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Bizarre topics, weird humor and PowerPoint presentations are a surefire draw for local geeks looking for a night of drinks, knowledge, hysterics and music.

They’ll get that Wednesday when the Boulder Theater hosts Ignite Boulder 6, the latest installment in the tech-savvy series that puts on PowerPoint presentations “with a twist,” according to Ef Rodriguez, one of the event’s organizers.

“It’s just the same good old geekery,” Rodriguez said Monday. “It’s an amateur night for geeks where everybody laughs.”

Ignite is a rapidly sprouting national movement — propelled by social media — that is popping up in cities across the nation. Speakers, who are chosen by votes prior to the event, present 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds.

IF YOU GO



What: Ignite Boulder 6

When: 6 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St.

Cost: $10

igniteboulder.com

Humor lies in the speakers’ scramble to keep pace with the rapidly changing slides while presenting an original — albeit unusual — topic.

Topics this time around include “Screw Logic: An Unbelievable Look at Bizarre Beliefs,” “Classic Literature Through the Eyes of the Modern Teenage Chick Flick,” “The Things They Don’t Tell You about a DUI” and “Making Friends and Insulting People — the Shakespearean Way,” one Rodriguez said he particularly looks forward to.

“I love Shakespeare and I love insulting people so it will be perfect,” he said. “Old-school insults are pretty cool.”

Ignite Boulder has expanded from early installments; April’s Ignite Boulder 4 sold out a University of Colorado auditorium in six minutes and June’s Ignite Boulder 5 came just short of selling out the Boulder Theater.

Rodriguez said Ignite organizers expects to sell out Wednesday’s show.

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