Twelve Best Fashion Events in Denver in February 2015

Categories: Events, Fashion

Photo courtesy of Mondo Guerra
We may be in the heart of winter, but Denver's fashion scene will blossom in February. From trunk shows to pop-up shops, from boutique sales to fashion shows, here are the top twelve fashion events in the next month, in chronological order.

See also: The Seven Best Fashion Events in Denver in January

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Denver Tool Library Will Open in February After Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Categories: Crowdfunding

A Small Print Shop
Denver Tool Library T-shirt design by a Small Print Shop
Dreams are about to come true for Denverites with DIY projects on hold: The Denver Tool Library is less than a month away from opening its doors at 555 Santa Fe Drive. "It's sort of a swept-up feeling to realize we've come this far," says Denver Tool Library founder Sarah Steiner. "Coming out of this crowdfunding campaign. we have volunteers on board that actually care about this idea."

See also: Denver Tool Library Kicks Off Crowdfunding Campaign

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Banking On Colorado Hosts a Public Banking Conference on Saturday

Categories: Activism, Events

Banking on Colorado
According to Banking on Colorado, public banks should "support Main Street, not Wall Street" -- by putting people in charge of how their money is used. At tomorrow's Public Banking Conference, national speakers Ellen Brown, Nomi Prins, Mike Krauss and Gwen Hallsmith will discuss how taking our finances into our hands can help local economies.

See also: The Mayday Experiment: Tiny House, Big Complications on the Road to Simplicity

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The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in February

Categories: Events, Lists

There's no finer date movie than Shaun of the Dead.
February is upon us, and geeks have a lot more than Valentine's Day to look forward to. In this month's 28 short days, we've got local sci-fi authors and comics creators releasing new books, a gaming convention and even some delightfully geeky musical options lined up. No matter how you like to get your geek on, you'll find something to enjoy in this list of ten of February's best geek events.

See also: I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost(busters Remake)

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Gallery Sketches: Three New Shows in Denver and Boulder for January 30-February 1

Categories: Visual Arts

Robbie Rowlands, sketch for site-specific installation for Substrate, at BMoCA, 2014.
This weekend's gallery slate includes transformations of place, fanciful collaborations and an artist-curated pop-up, and wraps up a great month of shows. Keep reading for a look at what's on the walls...and the floors.

See also: 10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (Six Free!), January 30-February 1

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From Felicity to Foxy Brown, Five Colorado Actresses Who Made Their Name in Hollywood

Categories: Film and TV

20th Century Fox Television
Melissa Benoist's career is about to blast off faster than a speeding bullet.

Melissa Benoist, Littleton native and Arapahoe High grad, is flying high after being cast as the lead in the new CBS Supergirl series from executive producer Greg Berlanti (CW's Arrow, The Flash). Benoist was already on cloud nine, having spent two seasons on Fox's hit Glee and landing a plum part in the Oscar-nominated film Whiplash, but her role in DC Comic's new spotlight on Superman's famed cousin may finally launch her into the stratosphere.

Where she'll find several other actresses who also got their start in Colorado.

See also: Oscars 2011: Amy Adams' High School Yearbook Photo

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Professional Gamers Will Battle for $15,000 at Clutch Con This Weekend

Categories: Games

Courtesy of Clutch Gaming Arena
An artist's mock-up of Clutch Con.
Last weekend, French professional Counterstrike players LDLC beat out seven other teams from across Europe and the Americas at X Games Aspen, raking in $25,000 for their win. This weekend, some of those opponents will continue the fight at Clutch Con, a convention and high-stakes video-game tournament at the Crowne Plaza DIA.

Organized by Arvada's Clutch Gaming Arena in partnership with Major League Gaming, Clutch Con lingered in the planning stage for nearly two years. According to Justin Moskowitz, one of Clutch's co-owners, the X Games' move to include professional gaming in this year's lineup was what finally convinced them to take the plunge.

See also: New Colorado Video Games Got a Chance to Shine at the Denver Indie Games Expo

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10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (Six Free!), January 30-February 1

Categories: Things To Do

Danielle Lirette
It's Super Bowl weekend, which is cool, except for the fact that our boys in orange and blue won't be there. And after last year's Super Bowl, taking in a game featuring the Seattle Seahawks is like watching your ex-girlfriend go on a bunch of Tinder dates. To take your mind off of that image, we've found plenty of things to do, including getting drunk on timeless beer, dancing with international divas and breaking the ice, just to name a few. If we forgot anything, let us know in the comments section, and make sure to check the Westword calendar, so you don't miss anything.

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Review: DU's Faculty Triennial Shows How Vital Teachers Are to Colorado's Art Scene

Categories: Art Review

Vicki Myhren Gallery
"Battle of the Little Big Horn, Finale," by Edie Winograde, color photo.

2015 Faculty Triennial
Vicki Myhren Gallery
2121 East Asbury Avenue

Over the past decade, Dan Jacobs, the director of the University of Denver's Vicki Myhren Gallery, has built an impressive exhibition roster and presented one interesting show after another. In his related if distinct role as the curator of DU's art collection, Jacobs has also endeavored to document the various ways in which this private institution has been a key force in the art world around here.

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Lauren A. Wright

Courtesy of Lauren Wright
Lauren Wright exploring Mark Mothersbaugh's postcard sketches at MCA Denver.
#39: Lauren A. Wright

Though 2015 Biennial of the Americas artistic director Lauren A. Wright is a hometown girl, she spent nearly a decade abroad in the United Kingdom, where she explored international trends in art as a curator for Turner Contemporary and also worked on special projects for Tate Modern and other respected overseas institutions. She's returned to Denver with a double-edged purpose: to bring both a global spectrum and a hometown sense of community involvement to the Biennial. We asked Wright to introduce herself to Denver by answering the 100CC questionnaire, which follows.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Cecily Cullen

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