Four young adult actor stand in a row, smiling and clapping, at a DCPA Community Engagement event

Diverse Cultural Organizations Empowering the Community

A sense of real belonging at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is created through spaces that are shaped with the unique needs of diverse communities in mind. The work of creating spaces and implementing practices that support equity, diversity, inclusion, and access is fundamental to a thriving theatre community and to the DCPA’s […]

Reentry Programs: Assistance After Incarceration

Imagine. You’ve served your time in prison and suddenly, you’re free. You’ve got the clothes on your back, a bus ticket and some change in your pocket. If you’re lucky, maybe there’s someone to meet you when the bars clang shut at your back. But maybe not. No job. No money. No roof over your […]

Prisoners perform along a stairway in the prison

DU Prison Arts Initiative Lets Unheard Voices Be Heard

According to a 2018 study by the Virginia Department of Corrections, odds are 50/50 that a formerly incarcerated individual in Colorado will return to prison within three years. With an estimated 2 million people living in prison across America, it is in every community’s best interest to reduce the rate of recidivism by preparing inmates […]

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Aurora Shines With Fun, Food and Art

Denver often gets the headlines, but the city just to the east of Colorado’s capital shines as well, and is a worthy destination in her own right. With a population approaching 400,000 (making it the third most populous city in the state), Aurora is luring visitors and residents with both new developments as well as […]

Get Ready For Denver Arts Week

Sure we can celebrate the Mile High City’s vibrant visual and performing art scene all year long, but thanks to the 17th annual Denver Arts Week, find even more wonderful ways to immerse yourself into the scene. The festival runs November 3 to 11, showcasing everything from visual art to live performances to epic parties. […]

EDGE Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Dining Near the Arts Complex

A perfect evening must begin with dinner and drinks and end with a performance in the Arts Complex. Make a night out of your trip downtown, and don’t stress about parking or time-consuming travel when you visit one of these restaurants near the Arts Complex. Some of the restaurants listed below are preferred restaurant partners […]

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Say ‘Yes’ at These Colorado Bridal Salons

Saying ‘yes’ to the dress can be one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning. However, finding the perfect bridal salon, scheduling appointments, and deciding on budget, style, and silhouette…it can be a daunting process! The list below outlines a few popular salons in the Denver metro area to help alleviate some of the […]

A down-syndrome boy with school kids and teacher sitting on the floor in class, playing guitar.

Sharing the Joy of Music With Kids

Music entertains, trains the ear, aids in dance parties, adds spice to a special occasion and can soothe tender feelings. Really, there isn’t much music can’t do to help heal and fuel the soul, which is why getting children involved in the art form proves beneficial. Choose from full programs aimed at teaching and supporting […]

Exterior of the new Dazzle building in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Get Ready To Dazzle Your Kids With Jazz

Finally the 26-year-old jazz club Dazzle has opened in its new home at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and adding a cherry to the musical sundae is an affordable kids’ program every Saturday. “Part of why we are doing this is because some of our patrons are older and they will bring their grandkids into […]

6 Local Black-Owned Salons & Barbershops

Dig Ruth Brown’s hairstyle in Miss Rhythm — The Legend of Ruth Brown, Tina’s changing styles in TINA — The Tina Turner Musical or namesake of the diner in Clyde’s? Check out these local Black and African-American-owned salons and barbershops and turn that on-stage inspiration into your own masterpiece. THE HAIR & IMAGE STUDIO (T.H.I.S.) […]