Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), July 22-24
Global warming: Civic Center Park hosts the Denver International Festival.
We're high on the Mile High City these days, and this weekend offers many examples of why Denver is such a great place to live. You can space out on space, learn to love animals and drink plenty of cold beer — all without lightening your wallet too much. Our ten favorite events for under $10 follow; check out the Westword calendar for even more entertainment opportunities.
Astronomy on Tap
7 p.m. Friday, free
Booze is supposed to fry your memory, but there's no way you'll be a space case tonight. Astrophysics and planetary-science grad students Becky Nevin, Thomas Rogers and Baylee Bordwell present out-of-this world information at this mash-up of learning and slurring featuring asteroids, rockets, galactic bugs and locally crafted beer from Wynkoop Brewing Co.
Denver International Festival
Civic Center Park
10 a.m. Saturday, free
With around two million people running around metro Denver, there's bound to be someone from every country on the planet. The first-ever Denver International Festival will celebrate all these global citizens at an event featuring over thirty food trucks, a beer garden, live music, free health screenings, interactive art, cultural displays and much more. Find out how to rock your world here.
Learn how to save the animals at VegFest.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, $10
Learn how tasty it is to practice a cruelty-free lifestyle at this year's VegFest. Sample hundreds of products that are delicious, environmentally friendly and free of animal products while checking out live bands and presentations by doctors and activists. Get the whole scoop by clicking here.
Westminster Latino Festival
Irving Street Park
11 a.m. Saturday, free
Another first-time festival goes live today in Westminster. You can do a little Zumba; dance to salsa, mariachis or reggaetón; and eat all the spicy food you can handle. Find more info here.
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