Photos: Ugly Christmas Sweaters on Wheels at the Roll Ugly Sweater Mixer

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If you missed Roll's Ugly Sweater Mixer Friday night at the Exdo Event Center, you likely missed some of the ugliest Christmas sweaters in town, which glowed in all their resplendent awfulness under colored lights as they zipped around the rink. Luckily, our photographer Scott Lentz was there to record the ugly skate soiree. Can you handle it? Read on for pics.

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Prud Collective Launches Ethical Fashion With a Fashion Show and Pop-Up Shop on Thursday

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All photos by Amfo Connolly
African tradition meets Colorado style on Thursday, December 18 at Beacons Community Creative Space, where Prud Collective will host an Ethical Fashion launch of its new spring 2015 line with a pop-up shop, cocktails and a fashion show. Prud founder Dacia McPherson's love of American, Japanese and Scandinavian styles are clear in the collection, as are the artistic influences of her design team.

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Photos: Krampus Nacht Celebrates the Darker Side of Christmas

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Krampus, the horned anti-Santa of Alpine folklore, is said to handle the naughty children Santa leaves behind by throwing them in his sack and carrying them off to some unimaginably hellish place. Denver's first Krampus Nacht transformed the Oriental Theater into that den of iniquity on Saturday night, and Scott Lenz was there to capture every moment. Keep reading for photos.

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Photos: A Thanksgiving Eve Karaoke Showdown at the Dong Gong Show

Categories: Nightlife, Photos

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On Thanksgiving eve, amateurs took the stage at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse for a grand karaoke showdown inspired by that ridiculous '70s game show, the Gong Show. Judges Juicy la Booty, Long Gong Scooter and Bad Cop Robin weighed in on each performance, while contestants hoped to avoid hearing the toll of the dreaded dong gong. Photographer Nicki Lamson was there to record both the triumphs and the lamest fails; keep reading for a taste of the evening.

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Red Ball Denver struts for World AIDS Day on Sunday

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Photos courtesy of Colorado AIDS Project

Fashion shows with intricate hairstyles, theatrical mak-up and haute couture are always a feast for the eyes. When the spectacle is for a good cause, it makes the entertainment a charitable effort. This is the case with Denver's Red Ball, now in in its sixth year. We spoke with Jeff Trujillo, Colorado AIDS Project manager of marketing and events in advance of the show -- which takes place Sunday, November 30, at Exdo Event Center -- to find out what makes this fashion show so unique and what surprises are in store for guests.

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Photos: Roll Goes Retro with a Roller Rave Skate Party

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Roller skating is even more fun when it glows in the dark. And that's what happened last Friday night at the Exdo Event Center, where the November edition of Roll! turned on the black lights while skaters spun around the rink in their best retro-rave wear. Photographer Ken Hamblin caught all the action in the following images.

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Photos: Crash 45 Party Fans the Flames for the Telluride Fire Festival

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The spirit of Burning Man and Apogaea will rise in the Rockies when the Telluride Fire Festival debuts in that town in January. On Friday night, Denver burners and other pyromaniacs got a taste of things to come at Crash 45, where the crowds, some in fire-inspired costumes, beat the cold with fire-spinning demonstrations and more. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to catch the action for Westword; keep reading for some of the evening's hottest faces and flames.

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Ink Monstr Celebrates Sticker Art With Sticky Situation at Cluster Saturday

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Photo courtesy of Ink Monstr
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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Photos: A Stunt Show to the Death at Tennyson's Tap

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Walking on hot coals? Swallowing fire? Sticking a pair of scissors down your throat? It's all in a day's work for a side show attraction. Last Friday night, the daring circus freaks of the Oh No Variety Show and the Faded Freakshow went mano a mano in a contest of weird skills for an audience blessed with strong stomachs. Photographer Marissa Shevins was there to capture every last macabre move; read on for a tiny taste of what went down.

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Photos: Kinky Cosplay at the Hentai Sexy Anime Dance Party (NSFW)

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Another side of cosplay was explored Sunday night at the Church, where cat-eared Neko slave girls and big-eyed, pink-haired lasses in skimpy maid costumes mingled on the floor with leather-clad anime he-boys. Photographer Aaron Thackeray brought back these images and more from the decadent evening.

See also: Photos: Nan Desu Kan 2014's Best Costumes on the Contest Runway



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