Things to do in Denver Oct. 19: The Narrators, French film, a presidential debate and more

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The Narrators are back, and this month it’s all about tricks.

The monthly true storytelling show hits the stage again at the Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. For Halloween season, this month’s storytellers — Gina Wencel, Andrew Bueno, Bethany Hernandez, GerRee Hinshaw, Erin Rollman, Jay Guillen and Zac Maas will be speaking on the theme “tricks.”

As usual, admission is free and the beer and wine is cheap. The show starts at 8 p.m.

J’adore Ciné Club presents “Next Time I’ll Aim For the Heart” tonight at the Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave.

At 7 p.m., catch the story of notorious serial killer Alain Lamare (renamed Franck Neuhart in the film), who was also the police officer tasked with catching … uh, himself. Twist!

Tickets are $7 for Denver Film Society members and $11 for non-members.

Explore a fall fairytale this evening at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.

“Luminaria-­lined pathways” light the way to pumpkin displays, live music, face painting, Halloween bingo, a costume contest, a scavenger hunt, crafts, magician Chad Wonder, LED circus performers and seasonal food and beverages.

Admission is $8-14, depending on age and membership status. The Gardens said it sold out last year, and recommends you get tickets ASAP.

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law present a screening of “Unlocking the Cage” and discussion with Steven Wise.

In the documentary, animal rights lawyer Wise, along with the Nonhuman Rights Project, is working toward filing the first lawsuits to transform an animal from a thing with no rights to a person with legal protections.

Doors open at 3 p.m., the screening begins at 3:30 p.m. and the talk begins at 5:15 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. To attend, you need to register here. Space is limited.

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Ashley Dean

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