Things to Do

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Seven Free), May 13-15

Let's get out there this weekend, be nice to everybody and enjoy ourselves. We're getting a new patio to chill on, having all kinds of things to eat and just plain partying in general. These are our ten favorite, but there's even more to check out on the Westword calendar.
Queso on Colfax! Illegal Pete's Colfax Grand Opening 
Illegal Pete's Colfax
7 a.m. Friday-Saturday, free
The burrito's are ready to start rolling out at the brand new Illegal Pete's on Colfax. Check the place out and enjoy live music Friday night and Saturday afternoon. It's patio season, and this one came just in the nick of time. 
Northglenn Food Truck Carnival
Northglenn City Hall
5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, free
Some of the best food you could ever eat comes from the carnival, but this one has a little twist. In addition to the Ferris wheel, ring toss and live bands, you get all the best food trucks in the city. Take a look at the line-up to wet your appetite here. Somebody has to be making funnel cake. 

EXDO Events Center
5 p.m. Friday, free
They have some sort of pop-up bar going up tonight, so don't miss your opportunity to enjoy it. Slice up a serve in ping-pong, try tossing the giant bean bags in cornhole, play video games on a big scree and more. The beer specials are running and cocktails are only $5, so go have yourself a time. 
Farewell For Now
6:30 p.m. Friday, $10
The show tonight is a farewell to local musician, Randy M. Washington, who's moving to Los Angeles. To celebrate the night he welcomes Chella and The Charm, Eldren, The Epilogues, The Burial Plot, yung joyce and the invlovement and a very special guest up in stage for a rocking goodbye. The nigth is also raising money for Volunteers of America, and you could win some sweet prizes. Let's groove the night away.
Eat The Sun's Last Show
Mutiny Information Cafe
8 p.m. Friday, $5 donation
Eat The Sun jams pretty hard, but right now they have to take a little break. Rock out with them one last time with the help of Facial, Shanghai Sally, and Mad Pow. Brenda the Bear might show up too, so be forewarned. 
Valverde Bazaar
Eron Johnson Antiques
9 a.m. Saturday, free
The outdoor markets are a must hit on the weekends, and this is one of the best in the city. They have over 90 vendors peddling top notch fashions, antiques and even dogs for adoption. See all the goods here and enjoy perusing the bazaar. Come hungry and eat food from one of the many trucks that will be there as well.


The Ranch
10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $10
Grease up your joystick and get ready to nerd with free-to-play old school gaming. They're going to have everything from Atari to PlayStation available to play as well as tournaments, swaps, live video game music and much more. It's $10 a day or you can get a weekend pass for $15. Let's get it, nerds. 
Crawfish Boil
Station 26 Brewing 
1 p.m. Sunday, free
The event is free to get into, but you will have to pay for your crawfish consumption, because they're flying it in fresh from bayou. The SoulTyme blues band will transport this party from Tennyson street to Bourbon Street. The boys from Rolling Smoke BBQ will be boiling up the feast, so head over the Facebook page to RSVP.  
Ratio Sessions: Red City Radio
Ratio Beerworks
4 p.m. Sunday, free
Have an intimate little meet and greet with Oklahoma City beer drinkers and rockers, Red City Radio. They're playing a show at the hi-dive later on in the night, but first you can watch them have a conversation with the dude from the Mostly Harmless Podcast, drink and play a couple songs. If you like what you hear, discounted tickets for the show will be available.  

Binge Watch Live
Mutiny Information Cafe
7 p.m. Sunday, free
It's that time of the month to Binge Watch and chill at the Mutiny. The monthly improv show returns with players from the Small Forks, Circo de Nada, Artisanal Humor, Film School Dropouts and 3 Body Problem troupes. You'll only be able to see the show if you're there, so get ready to enjoy a night of laughs before that work week starts back up.  
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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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