teams from all across the...
  • Guide to Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Guide to Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

    Part of the Vail Valley Foundation, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater hosts cultural and entertainment events each year. The annual musical festivals, free weekly concerts, and theatrical performances keeps the amphitheater busy year-round. If you’re thinking of checking out the Gerald R. Ford...
  • Guide to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    Guide to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House

    The Municipal Auditorium was built to host the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 1908, which was the first national political convention in Colorado. The beautiful structure was originally created to host a variety of productions including concerts, live theater, operas, auto shows and...
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