10 things to do for $10 (4 free!) in Denver this weekend, September 27-29
The Grawlix dudes are back! The Denver comedy trio has been out doing big things on the national stage lately, but tonight, Adam Cayton Holland, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl bring their ridiculous monthly show back to the Denver -- and for a bargain price. If comedy is not your thing, you can also check out paranormal sights, local sounds and green driving options at a host of shows, showcases and parties happening all over the city. Be sure to visit the online Westword Calendar for even more entertainment options, and feel free to let us know about your own events in our comments section below.
See also: Grawlix pilot, Those Who Can't, not picked up by Amazon
The Grawlix Episode 32 at The Bug Theatre (Friday, $10) When the members of the Grawlix aren't out doing comedy all over the country, they come home to host one of Denver's most notoriously entertaining nights. This special episode of the live show sees all three comedians on stage together for the first time in a long time, along with special guests Nathan Lund from The Fine Gentleman's Club, David Huntsberger from the Professor Blastoff podcast and comedian Ian Douglas Terry from Omaha. Plus, they've got a special guest up their collective sleeve, and knowing these guys, it is someone worth a trip to the charming Bug Theatre in the Navajo Art District.
Holy Underground Block Party at Larimer Lounge and various venues (Friday, $10) Tonight for just ten bucks, you can catch some of Denver's best and brightest acts -- like Shady Elders, Men In Burka, DJ Musa and more. Enjoy music at multiple venues along the newly revived strip while checking out everything Larimer Street has to offer -- like the recently established but already very popular Cold Crush lounge and venue -- in a block-party atmosphere. As an added bonus, a portion of the ticket sales go to helping Colorado acts get to the annual CMJ Music Marathon in New York this October.
This monthly event always brings something unexpected to the museum, with a host of late-night guest stars and activities. Tonight local chefs prepare food for a communal meal on the plaza while the museum celebrates the closing of its summer exhibition, Spun. In keeping with the harvest theme, Untitled guests also get to take home a piece of the massive, coral reef crochet project that, thanks to the Ladies Fancywork Society and local crafters, has been growing all summer long.
Handmade in Colorado Expo at Skyline Park (Friday and through the weekend, free) Catch some sun (we hope) at Skyline Park this weekend while checking out the work of Colorado's best crafters. Find wearable art, pottery, woven items and more at this outdoor showcase while enjoying food and drinks from local eateries and food trucks, and meet the people behind the pieces.
The 2nd Annual Spirits of Colorado Paranormal Convention at the Hotel St. Nicholas in Cripple Creek (Saturday, $10 pre-registration) If getting deep into the spirit world is your thing, this day-long event is for you. With psychic readings, lectures on near=death and out-of-body experiences and even a midnight morgue séance, the gathering of like-minded ghost hunters and spirit experts is a great way to experience a new dimension. Activities run through the day at various prices, and those brave enough are invited to rent a room at the hotel for a ghost-friendly slumber party.
12th Annual 1830's Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market at Tesoro at The Fort (Saturday and Sunday, free) Travel back in time and see two cultures merge at this celebration of Spanish Colonial and Western artists. The annual two-day event gives visitors a chance to spend a day in the old West, with a taffy pull and storytelling, a cigar box-guitar-making workshop and other cultural craft demonstrations. Music, dance and food are all part of free, arts-driven celebration.
ReSource Wars! at Resource Boulder (Saturday, free, canned food donations) Come see the work of nine hand-picked design teams that were challenged to create unique installations at the ReSource yard in Boulder in just fifteen hours. These works of art made from reclaimed materials will become permanent installations at the facility, which offers salvaged building materials and tool rental to do-it-yourselfers in the area. But this is more than just an art show, with food, drinks, games and giveaways for all ages -- and the yard will also be collecting canned goods to help victims of the Colorado floods.
Take Charge! National Plug In Day at Belmar (Saturday, free) Ever want to take an electric car on a test drive? The third annual National Plug In Day is all about eco-friendly vehicles, and invites potential green drivers to come out and learn more about the ins and outs of these gas-free automobiles. Electric car experts will be on hand to answer questions and take drivers out on the road to see what it's like to drive an environmentally-friendly auto.
Fundraiser for Daniel Johnston's Art Show at Rhinoceropolis (Sunday, donation) When local artist and curator Taylor Boylston was looking to set up new art shows at her backyard DIY gallery, she went big. After a massive e-mail endeavor to some of her favorite national artists, she got a call from Daniel Johnston's people -- and now he will be showing at The Inca House this November. But the show requires a hefty deposit, so on Sunday, local musicians are coming together to raise money for the artistic endeavor. Donate a little cash, enjoy sets from Chase Ambler, Cop Circles, American Culture and more, and help bring some of Johnston's never-before-seen-in-Colorado art to our burgeoning scene.
Radio Disney Block Party in Stapleton (Iola Street between 25th and 26th Streets) (Sunday, free) Radio Disney hosts a day of family-friendly activities and a chance for neighbors in the adjoining Stapleton and north Aurora areas to get together and get to know each other. But this family-friendly event isn't just for the locals -- all are welcome to drive, walk and bike to a big, end-of-summer block party featuring games, prizes and a chance to talk with local city officials.
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