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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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 Cave Bear Wears Prada. In it, he lampoons a few tropes from chick-lit and mommy porn.

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  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. from October 30 until April 12 - MCA Denver’s Adam Lerner is more than fascinated with Mark Mothersbaugh. After coming into contact with the artist, musician and founder of the new-wave group Devo while researching another show a few years ago, the obsession reached a boiling point, resulting in Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopi...
  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. Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Present Danger
    6:00 p.m. October 30 - Kate Bornstein is a lot of things: activist, artist, writer, actor, playwright and gender theorist. But she’s also human, and tonight’s screening of Kate Bornstein Is a Queer & Pleasant Danger gets that point across. Not so much a documentary as a contemporary day-in-the-li...
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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 Comedy a...
  19. Lord of the Butterflies
    8:00 p.m. daily from October 30 until October 31 - 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 ...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. Women+Film: Advanced Style
    7:00 p.m. October 30 - You’re never too old to have style: That’s the message in Lithuanian-born filmmaker Lina Plioplyte’s documentary Advanced Style, screening tonight at the Sie FilmCenter as part of the Denver Film Society’s Women+Film series. Plioplyte, who crowdfunded the film, ...
  25. 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 ...