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When is it Tune Time? 3 Things to Look Out for in Your Snow Gear

February 27th, 2020

Just like your car or your bike, your snow gear could use a little bit of a tune up from time to time. Sure, it’s easy to just ride your skis or snowboard every day all winter with little regard to how they’re holding up, but just a little bit of attention and tuning goes a long way towards keeping your gear performing well. Proper tuning will actually extend the life of your favorite skis or board so that you can keep enjoying them on the slopes. But how do you know if your skis or snowboard need a tune up? Here are some tips and tricks to help you keep an eye on how your equipment is doing... Read More

Faces of Denver–Dave Ashton

February 26th, 2020
Dave Ashton

KGNU radio station has been on the air in Colorado since the early 1970’s. Dave Ashton has graced those airwaves for the past 12 years. Originally from Indiana, Ashton got into music as a child. He saved up to buy his first record of Grandmaster Flash at eight years old. His parents, being a librarian and a school teacher, both encouraged his interest in hip hop and lyrical rap because of the fascination for word play. Ashton moved to Colorado in grade school, attended college in St. Paul, MN., then worked at Think Skateboards in San Francisco and a hot dog stand in Chicago. After all the traveling... Read More

Secrets of the Universe

February 26th, 2020

There’s a deep vein of eroticism that ties together Marc Acito’s new play that’s running at the Aurora Fox Arts Center. None of the characters actually have sex during the (inter)course of the play, but if you define “eroticism” as “the energy of creativity and connection,” then all of the characters are neck-deep in it. The story told on stage is the true-but-little-known episode of 1930’s American history where Albert Einstein (yes, *the* Einstein) hosts famed vocalist Marian Anderson in his home because hotels were unwilling to offer lodging to African-Americans. Supporting the... Read More

Lost and Found Pets in Colorado

February 23rd, 2020

The Lost Pets Boulder Facebook page frequently updates with lost and found pets in the metro area. Here’s a roundup of the top posts from this week–keep an eye out for any of these animals!    Read More

The Feel Bad Movie of The Year

February 23rd, 2020

Not long ago on my birthday, I decided to do something for myself. To celebrate my inevitable march toward old age and the grave, a drive in the mountains was just the thing. I fired up the trusty Prius, put my iPhone music on shuffle,* and off I went into the majesty of Colorado’s iconic Front Range. I stopped at Flagstaff Lookout Point. The road to the top was closed due to snow, and I figured a little stroll would do me good. After a few minutes of picking my way through the recently fallen snow, I became acutely aware of two things. First, as far as I could tell, I was the only one up there.... Read More

Antibalas, Pink Hawks, and Ramakhandra at Summit Music Hall

February 22nd, 2020

Summit Music Hall is a LoDo favorite, dishing out pizza and live music to the masses. They host national headliners and up and coming local bands from a wide range of genres. They have a sizable dance floor and a wraparound balcony up top. Next weekend they’re welcoming Antibalas, with Denver’s own Pink Hawks and Ramakhandra. Antibalas is an Afrobeat ensemble from Brooklyn. Over the last two decades, they’ve toured across four continents and produced eight studio albums. They’ve been called “one of the world’s best Afrobeat bands” by The Guardian and “overwhelming... Read More

5 Events in Colorado this Weekend

February 21st, 2020

1. Colorado Garden and Home Show at Colorado Convention Center 02/22 to 03/01 $10-$12 Come discover the regions’ oldest and largest garden and home show at the Colorado Convention Center starting this weekend! You can stroll through 11 professionally landscaped gardens and talk to 650 companies from across the United States and Canada to find inspiration for your own gardening and home improvement. 2. WinterWonderGrass Festival at Steamboat Ski and Resort 02/21 to 02/23 Tickets starting at $89 This is the 8th year this Colorado festival celebrates local music and local brews at an idyllic... Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why Denverites Should Ski

February 21st, 2020

If you live in Denver, you should go skiing at least once a year—full stop. There, I’ve said it. It might be controversial, but we believe that if you live in Colorado and don’t make it to the mountains at least once every winter, you’re blowing it. Sure, there are plenty of fun activities for Denverites to do all year round that aren’t skiing, but a trip to the slopes is an important part of the experience of being a resident of The Mile High City, and it can be a fun and affordable pastime if you do it right. Here are the top 5 reasons why Denverites should hit the slopes every winter: You... Read More

Objects in Motion

February 16th, 2020

Who can say how we’ll react during a crisis? We all want to believe that, when the moment comes, we’ll step up. We’ll perform admirably and be a credit to our friends, family, and ourselves. Some people dream of a situation* where they’re the only one who knows what to do and saves the day. More often, things just happen. For example, back in January of 2014, Lauren Prezioso and her family took a day to relax at their local beach in Coffs Harbour, Australia. She heard screams. A mother was panicking and yelling for help as her two boys were being swept out by the tide. Lauren was among... Read More

The Robischon Gallery

February 15th, 2020

Since 1976, Robischon Gallery has been curating contemporary art exhibitions from regional, national, and international artists. Their shows encompass a wide range of styles, mediums, and themes. Their extensive artist list, built over more than four decades, includes many influential artists. Currently on display are four concurrent solo exhibitions from Debra Zlotsky, Ted Larsen, Jonathan Parker, and Scott Chamberlin. These artists explore abstraction through their respective approaches to painting and sculpture. The works range from large to notably small scale, focused on color and composition... Read More