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  1. Theatre of the Vampires
    8:00 p.m. October 31 - It’s been seven years since Boulder’s Frequent Flyers aerial dance troupe put on its sophisticated, Halloween-friendly show Theatre of the Vampires, partly because it’s so costly to stage. “The production qualities are high, and it’s expensive for a reason...
  2. Calavera Ball ¡Viva la Muerte!
    6:30 p.m. November 1 - It’s not uncommon to see throngs of people, faces painted and food in hand, parading into cemeteries on November 1 and 2. Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a two-day holiday that originated in Mexico, honors the dead through festivals and celebrations. It is believed that the dead a...
  3. Denver Gorilla Run
    11:00 a.m. November 2 - Fans of the annual Denver Gorilla Run might notice that the event has migrated this year from its longtime home in lower downtown to City Park. “Runners will see a lot more natural vegetation,” notes Frank Keesling, president of the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund, the benefici...
  4. William Gibson
    7:00 p.m. November 3 - Sci-fi author William Gibson has a reputation as a prognosticator of the future. His debut novel Neuromancer portrayed the Internet’s takeover of everyday life a decade and a half before it happened, establishing the gritty cyberpunk genre and influencing creators from Billy Idol to the...
  5. International Film Series: The Illumination
    7:30 p.m. November 5 - The University of Colorado’s International Film Series is mining the series Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema on Wednesday nights this fall, and this evening’s screening of Krzysztof Zanussi’s 1972 flick The Illumination fits right into Polish fi...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Kinky Boots
    7:30 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. 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 ...
  8. Drag Nation Halloween
    9:00 p.m. October 31 - Fabulous costumes and makeup are a part of everyday life for drag queens. But when Halloween rolls around, it’s time to kick it up a notch. This year, Tracks Night Club is mashing up Halloween with its monthly Drag Nation show to bring you an all-out freak show. The club will be decked out as ...
  9. Fantastic Ugly Bug Ball
    9:00 p.m. November 1 - Few Halloween club-night promoters meld partying with the arts more seamlessly than the Fantastic Hosts, a private local group for young professionals that opens some of its events to the public. Tonight’s Fantastic Ugly Bug Ball is the group’s spooktastic love letter to the fun-l...
  10. Lucinda Williams
    8:00 p.m. November 2 - For the better part of four decades, Lucinda Williams has been one of Texas' best and most dependable songwriters and performers. Over the course of a dozen albums, including her latest effort, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, Williams has moved from earthy blues and folk to jangly count...
  11. Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
    7:30 p.m. November 3 - Theresa Caputo is not your run-of-the-mill TV psychic or a one-dimensional caricature. Rather, she’s full of charm — something that the clairvoyant shows off perfectly in TLC’s brilliant Long Island Medium, a show that is just as much about Caputo’s everyday lif...
  12. Werewolf Radar Picture Show: The Valley Of Gwangi
    8:00 p.m. November 4 - Decades ago, a golden era of TV horror hosts flourished. Every UHF channel with access to a hammy local actor and a box full of old, cheap monster movies would put the two together to fill those late-night hours. Those days are long gone, but the men of the Werewolf Radar podcast and Sexpot C...
  13. Charles and Collin Parson: Continuance
    Daily 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...
  14. Nightmare on LoDo Street Halloween Pub Crawl
    8:00 p.m. October 31 - If the only thing that really scares you about Halloween is figuring out where to spend your precious partying time, put your anxieties to rest. With Nightmare on LoDo Street, you don’t have to choose. “A pub crawl gives you the ultimate experience on this night — a variety ...
  15. The Rural Alberta Advantage
    9:00 p.m. November 2 - The Rural Alberta Advantage is a band based on unease. Backed by frantic acoustic strumming and urgent drumbeats, singer Nils Edenloff sings about moments that could be life-changing, relationships that are just words away from falling apart, and the constant anxiety that comes with navigating the e...
  16. Busdriver
    October 31 - Regan Farquhar got a bit of a head start being immersed in the world of hip-hop when his father, Ralph Farquhar, wrote the screenplay for Krush Groove. When he was a teenager, Regan became involved in the legendary hip-hop open mike Project Blowed. His labyrinthine, rapid-fire vocal delivery ...
  17. Coloween
    October 31 - Who is Riff Raff? The better question might be "What is Riff Raff?" The Houston-based rapper has cultivated one of the more bizarre and interesting images in modern hip-hop during the last decade, going from Internet celebrity to actual celebrity in a relatively short amount of time. From gigging on...
  18. GWAR
    October 31 - If this is your first GWAR show and you plan to get anywhere within, say, fifty feet of the stage, it's a good idea to bring a poncho or wear something you're not too attached to, because there's a good chance it will end up covered in blood. Well, fake blood, which is sprayed in massive quantities ...
  19. As the Blood Runs Black
    6:00 p.m. October 31 - As the Blood Runs Black is death core band from LA with a name to fit its music. Just like vampires who rely on humans to survive, or zombies who stick together to convert non-zombies, dark doesn't mean alone. Rings of Saturn, Upon This Dawning, Elitist, Those Who Fear are all hardcore bands who are...
  20. Lucinda Williams
    6:00 p.m. October 31 - For the better part of four decades, Lucinda Williams has been one of Texas' best and most dependable songwriters and performers. Over the course of a dozen albums, Williams has moved from earthy blues and folk to jangly country/pop and has even dabbled in more contemporary sounds. What has remained...
  21. Hallowfreakenween
    7:00 p.m. October 31 - Never straying from its roots in pure house music, Above & Beyond has grown into one of the most sought-after acts currently touring, thanks to high quality music that evokes emotion and movement and, most important, forges a connection with the audience. The U.K.-based trio (Paavo Siljamäki, T...
  22. MiMOSA
    8:30 p.m. October 31 - Nearly a decade into his career, Armenian-born Tigran Mkhitaryan, aka Mimosa, is settling into his own style, one that pulls elements from multiple genres, from grimy bass lines to smoothed-out hip-hop beats. With his most recent effort, Future Trill, Mimosa is building a brand that defies ca...
  23. Brazilian Halloween
    9:00 p.m. October 31 - The Mercury Cafe does Halloween right every year — and for 2014, it’s throwing a little bit of samba flavor in with the usual favorites. “On Halloween, we invite our beloved dead to come feast with us and dance,” explains owner Marilyn Megenity. “Throughout the e...
  24. Method Man & Redman
    9:00 p.m. October 31 - Method Man and Redman might as well call Denver a second home (as a matter of fact, we've overheard that every time they play here) since they come here all the time. Who cares? They always bring the house down and they love to pull some massive hits off of blunts. Oh yeah, Cypress Hill's B-Real as ...
  25. Omaha Diner
    9:00 p.m. October 31 - While guitarist Charlie Hunter, drummer Bobby Previte, saxophonist Sherik and trumpeter Steven Bernstein have roots in jazz and can improvise like madmen, they're well versed in a number of other styles of music. As Omaha Diner, this all-star group only plays songs that went to number on the Billboa...