10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (5 Free!), December 18-20
Meet Santa at ROLL Denver's ugly Christmas sweater party.
With just one more weekend before Santa's big night, the time and money is spreading thin, so spend it wisely. Over the next couple days we have all the ingredients to make it a naughty and nice weekend. Make erotic ornaments, roll weed or roller skate for some fun. Let us know of any events we missed for this list in the comments section and check out the Westword calendar for a complete lineup.
A Very Bong-a-Thon Holiday Party at Smoke Studios by CNR (4:20 p.m. Friday, $10)
Jingle bells, what's that smell? Just Christmas in Colorado. Santa has his sack of green and he'll be ready for this bong- and joint-rolling competition. Also bring your ugliest MacGyver or gas station purchased bong for a special contest too. There's talk of a pot-luck, which you can find out about more here. When it comes to bong-a-thon's, the more the merrier.
XXX-Mas Craft Fair at MCA Denver (6 p.m. Friday, $5)
Christmas is all about spending time with the family, but the ornaments you decorate at tonight's event probably shouldn't be going on mom's tree. Make erotic ornaments, grab an adult beverage and explore the MCA tonight. If you feel like giving the gift of an MCA membership for someone, you can get one for free for yourself too.
Laura Ann Samuelson pays tribute with dance tonight at the BMoCA.
Do Not Fear Ideas, Do Not Fear, Do Not Do Ideas at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (6:30 p.m. Friday, $8)
Laura Ann Samuelson pays tribute to fellow artist Susan Wick at the BMoCA tonight with dance. While Wick's art hangs in the museum, Samuelson will try to embody the artist in a dance performance. Even though the performance will likely be non-linear and non-narrative, the audience will be able to follow along and resonate with both women as their exhibitions bounce off each other.
Strap on the skates and roll for Christmas.
ROLL Ugly Sweater Part III at EXDO Events Center (9 p.m. Friday, $5)
The ROLL party continues tonight in the tradition of the ugly christmas sweater party. Besides rollerskating, the night includes karaoke and regular dancing as well. Santa will be there to snap a selfie with, and there's no cover before 9 p.m. It's too cold to do anything outside, so strap on some skates with that ugly sweater and sweat like crazy.
Lipgloss with Andy Rourke of The Smiths at Bar Standard (9 p.m. Friday, $7)
Legendary bassist Andy Rourke returns to the Lipgloss party to hype up the night with jams of his choosing. Find out how to party with a man who hung out with Morrissey. He's also played with bands like The Pretenders, Killing Joke and The Stone Roses, so you know his taste it top notch. Get some dancing out of your system tonight.
Olde Golden Christmas at Downtown Golden (11 a.m. Saturday, free)
Round the family up and get to Golden for the final celebration of the old time Christmas party. Enjoy the winter wonderland of Downtown Golden with Santa encounters, free Newfoundland dog-pulled cart rides and a parade. Stick around after the sun goes down to see the lighting displays.
Donut Panic Release Party at Fiction Beer Company (12 p.m. Saturday, free)
Always leave time in your week to try new things. Today, try the delicious combination of a Confuzed Samoa Donut Ale and Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts. Buy a beer or a bomber for the road of a brew with hints of chocolate, coconut and caramel paired with a tasty doughnuts. What a winter treat this release will be.
Artists Gathering #10 at Mutiny Information Cafe (7 p.m. Saturday, free)
The theme of this party is The Twilight Zone, so move into the land of shadow and substance and cross on over. Mutiny hosts this gaggle of artists who will produce live art while bands shred, dancers dance and live projections and special effects fill the space. Mix it up with these creators for the evening.
Leave madelife in stitches tonight.
4th Annual Puppet Party at madelife (7 p.m. Saturday, free)
This might be an adult party, but the kids are welcome too, because we're having fun with hand puppets. Slide on in to create puppets and make extensions of yourself. Come prepared to compete against other puppeteers in the live show once you get the googly eyes just right. Some innocent fun for your Saturday night.
Make way for the tubas to ring in the holiday cheer.
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TubaChristmas at Skyline Park (1 p.m. Sunday, free)
Songs have a way of becomoing transcendent once you add a brass section to them. A solid holiday tradition for our city, listen to over 300 tuba players have their way with Christmas tunes. Skyline Park will be decked out with all the holiday trimmings to add to your viewing pleasure. Bring your ice skates to do a few laps around the rink too.
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