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As the weather gets colder, the entertainment calendar starts heating up. This week you can watch a local comic yuk it up with Jimmy Fallon, learn about the city's ghost stories and look at historic photos of a different kind of spirit while sampling some of the town's liquid assets.

For more events around Denver, check out the online Westword calendar -- and if we missed any bargain activities, share information in the comments section below.

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Andrew Orvedahl on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at Illegal Pete's South Broadway (Monday, free)

We're always excited around here when someone local gets the recognition they deserve, so why not celebrate Andrew Orvedahl's appearance on Jimmy Fallon at Illegal Pete's tonight. Orvedahl is one of the creators of the monthly show

The Narrarators

, over at the

Buntport Theater

, which just so happens to be performing this Wednesday as well--another free bonus for you this week.

Phil Goodstein: Ghosts & Haunts Of Denver at Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library (Wednesday, free) If you've ever wondered whats up with the more than 2000 bodies burried in Cheeseman Park, or what the ghosts in the Capitol Building are planning, you better check out tonights discussion, led by Phil Goodstein, Denver historian and author of The Ghosts and Haunts of Denver.

EL Brindis REMIXED Opening Reception at Museo De Las Americas (Thursday, free) The new exhibit opens tonight, and the theme: Booze. Tequila,cerveza and pulque will be celebrated tonight, through photography. Photos documenting the evolution of the Mexican beverage industry going all the way back to the 1800's will be on display. The Denver Beer Co and Suerte Tequila will be available as well.

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