The Ten Best Film Events in September in Denver

Categories: Film and TV

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The Godfather
September will be a busy month for Denver film enthusiasts.

Denver movie lovers should invest in some eye drops and caffeine pills and brace themselves for a nonstop month of cinematic bliss. To get a sense of just how much is going on, consider all the festivals that deserve mention yet didn't make this list: The Southern Colorado Film Festival, Trindie Fest, the Breckenridge Festival of Film, the Crested Butte Film Festival, Moondance International Film Festival, Aspen Film Festival and even the Bow Wow Film Festival -- a series of films about dogs.

So get ready to gorge on popcorn and watch movies till your eyes bleed. Here are this month's top ten movie events.

See also: Ten best Denver movie theaters for catching a summer blockbuster


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Night Job is the Synthesis of Day-To-Day Grind and Dealing With the Man

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Tom Murphy
Some of the artists of Night Job (left to right): Jamie Knowlton, Heidi Kleder and Kat Salvaggio.

Night Job is a collective show featuring artists who represent a young, working-class, art class perspective united by a sensibility that combines urban grit, an ineffable dream-like quality and an almost haunted yearning for connection with the essence of life. The work also embodies a blend of seeming thematic opposites that complement one another.

The artists include Heidi Kleder, Kit Ramsey, Kat Salvaggio, Jamie Knowlton and Tacoma Washington, and their media range from pen and ink drawings tomixed media painting to Intaglio prints and photographs. Night Job opens at Europa Coffee House at 7 p.m. on September 4 with a free taco bar; it runs through the month. We sat down with Knowlton, who set up the show, Kleder and Salvaggio to discuss what the name represents and why Knowlton wanted to include artists who rarely display their work.


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The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in September

Categories: Events, Lists

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RoboCop!
School's back in session -- bad news for the young, great news for parents -- and fall is almost here. The end of summer is always a little heartbreaking, but even as the weather cools, the geek scene is just heating up. September is full of great geeky things for Denverites to do, from classic geek films to the region's premier anime convention; here are ten of the best.

See also: A Noob Nerd in Doctor Who's Domain

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There's Lots to See at Union Station -- and "Winter Crossing" Could Soon Join the Lineup

Categories: Art

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The art at Union Station has been one of the surprise hits of the $54 million renovation project. The building holds more than 600 pieces of art, a collection so extensive that the Crawford Hotel, which fills the upper three floors, has both an electronic and a published guide to the artwork so that you can take your own self-guided tour (pick it up at the Crawford Hotel desk). Sorry, the hotel-room displays are off limits to all but guests (although tours are offered twice a month), but there's still plenty to see in the public areas -- and the people-watching in the Great Hall alone -- billed as "Denver's living room" -- is worth the trip.

"I like to sit there and watch all the people," says developer Dana Crawford, the inspiration behind the hotel's name. "There's just every stripe, and everybody who walks in is having such a good time. If they haven't been there before, their jaws just drop. It just makes me so happy. It's civic theater."

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Photos of the restaurants of Union Station

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10 Things To Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), August 29-31

Categories: 10 for $10

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What? It's Labor Day weekend already! How did that happen? Hopefully, you got you summer's worth of events, culture, music, food and fun over the past twelve weeks or so, though. But just because the season is changing doesn't mean there's not more in store. This weekend, get your DILIGAF on at the biker rally, laugh until it hurts, or see a classic movie at the library. Tell everyone about other events in the comments section and visit the Westword calendar to see a complete list of happenings around town.

See also: The Denver Zoo Is Boosting Tickets By $2; How Do Other Top Denver Attractions Compare?


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A Noob Nerd in Doctor Who's Domain

Categories: Geek Speak

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The people have spoken, and I have listened. Last week, I implored you, the readers, to help me set my path for the immediate future. I offered up a menu of four well-liked and respected science-fiction series -- Doctor Who, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Farscape and Battlestar Galactica -- and asked you to choose which I would watch. You chose, and I listened. And your choice was...

Doctor Who (wait, the picture and headline gave it away, didn't it? Damn it.)

See also: Battlestar Galactica? Doctor Who? Where Will My Nerddom Take Me Next?

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Andrew Hoffman

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Andrew Hoffman at work.
#60: Andrew Hoffman

Artist, art director, illustrator and teacher Andrew Hoffman crosses the line between graphic design and fine art with ease, creating ads and abstract paintings, and mentoring young artists along the way. How do things look to Hoffman, a new model of artist in a corporate world, as he hip-hops between disciplines? Check out his 100CC questionnaire for answers.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Josh Hartwell

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Suitsupply Thinks Denver Men Are Ready to Look Good This Fall

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Suitsupply in Cherry Creek
Suitsupply, a super-hip men's suit store in Cherry Creek North, is specializing in tailoring and style for its upcoming fall collection, in stores next month. Suitsupply is an Amsterdam-based company with dozens of stores in Europe; over the last few years, it's spread to the United States. Earlier this year it opened its seventh U.S. store at 299 Detroit Street in Denver -- which means this city got the high-quality brand before L.A., San Francisco, Dallas or Miami. One of the reasons the company put the store here was the online purchasing habits of Denverites: Sales here through its website were high, showing that Denver wanted a store such as Suitsupply.

See also: Armitage & McMillan, a New Menswear Shop

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Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Josh Hartwell

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#61: Josh Hartwell

The talented Josh Hartwell works with some of the region's best and most creative independent theater companies -- Curious Theatre, Boulder Ensemble Theatre and Buntport Theater, to name a few -- as both actor and director, but he's also an accomplished and award-winning playwright with a new play, Dylan Went Electric, about to premiere in September at Miners Alley Playhouse.

In addition to showcasing live local musicians in the show in keeping with the playwright's own devotion to the music world, Dylan will continue its contemporary groove by including an onstage bar that audience members can frequent during the intermission. How does such a busy man keep all his theatrical chickens in a row? Learn more from his answers to the 100CC questionnaire.

See also: Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Buntport Theater

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The Denver Zoo Is Boosting Tickets By $2; How Do Other Top Denver Attractions Compare?

Categories: Tourism

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As the cost to feed and care for its animals rises, the Denver Zoo will be asking a City Council committee to allow it to raise the general admission price by $2, which would put the cost of admittance at $17. If it is approved, this would be the first price increase at the Zoo since 2012. But where does the Zoo rank among other other hot spots for families and tourists? We surveyed ten top attractions to find out.

See also: Broncos are popular animals at the Denver Zoo


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