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7th Year of Mixed Taste Begins Friday at MCA!

Denver by the Slice was in the audience of 12 people at the very first Mixed Taste Tag Team Lecture in 2004. That was at The Lab in Belmar. Created by Adam Lerner, now the Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, 15th and Delgany in LoDo. We can all be glad that he brought this series with him to our neighborhood! Mixed Taste pairs two 30-minute lectures from experts on entirely diverse subjects. And,…

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Weekend Assignment: Pick Your Table!

So it might be rainy out this weekend, but you can still think about your favorite Downtown patio table. Denver by the Slice wants to know what you like. We have some favorites and you probably do, too. For instance, just about any of the high tables on the Wynkoop Brewery’s Wynkoop porch provide a perfest perch for Friday evening people watching. Not to mention good beer. Rumor has it that in about a week…

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Let’s Ban Bagpipes Blaring Between Buildings!

There’s a time and a place for everything. Bagpipes, for instance. They sound fine in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They sound appropriate marching through a crowded McCormick’s on the same day. Limit one!Bagpipes sound marvelous every April at the St. John’s Episcopal “Kirchen o’ the Tartan” service in that huge gothically acoustic space. And, a bagpipe never sounded sweeter than the single piper emerging from dense fog one year at the Houston Open as a…

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Beach Gets Music, Deserves a Name!

We need to name the beach. Our own Downtown Beach. No, that’s not a good name. We are talking about the little spit of sand (when the water is low) that becomes overrun every warm weekend at Confluence Park. The season of Confluence Concerts, which starts this year on July 1, overlooks that beach. First the music. The Greenway Foundation presents a series of four outdoor/on the lawn concerts July 1, July 8, July 15…

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Walking with RTD and the Union Station Hole-in-the-Ground Gang!

From RTD this morning, an announcement that Walking Tours of the Union Station Redevelopment Project will be offered free to the public. This is a joint effort of DUSPA, USNC and RTD. If you know your acronyms, you know this is pretty much everyone involved in the massive project. The tours are at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 17, July 15, August 18, and September 16. One hour in length, they will focus on some of…

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Cheers! The Weekend has Arrived!

Activity and traffic Downtown last weekend were a little over the top. Parade, Baseball, Day of Rock, Art. All well and good…but did you notice how crowded (especially the Mall) it was? This weekend offers just as much opportunity to do things, but more on our side. No baseball (Rocks are in Arizona staying inside), no art fair (just the Chalk Art Festival at Larimer Square which assures us of at least one thunderstorm), no…

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