"Pockets of Contextless Waste As Points" invites viewers to be present for performance

"Egyptian Paralysis," the first album release from Hippies Wearing Muzzles.
When musician, performer (and sometime Westword contributor) Luke Leavitt set out to create "Pockets of Contextless Waste As Points," he saw it as a way to finally cross paths with an Internet friend. The part-music, part-poetry, part-performance art event happening at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 18 at DIY space Hamsterdam, 3547 Brighton Boulevard, was shaped around finally connecting in real life with Lee Evans A.K.A. Hippies Wearing Muzzles, a longtime social-networking acquaintance.

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Ink Monstr Celebrates Sticker Art With Sticky Situation at Cluster Saturday

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Stickers are not just for stationary. Ink Monstr, a graphic design and print shop, will be taking over Cluster Studios for Sticky Situation, a one-night-only elite art show and competition on Saturday, October 18. And you can help choose the artist who moves on to the national contest.

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Art and Fashion Collide at the Classic Tonight

Categories: Events, Fashion

The Classic: An Art and Fashion Exhibit will fill Green Labs, a marijuana think tank and performance space, with music, style, art and design tonight. The event is two shows in one, and will introduce Instant Classic Standard Clothing, a new lifestyle and clothing brand. In advance of tonight's Classic, we checked in with creative/organizer Ru Johnson and ICS designers Charles Silverstein and Darren Preston to talk about their work, and the creative scene in Denver.

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Twenty of the Best Adults-Only Halloween Parties

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Party goers from last year's Exotica Erotica Ball, going on this year in both Denver and Boulder.
Halloween takes over the month of October, providing plenty of places to party and play in costume. There's a lot to do and see around the city during this spooky season; here we've compiled a list of the top twenty haunted throwdowns catering to the mature crowd. (Don't worry, we've got kid-friendly and Dia de los Muertos events lists coming your way, too.)

Those looking for something a little scarier and sexier can check into a paranormal investigation of a Capitol Hill haunt or hit several parties with big cash prizes for the most innovative costumes. You can find more possibilities in the online Westword calendar -- but this list should fill your trick-or-treat bag with a spooky good time.

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Five Great Zombie Events in Denver in October

It's October in Denver and that means zombies -- lots and lots of zombies. From zombie crawls filling the mall to sexy zombies strutting their stuff, there's no shortage of weird, wild and fun ways to celebrate your love of the walking dead. To help make sure you don't miss any of them, or maybe to help you choose that one perfect undead-themed destination, we've compiled this list of Denver's five best zombie events for the month, presented in chronological order for easy planning purposes.

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Are You a Rocky Horror Virgin? Andrew Altman Tells You What To Expect This Weekend

Categories: Events, Interviews

Rocky Horror Picture Show Virgins
For nearly forty years, the Rocky Horror Picture Show has been A popular cult classic. Originally performed as a musical and later adapted into a B-movie, midnight showings of the sexual comedy began in theaters in the '70s and continue in some cities today. With audience participation and the opportunity to go out in public wearing fishnets and a corset, these showings are even more popular around Halloween.

Denver is one of thirty cities in the country that has never stopped showing the Rocky Horror Picture Show, and audiences can catch four screenings of the Halloween production this October. Colorado Elusive Ingredient, a shadow production company that re-enacts the film while it plays on the big screen, will be performing at the Boulder Theater on Friday, October 17 at 8 p.m. and midnight on October 24, 25 and 31 at the Esquire Theater. For information about any of the upcoming Colorado Elusive Ingredient shows or to purchase tickets, visit the Rocky Horror Denver website.

Westword recently caught up with Andrew Altman, cast manager of Colorado's Elusive Ingredient, to reminisce about the early days of Rocky Horror, the virgin revival of the show and the upcoming showings.

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Revisit Your Childhood at the Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow

Categories: Childhood, Events

Courtesy Dana Cain
The Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow features a variety of vintage toys.
Toys have a magical way of transporting us back to childhood, no matter what age we are. Re-encountering that one toy can instantly bring back memories of Christmas mornings or summer vacations. This Sunday, October 12, ride the nostalgia wave down to the Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow and see if you can find that one special item that sparks those fuzzy feelings. Founder Dana Cain says the show is a great place to forget about the stresses of the world and get back in touch with your inner child. Here are five of the collections at the show that could do just that.

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Five Creative Businesses That Got a Boost at the Horseshoe Market

Categories: Crafts, Events

Rachael Grace Photography
Fall 2013 Horseshoe Market.

The Horseshoe Market, Denver's premier indie craft and vintage market, is gearing up for its fifth year with the first of four markets this weekend. Amy and Doug Yetman founded the indie market back in 2010 out of a desire to bring the community together in search of "creative gems." But it's turned into much more: According to Amy, it's become a "business incubator" for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and has helped kick start several local ventures. Here are five of the businesses that have used the Horseshoe Market as a launching pad.

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The Ten Best Fashion Events in Denver in October

Categories: Events, Fashion

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Autumn is officially upon us -- and so is a cornucopia of events celebrating fall fashion this month. Colorado Fashion Week begins today, with a full wardrobe of events; the Colorado Photographic Arts Center will take over the McNichols Building tomorrow, and that's just the start of the stylish fun. Keep reading for our ten best fashion events for October.

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The Ten Best Geek Events in Denver in October

Categories: Events, Lists

Long live the new flesh.
The best month to be a geek is here at last. October brings a heady selection of horror movies, costume opportunities and other top-notch opportunities to get our geek on. Between now and Halloween, our city is offering up everything from a literary sci-fi convention to a visit from the Internet's favorite cartoonist, not to mention all the horror. So much horror... Here are October's ten best geek events, presented in chronological order for easy planning purposes.

See also: Halloween: Geekdom's Official Holiday

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