Ted’s pick: Denver entertainment choices | VailDaily.com

Ted’s pick: Denver entertainment choices

Ted AlvarezVail CO, Colorado

Cycle Jerks ClusterF&*k Alleycat RaceBike racing, indie film, beer and metal what else is there in life? Not much, especially when its free. Denver-area bike couriers started their own independent web show, Cycle Jerks, to chronicle the misadventures of the healthy local bike courier population. The public can join the couriers and be filmed in their annual Clusterf&#k informal race so-called because it begins at Union Station in LoDo and trolls through some of the most congested areas in town. Afterwards, $5 buys participants free beer and live music from metal bands To Be Eaten and Kingdom of Magic at the 3 Kings Tavern. What: Bike race and after-party for Cycle Jerks bike courier-themed Internet show. $5 for beer and metal afterward.Where: Race begins at Union Station; after-party will be held at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 South Broadway. When: Friday, Jan. 4Cost: Free to race, $5 for after-party.Info:www.cyclejerks.com.

Prefuse 73Scott Herren, under the alias Prefuse 73, helped perfect the electronic music subgenre known as glitch, so called because of its stuttering rhythms and alien soundscapes. Though wildly experimental and sometimes weird (think Aphex Twin, but with a beat), glitch has found fans outside of electronica with hip-hop,-rock and pop listeners. You can experience Herrens adventures in micro-sequencing live at Cervantes Ballroom in Denver on Jan. 5. For fans of pioneering musicians working at the edge, this is a cant-miss event. What: Prefuse 73 performs.Where: Cervantes Ballroom, 2637 Welton, Denver.When: Jan 5, 8 p.m.Cost: $18-20.Info: http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com.C3: Fighter Frenzy Video Game TournamentYou may have bested your buddies for video game bragging rights in your apartment, but do you think you have what it takes to team up with them and face off against other game enthusiasts with prize money on the line? Colorado Cutthroat Connection brings professional gaming to Colorado, and their annual Fall Fighting Frenzy is one of their largest tournaments to date. Teams of gamers will square off for two full days of play and $10,000 in prizes. Halo 3, Tekken 5 and Guitar Hero are among the featured games, but watch out for nationally ranked Guitar Hero hero Ben Eberle, whos an ace at virtual shredding, even at the ripe old age of (gasp) 8. Think you can beat an 8-year-old for $10,000 in prizes? Heres your chance. What: Colorado Cutthroat Connections Fighter Frenzy Video Game Tournament.Where: Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus.When: Jan. 4-5, 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.Cost: $10-$20.Info: http://www.coloradocutthroat.com.Jasper Redd at Comedy WorksJasper Redd spent five years as a janitor in Knoxville, Tenn. before realizing he needed a ticket out of his dead-end job. But he chose an unusual and, some would say, just-as-difficult path: Stand-up comedy. Taking a chance has paid off for this comedian, as Comedy Central gave him a stand-up gig on Premium Blend, and he regularly books shows around the country, making crowds laugh with his offbeat observational humor. Redd has also performed on Def comedy Jam and Last Call with Carson Daly. Hes also a champion of San Franciscos Yo Momma joke competition, and made an esteemed appearance in National Lampoons Totally Baked: A Pot-U-Mentary. What: Comedian Jasper Redd.Where: Comedy Works, Denver.When: Jan. 4-6; 8 and 10 p.m.Cost: $20.Info: http://www.comedyworks.com.New Years Psychic FairNew Years is the time of resolutions, but what if you could see into the future to determine whether or not you will actually lose those 20 pounds or finally buy that yacht? Were not making any promises, but the psychics on hand at Isis Books for the annual New Years Psychic Fair might have an answer for you. Tarot readers, numerologists, clairvoyants, psychic pet readers, astrologers, channelers, angel readers and more will help determine your future for as little as $1 per minute. Aura cleansings, massage, henna tattoos and aura photography will also be available at discounted prices. If youre psychic-curious, this is the perfect opportunity to step beyond the veil. What: New Years Weekend Psychic Fair.Where: Isis Books and Gifts, 5701 East Colfax in Denver.When: Jan. 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.Cost: Free; readings for $1 a minute.Info: http://www.isisbooks.com.

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