Life

Volunteering for the holidays: Doing your part from the heart

No matter the skill level, interests or time constraints of Denver metro area residents, there is a way they can make a difference this winter. Whether it’s donating time, toys, money or labor, …
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JSO is back at the Green Room

Two words immediately came to mind when I was researching the details for this column about the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. “ We’re back!” Usually you say that about a musical group that has …

Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what …
The sunset at 5 p.m., looking northwest from East Arapahoe Road and South Colorado Boulevard on Nov. 19 in Centennial.

Getting up after 'falling back' when daylight saving time ends, sunlight dwindles

About one in every three American adults already doesn’t get enough sleep, and the end of daylight-saving time can throw another wrench into the equation — even though the day “gains” an hour …

It’s in the cards: Some advice for sending holidays greetings

It’s that holiday-card time of year again. But before you open up the address book or spreadsheet, read up on some modern etiquette for addressing those to whom you’re sending your jolly good …

Coming Attractions

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana …
Arts & Entertainment
Britta Erickson, Denver Film Festival Director and Interim Executive Director, on the red carpet with Rian Johnson, director of "Knives Out" and recipient of the 2019 John Cassavetes Award, on opening night of the 42nd annual Denver Film Festival.
Denver Film Festival

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies …
The community is beginning preparations for the Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Santa, which takes place on Dec. 7 at Calvary Church in Golden. Pictured from left is Jim Kammer, a member and volunteer of Calvary Church, Golden Fire Rescue’s Capt. Tina Gustafson and Lt. Tony Orlando, and Golden Library’s Emily Vrotsos and Bethany Hall.

A ‘most wonderful time of the year’

The 21st Century is a busy age. But the holidays are the time of year to slow down a little and celebrate family and community. The Golden Chamber of Commerce’s Breakfast with Santa will offer just …
Alyssa Loya of the Huitzilopochtli. The 40 West Arts District celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Nov. 1. There was art, food trucks, live performances and opportunities to interact with the Lakewood art community.

Día de los Muertos in Lakewood

The spirit of Día de los Muertos came to life in the 40 West Arts District on Nov. 1. The arts district celebrated the holiday as it coincided with first Fridays, an event where galleries and …
The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu performs Nov. 9-10 at the Lakewood Cultural Center.

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu to perform concerts

Female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will return for two performances of mbube music featuring songs from the latest album “Obabes beMbube” (Women of Mbube). From Zimbabwe, the group has drawn …

Baile folklórico — traditional Mexican folkloric dances — performed to live mariachi music is one of the highlights of Olinger Crown Hill’s Día de los Muertos Celebration, which takes place on Nov. 2.

Olinger Crown Hill to celebrate Día de los Muertos Nov. 2

The community is invited to a free, family-friendly Día de Muertos Celebration from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 7777 West 29th Ave., in Wheat Ridge. For …
Columnists

A Thanksgiving alternative on Colfax

You know, sometimes I get a little frustrated looking for something special to write about in this column. There are certain times of the year that are packed with events and that’s when I have a …

Gift giving from the HART

In the last 150 years or so things have been changing at an increasingly faster pace. I was thinking about all the things my grandmother witnessed while she was alive and it’s almost unfathomable. …
Coming Attractions

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …

Get crafty, and start holiday shopping right after Halloween

I frequently mention that holiday shopping experiences are starting earlier every year and the one that seems to want to be extended the most is Christmas. First there was just Christmas Day, then …

Coming Attractions

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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