10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), August 9-11
You won't need to raise money with Walter White-style drug-manufacturing in order to have fun in Denver this weekend. From a celebration of the gritty meth drama Breaking Bad (and a TV show-inspired art show) to a public art tour to the third annual Denver County Fair, there's a lot of low-cost entertainment in town. Read on for our picks of under-$10 events, share your own favorites in the comments section, and check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of things to do.
The Denver Digerati's Friday Flash program continues tonight with motion-based digital art projected at 14th and Champa streets, made by such RedLine Gallery-based artists as Katie Martineau-Caron, Nikki Pike and Katie Watson. As a special bonus, Pizza Republica will be providing free pizza at 6:30 p.m.
See a one-night-only musical performance tonight on the roof of the MCA, put on by the Super Friends Musical Alliance. Four musicians who have never played together will get together to create a completely improvisational performance while you sip cocktails on the rooftop and look out at the city.
You could spend the entire weekend of the Denver County Fair, and a ticket for all three days costs just ten bucks! Activities include an X-Treme Pancake Breakfast, performing pigs, a geek pavilion, and tons more. Check out Cory Casciato's interview with entertainment director Andrew Novick for more insight on all the fun.
Sheridan Furrer & Myra Rios
Sheridan Anderson Furrer and Myra Rios Artist Reception at eden (Friday, free)
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a carnival tonight at an opening reception for a joint show by Sheridan Anderson Furrer and Myra Rios at eden. While you look at exciting new art, the restaurant/bar/gallery will host carnival-themed fun, with ring tosses, cotton candy to munch on and music from Bill Yunz.
Spend your hard-earned cash on great goods -- knowing the money will go right back into the local economy at the monthly Handmade Homemade Market, where everything is locally produced and priced by suggested donation. There will be a wide selection of unique clothing, crafts and eats today -- definitely something for everyone
"Collision Course" by Emily J Moore
Get stoked for the final season of Breaking Bad with an entire art show inspired by the AMC drama about a high school teacher turned drug lord. Local artists who are fans of the show will be presenting their Walter White-inspired work, and there will be free giveaways.
Once you've gotten excited at Saturday's themed art show, gasp along with a group of equally entranced people at the season premiere of Breaking Bad tonight. The Sidewinder will have food and drink specials to go along with a free screening of the anxiety-inducing show, now entering its final season.
Learn more about Denver's public art through a series of free tours put on by the city. This installment will meet in the Wellington E. Webb Building plaza and travel a half mile down 14th street, stopping at landmarks like Lawrence Argent's "I See What You Mean" (the big blue bear) and more. RSVP ahead of time to guarantee a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third annual Viva Streets, LiveWell Colorado is closing down all car traffic in the Berkeley/Regis neighborhood so that cyclists, runners, hula hoopers and more can enjoy the streets. Listen to live music, purchase healthy food and relish the absence of auto traffic for a day.
See Globeville's newest public art today at an official unveiling ceremony and reception. The underpass at 46th and Lincoln now features large-scale murals by Jeremy Silas Ulibarri (aka Jolt), youth from PlatteForum's ArtLab program, and artist Anthony Garcia. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, head over to Street Kidz and then Crash 45 for a reception and screening of a short film about the process of creating the pieces.
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