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S E P T E M B E R 2012

Xcel replacing gas lines � Local work will affect segments of California, 29th St., York & 37th Ave.


cel Energy subcontractors have begun work replacing natural gas pipelines underneath several near-northeast neighborhood streets as part of its continuing effort to replace nearly 100 linear miles of pipe in the metro area. Weather-related delays The general hours of construcare possible. tion are 7 am-5 pm on weekdays. Parking along the affected streets and on side and adjacent streets may be limited and driveways may need to be blocked for short periods. All work schedules are subject to weather-related delays. The project sites: � ������������������������������������� � �������������������������������������� � ������������������������������ � ��������������������������������� � �������������������������������������������������� Three firms are doing the work. To address concerns and answer ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� � ���������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������

Honoring first responders


JOE CELEBRATED CYCLIST GEORGE HINCAPIE’S LAST RACE, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, during the final stage of the event August 26. ‘Big George’ Hincapie, 39, capped his 18-year career at the week-long event, riding for BMC Racing. Stage 7, the last of the competition, consisted of individual time trials on a 9.5 mile course that included 17th from downtown to City Park & back. That stretch was two or three deep in spectators in some locations.

Closures set for Civic Center Park

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� ‘Hands for Hope Day’ effort helps those who are unable or can’t afford to have necessary work done


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������������ �Continued from page 1 Approximately $9.5 million in projects have been completed in Civic Center, funded as part of the Better Denver Bond approved by voters in 2007. Closing portions of parks for brief periods to allow for restoration and maintenance is a management practice used nationwide. Similarly, the Skate Park at 19th St. & Little Raven on the northeast side of Commons Park is closed Wednesdays 7-10 am. The grass portions of Civic Center Park along Broadway that will benefit from the two-day weekly closures receive heavy usage, especially on the weekends, and get limited sun because of the tree canopy. The scheduled closings should extend the usability and longevity of the recently completed work. Under the Denver City Charter the manager of parks has the authority to temporarily close portions of public parks. Parks & Rec

will install signage in the areas to be closed Mondays and Tuesdays. The Better Denver Bondfunded improvements in Civic Center Park have included: new furnishings & benches; concrete walks & granite edging; rehabilitation of the promenade using historic & new brick; new irrigation, re-grading & improved drainage; replacement of dead or diseased trees & landscape elements; and closure of the Colfax right turn lane at Broadway. The bond-funded work also entailed restoration of the Voorhies Memorial, the Greek Amphitheatre, and the balustrade wall. Stone, brick, and plaster features were cleaned, patched, replaced, de-scaled & re-pointed as necessary. Electrical service and fixtures were upgraded, repaired, and/or newly installed; new roofing, roof drains, and overflow drains were built; and doors and windows were replaced. Accessibility to and around the historic structures was also improved.

‘San Rafapalooza’ Sept. 8 The first annual “San Rafapalooza” will be held in the San Rafael neighborhood Sept. 8, 2- 8 pm. The community festival, presented by the San Rafael Neighborhood Association, District 8 City Councilman Albus Brooks, and local businesses, will include free entertainment by local performers and bands and family activities. Food and drink will be available from area restaurants, food trucks and breweries. Door prizes and raffles will be held throughout the event. The “last great bash of summer” will be held on Emerson between 23rd & 25th and 24th between Clarkson & Ogden (forming a “T”) in the San Rafael historic district. For information, see

Publishers’ corner

�������������������������������� Publishers Not sure if it’s safe to even broach this subject, but is it possible that the hottest June, July and August on record are going to be followed by similar heat this month? Now that we’ve asked, you can blame us if it snows in September. Summer closes with a rush of activity, including the Uptown Sampler, Oktoberfest, the inaugural “San Rafapalooza,” and the Will it snow in zany Tour de Fat, among other events covered in this issue. September? In the news, see items concerning an Xcel project that will affect local streets, repeating two-day closures of Civic Center Will we like it? Park, September 11 observances, and a City Park playground volunteer clean-up effort. In Neighborhood Business, learn of nine new endeavors in the area. And remember, Denver Public Schools are back in session, so as the days shorten keep an eye out for students walking/biking to and from classes. The Landmark Preservation Commission and the Parks & Rec Advisory Board approved the design of the new improvements. They were also reviewed by the Civic Center Conservancy, a private, non-profit group formed in 2004 by citizens passionate about revitalizing Civic Center Park. For information, contact Parks & Rec through 3-1-1 or denver The Conservancy can be reached through civiccenter For details on the 280 Better Denver Bond projects, see

‘Walk to Defeat ALS’ Sept. 30 The ALS Association’s Rocky Mountain Chapter will host its annual fund-raising event, “Walk to Defeat ALS,” Sept. 30 in City Park. The 3K family-friendly pledge walk is open to the public and will begin at the pavilion on the west side of Ferril Lake. Registration for the walk is free and on-site registration will begin at 9 am. More commonly know as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS is an always-fatal neuromuscular disease. To learn more about the disease or the walk, call 303-8322322 or visit

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City Park playground renewal Sept. 8 � Xcel Energy ‘Day of Service’ project seeks volunteers to rejuvenate current play area


ealizing that the buildout of the new play area in City Park to replace the Dustin Redd playground will be several years in the making, Xcel Energy is hosting an all-volunteer effort Sept. 8 to provide maintenance of the existing recreation area.

Volunteers needed 8-11 am. Xcel invites community members to join them in the project, which will include restaining the existing wooden playground structures and weeding and picking up litter in and around the area, which is located just south of the City Park tennis courts on the west side of the park, near 23rd & York. The project will be undertaken 8-11 am. Afterwards all volunteers are invited to a barbecue at Xcel’s Lipan garage, 1110 W. 3rd.

The minimum age for restaining the playground equipment is nine years old. Younger children can be part of a crew picking up litter and weeding. All children must have a parent or an adult guardian present during their participation. Volunteers, who will receive commemorative t-shirts, are asked to sign up at NjG18w. The Parks & Recreation Department was to announce the winning concept in the “ReImagine Play” competition for the new design for the play area last month, but as of deadline the jury making the decision had one final meeting scheduled to consider the three finalists. The entries in the contest can be viewed at Depending on funds raised, it is hoped that construction of the new play area can begin as early as next summer, with completion expected by the fall of 2014.


IKE INSTRUCTED ON THE FINER POINTS OF CHIPPING during a lesson at the City Park Golf Course, 26th & York.

Glenarm Rec seeks youth players The Glenarm Recreation Center, 28th & Glenarm, is now registering youth players ages five to 17 for its fall sports programs. The center is offering soccer for boys and girls and volleyball for girls only. All skill levels are welcome. Practice and game schedules vary. Registration will continue until all activities are full. Fees ranged $20-$50. Volunteer coaches are also needed (application & training required). For information, contact Dallas Jackson at 720-865-3380.

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16th St. Mall ‘Festival of the Arts’ debuts The inaugural 16th Street Mall Festival of the Arts will be presented along the mall between Curtis and Stout Friday and Saturday Sept. 14 & 15, 11 am-7 pm both days. The event is a collaborative effort hosted by the Art District on Santa Fe and the Denver Theatre District. The free festival will include art exhibits, hourly live performances and demonstrations at 16th & Champa, and videos on the theatre district’s LED screen at the same intersection. Award-winning artists and galleries will display works in all media along the two-block stretch of the mall from Curtis to Stout and nearby areas. As of deadline nearly three dozen studios, galleries and artists’ organizations, including the Arts Students League, were listed as participants. For information, visit and

‘Handmade Expo’ Sept. 14 The Handmade in Colorado Expo, Sept. 14 in Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe, will feature some of the state’s best handmade arts, crafts and goods. Presenters of the juried expo require that all wares be handmade in Colorado and sold by the artist or crafter. The Friday event will be held 11 am-7 pm. For information call 720-272-SHOP (7467), email colorado, or visit

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‘HAPPY TEETH’ CO-OWNER BRANDIE ANDERSON, DDS, shows off the spacious area devoted to dental hygiene at the practice in the remodeled Roberts Flooring space at Colfax & Franklin.

‘NOOCH’ IS A NEW VEGAN GROCERY STORE on the corner of 34th & Larimer. The business gives vegans a break from having to read labels when they shop: it’s all vegan.

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Openings From the floor beneath your feet to the teeth you smile with, the space at 1570 E. Colfax at Franklin has undergone an amazing transformation to become the new home of Happy Teeth. The property housed Roberts Flooring for more years than I can count. Toward the end of their stay, it was looking pretty tired. The renovation is really stunning, with all the huge windows redone to let in massive amounts of light while dampening the hustle of Colfax. Happy Teeth is the dream of two dentists and their spouses. Brandie Andrews and Anastasia Petkova first met when both joined a pediatric practice. Several years ago they opened their own partnership at Monaco & Evans. Now they’ve moved to Colfax and changed the company name to Happy Teeth after

quite a name search. “It was hard. We came up with some names. Kept thinking about what our goal for the business was and what we wanted to be,” said Andrews. She and her team wanted to be happy and make customers feel that joy, too. “We think it’s a great location. Lots of visibility. Close to downtown,” she added. She forgot to mention “vast,” a word not often associated with dental practices. There’s 5,000 sf. in all. They feature a sprawling room street-side with six chairs and then six more private rooms in back. The main focus of the practice is teens and tots, but the DDS duo also find the parents of their patients want care, too, so adult services are available. An orthodontist and an oral surgeon are also part of the buildout plan. The number is 303-495-2535 and is their web address. Hours are Tuesday through Friday 9 am-6


pm. They’re also open alternating Saturdays and Mondays 9 am-2 pm. The front end of the operation is run by Andrew’s husband, Jeff, and Petkova’s spouse handles the IT demands of the practice. More than half the staff speaks Spanish and Petkova speaks Bulgarian and Russian, too. Andrews is also pleased to be right on a bus line. The new venture accepts most insurance, including Medicaid, and she believes that will fill a major need in the area. Upper Larimer has been hopping this past month. Nooch Market has opened after much anticipation at 3360 Larimer. It’s the first vegan market in the area and a sign of some major changes on the north end of the street. “Vanessa (Cochnour) and I are both committed vegans and met doing some activism with a non-profit. We both thought Denver could use a place where vegans didn’t have to read labels!” said co-owner Josh LaBure. “We went into this store with a clear mission and an activist heart,” he continued. “We want to help animals, the environment, and share our love of great animal-free foods!” NOOCH is short for “nutritional yeast,” which is a commonly used ingredient in vegan cooking. The duo thought it would be a cute and catchy name. Non-vegans are welcome also. Their biggest challenge to opening was financing and li-

censing, a tale I hear monthly. “RiNo is growing with independent business right now and we wanted to be part of the excitement. We also saw it as an opportunity to being some healthful foods to an area lacking that,” said LaBure. The shop carries some produce, a number of lines of frozen vegan entrees, make-your-owntofu kits, veggie dog biscuits and a few vegan clothing items like belts and suspenders. There’s also a good selection of glutenfree products. Hours are weekdays 10 am-7 pm and weekends 10 am-5 pm. They’re online at noochvegan and the phone is 720-328-5324. Rebel Salon is now open at 3358 Larimer, next to Nooch. This appears to be a relocation from 3377 Blake. According to Rebel’s website, the shop originally opened in 2008. I might have missed that. The current site promises to put aside all the drama of the industry to focus on high-end hair services without the pretentiousness of Cherry Creek. “Get ready to be blown away by the art, fashion and lack of ‘tude,” their site promises. The stylists have appeared on TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and have also appeared in a number of music magazines. The main number’s 303-2923370 and is the web address. A couple blocks north on Larimer is Studio Sweet Marie. The address at 3563 houses two separate businesses. First is Sweet Pea Flowers, a special events floral shop. Owner/designer Lisa Anderson does some beautiful work. The day I stopped by, she was working on a wedding order that would head to Vail the next day. It included some birch wood vases and some old Ball canning jars sprayed gold. “I had 10 years experience


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and owned a floral shop,” said Anderson. “I realized I just wanted to do weddings.” In addition to floral arrangements, Anderson can also provide vintage glassware for your event. She’s collected milk glass and other styles for a long time and now rents those items. Her number is 720-560-3074 and is her web address. Sharing the space is worthwhile style, a custom men’s shirts and wardrobe styling business that also runs by appointment only. President and founder Tina Gill provides styling services for commercial and fashion photo shoots, personal wardrobes, brides and weddings. She’s also an independent style advisor for a men’s custom clothier. The number here is 303-5016676 and is her web address. A couple blocks closer to downtown on Larimer you’ll find Yours Truly Cupcakes at 3047. Before you ask “Who needs another cupcake shop?”, stop. This one’s different. “We’re really an adult-oriented cupcake company. We do liquor-infused flavors and now do pairings of cocktails with not so sweet cakes,” said owner and head visionary Tiffany Rose Goodyear. A recent graduate of the University of Denver, Goodyear loves the area. “RiNo is up and coming. Artsy. Young. I love being surrounded by other creatives,” she said. The products are baked a few blocks from the storefront. Currently there is no retail operation here but in mid-July the emerging company launched The Tasting Room, an event space for clients and parties. Her cakes come in standard flavors, but she’s really winning converts with the boozy bites infused with rum, Guinness, champagne or other libations. Flavors include Blue Moon, Mint Julep, Irish Car Bomb (Bailey’s & Guinness), a Cosmopolitan and even one with Pabst Blue Ribbon beer! These may cost one and a half times the price of standard chocolate or vanilla, but they’re both pretty and pretty tempting. They’re available in several sizes and gluten-free options are also offered. Goodyear was a home baker and advertising executive in Washington, DC who entered an amateur cupcake contest and won a “Judge’s Favorite” award for her carrot cake cupcake, using a family recipe.


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LISA ANDERSON OPENED ‘SWEET PEA FLOWERS,’ 3563 Larimer, to feed her passion for special event designs. Here she works on a wedding that featured wooden & gilt canning jar containers. The company offers an additional twist: several unique delivery systems. You can choose upscale cigar boxes for a special presentation that can be branded with a special logo, or select a live presentation by one of Goodyear’s “Cutie girls.” “Modeled after a 1950s’ cigarette girl, each Cupcake Cutie is dressed in stylish vintage attire and carries a shoulder-strapped tray filled with a mixture of liquor-infused cupcakes,” she explained. “Yours Truly Cupcake stopped just selling cupcakes and began to sell an experience that tantalized the senses and entertained the customer.” One thing Goodyear has mastered is the frosting-to-cake ratio. You can actually taste some cake. Her number is 303-638-3528 and has all the details. The shop is open by appointment. Upper Larimer fans also now have Amerigo Delicatus Restaurant & Market at 2449 Larimer, next to Billie’s Gourmet Dogs. The eatery’s owned by Iain and Anna Chisholm. He’s Irish, she’s Swedish and Cherokee. So how did they end up with Italian? “Because Italian food is the mother of Western cuisine. A lot of people attribute the French with (that), but they were just the first to catalogue its principles. The Italians know how to take simple ingredients and make them sing,” said Iain. “We wanted to serve something that was approachable to anyone and that could be done affordably.” Note the word “market” in

the name. Every morning they fill the deli case with pasta salads, desserts, entrees and fresh sandwiches, offered only until the day’s selection is gone. Lunch is counter service. At 5 pm, table service begins. You can sit at high, long tables that overlook the kitchen, or grab a more private space. There’s also an appealing patio out front. Chisholm has been planning his first restaurant since age 13, so he’s had some time to think through a lot of details. “I used to live at 26th and Champa about eight years ago when Anna and I started dating. It was a lot sketchier then,” he said. “When we started looking at real estate we looked all over Denver. When I began looking closely at the Curtis Park/Ballpark neighborhood, I was really impressed with how fast it has changed. I think it’s going in a great direction and we decided to be a part of the revival.” Chisholm did all the contracting work himself, learning the intricacies of city permitting as he went. He opened almost on schedule, too. “We’re trying to do a humble neighborhood restaurant. I think people pop their heads in and think that we’re doing something really upscale because of how the space looks. I made the tables and chairs with simple clean lines because that’s just my design style,” he added. The team makes their own pasta, marinara and sausage. Gnocchi with pork and Italian crepes with ricotta, shiitake and leek were two of the entrees when I stopped in. There’s also a starter called “Frito” garnering some

‘YOURS TRULY CUPCAKES’ OWNER TIFFANY ROSE GOODYEAR has paired liquor-infused cupcakes with custom drinks in ‘The Tasting Room’ of her shop at 3047 Larimer.

attention. That’s crispy risotto, pounded garbanzo with herb and roasted tomato vinaigrette. The space has a full liquor license and they offer a Happy Hour 3-7 pm. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to roughly 10 pm. Sunday they’re open 9 am-2 pm. Call 303-862-9850 or see for more menu details. Blush Bar Denver is the new name for the bar that was briefly tHERe Whiskey Bar. It’s at 1526 E. Colfax at Humboldt (two doors west of Happy Teeth).

‘The renovation is really stunning.’ I hear the most recent previous owner wasn’t up-to-date on the rent so the landlord touched base with the owner before him and found a taker. Jody Bouffard is no stranger to Colfax. She’s run a number of gay-friendly ventures at several addresses. Blush is a bar, coffeeshop and lounge, with a cute upstairs space that overlooks the bar. Their number’s 303-4848548. Though the street footage is narrow, you’ll spot the place easily if you look for the pair of large silver “hand” chairs out front. Yes, hand. Avella is the new name for the specialty pharmacy nearby at Colfax & Lafayette. The Colorado Pharmacy that occupied the corner for more than 15 years was recently bought by the Phoenix-based Avella. I’m told almost all the employees have stayed with the

company. Rod Adams remains as head pharmacist and director. Avella was started in 1996 under the name Apothecary Shops and recently changed to the new name. They operate 17 retail locations in eight states. “Colorado Pharmacy has a strong record of service to patients and providers in the Denver area,” said president Keith Cook. “We’re always searching for ways to strategically position (ourselves) to better benefit our customers.” is the web address and 1245 E. Colfax is the formal street address. The number’s still 303-863-7644. Hours have expanded to 8:30 am-5:30 pm weekdays.

What’s New? Red Mango frozen yogurt, 2504 E. Colfax at Josephine, has been open just a few short weeks, but they’re rearranging their hours. The shop is now open 11 am-11 pm Monday through Thursday. They open an hour earlier on the weekend and stay open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. If you find you’re becoming a tad addicted to their product, ask for the new frequent fro-yo card that can get you $5 off a future order. The number is 720708-2903 and is their website. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe, which bills itself as an

“inspired American grill,” has tweaked its Happy Hour, extending the times. Hours for drink and food specials are now 2-6:30 pm Tuesday through Saturday. The Lobby has some amazing dining spaces and a gracious patio. Their number is 303-997-9911 and find them on the web at Food offerings include fish tacos, calamari, house-made corn dogs, and Oysters Rockefeller. Now that’s an eclectic menu! The eatery will also be offering Rockies Game Day specials as long as the baseball season lasts. Kitty’s East adult entertainment and party supplies on 735 E. Colfax at Washington has new management. The new manager cited corporate policy that restricted media interviews, but did mention plans to really clean up the place and keep prices competitive. The number’s 303832-5140. They’re open noon to midnight daily.

Closings The recently opened Larimer Hair Studio at 3004 Larimer has closed. Dean’s Urban Market on Park between Market and Blake now seems like a permanent vs. a temporary closure. The space is for lease. Send biz notes to Jeanne at otlgroup@


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LAURIE & JESSIE NOSHED THEIR WAY THROUGH UPTOWN during the 2011 ‘Uptown Sampler.’ This year’s early evening self-guided tour of restaurants will be held Sept. 25, 5-8:30 pm. Call 720-217-5241 or visit

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he Uptown Sampler will celebrate a quarter century of showcasing fine food Tuesday, Sept. 25, 5-8:30 pm. The annual event invites patrons to sample culinary delights from the Uptown on the Hill neighborhood’s restaurants and historical bed & breakfasts, on foot along the tree-lined sidewalks of E. 17th or via shuttle buses corralled for the occasion. Wine-tasting, live entertainment and drink specials will also be offered. New to this year’s event are the Denver Bicycle Cafe (1308 E. 17th), Tallulah Jones (1122) and Serioz Pizzeria (1336, formerly Pasquini’s, with a new menu). Returning participating Dinnerrestaurants and businesses will include Caveau Wine Bar (450), Limon (1612), Next Door Lounge (1612), Avenue Grill (630), Las Margaritas (1035), Hamburger Mary’s (700), Steuben’s (523),

Soul Haus (1225), Strings (17th & Humboldt), Park & Company (439), Tavern Uptown (538), Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast (1572 Race), Gumbo’s (1033) and D Bar Desserts (1475). Registered neighborhood organization Uptown on the Hill partnered with long-time organizer Paul Weiss to stage the event this year, with the long-term goal of continuing the event with local restaurants and other businesses. “This event requires a huge amount of work every year and for over a decade that work has been done solely by Paul Weiss and the late Carla Madison out of their love for this neighborhood. It will always be a tribute to Carla’s life and her support of Uptown, as so many of us wouldn’t be here today without her assistance,” said UOTH’s Stephanie Shearer, co-owner of Soul Haus. Weiss pointed out that his original restaurant sampling

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ebirth. Last month Seton House, 1840 Grant, the former Cathedral High School (closed in 1982) and Sisters of Charity convent/AIDS hospice (1990-2009), once slated for conversion into a luxury residential mid-rise tower before the city, preservationists and others blocked that use for the Spanish Renaissance Revival structure built in 1921, was instead dedicated as a Christ in the City staff headquarters and residence for lay missionaries. The 16 missionaries, aged 19-28, have taken up (sparse) residency. Christ in the City, in its second year, was begun under former Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput by Catholic

Charities. Now part of the nonprofit Christian Life Movement, the non-profit ministers to upwards of 1,000 of Denver’s homeless on the streets or in shelters.

Get your act together. When the renovated McNichols building at Colfax & Bannock reopens as the McNichols Cultural Building Nov. 3, Arts & Venues Denver will mark the occasion by presenting an afternoon of performances as part of Denver Arts Week. AVD is currently seeking performing arts organizations to present 30-minute performances... dance, theatre, spoken word, choral or band/orchestra, and other formats... on that Saturday. The city agency is offering a $500 stipend to groups

event has never raised its prices, and has been imitated by at least four neighborhoods. “The event almost did not survive after 2011,” he says. “It was only because of the determination, tenacity and vision of Carla, who served as City Council representative for District 8 (2007-11), that it not only continued as a neighborhood-focused event, but has strived to be better every year,” Weiss said. Advance tickets are $20 at (until Sept. 20) and metro area King Soopers stores (through the 25th) or by calling 720-217-5241. Only 400 tickets are available; remainders will be sold the day of the event for $25 at Park & Company, Tavern Uptown, Soul Haus, Serioz and Castle Marne. Proceeds from the event have traditionally supported non-profits in City Council District 8. For more information, visit the website or call Bacorn at 303-830-7685. that participate. Five half-hour time slots are available, beginning at noon. Interested groups are encouraged to contact Niecie Washington at niecie. with the times that they are available and a synopsis of their performance piece. Political no-nos. No matter what your political affiliation, pay attention! Neighborhood Inspection Services reminds us that no signs, political or otherwise, may be placed in the public right-of-way. Many folks don’t realize that in addition to median strips, entrance & exit ramps, and traffic posts & signs, the R-O-W also includes that little strip of grass in front or your house or business between the sidewalk and the curb... called by some the “tree lawn” or “hell strip.” No matter what you may think, the city actually owns that property (though you have maintain it, including removal of dead trees, BTW). On residential property... again, not on the R-O-W... “political & non-commercial” �See HEARD on page 14


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Council passes MMJ ad restrictions By Deborah Ortega Councilwoman At-Large


n August 20 City Council was successful in passing a bill, which I co-sponsored with District 11 Councilman Chris Herndon, that will impose restrictions on medical marijuana advertising citywide. Among other constraints, all medical marijuana advertisements will be required to contain a disclaimer stating “For registered Colorado medical marijuana patients only.” In addition, advertising via billboards, hand-held signs (sign spinners), and other outdoor advertising will no longer be allowed. The new law does have exceptions which will allow the businesses to advertise in newspapers and sponsor charitable events. A medical marijuana business’ name on the exterior of its business location is not considered outdoor advertising under the ordinance. During my previous service on City Council the medical marijuana registry did not exist. When the issue was presented to voters in 2000, a new industry was born and the need for regulation by the state and municipalities became certain. It


CHRISTOPHER TRIED HIS HAND AT DESIGN during a Youth Art Festival held at Columbine Elementary, 29th & Elizabeth, in late August. wasn’t until several years later that lawmakers began putting important legislation in place to guide this new industry. On multiple occasions, while driving in my neighborhood and around the city, I had been confounded by sign spinners advertising “free joints” for nearby medical marijuana businesses. This type of advertising was disturbing, unsightly, and illegal if the client/patient is not a “registered Colorado medical marijuana patient” per state law. I became very concerned for the children in my neighbor-

hood and the community. I was also worried that unregulated advertising gave the impression that anyone would be eligible to receive a free joint if they visited the business. In January I decided that Denver has a responsibility to protect its kids from being exposed to medical marijuana advertising. I sat down with prominent industry members and stakeholders to come up with a plan that would place further restrictions on advertising.

During the course of my efforts many of my colleagues inquired why I wasn’t considering putting forth an ordinance that would ban outdoor advertising entirely for the industry. Councilman Herndon approached me about trying to work together with the industry to come up with citywide regulations. to find a link to the Business License Complaint form under the heading “Complaints.” Completed forms can be sent to: Department of Excise & Licenses, ATTN: Complaints, Dept. 206, 201 W. Colfax, Denver CO, 80202; or via email to licenses@

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Contact me at 720 337-7713 or by email to deborah.ortega@denvergov. org. My website is deborahortega.

Ballot issues forum Sept. 24 The League of Women Voters and Denver Channel 8 will present a free Sept. 24 public forum to discuss upcoming November ballot issues, beginning at 5 pm at Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia. The focus of the forum will be the city, state and federal issues (proposed as of deadline) on the ballot. These include the Denver Public Schools bond issue and mill levy proposals, and the measure that would waive the TABOR amendment. After an intermission the League will also present the pros and cons of the state issues on the ballot, including the measure that would legalize possession of a small amount of marijuana, and changes to the state personnel system. The proposed federal constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions will also be discussed. For information call 303-321-7571, email info @lwvdenver. org, or visit

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Oktoberfest in September � Two blocks of north Larimer become German on consecutive weekends By Christa T. Palmer


enver’s Oktoberfest is back for two weekends of fun Friday through Sunday Sept. 21-23 & 28-30. The festival will be held in the Ballpark neighborhood on Larimer between 20th and 22nd Sts. The 43rd annual local celebration of German heritage is free to the public and will feature dancing, food, a foot race, the now “traditional” “long dog” race, and lots and lots of beer. Opening ceremonies for the festival will begin at 5 pm on Friday the 21st. At 6 pm the Mile Markers will perform on the Rock Stage and at 6:25 pm the Austrian Connection will

play on the German Stage. There will be fireworks over the Rockies game at Coors Field (20th & Blake) at approximately 9 pm. Contestants can pre-qualify for the Stein Hoisting competition Sept. 21-23 and Friday the 28th. The official championship will occur Saturday the 29th 79:15 pm. For diners, the official Oktoberfest bratwurst-eating contest will be held on the 29th at 2 pm. There will be a variety of musical acts performing during festival hours. Food and drink... German and not-so-German... will be available from numerous vendors. Beer will be sold in refillable one-liter steins, as well as 16- and 20-ounce cups, with prices $5-20.

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EVI PREPARED DOUGH FOR CHIMNEY CAKES during last year’s Oktoberfest on Larimer between 20th & 22nd. The 43rd annual celebration of autumn & all things German will be held Sept. 21-23 & 28-30. Admission is free. Call 720255-1001 or visit The two performance stages will continuously showcase musicians and entertainers both traditional and otherwise, with the performances ranging from the “Sea of Accordions,” the PolkaNauts and the Austrian Connection to Kim & Dan Christian, and the Midlife Crisis Band. Returning for its sixth year, the annual “Long Dog Derby” will determine Denver’s fastest dachshund beginning Sunday,

Sept. 25 at noon. Race categories will include Little Links (under one year of age), Frankfurters (1-5), Bier Brats (5-10), Senior Schnitzels (10+), Hot Dog Carts (handicapped), and Wannabe Wieners (dachshund mixes). Only full- and half-breed dachshunds will be eligible to race. Dogs without a trace of dachshund blood can still compete in the costume and wannabe contests. Current vaccination re-

cords and registration must be provided by the owners on race day and a $20 entry fee must be received by Sept. 29. Early registration is available online. The competition will be limited to 500 wieners. Festival hours will be 5 pm-2 am Fridays, 11 am-2 am Saturdays, and 12-6 pm Sundays. For more information call 720-2555475 or visit thedenveroktober

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Neighborhood Calendar listings are free. Local, special, free & nonprofit are given priority. Mail to P.O. Box 18344, Denver, CO 80218, Fax to 303-831-6090, or email to Deadline: 20th of current month for next month’s listings. Note that NL is published on the first Wednesday of the month. Readers are advised to call the appropriate number to verify dates & times. The calendar is also available at

��������� SATURDAY, SEPT. 1: Five Points Business District Community Meeting, 9-11 am, 2444 Washington. Repeated 1st Sat. of every month. Public welcome. Call 303-832-5000. MONDAY, SEPT. 3: Labor Day observed. Federal, state, city, Post offices & most schools closed. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7:Community Resources Forum, 9-10:30 am, Sterne-Elder Room of Exempla St. Joseph Hospital, Russell Pa-

vilion, 19th & Lafayette. Free Continental breakfast, varying presentations. Free parking in Humboldt Garage off 20th. Continues the 1st Fri. of every month. Call 303-866-8889. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8: 1st annual “SanRafapalooza,” Emerson between 23rd & 25th in the San Rafael historic district, 2-8 pm. Food, family activities, bands, contests, prizes. Free. Call 303-669-0171.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11: Patriot Day, 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon & Flight 93. � � “Colorado Remembers,” a 9/11 remembrance ceremony, & “Rising Together,” a special tribute to first responders in the wake of the wildfires & Aurora theatre shootings, 11:30 am1:30 pm, Civic Center, Colfax & Broadway. Ceremony followed by a performance by Hazel Miller. Free. Call 303-844-4000, ext. 10. SATURDAY, SEPT. 22: Hands

for Hope Day. Volunteers make repairs & improvements for those who can’t afford them or are unable to do the work, 8 am-8 pm. For information or to volunteer, call 303-860-7747 or be at Hope Communities Neighborhood Center, 2543 California, at 7 am (Continental breakfast).

MONDAY, SEPT. 24: Ballot Issues Forum presented by the League of Women Voters, 5:30 pm, Montview Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia. Call 303321-7571. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26: “Project Homeless Connect,” a free resource fair for the homeless, Colorado Convention Center, 14th & Stout, 10 am-2 pm. 60+ service organizations. Free. Call 720-944-2405. THURSDAY, OCT. 4: “‘Colfax Corridor Connections’ Public Scoping & Project Kickoff,” Knights of Columbus Hall, 1555 Grant, 5:30-7:30 pm. Discussion about improving transit & overall mobility in the East Colfax corridor. Free. Call 303825-6100.

������ WEEKDAYS: Phonics Intervention Program, 5-5:45 pm, Salvation Army Red Shield Center, 29th & High. Free, must register. Call 303-295-2107. MONDAYS: Children’s Storytime at Ford-Warren Library, 28th & High, 11-11:30 am. Free. Call 720-865-0920.


CRAIG, BRENNA, ALEXA, NANCY & SUE, TEAMED UP FOR THE ‘WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S’ (left to right) in 2011 in City Park. This year’s walk will begin behind the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado, 9 am Sept. 15. There is no entry fee. Call 303-813-1669 or visit alz. org/co.

TUESDAYS: “Book Babies,” a language enrichment program for babies age six to 23 months, 10:30 am, Children’s Library of the Denver Public Library, 13th & Broadway. Call 720-865-1306. � � Young Children’s Storytime at The Tattered Cover, Colfax & Elizabeth, 10:30 am. Free. Different topics each week. Call 303-322-1965, ext. 2731.

SANDRA, MOARIA (‘MOO’?) & RON ENJOYED the Green Route Festival in the RiNo arts district last year. The 2nd annual eco-music street festival, renamed the ‘Green Spaces Full Moon Harvest Festival,’ will be held Sept. 29 at Sustainability Park, 26th & Arapahoe, noon-10 pm. Call 303720-6850. � �� Children’s Crafts & English Conversation (ELA), Ford-Warren Library, 28th & High, 6-7 pm. Free. Call 720865-0920. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6 & OCT. 4: Macedonia Kinship Care Group, 1-3 pm at Macedonia Baptist Church, 3240 Adams. For relatives raising children. Repeated first Thurs. of every month. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 & 14: Elitch Gardens Theatre “Film on Fridays” presents outdoor screenings of Planet of the Apes 9/7 & Young Frankenstein 9/14, dusk, 4500 E. 38th at Tennyson. Tickets $5, under 14 free. Call 303-455-3300. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8: Free Day & 23rd annual Friendship Powwow, the Denver Art Museum, 13th & Acoma, 10 am-5 pm (Grand Entry at noon). Call 720-865-5000. � � Park Hill Family Bike Ride, 10 am, Tour de Fat, City Park, approx. 90 minutes & four miles with mid-ride break. Free.

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OUTDOOR MARKETS SUNDAYS: City Park Esplanade Fresh Market, Sullivan Fountain at East High School, Colfax & Columbine, 9 am-1 pm, continues through Oct. Call 303442-1837. � � Stapleton Farmers’ Market, Founder’s Green, 29th & Roslyn, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Through Oct. 14. Call 303-4421837. � � Old South Pearl Street Farmers’ Market, 1500 S. Pearl (between Florida & Iowa), 9 am-1 pm, through Oct. Call 303-242-1032. TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS: Civic Center EATS, outdoor cafe with food trucks, live music, bistro seating. Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway, 11 am-2 pm. Through Sept. 27, 9/20 excluded. Call 303-861-4633. WEDNESDAYS: Cherry Creek Fresh Market, 9 am-1 pm, Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot, 1st & University. Through Sept. Also Sat. Call 303-442-1837. � � Tiri’s Garden Market, 9 am-2 pm, 15th St. & California, through Sept. Call 303-6052885. THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS: Denver Urban Homesteading Market, 200 Santa Fe (indoors), 9 am-2 pm. Year-round. Call 303-572-3122. SATURDAYS: Cherry Creek Fresh Market, 8 am-1 pm, Bed, Bath & Beyond parking lot, 1st & University, through Oct. Also

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FUND-R AISERS MONDAY, SEPT. 3: Aetna Park-to-Park 5-Miler & 10-Miler, 7 am. Ten miles: Run from 23rd Ave. east of Denver Zoo entrance through four parks, ending in Washington Park. Five miles: start at Cheesman Park, 8th & Franklin, through three parks. Entry fee of $60 or $70 (no day-of-race registration) supports the Cancer Patients Alliance. Call 303-220-1037. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: “Denver Fashion en Pointe,” a fashion show of designs by six local boutiques featuring ballerinas as models en pointe, Chloe Mezze Lounge, 1445 Market, 6-9 pm. Portion of proceeds will benefit the Colorado Ballet. Tickets $35. Call 303-339-1630. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7: 15th annual “Brew at the Zoo,” with samples from 40 breweries & 20 restaurants, music & dance, 7-10 pm, Denver Zoo, 23rd & Steele, to benefit the Red Apple Scholarship Fund. Tickets $70; early admission “VIP” $100; Designated Driver $30. Must be 21. Call 303-376-4800. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8: New Belgium Brewing’s “Tour de Fat” bike festival visits City Park, 17th & Esplanade, 9 am-4 pm. Parade (register 9 am, pa-

rade 10 am on west side), costumes, races, contests, live entertainment & tomfoolery. Free, $5 (charitable) donation will benefit Bike Denver & the Denver Cruisers. No dogs. Call 1-888-NBB-4044 to register. � �� “Making MS History,” dinner, wines, jazz, silent auction, dancing, History Colorado Center, 12th & Broadway, 6-11 pm. Tickets at $175 or $250 benefit the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center. Call 303-778-4030, ext. 111. SUNDAY, SEPT. 9 & OCT. 7: Women’s Self-Defense Classes, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Tiger Kim’s Academy, Colfax & Steele. Cost is $5 donation to breast cancer research. Call 303-3881408. TUESDAY, SEPT. 11: MS Society’s “MS on the Move” luncheon, Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton, 11:30 am-1 pm. Featuring David Osmond. Tickets $75 & $125. Call 303-698-5430. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12: 5th annual CHUN Wine-Tasting & Silent Auction, 6-9 pm, TearsMcFarlane House, 1290 Williams. Live music, chair massages & more. Tickets at $35 benefit Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. Call 303-830-1651. � � “Celebrating Colorado Families,” a cocktail reception, guest speaker Lindsay Neil, 621 Kalamath, 5:30-7:30. Tickets at $20 before 9/5 or $30 benefit the Family Resource Center Association. Call 303-388-1001. THURSDAY, SEPT. 13: “Imagine,” a 16th anniversary fund-raiser for EarthLinks, Church of the Risen Christ, 3060 S. Monaco, 6-9 pm. Live music, refreshments, testimonies. Tickets $25. Call 303-389-0085. � � “Giving Hope,” the 11th annual Harvest of Hope dinner, 5:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape. Buffet, silent auction, marketplace. Tickets at $50 (students) & $100 support Church World Service & It Takes a Village. Call 303-979–0699. FRIDAY, SEPT. 14: “Rojo Canción,” fund-raiser for Museo de las Americas with concert by Pistolera, 5 pm (concert 7:30 pm), Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe. Tickets $25 general admission, $10 or $15 for VIP “After Party” 9:30-11:30 pm at Museo (861 Santa Fe). Call 303-571-4401.


‘GROUP PHOTO’ (1987) IS ONE OF 60 WORKS FEATURED in ‘El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa,’ a retrospective of the artist’s works at the Denver Art Museum, 14th & Acoma, through Dec. 30. Call 720-865-5000 or visit

SATURDAY, SEPT. 15: ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s,’ a 5K event to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, 7 am registration, 7:50 Kids’ Fun, 8 am Run, 9 am Walk. City Park behind the Denver Museum of Nature & Sci-

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BECKY SERVED NATE A SPECIALTY at last year’s ‘Brew at the Zoo.’ This year’s 15th annual fund-raiser for the Red Apple Scholarship Fund will be held Sept. 7. Call 303-376-4800 or prowl to ence, 2001 Colorado. No entry fee. Call 303-813-1669. THURSDAY, SEPT. 20: “Save the Males!”, the 3rd annual “Behind the Curtain” dinner to support prostate cancer research at University of Colorado Hospital, Seawell Ballroom of the DCPA, 14th & Curtis, 6 pm. Tickets $150. Call 720-848-7772. FRIDAY, SEPT. 21: Women’s Foundation of Colorado Silver Anniversary Luncheon, Colorado Convention Center, 11:30 am-1:15 pm. Keynote by Geena Davis. Tickets $125. Call 303-285-2961. � � “Put Your Hats On to Take Your Hats Off to DCH,” the 11th annual gala to support the Denver Children’s Home, Sherman Street Event Center, 18th & Sherman, 6 pm. Tickets $150. Call 720-881-3366. � � “99 Pieces of Art on the Wall,” an exhibit & sale to benefit Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe, 6-9 pm. Admissions $9.99. Call 303-777-0797. SATURDAY, SEPT. 22: 8th annual “Wag ‘n Trail,” a 1.6mile pledge hike (with your dog) to benefit the Denver Dumb Friends League, 8 am-noon, Glendale Farm Open Space, I-25 at Surrey Ridge. No fee. Call 303-751-5772, ext. 1378. � � “Gypsy Tales–Music, Muse, Mystique,” a concert by mezzo soprano Erica Papillion-Posey, 7-8:30 pm, Newman Center at DU. Tickets at $55 benefit Denver Center for Crime Victims. Call 303-8717720. SUNDAY, SEPT. 23: 34th annual Park Hill Home Tour, 11 am-5 pm, seven homes, tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of tour; seniors $9, children $6. Benefits Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Call 303-388-0918. � � “Yoga on the Steps,” Cheesman Park Pavilion, 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Light breakfast, yoga & Healthy Living Expo. No fee, but $60 contribution suggested, benefits Beyond Breast Cancer. Call 610-645-4567. TUESDAY, SEPT. 25: 25th annual Uptown Sampler, a tasting tour of more than a dozen restaurants, business tours, 5-8:30 pm. Tickets (only 400 will be sold) $20 in advance, $25 day of event, available at King Soopers. Free shuttle buses. Supports City Council District 8 non-profits. Call 303-830-7685. SATURDAY, SEPT. 29: 3rd annual “Mile High Country Q & Brew,” with Lee Brice & Walker Williams, Stampede Grill, 6 pm. Tickets at $75 benefit the Tennyson Center for

Children. Call 303-433-2541. � �� Historic Grant Avenue Benefit with the Mile High Swing Ensemble, silent auction, refreshments, 216 S. Grant, 7 pm. Tickets at $25 per person benefit Historic Grant Avenue. Call 303-733-8940. SUNDAY, SEPT. 30: Walk to Defeat ALS, a 3K walk to benefit the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Foundation, 9 am checkin at City Park pavilion, 10 am pledge walk. No registration fee, but registration necessary. Call 303-832-2322.

EVENTS TUESDAYS: Rotary Club of Five Points Cultural District meets 6-7 pm, Fluid Meeting Spaces, 501 E. 19th at Pennsylvania. New members welcome. Call 720-891-0843. WEDNESDAYS: Kiwanis Club of Denver meets noon1:30 pm, Maggiano’s at the Denver Pavilions, 16th & Glenarm. Program varies weekly. THURSDAYS: Fillmore Community Network, focuses on sustainability, 7:30-9 am, 1633 Fillmore, 1st floor conference room. Location changes monthly. Call 303-399-2100. � � Denver Socrates Cafe meets, 7 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 18th & Broadway, to discuss a variety of important topics. Free. Call 303-861-1447. FRIDAYS: “Thrillspeakers” Toastmasters, noon-1 pm, Century Link Building, 1801 California, 13th floor. Call 720-2092896. � �� Denver IDEA Cafe, a business start-up & brainstorming group, 2 pm, Panera Bread, 1350 Grant. Guest speakers. Free. Call 303-861-1447. FRIDAY-MONDAY, AUG. 31SEPT. 3: 29th annual Festival of Mountain & Plain, A Taste of Colorado, Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway, 11:30 am-10 pm Fri., 10:30 am-10 pm Sat. & Sun., 10:30 am-8 pm Mon. Free admission. Call 303-295-6330. SATURDAY, SEPT. 1 & 15: Greater Park Hill Sertoma Club meets at the Park Hill Golf Club, 35th & Colorado, 8 am. Repeated every 1st & 3rd Sat. Public welcome. Call 303671-5089. MONDAY, SEPT. 3 & 17, OCT. 1: Skyline Toastmasters meet at 6:30 pm in the 11th floor conference room of Kaiser Permanente, 2045 Franklin. Visitors welcome. Repeated the 1st & 3rd Mon. of every month.


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license, $55 with three-year license. Call 311. FRIDAY, SEPT. 14: ������� Downtown Democratic Forum Breakfast, 6:45-8 am, Le Grand Bistro���������������������� ����� ������� ��������� ����� 303-861-8050. � �� Handmade in Colorado Expo��������������������� & Arapahoe, 11 am-7 pm. Free. Call 720-272-7467. � �� “Bike-In-Movie,” Top Gun, 7:30-11 pm, Civic Center ������ ����� ������ ������������� ����������������������������������� Call 303-861-4633. FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 & 15: Inaugural 16th St. Mall Festival of the Arts, 11 am-7 pm. Free. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15: Fran���� ��������� ������� �������� ��� the Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon, ������������������������������� �������������������������������� ���� �������������� ���� ��������� ������������������������������ 521-0272. MONDAY, SEPT. 17: �������� meeting of the Denver Garden Club, 7 pm, 1556 Emer�������������������������������� ������� ����������� ���� ��������� ��������� ���� ����� ��� ������ month. Call 303-320-5983. TUESDAY, SEPT. 18: Free Legal Night at Mi Casa, 360 Acoma. 20 volunteer lawyers, free, one-on-one consultations, 5:30-7 pm. First come, first serve. Spanish/English provided. Repeated the 3rd Tues. of every month. Call 303-573-1302.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 & 22: Denver Botanic Gardens’ Fall Plant & Bulb Sale, 9 am-8 pm Fri. ��������� �� ����� ��� ����� ��� ��������������������������������� Call 720-865-3500.

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Free. Call 303-572-3122. � �� Nourished Health Center Open House, 1740 Marion, 2-5 pm. Free workshops, classes & presentations, prizes & raffles. Call 720-295-6492. � �� “Cora Vette’s Pie Social,” Acoma Plaza at Denver Public Library, 13th & Acoma (B2 Conference Center if inclement weather); pie served 2 pm, concert by Cora Vette & the Vinyl Tops, 2:30 pm. Free. Call 720-865-1206 to register.

SATURDAY, SEPT 29: Full Moon Harvest Fest, noon-10 pm, Sustainability Park, 26th & Arapahoe. Presented by Green Spaces Colorado. Free until 5 pm, then $5. Call 303-720-6850.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 23: 34th annual Park Hill Home Tour, 11 am-5 pm, seven homes, tickets $13 in advance, $15 day of tour; seniors $9, children $6. Benefits Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. Call 303-388-0918.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 25: 25th annual Uptown Sampler, a tasting tour of more than a dozen restaurants, business tours, 5-8:30 pm. Tickets (only 400 will be sold) $20 in advance, $25 day of event, available at King

SUNDAY, SEPT. 30: Fall Tea Dance with the El Jebel Big Band, El Jebel Shrine Ballroom, 4625 W. 50th, 2-4:30 pm. Cost $5 per person, children free. Free dance lessons, cash bar, refreshments. Also Oct. 28 & Nov. 18. Call 303-548-0945.

11 FRIDAY-SUNDAY, SEPT. 9-1 & 16-18: 2nd annual Community “Art & Soul” Show, 6-8 pm, Church of the Holy Redeemer, 2552 Williams. Call 303-297-1643. MONDAYS: Bridge Group, 12:30-3:30 pm, & Movie Night Mondays, 6:30 pm, both at Coffee at The Point, 27th & Welton, free garage parking. Free. Call

303-955-2237. SUNDAY, SEPT. 2: “Writers’ Church,” a “drop-in writers’ jam” hosted by Curious Theatre Co. the 1st Sun. of every month at The Acoma Center, 1080 Acoma, 10:30 am-1 pm. Free. Call 303-623- 0524. � �� Tattered Cover Film Series 2012 continues with The Horse’s Mouth (1958), 2 pm, Colfax Film Center, Colfax & Elizabeth. Discussion with critic Howie Movshovitz follows. Free, but limited number of tickets. Call 720-381-0813. FRIDAY, SEPT. 5: Truck Farm, a presentation in the Chipotle Sustainable Film Series, 6-8 pm, Mitchell Hall of Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York. Suggested donation $5. Call 720-865-3500. THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: Classical guitarist Stephen Marchionda performs, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington, 8 pm. Tickets $18 in advance, $25 at door. Under 26 $10. Call 303-831-7115. THURSDAY-SUNDAY,

SEPT. 6-30: “Architecture + Design” Film Series presented by American Institute of Architecture Colorado, Denver Film Center, Colfax & Elizabeth. Call 720-381-0813. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 & 14: Elitch Gardens Theatre “Film on Fridays” presents outdoor screenings of Planet of the Apes 9/7 & Young Frankenstein 9/14, dusk, 4500 E. 38th at Tennyson. Donation of $5 suggested, under 14 free. Call 303-455-3300. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8: Moneyball, the final Free Movie in the Park of the season, Skyline Park, 16th & Arapahoe, sundown. Free. Call 720-913-0741. SUNDAY, SEPT. 9: Civic Center Public Art Tour, 10 am, beginning at the Sea Lion Fountain, Colfax & 15th St. Free, but limited to 15 people. Call 720-865-4302 to reserve a space. � �� Denver Public Art & Parks Scooter Tour, meet at pavilion across parking lot from City of Cuernavaca Park, 20th St. & Platte, 10 am. Free, but limited to 15 people. Call 720-

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merce, 1350 17th St. Call 303458-0220. � �� “Colorado Gold,” kinetic art by Robert Mangold, through Oct. 28, z|art dept., 1136 Speer. Call 303-298-8432. � �� “Someone Like You: Paintings by Margaret Kasahara,” through Nov. 4, Gates Garden Court Gallery, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York. Call 720-865-3500. � � “El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote To You About Africa,” a retrospective, through Dec. 30, the Denver Art Museum, 14th & Acoma. Call 720-865-5000. � �� “The Unsinkable Molly Brown: Denver’s Heroine of the Titanic,” through Dec., The Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania. Call 303-832-4092.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 2: Closing of “Colorado Art Survey VII,” Kirkland Museum, 1311 Pearl. Call 303-832-8576. � �� �������� ��� “Design Lab: Three Studios,” featuring installations with different approaches to architecture & design, Denver Art Museum, 13th & Acoma. Call 720-8655000.

TUESDAYS-SUNDAYS: “Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere: Understanding the Threat of Terrorism,” an interactive exhibit, The CELL (Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab), 99 W. 12th. Varying hours. Admission $5/$8. Call 303-8444000.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 6: Opening of “Fade to White,” a solo exhibit by Gus Harper, through Oct. 29, Artwork Network Gallery, 878 Santa Fe. Call 303-388-7420.

WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS: “Nooner Tours” of the Denver Art Museum, 13th & Acoma, noon. Different gallery each week, regular admission. Call 720-865-5000. FRIDAYS: “Black Sheep Fridays,” Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany, 7-9 pm. Eccentric themed evenings, with cocktails. Members free, others $5. Continues through Dec. 14. Call 303-298-7554. SATURDAYS: “Secrets of the Dioramas,” a free 45-minute overview of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s dioramas, 2001 Colorado, 12:30 & 2 pm. General admission. Call 303-370-6000.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 4: Opening of “Altitude & Attitude,” 51 artists, Abend Gallery, 2260 E. Colfax. Through 9/29. “Windows to the Divine” paint out & exhibition: paint out 9/6 at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York, 9 am6 pm, 9/8 at Washington Park (Mt. Vernon garden), 9-11 am followed by luncheon & auction 12-2 pm. Call 303-355-0950.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7: Opening of “The Other Primary Colors: Black White Gray,” a group show by seven regional artists, Space Gallery, 765 Santa Fe, through Oct. 20. Call 720-9041088. � �� �������� �� “Introductions,” works by Sally Stockhold, Mark Penner-Howell, David Ageekaren Roehl & Chloe Hedden, Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th at Cherokee. Call 303-355-8955. FRIDAY, SEPT. 7 & OCT. 5: First Friday Art Walks in the Golden Triangle Museum District. Free bus, maps at all galleries. Free shuttle to the Santa Fe walk, below. Call 303-573-5095. � ��First Friday Art Walks, Santa Fe Art District, 6th to 10th on Santa Fe. Call 303-3332820.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25: “Wink: Songs with the Flirt Built In,” a free live concert featuring seven female soloists, 7-8 pm, Denver Public Library, Vida Ellison Gallery (7th floor), 13th & Acoma. Call 720-865-1206 to register.

MONTH-LONG: “Hybrid,” 14 artists examining the Irish & American connection, Redline Gallery, 2350 Arapahoe, through Sept. Call 303-2964448. � ��“The Magical Art of Abbas Khajeaian,” through Sept., Coffee at the Point, 27th & Welton. Call 303-955-2237. � � “Now Boarding: Fentress Airports & the Architecture of Flight,” the history of airports & six designed by Fentress Architects, through Oct. 7, Denver Art Museum, 13th & Acoma. Call 720-8655000. � �� “Musical Marionettes,” by Eric West, Mark West & Ken Vogel, Crossroads Theatre, 27th & Welton, through Oct. 17. Call 303-832-0929. � � “Textures in Art,” fabric works by Jean Herman, through Oct. 26, Colorado Women’s Chamber of Com-

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9: Closing of “Ordinary Magic,” works by Lokken Liane, Annex of Core New Art Space, 910 Santa Fe. Call 303-297-8428. THURSDAY, SEPT. 13: Opening of ‘Visual Improv,’ a collection of new works by abstract painter Carol Browning & sculptor Karen Roehl, at Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut, through Oct. 6. Call 303-2921822. FRIDAY, SEPT. 14: Opening of “A Day in Pompeii,” artifacts from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado, through Jan. 13. Call 303-370-6000. � �� �������� ��� “William Joseph: Sculptor & Painter,” through Nov.11, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1311 Pearl. Call 303-8328576. � �� �������� ��� “Exposure 2012: Friendship Bridge in Guatemala,” photographs by Ben Rasmussen, through Sept. 28, Vertigo Art Space, 960 Santa Fe. Call 303-5738378. � �� �������� ��� “Vincent/ Clyfford,” Van Gogh & Clyfford Still similarities, through Jan. 20, Clyfford Still Museum’s Hugh Grant & Merle Chambers Gallery, 1250 Bannock. Call 720-354-4866 � �� �������� ��� “El Viaje, A Photographer’s Journey,” street & landscape photography by Chris Noel, EventGallery 910Arts, 910 Santa Fe. Call 303-815-1779. SATURDAY, SEPT. 15: Closing of “Zoom,” photos by Jeff Curry, & “What If?”, oil paintings by Jen Zielinski, Sync Gallery, 878 Santa Fe. Call 303-794-0908.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28: Pianist Tristan Teo in concert, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1350 Washington, 7:30 pm. Works by JS Bach, Beethoven, Chopin & Ravel. Freewill offering. Call 303-831-7115.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 8: Upper Colfax 2nd Saturday Art Walk, 7 pm, Bluebird District, St. Paul to Adams on Colfax. Free. � �� �������� ��� “Swank [free],” an installation by Theresa Anderson with Rebecca Vaughan, & “Continued from the other side,” a group exhibition by the Pink Collar Glam art collective, Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut. Call 303292-1822.


KYLE WEATHERED THE RAIN for a good cause last year during the 3K ‘Walk to Defeat ALS’ in City Park. The fund-raiser for the ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Foundation will be held Sept. 30 this year. There’s no fee, but registration is necessary. Call 303-832-2322 or visit

SUNDAY, SEPT. 16: “Viva!” inaugural “CelebrARTE,” a family-focused, bilingual program focusing on Latino artists, cultures & experiences, Denver Art Museum, 13th & Bannock, 1-4 pm. Free for members. Repeated 3rd Sun. of the month through Nov. Call 720-865-5000.

� �� ������ ���� ��� ��� 2012 Plein Air Arts Festival, painters creating outdoors in the Golden Triangle neighborhood & elsewhere in the city & state. Selected works in juried competition will be exhibited at the Denver Public Library Nov. 13Dec. 31. Call 303-571-1261. THURSDAY, SEPT. 20: “Return of the Corn Mothers,” a photo-journalism exhibit of portraits of modern unsung heroines, Center for Visual Art, 955 Santa Fe, through Nov. 2. Call 303-294-5207. FRIDAY, SEPT. 21: Opening of “Adrian Ghenie: PieFights & Pathos” & “Dana Schutz: Works on Paper,” both through Jan. 13, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany. Call 303-298-7554. � �� �������� ��� ������ ��������� at William Havu Gallery, 1040 Cherokee: “Interregnum” by Lui Ferreyra, “Ethiopian Portraits” by Albert Chong, & “The World is Yours (But Also Ours)” by O Zhang. All through Nov. 2. Call 303-893-2360. � �� �������� ��� “Me Water,” works by Udo Nöger & Kazu Oba, & “Within,” creations by Chris DeKnikker, Sabin Aell & Evan Mann, Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th at Cherokee. Through Nov. 3. Call 303-3558955. SATURDAY, SEPT. 22: Closing of “Gone to the Dogs,” a juried exhibit of canine artwork, Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe. Call 303-953-1789. SUNDAY, SEPT. 23: Closing of Cara a Cara (Face to Face), masks from the collection at Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe, Call 303-571-4401. FRIDAY, SEPT. 28: “Untitled Friday #51 (Second Life),” featuring music, film, food, a cash bar and “off-beat encounters with art,” the Denver Art Museum, 14th & Acoma, 6-10 pm. Regular admission, students 2-for-1 with IDs. Repeated with a different theme the last Friday of every month through Oct. Call 720-865-5000. SATURDAY, SEPT. 29: Closing of “Transitions,” ceramics by Don Davis, Plinth Gallery, 3520 Brighton Blvd. Call 303-295-0717.

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Drums, dance & art highlight Powwow � Denver Art Museum hosts 23rd annual American Indian Cultural Celebration By J. Patrick O’Leary



JULIA PERRY AMIABLY DISPLAYED NATIVE AMERICAN WARES during the Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum, 13th & Acoma, last year. The 23rd annual gathering will be held Sept. 8 (Grant Entry at noon). Call 720-8655000 or visit


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Hands-on activities for festival-goers will include: beading with local artist Denise Litz and associates 11 am-1 pm; painting Hopi tiles with artists Crow Medina and Grams Castro, 10:30 am-4 pm; creating a community mural with Walt Pourier of the Strong Hold Society, 10 am-4 pm; and designing a mini skateboard, 10 am-4 pm. Native American food, including fry bread, will be offered from vendors, and parking will be available at the Cultural Complex Garage, 12th & Broadway. Metered parking will also be available. Handicapped-accessible parking will be provided on 13th and 14th in addition to the garage. Admission to DAM is free to all visitors during the Powwow. For more information, call 720-865-5000 or visit denver a US citizen, and at least 18 years old. There is no (upper) age limit and no performing talent is necessary. To quote the announcement, “While beauty is a key element in the competition, Mrs. Colorado contestants are also urged to voice their opinions on marriage and important issues of the day.” For more details, contact (Ms.?) Stark at 303-593-1199 or visit Mastering Proust. Even as an English major lo these many years ago, I was never asked to read any works by Marcel Proust (1871-1922). Good thing. At about 4,500 pages, his In Search of Lost Time could well have taken all four of my undergraduate years to finish, between bouts with beer, but that’s another story. Now comes a notice from Jeff Schlundt that after learning of a group on the east coast whose members undertake a scheduled reading of the tome and meet monthly to discuss it, he too wants to form a “self-help group to get through and make sense of the book.” Got time on your hands? Contact him at jeffschlundt@gmail. com. I’m going stick with the Cliffs Notes’ version, which probably isn’t much more than 400-500 pages or so. ��������� �������������� Buy 1 Bag (any size) 2418 E. Colfax 303-862-6273


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MARUCA SALAZAR OF MUSEO DE LAS AMERICAS posed with a work by Steven Lucero that was auctioned off during the 2011 Rojo Central Gala. This year the primary fund-raiser for the museum will be held Sept. 14 at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe, beginning with a 5 pm concert. A VIP ‘After Party’ will be held at the Museo (861 Santa Fe). Call 303-571-4401 or see

History Colorado lecture series begins Sept. 18 � Overall theme of presentations is ‘Times That Define Us’ By Christa T. Palmer


istory Colorado (formerly the Colorado Historical Society) will begin its 2012-2013 lecture series, “Times That Define Us,” with a Sept. 18 presentation about President Abraham Lincoln and his connection to Colorado. Dennis Boggs, the presenter, has portrayed Lincoln for years on both PBS and the History Channel. The lectures will continue on the third Tuesday of the month through February. Each one-hour talk will presented at 1 & 7 pm at the History Colorado Center, 12th & Broadway. The rest of the schedule: Oct. 16: “Mexican Beet Workers: More Than Just Arms.” Dr. Charles Collins will recall how the Bracero program, which brought millions of Mexican guest workers to Colorado fields, influenced his life, and the way the program impacted his understanding of immigration policy. Nov. 20: “A Fugitive Slave & A Boulder Family Archive.” Duke historian Sydney Nathans will share a previously hidden Civil War-era epic: the story of a

female fugitive slave and a white anti-slavery couple in Boulder who sought to recover the rest of her family from bondage. There will be no lecture in December due to the holiday season. Jan. 15: “And Many Wore Moccasins,” a discussion of the Ute, Navajo, and Blackfoot nations and World War I. Colorado Mesa University’s Dr. Timothy Winegard will detail the events that led to citizenship for the Native American population in 1924 and highlight the wartime experiences of the tribes. Feb. 19: “A Misplaced Massacre: Sand Creek in History & Memory.” Dr. Ari Kelman of the University of California will discuss this controversial chapter of Colorado’s past, as detailed in his book, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek. March 19: “John Otto: A Man of Many Letters.” Author Alan J. Kania will discuss his book, John Otto: Trials and Trails. Otto was a National Park Service custodian who was jailed three times for promoting such ideas as an eight-hour workday, transcontinental highways, and equal rights for women.

April 16: “Digging ‘Snowmastodon’: Discovering an Ice Age World in the Colorado Rockies.” The discovery of thousands of bones of Ice Age mammals near Snowmass Village in 2010 excited scientists and paleontology enthusiasts worldwide. As discussed by Dr. Kirk Johnson of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, the excavation has yielded bones from mastodons, mammoths, camels, giant bison, and dozens of other mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. May 21: “The Department of the Interior & the American West: A Tale of Bureaucracy & Passion.” Dr. Patty Limerick, faculty director of the Center for the American West at the University of Colorado, will discuss her forthcoming book, Exploring the Interior, with a focus on the Interior Department’s work in Colorado. Admission to the lectures is $8.50 per talk for History Colorado members and $10 for others without museum admission or $14 with admission. The entire series is $60 or $100. For more information or to register, call 303-866-4686 or visit

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Make sense of the Civil War Beginning Sept. 8 and continuing for the following four consecutive Saturdays, the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton, will host “Let’s Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War,” a book-based and scholar-led series of free discussions about the conflict. The series will be moderated by Dr. Patricia Richard, associate professor of History at Metropolitan State University of Denver (formerly Metropolitan State College). The sessions will be held at 2 pm. Blair-Caldwell is one of 150 libraries nationwide (also including Ross University Hills, 4310 E. Amherst, which will present it on Thursdays at 6:30 pm beginning Sept. 13) that will offer the program, which is intended as “an entry into serious thought, discussion and further reading” allowing diverse groups to “examine the modern implications” of the war and the emancipation of slaves in the US. For further details and the associated reading list, call the library at 720-865-2401, email, or visit the project’s website,

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‘Stories on Stage’ premieres 12th season � Acclaimed actors present classic tales By Jason McKinney


tories on Stage,” the annual series that presents nationally and locally acclaimed actors giving dramatic readings of great short literature, will re-team husband and wife Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker, of “L.A. Law” fame, for the first performance of its 12th season, Sept. 15. The premiere assortment of narratives, entitled “M is for Mayhem,” will consist of “four (un)true crime stories.”

12th season premieres Sept. 15. The readings will include “Stone Mattress” by Booker Prize-winner Margaret Atwood; “The Ransom of Red Chief,” the famous O. Henry tale; “Crazy Like a Fox” by Kerry Workman; and “Snake Defense.” As all presentations in the series, which will continue monthly through May, the stories will be performed twice, normally at 1:30 & 7:30 pm but with some slight variations, at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center (the Denver Civic Theatre), 721 Santa Fe. The schedule for the rest of the season:

“Feed Your Soul: Stories from the Kitchen,” Oct. 7, 1:30 & 6:30 pm “Fixated,” Nov. 10, 1:30 & 7:30 pm “Making Merry,” Dec. 16, (different location:) Seawell Ballroom, 14th & Curtis “New Realities,” Jan. 12 “Cupid’s Arrow,” Feb. 10 “Very, Very Short Stories: The Sequel,” March 2 “Bless the Beasts,” April 7 “Cliffhangers,” May 5 Single tickets are $25, student tickets are $15 and groups of 20 or more are $20 per person. To order tickets or for more information, call 303-494-0523 or see


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Neighborhood Life September 2012  

Central Denver's monthly neighborhood newspaper, Neighborhood LIFE covers the news and events in the communities of City Park West, Whittier...