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Colorado Culture magazine is an online comprehensive resource for all things Colorado. Full of cultural articles, ideas, and events that are easily accessible and informative, it appeals to culture enthusiasts of all ages and types with a goal to serve Colorado and the people who visit with a fresh look on the vast culture that thrives here.
This is a grouping of events that our staff has handpicked in order to allow readers/potential attendees a chance to see and experience the things that we enjoy doing in our spare time. Hence the name "Colorado Culture Approved."

Colorado Culture Approved 12/11 - 12/17

Colorado Culture Approved 12/11 - 12/17

In years' past we've tweaked the format of this weekly events list based on who was writing it.  It's gone from a comprehensive list of everything going on at every venue along the Front Range over any given week, all the way to a select few events that we felt would deliver a unique cultural experience.  Going forward, it's going to become a bit of a hybrid on a week to week basis, depending on what is actually on the docket.  With the holidays being here (and the fact that we literally gave you some ideas for holiday activities a mere two days ago), this week we're sticking with the shows.  And not all of them, just the can't miss ones.  Weeks like this make you want to have the ability to be multiple places at once, and although that's commonplace here in Denver, it doesn't make the FOMO any less real.  Don't sleep on any of these shows if you can help it, and we'll see you out there party people. 

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Alt-Christmas

Alt-Christmas

Everybody knows about the prototypical Christmas activities to do around here: Blossoms of Light at the Botanic Gardens, ZooLights at the Denver Zoo, various Santa's workshops, going to a performance of The Nutcracker, skating rinks, etc.  Those are all well and good, but we're always looking to get into things that are a bit more off of the beaten path.  So here are a few suggestions to help get you into that Christmas spirit!  (Cover photo by J. Mimna Photography).

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Denver's Best Coffee

Denver's Best Coffee

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that the Ink! Coffee location in RiNo (I hate that acronym) has drawn much ire for their misguided attempt at marketing contained on the sign above.  So much so that tagging the storefront and bricking their windows has become more common than actually going there for coffee.  Regardless of their faux pas however, Ink! was never the best spot to get coffee in and around Denver anyway.  So if you're tiring of all the social activism and in need of a pick-me-up, here are some other LOCAL places who are proud to be part of their neighborhood where you can go to do just that - and some of them even serve booze too, so go ahead and take notes here Ink!  (NOTE: these are listed in no particular order). 

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Orange Blush

Orange Blush

At this point in the NFL season, I’ve completely run out of superlatives/excuses in regard to this iteration of the Denver Broncos.  Any time you’re mentioned in the same sentence as the Cleveland Browns says more than enough.  With that in mind, I ran across a Facebook post last week from Ring-of-Famer and Orange Crush lynchpin Karl Mecklenburg that described them perfectly (quote has been edited for clarity, any emphasis placed is mine):

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Decadon Remixes Illenium/Kerli

Decadon Remixes Illenium/Kerli

We first interviewed Decadon aka Donnie Miller a few years ago, when he was already making waves in the Denver scene with his heavy hitting brand of bass.  Since then, we've watched as Donnie has made some great strides, with some headlining shows under his belt here locally, as well as a few festival appearances to boot.  As 2017 comes to a close, he's looking to turn the corner and broaden his already sizeable audience even more.


 By now, most of you should already be familiar with another local producer making a name for himself: Illenium.  One thing is for certain, his musical style is a bit of a contrast to what Donnie is known for, which is why this flip is such a refreshing take on the original, as he's clearly broadening his repertoire here, and we can't wait to see what he's got in store for 2018.

 If you can't wait either, then mark your calendars for this date here at the Bluebird, and we'll see you on the rail. 

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