The Storm, The Turkey, Drag Brunch And Dance in Photos From The Week

November 29, 2019
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Joe Vetsch of Kansas City, Missouri, gets a push out of a snowbank by passersby on Grant Street in Denver Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Colorado was inundated by a November snowstorm.

They got 10 inches of snow in Boulder during Tuesday's storm, 24 in Meeker Park, 14 in Fort Collins, 10 in Westminster and 7 inches out at Denver International Airport. In Denver, folks mixed the struggle with some good times. -- Hart Van Denburg

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On Nordic skis, Matt Rembaum glides across York Street at 22nd into City Park, Denver.
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Dogs had a field day.
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Brendan Reimers owns Emage skate and snowboard shop on Platte Street in Denver. He opted to snowshoe to work.

Get Out, Get Out Now

The storm coincided with the busiest travel week of the year, and travelers rushed to Denver International Airport to get out of town before the snow. -- Sam Brash and Claire Cleveland.

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Kylie Smith of Chicago at left hoists her luggage at the Southwest Airlines check-in counter.
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Early evening crowds Monday at the DIA security checkpoint.
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As some travelers rush by, others try to get a handle on departure times.
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A quiet spot at baggage claim.

Teens Under Stress

Teens can watch TV, follow celebrities or read the news anytime they want to on their phones and laptops. Some experts and teens we talked to said that really affects their mental health. -- Haley Sanchez

A Jewish Family Service Tradition

More than 500 families received Thanksgiving food from Jewish Family Service last year. This year we tagged along to see what that means for refugees, their new homeland’s holidays, and its spirit. - Donna Bryson

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Raad Altaee, a former Iraqi Army nurse , speaks to a reporter about Jewish Family Service's work.
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Justin Levy packs Thanksgiving meal kits inside Jewish Family Services' food pantry.
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Benji the puppy sits on Idrees Altaee's lap.
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Tea time at Simon Kaganov and Alla Sheherbi's home at Windsor Gardens. They are Ukrainian refugees and he volunteers with Jewish Family Service.

150,000 Meals (You Read That Right)

Bad weather during Thanksgiving week was cause for a lot more meals at the Aurora Day Resource Center, but chef Robert Mosley has the kitchen working in overdrive. -- Kevin Beaty

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Thanksgiving At The Rescue Mission

Last year, 600 people ate at the Denver Rescue Mission’s Great Thanksgiving Banquet. This year, with cold temperatures, the organization had prepared to feed 1,000. -- Kevin Beaty

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Former Gov. John Hickenlooper serves meals.
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Hickenlooper and Mayor Michael Hancock share a joke.
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City Councilman Paul Kashmann (left) serves up plates with other volunteers.

All-Ages Drag

A “Drag For All Ages” show was started in March by local drag queen Jessica L’Whor and the owner of Mile High Comics, Chuck Rozanski. It’s been the consistent target for protests. Xandra McMahon checked it out, as well as a drag show at Hamburger Mary's.

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Drag queen Felony Misdemeanor takes orders at the regular DIVAS Brunch at Hamburger Mary's in Denver on Nov. 2, 2019.
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Sassalina Blue Childe at October's Drag For All Ages show in Denver at Mile High Comics.
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Drag queen Jessica L'Whor takes orders during DIVAS Brunch at Hamburger Mary's in Denver on Nov. 2, 2019.
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Drag queen Felony Misdemeanor gets ready in the dressing room at Hamburger Mary's before DIVAS Brunch on Nov. 2, 2019.
A Dramatic ‘Elision’

Boulder-based 3rd Law Dance/Theater continues to showcase its work with local musicians in “Elision Project Volume 3,” It ran last weekend at the Dairy Arts Center. -- Stephanie Wolf

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Boulder-based 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Elision Project Volume 3”
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Boulder-based 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Elision Project Volume 3”
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Boulder-based 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Elision Project Volume 3”
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Boulder-based 3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Elision Project Volume 3”

Berlin

Colorado artist Mary Mackey was in London the day the Berlin wall fell 30 years ago. She rushed there, and asked to join other artists painting murals on the east side of the wall, many of which are still there. -- Stephanie Wolf

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In August 1990, Mackey painted her mural in two vignettes. In the first, two faces in profile look away from each other with a frown. In the second, those same faces gaze toward each other with a smile. She titled the work “Tolerance.”
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Christine Kühn’s “Touch the Wall” mural. Berlin’s East Side Gallery has become a major tourist attraction, drawing millions each year.
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German–Iranian painter Kani Alavi’s “Es Geschah im November” (‘It Happened in November’).
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Colorado artist Mary Mackey in Denver on Nov. 25, 2019.