Photos: Vine Street Uptown Neighborhood Block Party

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All photos by Jake Shane
Colorado's master brewers know they're good at making beer. But are they good at riding tricycles and throwing yeast-filled balloons? The answer to that became clear over the weekend at Vine Street Pub's annual Uptown Neighborhood Block Party and Brewers Olympics, which along with the silly games featured live music and lots of free-flowing beer. Photographer Jake Shane shot these images and more; keep reading for a sneak peek of our slide show.

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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: The Wonders of the Wonder View Tower on Sale This Weekend

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All photos courtesy of Terry Russell
At 10 a.m. today, Bruhns Auction Gallery began selling off the contents of the Wonder View Tower, the amazing roadside attraction that C.W. Gregory built on the plains a hundred miles from Denver back in 1926, and that subsequent owner Jerry Chubbock turned into an amazing museum stuffed with...stuff.

Chubbuck passed away last year, and now the family is selling all that stuff -- and, perhaps, the tower itself. Keep reading for a look at the building and its contents.

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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.

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

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Nan Desu Kan 2014's greatest cosplay moment -- the annual costume contest -- unfolded onstage at the Denver Marriott Tech Center on Saturday night, with anime-inspired wings and weapons galore. Photographer Marissa Shevins recorded the action with these images and more.

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Photos: The Cosplayers of Nan Desu Kan 2014

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Step inside the Nan Desu Kan anime convention, the region's largest, and you walk into a magical universe of gaming, screenings, fan panels, concerts and detailed costumery created in allegiance to favorite characters from the far-fetched world of anime. There's nothing else like it, as these images by photographer Danielle Lirette of this weekend's events convey.

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Colorado Photographers Document Disaster in Flood: A Thousand Year Event

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Katie Harwood, "February 19, 2014, 5:09:10 PM," Archival Pigment Fiber Based Print, 2014.
When Front Range communities washed away in last year's torrential rains and subsequent floods, some folks who experienced the disaster firsthand did so with cameras in hand, documenting the stark power of nature as rivers jumped their banks to wreak havoc. A year later, the Dairy Center for the Arts will commemorate the Boulder region's floods with Flood: A Thousand Year Event, curated by Mark Sink and featuring images by seven of those photographers: James Balog, Andrew Beckham, Chris Brown, Charles Forsman, Kevin O'Connell, Richard Van Pelt and Katie Harwood. The show opens tonight with artist talks at 4 p.m. and a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and runs through October 10. Admission is free. Keep reading for images from the exhibit.

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Photos: Beer, Bikes and Outrageous Costumes at Tour de Fat Denver

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Denver cyclists donned wacky outfits Saturday to ride in New Belgium Brewing's traveling Tour de Fat beerfest stopover in City Park. The day kicked off with a bike parade and ensuing festivities included contests, live music, a side-show performance by the Handsome Little Devils, a costume fashion show and overflowing suds. Photographer Ken Hamblin was there to snap these shots of the costumed revelers.

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Photos: Comedy Fans Having Too Much Fun at the Curtis Club

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In the wink of an eye, the Fine Gentleman's Club's annual drunken joke-fest and recreational opportunity -- the Too Much Funstival -- came and went this past weekend. Photographer Brandon Marshall was there to capture the action at Friday night's TMF romp at the Curtis Club.

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Playbill: Four Front Range Plays to See This Week

Categories: Photos, Theater

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Jim Hogan as Huey and Aisha Jackson as Felicia in Memphis, at the Arvada Center.
Theater companies all along the Front Range are springing to life as fall seasons get under way. Catch a rocking musical or a taut dark comedy close to home, or venture north for a one-woman tour-de-force or an evening of colorful folklore, with awesome stage moves.

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