Tag Archive for: Denver

Exterior of El Jebel

Egyptian Influence on Colorado Architecture

Hot, hot, hot: Egyptomania was all the rage in the Roaring ’20s when British archaeologist Howard Carter “discovered” the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. American audiences breathlessly devoured developments of the excavation, which was documented in detail by newspapers, magazines and movie news-reels. This wasn’t the first time the ancient civilization was front-page news — […]

Several plates filled with Mediterranean food on a table at Safta

Colorado’s Culinary Connection to Egypt

It’s so fun to have a theme night out – and it’s easy to accomplish in Denver, with several cultures in the area to celebrate. If you’re looking to experience Middle Eastern culture, there are many restaurants in the Denver area that serve Egyptian, Middle Eastern, or African cuisine. At first glance, traditional Egyptian food […]

A young girl in a pink leotard poses while wrapped in aerial silks

Learn to Dance—Unconventionally

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dance class? Maybe it is ballet or tap dancing or even ballroom dance. These are more traditional styles of dance that we are likely to see performed or even to attempt in a class. However, as productions STOMP and Riverdance have shown […]

Exterior of the Egyptian Theatre in Delta, Colorado

Walk Like an Egyptian in Colorado

The premise of Hotter Than Egypt is of two Americans on a vacation/business trip to Cairo and how their relationship is tested as they are exposed to this new environment. If this story makes you curious to learn more about Egypt while staying here in Colorado, start exploring in your own backyard. DENVER MUSEUM OF […]

A musical instrument installation at Meow Wolf Convergence Station

One Person’s Trash is Another’s Masterpiece: Creating art out of garbage

Before throwing away that paper towel tube or foam packaging, think about what it could become with a little imagination. After all, one person’s trash can be another’s treasure, and the vehicle to make music, create art and even revamp into clothes. The idea of using found objects, aka trash, and turning them into something […]

Plates of Cuban food served at Cuba Cuba

Latin Loves: Savor the flavors of Latin cuisine at these local restaurants

¡Qué rico! How delicious is this food? While Colorado — once a part of Mexico — is awash in many restaurants that serve the recipes of our neighbor to the south, other Latin offerings are less well-represented. And though we will never, ever, ever say ‘no’ to an al pastor taco or a breakfast burrito […]

Women toast with wine glasses at a painting class

Get Your Girl On!

Fans of the television show “Parks and Recreation” know February 13 as Galentine’s Day — a celebration of all your favorite females filled with fun, food, and all the things ladies love. On Valentine’s Eve, or on any other day (like before catching The Secret Comedy of Women — Girls Only), here are some suggestions […]

A performance at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Getting the Jump on 2023: Great lineup of local culture

New year’s resolutions are no good unless you follow through, so if “adding more culture” was part of your list, we can help you stay committed. Get out your calendar and get ready to invite your friends: JANUARY Curious Theatre: Alma For those fortunate theatre aficionados who attended the DCPA Theatre Company’s 2020 Colorado New […]

Women wearing traditional African garments stand together during the Colorado Black Arts Festival

The Heart of Denver’s Black Culture: Five Points

If Denver’s Black culture has a heart, it is beating loud and strong in Five Points. Located at the intersection of 26th Avenue, 27th Street, Washington Street and Welton Street — four roads that create five vertices — is what was once known as “the Harlem of the West” for hosting jazz greats such as […]

An exhibit hall inside the Clyfford Still Museum

Denver’s Visual Art Scene

Art abounds in and around Denver, on the street, in galleries, hung on the walls of restaurants and inside the museums. With so many forms, it’s easy for those with an eye for visual creativity to find something new, thought provoking, or just plain cool to see. Juxtapose a romp around the local visual art […]