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The weekend awaits.

Today in Backbeat Online:Last Night's Show: Lazy Lester at Boulder Outlook Hotel. • Reminder: 2009 Westword Music Showcase Awards this Monday night. • The Denver Boot: Jon Snodgrass live at the hi-dive. • MP3 Freeloader: Speakeasy Tiger tomorrow night at the Marquis. • Freaky Friday: Scary-ass babies from Evian. • Arts & Crafts with the Boulder Acoustic Society!Experimental cellist Valerie Kuehne free show tonight at Wax Trax.

Today in Cafe Society:This weekend: Wieners, wines and sugar highs. • Sheehan, wine and a whine-tasting. • Beer Pong at Tambien takes true grit. • Feed me for under 10 bucks: Virgilio's. • Silos at Oskar Blues, Stranahan's go against the grain. • Guess where I'm eating?

Today in The Latest Word:A note to "rug-wearing kiddie-porn aficionado" Vance Fulkerson from the Whup-Ass Master. • A tweet ruling for Boulder DA Stan Garnett. • Pet Airways coming to Denver when pigs (and dogs) (and cats) fly. • President Obama joins Westword on supermax's banned publications list. • Shmuck of the Week: The creep who wants to open a topless coffee shop in Boulder. Bottoms up.

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