West 35th Ave. Neighborhood Bikeway presents final designs

NORTH DENVER — Denver’s population continues to explode a focus on alternative transportation modes continues to accelerate. Bicyclists are a key area of concern as traffic increases and safety decreases. Since 2015 “Denver Moves,” the City and County of Denver’s Bicycle and Walking Action Plan, called for 270 new miles of bicycle facilities, including a future […]

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Lost & Found Productions presents: 4 X’Mas

HIGHLAND — Lost & Found Productions is proud to present the final show in their inaugural season, ‘4 X’Mas’ by George Cameron Grant. Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM from December 9 through 17, with a Sunday Matinee on December 18 at 2:30 PM and weeknight evening performances on December 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM. All performances will be at The Bug Theatre at 3654 Navajo Street in Denver. Tickets are $ 15 in advance and $ 20 at the door with group discounts available for groups of 6 or more.  Tickets and additional information is available online at www.LostandFoundProductions.net

Join Lost & Found Productions for a holiday treat you’ll never forget! Enjoy four different holiday stories unlike anything you’ve seen before. From a couple who rekindles their love at an office party to Kris Kringle’s annual visit to a Jewish nursing home and even a story told from the point of view of the holiday decorations themselves – this holiday offering has it all. 

‘4 X’Mas’ features four stories: ‘The Office Party’ tells the story of a couple who meet at a holiday office party, rekindling a love affair that leads to an unresolved third-person triangle. ‘Santa’s Clara’ is about a fired department store Santa who meets a teenage runaway and helps her in more ways than she expected. Then, enjoy ‘The First Noel’ – the story of a hungry, homeless woman and her annual trip to the site of her childhood home. It will be followed by ‘Balls,’ a hilarious look at the holidays as told from the point of view of the holiday ornaments. The final piece in the line-up is ‘Santa Comes to the King David’ and features the story of a man who plays Kris Kringle every year for a Jewish nursing home. 

Lost & Found is proud to support four female directors for this piece: Deb Flomberg, Allison Learned, Katie Mangett & Elizabeth Neuhauser. Join us at the Bug Theatre for an evening of comedy, drama and unforgettable holiday magic!

‘4 X’Mas’ features the talents of  Xandra Prestia-Turner, Todd Black, Mike Moran, Linda Button, Suzanna Wellens, Linda Swanson-Brown, Greg West, Allison Learned and Jackson Learned.

Lost & Found Productions Presents: 4 X’Mas
By George Cameron Grant
December 9 through 22, 2016
$ 15 in advance/$ 20 at the door
$ 13 for groups of 6 or more in advance only

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Su Teatro presents Joaquin’s Christmas

Holidays are always special at Su Teatro and this year will be no exception. Joaquin’s Christmas, an old favorite, returns to the stage. This family classic is set in Pueblo, Colorado in 1955 and features 7-year-old Joaquin, enduring tough times with his Papa out on strike against evil Mr. Van Rich-n-Wealthy. Can a cigar-smoking, talking dog named Angel and a magical Abuela (Grandmother) make this a very Merry Christmas?

Joaquin’s Christmas first performed in 1975

Written and directed by Anthony J. Garcia, Joaquin’s Christmas was conceived after a request from a pastor/director from the Denver Inner City Parish for a children’s Christmas play. Garcia’s understanding of the community and his own childhood, were the inspirations for a play that bucked the traditional and commercialized version of the holiday season. Complete with a magical grandmother, talking dog, evil influences, and a loving mom and dad, Joaquin’s Christmas is the perfect anecdote to the commercialization that families face. What matters, in the end, is the family and friends that love you.

Joaquin’s Christmas began as a agit-prop theatrical production that was written to show the difficulties experienced by working-class families trying to make ends meet during the holidays while rich corporations and their owners feasted on food and drink. Two mimes told the story using a hand-made story-board. The play became an annual event with all the characters coming to life on stage. Music and special effects were added to create a heartwarming, funny, and irreverent holiday production. Joaquin’s Christmas, is the kind of holiday outing for the family that will provide plenty of opportunity to talk about the true meaning of Christmas and the holidays.

Su Teatro holiday Traditions

The holidays spent at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center are always special with music, treats, and a holiday market set up just for our audiences. Located along the delightful Santa Fe Arts District, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center becomes the warm, inviting, and home-like atmosphere we yearn for during the holidays. Come spend time during the holidays with Su Teatro and the characters of Joaquin’s Christmas.

Joaquin’s Christmas runs December 1 – 18 at Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver CO. Curtain for evening performances is at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices vary with special discounts throughout the run and can be purchased online www.suteatro.org, by phone 303-296-0219, or at the Box Office.

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St. Dominic Parish presents 4th annual Highlands Octoberfest

WEST HIGHLAND — St. Dominic Parish celebrates its 4th annual Highlands Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 15 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm at the St. Dominic’s Church parking lot located on the corner of Federal and 29th Ave. St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest is a neighborhood beer festival focused on highlighting and promoting local businesses, local musicians, local breweries, and local food. Last year was the event’s biggest Oktoberfest yet, with over 1,200 neighbors and friends in attendance.

St. Dominic’s stages this annual event to introduce residents, businesses, and other neighborhood entities to each other in a spirit of true community building.

“Oktoberfest is our parish’s way of saying ‘we are here—you are welcome,’” states Fr. Wesley Dessonville, Parochial Vicar at St. Dominic Parish. “It began as a passion project by our growing young adult’s group and has transformed into a massive celebration of the Highlands and its ever-changing spirit, of which St. Dominic’s has served as a cornerstone for more than 125 years. It is also simply a fun opportunity to harken back to the religious roots of beer, allowing many of our parishioners and Dominicans to create a collaborative craft brew specifically for the occasion.”

St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest will feature taps from local breweries, including Diebolt Brewing, Factotum Brew House, Joyride Brewing Company, Call to Arms Brewing Company, Goldspot Brewing Company, and Little Machine Beer. Also on tap will be a singular St. Dominic’s “ALE-LELUIA!” Belgian Blonde, brewed by several St. Dominic parishioners and Br. Brent Bowen, O.P. in collaboration with Factotum Brew House.

Additional highlights of St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest include food from Prosit Fine Beers and Sausages and The Noshery, and live music entertainment from Isabella Daily, Jim Ehrlich and the Polka Mates, Josh Moorhead & The Guestlist sponsored by Highlands Animal Clinic, and a very special tribute concert honoring the memory of the beloved North Denver native musician Jimmy Trujillo by The Jimmy Trujillo Band featuring The Mood Express, sponsored by KUVO. A robust silent auction, beanbag toss, and bicycle valet by SloHi Bike Co. will round out the adult fun.

Families of all ages are welcome at St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest. Pumpkin painting activities, playground equipment, and root beer floats will be available for children in the interactive Kid’s Corner, and Denver Fire Station 12 will be onsite with their interactive fire truck display.

St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest is generously sponsored by KUVO, Joyride Brewing Company, Highlands Animal Clinic, Sloan’s Lake Dental, and RE/MAX.


Admission is free. Beer and food tickets can be purchased at the door. Limited edition commemorative St. Dominic’s Oktoberfest tulip glasses, underwritten by Joyride Brewing Company, will be available for presale in September for $ 20 and will include four pours with purchase. Depending on availability, glasses will be available for $ 25 on the day of the event.

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Nostalgic Homes presents the Jewels of Highland Home Tour

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HIGHLANDS ­— Experience a look at Denver’s rich past with the return of the annual Jewels of Highland Home Tour, presented by Nostalgic Homes. Tour guests will experience historic homes never before open to the public. The home voyeurs paradise is on Saturday, October 1 from Noon to  4 pm.
The 2016 Tour features eight Vintage Grand Dames in the Potter Highlands neighborhood of NW Denver. Come see Queen Anne Victorians, Denver Squares, Craftsman Bungalows and experience a “Hard-Hat” tour of the current progress of the Historic Italianate, The Bosler House, that has been a constant source of press and intrigue in Highland Park. In addition, this year’s tour will include a tour of North High School’s landmark 1911 building led by one of the architects who worked on the $ 35 million 2010-11 renovation.
As an added bonus, aside from the history and grandeur of the homes, a celebration of life tribute to one of our own local treasures, and North High’s ultimate mascot, Wally Ginn (who passed away on August 21, 2016), will precede the tour at North from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Start your Jewels of Highland home tour with a tour of the heart and mind of a man who played a gigantic role in the face of North Denver. The celebration will be held at North High School, offering a perfect segue into picking up your tickets and touring the school before you hit the Highlands in search of the past that informs our present.
Tickets are $ 25 and $ 20 for seniors in advance, $ 30 day of tour. Tour check-in on tour day – October 1st is at North High School. Please visit www.jewelsofhighlands.com for more information or to purchase tickets. They are also available at Nostalgic Homes at 32nd & Newton in Highland Square. 100% of the tour proceeds benefit Skinner Middle School, a Denver Public School serving Northwest Denver students since 1922.
Here’s a Snap Shot of this year’s Jewels of Highlands Home Tour
3701 Eliot – Grand 2 Story Bungalow in Historic Potter Highlands
2453 W. 35th – Extraordinary Victorian with Outstanding Addition
3349 Decatur – 3 Story Red Brick Queen Anne Victorian with Turret In Historic Potter Highlands – special bonus see the Tremendous Urban Garden!
3361 Decatur – Quintessential 3 Story Victorian In Historic Potter Highlands
2555 W. 34th Ave – Handsome 2 Story Denver Square on Corner Lot In Potter Highlands
3353 Bryant – Splendid Red Brick 2 Story Victorian Decorated In High Style in Potter Highlands
3060 W. 32nd Ave – Regal Denver Square, On Highland Park
3209 W. Fairview Place – The Bosler Mansion, “Hard Hat Tour” Come see the remarkable in progress renovation of this Italianate on Highland Park!

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