Calling all artists: Put up your work on RedLine's sexy walls tonight

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"Manila to Hollywood on the Dashboard of a Jeepney or Tales of Love, War and the American Dream, Starring the Artist as Felipe C. Gregorio Sr. as Audie Murphy," by RedLine artist Alvin Gregorio.
Naked Walls is a one-night stand: On this very rare occasion when the expansive walls at RedLine Gallery are bare, new RedLine resident Amber Cobb and friends are inviting fellow artists to hang their own art there for one splendid night of showing and viewing.

See also:
- BYOB Denver
- Photos: Artists make statements with materials at RedLine
- Material Engagements highlights the work of RedLine artists


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Byers's Big Feed: Art! Music! Beer! Roasted bison!

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Bison the Byers way.
The tradition of the small-town social is vanishing even faster than Colorado's small towns. All the more reason to head out to the eastern plains this weekend for The Big Feed, a unique blend of art show, county fair, hoedown and foot-stomping celebration of rural culture unfolding at the rodeo grounds in Byers, a mere fifty-minute drive from the metroplex.

See also:
- Last Chance, Colorado, barely endures the ravages of time and fire
- Knives, jokes and hunks of meat fly at MCA Denver's bison-butchering bash

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Win tickets to Haunted Mansion, 13th Door haunted house! (updated with winners)

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Christopher Morgan
For more photos of 13th Door, visit our slide show.
Update: Congratulations to asya92 and Cerealluna! You have both won tickets to these area haunted houses. Thanks for reading!

Original post: Those of you who are not willing to a) cry in public, b) scream until even strep would be better, c) bring an extra pair of pants, or c) faint need not continue reading. This contest is only for the truly brave, those who laugh in the face of fear, know the reputations of Denver's haunted houses -- and still want to go ((and want to do so for free).

If you are one of those people, we've got you covered -- with free tickets to Haunted Mansion and 13th Door. Keep reading for details on how to win.

See also:
- Haunted House Tour: Part One
- Denver Haunted House Tour 2011
- Five tips for visiting a haunted house


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Eliot Spitzer and Glenn Beck face off tonight in a real free-for-all

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The big presidential debate is tomorrow night, but political fights are breaking out all over town -- on street corners, in bars. And tonight, there should be a doozy at the Fillmore Auditorium, where political heavyweights Glenn Beck and Eliot Spitzer will go head-to-head in a battle of ideas.

The boxing-themed event is hosted by DISH and continues "The War of the Words," an exchange that started in New York on September 13 along with the launch of DISH's enhanced political programming options, including Beck's new network, TheBlaze, and Spitzer's home network, Current TV.

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Repurposing with a purpose: If you're crafty, you might win tickets to see DeVotchKa

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Want to see Nick Urata and DeVotchKa at Red Rocks on September 20 with the Colorado Symphony and the Airborne Toxic Event? Of course you do...and we have a way you might be able to do it for free.

To enter our contest to tickets for the event, all you need to do is sign up to "like" Westword's Backbeat blog on Facebook and then sign up to leave comments on our blogs using Livefyre -- before Friday, September 14. See the link below for complete instructions.

Or if you like a challenge -- and maybe like to take things apart and put them back together again -- there's another option...

See also:
- Win tix to see DeVotchKa at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony and Airborne Toxic Event
- Best RiNo Boutique - 2012: MegaFauna
- Art for the people: MegaFauna comes to roost at the Meadowlark


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Style Strike bags fashion fans with its first episode

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Photos by Natalie Gonzalez
The crew films an interview next to the style board.
Style Strike debuted yesterday in the plaza of the Denver Pavilions. In this home-grown reality show, host Samuel Schimek -- of the I Heart Denver store in the Pavilions -- chooses audience members with old, out-of-style accessories to "strike" and replace with new items that are actually in "style."

Every Wednesday through August 15, the Pavilions will feature a new Style Strike, focusing on different kinds of accessories. Yesterday, three lucky winners took home brand-new, trendy bags -- and I received free movie tickets just for showing up!
See also:
-- Denver Pavilion's new series Style Strike
-- Cash Mob at I Heart Denver

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Say yes to the...purse with Denver Pavilion's new series Style Strike

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Every heard of Extreme Makeover? How about Say Yes to the Dress? Well, the Denver Pavilions debuts its own series tomorrow from noon to one in the plaza. With the tagline "If you don't like it...STRIKE IT!," Style Strike replaces outdated accessories with new, trendy items hand-picked by style host Samuel Schimek for a few lucky audience members. Every Wednesday starting July 11 through August 15 everyone is welcome to register an old accessory corresponding to the weekly category at 11:30 a.m. Participants may also randomly receive a $25 mystery gift card or be asked to say the tagline on film! You have nothing to lose but items worth up to $200 to win, so take a lunch break and learn about fashion at 16th Street Mall with Style Strike.


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Share your worst bridesmaid dress (or your worst story), win tickets for Bridesmaids

Some of us hate Bridesmaids, if only for the fact that it likely was one of the reasons Kristen Wiig decided to leave SNL. Oscar nominations will do that to an actor/writer.

However! We found a pair of tickets to see the movie at Film on the Rocks on Tuesday night at Red Rocks, and we know that many of you love Bridesmaids. So we're willing to give these tickets up to our readers.

Find out how to get them below.

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A sneak peek of New Belgium's Clips of Faith film fest, beer not included

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New Belgium's Clips of Faith -- a free, outdoor film and brew fest -- reels into Boulder tonight for the third year running. We think the chance to lounge on a picnic blanket, drinking in the fresh (albeit smoky) air as well as rare selections from New Belgium's line of "esoteric" beers, is reason enough to go. But the videos, submitted by amateur filmmakers, are the real attraction. Here's a peek at some favorites from the judging panel, all of which are part of the Faith-fest's fourteen-city tour.

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The laid-back Free School Denver announces its summer schedule tonight

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To call Free School Denver "grassroots" is almost too mild: Like a relic of the '60s, DFS has no hierarchies. Formed in that nascent spirit of community education, the school offers all classes for free, and anyone can attend or teach one. Sessions tend to go down in private homes or welcoming venues that range from coffee houses to public parks, and subjects might include anything from an ongoing Revolutionary Reading Group to Hemp Jewelry Making.

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