Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), January 18-20

If you're going into the weekend with a nearly empty wallet, don't fret. From ten cent art openings to comedy debates to a cult film about a sugar addict, there are plenty of events you can enjoy on a shoestring -- or at least for under ten bucks. For a complete listing of events in town, visit the Westword online calendar, and feel free to share other bargains in the comments section below.

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The Goldyn Sessions Present: South of France at Goldyn Clothing Boutique (Friday, free) It's always a treat to catch a concert in a nontraditional setting, and you can do just that today at Goldyn. Browse the clothing and accessories and enjoy free drinks while you listen to the sweet tunes of Boulder's South of France. It's sure to be a cozy, intimate show that won't cost you a thing.

APS Art Educators 13th Annual Exhibit at DAVA (Friday, free) Tonight Aurora Public School art instructors will get together to display their art and also raise money for a scholarship fund to honor A.J. Boik, an art student killed in the Aurora theater shooting. This is good art for a good cause, because the show includes a charity sale with a portion of the proceeds going toward the scholarship fund.

The Root Underground at Casselmans Bar and Venue (Friday, $5) The Root Underground has just about everything: art, music, fashion and more. The event travels around to multiple cities, inviting artist of all types to showcase their work at one big party. You'll see a wide range of local art, tattoos and crafty wares at this artsy event.

Rawlitix: All for the love of Mike! at the Deer Pile (Saturday, $10) It's a very special Rawlitix: Onus Spears's variety show tonight is dedicated to local musician Mike Marchant, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. All donations from the evening of music and comedy will go toward Marchant's medical bills.

The Watching Hour: Reflections of Evil at the Sie FilmCenter (Friday-Saturday, $7) Reflections of Evil filmmaker Damon Packard stars in his own bizarre cinematic epic: a very low-budget film about a sugar-addicted watch seller. Tonight you can see this cult film on a big screen, and appreciate such impressive filmmaking feats as the scene that features a ride at Universal Studios based on Schindler's List. Packard didn't have permission from the amusement park to film, so simply did it on the fly before he was kicked out.

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