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October cstweetup at Ivywild

30 Wednesday


Whether or not Twitter is better than Facebook? Whether the initial public offering of China-based e-commerce site Alibaba will dwarf the micro-blogging site's IPO? Whether "YOLO" can still be used as an ironic hashtag? These are all things you could talk about at tonight's #cstweetup, technically a gathering of like-minded digital users, but really just a party for people who may or may not know each other. This one, like almost everything these days, is at the Ivywild School (1604 S. Cascade Ave., 368-6100). It starts at 5, and I'll leave the decision of whether to dress in costume to your cojones. — Bryce Crawford

Terror on Tejon

31 Thursday


You probably have plans already tonight. A costume party, trick-or-treating with the kids, or jumping out of the bushes scaring passersby in your old Scream gear. But if you don't, consider suiting up in your hottest zombie/Walter White/whatever-the-kids-are-into-these-days best for Terror on Tejon, a multiple-party bash at Gasoline Alley, the Mansion, Blondies, Red Martini and Cowboys ( There will be prizes, giveaways and appearances by former Cirque du Soleil performers, all starting at 8. Pre-sale tickets are $10. — Edie Adelstein

Bourbon bar

1 Friday


Ahead of the soon-to-open Bourbon Brothers Southern Kitchen concept at the new Copper Ridge development, consulting chef and bourbon book author Victor Matthews has made a commendable effort to stock his own Black Bear Restaurant and Bourbon Bar (10375 Ute Pass Road, Green Mountain Falls, 684-9648) with an enormous selection of the good stuff, from Pappy to Elijah Craig and Jefferson's. And now he's offering a Basic Bourbon Training class at 8 every Friday evening. The cost varies depending on your drink selection, and Matthews says "anyone serious" can sit for a Bourbon Sommelier Certification (Matthews' own brainchild) after a month. — Matthew Schniper


2 Saturday


Zorro has nothing on itchy-O, a 32-member band dressed in futuristic mariachi outfits and black masks. What's more, Zorro doesn't break out the Chinese parade dragon, fog machine, taiko drum or electric guitar. Suffice it to say, the Denver group puts on experiences, not concerts, and tonight is your last chance to see one in Colorado before 2014. Doors open at 7 as part of Noche de los Muertos at Stargazers Theatre & Event Center (10 S. Parkside Drive, with locals Moonhoney Gypsy Tango Cabaret. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. — Edie Adelstein


3 Sunday


Foreigner's very name suggests "other than" status, and its website does plenty to reinforce it. Under the "FACTS" section are statements like, "Foreigner have 9 Top 10 hits (that's just one less than The Eagles, as many as Fleetwood Mac, and more than Journey, Crosby, Stills and Nash, ZZ Top, Bad Company, The Steve Miller Band, Alice Cooper, Genesis, Def Leppard, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and a whole lot more)." Classy! If you want to see how such pluck translates to the stage, and to pop-music time capsules like "Hot-Blooded," "Cold as Ice" and "Double Vision," the band will play starting at 6 tonight at the Pikes Peak Center (190 S. Cascade Ave.,, $49-$68.75). — Kirk Woundy

Dance card exhibit

4 Monday

back in the day

Looking back to those times when unwanted invitations to high school dances warranted an awkward pause, then a forced smile and a nod, a "full" dance card may have come in handy. Used to coordinate dance partners at balls beginning in the 18th century, these babies could have easily, tactfully, gotten you out of anything. Educational and useful, yes? Learn more by heading to Colorado College's Tutt Library (1021 N. Cascade Ave.,, which is showcasing a free, mini-exhibition of old, scrapbooked cards from CC students now through Dec. 1 daily during library hours. — Anna Palmer

Asma Hasan

5 Tuesday


Born in America to Pakistani immigrant parents, writer and political pundit Asma Hasan finds herself in a special position to talk about what it's like to be Muslim in this country. And Hasan does just that, and then some, having authored three nonfiction books and appeared on CNN and in The New York Times, among others. Find out where she's coming from at 7 tonight, at CSU-Pueblo's Occhiato University Center Ballroom (2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Admission is free. — Gracie Ramsdell

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