Don't know what to do this weekend? We've got you covered. From a bike-themed art show to an all-female performance group, to John Waters's favorite movie, this is your events guide all in one place. The best part? None of these events will cost you more than a Hamilton. Get up, get out, and enjoy the weekend.
For a full calendar of events, visit westword.com/calendar.Norwegian Wood at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Sunday, $9.75)
It's about time Haruki Murakami's beloved novel
was turned into a film. And now it finally has, directed by Oscar nominee Trần Anh Hùng. Titled after the Beatles song of the same name, we're stoked to see how this bittersweet coming-of-age tale translates from page to screen.
Bike Art at the Dairy Center for the Arts (Friday, free) It's all about bikes tonight at the Dairy Center for the Arts, with an entire show dedicated to the two-wheeled contraptions. From paintings to photography to even performance art, bike lovers are sure to get a kick out of this ode to velocipedes.
New Gothic at Super Ordinary (Friday, free) Visual artist Mario Zoots is known for his original, bizarre, and fascinating collage art, as well as his other wide array of artistic pursuits, including the band Modern Witch. He'll be showcasing his work tonight in a show titled New Gothic, which will feature a series of his particular brand of collage art.
Sweet at 1396 Josephine St. (Saturday, free) All female performance group GASP (which stands for Girls Assembling Something Perpetual) will make its debut tonight with a performance of Leslie Scalapino's poem play Sweet. With wine, tea, and a music performance by Poet's Row, the performance is sure to be something intimate and unique.
Sky on a String at the Museum of Outdoor Arts (Saturday, free) This is a rare chance to see the art of George Peters and Melanie Walker up close and in person -- their work is usually among the clouds. The couple makes beautiful art kites, which they'll show for free tonight at the Museum of Outdoor Arts.Boom! at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Saturday, $7)
As part of their continuing tribute to John Waters, The Watching Hour is showing one of his favorite films tonight: the Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton flopBoom!
. Waters calls it "the best failed art film ever," and says that he shows it to potential dates as a test. Will the king of filth make an appearance to view this terribly wonderful film? You'll have to show up to find out.
Double Shadow: External Recovery at Beauty Bar (Saturday, free) No weekend is complete without a dance party, and one of the best bets this weekend is this Beauty Bar Bash, featuring beats from DJ Tyler Snow and live video by the Audio Visual Violence Club. Do it.
And The She Saved Accessories Swap at Executive Tower Hotel (Saturday, $5) Why buy new accessories when you can simply exchange your old ones for someone else's gently used goodies? One woman's trash, you know? And Then She Saved is focusing their swap on accessories this time, and an entry fee of only $5 and ten gently used accessories gets you cupcakes as well as access to others' goods of the same caliber. Ready, set, swap!
Cole Swensen and Nicolas Pesquès Reading at Counterpath Press (Sunday, free) Counterpath Press consistently brings interesting writers to their shop, and tonight will continue that tradition with poet, professor, and editor Cole Swensen and French poet Nicolas Presquès. This one night only reading is bound to be a treat.
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B-cycle 2012 Launch Party & Ride at B-cyle Headquarters (Sunday, free) Spring is coming, and here to usher it in is the 2012 B-cycle Launch Party. You'll be seeing those rentable red bikes all around town again, and this kick-off party complete with Honest Tea and brunch foods will begin another season of reasonably priced bikes.