Put that extra spring in your step by attending Denver's best events this weekend. There's something for everyone, whether you want to see dogs in costumes, have a laugh or watch sports. Check out the Westword calendar for even more to do.
Fusion Factory Yard Sale
12 p.m. Friday-Saturday, free
Let's start the weekend off with some great deals on who knows what. The Fusion Factory art collective had so much stuff to go through that it had to push the date of this sale back a week, so come on and take a browse. Grab decorations for the house, clothes for yourself or even get some gear for your next Burning Man trip. There's all kinds of stuff, so get you a deal.
Ultimate Queen Competition | Season 9 Kick-Off
7 p.m. Friday, free
We're starting this feisty night with the season nine premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race on the biggest LED screen in the city. After that show wraps up, Bella Couture-LeCher, Yvie Oddly, Felony Misdemeanor and more of the best local drag queens take the stage live at the club. It's the wildest competition in town and makes for a hell of a Friday night.
Bass Pro Shops
11 a.m. Saturday, free
It's that time of year again, and it's going to be a doggone good time. Meet all the furry friends looking for new homes, learn something in the dog-training seminars, and watch the pups chase the ball. Swing through around 1 p.m. for the dog-costume contest. It's a nice way to party with your best friend or maybe meet a new one. The event repeats next weekend.
Meet photographer Tya Alisa Anthony at Leon.
Artist Talk-Through with Tya Alisa Anthony
2 p.m. Saturday, free
Let's not forget we're still celebrating the Month of Photography, and the imagery of Tya Alisa Anthony is something to experience while you still can. View the exhibition through the eyes of the artist, as Anthony presents a walk-through of the gallery and shows off images of her glittery and costumed subjects.
Nice! A Comedy Show
Crossroads Theater at Five Points
8 p.m. Saturday, $5-$10
Round one went off with a hilarious bang, so come through to see if the iron can strike twice. In addition to the antics from the hosts, Robert Abbot, Walter Booth and Corey Rhoads, we'll be treated to jokes from local comics Jason Keyes, Miriam Moreno and headliner Bob Meddles. Supporting this show also supports the Crossroads Theater — a win-win.
PBR Trailer Park Prom
8 p.m. Saturday, free
Y'all ever shotgunned a PBR with a shot of Beam in it? It's called a trailer-park strangler. It's delicious, but it's probably illegal for a bar to do it for you. Anyway, put on the necessary costume to win the contest and have a hell of a time.
Propaganda! Featuring Dave Waite
The Soiled Dove Underground
8 p.m. Saturday, $10
You might have seen Dave Waite on The Tonight Show or Last Comic Standing on TV, but he's a friend of Propaganda, so we have the pleasure of seeing him live. Geoff Tice and Arielle Kaplan are going to help warm up the evening — during which all three hosts of the show (Stephen Agyei, Eric Henderson and Matt Monroe) — will be on stage. It's a rare treat, so don't miss these laughs.
Get weird at Syntax tonight.
Syntax Physic Opera
9 p.m. Saturday, $5
They'll turn the lights down low and crank up the dark house, indie dance and weird disco. DJs Shannon von Kelly, Fancy Matthew and Tyler Snow are going to get weird and stay weird, so dance!
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The Huddle: Defend
11 a.m. Sunday, donations
Not to throw the "J" word around, but the Warm Cookies folks are getting a little jock-ish this weekend. Swing by for a March Madness party and watch one of the Elite 8 games. Then dive into conversation about student athletes, student activists and the role of schools and sports for social change. Don't forget to do your homework by reading the articles linked on the Facebook page; it will help the conversation flow. Oh, and there will be beer and snacks.
Philosophy: A Comedy Show
Capitol Hill Tavern
8 p.m. Sunday, free
Philosophy is another new standup showcase, so let's wrap up the weekend with laughs from Dr. Kevin T. Fitzgerald plus Dick Black, Allison Rose and many others sure to send us home in stitches.