Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sketch and Improv Comedy Show Colfax Flats


Did you enjoy As the World Turns, Beverly Hills 90210 and Passions? Well, neither did Denver-based comedians Lucky Johnston and Brittany Lacour. The pair has whipped up Colfax Flats, a live-action soap opera that hilariously skewers those kinds of shows. These bi-monthly sketch and improv comedy sessions -- staged at Dangerous Theatre -- channel the vibe of a cheap motel and dive bar. It's a place where there's always a vacancy for the weary and restless and the only thing lower than their hourly rate is their reputation. You're invited to check in and enjoy the melodrama-spoofing mayhem.
 
The focus of Denver’s Dangerous Theatre is to give a stage time to original or new works that might not otherwise be produced in Denver.
 

Dangerous Theatre ( 2620 W. 2nd Ave #1 Denver, CO  80219 )

Friday, July 31, 2015

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts to Rock ‘n’ Roll at A Taste of Colorado

Joan Jett

DENVER – The 32nd annual A Taste of Colorado will host Joan Jett and The Blackhearts on the Main Stage on Sun., Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m., presented by 103.5 The Fox. The four-day, free admission, food, music, arts & crafts, and entertainment festival will take place in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 through Sept. 7.

Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are best known for their hit record “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Since forming the band, Jett has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, which include “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” and “Crimson and Clover.” The band released its latest album, “Unvarnished,” in 2013 and continues to tour the globe.

Jett has also produced a number of albums for other bands such as Circus Lupus and Germs. In 2015, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jett has acted in movies and television series, as well as the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, “The Rocky Horror Show.” In 2010, she executive produced a film about her life, “The Runaways.”

In addition to the Main Stage, five other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music, including the KBCO World Class Rock Stage, the KYGO Country Stage, and the Colorado Heritage Stage presented by Westword.

More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. The Fine Dining area will host some of Denver’s finest restaurants. The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase presented by 630 KHOW features local and nationally renowned chef demonstrations creating simple yet elegant meals.

Festivalgoers can shop in more than 275 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the KidzStage presented by MIX 100, and the KidZone will feature play equipment, plus a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities for children of all ages. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105.

In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, and felting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstration.

Sponsors of this year’s Festival are: 9NEWS, Albert Bartlett, All Copy Products, American Medical Response, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blue Moon, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Coast 2 Coast Communications, Colorado Access, Colorado Lottery, Colorado Native, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Costco Wholesale, Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, Cutarelli Vision, The Denver Post, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Ford Experience Tour, LBA Realty, Levinson Eye Clinic, L.L. Bean, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Nathan’s Famous, PEPSI, Residence Inn Denver City Center, Sport Clips Haircuts, Sturgeon Electric, TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown, WAHL Mobile Grooming Tour, and XingTea.

Festival hours are Friday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.

Visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, www.facebook.com/ATasteofColorado, www.twitter.com/ATasteofCO, www.instagram.com/ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bimbo's Drive Inn

1859-style food in 1959 at Bimbo's on Colfax at Bellaire! Home of the Bimbo double-decker burger.
(Earliest known mention of a hamburger is from 1896, so the double-decker burger is not-so-1859, I guess) - courtesy The Denver Eye

1959 Rush to the Rockies was Colorado's territorial centennial. Big celebration, men grew beards, original log cabin territorial capitol building was placed across Colfax from the state capitol at Civic Center Park.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Morris Day and The Time coming to A Taste of Colorado

Mark your calendar for Morris Day and The Time, coming to A Taste of Colorado on Saturday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. brought to you by Jammin 101.5! You KNOW Morris Day – founding member of Prince’s band, songs sampled for the current hit song, “Uptown Funk,” and more. Bring your dancing shoes for a little “Jungle Love”…

Morris Day and The Time will perform on the Main Stage at the 32nd annual A Taste of Colorado on Sat., Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m., presented by Jammin’ 101.5. The four-day, free admission, food, music, arts & crafts, and entertainment festival will take place in Downtown Denver’s Civic Center Park Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 through Sept. 7. With his dynamic dancing and smooth yet gutsy vocals, Morris Day played an essential role in the development of the Twin Cities dance and club sound of the 1980s. Day was a founding member of Prince’s band, The Time. In 1984, The Time released its album “Ice Cream Castle,” with hits “Jungle Love” and “The Bird.”

Day launched his solo debut in 1985 with “Color of Success,” which featured the single “The Oak Tree.” In 1988, Day rejoined The Time and in 1990, they scored a No. 1 R&B hit with “Jerk Out.” Day released two other solo albums including “Daydreaming” and “Guaranteed” and has toured regularly since the late ’90s. He returned to record store racks in 2004 with the album “It’s About Time.”

Day has appeared in films such as Prince’s “Purple Rain” in 1984; the sequel, 1990’s “Graffiti Bridge”; and 2001’s “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.”

In addition to the Main Stage, five other entertainment stages located throughout the Festival will serve up a continuous menu of music, including the KBCO World Class Rock Stage, the KYGO Country Stage, and the Colorado Heritage Stage presented by Westword.

More than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments will be selling a wide variety of small portions to full meals, ensuring that there will be something for every palate. The Fine Dining area will host some of Denver’s finest restaurants. The Albert Bartlett Culinary Showcase presented by 630 KHOW features local and nationally renowned chef demonstrations creating simple yet elegant meals.

Festivalgoers can shop in more than 275 Marketplace booths for original arts and crafts, home and gift items, furniture, jewelry, imports, and more. Fine Art in the Park will display original works in a variety of mediums created by artists from around the country. Shoppers also can explore the Home & Lifestyles area, which features a variety of exhibitors displaying products and services such as window installation, kitchen remodeling, cookware, basement refinishing, and salons and spas.

There will be plenty of music, magic, clowns, and puppets on the KidzStage presented by MIX 100, and the KidZone will feature play equipment, plus a great variety of free, hands-on craft activities for children of all ages. Kids and adults also can enjoy carnival rides and games Saturday through Monday, presented by KOOL 105.

In the Festival of Mountain and Plain area, families can learn about the state’s pioneer past, nature, and the environment. Featured artisans will demonstrate Navajo weaving and culture, spinning, rug braiding, lace crocheting, and felting, along with the popular blacksmith demonstration.

Sponsors of this year’s Festival are: 9NEWS, Albert Bartlett, All Copy Products, American Medical Response, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blue Moon, Breckenridge Grand Vacations, Coast 2 Coast Communications, Colorado Access, Colorado Lottery, Colorado Native, Coors Banquet, Coors Light, Costco Wholesale, Courtyard by Marriott Denver Downtown, Cutarelli Vision, The Denver Post, Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Ford Experience Tour, LBA Realty, Levinson Eye Clinic, L.L. Bean, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Nathan’s Famous, PEPSI, Residence Inn Denver City Center, Sport Clips Haircuts, Sturgeon Electric, TownePlace Suites Denver Downtown, WAHL Mobile Grooming Tour, and XingTea.

Festival hours are Friday, Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 5, and Sunday, Sept. 6, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Monday, Sept. 7, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events nonprofit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations.

Visit www.ATasteofColorado.com, www.facebook.com/ATasteofColorado, www.twitter.com/ATasteofCO, www.instagram.com/ATasteofCO, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

West Colfax Mural Fest 2015


Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District presents the 1st Annual West Colfax MuralFest, August 8th from 11am to 7pm. Located along 16th Avenue (one block north of W. Colfax, between Teller and Reed Streets), this one-day street festival celebrates the arts with 7 murals unveiled that day, plus three live bands, five food trucks, 7 new murals, 20+ exhibitor booths, a beer tent and fun activities for all. Details at www.WestColfaxMuralFest.org.

5 minute walk from the Lakewood-Wadsworth station on the Light Rail West Line.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Live! From The Edge" fundraiser

The Edge Theatre Company is producing its first annual "Live! From The Edge" fundraiser on August 17. This evening will be unlike any other (Think: happy hour, sketch comedy, music, Magic Mike moments & more). Buy tickets now: http://ow.ly/PMCvp