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Column: Pirates make annual landing at Northglenn

When you live in a landlocked state like Colorado, it’s probably a safe bet that you don’t really think of pirates all that often. I mean, why would you? more

Column: A Seussical musical at Lakewood Culture Center

It may not be a “proper” word, but when someone describes something as Seussian, you basically know what it means. Dr. Seuss is famous the world over for the fantastical and surreal worlds he created and populated with characters like The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant and The Lorax.  more

Column: Making ’Beautiful’ music at the Arvada Center

For those who are unfamiliar, a jukebox musical is a show that features tunes most audiences are familiar with. And that kind of show is practically made for “Beautiful,” the story of singer, songwriter and all-around legend Carole King.  more

Column: Garden Conservancy returns with Open Days

As we roll into late summer here in Colorado, we’re also entering the best time of year to be outside. more

Column: Benchmark Theatre explores gun rights

The issue of gun rights is one that almost everyone has an opinion about and has the rare distinction of being one that is literally costing lives as more and more time goes on.  All of this makes … more

Column: The Barlow Band takes to Arvada Center

Ask any performer and they’ll tell you there’s something different about performing on a “home stage” — the stages they’ve seen heroes and peers perform on countless times in their life.  more

Column: Rock down to Avenue Q at Miners Alley

When we’re young, the art and entertainment we connect to can really take a hold and shape who we are and what we like. Usually, that art remains in our past — something we think of fondly occasionally. But every now and then it gets an update that turns it into something else.   more

Column: Mudapalooza splashes back at Northglenn

Has anyone ever really not had fun playing in the mud? It’s not something most of us get to do very often, which makes the opportunity to splash around pretty rare. more

Column: Dragon Boat Festival is bigger than ever

There’s nothing like reaching a major goal after years of work. This is a concept the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is very aware of — not only has it grown by leaps and bounds in its more than two decades of existence, but it achieved a major milestone this year. more

Column: Sci-Fi Film series is back for another year of education, entertainment

Sci-Fi films are some of the most innovative and impactful to ever be put on screen — just look at the way films like “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Star Wars, “The Matrix” have inspired and directed popular culture. Few genres capture audiences’ imagination like sci-fi.   more

Column: Have fun your way this summer

I’m a pretty firm believer that summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21 (I guess I’m a big equinox guy or something) and I think this year’s weather really bears me out, seeing as we … more

Column: Tiny homes, big potential

There’s a certain cliché about big things coming in small packages, but over the years that has become increasingly true with regards to tiny houses and the culture around them. The COVID-19 pandemic and affordable housing crisis have both contributed to more people investigating the myriad uses of tiny homes, and all signs point to that number rising.   more

Benchmark Theatre goes beyond Stonewall

The Stonewall uprising is a key flashpoint in 20th-century American history — one that changed the course of the struggle for LGBTQIA+ equality in the country. But a lot of what happened during the … more

Column: Life/Art Ensemble takes dance into the world

When many people think of starting a dance organization, they probably conjure up images of children or teenagers awkwardly figuring out how to get their feet to do what their minds want them to. more

Denver Fashion Week returns to city’s runways

Everybody has an outfit or two they love but don’t have the occasion or courage to pull out of the closest. Celebrating style like that — and providing an opportunity to bust out these gems — … more

SeriesFest returns for a blockbuster Season 9

After a bit of a pandemic slowdown, SeriesFest, which celebrates emerging and underserved voices in episodic storytelling, is back bigger and better than ever, overflowing with top-notch television viewing for all audiences.   more

Chicks Fly at Wings Over the Rockies

Women have played a role in aviation since humans first took to the sky, but as is so often the case, they don’t receive nearly the recognition and celebration their male counterparts do. The Wings Over the Rockies’ Chicks Fly! Showcase aims to do something about this fact.   more

Women+Film Festival brings small stories to big screen

There are many features that make film festivals special events for attendees, but one that keeps me returning every year is the opportunity to catch films on the big screen you might not be able to any other time. more

The Arvada Center invites audiences to join its book club

Anyone who has been in a book club before knows they can be a brilliant opportunity to bond with friends, both old and new, over a shared love of the written word. And they can also be ground zero for all kinds of interpersonal messiness. more

Say goodbye to winter with a mix of indoor entertainment

While March is technically the beginning of spring, it isn’t until April that it really starts to feel like we’re transitioning from the cold weather to something more pleasant. April is the … more
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