10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), March 29-31
There's no better way to celebrate Easter weekend than by watching ladies with bizarre nicknames wrestle in jello. Denver will have that and many more events -- from photography shows to a Walking Dead-watching party -- that you can enjoy over the next few days without dropping too much cash in the Easter Bunny's basket. For more events, go to the Westword calendar, and share other fun bargains in our comments section.
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Untitled #55 at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10) The Denver Art Museum's Untitled series is a fun way to experience art -- and this month's edition looks particularly entertaining. With attractions loosely tied to the theme "Bound," tonight's Untitled will offer everything from arias by Opera Colorado to tin-type portraits by artist-in-residence Will Wilson to even a bind-your-own sketchbook workshop.
Breaking the Cycle at the D.L. Parsons Theater (Friday, free) Using the real-life experiences of former criminals as their inspiration, the actors at the Red Rocks Community College Gateway Program will perform a theatrical piece that delves into tales of addiction and incarceration. The free performance will be followed by a talkback with the actors and professor, so you can get insight into how the stories came together.
It's All Here In Black and White: 20x13 at tbellphotographic Gallery (Friday, free) As part of Colorado's month of photography, tbellphotographic Gallery put out a call for black-and-white photographs of any subject matter. Then thirteen jurors (including Westword's Susan Froyd) voted to determine the twenty photographs that will be featured in the show that opens tonight, creating a very diverse group of pieces that are all connected by their lack of color.
Denver Book Release/Charly Fasano Art Show at Deer Pile (Saturday, by donation) Celebrate local literature at this party for the release of Ken Arkind and Charly Fasano's collaborative book, Denver.. The tome pays tribute to the city by combining text with linocut block illustrations. You'll be able to pick up a copy here, as well as listen to readings by both poets; there will also be live music.
Last Brass Tree Session at the Brass Tree House (Saturday, free) In January 2011, music-lovers living at the Brass Tree House started throwing shows in their living room and videotaping the performances. Since then, the series has become a much-anticipated documentation of local bands. Sadly, the residents of the house with the checkered floor are moving out, so today will be the last Brass Tree Session for the foreseeable future. Catch performances by Safe Boating Is No Accident, The Skeleton Show and more, and bid goodbye to this local staple.
Lucha-Rama Spring Edition at Beauty Bar (Saturday, free before 10 p.m.) It's time again for Lucha-Rama -- Beauty Bar's wild evening of jello wrestling and a Luchadors' match. Sid Pink will host this night that features tunes from DJ Vajra (who is changing his name to DJ Chris Karns), and wrestlers with names like Electric Cameltoe Toe and Mystic Moose Knuckle getting sticky in jello.
The Big Picture at Open Air Gallery behind City 'O City (Saturday, free) The Big Picture is all about bringing art to the streets: The project takes large-scale photography images and expands them as Xerox prints to paste up both in- and out-of-doors. Celebrate the newest edition of the Big Picture tonight in the alley behind City O' City with art, refreshments and live music.
Free Day at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Saturday, free) Every Saturday, the BMoCA opens up its doors and offers free for all. Don't miss this opportunity to see the Museum of Broken Relationships, an exhibit dedicated to preserving the leftover items from failed love, as well as other interesting collections.
A Celebration of Community at Deer Pile (Sunday, $5-10) Local zinester and artist Kelly Shortandqueer was overwhelmed by support of his Indiegogo campaign to fund surgery for his female-to-male transition, and he wanted to do something to help the community that helped him. The result? Tonight's party that's a celebration of the community, and features music from DJ Stat, Boot & Rally, Charismatic Megafauna and Bearsnail, as well as mini-pies from Maple Street Pie Company. Donations will support two very worthy causes: the Denver Zine Library and the Colorado Anti-Violence Program.
Not So Dead Sundays: Walking Dead Watch Party at Jake's Food & Spirits (Sunday, free) Watch the last Walking Dead of the season on the big screen at the Jake's Food & Spirits undead watch party. With zombie-themed food and drink specials and the show airing at 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m. tonight, this is your chance to bid farewell to AMC's creepy show. And when you're left with a Walking Dead -shaped hole in your life, check out Cory Casciato's piece on ways to fill the void .
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