10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), March 22-24
Despite snowy forecasts, spring has officially sprung -- and fun events are springing up all over town. From a chance to see an Amsterdam Internet archivist's work to a free screening of the new Ryan Gosling flick to a snack-filled block party, we've rounded up ten events that will green up your world even as they keep some green in your wallet. For a full listing of events around town, check out the online Westword calendar; if you know of more bargain entertainment opportunities, share them in the comments section below.
Nostalgic for the flashy cursors and bizarre personal websites that existed on now-defunct web host Geocities? Amsterdam's Richard Vijgen undertook the massive project of archiving those sites and depicting them as a city map, so you can zoom in on Internet ghost towns. His installation opens tonight at Counterpath.
Psychological help has never been as funny as it is every fourth Friday at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. This improvised psych-ward session has a special guest work out all of his or her deep-seated psychological issues on the couch with three different therapists, using talk therapy for comic relief.
You'll have to arrive early for this free screening of the new movie from Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance, but it will definitely be worth it. Cianfrance will be in person to introduce and talk about new father-and-son film starring Ryan Gosling. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first served.
Before its grand opening on Monday, the Alamo Drafthouse's soft opening this weekend will feature a great bargain while the staff is training: $2 movies. Check out the new theater and see films like Flight, Zero Dark Thirty, Ghostbusters and more for an incredibly low price.
The intersection of Broadway and Evans will light up tonight for the grand opening of two new shops: The Concoctory Creativity Shoppe and Cafe Crescendo. Celebrate the opening of these additions to the neighborhood by eating from food trucks, participating in a scavenger hunt, catching music by Caatinga Blues and Sara Century, and experiencing the highlight of the evening: lightning from a real life Tesla coil.
The Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig's Roost is devoted to helping feathered creatures of all kinds, providing a home for abused and abandoned farm birds. You can help support these winged creatures, too, by landing at this night of comedy and music featuring musical stylings by Bald Eagles and Kitty Crimes, and comedy from Matt Monroe, Kristin Rand and more.
The sounds of classic Indian instruments will be coming from Schlessman Hall at the Denver Central Library today. Chris "Citrus" Sauthoff and Dustin Adams will play sitar and tabla, respectively, and educate your ears to their foreign sounds at this free concert.
Artist-in-Residence Will Wilson will be hanging around the Denver Art Museum Saturday and Sunday as part of his residency, providing museum-goers with tintype portraits that are free with DAM admission. See his work, get your portrait made, and walk through the other museum exhibits that are closing this weekend: Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs, 1997-2012, Potters of Precision: The Coors Porcelain Company, What Is Modern? and more.
Obscene/Courageous Theatre Company, whose mission is to always entertain and disturb its audiences, is hosting two free events this weekend that are sure to to meet that goal. The New Works Festival on Saturday will showcase readings of just-written plays (including one by Alex Reed titled Socially Awkward Penguin) land the 11 Minutes Theatre event on Sunday will do the same, with plays read publicly for the first time.
Finish off your weekend by drunkenly belting out tunes to a roomful of strangers tonight at the Electric Cowboy. There are generous drink specials every Sunday to help give you a false confidence, so take advantage of those before you dedicate a song to that cute stranger in the bar.
206 E. 13th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
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