“Have you ever thought about Mars...like, ever?” That’s just one of the many spacey questions routinely asked of the public by Julia DeMarines, the...
"Everything that I do, I think I do for fifteen-year-old me — when I didn't know about culture or anything," says artist, musician, writer (and fri...
After an uncertain hiatus, The Narrators is back in a new location and will once again feature local writers, comedians and musicians who are brave...
Free fun isn't hard to find in Denver this week: You can learn about Jewish culture at the Mizel Museum, catch a zany improv show, or serenade a bar crowd at karaoke. Share more free events in our co... More »
Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, w... More »
May the 4th be with you! Over the weekend, local fans celebrated Star Wars Day at Deer Pile with a costume party so fun even a few Trekkies showed their faces. Continue reading for a few highlights fr... More »
Good things sometimes come in small packages, and that's certainly the case with Westword MasterMind Johnny Morehouse's long-running Five Minute Film Fest, a showcase of short shorts that pack a lot o... More »
Just because Star Wars inspired the name, don’t make the mistake of thinking the geeky goodness of May the Fourth Be With You stops with George Lucas’s saga of a galaxy far, far away. If it’s got a robot, a spaceship or an alien, it’s fair game... More »
Onus Spears, local character and a man of the people, is also an avid fan of Denver's writers, musicians, comics, artists and poets, on whom he bestows lots of love at Rawlitix, the intimate live talk and variety show he hosts monthly at the Deer Pile. In a casual, salon-like, house-party atmosphere, Spears, a born yakker, focuses on people who don't necessarily spend time in the spotlight; like any good talk show, each installment features live music and comedy, tied together by a guest... More »
Disappointed by open-mic nights at bars frequented by judgmental drunk dudes, writer Erica Adams and artist/musician Sara Century created Baby Hair, a monthly night at Deer Pile that encourages queer and female artists to step on stage. Unlike open mics that center on just comedy or poetry, Baby Hair is more free-form: On any given second Tuesday, artists perform everything from narrated text-message conversations to PowerPoint presentations about psychedelic mushrooms, all in a safe... More »
Tucked into the artist studios above City, O'City, the Deer Pile is the latest venture in the Dan Landes empire, which stretches from vegetarian restaurants to a resort in Mexico to an urban farm in Lakewood. The Deer Pile -- named after an inexplicable mural of a giant pile of deer -- is devoted to showcasing a wide variety of programs, everything from late-night comedy to (quieter) concerts, lectures and the like. The emphasis is often on countercultural topics, and admission is... More »
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