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Tiny House Festival returns for third year

More than 40 small living structures, from tiny houses on wheels to container homes, will be on display at the Colorado Tiny House Festival, returning for its third year June 21-23 at the Adams … more

New museum exhibits are well worth dawdling over

The Denver Art Museum has opened two recent exhibits that offer another way to spend summer hours, when one can enjoy an up-close experience of color and light, in contrast to the truly exceptional … more

Summer brings music to the great outdoors

Lone Tree Arts Center’s Tunes on the Terrace begins at 8 p.m. June 21 with music by jazz sextet “After Midnight,” led by clarinetist Roger Campbell. Big band music. Tickets — 720-509-1000, … more

Colorado Renaissance Festival promises magical season

The eight-week Colorado Renaissance Festival kicks off its 43rd summer on Saturday, June 15, with a treasure trove of magic, artisans and entertainment in Larkspur, 30 minutes south of Denver and … more

Get away by staying nearby this summer in the Denver metro area

For adventurers, Colorado offers fourteeners, national forests and famous sand dunes, but if you live in the Denver metro area and aren’t fond of hours-long drives, the state is still home to many … more

PHOTOS: Denver Pop Culture Con

The name might have changed this year, but Denver Pop Culture Con was as brash and big as ever. Taking place at the Convention Center from May 31 through June 2, thousands of geeks, nerds, … more

‘Sister Act’ requires close maneuvering on smaller stage

Theater lights began to dim on May 17. First, Town Hall Arts Center’s board president Denise Kato introduced new THAC executive director Sharan Wilson to an enthusiastic first-night crowd and … more

Fundraising exhibit is the cat’s meow

The Cat Care Society of Lakewood has a charming way to raise funds for the organization: “Tails of the Painted Cats Gala.” Artists paint cat sculptures of varying sizes and at a September Gala, … more

Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy … more

Historic depot memorialized in painting by noted artist

Castle Rock’s museum is housed in the 1875 Denver and Rio Grande Depot, built with rhyolite from the local quarry. It partnered with the Castle Rock Historic Preservation Board and the Public Art … more

A celebration of comics, connection and culture

A lot can change in eight years — something Littleton residents Kendra, Jason and Ash Alder can readily attest to when it comes to how Denver Pop Culture Con has evolved since its first iteration … more

Two galleries display colorful works of art

“Unorthodox Art” is the title of the exhibit that will run in the Stanton Gallery at Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center while “Sister Act” is filling the stage in the theater from May 17 to … more

Opera guild announces winners in competition

Baritone Matthew Peterson won first place in the March 30 Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition for young singers on a professional career track. He was one of 15 chosen from an initial field of … more

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor … more

Pastels on parade at art center through June

The Mile High National Pastel Exhibition opens May 11 at the Curtis Center for the Arts, 2349 E. Orchard Road (just west of University Boulevard in Greenwood Village) and runs through June 29 during … more

Symphony hosts guest conductor from Germany

The Littleton Symphony, under the direction of Jurgen de Lemos, is making a special point of featuring its musicians and closes this season with “Music from Far Eastern Europe.” Returning to … more

Photographers share intriguing works in show

During each annual Eye of the Camera Exhibit at the Littleton Museum, the juror names two prints — one color and one black and white — as “Best of Show.” The photographers who entered them … more

Miners Alley Playhouse names marketing director

Miners Alley Playhouse has hired its first director of marketing and audience development, according to a news release. Leslie Rutherford, a resident of Golden for six years, will be responsible for … more

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars … more

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of … more
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