You're in luck if you're looking for an evening of animation, hilarity and mind-blowing 3-D video: It's Noah Ray McMahan's birthday, and the Beauty Bar maven is taking the party public with a two-night run of Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival, which starts around 8:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. "This is our second year with Spike and Mike," says McMahan. "I think I was twelve years old the first time I saw it in San Diego. They were the first to launch Beavis and Butt-head, and back then, those shorts were so incredibly raunchy. It really made an impression on me at twelve."
Beavis and Butt-head might have gone big-time, but Spike and Mike haven't dropped the raunch. A dance party will follow the 'toons, with London Dungeon, Pictureplane and Hollagramz spinning the tunes.
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But tomorrow night, another sort of entertainment will rev up. ("Super nerd alert!" warns McMahan.) The Rave-Atar Video 3-D Dance Party world premiere will commence once the films end, and will feature custom 3-D music videos by DJ Soup and Bobby C Sound TV, complete with bi-colored 3-D glasses. It's something you might never see again (the process is pretty painstaking, McMahan notes). Then again, you just might: If this test run goes well, the process could be showcased at the National Conference for Video DJs in Vegas this fall. Whatever -- take it all in and celebrate!
Admission is free both nights at the Beauty Bar, 608 East 13th Avenue; for details, go to www.thebeautybar.com or call 720-542-8024.
April 6-7, 2012