Super Nerd Alert

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.

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 or call 720-542-8024.
April 6-7, 2012

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