Before you know it, school will be back in session, the air will be cool and summer will be a memory. You can make some of those memories this weekend at a fair, while doing the tango or enjoying some kung fu. No matter what you're into, check out the Westword calendar for a complete line-up of the weekend's events and spread the word about things we missed in the comments below.Stage Door at Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre (Friday, $5)
The Elitch Theater ends its outdoor movie season with this classic film starring theater alumnus's Ginger Rogers and Eve Arden. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable on the lawn and enjoy the sandwiches that will be available. Come early for live music and stay late at the after-party atTennyson's Tap.
The Craftsman & Apprentice Opening Night at The Craftsman & Apprentice (Friday, free) This new outdoors/ vintage/ children's boutique is worth checking out. Learn bow making and primitive skills from experts and even make your own arrowheads at the opening night gala. Beer will be provided by Black Shirt Brewing. Hot Night Fusion Dances at McNichols Building (Friday, $5-$10) Whether you're a beginner or an expert, strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to tango to some blues at this party. There are multiple classes going on throughout the night that you can register for here or go late to save extra money.
Outdoor Adventure Day at The Wildlife Experience (Saturday, $5) For only $5, today is the day to check out this museum. Test your archery skills, take a nature walk or learn how to make animal footprint molds.
Dinosaur Discovery Day at Dinosaur Ridge (Saturday, free) This monthly series gets scaley today. Reptiles and birds will be the focus of the day's activities, but if snakes aren't your thing try out some gold panning, sift for fossils or take a guided tour of the ridge. Bolder Acts Triple Bill at Nomad Theater (Saturday, $10) Bolder Acts is known for producing plays in 24 hours. They have also started live workshopping plays known as Emergence! Theater. Tonight they will feature two plays from each category as well as their classic production of Edgar Lee Master' Spoon River Anthology. Three shows for only $10 is a heck of a deal.
Six Local Comic Artist Signing at Mutiny Information Cafe (Saturday, free) The comic book scene in Denver is strong, and the guys from Squid Works are some of the best. Whether you're into the traditional super hero comics or simple day-to-day riff's, these guys do it all. Come shake their hands and see what they've been working on.
Douglas County Fair at Douglas County Fairgrounds (Saturday-Sunday, $6) Nothing says summer like pie competitions, mutton bustin and sneaking a kiss at the top of the ferris wheel. Come on down to the fair, where there is fun for everyone.
Boulder Asian Festival at Pearl Street Mall (Saturday-Sunday, free) Start the day off with some yoga, check out multiple martial arts demos and hear great music, even local legend Wendy Woo. Enjoy something form nearly every Asian culture over the weekend, and don't forget, it's free!
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