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Geeks have a tendency to self-segregate into little geeky ghettos -- Star Wars fans over here, Lord of the Rings devotees over there -- and that makes it really easy to miss out on some cool shit. If you're suffering from the effects of this self-imposed exile and would like to embrace new worlds of nerdy adventure -- and also have reason to occasionally check your mailbox -- a subscription to Geek Fuel might be just the thing.

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Playbill: Four Plays Opening in Denver on December 4-7

Categories: Deals, Theater

Rob Riney and Regina Fernandez Steffen in Vintage Theatre's Miss Saigon.
It's okay to be a Scrooge when it comes to theater. If you want a real, grown-up show that isn't full of fluff and wrapped up in a bow, you can find plenty of performances on local stages that will make you think -- even in December. Here are four plays opening this weekend without a single vision of sugerplums....

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Playbill: Three Holiday Stage Classics for Everyone

The Demented Divas in The Nutcracker, starting November 26 at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret.
What do you do with the family after Thanksgiving is over? You dress them up and take them to see A Christmas Carol, because some stories were just made for retelling, generation after generation. And if you don't have a family with spit-washed faces, you can throw a little whipped cream on top and see a Christmas show that's silly and glittery and features bearded drag queens. Continue reading for the details...

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Playbill: Four Offbeat Shows for the 2014 Holiday Season in Denver

Matt Zambrano is back as Crumpet in David Sedaris's The Santaland Diaries at Off-Center@The Jones.
Some local stages stick with the classics for the holidays, such as the Denver Center Theatre Company's A Christmas Carol and the Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker. But if you like things light and perhaps a little bit wacked, there are a few ways to buck tradition and deck the halls with plenty of jolly. Read on for four possibilities.

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Tony Labat's Elevation: Denver activates at Emmanuel tonight with art, DJs and drag

All photos by Mauricio O. Rocha
San Francisco artist Tony Labat has built a site-specific sculpture for Emmanuel Gallery on the Auraria Campus, and from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight you can watch his sculpture turn into a platform for community interaction when it is activated with performances by DJs and drag queens. This piece is part of Labat's series Elevations: Platforms, Stages, and CatwalksElevation: Denver and Labat.

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Photos: OhHeckYeah takes over downtown

All photos by Brandon Marshall
On Saturday night, Denver's free gaming experience OhHeckYeah opened in the Denver Theatre District under cloudy skies. But weather couldn't dampen the participatory spirit of the immersive street arcade, and the crowd pitched right in to direct the play on downtown Denver's giant LED screens, and photographer Brandon Marshall was there to capture the action. Play OhHeckYeah on Thursday and Saturday evenings through July 26.

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The Anschutz Collection of Western art will add expanded viewing opportunities in June

Ernest Blumenschein, "Sangre de Christo Mountains," 1926. American Museum of Western Art - The Anschutz Collection.
It's been two years since the once-private Anschutz Collection -- one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Western art -- first opened its doors to the public for limited guided tours in its home at the American Museum of Western Art. And it's been so successful -- perhaps too much so -- that to celebrate the anniversary, the museum, located in the historic Navarre Building, 1727 Tremont Place in downtown Denver, is expanding its public access hours beginning in June.

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Vagabond Happy Hour caps off Big Read project this Friday

Marilynne Robinson.
Since January, Lighthouse Writers Workshop has been celebrating literature, keying off The Big Read , a National Endowment for the Arts program designed to encourage people to read for pleasure -- not because they have to -- and this year highlighting Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping. Denver has joined 77 other communities in hosting readings, parties and contests, and the winners of Denver's Big Read contest were just announced.

Several of the winning pieces will be featured during the Vagabond Happy Hour on Friday, April 25, the finale to this year's project.

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Still hungry? Monkey Town adds a second helping of video programming in May
If you loved Monkey Town 4 the first time, you're sure to have an equally exemplary time eating artisan dishes inside a video cube during a return visit on Wednesdays or Sundays in May, the last month of the event's Denver run. While the original program plays on during the rest of the week (except Mondays, when Monkey Town is closed), Monkey Town maven Montgomery Knott has added an all-new "Part Two" for the video-voracious, of which the highlight is a a 47-artist "exquisite corpse" film originally made for Psychic TV's seminal 1983 album, Dreams Less Sweet. And if your first experience was early in the run, you'll also note some seasonal menu changes.

Keep reading for a sneak-peek preview.

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Gasland Part II: Free screening at Denver Public Library tonight

Categories: Deals, Film and TV

Gasland, the documentary written and directed by Josh Fox that focuses on natural gas drilling and slickwater fracking -- has caused a lot of discussion around the country. And tonight his second film on the subject, Gasland Part II, will be shown for free at the Denver Public Library.

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