Let's get out there and rock and roll this weekend! We've rounded up ten of our favorite events, none of which cost more than $10, and all of which promise a hell of a good time.Check out the Westword calendar for even more fun.
ROLL | Heroes and Villains: Rise of the Villains
EXDO Event Center
9 p.m. Friday, free-$10
You'd have to be a nerd to root for the good guys: The villains might die first, but they do get to have all the fun. Put on your miscreant outfit or demigod costume, lace up the skates and prepare to have some fun. It's free if you hit ROLL before 10 p.m., or you can pay a couple of bucks to skate, dance, sing and do whatever heroes and villains do in the dark.
The Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market
Art Students League of Denver
10 a.m Saturday-Sunday, free
This annual market features classic art, contemporary work, photographs, prints and everything else imaginable for your viewing — and purchasing — pleasure, in art tents all over the streets. Also watch for artist demonstrations, live music and activities for the kids in their own zone.
TheBigWonderful RiNo Farewell Party
Noon Saturday, free-$5
TheBigWonderful debuted in RiNo a few years ago, but today marks the last bash at the original location. This farewell party features the usual craft and food trucks, as well as live music from Timber!, Brothers Gow and Dead Phish Orchestra. It's free before 2 p.m., so you'll have cash left to enjoy a couple of cocktails.
BrewGrass on South Pearl Street
Old South Pearl Street
Noon Saturday, $10
Fourteen local breweries will join forces with seven bluegrass bands for one day of fun in the sun. This marks the tenth year of the Old South Pearl party, and it only gets bigger every year. Silverplume kicks off the day, and the Yawpers close out the night, with plenty of other funky jammers peppering in the rest of the day.
VFW Post 2461
2 p.m. Saturday, free
If you're at BrewGrass, you're close enough to pop over to the ManCraftival between sets. Not only can you check out the tough craft goods, but you'll also enjoy carnival games, whiskey bobbing, vodka snow cones, music and much more.
Anthomania: Summer Fashion Preview
6 p.m. Saturday, free
It's not too late to get a new summer look, so you'll want to check out the newest fashions from Symantha Perrera, Minus the Dart, PUPIL Clothing and more. Not only will you get a fashion show, but also refreshments from Extreme Pizza and RL Linden & Co. RSVP here to enjoy the party.
Brunchlesque Pajama Party: Lovely Luau edition
11 a.m. Sunday, $5
Instead of waiting in line for two hours for brunch, enjoy a little eye candy while you eat. The ladies from Lady Lavender's Brunchlesque will offer a side of the Carnivale de Sensuale Freaky Tiki to a midday luau at El Charrito. The mimosas will be bottomless, and there's a pretty good chance you'll get lei'd, so come on down.
Counterpath’s Pop-Up Tent at City Park Jazz
Noon Sunday, free
Jazz in the park is a tradition in Denver, but this year there's a new feature: the Counterpath tent, where these MasterMind winners will present a new artist or performance every Sunday. This week brings an exhibition from photogram artist Genevieve Waller, whose sculptures and video will be on view; Counterpath will also celebrate the debut of the new book Circle M, by CAConrad. And then there's the main event: a show by Lannie Garrett. End your week on a high note.
YETI Film Tour: Stories From the Wild
Black Shirt Brewing
6:30 p.m. Sunday, $10
This outdoor showing of Stories From the Wild benefits the American Rivers nonprofit, so you can do good while drinking good beer. Your $10 ticket gets you a Black Shirt brew, Owlbear Barbecue and a raffle ticket to win some great prizes from YETI. Get a feel for the films here.
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Binge Watch Live: An Improv Show
Mutiny Information Cafe
7 p.m. Sunday, free
Come support your favorite local improv troupes as they go head-to-head with other unscripted comedians at Mutiny tonight. Teams like Make it Duane, Rapscallions and more will battle for laughs at the June edition of this now-monthly laughfest.