Denver Art Museum brings art and yoga together with "Union with the Divine"

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After taking a closer look at the art housed on the fifth floor of the Denver Art Museum, the Asian Art Association and museum planners started thinking. These galleries, home to the DAM's Asian and Indian folk art collections, contained many figures in yoga poses -- feet placed just so, hands in positions of intention. This observation led to the creation of "Union with the Divine: Art History of Yoga," set for Wednesday, March 12 -- a combination tour, lecture and yoga class based on the art.

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Wells Fargo Ski Cup showcases paralympic athletes this weekend at Winter Park

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Serving more than 3,000 amateur and professional athletes a year, Colorado's National Sports Center for the Disabled has been working with people with disabilities since 1970. Starting as a place for children with amputations to take ski lessons, the NSCD has grown into a training facility for some of the world's top Paralympic athletes. And this weekend, Winter Park host the 39th annual Wells Fargo Ski Cup, the organization's signature fundraiser and a showcase for these winter sports experts.

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Alex and Ani design Bronco bangle in time for Super Bowl XLVIII

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Photo courtesy of Alex and Ani
Wondering how to accessorize your Denver Broncos jersey for that big Super Bowl party on Sunday? Look no further than Rhode Island-based jewelers Alex and Ani, who have crafted a bracelet featuring the Denver Broncos logo -- and with the NFL's permission, which means no cranky cease-and-desist letters that the Denver Broncos legal team has been sending to businesses that use its "Broncos marks" without permission.

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How to survive Super Bowl XLVIII if you hate the Broncos or don't care about football

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Phillip Posten
I am at a loss for words.
I've kept my mouth shut on the topic of professional sports for most of my time as a writer. I don't even talk about how much I despise the majority of the culture that comes with it on Facebook (I save those complaints for Twitter). But I know I can't be the only one who suffers in silence this time of year. Denver is especially bad this January; I have seen the most unsuspecting of my friends become Broncos-outfitted zombies. My neighborhood -- which is basically a parking lot for Mile High Stadium at Sports Authority Field anyway -- becomes an idiot zone, as people drive up and down the street honking and screaming like lunatics. And don't even get me started on that bogus "nonprofit," the NFL. I work part-time for a nonprofit. The NFL being considered a nonprofit offends me.

Though I cannot escape the tide of putrid orange and blue that has temporarily washed away the IQs of my fellow citizens, I've come up with a list of ways to survive Super Bowl XLVIII -- even though you won't be able to fully escape its taint unless you leave the planet until February 3.

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Celebrate culture with these Mexican Independence Day events

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Kim Robards Dance.
Mexican Independence Day might take a lower profile than Cinco de Mayo here in Denver, but that doesn't mean our Latino community -- and the rest of the town -- doesn't kick up its heels for El Grito de la Independencia: Mexico's real independence day (as opposed to Cinco), which is traditionally celebrated on September 16. Here are a few ways to weigh in on the party.

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Lucha Libre & Laughs will make wrestling funny on purpose this Sunday

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Don-John Kulish
Featuring bouts of professional wrestling and stand-up comedy performances from local favorites Nate Balding, Brad Galli, Bobby Crane and Deacon Gray, Lucha Libre & Laughs, happening this Sunday, presents a strange hybrid of entertainment.

Hosted by everyone's second-favorite lounge lizard, the ribald Bobby Valentino, the main focus of the evening will be wrestling matches between both American wrestlers and lucha legends such as Golden Star, El Tecolote, Broke Back Billy, Arik Angel, Fuerza Chicanana and Joker Girl, with running color commentary throughout the night from comedians and wrestling fans Sam Tallent and Nathan Lund.

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Ten "sports" that you've probably never heard of, let alone played

Categories: Lists, Sports

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One of the games at Sunday Funday: Giant Jenga.
Every Sunday is a funday at Viewhouse Eatery Bar and Rooftop, and there's a good reason why: games like dunk tank and yard sports like corn hole and giant Jenga.

In the spirit of unusual sports and games -- that are typically only enjoyed with a drink in hand -- here is a list of ten "sports" you probably have never played. They're much more extreme than what you'll find at View House, so prepare yourself.

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- Sports nerds score with comedians -- even if I don't get the joke
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Video: Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox on the skills it takes to join the team

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Emilie Johnson
Watch TNT Maddox show off her skills below.
Height doesn't matter -- and neither do skill level or age, really. All that matters at the Harlem Globetrotters basketball clinic is that children bring their A-game. For the entire week, Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox, a Colorado native, and her fellow player Slick, have been hanging out in her home state to teach six- to 12-year-old children basketball, self-esteem and other life skills. Want to see those skills? Continue reading for our one-on-one video.

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- Colorado Springs native TNT Maddox on how she became a Harlem Globetrotter
- CU Basketball Gangnam style
- Five offbeat things to do this summer with kids


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Kalyn Heffernan on the thirtieth anniversary of the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp

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As frontwoman for Wheelchair Sports Camp, Kalyn Heffernan is a busy emcee: Her band is currently on tour with Flobots and, from the road, the musician has been organizing a benefit show for the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp.

Celebrating its thirtieth year in 2013, the week-long camp -- from which Heffernan's band took its name -- is the only free program of its kind for kids in wheelchairs. A participant and eventually a counselor at the camp for more than a decade, Heffernan wanted to find a way raise money for the summer program -- and so this Sunday, June 16, at Casselman's, the Colorado Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp benefit concert will do just that. Wheelchair Sports Camp (the band) will be joined by Ian Cooke and the 303 Children's Choir, puppet band Ramekin Liquid Love, Dino Squad and Rubedo for a day of music.

In advance of Sunday's concert, Heffernan talked to Westword about how the Colorado Jr. Wheelchair Sports Camp came into her life, and the opportunities it provides for kids like her in the community.

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- Kalyn Heffernan and Wheelchair Sports Camp on the cover of this week's Village Voice
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- Kalyn Heffernan on rockin' the mike and making people think twice


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Win tickets to see the Rockies on Opening Day! (updated with winner)

Categories: Contests, Sports

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Via the Rockies' Facebook page
Update: Congratulations, Jestacy! You have won two tickets to see the Rockies today. Check your email for details on how to claim them.

Original post: Despite the incessant weather changes, summer is officially on its way. And with those warm days come hot dogs, cheap seats and sunscreen while watching America's favorite past time. Show and Tell can help you out with that: We've got two tickets to give away to the Rockies' game against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on Friday, April 5 -- that's opening day! And they can be yours with a quick comment. Continue reading for details on how to snag them.

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- Best of Denver 2013 -- Best Rockie: Carlos Gonzalez
- The Rockies' last stand -- again
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