Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), May 27-29

Downtown will be jamming with Denver Day of Rock.
Downtown will be jamming with Denver Day of Rock.
Philip Poston

It's Memorial Day weekend, which means one more day of fun — and the calendar's full of everything from comedy to live music to donkeys to hug. Keep reading for our ten favorite events this weekend, then head over to the Westword calendar for even more things to do..

A very special guest came all the way from Japan for tonight's Untitled.
A very special guest came all the way from Japan for tonight's Untitled.
Untitled at the Denver Art Museum Facebook

Untitled Rising Sun
Denver Art Museum
6 p.m. Friday, $10
Andrew Novick takes over the Untitled party this month, bringing in Japanese pop culture to kick off the holiday weekend. Make a samurai helmet or learn how to prepare onigiri or build your own drums. You can also enjoy dance performances and fashion demonstrations set to Japanese pop and Kawaii punk — and meeting Hello Kitty should really round out the night.   

Nerd Nite: Martian Myths, A History of Vinyl, and the Business of Art
The Oriental Theater
6:30 p.m. Friday, $6-9
If TED talks were slightly nerdier in subject matter and featured beer, you'd have Nerd Nite. Tonight you can soak up presentations on "Martian Myths," by Bill Farrand, "Turntables Through Time: A History of Vinyl," by Ian Kimsey, and "The Business of Art," by Kayvan Khalatbari. That's a lot of knowledge for one night, all imparted in a very relaxed setting. You can get your $6 tickets here.

Community Storytelling Event With Comedian Paul Barach
7 p.m. Friday, free
Get to know your neighbors as comedian Paul Barach tells tales from people in the community — and you can even suggest a story for him to read by e-mailing BookBar. The stories can be anything from funny to sad, as long as they are true. But even if you don't want to spill secrets, you'll enjoy hearing everyone else'. Grab a glass of wine and listen up.

Denver Mart Drive In
Denver Mart
7 p.m. Friday, $10
The opening of a drive-in is a serious indicator that summer is right around the corner. The Denver Mart Drive In is back, this time with booze. So drive in, bike in or walk in for a double feature of X-Men: Apocalypse and Batman V Superman for only $10. 

Sexpot Comedy Presents: The Nerd Roast: The Office Vs. Parks and Rec
El Charrito
7 p.m. Friday, free
When you're browsing Netflix, The Office and Parks and Recreation are fail-safe. It's tough to say which show is superior, but the comedians delivering the Nerd Roast will do their best to persuade us one way or the other. Such humorists as Byron Graham, Bobby Crane, Christie Buchele and many more will portray characters from both camps in order to try to determine a winner. Sometimes comedic battles are the best way to settle differences.

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