Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), August 19-21

Let your pet have some fun at the Pet Expo this weekend.
Let your pet have some fun at the Pet Expo this weekend.
Danielle Lirette

Summer's not over yet, and there are plenty of hot events this weekend where you can make enough memories to keep you warm all winter long. Check out live performances in Boulder, enjoy musical history by the river, and just rock out in general. Here are our ten favorite events for under $10 this weekend; go to the Westword calendar for even more to do.  

Boulder Fringe Festival
Boulder
Friday-August 28, prices vary

Entertainment will abound in Boulder not only this weekend, but through Aguust 28. The twelfth annual Boulder Fringe Festival features comedy, theater, magic, monologues, performance art and more. EllieIdaInappropriate Questions by Inappropriate People and Hikari are just some of the offerings on this crazy schedule. Dive deep into the fringe. 

WHOLENESS
The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, $5 suggested donation
Start your weekend with a performance-dance piece that you have to believe to see. Performers Laura Ann Samuelson and Kristine Whittle will navigate a physical and digital stage in the dark, using senses other than sight to control their actions through the 45-minute loop. 

The taxi pool is one of the best in the city.
The taxi pool is one of the best in the city.
Nathan Hemmert

Taxi Pool Party
Taxi
5 p.m. Friday, $10

Summer may be winding down, but you still have a chance to hit the pool. For only $10, you can take a dip in the container pool at Taxi, drink all the cocktails and beer you please, and soak in the beats of DJ Nat Select. Cool! 

Somerset Catalog Picnic
Clyfford Still Museum
5:30 p.m. Friday, free

Pack up the picnic basket and then throw a blanket on the lawn of the Clyfford Still Museum, where you can enjoy a concert by Somerset Catalog. If you don't bring your own goodies, you can purchase ice cream sandwiches from Peteybird, local brews from Baere Brewing Co., and tasty links from Biker Jim’s on site. 

Trio House Press Poetry Series Part 2 Featuring Bradford Tice and Kyle McCord
BookBar
7 p.m. Friday, free

Award-winning poet Bradford Tice, author of What the Night Numbered, and Kyle McCord, author of Magpies in the Valley of Oleanders, present an evening of readings at BookBar. These guys both have a serious, distinctive style — Tice with his historical-monologue lyrics and McCord dipping his words with art and politics. Don't miss this war of the words.

Keep reading for five more events.
 

Painting the town on West Colfax.
Painting the town on West Colfax.
Lindsey Bartlett

West Colfax MuralFest 
40 West Arts District
10 a.m. Saturday, free

Not only can you see beautiful murals come together, but you get to visit the FARMCAD market, with food trucks, vendors, live music and much more. Notable Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design alum Daniel Chavez will put the finishing touches on his mural today, working alongside award-winning artists from around the country who've been here all week, making Colfax more interesting than ever. 

Denver Pet Expo
Denver Merchandise Mart
10 a.m. Saturday, free

It's all good when you can bring your furry friends along for some fun. (Just make sure they're up to date on their shots!) The expo includes animals who've yet to find a home, dog-agility contests, costume contests, discounted pet health care, animal authors, musical chairs and much more. It's $5 to park, but free to bark. 

S+V presents: Footloose Film Screening & After-Party with DJ boyhollow
Sie FilmCenter
7:30 p.m. Saturday, $8
Get jazzed up on the classic film and then head to the lobby to dance the night away at a party hosted by DJ boyhollow, of Lipgloss fame. There's a bar in the lobby, too, so everybody should get plenty loose. Check out the Facebook page for details on discounted tickets. 

Red Bull Sound Select Presents Denver: Night Beats, Plum and Colfax Speed Queen
3 Kings Tavern
8 p.m. Saturday, $3

Make sure you RSVP to get access to this bargain of a show, featuring the high-energy psychedelic sounds of Night Beats, Los Angeles transplants Plum and the always classic Colfax Speed Queen. It should be a super-cool evening, at a hell of a price. 

Happy 100th anniversary to The Mish.
Happy 100th anniversary to The Mish.

Mishawaka Amphitheatre 100th anniversary
Mishawaka Amphitheatre
11 a.m. Sunday, free

As the weekend winds down, take a short trip into nature to revive. The legendary amphitheater tucked away in the Poudre Canyon turns 100 this weekend, and to celebrate, organizers have erected a commemorative display dedicated to the history of the Mish. Enjoy a little entertainment along with light snacks and beverages while you salute the venue we almost lost to flooding a couple of years ago. So cheers to 100 years; here's to 100 more.

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