^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. With more and more Americans receiving vaccines, the City of Denver will soon begin reopening recreation centers and pools. According to the just-announced schedule, on May 3 the weight rooms […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Despite being the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, Colorado still doesn’t have a certified marijuana workers’ union. That could change, though, if a National Labor Relations Board hearing goes […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Activists want Denver to straighten up and fly right, and two billboards erected on January 18 by In Defense of Animals and Canada Geese Protection Colorado are designed to remind residents […]

Gary Reed’s “Equitable Building Staircase” focuses on the interior details of one of Denver’s oldest structures. (Provided by the Denver Architecture Foundation) The online-only “Y/OUR Denver” exhibition is rare in that it gives viewers a chance to appreciate two art forms as they exist in the city today. It’s half […]

^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. We’ve left 2020 in the dumpster: Time for a new start. You can take a virtual class, watch a virtual show…or venture out into the great outdoors. This weekend, there […]

The City of Denver, the State of Colorado and a handful of homeless residents will face off in federal court this week during an evidentiary hearing regarding a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Colorado in October. “You only get an evidentiary hearing at this point if you need emergent […]

For millennia, humans have been fascinated by the mysteries of the sky — and nothing has captivated their imagination like the spectacular light phenomenon known as the Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis. Still, capturing the phenomenon on video from Earth proved tricky, and shooting from high in the sky […]

Welcome to the winter wonderland of 2020, where Santa visits are virtual or behind a mask and interactive kids’ activities have been nixed until next year. Yet, there’s still a lot that’s merry and bright this year as organizations and venues work at making the season special for kids despite […]

If President Donald Trump wins another four years in office, don’t blame Denver. Voters in the Mile High City preferred Joe Biden by an enormous margin — and they also voted for numerous progressive ballot measures, including new taxes earmarked to address climate concerns and the homelessness crisis. The latest […]

The week begins with Día de los Muertos events, moves on through the election and, assuming we all come out on the other side, ends with a citywide celebration with Denver Arts Week(end) November 6-8. There’s plenty of other activity around town, though. Keep reading for ten things you can do in Denver […]

Zack Mance and his partner, Michelle Van Veen, watch as Assistant Chef Instructor Jamie Stein teaches them how to make the perfect French toast during a Bubbles and Brunch class at Cook Street Culinary School on Oct. 24, 2020 in Denver. (Seth McConnell, Special to The Denver Post) Teaching clients […]