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Fitness program held in picturesque park

A new fitness series is underway in Denver’s Sculpture Park, near the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Diverse lineup of classes. Will run Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning the first week of August. … more

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, … more

A motorcycle wash and drive-in movies to be found

Meanwhile, back to abnormal … Last week I was able to write a column with an event that I could elaborate on with a bit of Avenue Flashes history in my normal fashion. This week everything is … more

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s … more

Train museum gets (steam engine) back on track

After several months of trying to work through events that were either canceled or on shaky ground, this week we finally have something happening that puts Avenue Flashes back on its normal track and … more

1st state historian from Western Slope

The Craft and Home Improvement Fair, a signature event during Littleton’s Western Welcome Week that was set for Aug. 15, has been canceled this year, yet another example of the fallout from the … more

Performances, re-openings are welcome summer treats

Vocalist Mary Louise Lee will perform at Lone Tree Arts Center on July 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., and The Collective, with singer Hazel Miller, will star on Aug. 14 and 15. What a treat on a summer night! … more

Finding different things to flash about

I hope 2020 goes down in history as one of the most bizarre years ever, but to tell you the truth I’m not sure that this madness we are going through right now is going to come to a conclusion by … more

Miners Alley makes plans, asks for help

Innovation is the name of the game for most theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly since an artf orm that gathers people together in a small space will be among the last to reopen. So, … more

Bringing back the family Olympics

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”  - Pierre de Coubertin revived Olympics 1894 … more

Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This … more

Small wonders: Catching up nature’s favorite avian gems

It is one of the most intriguing, visually sought-after bird species no matter where we might live. Virtually everything about the hummingbird fascinates birders and families in general — its size, … more

A trip to Zapata via Morrison

Morison-based author Harper McDavid’s debut novel “Zapata,” has been announced as the winner of the 2020 Colorado Book Award in the romance category, and received a 2020 Writer’s Award from … more

Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning … more

Children cook creatively in snug mugs

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by … more

The reopening rollercoaster continues

I have to tell you, this is one heck of a roller coaster ride we’re all on. One minute things are opening up again, then the next they’re shutting down again, but it’s only certain things that … more

The Art of the Brick welcomes guests back to DMNS

A space with about 10 million Lego bricks in it probably sounds like a dream come true for many children (and quite a few adults as well), but for artist Nathan Sawaya, that's just his workspace. … more

‘Silent Rose’ is anything but

One of the worst things a storyteller can do when telling the story of, or to, young people is condescend to them. Many don’t take the thoughts and opinions of young people seriously, and that’s … more

Arts community has shows and sad news

Each year, the Colorado Watercolor Society holds a statewide exhibit that brings out many fine paintings — very much worth an excursion to enjoy them. more

Jamgrass gives upcoming musicians their due

Every city’s music scene is made up of extremely talented musicians that don’t make it big for a variety of reasons. But that certainly doesn’t mean their art isn’t worth celebrating and … more
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