Interior of The Crypt. People are sitting at a neon bar

Getting Spooky In Denver

Walking in downtown Denver, you’ll see young couples with dogs, old folks carrying Trader Joe’s grocery bags, and bicyclists racing down Broadway. You might not even be aware of the Gothic subculture living its best life in Denver. In case you’re confused, we aren’t talking about the Goths, those Germanic people who started invading Europe […]

The main listening room at Dazzle's new location. Many red chairs circle a small stage for a jazz band.

Dazzle Officially Opens in the Arts Complex

After 25 years in business, Dazzle has found a new home at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and, after over a year of waiting, it’s officially open. “We are honored, humbled, and thrilled to be a part of Denver’s theatre district,” said Kelley Dawkins, Dazzle’s marketing director. “Jazz is the music artists are playing in […]

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Haunted Denver

From the archives: this article was originally posted on October 4, 2022 TW: This article contains content that some may find distressing.   Denver has its share of haunted locations. From hotels to museums to parks, there’s a fright somewhere for everyone. Plus, the city is home to many nighttime walking tours that will teach you […]

Diving into the Dream: Phamaly’s Spin on a Shakespeare Classic

Phamaly Theatre Company returns to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, bringing to life the enchanting world of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This witty romantic comedy, known for its tangled web of love, mischievous fairies, and magical escapades, will captivate audiences through the glitz and glamour of the 1920s. Phamaly is at […]

The sky seen at Top of the Pines

Colorado’s Darkest Skies

If you’re looking at the Colorado sky, it may be increasingly difficult to pick out the namesake of Beetlejuice. Betelgeuse, the tenth brightest star in the night sky and the second brightest star that is part of the Orion constellation. As humans have progressed from the dim light of campfires to the blinding high intensity […]

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8 Well-Known Superstitions and their Meanings

As a trick in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice film, you have to say Beetlejuice’s name three times to make him appear. The Beetlejuice musical, playing at the Buell Theatre September 5 through 17, gives this classic film a Broadway makeover with crazy musical numbers, strong language, mature references and other behaviors from the well-known, inappropriately deranged […]

Glass Top Bar Summer Series at the Arts Complex

If you’re coming to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts this summer for an evening with Ruth Brown – the premiere of Miss Rhythm – The Legend of Ruth Brown is playing at the Garner Galleria Theatre through October 15 – come early for a night filled with music. Avoid the traffic, enjoy a […]

You Make Culture Happen

You make culture happen. How often are you the subject of a News Center item from us? Today you are. Because today, we are sending our thanks to you for your ongoing support of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, SCFD. Even if you don’t recognize the name, your support helps to fund our organization […]

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Buffalo Soldiers: Honoring a Complicated Legacy

Although not eligible to enlist in the Union army prior to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Black soldiers numbered around 185,000 — about 10% of Union forces — by the time the Confederates were defeated in April, 1865. Their duties were largely separate but not equal: White soldiers were paid almost twice as much per month […]

Thousands of people sit at Red Rocks

The Hills are Alive with Music from Area Non-Profit Organizations

Now that the clouds have parted and the rain storms have (mostly) passed, Coloradans can go outside and enjoy the sun! After you’ve packed in your daytime activities, there’s no better way to wind down that to enjoy an outdoor concert as the sun sets in the background. Sure, you could likely head down to […]