So here's the gig: On Oct. 9, 2004, the fantabulous Beastie Boys distributed 50 video cameras to their audience at a sold-out Madison Square Garden show. Later, some lucky fellows edited all the footage for your enjoyment. The result: Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That, a musical documentary to show with the world premiere of A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hrnblowr (a 30-minute short directed by Adam Yauch) at An Awesome Night with Beastie Boys. Head to Tinseltown (1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) tonight at 8 to partake in this one-night only event. You just might be the biggest dork in the world if you miss it. MS
If a definition for "wearable art" has ever eluded you, head to InHouse Studios (1363 Pecan St.) between 5 and 9 tonight for Manitou Springs Arts Council's Wine and Wearables Gala. Jewelry, clothing and masks are a few items being bandied under the "wearable" banner. Wine, live music and a silent auction add more traditional entertainment to the menu, and make the free entry even more unusual. The Council is betting on selling enough wine and wearables to line its non-profit coffers, so keep that in mind while perusing. For more info, call 685-4729 or visit manitouspringsartscouncil.org. VM
- Enjoy playful abuse of the Bards texts at The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged.
Something you can grow in an organic garden: a tomato. Something you cannot grow in an organic garden: bologna. To find out everything you need to know about what to plant, attend the free "Organic Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region" class at Bear Creek Nature Center (245 Bear Creek Road) this morning from 11 to noon. Call 520-6387 to reserve a spot or to find out more information. MS
Dig legendary jazz cornetist Ed Polcer and vocalist Judy Kurtz this evening with "When Broadway Meets Swing Street" at Giuseppe's Old Depot Restaurant (10 S. Sierra Madre St.). Polcer played with The Benny Goodman Sextet and is internationally recognized for his American jazz standards. Tickets for the 7:30 show cost $25 (cash or check only) and can be reserved at 685-9766 or 527-3988. MS
Suppose it's true, that theory about your life flashing before your eyes just before you die. Want to see what Shakespeare saw in his final moments? A good approximation (minus awful memories of The Plague and endless Latin lessons) might be The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In 97 irreverent minutes, The REP's new show at the Fine Arts Center (30 W. Dale St.) will bring you through all 37 of the Bard's plays. Today's performance, the third of opening weekend, begins at 2. Complete Works runs through April 9, and tickets are $18.50 for members and $20.50 for non-members. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org to get yours. KW
- Ben Franklin wanted the national bird to be a turkey. Learn more about the enigmatic statesman at the American Numismatic Associations Money Museum.
Hiyu, taniyohi la, you're going to learn something about Native American culture today. The Colorado College Native American Student Union is celebrating its 15th annual Heritage Week from today through March 31, so head on down to CC's Gaylord Hall (Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave.) tonight at 7 for a talk by Dr. Joseph Hesbrook. A liaison for the Lakota tribe to the federal government, the good doctor will be giving a talk called "From Tepee to D.C.: Indian 101," exploring the histories and cultures of American Indian peoples in North America and analyzing the various political, cultural, legal and military relationships tribes have developed with our government. The talk is free and open to the public, which is always lila waste. Call 389-6649 for more. KL
This one's for the masochists: The right's leggy counter to the "liberal media" and the left's favorite face to pie, columnist and New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter takes the Paramount Theatre (1621 Glenarm Place, Denver) stage tonight for an evening with ... Ann Coulter. (Straight up; no opener.) It's a question-and-answer format, and the promoters encourage would-be inquisitors to e-mail their Qs beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just remember: The name of the show is "The World According to Ann Coulter" not you. The show starts at 8, and tickets start at $40. Pricey, sure, but priceless if pie is served. To charge tickets by phone, call 520-9090. For more info, visit paramountdenver.com. VM
Unwieldy band name aside, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is onto something. Combining Talking Heads-like frivolity and nasally vocals with catchy, jangly melodies, the group has coasted on pure D.I.Y. Internet-based buzz alone. Tonight's concert at the Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver) may be sold out, but it's worth the scalper's ticket to catch the Clap. Wait, that didn't come out right. The show starts at 8; check nipp.com for more info. KL
Have you seen those new $10 bills, with the red "We the People" on them? Ben Franklin would be so proud. Turns out the patriot and statesman also invented anti-counterfeiting techniques and helped design some of the first U.S. money. Check out some of his handiwork at Benjamin Franklin: A Man for All Times, a mini-exhibit celebrating his 300th birthday, at the American Numismatic Association's Money Museum (818 N. Cascade Ave.). Today's hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission to the museum always is free. For more information, visit money.org or call 632-COIN (2646). KW