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Family-Friendly Meals Before or After the Show

Make an event of going to the theater with kids by having a meal before or after the performance at one of these five spots, each located near the Arts Complex. From burgers to seafood to tacos, the options cover a vast range of tastes. As far as kid-friendly shows go, there’s also a variety […]

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Head South to the Town Hall Arts Center

Expand your theater experiences this holiday season by going to Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center for a show. A LITTLE HISTORY Maybe you didn’t even realize that suburban Littleton has a historic downtown? Hop on the RTD Light Rail and get off at Littleton’s historic train depot to explore the three blocks of shops, restaurants, […]

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How to Prepare Your Kids for Their First Show

The feeling of seeing a story unfold live on stage is unlike anything else, and it’s absolutely something to share with your children. When they’re ready, that is. While there’s no set age for when kids can be introduced to the stage — each child is different after all — there are signs to look […]

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Winnie the Pooh Comes to Denver

Everyone’s favorite hunny-loving bear is coming to Denver in November. Winnie the Pooh: The New Musical Adaptation will stop at The Newman Center for the Performing Arts on November 11-13. Spend some time in the Hundred Acre Wood with Pooh and his friends!  Pooh holds a special place in the hearts of many people. For […]

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Día de los Muertos Events Around the Mile High City

Día de los Muertos, of Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated throughout Central American and beyond to pay homage to the deceased. Celebrated annually, the occasion was started by Indigenous Peoples centuries ago.

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Digging Deep Into Denver’s Immersive Community

On November 4-6, more than 300 artists in the immersive community will gather in Denver for an international networking event and arts festival at the Denver Immersive Gathering (DIG) hosted by Immersive Denver. Attendees will go on a producer’s tour of Camp Christmas, visit Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station, and get a backstage tour of Theater […]

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Opera Colorado’s 40th Anniversary Season

Forty years ago, downtown’s Denver Performing Arts Complex welcomed the addition of Opera Colorado, the city’s first professional opera company. Helmed by Metropolitan Opera veteran Nathaniel Merrill (1983-1998), the company opened on April 4, 1983. Since then, the organization has been led by Stephen Seifert (1998-99), Peter Russell (1999-2005) and current General & Artistic Director […]

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Five Great Places to Hear Live Music

Denver is ripe with talent, something easily heard when delving into the music scene. But while there are plenty of large venues to visit such as Red Rocks, Ball Arena and even our own Boettcher Concert Hall where the Colorado Symphony plays, smaller, more intimate places fuel the soundtrack of the city as well. Think […]

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Getting Immersed in Denver

Immersive art is a thing now, but what does it mean? Usually it means something that is fully contained; rather than look at a painting in a frame on a wall, the painting might be projected and seemingly ooze from the wall as music plays; or you might put on virtual reality goggles and have […]

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What’s So Funny? Denver’s Comedy Scene

Who couldn’t use a good laugh these days? Denver has a robust calendar of hilarious standup and other comedy performances. Whether you’re planning a date night, bachelorette fun, or just want to try something new, there is probably a showcase that will tickle the old funny bone nearby. Or, if you think you’re pretty amusing, […]