Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), August 2-4

August is all about summer fun, and there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend without digging too deep in your pockets. Celebrate the first weekend of the month with outdoor movies, a laser show under the stars, and tons of other cheap happenings. For more events, visit the Westword calendar, and share your own suggestions of things to do in our comments section.

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First Friday Bike-In Movie Night at Gabrielle's Garden (Friday, $5) Take a break from First Friday Santa Fe art shows and wander over to 832 Kalamath, where local food producer Gabrielle's Garden will be hosting a series of short films about farming and sustainability. Gabrielle's is also the place to learn more about local eats on any Saturday at its pay-what-you-can market.

Welcome to SoHi at Blue Dot Studio (Friday, free) Denver has LoDo, LoHi, SoBro and plenty of other annoying neighborhood nicknames. And now there's another: SoHi. Artists Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link are exploring the newly re-branded South Highlands area (a.k.a. the area bordered by Lakewood Gulch, I-25, 26th and Knox Streets) in a multimedia show that documents SoHi landmarks, public art, and underutilized space.

Blood Lustre at Kitchen's Ink (Friday, free) It's going to get bloody tonight at the new show from former Warlock Pincher, collector, and artist Andrew Novick. Blood Lustre features works that use real human blood as the medium for a series of photographs as well as a crime scene photo booth outside. Check out Cory Casciato's Q&A with Novick for more about the gory evening. Free Day at the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield (Friday, free) The Denver Botanic Gardens is one of the loveliest places to visit in the city, and today the Chatfield branch will open its doors for free. Meander around the working farm, do some bird watching, and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Celebrate Centennial Under the Stars at Centennial Center Park (Saturday, free) Centennial's annual celebration is chock full of free fun this year with performances by Rachel and the Kings, an Eagles cover band called The Long Run, and tons of outdoor games and festival activities. As an added bonus, there will be a laser light show under the stars, so bring blankets and lawn chairs so you can get cozy while you watch.

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