The course itself carries on that fun vibe, too. Winding through city streets and local parks, the 5K route is dotted with hydration stations that dole out hot chocolate. Holiday music, a giant Santa inflatable, and snow blowers help to set
Originally opened in 1927, the Genesee Theatre slowly deteriorated over the course of the century until its closing in 1989. But starting in 2001, a $23 million cash infusion from the city allowed 120 volunteers to restore the theater to its Gilded Age splendor. Its elegant trappings include authentic wall fabrics, an exact replica of the original marquee, and a 2,200-pound chandelier that gently spotlights the grand lobby and every audience member passing underneath to show how everyone is a star if you really think about it.
Tony Bennett, the preeminent singer’s singer, gifts audiences with the smoothness of his showmanship and golden voice, crooning the tunes that epitomized American music in a very special evening at the historic Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Effortlessly charming the pantaloons off the greatest generation, melting the scowls of the MTV generation, and filling the coldly logical robot generation with joy, Tony will smile-sing through his canon of dependable torch songs and big-band swingers. Tony’s musical magic has endured for more than half a century due to his graceful voice and boyish manner. Floating with Tony on this enchanting night, daughter Antonia Bennett joins her papa for swooping duets, proving that the apple doesn’t fall far from the larynx.
The take-home pedicure kits at The Denver Nail Lounge are more than a nice perk; they also help the staff uphold the highest level of sanitation and safety. By equipping clients with their own set of files, buffers, and toe separators—as well as disinfecting all tools—techs are able to divert their attention from worrying about cleanliness to getting lost in the salon’s line of pampering pedicures. This comfort has the added benefit of creating a friendly rapport between clients and technicians, allowing them to chat, laugh, and gossip about weather reports during gel manicures and brow waxes.
In addition to harboring safe practices, the salon’s interior creates a festive vibe with hot-pink pedicure thrones, bright orange pillows, and shelves boasting a kaleidoscopic rainbow of OPI polishes.
More than 70 U.S. government officials, including the current speaker of the house, have visited CELL Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab since its 2008 opening. Their appearances are a testament to the nonpartisan museum's comprehensive overview of domestic and international terrorism, all developed by prominent counterterrorism experts. The exhibit delves into topics ranging from terrorism's history and media coverage to terrorists' methods, and is home to artifacts including a piece of wreckage from the World Trade Center that stands above a memorial to 9/11. They also engage museum-goers' noodles throughout with interactive stations that quiz them on their new findings. Beyond being informative, the exhibits are also aesthetically alluring, having been designed by Academy- and Emmy-award-winning artists.
The self-guided exhibit isn't the only way CELL strives to educate the public about terrorism and the ways it can be prevented. CELL's events include quarterly symposiums in which experts and government officials gather to discuss security and counterterrorism issues. Part of its Community Awareness Program, CELL's free classes inform citizens about the constitutional methods they can employ to help prevent terrorist activities.
Voodoo Comedy Playhouse’s resident yuksters split sides four days a week, oscillating between stand-up acts, improv shows, and celebrity impersonation revues. On Saturday nights, The Fine Gentlemen’s Club opens its stately gates for a retinue of solo joke-tellers, lobbing laugh-bombs at audiences still crooning choruses from Hit and Run’s Friday night musical improv. Chuckling companions may also rain roses on Makeshift Shakespeare’s all-male cadre of bard-minded barnstormers, who deftly fuse the rich, florid prose of Shakespeare with a soupçon of gut-busting improv. Alternatively, guests can opt for a late-night lark at the Divalicious Cabaret, which raucously parades the spitting images of such fetching celebrities as Cher, Beyoncé, and Snuffaluffagus. Suds and spirits from a full-service bar irrigate arid laugh lairs as performers tread the boards beneath Voodoo’s pristine, ultramodern theater set-up.