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October is upon usthe spookiest month of the year. And to celebrate, the Curious Theater Company pays homage to spookiest monster of the forestBigfoot. Check out this evening of creepy, outlandish, and downright weird performances from some of Colorado's finest comics and musicians. Mon 7:30p.m. Curious Theater Company, 1080 Acoma St. $5. To purchase tickets, call 303-623-0524. For more info, visit www.curioustheater.org. Golden Dragon Acrobats Oct. 9
Sure, the Ringling Brothers and their "Greatest Show on Earth" roll into the Denver Coliseum this week. But if you really want to see some magnificent displays of balancing, juggling, dance, comedy, and magic, head up to Boulder instead for a performance by China's Golden Dragon Acrobats (their show's been around for 27 centuries). Mixing award-winning acrobatics, traditional Chinese dance, and beautiful costumes, this show is bound to thrill-even if they don't have the elephants. Sun 2 p.m. Macky Auditorium, on the CU Boulder campus. $5-$25. For tickets, call 303-786-7030. Barks and Bow Ties Oct. 7
This town's goin' to the dogs...for one night, at least. Bring your pooch for an evening of cocktails and Milkbones to benefit the Denver Dumb Friends' League. Humans get dinner and canine guests get a bow tie or string of pearls. Fri 6-10 p.m. $125. For more information, call 303-751-5772, ext. 7223. Letters to Stanley Through Oct. 13
The title of artist Julie Puma's moving installation refers to the letters sent to her father following her mother's death from breast cancer. Sponsored by Day of Caring for Breast Cancer Awareness in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Mon-Fri 9 a.m.-4p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m. Mizel Center for Arts and Culture, Cooper Balcony, 350 Dahlia St. Free. For more info, call 303-316-6360 or visit www.mizelcenter.org.
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