Tag Archive for: Colorado

Denver Public Art Tours

Denver Arts & Venues is hosting their fan-favorite public art tours again this year. If you haven’t already participated, don’t worry – tickets are available for the rest of the summer. The tour program launched in May offering familiar favorites and an expanded itinerary with a tour to interest everyone. Tickets can be purchased at […]

A birds eye view of the restaurant Ophelia's Electric Soapbox

Rocky Mountain Rock: Mile High Music

No doubt about it: Denver (and Colorado) loves its music — especially its rock and roll. In summer, the Centennial State absolutely explodes with sound, from multi-day festivals to free street performances to sold-out shows at its most iconic outdoor ampitheatre. There are far too many concerts to count, but some of the best can […]

Haunted Dining in Denver

When you think of the “Old West,” you just assume that comes with cowboy boots, tumbleweeds and your fair share of ghost stories. And when you belly up to a 100-year-old bar, well my friend, you’ve just hit the motherlode. Denver and the surrounding areas are full of fanciful and (sometimes) spine-tingling stories of the […]

A table filled with several Scandinavian dishes, including a smoked sausage, creamy soup, roasted vegetables, fish, and more

A Little Taste of Scandinavian Food

If A Little Night Music has you in the mood for a taste of Nordic country cuisine, you can find it along the Front Range from pastries to game meats. Scandinavian food includes the Nordic countries of Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark, and is heavy on what we think of as comfort food: meat, […]

Colorado’s Opera Houses have Rich History

Last June saw the founding of the Colorado Historic Opera Houses Circuit. Celebrating its first anniversary, the circuit connects five historic mountain opera houses. These historic venues are a reminder of the days when rough and rugged mining towns competed to construct elaborate buildings to showcase their newfound riches and support their aspirations of culture […]

Dixie Longate and Dive Bars

Let’s raise a glass to one of Denver’s favorite southern gals who is back in town with the show Dixie Longate – Cherry Bombs & Bottle Rockets, appearing July 8. If you, like Dixie, appreciate an un-fussy drink in a tell-it-like-it-is bar, where you can make new friends before your glass is empty, you’ll want […]

How to Celebrate the Great Bard in Colorado

Few writers have been as universally celebrated as William Shakespeare, and even though one may feel they know the Bard’s prose well, it never gets old. Nor does watching the plays live, hearing his sonnets and enjoying interpretations of the stories through countless means. Whether heading to a live performance, planning the next character study, […]

The Frontier Drive-Inn sign, lit up at dusk. It reads 'In Movies We Trust.'

Drive-in Becomes drive-INN in San Luis Valley

When the first drive-in — the Camden Theater in Pennsauken, New Jersey — opened in 1933, movies with sound had only been around for six years. The popularity of these open-air cinemas spread slowly, but by the late 1950s there were more than 4,000 outdoor screens across the country. It was in this heyday that […]

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Your Wish Granted

While it’s nice to dream about finding a genie in a magical lamp and getting three wishes, chances are that won’t ever happen in this reality. However, there are plenty of organizations donning a genie cap and making modest dreams come true. True, these institutions don’t create princedoms, provide flying carpets or make mountains of […]

Rows of musicians playing the bagpipes wearing kilts

Irish Immigrants Left an Indelible Impact on Colorado’s Culture

Ireland’s Great Famine, which lasted from 1845 to 1852, was a powerful driver of immigration. Although two million refugees made the long sea journey during that time, they were neither the first nor last. It’s estimated that since 1820, more than six million Irish people have emigrated to the United Staes. Though present in Colorado […]