Spring is finally here, and that means that more people are touring this way, more patios are opening, and there are plenty more ways to get out and have fun. But just because you'll be going out more doesn't mean you have to part with your hard-earned cash. From '80s-themed burlesque to punk-art shows to community yoga, we've got all the events to spring into spring for less than $10.
For a full listing of events, visit westword.com/calendar.
Richard Peterson and the Art of a Warrior Tribe at Gildar Gallery (Friday, free) Late '70s punk will come alive tonight through the photographs of Denver artist Richard Peterson, the photographer who used to document punk on film for the San Francisco fanzine Search & Destroy. In addition to the rock photographs, there will be plenty of other paintings, prints, and collages that fit into the punk aesthetic. Don your leather jacket and fill your heart full of napalm.
DJ Carlos at Beauty Bar (Friday) San Francisco's DJ Carlos will bring his salsa house dance party to B-Elated tonight, which is sure to create a floor full of happy, dancing bodies. Ring in spring by dancing to the seductive beats of Carlos as well as the Dirty Funk Squad's Heather Suzanne, Mike Disco and DJ Dylan.
Cora Vette's Black Box Burlesque at Bar Standard (Friday, $10) Cora Vette's burlesque is time traveling to the '80s tonight with My Teen Angst Bullsh*t, a show designed around stripping to '80s movie soundtracks. From Dirty Dancing to 9 to 5, Cora Vette is bringing out all the hits for this fabulous night of striptease.
Lipgloss at La Rumba (Friday, $5) It'll be a very special Lipgloss tonight. The dance party rumbles floors every week, but it has been doing that sans founder Tyler Jacobson since 2009. Jacobson, who has since been putting on Mile High Soul Club, will return tonight to DJ the dance party he helped found. Expect the sounds of Lipgloss parties of the past, with plenty of Brit-pop songs to get folks on the floor.
Boxcar Furniture Show at Hinterland (Friday, free) For this unique show, artists took boxcar floors and made them into completely different, and beautiful, pieces of furniture. See what a wide variety of woodworkers, ironworkers and artists could do with boxcars, boxcars, boxcars.
Denver March Pow Wow at the Denver Coliseum (Friday-Sunday, $7/day) Celebrate American Indian culture all weekend at the Denver March Pow Wow, an event packed with traditional dances, singing, and delicious frybread. From drumming to storytelling, there's something for everyone at this weekend-long event.
Fiddler for Peace at the Denver Central Library (Saturday, free) Browse some spring reading at the library, and then head to Schlessman Hall to see a violin performance from Singapore's Kailin Yong. What better way to start the season than to a soundtrack of violin music?
Mile High Messenger Challenge 2012 at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Saturday, $10) Whether you're a biker yourself or simply an excited onlooker, this alley cat race for bike messengers will involve dropping off and picking up packages all in a limited amount of time on two wheels. Win prizes, prove you're the best messenger or simply ride by to watch the madness.
Community Yoga at the Mercury Cafe (Saturday, free) You don't need to be rich to do yoga. At least, not on Saturdays at the Merc. Every week, the organic cafe hosts this community, all-levels yoga class. Start your weekend off with relaxing, healthy exercise, and then reward yourself with a healthy brunch downstairs at the restaurant.Colorado Cinema Salon: The Witness Is The Prosecution at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Sunday, $9.75)
The Colorado Cinema Salon will get down to the law today, with guest Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey offering commentary on the way the legal system is representing in the movies. As a plus, every ticket includes a free drink at the bar. Find out finally, once and for all, whether or notLegally Blonde
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