This weekend should be all about fun, that's what weekends are for. There's no need to waste all your hard earned dollars, there's plenty of cheap fun to be had. From vintage toys and Bronco's memorabilia to dodgeball, this weekend will have you feeling like a kid again. Don't worry there will be beer too, there will always be beer.
For more events around the area, check our online Westword calendar. And if we missed any, share them in the comments section below.
First Friday is pretty nuts along Santa Fe Arts, but while the street might be quieter, there will still be plenty of action at this music showcase on Second Friday.Lucid Vigilantes
andFlash Mountain Flood
will rock and jam the night away.Book Signing with Danielle Walker at Tattered Cover Colfax (Friday, free)
Danielle Walker, the author ofNew York Times
best-selling cookbookAgainst All Grain
, will be on hand to discuss how a grain- and dairy-free diet helped save her life -- and how her book can teach you how easy it is to follow.
Deep Eddy Vodka's Fun'D Fest at Stoney's Bar and Grill (Friday, $10) It's always nice to party and contribute to a good cause at the same time. Tonight your cover at Stoney's goes towards fighting Cystic Fibrosis -- and also guarantees you a night filled with live comedy, music and great giveaways.
Denver Broncos Materials at History Colorado Center (Saturday, $5) Many of us say we're Broncos fans, but you're not a true fan unless you know the history of the team. Join librarian Patrick Fraker as he discusses and displays relics from the museum's own collection of Broncos artifacts.
Harvest Festival at The Joshua School (Saturday, free) The Joshua School provides education and support for youth with Autism and other developmental disorders. Every fall the school puts on a huge party complete with carnival games, a pumpkin patch and a barbecue. Admission is free and each activity is just a buck, with all proceeds benefiting the school. So come out and support the cause.
Keep reading for five more events this weekend.
Developing Dialogs: Artist Talks at Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Saturday, free) Hear the stories behind the photography of John Bonath, who has documented everything from neo-Nazis to gay S&M in his forty-year career. Also speaking will be Loretta Young-Gautier, a veteran surrealist photographer. Sometimes, a thousand words actually add to the value of a picture; find out how tonight.
Dodgeball & Volleyball Drop In at The Dive Volleyball (Saturday, $5) We could all use a little extra exercise, but it requires so much effort. Tonight, have fun while you burn off calories playing a friendly game of dodgeball and volleyball. RSVP here, and don't forget to get a beer or two after your workout to replace those electrolytes.
Blake Street Art Walk at Blake Street (Saturday, $5) We can still hang on to summer events by visiting the last Blake Street Art Walk of the season. Last chance for liquor samplings, live music and, of course, art...until next year.
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PalletFest at Denver Performing Arts Complex Sculpture Park (Saturday-Sunday, free) Skateboarders have been upcycling pallets for years as cheap obstacles to skate. Recently other DIY types have caught on -- and now PalletFest is here to tell us how to give old crap new new life. During this two-day inaugural festival, there will be plenty of live music, speeches from Mayor Michael Hancock and human mazes made from pallets. Toy & Doll Collectors Supershow at Northglenn Ramada Plaza and Convention Center (Sunday, $5) Throughout your childhood, you no doubt had a favorite toy. Maybe you got lost in your View-Master. Maybe you had a cool mom who let you have the ridiculously dangerous Pogo Ball, or you were lucky enough to have an Easy Bake Oven. Whatever that toy was, find it here, along with thousands of other things you won't be able to leave without.