Don't let the weather reports deter you — this weekend is packed with reasons to get out and about. Yes, there's all the action at Civic Center Park for 4/20, and you'll also want to pick up new jams on Record Store Day
. But there's so much more! Here are our ten favorite events that each cost $10 or less; check out the Westword calendar
for even more action.
The Real Dill
6 p.m. Friday, free
The Real Dill runs the pickle game in this town, and tonight it's gearing up to release an all-new Thai Chile Ginger version of the cucumber. The night is going to be all Thai'ed up with the Milehighthai
food truck, a special Thai-inspired beer from Ratio Beerworks
, Thai cocktails and Bloody Marys, and jams by The Raritans
. The drink are free, but donations are asked for the Re:Vision
organization. Pickles, booze and music all for a good cause.
6 p.m. Friday, $5
Add some sexy to celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Star Trek
. Trek your butt down to the museum for a special night of watching the show in the midst of the USS Tiburon
community. Don't forget your skimpy Uhura dress for the sexy-costume contest showcasing space babes and galactic guys.
Colorado Book Awards Mystery, Science Fiction and Thriller Finalist Readings
7 p.m. Friday, free
The finalists for the state's best local mystery, sci-fi and thriller books will read from their works at the BookBar in advance of next month's awards at the Governor's Mansion. Click here
to see who will be reading.
Pancakes & Booze Art Show
8 p.m. Friday, $5-$10
First off, this party has free pancakes, so you know you should be there. It's also going to feature over 75 of this city's cutting-edge artists, working in everything from mixed media to graffiti. The vibes will be hot, the booze will flow....and then there are pancakes!
These Things Matter Podcast Fourth Anniversary Concert
Syntax Physic Opera
9 p.m. Friday, $7
Kevin O'Brien and Taylor Gonda
have been chatting with people about the never-ending cyclone of pop culture for the last four years, so it's time to party and show we care. The celebration includes a supergroup of local musicians doing tributes to the late David Bowie. Following the live jams, let loose on the dance floor with more Thin White Duke hits pumping out of the speakers. Get yourself a T-shirt to prove you were there.
Keep reading for five more events this weekend.