Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), October 14-16

Dia de los Muertos season is upon us.
Dia de los Muertos season is upon us.
Danielle Lirette

This weekend is all about doing whatever you want. You want live music? We got it. You looking to howl at the moon? Go for it. Heck, maybe you want to sit in a movie theater for eight hours — you can do that, too. We've got something for everyone on the list this weekend, but you can check out the Westword calendar for even more events.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration of Life Opening Reception
Chac Gallery
6 p.m. Friday, free

The Chicano Humanities & Arts Council always has a lively party to inaugurate its annual Día de los Muertos exhibition. Tonight you can catch performances by traditional Aztec dancers, get your face painted, decorate some sugar skulls and see a lot of art, by kids and experienced artists alike.

WinterWonderGrass All Star Show
Great Divide Barrel Bar
6 p.m. Friday, free

The WinterWonderGrass Festival is moving to Steamboat this year, but it's bringing a musical sneak preview to Denver — and once you learn the lineup, you can buy passes to this hot-ticket event. To go along with all that tasty Great Divide beer, the WinterWonderGrass Festival All-Star Band will kick out the jams all night. 

Funk Club presented by Mile High Soul Club
Syntax Physic Opera
9 p.m. Friday, $5

The soul daddies who bring you that classic soul are punching up the time machine and taking us to the funk era. Get down with the sound of the late ’60s and early ’70s, with songs from Sly and the Family Stone, Kool and the Gang, and maybe even some Commodores. 

FallFest
Fletcher Plaza
11 a.m. Saturday, free

Take the family to Aurora for a wide-ranging festival that celebrates fall with bluegrass jams, traditional Mexican music and a brass band.There will also be an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, pumpkin-carving, adoptable animals and activities for kids of all ages. 

Surface and Reception
Dikeou Pop-Up Colfax
7:30 p.m. Saturday, $10 suggested

Tonight's Dikeou Pop-Up will feature amazing video from Ka-Lun LeungAli Coates and Signe Pierce, Pablo Garcia and Addie WagenknechtKarissa Hahn and David Oresick. Read the artists' statement here, and you'll get a feel for just how cool this event will be.

Keep reading for five more events.
 

Meet Denver's newest comic makers, Blacktail Collective.
Meet Denver's newest comic makers, Blacktail Collective.
Blacktail Collective Facebook

Blacktail Collective First Reading
Denver Bicycle Cafe
8 p.m. Saturday, free

Welcome a new band of comic-book writers when the Blacktail Collective premieres its first set of readings — with live musical accompaniment. You'll get a whole new feel for how comics can be presented. Get vocal, locals!  

OJ: Made in America
Alamo Drafthouse
Noon Sunday, $10

When the many-part series was released last year, OJ mania swept the nation with almost as much force as it had two decades ago. At the Alamo today, you can watch all 450 minutes of the Orenthal James Simpson saga. (Note: It's a bye week for the Broncos.)

WitchCraft Mercantile: Samhain/Full Moon in Taurus Edition
Mercury Cafe
1 p.m. Sunday, free

Calling all witches, wizards, fairies and magical creatures of all ages. The Merc is hosting a celebration of the full moon, and it will be full of handmade goods, including jewelry, seasonal treats and tinctures. You can also get a tarot reading to ensure a positive future. 

Learn to fire-dance for the full moon at The Beat.
Learn to fire-dance for the full moon at The Beat.
Elemental Enchanters Facebook

The Fire & Art Gathering
The Beat
5 p.m. Sunday, free-$5

Yoga is usually a good way to start the day, but we're using it to close out the weekend in celebration of the full moon. In addition to stretching and relaxing, this gathering will offer sound massage, live art and music performance, cocktails and more. Bring $5 for the fire-dancing workshop. 

Sexpot Comedy Lucha Libre & Laughs: Ladies' Night
Oriental Theater
7 p.m. Sunday, $10

The funniest and toughest ladies around slam both the mic and the mat tonight. Candice LeRae, Angel Trinity and Allie Gato battle it out in a triple-threat wrestling match, while Mara Wiles, Janae Burris, Rachel Weeks & Kira MagCalen are sure to make your ribs sore — not from the jabs, but the jokes.

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Chicano Humanities & Arts Council

772 Santa Fe
Denver, CO 80204

303-571-0440

www.chacweb.org

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Great Divide Barrel Bar

1812 35th St
Denver, CO 80216

303-296-9460

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Syntax Physic Opera

554 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

720-456-7041

www.physicopera.com

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Dikeou Collection Pop-Up: Colfax

312 E. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203

303-623-3001

dikeoucollection.org

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Denver Bicycle Cafe

1308 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80218

303-578-9506

www.denverbicyclecafe.com

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Alamo Drafthouse

7301 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80120

303-730-2470

www.drafthouse.com

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Mercury Cafe

2199 California St.
Denver, CO 80205

303-294-9258

mercurycafe.com

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The Oriental Theater

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