christy fantz
Christy Fantz

'Every Friday at MCA Denver things just got weird."

Every Friday at my abode, things just got weird. And by "just got," I mean a fortnight ago. And by "fortnight," I mean a long time ago.

Uh. Anyway.

Welcome, MCA. The ol' Bandwagon Weird is a great time. Let's swap stories over Ojo Malo forties.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver -- you know where it is, right around the corner from Denver's behemoth REI -- started back up its Black Sheep Fridays, every Friday starting this Friday and running through Dec. 14.

What is it?

Who knows, really. It's unusual. It's strange.

Can I be less specific?

At tonight's Black Sheep, there will be a Japanese game show called "Show Very Enjoyable Game for Everyone."

I told you. Weird, right?

It's hosted by Denver's eclectic Andrew Novick and Marc Hughes. Novick collects weird things that collect weird things. That collect dust. Or something. The local artist is quite the entertainer du jour.

Happy hour drink specials run from 7-9 p.m. and sake bombs are on special in the museum's café.

Info: Friday at 7 p.m.;; 303-298-7554; $5

Art of bombshell

Bettie Page. Paging Bettie Page.

So, you have blood-red lipstick and you like pimpin' the vintage coifs?


Then look what happens when you try to wrap that style with a retro rockabilly dress.

Eeek. Let's get you some help from the pin-up pros.

Local fashoinistas will teach us the ropes at Zia's Boutique, 70 Broadway St., Denver for its How-To Pin-Up Bash at 4 p.m. Friday.

These local chic ladies want you to BYOM (makeup, not merkin) to the shop and they'll help you learn the inner tips on looking like a vintage bombshell.

I mean, we're all sexy as hell, right? Let's just have the experts help us look better than Bettie.

The shop will stay open late and will offer champagne and a one-time discount. (Champagne? Damn. Now we look good. I mean real good.)

Info:; 303-993-5689; free