Denver Press Club Hosts ‘Wild West Night’

The Denver Press Club is hosting its Wild West Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The event is open to the public and includes silent and live auctions that will benefit the club and its endowment fund, which supports scholarships for Colorado journalism students, educational forums and other activities advancing the journalism profession.

Auction items include:
  • Dinner with Reggie Rivers at the Denver Chop House
  • Tickets to the Denver Center for the Performing Art’s “Heartbreak House,” including cocktails before the show and dinner with the cast afterwards
  • A three-night stay in the Steamboat Springs condo of Charlie Brown, Denver City Council, District 6
  • Books from local authors, gifts from local retailers and restaurants and more.

The event will be held at the club, 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver. Admission is $10, and reservations are suggested.

Tickets Available for the DPC’s 2011 Gridiron Show

If you like to see Tom “Troubleshooter” Martino get kicked around, good news. He joins Michelle Bachman, former Congressman Anthony Wiener and President Obama as targets of the 2011 Denver Press Club Gridiron Show. Tickets are $20 each, and the show will feature Gov. John Hickenlooper, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Jim Benemann, Mike Landess, Cynthia Hessin, Bruce Goldberg, Ruth Darling-Goldberg and TaRhonda Thomas among others.

2011 Denver Press Club Gridiron Show
7 p.m., Friday, October 21
L2 Arts and Culture Center
1477 Columbine St., Denver
Purchase Tickets

 

DPC Hosts Internationally Syndicated Cartoonist

Desperate for a laugh after a few days of subzero temperatures? Check out internationally syndicated cartoonist Leigh Rubin this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Denver Press Club. Rubin, the artist behind the cartoon Rubes, will discuss “maintaining creativity and staying inspired — all while having to meet the daily deadline that creating a daily cartoon demands. Of course, because it’s a cartoon program, he uses many visuals.”

The program is free, and a pre-program dinner at the Denver Press Club is $10.

DPC’s Gridiron Show Lands Coveted Fourth Governor

What’s better than three Colorado governors participating in the Denver Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show?* The answer, of course, is four governors, which is what Gridiron producer Bruce Goldberg and his team have now secured for this year’s show: Governors Ritter, Owens, Romer and Lamm will join the show. Tickets are still available.

Also appearing will be John Hickenlooper, Gloria Neal, Jim Benemann, Greg Moody, Fred Brown, Steve Koenigsberg and a host of others.

*If you said two governors, Bruce would like you to join next year’s writing staff.

DPC Inducts 2010 Hall of Fame Class

The Denver Press Club inducted its 2010 Hall of Fame class: Mike McPhee, who recently retired from The Denver Post; Cynthia Hessin of Rocky Mountain PBS; Neil Westergaard, editor of the Denver Business Journal; and, posthumously, cable pioneer Bill Daniels; Greg Pearson, former journalism professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver; and William Byers, founder of the Rocky Mountain News.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Pearson (daughter of posthumous inductee Greg Pearson), Mike McPhee, Cynthia Hessin, Neil Westergaard, Linda Childears (representing the late Bill Daniels).

What Is, “The Denver Press Club’s Jeopardy Night?’

I have a feeling it will end up more like Saturday Night Live’s version than Alex Trebek’s, but see for yourself this Thursday at 6 p.m. when I join the Denver Post’s Dan Haley, 9News’ Kirk Montgomery, PBS’s Cynthia Hessin, the Denver Business Journal’s Wayne Hicks and Pushkin PR’s Jon Pushkin, among others, at the Denver Press Club’s annual “Jeopardy Night.” The event is free and open to the public, so feel free to attend and heckle last year’s winner, Dan Haley.

The Capitol Steps to Perform Sunday

Had enough of divisive politics? Do you love talk-show radio? Hate it? How’s your health care plan? Been to a tea party lately? The Denver Press Club invites you to laugh your buns off as THE CAPITOL STEPS perform Sunday, May 16, starting at 5 p.m., at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall in the Newman Center on the University of Denver campus.

Tickets cost $45.50, and you can purchase them through TicketMaster (add a $6.75 service fee) or The Newman Center Box Office (no service fee), open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. All ticket orders must go through TicketMaster or The Newman Center Box Office.

DPC Names P.J. O’Rourke Winner of 2010 Damon Runyon Award

I don’t know how Bruce Goldberg and the Denver Press Club does it year after year, but they have once again landed an impressive honoree for the DPC’s annual Damon Runyon award. This year’s winner is author and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke, who will be feted at a banquet in his honor on Friday, April 9, at the Denver Marriott City Center . Tickets are $100, or $80 for members of the DPC and PRSA Colorado (click here for tickets).

O’Rourke is the latest A-list winner of the award, and follows the likes of Jimmy Breslin, Mike Royko, Molly Ivins, Herb Caen, Pete Hamill, Ted Turner, Maureen Dowd, Tom Brokaw, David Halberstam, Ed Bradley, Carl Hiaasen, Seymour Hersh, George Will, Bob Costas, Tim Russert and last year’s winner, Rick Reilly.

Ticket Deadline for DPC’s ‘Gridiron Show’ Today

Today is the deadline to purchase tickets to the Denver Press Club’s 2009 “Gridiron Show.” Among those who will be on stage are Bruce Goldberg, John Hickenlooper, Bill Owens, Andrew Hudson, Mike Landess, Cynthia Hessin, Reggie Rivers, Neil Westergaard, TaRhonda Thomas, Gregg Moss and Steve Saunders.

The details are:

Denver Press Club’s 2009 Gridiron Show
Friday, Oct. 23 (silent auction at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm and entertainment at 7 pm)
Marriott Center City
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Click here to purchase tickets

Tickets Available for Denver Press Club’s ‘2009 Gridiron Dinner’

Come see some of Denver’s biggest names in politics and media, onstage in the Denver Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show – a hilarious night of political and cultural satire and songs. The details are:

Denver Press Club’s 2009 Gridiron Dinner
Friday, Oct. 23 (silent auction at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm and entertainment at 7 pm)
Marriott Center City
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Click here to purchase tickets

‘The Jens’ to Offer Drinks, PR Advice at the DPC

Dig out your copy of Mr. Boston’s Bar Guide to find the most difficult drink around: Philosophy Communication principals Jennifer Lester and Jennifer Miller will be guest bartenders at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm, on Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. All tips will benefit HomeAid Colorado, a nonprofit that builds homes for Colorado’s temporarily homeless, and Teaching Humane Existence (T.H.E.), sponsor of The Watch House project, a residential campus facility for repeat sex offenders.

Tickets Available for Denver Press Club’s ‘2009 Gridiron Dinner’

Come see some of Denver’s biggest names in politics and media, onstage in the Denver Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show – a hilarious night of political and cultural satire and songs. The details are:

Denver Press Club’s 2009 Gridiron Dinner
Friday, Oct. 23 (silent auction at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6 pm and entertainment at 7 pm)
Marriott Center City
1701 California Street, Denver, CO 80202
Click here to purchase tickets

2009 Denver Gridiron Dinner Set for Oct. 23

What do Mayor Hickenlooper, Reggie Rivers, Cynthia Hessin, Fred Brown, Gregg Moss, Steve Saunders, former Gov. Owens, Bruce Goldberg, Andrew Hudson, Neil Westergaard, Tom Clark and I have in common? If you guessed something to do with the federal investigation into the Denver Players prostitute ring, well, I can neither confirm nor deny that. But I can confirm that we will all be at the Denver Press Club’s annual Gridiron Show on Friday, Oct. 23.

Click here for more information.