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Harry Shearer introduces his documentary 'The Big Uneasy' in Denver tonight.
Harry Shearer introduces his documentary ‘The Big Uneasy’ in Denver tonight.

Who is Harry Shearer?

Well forget you. And forget her too. (PG)

How about, Mr. Burns, Smithers, Ned Flanders?


Derek Smalls?

You’re grounded.

He’s a damn genius, that’s who he is.

Shearer is known for co-creating, co-starring and co-writing the 1984 satirical rockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” (with Christopher Guest — how dare you ask who he is).

Shearer also wrote and acted on “Saturday Night Live,” voices dozens of characters on “The Simpsons,” hosts a radio show, has written three books and is a musician.

Holy hell.

Shearer, a resident of New Orleans (among other places), has been vocal about the failure of the Federal levee system that flooded the city during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Natural disaster, his ass. (PG-13)

His feature-length documentary, “The Big Uneasy,” exposes this story, which will be screened at the Denver Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax, Denver, through June 2. Shearer will be there tonight at 7 to introduce the film and answer questions.

(Keep those Qs doc-related. “A Mighty Wind” has nothing to do with Hurricane Katrina. Well, um. Ah, hell.)

Info: Tonight, 7-10 p.m.;; $15

Go art

The Downtown Denver Arts Festival is this weekend, Friday-Monday at the Denver Pavilions, 500 16 St., Denver.

There will be fine art, crafts, jewelry, all that good stuff — and it’s all Colorado artists, more than 130 of them.

I recommend going Memorial Day. Unless: You run for fun. You like chiseled-ab flash mobs. You enjoy severe congestion in town.

If you answered yes to any of these, good luck with that. I’ll be at the bar.

Info: Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

I wanna rock

I hate that song.


Condolences, Dee Snider. If it makes you feel any better, when I had big, blonde, curly hair, my brother-in-law begged me to be you for Halloween. Lucky for you, I’ve been enjoying black hair dye for years.

Tangent over.

Saturday has been declared Denver Day of Rock (not really, but that’s what the event is called. At Skyline Park, on the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Ave., Denver, local bands will play for free on five stages.

Oh, and that one non-local band, Gin Blossoms. You know, “Hey Jealousy.” And, Dennis DeYoung from Styx. And Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers.

You people need to start Wikipedia-ing shit or I’m going to have to go (NC-17) on your asses.

Info: Saturday at Check out the schedule at; Free.

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