WEEKEND IN DENVER: Photo exhibit takes on Colorado’s Colfax crush

W hat we know about Colorado’s famed Colfax Avenue:

–The RTD 15 bus is by far the most entertaining ride in Colorado (other than your lover).

–East Colfax in Denver houses the Bluebird Theater, a gritty venue that rivals most in Denver, per me.

–West Colfax in Denver has a sketchy bathhouse (all ears, John Travolta?) the Big Bunny Motel (used to be Bugs Bunny but the pay-by-the-hour shack got sued by Warner Bros.) and the Mexican Disneyland we dub Casa Bonita.

— The stretch from Colorado Avenue to Broadway makes bar hopping a favorite sport. Wear adult diapers.

–“Playboy” has called Colfax “the longest, wickedest street in America.”

Needless to say, Colfax Avenue has some history.

Fitting that the McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, (hey, the Nuggets used to play there!) is hosting and all-photography show Traveling Route 40: Celebrating the Character of Colfax Avenue.

The traveling show will make its way around the area (visit 40westarts.org for all locations), through the end of April with more than 50 pieces on display.

Info: Thursdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning today and running through April 21; free

‘Loveline’ resurrected

Remember “Loveline” on MTV?

Us either. (Out of the closet, Fantz.) Fine. I remember. Shhh.

Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew Pinsky hosted this call-in sex show on MTV in the ’90s. They just answered questions while seated on a couch and told callers the same kind of horseshit I do in my “Fantz in Your Pants” column (runs Tuesdays in the Daily, thanks for reading pals).

Saturday Adam Carolla is reuniting with Dr. Drew for a “Loveline” Reunion Tour at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver.

You can see the famed “Celebrity Rehab” doc chat up all things loooooove with that raspy Fran Dresher dude.


(Maybe don’t ask Dr. Drew about Mindy McCready.)

As a bonus, Carolla will visit Applejack Wine & Spirits, 3320 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge (303-233-3331), Saturday from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. promoting his new sangria (um, what?), Mangria. (He’s a man, baby.)

He’ll be singing bottles and hopefully consuming them. Take it easy, buddy, gotta get to the Paramount by 8 p.m. or your glass slipper will turn into a Colfax hooker.

Info: Saturday at 8 p.m.; paramountdenver.com; $34.50-$49.50

Art for lunch

I can’t remember my first lunch box, but I know there was a Thundercats one in there somewhere. Probably a Care Bears one too.

Those little tin/plastic things we brought to school that kept our ham and cheese sandwiches from seeing broad daylight also acted as our fashion accessories.

From “Boy Meets World” to “Star Wars” to “E.T.,” we wore our boxes with pride. (Oh stop it, pervs.)

Blue Dot Studio, 209 Kalamath St., Unit 3, Denver, is hosting an exhibit Paileontology: Vintage Lunchbox Art this weekend. More than 150 boxes will be on display, spanning decades and pimping the vintage. Tonight is First Friday in the Santa Fe Arts district over there, so be sure to pop into Blue Dot and check out the unique display.

Info: Today from 5:30-10 p.m.; Saturday from noon-3 p.m.

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