Westword@denverwestword

The voice of Denver since 1977.

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Relaxing at Artsweek #wwstreetteam


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Calling all music lovers AND BBQ lovers! The Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Festival, a great fundraiser for Denver Habitat for Humanity, takes place this Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Citizens Park in Edgewater. Learn more and get tickets at bluesnbbq.com || #bluesandbbq #coloradomusic #denverhabitat #ad


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If you missed your chance to shine at #westwordshow, be sure to book your next appointment today at @birchsalondenver! Offering extensions, highlights, color, cut, balayage and more...Birch Salon will have you shining in no time. vagaro.com/birchsalon || #birchsalondenver #ad


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For 110 years, Lakeside Amusement Park has been a landmark on the edge of Denver, and, this summer, Lakeside will get its first new ride in years: a Zyklon model steel roller coaster that may well give the classic 1940 wooden Cyclone a run for its money. Read more at westword.com. 📸: @jay.vollmar


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Mountain Air Ranch, the Colorado nudist club founded in 1935, celebrated #NationalNudeWeek with a series of events, including the fifth annual Body Art Festival on July 15. Although the weather was rainy, spirits stayed high...and the work of professional body-art painters on human canvases showed that sometimes, beauty is definitely skin deep. 📸: @303ken


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The saxophone-playing electronic-music producer @griz returned to Red Rocks on  July 13 and July 14, 2018. For more music photos, visit westword.com/slideshows. 📸: @aaron_thack


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The entertainment alone will be the taco the town at #wwtacolandia on August 19! From Lucha libres to piñata contests, plus music from @izcallirock and @mariachi_america you won’t want to miss a minute of it! Not to mention, all the tacos you can handle from 40+ taquerias! Get tickets at westwordtacolandia.com || #unlimitedtacos #tacos


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EatDenver invited Denverites to eat big on July 12 — and that's exactly what they did. This year's #BigEat served as the kickoff party for the weekend's #SlowFoodNations festival and also offered more vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options than ever before. 📸: @dlirettephoto


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"I immigrated here from Juarez, Mexico, and have struggled with creating personal relationships with heritage, culture, association and presentation. I often feel displaced within a society and a community that fails to accept the personal plight surrounded by marginalized optimism — but cannabis helps settle that to better create a safe space where I can foster self exploration and healing." Trail Blazers is a series of portraits by photographer Maria Levitov, spotlighting cannabis consumers from all walks of life. 📸: @marialevitov || #cannabiscommunity #trailblazers #immigration


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Westword’s digital marketing agency division, V Digital Services, takes home four Globee Awards, including a gold medal for having the most robust jobs growth in its category! READ MORE: www.vdigitalservices.com/v-digital-services-garners-four-globees || #Westword #VDigitalServices #Congratulations


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During a decade of owning his own restaurants, Troy Guard has learned that “location trumps all,” he says. And once you've chosen a location, then give the surrounding neighborhood what it wants to eat. In the case of Highland's FNG, as @denvercritic_eats says in her review, that's f'n good food. 📸: @dlirettephoto || #denvereats #restaurantreviews


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Heralded as "Denver's Living Room," Union Station is intended to serve all. But recent accounts of abuse, harassment and intimidation at the transportation hub raise the question: Is that living room welcoming to all? Visit westword.com/news for more. 📸: @kenziebruce_photo


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