We just got our first snowstorm of the year. It's always cute the first time, but come March, we'll be begging for summer. Whether you're trying to get in shape before piling on poultry pounds, ogling at an orangutan or contributing to the arts it's going to be a cheap weekend. Just remember you can't spell "freezing" without "free."
The Westword calendar is the place to click for all the events going on around town, and don't forget to tell us about the happenings we missed in the comments section.
Free Day at Denver Zoo (Friday, free) You already know the menagerie that is the Denver Zoo. Whether you've got the kids for the weekend, you're taking a date before dinner or are just plain stoned and alone, the zoo is the place for you -- especially when it's free.
Scot Lefavor, Broken Face at Madelife (Friday, free) With a mixture of sign painting, advertising, pop art and skewed perspectives, Scot Lefavors newest works are sure to please the eye. Join him tonight at the opening of Broken Face complete with music and tasty beverages.
Fancy Made at Fancy Tiger Clothing (Friday, free) Fancy Tiger didn't win Westword's Best Store on Broadway 2014 for nothing. In addition to the hip clothes and sleek decor, they throw cool events -- like the one tonight. Meet the makers of the distinct designs you can find at the store. There will be new gear to check out, and the unveiling of a special holiday window display.
Meet Here: An Evening of Idea Brewing and Creative Criss-Cross at Denver Art Museum (Friday, free) If you think you got what it takes to curate an event program for the museum, tonight is your night. The museum invites everyone with a creative bone in their body out to make plans for next years Untitled series and outdoor installations. RSVP here to attend the creative community open house.
Work Hard, Play Hard: Free Bootcamp & Happy Hour! at Blunt Force Training (Friday, free) It's no secret that our bodies will go through hell with all the turkey and fruitcake on the horizon, so get a jump start on working out now. Maybe learn a new technique or discover a new motivation, because after it's all over, you can go out and enjoy a cocktail or two with your new workout buddies at Billy's Inn.
Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens (Friday-Saturday, free) The sun might be going down earlier and the temperature may be dropping, but the fine folks at the DBG are still keeping the landscape going. Enjoy your last chance to see the Chihuly sculptures throughout the place as well.
Let's Celebrate! at Night and Day Vintage (Saturday, free) An evening of retro French pop music from Toi et Moi and new art by Mario Prieto Lopez is sure to spice up your Saturday. Meet some of the shop's artists and visit the three vintage pop-up shops in the basement. Don't forget to get your buzz on at the Denver Bean Machine outside.
36 Views of the Lion's Lair by Gary Isaacs at Leon (Saturday, free) The glow from the Lion's Lair is one of the best modern icons on Colfax Avenue, and photographer Gary Isaacs will capture it tonight with his latest exhibition tonight. His vision for the show was inspired by a dream he had while staying with his uncle. Meet the artist and gain a new perspective on the Colfax relic.
Arguments & Grievances: Comedy Debates 4th Anniversary Show at Vine Street Pub (Sunday, free) See and hear some of the finest minds in local comedy teach a lesson in rhetoric. Thou shalt one steal or one deal? Is dub step or two step the fairest of way to groove? Does it benefit society to be a firefighter or a fire starter? These are just a few of the revelations that shall be discussed tonight, all in the name of comedy.
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Christian Lee Hutson w/ Tyler Lee Holter and Mount Saint Elias at Leon (Sunday, $7) All the way from Los Angeles, Christian Lee Hutson brings his bluesy love ballads to the Mile High City. Joining him fresh off his first statewide tour is local singer/songwriter Tyler Lee Holter, a mix of mountain twang and country slang. Nothing like rolling in to work on Monday with a tune to hum. Tickets available here.