Things to do in Denver today, Oct. 11: BADBADNOTGOOD, “The Pit and the Pendulum” and microbes

Another weird Wednesday.

BADBADNOTGOOD. (Photo: Connor Olthuis)

BADBADNOTGOOD. (Photo: Connor Olthuis)

Things are gonna get weird and jazzy and improv-y tonight at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. BADBADNOTGOOD is in town and they’ve got local support from the always delightful Other Black.

Tickets are $30, doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.

Halloween is still 20 days out, but if you’re already getting into the spirit, A Film For All Seasons has a movie for you. They’ll be presenting “The Pit and the Pendulum” — the Vincent Price-starring classic based on the Edgar Allen Poe story — at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St.

Tickets are $8.50.

If you’re looking for something brainy to do, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., has you covered.

Jessica Metcalf, assistant professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, will be there to discuss her work using microbes preserved in coprolites (ancient fecal material) to characterize the gut microbiome of ancient humans, allowing her to map how our intestines have changed over time. The presentation starts at 7 p.m. in the Phipps Theater, so yes, there’s a visual element to this microscopic journey.

Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for non-members.

For more fall fun options, take a look at our guide to pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses and all that in the Denver area.