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Nerd Nite and Cartoons & Comedy in Westword’s Best Geek Events

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by Cory Casciato of Westword

3. Nerd Nite
Nerd Nite is a lecture series that takes fun, nerdy topics, adds booze and generates fun. This edition features lectures on Denver’s homeless problem, the challenges of putting objects into orbit and what comedians can teach academics about spicing up their presentations into one evening of inebriated learning. Where else can you hear about exactly what it takes to put a satellite into space, all while sipping some fine microbrews? Okay, maybe in your basement, but then you’re not with a hundred other drunk nerds….

The nerding starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 21, at the Oriental Theater. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. For more info, visit the Nerd Nite Denver website.

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1. Cartoons and Comedy
Would any of us be the same geeks we are today were it not for the influence of cartoons? Now you can relive your Saturday morning cereal-and-cartoon binge glory days at Cartoons and Comedy, where some of Denver’s best comedians gather to mock the ’80s- and ’90s-era toons (and the commercials that accompanied them) we grew up on while we all eat some sugary crap cereal. This is the show’s three-year anniversary and host Christopher Baker promises some fun surprises and special guests for the event.

The show starts at 10 p.m. Thursday, January 28, at Deer Pile. Admission is free. 

Check out the full list at Westword.

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