Aaahh geek out! Le geek, c'est chic. Geek out!

Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St., Denver, is hosting a new improv show (beginning this Saturday and running every Saturday through Feb. 15), Geek Out. (Hence, my little disco party up there.)

The show, which is returning from previous successful runs, will feature fandom culture as fuel for improvisation. Touting new "Star Trek" and "Hobbit" films in 2013, as well as the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who" and "The Avengers," what better time than now to ... aaaaahhhh, Geek Out! (I'm done.)

Check out the show at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Info:; $14-$16

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Christy Fantz

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This event is a little off the beaten path — and on a Tuesday — but we need to get you kids laid.

Wait. What?

Pump the breaks. Crash 45, 321 East 45th Ave., Denver, (RiNo art district) a neatly groomed dive bar (a local metal artist decorated the bar with his own pieces made from old motorcycle/bicycle parts and vintage truck bodies), hosts a live, Denver version of the popular TV show, The Dating Game, every second Tuesday of each month at 8 p.m.

You can be a single contestant on the show and make an ass of yourself, or you can just sip on some booze and enjoy the ride. There's a straight round, gay round and lesbian round throughout the evening, accompanied by live tunes. Register at 7 p.m., first round is at 8 p.m. Free. (Gotta be 21, sorry kids).


Info:; 303-955-2835

Yeee haw, Denver!

It smells like poop out there. Close your legs, Greeley.

Actually, that stench is coming from Denver — the wildly famous National Western Stock Show has begun, with the kick-off parade that herded hordes of longhorn cattle through the city streets on Thursday. The show opens for the public on Saturday and brings a whole slew of Western-themed entertainment to town until Jan. 26.

Check out this guy. He’s like, "hook a bovine up with some grass, man." He, and along with a ton of his furry friends, is in town for
Check out this guy. He's like, "hook a bovine up with some grass, man." He, and along with a ton of his furry friends, is in town for Denver's National Western Stock Show this month. (Helen H. Richardson / The Denver Post)

From animal shows to rodeos, Denver digs into its roots and has events for just about everyone. On Saturday, check out the free pony rides from 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., a live rodeo and miniature bull riding at 11 a.m. and at 8 p.m.

Or on Sunday, get baked (at home) and then go laugh/oogle/pet/coo at the llamas at the 2 p.m. llama/alpaca show, or catch the rodeo at 2 p.m. (Also, when drinking in downtown Denver this month, be prepared for establishments to be overrun by belt buckles and Stetsons.) There are tons of events — all held at the National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Check them out here:

Along with all that manure, fur and zoo noises, there will be a Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale also at the National Western Complex running the course of the stock show (Saturday-Jan. 26). Dozens of artists will display paintings, photography, sculptures and more — for viewing and purchase. The show is free to those with a stock show general admission ticket. Info:

Speaking of zoo noises...

This Friday and Saturday, bring your state of Colorado ID to the Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., and receive free admission.

Word on the street is an anteater is knocked up. Go check out that strange creature gestating. Her name is Rio and her mate's name is Quito. Aww. I would tell them to get a room, but apparently they already did.

Info:; zoo is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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