10 Things to Do For $10 in Denver This Weekend (4 Free!), April 24-26
Drag Nation Returns to Tracks this weekend.
Humans have infinite potential. We use up most of our energy during the week to make enough scratch to do what were passionate about on the weekends. Over the next couple days see what the potential some humans have through art, comedy, dance and much more. It's going to be a crazy weekend if you follow this list, or if you want crank it up even higher by checking out the Westword calendar. We always love to hear what we forget too, so drop a comment below.
Denver Music Summit at McNichols Building (8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, $10)
It doesn't matter if you're a singer with a dream or a music fan with some questions, this will be the place to park your caboose for the weekend. For $10 a day there are a myriad of concerts, panels and listening parties to nerd out for several days. Opening night includes performances from QBala, Land Lines and many more. While Saturday and Sunday will be filled with panels, keynote speakers and even a National Public Radio All Songs Considered listening party hosted by Bob Boilen. Click here for all the details.
Nina Flowers brings the heat to Drag Nation tonight
Drag in the City at Tracks (9 p.m. Friday, $10)
There's always time to dance in this crazy thing we call life, and hopefully you can turn up enough to keep up with these divas. Join resident queen Nina Flowers and her spectacular show for a Friday night you won't forget for a long time. This is the best drag show in the nation, so stumble over here to get your $10 tickets.
Denver Vintage Reggae Society with The Dendrites and Roka Hueka at Oriental Theater (10 p.m. Friday, $10)
Every month DVRS throws a party with the pos vibes of vintage reggae. Even if you think you don't like reggae, the roots music of the genre are actually be pretty cool. Usually the society spinning vinyl, which is good, but this month they have special guests The Dendrites and Roka Hueka, which is going to blow your mind. So come out and immerse yourself in a whole new culture.
Colorado Bike Expo at Colorado Convention Center (10 a.m. Saturday, $10)
Denver is a cycling city. From the USA Pro Challenge to the B-cycle bike share program and the agro fixed-gear heads, we love putting the fun between our legs. Hard to believe this is the first time Colorado has had a bike expo like this, so everyone should show up in support of this inaugural experience. Learn all kinds of things at seminars, race some big wheels and of course local beer and live music will round out the wheels of this expo. Roll the mouse over here to learn more.
Salute The General one last time.
MCA, Mark Mothersbaugh, Photograph by David Lekach
31 Hours of Myopia at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (10 a.m. Saturday, $5-8)
What an amazing treat it was to have Myopia at our fingertips for the last few months. Mark Mothersbaugh proved to be the barometer of cool through his exhibition at the MCA, so soak it up one last time during the final 31 hours of the show. There's at least 31 hours to be spent in the room with all his postcard drawings alone — that room is incredible. Get a final listen of that crazy contraption that churns out that awesome pipe music and see that energy dome one last time. It's pretty amazing what a human is capable of, so thanks for bringing that to our city Mark Mothersbaugh.
Willfully Submit—Flash Fiction & Memoir at Lighthouse Writers Workshop (10:30 a.m. Saturday, free)
In the age of the Internet, everyone should be a writer of some kind. If you fancy yourself a wordsmith of flash fiction or memoir, spend your Saturday morning workshopping your craft to get it ready for publication in literary magazines. Maybe you have some stories you've always felt would benefit society, but don't quite know how to get it out there, show up to this caffeinated event to learn how and get tips along the way from trusted sources. Bring your laptop, they'll provide the donuts to get the keys sticky.
Sleightly Funny With Brian Kirshenbaum at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (9 p.m. Saturday, $10)
If you're running low on things to watch on Netflix, check out Magic Camp for a unique look into the development of sleight of hand. Tonight's show with Brian Kirshenbaum will pass your Saturday night in a superb way, blending the magic of magic with comedy. This highly interactive show mixes impressions with card tricks, Harry Houdini tributes and much much more, so bring yourself on down to the Voodoo.
Return of the child-like wonder at the Toy and Doll Collectors Supershow this Sunday.
Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow at Northglenn Ramada Plaza and Convention Center (11 a.m. Sunday, free-$5)
Kids nowadays probably have cool toys, but they can't compare to the toys of old that become priceless collectors items which is reason enough to come check out the show. Have a browse on the toys mom never bought you from the 1960s all the way to today's. It will be cool to awaken your inner child over G.I. Joes, Alf lunchboxes and O.G. Easy Bake Ovens, which makes for a nice little Sunday. Tickets are only $5 at the door, but if you dress up in some cos-play gear, walk in for free.
Fantastic Rumpus in the Park at City Park (12 p.m. Sunday, free)
BBQ season is coming up real soon, what an amazing time of the year. Get some practice for the summer today at this family friendly community event. What started as a simple family picnic with The Fantastic Hosts seventenn years ago, has blossomed into this huge picnic with DJs, food trucks, hula hoops and so much more. If you don't have a hula hoop, don't worry, they'll give you one. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon then in the park with a bunch of like-minded people looking for a good time. Don't forget to keep our parks beautiful and take home everything you brought with you.
Propaganda! A Comedy Show at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (8 p.m. Sunday, free)
Finally, the best comedy show of the month is upon us again, and this time they're hosting some super thirsty comics from California. Be a good neighbor and buy Sean Green, Tess Barker, Matt Gubser and Keith D'Souza a glass of water. The comedy is free, the parking is free and the free pizza cards are free too, so there's no excuse not to come giggle. Our hometown boy Chris Charpentier is going to be there as well to give you something to reflect and smile about on your Monday morning commute.
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