10 Things To Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (6 Free!), August 29-31

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What? It's Labor Day weekend already! How did that happen? Hopefully, you got you summer's worth of events, culture, music, food and fun over the past twelve weeks or so, though. But just because the season is changing doesn't mean there's not more in store. This weekend, get your DILIGAF on at the biker rally, laugh until it hurts, or see a classic movie at the library. Tell everyone about other events in the comments section and visit the Westword calendar to see a complete list of happenings around town.

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A Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park (Friday-Monday, free) A Taste of Colorado is a Labor Day tradition for food, activities and music in Denver, and this year's lineup includes The Wallflowers, En Vouge and The Commodores. You can't say no to The Commodores.

Thunder In The Rockies Bike Rally at Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre (Friday-Monday, free-$5) The helicopter rides and Bret Michaels concert will cost more than $10, but just about every other activity at the rally is pretty cheap, if not free. There will also be tons of biker vendors to keep you outfitted, live music and stunt demo's. Check out the calendar to map out your weekend.

Final Friday Music Walk and Urban Bazaar at RiNo District (Friday, $5)

The final Final Friday of the summer is upon us. If you haven't been to this event, it's an insane mixture of music, art, food, booze and community. For only a $5 donation (or more), guests get access to the event, as well as free and discounted beer. Need we say more?

The Wizard of Oz at Denver Central Library (Friday, free)

Join the library in its first outdoor movie event. In celebration of

The Wizard of Oz

's 75th anniversary, the DPL will project it onto a twenty-foot screen on the side of the building. Sounds like a magical Friday night.

Mile High Art & Jazz at Skyline Park (Saturday-Sunday, free)

This is the first year for this event. Scan the art, have a cocktail and unwind with some live jazz.

You Look Like How I Used To at Dateline (Saturday, free)

Come congratulate talented local artists

Molly Bounds


Caleb Hahne


Mario Zoots

at tonight's opening reception at one of the city's most intimate galleries. Nationally known artist Grady Gordon will join the gang in presenting works of collage, painting, and printmaking. Pick up a limited edition 'zine on your way out.

Something Fabulous Comedy & Variety Show at Blush & Blu (Saturday, $5) This is an old-timey variety show featuring comedy, burlesque and music right on Colfax. Join comedians like Jill Tasei and Aaron Urist as well as some sultry dancing from Dolly Pocket and boylesque by A Luscious.

Doggie Play Date In The Park at Bicentennial Park (Sunday, free) Your dog deserves to enjoy some of these deals too. While enjoying the Alameda Mile High Farmer's Market, drop the dog off at the play date and gorge yourself on free hot dogs. RiNo Beach Club Sunday Funday at EXDO (Sunday, $5) Here's your last chance to show off that tan at the beach this year. The fake 10,000-square-foot beach offers swimming, drinking and plenty of other fun. Propaganda! A Comedy Show at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (Sunday, free) It's hard to get into Lannie's without shelling out some money, but tonight it's free and it's quality entertainment: comedians Troy Walker, Zach Reinert, Ian Douglas Terry, Kristin Rand and Aaron Urist. And the laughs aren't the only things free: there's also pizza coupons, t-shirts and Uber rides home to round out your weekend.

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