The performers are all there to see if theyve gotten into the festival, Fringe director Dave Ortolano explains. Nobody paid attention to the performances in the past. Instead, the event, a Country Flair-themed soirée, will unfold in a fun format featuring party games (yes, Ortolano notes, the kind that a seven-year-old would appreciate), standup commentary by Freak Trains GerRee Hinshaw, and a mix of music, food and drinks. Costumes are encouraged, and game winners earn the honor of picking names from the lottery hat; this year, there are about 48 slots to fill. The choosing begins at 7 p.m. at 1290 Folsom Street in Boulder; go to www.boulderfringe.com.
Wed., Feb. 17, 7 p.m., 2010