Love the '80s? Robusto Room's Peter Roth Does, and He's Throwing a Party Saturday

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All photos courtesy of Robusto Room
The 1980s may have been over for more than three decades, but the nostalgia for excessive decadence remains. This Saturday you can relive the '80s at Robusto Room, Lone Tree's cigar bar and cocktail lounge, at Fast Times at Robusto -- a bash named in honor of the classic '80s comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The '80s-themed event will feature DJ Hollow (of Lipgloss fame), along with DJ Rockstar Aaron. In advance of the party, we spoke with Peter Roth, owner of the Robusto Room, to find out what he loves about the '80s.

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Salon Romantik: CREATION (re-creation): The final opus in the Salon works series

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RJ Hooker

Everything in this world is alive. Nature lays a path from birth to death, one that's impossible to predict. And now the final part of Patrick Mueller's series, Salon Romantik: CREATION (re-creation), will bring his project full circle from its previous four performances, "exploring the romantic philosophy and ramifications into the modern world," Mueller promises.

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Playbill: Three Plays and Performances in Denver for October 30-November 2

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Theresa Dwyer Reid and Jamie Morgan in Theatre Or's Kindertransport at the Mizel Center.
Catch up with a somber chapter in the history of Jewish culture at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center or follow an even darker path and get in the Halloween spirit at local stages this weekend. Keep reading for details.

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Playbill: Three Front Range Plays and Performances for October 22-28

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Badaboom! brings a big dance mashup to the Dairy Center this weekend.
To get in the mood for Halloween, you can head up to Colorado Springs for a campy combination of '60s slasher and beach movies, or hear spooky stories come alive onstage in Denver; meanwhile, dance aficionados can get their fix at an intergenerational mashup in Boulder. Keep reading for details.

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Three Plays and Performances in Denver for September 25-28

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Terry Shapiro
Artists of Colorado Ballet perform in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
This week, Shakespeare goes to the ballet and the classic tales of Edgar Allen Poe go for a hike in Boulder, while Aurora's Vintage Theatre brings back a poignant musical about married life. Continue reading for all the details.

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Playbill: New Plays and Performances in Denver for September 18-21

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Denver's Dangerous Theatre presents Bite, a a choose-your-own-adventure sex farce.
In a week marked by openings both splashy and diverse, from the heartbreakingly beautiful equestrian cirque Odysseo to the marathon Boulder International Fringe Festival, which brings indie performances from around the world, you can also catch an evening of colorful East Indian dance, a naughty night with a choose-your-own-adventure sex farce or an onslaught of pure comedy in debate form. Keep reading for more details.

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Five Must-See Boulder Fringe Fest Performances

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Gemma Wilcox
The Boulder International Fringe Festival is one of many fringe fests around the world where cultural gatekeepers have opened the dam and flooded audiences with playwrights, filmmakers, dancers, artists and curators showing off their works without censorship. Nobody gets turned away. Anything goes.

The joy and trouble for audiences is that we have to figure out how to navigate so much creativity. The festival opens tonight with an All-You-Can-Artist buffet, at the Dairy Center, where presenters will show off snippets of their work to the crowd. But what if you miss opening night? What's a festival-goer to do?

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On Trend: Cats and Wolves at The Church

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All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
On Sunday night, the Church hosted a dance party focused on anime, hentai and cosplay. We spotted a variety of costumes there, but a common theme was prevalent: stylish, furry felines and wolves. Keep reading to learn what subcultures inspired these looks.

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Playbill: Three Plays and Performances to See in Denver This Week

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Animal Farm opens Friday at Germinal Stage.
Performances traditional -- and untraditional -- set the stage this week, from an impromptu dance in an art gallery to the revival of a chilling, tried-and-true tale. Here's what you'll find this week on late-summer stages.

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Five People to Watch at the International Aerial Dance Festival 2014

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Photo Courtesy of Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance Festival
Cyr wheel master Sam Tribble, running circles around the stage.
You see aerial dance in circuses and burlesque shows, at gymnastics meets and even on the formal dance stage -- but it wasn't always so. And as Nancy Smith of Boulder's Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance will attest, aerial dance has not only grown in stature in this country, but it's part of an international community that could become the next big thing in performance.

Each year, Smith invites the best of the best in the field to Colorado for the Aerial Dance Festival, two weeks of instruction, networking and public shows. "You won't be able to see these performances anywhere else," she says. "This group of artists might be blocked together in performances only one time."

We asked Smith for her list of the fest's heaviest hitters; following is a rundown of the top five.

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