Monday, October 29, 2012

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Rhonda Brown as Molly Ivins
THE LIDA PROJECT EXTENDS ONE-WOMAN PLAY ABOUT MOLLY IVINS
Denver, CO – After a sold out run at its new location in Denver, The LIDA Project is proud to announce the transfer and extension of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins by twin journalist sisters, Margaret and Allison Engel starring Rhonda Brown and directed by Brian Freeland. The play tells the story of the unsinkable Molly Ivins, the famously brassy newspaper columnist and best-selling author. A true Texas original, Ivins was a sharp-tongued wit who skewered the political establishment and the "good ol' boys" with her unforgettable humor and wisdom. The play celebrates Ivins' courage and tenacity – even when a complacent America wasn't listening.

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel -- it's vulgar.” - Molly Ivins

WHAT:

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel. Featuring Rhonda Brown, directed by Brian Freeland.

WHEN:
Friday November 2 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 3 – 7:30 p.m
Sunday, November 4 – 2:00 p.m.

Friday November 9 – 7:30 p.m
Saturday, November 10 – 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m

WHERE:

The Aurora Fox Studio
9900 E. Colfax Avenue
Aurora, Colorado

TICKETS:
$25.00 – Adults
$20.00 – Groups of +10
$15.00 – Student / Senior
Call 303-739-1970 or online at www.aurorafoxartscenter.org

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THE LIDA PROJECT
Founded in 1995, The LIDA Project is a meta-media art collective with a strong emphasis on live performance. The mission of the company is to present works that experiment and challenge the structure and presentation of performance while strengthening culture, community, and artistic growth. Working as a collaborative group of artists The LIDA Project promotes and presents works of the highest integrity and expressiveness without yielding to conventional presentation and stereotypes.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Heard on Colfax: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet


I love it when politicos tell stories about their kids. One of my favorites comes from U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, who recounted driving down Colfax Avenue and his young daughter asking, “‘Nude Dancing.’ Who would want to dance nude?”

Scene on Colfax: Torta Grill


Friday, October 26, 2012

Celebrate the Peace in You at The Collection


Join us as we come together for a peace paint-in to commemorate the lives lost from tragedy and celebrate the spirit of love and peace in our community. Guests are welcome to come and create their own representation of peace in the Aurora Arts District.

Artist Gina Klawitter from Alive On Canvas® will be at the Collection on November 2ND and 9th to work with the community on this project. 







You can participate by:

  • bringing a glove or picture
  • forming and painting gloves
  • helping application of items to the painting and painting on the canvas, as well.
  • bringing your own art to create with the community


EVENT: The Collection
                Aurora Arts District-Consignment Gallery
                9801 E Colfax Ave
                Aurora CO 80010
                Friday, November 2, 2012 1pm-5pm
                Friday, November 9, 2012 5pm-8pm

The Motet Plays Parliament Funkadelic


12th Annual Halloween Hootenanny


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Park Hill Promise by Phil Goodstein

Denver’s foremost historian and tour guide, Phil Goodstein, grew up in Park Hill. After dealing with numerous other parts of the city and tracing the Mile High story from the Pikes Peak gold rush into the 21st century, he has now returned to his childhood roots in Park Hill Promise The Quest for an Idyllic Denver Neighborhood.
     This is a dynamic study of the neighborhood east of City Park to the north of Colfax to virtually to the city’s northern border to the old Stapleton Airport. The dreamers and the schemers in the area are omnipresent in this chronological account. They range from a misanthropic German baron, Eugen von Winckler, who originally staked claim to the area, to boosters who have asserted Park Hill is the country’s ultimate residential neighborhood. Here and there, socialists have been in Park Hill along with numerous corporate figures, bankers, and politicians.
     Two generations of the children have grown up playing at Turtle Park at 23rd Avenue and Dexter Street. How it used to be a cobbler’s shop, which Conoco long eyed as a filling station, is part of the Park Hill story.
     So is why there is no 21st Avenue or 24th Avenue directly to the east of Colorado Boulevard, the reason for square blocks in part of the section, and the way all Denver school policies since the 1960s have had a Park Hill pivot.
     Goodstein will talk about and sign copies of Park Hill Promise, ISBN 0–9742264–7–5, a 598-page, well-illustrated volume on:

Saturday, October 6, 11:00 AM–12:30 PM.
Park Hill Library 720/865-0250
Montview Boulevard and Dexter Street

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM
The Gardens at St. Elizabeth, 303/964-2000
2835 West 32nd Avenue
(the highrise two blocks east of Federal Boulevard)

Monday, November 26, 7:30 PM.
Colfax Tattered Cover, 303/322-7727
Colfax and Elizabeth Street

Sunday, December 2, 3:00 PM.
Broadway Book Mall, 303/744-2665
200 South Broadway (at Cedar Avenue)

He will also sign copies of the book on:

Saturday, November 10; 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Park Hill Bookstore, 303/355-8508
4620 23rd Avenue (near the corner of Dexter Street)

Saturday, November 24; 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Castle Marne, 303/331-0621
1572 Race Street

Sunday, December 9, 12:00 PMÐ2:00 PM
A Bargain in Books, 303/789-2998
35 West Floyd Avenue (half a block west of South Broadway)

Pizza Fusion


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Last Call at ROCKBAR


This Friday, October 26th & Saturday, October 27th

LAST CALL: THE PARTY IS OVER!!!
Join us for the last weekend at ROCKBAR

R.I.P.
An Iconic Institution

Thank you for 6 amazing years, Denver!
Come say good-bye this weekend!

"FINAL LIQUIDATION" - DRINK SPECIALS ALL WEEKEND
COMPLIMENTARY MAD DOG 20/20 TOAST AT MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY

Re-visit the youth you wasted in your parent's basement ONE LAST TIME

For more information, visit www.saverockbar.com


An Illuminated Celebration of the McNichols Building

Purchase tickets at CivicCenterConservancy.org

The Wallflowers at The Ogden Theatre Tonight!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The 6th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue

The Bluebird District hosts the 6th annual Boo and Brew family friendly scare fest on Saturday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 2 a.m., allowing Colfax denizens to enjoy the tricks and treats of their favorite local haunts.
FREE for KIDS!!! From 1pm to 4pm
Fledgling vampires, witches, and zombies roam the street gathering sweets and treats at area restaurants and retailers. Highlights include made to order candy bars, professional photographs of the spooky young revelers, and an owl on bouncy stilts intent on photo-bombing a Kodak moment or two.
Start your parade at the Haunted House at GroundSwell, 3121 E. Colfax, and then visit all of the decorated establishments along Colfax Avenue (between Fillmore and Monroe) open for your trick-o-treating pleasure.
Be one of the first 100 visitors and receive a custom Boo and Brew candy collection sack to stash your special treats. A professional photographer will be on site at Groundswell to take your ghoulish photo. There will be made to order candy bars, pumpkin decorating, Haunted Houses, and live music along the way. A disturbingly wonderful Colfax Block Party awaits you!

FREE for BIG KIDS!!!
 From 9pm to 2am

Big kids and adults, join your costumed living dead cohorts to celebrate Halloween this year on Colfax in the frighteningly eclectic Bluebird District! 

The “Wander” will suffuse 7 bars with plenty of live music including the R-Bar, Rock Bar, 3014, Lost Lake Lounge, Goosetown Tavern and the Atomic Cowboy. There will be costume contests and drink specials along the way!

DRINKIN’ BEE on Colfax:
Crawl the bars on Colfax Ave, then show off your inebriated spelling skills at the “Drinking Bee” – 9pm at the Denver Film Center//Colfax Henderson Lounge at 2510 East Colfax Avenue!  For more info on the Bee and to pre-register click here

PARTICIPATING ESTABLISHMENTS ON COLFAX AVENUE:

Spiritways, GroundSwell Boutique, The Bad Kittie Salon, QI Yoga, Ryders and Athletic Club, Collins Bicycle, Church of Cupcakes, Annie’s Cafe, Babooshka Salon, Peter Tat2, Big Hairy Monster, Russell Christopher Hair, Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs, Tiger Kim’s Academy, The Über Sausage, The Shoppe, Belle Jolie, Plastic Chapel, Twist & Shout, Denver Film Center, Tattered Cover, Red Mango, File ‘n Style, BlueBird Theater, Atomic Cowboy, Danny’s Dog Grooming, Hooked on Colfax, Tommy’s Thai, 3014, Odelay Tacos, Goosetown Tavern, Lost Lake Lounge, R-Bar, Rock Bar, Green Buddies and more…

Monday, October 22, 2012

Vintage Theatre presents "Kiss of the Spider Woman"


Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb Book by Terrence McNally
Directed by Craig A. Bond
Musical Direction by Mitch Samu
Choreography Ron Marriott
Megan Van De Hey

Vintage Theatre presents “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” starring Megan Van De Hey as Aurora, October 26 through December 2 at their new location 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 ($25 advance) on Fridays and Saturdays; $25 ($20 advance) on Sundays; Students and Groups $20. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com.

Winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Kiss of the Spider Woman explores the complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison for very different reasons. Valentin dreams of his girlfriend and the political revolution he once led, while Molina, a gay window-dresser, spins a fantastic yarn of romance and intrigue about Aurora, a B-Movie actress who once played the role of the sinister Spider Woman. Molina's dreams, however, become more complicated when the warden asks him to spy on his cellmate, a political activist jailed for his involvement in the Argentinean revolution. And when the Spider Woman comes to glorious, musical life, Kiss of the Spider Woman casts a spell that is breathtaking, heartfelt, and profound.

The outstanding cast includes Gabe Morales as Molina, Brian Mertz Hutchinson as Valentin and Megan Van De Hey as Aurora with Julie Lemieux (Marta), Brian Walker-Smith (Warden), Deborah (Deb) Persoff (Molina's Mother), Mark Ivan Brache (Observer), Preston Britton (Gabriel), Donovan Arterburn III (Esteban) and Brian Murray (Marcos). Ensemble members include Preston Britton, David Carrasco, Court Clark, James L. Crapes, Christian Munck, Zach Nick, Jeffrey Ellis Parizotto, Stephan Rangel and Alejandro Roldan.
           
Other musicals by Kander and Ebb include Cabaret, Chicago and Steel Pier. In addition to such plays as Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class, Librettist Terrence McNally has also written the book for the musical Ragtime.

Vintage Theatre presents
Kiss of the Spider Woman 
The complex relationship between two men caged together in a Latin American prison is explored.
Oct. 26 - Dec. 2
Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.
Fri/Sat $30; Sun $25
303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com
NEW Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010

*Note Date Change from October 19 to November 25, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Defend Colfax

     From the website www.defendcolfax.com:

     Did the fine motion picture Red Dawn teach us nothing? One day someone is gonna parachute in here and take all that you hold dear. It is up to us, children, to make Mr. Swayze proud. I call upon you to don the uniform of those who defend the lady that can't defend herself. That lady being Colfax. Even if she does have puke on her dress, 3 identifiable STD's, a little moustache, and a couple of junkie friends. Still, someone has to stand their ground. Is there no morality anymore? Make those freaks on the 15 listen up: I represent the shield! Don't tread on me. Got it? Fly your colors and let it be known - no one is gonna harsh your buzz!

Handmade right here, in the Rocky Mountains.
Screen printed blue on black American Apparel tees.



What's wrong? Are you a fighter and not a lover? Well then, click here to ATTACK COLFAX.

1st Annual Marczyk Neighborhood Fair

1’st Annual Marczyk Neighborhood Fair
“Your World Class Neighborhood Market”

Denver, CO – Marczyk’s on the ‘Fax, at the corner of Colfax and Fairfax, is holding a Neighborhood Fair complete with a canning demo, pumpkin carving contest, jam and jelly competition, and pie competition. First second and third place ribbons for the winners! In addition, there will be tastings of Marczyk’s fall prepared food menu, neighborhood vendors, and cider donuts for sale. “The neighborhoods surrounding the Colfax store are quite different from the 17th Avenue store, even though they are only a few miles away from each other,” explains store manager Suzanne Waldmann. “We have lots of families here, and they have space for veggie gardens. People are getting back to the basics with canning their tomatoes, making jam, and even raising chickens in the city. So here’s their chance to win a blue ribbon!”

When: Saturday, Oct 27, 11am-4pm.
Where: 5100 E. Colfax Avenue
What:
11:00am-noon: Kids pumpkin carving. Bring your own tools and pumpkins, or buy a pumpkin from us. The winning carvers will have their pumpkins displayed at our store, and receive a $5 gift card.

1:00pm-2:00pm: Canning contest and judging. Three categories: Jam, Jelly, and pickled vegetables. What’s the difference between jam and jelly? “The difference between them comes in the form that the fruit takes. In jelly, the fruit comes in the form of fruit juice. In jam, the fruit comes in the form of fruit pulp or crushed fruit (and is less stiff than jelly as a result).” 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for the winners!
Contact: To enter your product, email barbara@marczyk.com.
Ace Hardware on the ‘Fax has all your canning needs! http://www.colfaxavenue.com/2012/05/ace-on-fax.html

1:00pm-2:00pm: Pie competition. Three categories: pumpkin/squash, apple, and wild card.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons for the winners.
Contact: To enter your pie, email barbara@marczyk.com.

2:00pm-3:00pm: The Real Dill http://www.therealdill.com/, Denver’s most popular picklers will hold a pickling demo.

1:00pm-4:00pm: Fall food tasting from the Marczyk kitchen. We’ll also be taking orders for Thanksgiving heritage turkeys from Colorado.
Fair Vendors:
1.      Denver Urban Homesteading http://www.denverurbanhomesteading.com/ will be there with a beehive demo and their 2013 Chicken Coop Calendars for sale. Learn about their chicken swap!
2.      Denver Botanic Gardens http://www.botanicgardens.org/ . Learn more about classes and holiday events.
3.      The Fax Partnership http://thefaxdenver.com/ . Get details on their upcoming Buy Local Week holiday promotion, and sign up for their weekly e-news. Get the facts on the ‘Fax!
For more information: http://www.marczykfinefoods.com/fresh-news/

Friday, October 19, 2012

Groundation at the Ogden Theatre Tonight!


CHUN's 3rd Annual Capitol Hill Pub Crawl


Madd Mann's Minute: Snack Attack on Colfax

CHUN's annual Snack Attack event held on Colfax near Argonaut Liquors on Saturday was a success and fun was had by all. 3 places in prizes were awarded for best truck cuisine, plenty of beer and laughter and wonderful music provided by some of  ColfaxAvenue.com's finest!



Magick in the Mile High

     Denver Pagan Pride Day is Coming! Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at Civic Center Park (Broadway & Colfax) in downtown Denver. Denver Pagan Pride is a local chapter of the national Pagan Pride Project. Their mission is to foster greater understanding and acceptance of Paganism in our own community and beyond while encouraging pride and growth in Pagan religions. Read more about the National Pagan Pride Project at www.paganpride.org, and connect with them on Facebook, too!
     They’re currently seeking volunteers to help with the 2012 Denver Pagan Pride Festival. If you would like to volunteer, vend, entertain, or present a workshop, or if you’re a media representative and would like to talk to us, please contact Melanie Marquis, local coordinator, at denverpaganpride@yahoo.com.
     Join us, one and all! Fun, free, open to EVERYONE! Pagans and Non-Pagans alike, all are WELCOME!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Starz Denver Film Festival Seeks Volunteers

Hello movie lovers! Are you looking for a way to get involved in a major international film festival? Maybe you just like getting movie tickets. No matter what your reason, we’ve got literally hundreds of opportunities for you as a volunteer at this year's Starz Denver Film Festival.

Volunteering for the 35th Starz Denver Film Festival is quick, easy, and rewarding. To get started, go to shiftboard.com/denverfilm and sign up for an account. Then, attend a short orientation. After the orientation, you’ll be able to log in to your Shiftboard account. We still have orientations left at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, and at 6:30pm on Tuesday, October 23. All orientations happen at our home, the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax.
The Denver FilmCenter/Colfax is located at 2510 East Colfax (Colfax and Columbine). We’re across Colfax from East High School, behind the Twist & Shout and the Tattered Cover. Our parking lot is accessible from Columbine Street and is located above the theater. You can find a map here: http://goo.gl/maps/hzA3G

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Civic Center Designated a National Historic Landmark

The “Heart of Denver” becomes a nationally recognized Civic Center

DENVER — October 17, 2012 — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar designated Denver’s Civic Center as a National Historic Landmark (NHL) today, marking it as the City and County of Denver’s first NHL and one of two Civic Centers in the country to achieve this prestigious recognition, announced Historic Denver, Inc., the Denver nonprofit that submitted the NHL nomination.

Celebrations to mark this historic moment will take place in Denver’s Civic Center in 2013.

The National Park Service, which administers the NHL program, defines National Historic Landmarks as “nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.” Presently, NHLs comprise less than 3 percent of all properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. San Francisco’s Civic Center is the only other location of this type currently recognized as an NHL.

Photo courtesy Denver Historical Society
Civic Center joins a list of some of the most iconic, treasured and historically significant spaces in the United States.  NHL designation places Civic Center alongside such sites as the Empire State Building, the Alamo and the Library of Congress.

"As one of the premier civic and cultural gathering places in the Rocky Mountain region, the Denver Civic Center is more than worthy of this designation.  It has played host to historic and momentous events, served as a gathering place in times of collective sorrow and provides a home to annual celebrationsk," said Senator Michael Bennet, whose support of the designation included a letter to the National Park System Advisory Board Landmarks Committee.  "Today's designation would not have been possible without strong support and extraordinary efforts from the local community."

“Colorado is blessed with rich history, heritage, natural wonders and architecture including Civic Center,” said Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. “We are honored that Civic Center received this national recognition. If the visionaries who imagined how great the West would become could know that a century later their efforts have been realized with this distinction, we believe they would be very proud.”
 
“This is an incredibly important recognition for Civic Center and one that places the heart of our civic, business and cultural community up there with the most significant landmarks in our nation’s history,” Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock said. “Not only is this a great honor for Civic Center and our efforts to restore and memorialize the ‘city beautiful’ vision, it shines a light on Denver and its growing importance in the eyes of the entire country.”

The NHL designation extends from the State Capitol on the east side of Broadway to the Denver City and County Building on the west side of Bannock. State properties included within the boundary are: the State Capitol and its grounds; the State Office Building (northeast corner of Colfax and Sherman); the ”Colorado State Museum” building (southeast corner of E. 14th and Sherman, which is now used as an office and meeting annex for the capitol); Lincoln Park and Veterans Park. City properties included are: Civic Center Park, the McNichols Building (Carnegie Library), the Greek Amphitheater, Voorhies Memorial, the Pioneer Monument, and the City and County Building (14th and Bannock).

In the early 20th century, the national “City Beautiful” movement, inspired by Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair, aimed to elevate the human spirit by making communities aesthetically attractive by building parks, planting greenery, adding sidewalks and paving streets. Denver Mayor Robert Speer, elected in 1904, was an enthusiastic supporter of the City Beautiful movement, and he became the driving force behind the creation of Civic Center and other areas identified for Denver’s City Beautiful master plan. The design was shaped by a succession of nationally renowned designers, including Charles Mulford Robinson, Frederick MacMonnies, Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and finally Edward H. Bennett.

The Civic Center’s national significance includes its role as:
  • A western example of a fully-realized City Beautiful era civic center.
  • An exceptional late American Beaux-Arts design representing the work of several nationally and regionally prominent planners, architects, artists and landscape architects.
  • A holistic ensemble of built and landscape elements, significant in the areas of architecture, planning, art and landscape design.

“Civic Center Park is one of Denver’s most loved parks. Receiving this honor ensures the legacy of our forefathers will live on for all generations to enjoy and cherish such a special place in Denver,” said Denver Parks and Recreation Manager Lauri Dannemiller.

“Civic Center’s National Historic Landmark designation honors Mayor Robert Speer’s early-1900s vision that humanity could be uplifted through beautiful urban spaces; it honors the succession of architects, designers and artists whose individual contributions to Civic Center created a unified whole greater than the sum of its parts; and it honors the past, present and future public and private investments in maintaining, activating and elevating our community’s cherished historic infrastructure,” said Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, executive director of the nonprofit Civic Center Conservancy.

The nomination of Denver's Civic Center for consideration as a National Historic Landmark was funded in part through a grant from the State Historical Fund, a program of History Colorado, prepared by Front Range Research Associates, managed by Historic Denver, and reviewed by History Colorado's Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (the Colorado State Historic Preservation Office). The effort was endorsed by the City and County of Denver, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Civic Center Conservancy, officials with the State of Colorado and Sen. Michael Bennet.  It was funded in part through a grant from the State Historical Fund, a program of History Colorado.


“Denver’s Civic Center—one of Colorado’s great historic preservation success stories—is now officially one of our nation’s great stories,” said Ed Nichols, History Colorado president and CEO and State Historic Preservation Officer. Since 1991, the State Historical Fund, a historic preservation grants program of History Colorado, has helped to contribute to its care through more than six historic preservation grants totaling more than $751,000 for restorations. “As an important public gathering space—whether we go to the Civic Center to relax, be entertained or do business—all who call Colorado home have a stake in its preservation and success.”

“This week’s designation of Civic Center as our city’s first NHL marks the end of a seven year process and we are grateful for the support of all the partners,” said Historic Denver Executive Director Annie Levinsky. “It is fitting that Civic Center is the city’s first site honored at this level, as Denver is a city of parks and Civic Center its crown jewel. We look forward to another century of active use and preservation at the heart of our City.”

Final 2012 Colfax Visioning Workshop


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Madd Mann's Minute: The Sheepdogs Concert Review

Canadian rockers "The Sheepdogs" lit up the Bluebird last Tuesday the 9th.  On tour in support of their new self titled album, they stopped to rock Colfax in the middle their 30+ date US tour.   The performance was exquisite. Wonderful major key guitar harmony lines with 4 part vocal harmonies, it doesn't get much better!  The Sheepdogs were a 5 piece having added keys for this tour to texture the sound and add another vocal layer.   They blazed through their set leaving a very enthusiastic Bluebird crowd cheering and begging for more.   

From their bio:
The Sheepdogs won an international competition in 2011 securing them the cover of Rolling Stone, making the group the first unsigned band to appear on its front page. The win, decided by 1.5 million public votes, also scored them a record deal with Atlantic, which offered up a new EP from the band, Five Easy Pieces, in August 2011.



Kristy Myers and Ewan Currie
 Former Miss Colfax, Kristy Myers, caught up with lead singer Ewan Currie after the show. Ewan, a gentle giant, was happy to talk about their tour, the new album and chat with us. He loves Colfax and looks forward to coming back to play on a weekend.--- Ryan Chrys, aka "The Mile High City Madd Mann"

Monday, October 15, 2012

Dinosaur Jr. at the Bluebird Theater Tonight!


The Short and Tall of the Denver Broncos

Did you know?? At 5’5” Trindon Holliday is the shortest Bronco in team history, while Brock Osweiler ties for the tallest at 6’8”. Watch the Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers tonight at 6:30pm!!

Dancing is Illegal at ROCKBAR??

If you're a Rockbar fan and think that our current situation with the City of Denver is outrageous, and you live in Congress Park, feel free to attend their next Neighbors Meeting this Wednesday:

Congress Park Neighbors, Inc. Meeting
Wednesday, October 17th 7pm
National Jewish Hospital, Heitler Hall

Anyone living in Congress Park is welcome to attend, however you must be a member to vote. Membership information can be found here: http://www.congressparkneighbors.org/info-and-services/membership/
Congress Park boundaries are: E. Colfax to 6th Ave, York Street to Colorado Blvd.

If you don't agree with the thoughts and actions of those representing your neighborhood, get involved!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Scene on Colfax: Sue Lyon

Sue Lyon
Sue Lyon, the object of an older man's obsessions in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film, Lolita, supposedly attempted suicide by jumping out the window of the Bugs Bunny Hotel on West Colfax not realizing that it was a one-story hotel... but I think that is likely an exaggerated local urban myth. She did lead a tragic life, married an inmate from Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City and sadly worked as a cocktail waitress in Estes Park. Courtesy: The Denver Eye


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Today is National No Bra Day!

Today is National No Bra Day. Please show your (lack of) support!!

Snack Attack today on The Fax

I'll be playing down on Colfax today at the Snack Attack, so please drop by and say hello! Be sure to ask me for your free ColfaxAvenue.com sticker! Music starts at noon. Thanks! Jonny Barber.


Live DJ Yoga Class @ Qi City Park


Friday, October 12, 2012

Denver Press Club Gridiron Show


      It's the Denver Press Club's annual Gridiron Show, a hilarious night of political and cultural satire, mostly in song,  that brings big names from Colorado politics and media on stage. They also have a fake newscast starring Mike Landess of KMGH-TV and Cynthia Hessin of Rocky Mountain PBS.
      Among the folks you'll see at this year's show: Governor John Hickenlooper and the Hick-Tones, performing one song; 5 Democrats from the state House of Representatives, also performing a song (they are Reps. Beth McCann, Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, Dan Pabon, Su Ryden and Jonathan Singer); AND, four Republicans from the state House of Representatives, also performing a song (Mark Waller, Sheri Gerou, Amy Stephens,  Libby Szabo); Penny Parker and Mike Littwin, formerly of The Denver Post; Jim Benemann, CBS4; Bertha Lynn, KMGH TV; Adam Goldstein, Aurora Daily Sentinel; Bruce Goldberg, Denver Business Journal; PR pro Steve Koenigsberg; Robert Thompson, Mile High United Way; Tom Corona; Edie Sonn, CIVHC; Ruth Darling-Goldberg; vocalist Cynthia Rose; and violinist Julia Hayes.
     Among the topics up for skewering: The presidential race, the political divide, VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, Colorado's wildfires, the state of journalism, foreclosures, Gaylord Entertainment Group, Douglas County school board vs. teachers, TV's windfall from political ads and more.

Friday, October 12, 2012
Time: Doors open 6 p.m. and 90-minute show begins at 7 p.m.
Event Venue
L2 Arts and Culture Center
1477 Columbine Street (Columbine and Colfax Avenue)