Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Eight Free), July 15-17
Use your noodle in Summit County.
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Don't worry if you didn't get tickets to Adele: There's still plenty of fun to be had in and around Denver — and it won't cost nearly as much. Below, we've pulled together our ten favorite events this weekend, everything from a mac-and-cheese festival to a chance to smash robots, and none of them cost more than $10. Keep reading for the details, and check out the Westword calendar for even more to do.
Colorado African Carnival and Beer Fest
4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, free
Transport yourself to Africa by heading east to Aurora. Bicentennial Park will be filled this weekend with Afrocentric marching bands, floats, fashion shows, craft, food and beer. Find more info here.
ConnectArte: Lucha Libre
Museo de las Americas
5 p.m. Friday, $5
Museo de las Americas is always a good spot to visit — but tonight it has something special in store: a traditional lucha libre match that you can watch while sipping cocktails. Between bouts, check out the Resistencia/Resistance exhibition by Edgar Flores. RSVP here.
The mascot of Buskerfest, a giant puppet.
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Union Station Buskerfest
5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, free
Admission is free at this revived Buskerfest at Union Station, but bring bucks to tip the fire dancers, jugglers and other wild entertainers. Take a selfie with the giant puppet — and don't miss the famous Isabella and her hoops.
ROLL | Secret Agent
Exdo Events Center
9 p.m. Friday, free to $10
Sshhh — you'll want to go undercover for this one. Dress up as your favorite secret-agent character and then skate around to sounds from DJ Soup (after you sign a waiver, of course). Whether you're inspired by Austin Powers or the Men in Black, you'll be on a roll at ROLL. Come before 10 p.m. for free entry.
FARMCAD: a summer food, art and craft market
Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
10 a.m. Saturday, free
The Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design is hosting a series of farmers' markets this summer — but you'll find more than just produce here. At this mash-up market, you can also pick up art, try out yoga or a printmaking class, even get a henna tattoo. You can also tour the campus and grab a snack from one of many food trucks on site, so plan to make a day of it here.
Keep reading for five more events this weekend.
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