Patio Tap Takeover
4 p.m. Friday, free
Call it a trifecta: The suds were a collaborative effort between Ratio and New Belgium, and the beer's getting poured at Local 46 — which makes for two brew masterminds on one of the best patios in the city. Let's Get Incredible, a bruleed grapefruit saison, takes over the taps today: You owe it to yourself to try some before the tap runs dry.
Denver Tool Library Turns One
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center
6 p.m. Friday, $10
It's pretty rad that you can wake up, think to yourself, "I want to make a table," and then cruise to the Denver Tool Library for the saws and screws. Show your thanks and celebrate the success of the library at this party. Face Man, Strange Americans, Safe Boating Is No Accident and Lee Avenue will kick out the jams on the custom-built stage crafted by DTL volunteers. You might even be able to score a free membership or other DTL swag while you sip on a cocktail.
Zen Coloring Hour
6 p.m. Friday, free
Namaste your day with colored pencils, crayons and those special scented markers. To prepare a discussion with author/comedian Paul Barach later in the night, warm up your shading and hatching skills during a free coloring hour. The "zengria" will flow as you bring the black-and-white pages of My Magical Oasis and The Mindfulness Coloring Book to full-color life.
Jan Friedman Art Opening
7 p.m. Friday, free
This is what it's all about. At the youthful age of 73, Jan Friedman is entering the art world. Now that she finally has time to create, the great-grandmother will debut her folksy paintings and hop on the piano while her son plays guitar. It's never to late to push new passions.
Keep reading for six more things to do that won't cost more than ten bucks.