10 things to do for $10 (8 free!) in Denver this weekend, August 30-September 2
There's plenty to do this three-day weekend that won't have you spending all those hard-earned dollars. Celebrate Labor Day with a poolside concert and comedy show, jello wrestling, free yoga and lots more. See the Westword calendar for a full roster of Labor Day happenings, and share more cheap fun in our comments section below.
Untitled #60 (Signature) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10) This month's Untitled event at the Denver Art Museum is all about the ways artists leave their mark -- and how you can, too. From learning to make a signature yarn tag and checking out the Ladies Fancywork Society's spectacular new installation to taking a museum tour with graphologist Kathi McKnight pointing out the signatures of the museum (complete with a mini reading of your own John Hancock), you'll enjoy a plethora of art-related fun this evening.
Too Much Funstival kickoff at the Taxi Pool (Friday, free) The Fine Gentlemen's Club's Too Much Funstival kicks off a jam-packed weekend of comedy, music and partying at Taxi tonight with a free pool party while bands like Sauna and Wheelchair Sportscamp play by the water. Swim, listen to music and comedy, and gear up for a weekend of rowdy, hilarious fun. See the full schedule here.
Rocky Horror Back to School Show at the Esquire Theatre (Friday, $8) Last month Denver's Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast broke the world record for the number of people watching the cult classic at Red Rocks. But this month you can see the crew back in their regular home, doing the time warp again to this cult classic in a special back-to-school edition of the show.
Spelling Bee(r) at Illegal Pete's DTC (Friday, free) Make up for ghosts of misspellings past (and create new ones) at the adult spelling bee at Illegal Pete's tonight. Every correct spelling wins you a free Breckenridge beer, which is sure to help your mental abilities as you move along in the contest.
A Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park (Friday-Monday, free) Foodies of all kinds will rejoice at this annual festival devoted to the great eats of our state. Sample lots of snacks, watch bands on the main stage, and check out a variety of vendors at the outdoor fair.
Aztec Day of the Dead at Black Vulture (Friday-Saturday, free) It's never too early for Halloween. Celebrate the Aztec day of the dead at this art show and cultural event with face painting, food from Adobe Kitchen, and art related to death.
Lucha Rama 3 Year Anniversary at Beauty Bar (Saturday, free before 10 p.m.) Celebrate three years of Lucha Rama at this extravaganza of Mexican Luchador fights, jello wrestling, and great tunes from DJ Wushu and Deejay Diabolic. Entry before 10 p.m. is free, and the night promises to be full of T-shirt giveaways and dance mayhem.
Zero Cool at the Deer Pile (Saturday, free) Laptop electronic music definitely has an appeal, but it's a nice break to see musicians manipulating real hardware. Tonight's Zero Cool music show has two rules: no turntables and no laptops. Watch while Disco for the Dead, Church Fire and Brotherhood of Machines create killer tunes without the help of Ableton.
Strange Yoga at Strange Grounds (Sunday, free) Chill out at Strange Grounds' free weekly vinyasa flow class. Downward dog and savasana your way closer to inner peace without having to pay expensive yoga class prices at this all-levels, community event.
Our Journey at various locations (Friday-Monday, free) This weekend is the last chance to enjoy fourteen museums and historic spots along Colorado's central plains for free. Get an Our Journey ticket online or by calling 800-825-0208, then check out places like Grampa Jerry's Clown Museum, the Cheyenne Wells Old Jail Museum, and the World's Wonder View Tower.
590 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80218
Get the Arts and Theater Newsletter
Weekly information keeping you in the know when it comes to the art and theater scene. Find out about upcoming performances, exhibitions, openings and special events.