The first of the month usually means empty bank accounts. But even after you've paid your rent, you won't have to sit home and stare at those expensive four walls -- because there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend that won't cost you an arm and a leg. From a zombie march to a free Oscar Party hosted by comedians, we've found ten great activities that each cost less than ten bucks -- and some are absolutely free! Did we miss a bargain? Share more economic events in our comments section, and check out the online Westword calendar for a complete guide to entertainment options around town.
The One-Liner Comedy Show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $5) There's no filler in this evening of comedy. Comedians will compete for the title of One-Liner Champion at this bargain comedy show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, and the audience will vote for the winner.
The Shoulders We Stand On at the Savoy at Curtis Park (Friday, $10) In honor of Black History Month, Slam Nuba will pay tribute to those who paved the way with a special evening of poetry. See artists like Suzi Q. Smith, Dr. Jen Rinaldi and more display their way with the spoken word.
New Paintings by David Kammerzell at Von Tornow Gallery (Friday, free) Inspired by pop art and nostalgia, David Kammerzell's art plays off old-school images of advertisements, vintage cars and smiling Americana, but gives them a modern twist. He'll display new work at this free opening tonight.
Untitled #64 (Framed) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10) This monthly party at the Denver Art Museum is all devoted to the frame: both in the physical and abstract sense. From a live auction based on the 1970s board game Masterpiece to new work from photographer Sigri Strand, there will be plenty to keep you entertained.
White Space at the DWR Boulder Studio (Friday, $5 donation) The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will throw a party tonight to benefit its exhibitions and programming, and the audience will get to benefit from seeing artists in action. Molly Bounds, Catherine Cartwright, Sandra Fettingis and others will create pieces in front of a live audience; their works will then be auctioned off to support the museum.The Grawlix Third Year Anniversary at the Oriental Theater (Friday, $10)
For three year, the Grawlix has been making web shows and putting on one of the best live comedy nights in the city. Celebrate the group's birthday tonight at a show that features a new video, sets from the three Grawlix dudes, Kyle Kinane and two secret guests.
Capes & Coats at Cafe Max (Saturday, free) Maison de Rose always puts on interesting fashion events, and tonight's entertainment will continue that tradition. The new moon trunk show and ritual is sure to be full of intriguing new clothing items and interesting performances.
March of the Zombies at the Oriental Theater (Saturday, $10) Every month there seems to be another entertainment for the zombie fanatics of Denver. Tonight it's March of the Zombies, which will feature lots of local music, zombie-themed art and, of course, people dressed as the undead.
Free Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum (Saturday, free) Since it opened in 1959, the Colorado Railroad Museum has been a champion of preserving trains and the history of the railroad. Check out all the locomotives and other equipment today at this fascinating landmark's SCFD free day.
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Oscar Party at the Oriental Theater (Sunday, free) One of the best parts of watching the Academy Awards is making fun of the Academy Awards, and tonight you can hear quips from the best. The Fine Gentleman's Club will be hosting this party that also features comedian David Gborie, a live streaming of the show, and drink specials galore.