10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (8 Free!), January 23-25
Hard to believe that we're already in the fourth weekend of the new year. Hopefully everyone is keeping up with their resolutions, but if you're not there's not a lot going on this weekend that will be bad for your health or hard on your finances. Lose your voice to some competitive karaoke, explore frigid winter wonderlands and laugh at some things that'll make you cringe. We love when you leave us comments about events we missed, and don't forget to check out the Westword calendar for more.
Black Sheep Fridays: Devo v. Bowie Karaoke at Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (Friday, $5) Black Sheep Fridays are finally back, and they are kicking it off with a glam-versus-new wave grudge match. A karaoke competition pitting "Mongoloid" versus "Queen Bitch" and "Gates of Steel" against "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide." The fate of these two superstars of rock is inside of you, so hop on stage and belt it out.
Clue: The Musical at Armory Performance Art Center (Friday-Saturday, $10) Come check out this classic and crazy who done it musical. Was it Colonel Mustard in the library or Professor Plum with a candlestick? It remains to be be seen, but you'll only find out if you show up. Get $10 tickets here.
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rePOPulated: Contemporary Perspectives on Pop Art at Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities (Friday-Saturday, free) Pop art is very pleasing to the eye, usually because it takes something we're already familiar with, and puts a new spin on it. And yes, there will be a handful of classic pieces from Warhol, Lichtenstein and others, but there will be plenty of new works from local pop artists to captivate your viewing pleasure.
Art of Winter at Larimer Square (Friday-Sunday, free) Hop into the upcycled winter wonderland happening downtown this weekend. Artists have repurposed skis and snowboards into works of art for all to come and admire and be inspired.
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WinterBike at Copper Mountain Resort (Saturday-Sunday, free) Some people are nutty, and that's cool. If you're one of those people or are curious about becoming one, go learn about winter bike riding a Copper today. Hop on a fat-tire bike and try it out and get advice from experts in the field. If you're really core, there's going to be a night time bike race, but that'll set you back a little more than $10.
Winter Park 75th Anniversary Celebration Weekend at Winter Park Resort (Saturday, free) If you're already going up skiing, enjoy a Ten for $10 afterwards, with a parade filled with quirky winter floats and fireworks show right in downtown Winter Park. You can even go sledding at the tubing hill under the fireworks, which sounds pretty magical.
Boots & Cats 3 at DADA Art Bar (Saturday, free) This little triple threat series is gaining a lot of momentum, so do yourself a favor and check it out. Interact and party with DJ's Lea Luna,Tnure (Ishe), Luv Groove, Gindi, live dancers and film projections to get your senses flaring. Maybe wear some boots, or cat attire, or even better, catboots if you've got them.
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Comics Against Civility: Fan Favorites at Spruce Tap House (Saturday, free) As you may or may not know, there is a terrible, yet hilarious card game that proves how disgusting and perverse your friends and family are. It's a fine thing to play at home, but check out the pros play it tonight. Fan favorites from the monthly comedy show Aaron Urist, Janae Burris, Elliot Woolsey, and Chris Charpentier will be there to show you how to really make the game side-splittingly awkward. If that's not enough for you, there's a good chance you can win some great prizes from Illegal Pete's and Sexy Pizza.
Pipes & Stripes IX at The Paramount Theatre (Sunday, free) We're not talking about smoking weed for America here, although that would be a good name. No, this is a super cool performance by the Rocky Mountain Brassworks, the Wind Ensemble of the 101st Army Band of the Colorado National Guard and Flatirons Young Marines Corps Color Guard. Mighty Wurlitzer, the theater's eighty-year-old organ will be exercising her pipes as well, for an amazing afternoon of sounds of fury.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day at Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Sunday, free) The IMAX, planetarium and temporary exhibits may not be free, but it's totally worth it to get your picture taken with the thing pictured above.
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