Women’s March on Colorado returns for 2018 with a year’s worth of experience and fuel for the fire

The Women’s March kicked off seven consecutive Saturdays of protests in Denver and set the tone for 2017. This year already feels different.

Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Civic Center Park is filled during the Women’s March on Denver. Jan. 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

On the 21st day of 2017 — 74 days after the 2016 presidential election and one day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration — hundreds of thousands of people in cities across the country took to the streets for a Women’s March. More than 100,000 of those marchers were in Denver.

It kicked off seven consecutive Saturdays of protests in Denver and set the tone for a year that saw, unfailingly, demonstrations at just about every political and social flashpoint in 2017.

On Jan. 20, 2018, the Women’s March returns for a second round. It’s difficult to predict whether the crowd will reach last year’s enormous size, but the feeling among organizers and activists is that the energy is still there — but it has different jobs to do this year.


Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 18-21

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? Here’s a big, curated list of options in arts and entertainment, food and drink, causes, sports and more!

National Western Stock Show tea time at the Brown Palace. Jan. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) brown palace; stock show; animals; cow; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
National Western Stock Show tea time at the Brown Palace. Jan. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s that time of year. You know, the one where some large, fancy creatures fart around a large, fancy hotel.

Also, other things are happening.


How not to get scammed buying tickets for “Hamilton” in Denver, and how the DCPA fights the scammers

Don’t get Scamiltoned.

Solea Pfeiffer, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Amber Iman as the Schuyler sisters in the "Hamilton" National Tour. (Photo: Joan Marcus)
Solea Pfeiffer, Emmy Raver-Lampman and Amber Iman as the Schuyler sisters in the “Hamilton” National Tour. (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Tickets to see the touring production of “Hamilton” in Denver go on sale Jan. 22.

On Jan. 10, I found a post on my neighborhood Nextdoor that worried me: “Hamilton for mountain house!”

A woman was searching for “Hamilton” tickets so she could take her son, a super fan. She offered to pay full price and add in a weekend at her Breckenridge home for “anyone who is willing to give-up their ticket.”

Of course, no one has tickets yet, and anyone who led her to believe so is either mistaken or lying.


Where’s Denver’s best coffee shop? Only four shops remain in our bracket!

Four Denver coffee shops remain: Corvus Coffee Roasters, Huckleberry Roasters, The Denver Bicycle Café and Crema Coffee. Which will make it to the last round?

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Here it is, Denver — the second-to-last round of the Mile High Coffee Quest.

We’ve been through three tense rounds of voting to get here. The matchups get closer with each passing round, and some favorites have fallen. But four Denver coffee shops remain: Corvus Coffee Roasters, Huckleberry Roasters, The Denver Bicycle Café and Crema Coffee.