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  1. Color Commentary: American Psycho
    7:00 p.m. October 21 - You might not know Guinevere Turner by name, but her appearance tonight as part of the Color Commentary series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which features live commentary during selected film screenings, is not likely to disappoint. “Guinevere is a really wonderful screenwriter, actr...
  2. Fashion Denver Fall Fashion Market: Elevate
    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. October 26 - “I feel extremely re-energized,” says Brandi Shigley, the entrepreneur behind Fashion Denver, which is celebrating its ten-year anniversary this year. And she’s planning big things for the Fall Fashion Market: Elevate, the newest version of the clothing-and-accessory showcas...
  3. If These Walls Could Talk...Homes of Early Black Boulder Citizens
    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. October 27 - Ruth Cave Flowers, who moved to Boulder from Cripple Creek with her grandmother in about 1917, came to the foothills town looking for an education but was nearly denied her diploma from Boulder High School because of her color. Flowers went on to became one of the first African-American women to gra...
  4. Chuck Palahniuk
    7:00 p.m. October 28 - Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, says the working title for his new book, Beautiful You, was Fifty Shades of the Twilight Cavebear Wears Prada. In it, he lampoons a few tropes from chick-lit and mommy porn.

    Sure, there’s a nod to Fifty Shades of Grey in ...

  5. NewCo Boulder
    9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. November 18 - Proving that Boulder has some cachet in the entrepreneurial world, NewCo -- a one-day event that gathers together businesspeople and investors with innovative companies in cities here and abroad -- has added the foothill republic to its 2014 itinerary, which also spreads as far afield as New ...
  6. Denver Improv Festival
    Daily from October 23 until October 26 - Often mistaken for an offshoot of standup comedy, the national improv scene is always looking for its own way to shine, and this year’s Denver Improv Festival will try to shatter the standup myth with an array of local and national creative talent. “Improv is really theatrical; yo...
  7. Lucky Me
    8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from October 23 until December 6 - As part of every season, Denver’s lauded Curious Theatre Company commits to at least one rolling world premiere of challenging work from the National New Play Network. This year, it’s Robert Caisley’s black comedy Lucky Me, the story of Sara Fine, a woman whose life s...
  8. MileHiCon 2014
    Daily from October 24 until October 26 - When MileHiCon returns this weekend for its 46th year, the literary science-fiction convention will have more than eighty authors in attendance. That lineup is headlined by Hugo and Nebula award winner Michael Swanwick and the writing duo of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, creators of the Ex...
  9. Kinky Boots
    7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from October 29 until November 9 - The Kinky Boots team of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein was a match made in heaven when it came to writing a multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit; the final product -- a hilarious romp about the owner of a shoe factory and the sassy drag queen who saves his business -- overflows ...
  10. Jacky Terrasson Trio
    8:00 p.m. October 23 - Early on in jazz pianist Jacky Terrasson's career, he listened to a lot of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans. While Terrasson says he doesn't listen to the three pianists as much as he did two decades ago, when he was starting out, he's taken what they've given him and moved on. From Powell...
  11. Dismember The Alamo Horror Movie Marathon
    5:00 p.m. October 25 - With Dismember the Alamo, a four-movie marathon of undisclosed films, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is aiming to re-create that feeling of discovery and joy that came from surfing late-night TV for horror in the pre-digital days.

    “When we came up with this concept, we wanted to go back...

  12. 106.7 KBPI Saints & Sinners Halloween Ball
    6:30 p.m. October 28 - Extreme-metal purists can say what they will about Five Finger Death Punch. There's a reason that former Denverite Ivan Moody and company have managed to steadily work their way up to headlining arenas and tours: Their hard-edged, melodic brand of metalcore is powered by equal amounts of scorned vit...
  13. The Afghan Whigs
    8:00 p.m. October 29 - The Afghan Whigs were based in Cincinnati when they signed to Sub Pop in 1989 as the second non-Pacific Northwest band on the label's roster (the first was the Fluid). Like other Sub Pop bands of the day, the Whigs played raucous live shows, further benefiting from the emotionally raw vocal performa...
  14. Lord of the Butterflies
    8:00 p.m. October 24 - While a tense Denver Center Theatre Company stage adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies goes on around the corner at the Space Theatre, Off-Center@The Jones will be making a delightful mockery of it, beginning with tonight’s 8 p.m. premiere of >Lord of the ...
  15. Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance
    Daily from October 25 until February 15 - The father/son duo of sculptors Charles and Collin Parson don’t regularly show their work side-by-side, but this fall, that will change. In addition to a joint show at Mai Wyn Fine Art in November, the pair is featured in Continuance: Charles and Collin Parson, a major dual exhib...
  16. Exotica Erotica Ball
    9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. October 24 - The Exotica Erotica Ball brings fire spinners, body paint and a “dungeon of desire” to its two-city double feature this weekend. The adult-themed and costume-required masquerade party, described by event curator Steve Wallis as looking like a “hybrid between burlesque and st...
  17. Polica
    9:00 p.m. October 26 - Polica, which hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota, features former Roma di Luna vocalist Channy Leaneagh, Ryan Olson of Gayngs fame, a pair of drummers, Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson and bassist Chris Bierden. Formed in the summer of 2011, the act came together rather quickly and garnered enormou...
  18. Erasure
    8:00 p.m. October 28 - Erasure is one of those bands whose songs loom larger than the group making them. Vince Clarke and Andy Bell were love-song kings of the '80s, and the synth-pop masterpieces "Oh l'Amour," "Chains of Love" and "A Little Respect" ruled the airwaves at the time, helping to usher the synthesizer into th...
  19. The Psychedelic Furs
    8:00 p.m. October 29 - The Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977 in the wake of the explosion of punk rock in England. By the 1980s, the group had evolved from its earlier musical impulses into a kind of atmospheric, at times brooding, at times celebratory, post-punk band with a broad emotional and sonic palette. The band's 198...
  20. Prism Festival
    7:30 p.m. October 23 - Jeannie-Marie Brown believes that theater is an important part of social change. She created the new Denver-based Stay Awake! theater company, named for a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., on the premise that change is a consequence of thinking. “At the core of it all, theater is a unionizin...
  21. Second Annual Beard and Moustache Competition
    6:30 p.m. daily from October 24 until October 26 - Bearded men from across the country will flock to Longmont this weekend for the Boulder Facial Hair Club’s second annual Beard and Moustache Competition.

    “We have competitors coming from as far away as Texas and New York,” says Tobin Voggesser of the BFHC, who adds that a...

  22. Little Dragon
    8:00 p.m. October 21 - The veteran Swedish group's sleek hybrid of esoteric synth-pop and futuristic R&B (as heard on the brand-new Nabuma Rubberband) is uniquely suited to their singer and budding style icon Yukimi Nagano....
  23. Yelle
    8:00 p.m. October 21 - It's really hard to pick the best part of its GIF-happy video -- Brosnan as flautist? Jump-roping Chuck Norris? Kitty explosion?--so, instead, let's celebrate the richer, fuller sound that Yelle brought on "La Musique," the title single from her follow-up to 2008's eminently enjoyable Pop-Up....
  24. Broncho
    9:00 p.m. October 21 - Okalahoma band Broncho -- the name is a term used for a mustang that has yet to be broken -- plays back-to-basics rock and roll with an unvarnished sound that bears no affectation or appropriation of style. Frontman Ryan Lindsey is also the keyboard player and guitarist for experimental indie-pop ac...
  25. Pearl Jam
    7:30 p.m. October 22 - The original king of flannel and growling, Eddie Vedder is still more than capable of inducing vigorous head-nodding with Pearl Jam, the band he's fronted since 1990. There have been some strange turns in there, including the folky foray of Riot Act in 2002 and some out-of-character corporate...