Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 15-17, 2012
There's a lot to celebrate this weekend. And whether you're celebrating gay rights, dads, seeing Old School projected on a sports field...or all three!, there's plenty of fun to be had for under $10. So get out and enjoy another eclectic Denver weekend.
For a full listing of events, you can always visit westword.com/calendar.
Don't miss this unique music performance set on the rooftop deck of the MCA. Married in Berdichev sound artist Brittany Gould, along with Andy Hamilton, Julia Mendiolea and Tyler Snow, will perform an unrehearsed, improvised set of music. Enjoy the view of downtown and the MCA's drink specials, and appreciate what's sure to be a you-had-to-be-there performance that will never be recreated.
Support your local literary community at Lighthouse Writers Workshop's free expo that celebrates local and visiting writers alike. See a variety of readings (including one by former Westword writer Jason Heller), ask questions at Q&As, and bring home books written along the Front Range and beyond.
The traveling exhibition Off the Beaten Path opened at the beginning of the month, showcasing work from all over the world that addresses and attempts to change the culture of gender-based violence. Tonight this powerful show will be the setting for thoughtful readings by Serena Chopra and Julie Carr.
Destruction can be a lot of fun -- and you'll get to participate in the destruction of a whole lot of musical instruments tonight. Artist Brett Schreiber is inviting folks to bring a musicial instrument to Fort Collins to smash at his performance piece tonight, which is the first part of his process of creating an art installation. The Facebook invite warns that you might leave covered in paint, so definitely dress in clothes you don't mind destroyed, or at least altered.
Denver Outlaws + Old School at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (Saturday, $10)
Today's Denver Outlaws' lacrosse game against the Rochester Rattlers will be followed by a screening of Old School. So you can watch a bunch of dudes duke it out for a win, and then watch Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell and Luke Wilson's drunken antics as they start a fraternity in this comedy.
Fight for civil rights this weekend at Denver's annual PrideFest. This giant GLBTQ party features a wide variety of entertainment (including Kristine W. and Fab Morvan), food and drinks. It's always fun to people-watch and party; be sure to dress in rainbow colors. For a more extensive list of Pride activities, see Bree Davies' guide.
This release party for Tattooing As You Like It celebrates the subject of the book: tattoo legend Milton H. Zeis. It's a biography of the man as well as a tribute, featuring homage art from 95 other artists. The release party will include a photobooth, music from Mile High Soul Club, Zeis-related items and the book, of course. Learn more about this man's fascinating history and enjoy the party while you're at it.
Celebrate the day that slaves in Texas learned they were free at this music festival. There will be role-playing history lessons as well as a whole lot of entertainment options, from funk music by the Ohio Players to booths with local vendors and other musical acts.
If you're looking for something free to do with your dad on Father's Day, look no further than City Park. The weekly free jazz concert series continues tonight with Salsa Con Jazz, making this the perfect place to hang out in the park with your dad, drink beers (3.2 is allowed if it's not in glass bottles), and enjoy some street food as you thank him for half of your DNA.
You can always count on burlesque performances to end in brightly colored pasties, and while we're pretty certain Lucky DeLuxe's one-woman show will incorporate those, she also adds something a little different to her performance: comedy. Her one-woman show combines stand-up and the art of the striptease in an entertaining, funny and titillating show. Tickets go up in price $2 the day of, so be sure to purchase in advance so you don't miss this unique performance.
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