Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Seven Free), August 5-7

Come up to Five Points for the Brew & BBQ festival this weekend.
Come up to Five Points for the Brew & BBQ festival this weekend.
Ken Hamblin

Hot times, summer in the city. This weekend you can explore different neighborhoods, launch into space and generally rock out all over town. Keep reading for our ten favorite events that cost $10 or less; find more activities on the Westword calendar

First Friday Parking Lot Concert with Selasee & the Fafa Family
733 Santa Fe
6 p.m. Friday, free

A lot of the action will move outside in the Art District on Santa Fe on this First Friday, with live music and parties up and down the street. You can get down with the worldbeat reggae stylings of Selasee & the Fafa Family, then head down Santa Fe for more free music at the Denver Tool Library and at Sheroz, both in the 500 block.

Space in Your Face: Pluto! It's the Coolest!
The Deer Pile
8 p.m. Friday, free

Reach for the stars at the Deer Pile tonight. Professional stargazers and Pluto pioneers Kelsi Singer and Alex Parker will lead a discussion of the pint-sized former planet, punctuated by skits, songs and prize giveaways. Usually this show is on Tuesday, so the Friday festivities could be out of this world! 

The antique shops are alive and well this weekend.
The antique shops are alive and well this weekend.
Denver's Antique Row Facebook

South Broadway Outdoor Neighborhood Block Party
Antique Row
10 a.m. Saturday, free

What's old is new again. South Broadway's Antique Row offers the city's best concentration of vintage gear, antique furniture and everything else cool and used. During this block party, you can browse the shops and catch a classic car show, hear live rockabilly music and pop by local eateries for refreshments. Bring the kids to get their faces painted. 

West Colfax Neighborhood Festival
Paco Sanchez Park
11 a.m. Saturday, free

Thanks to Mayor Michael Hancock's Denver Days initiative, there will be free events across town this weekend. Come meet the residents of this area around West Colfax and get free haircuts, food and health screenings; there's also live entertainment and so much more.

Big cheers to Denver Beer Co. for making it to five years.
Big cheers to Denver Beer Co. for making it to five years.
Denver Beer Co. Facebook

Denver Beer Co.'s Fifth Anniversary Party
Denver Beer Co.
11 a.m. Saturday, free

Congrats to Denver Beer Co., which has been making delicious suds for five years now — a win for the owners, and a bigger win for us. To celebrate, the brewery will be closing the block, putting up a music stage, bringing in an army of food trucks and letting the beer flow. Bring your swim gear and a top hat, because we hear rumors of a water slide and photo booth.  

Keep reading for five more events.



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