Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), June 13-15

Here comes the weekend, and it sounds like the good weather alone will be reason to leave your house. But all the great activities scheduled around town provide dozens of other reasons -- and many of those activities won't even cost you much. If you're looking for interesting, fun, wacky events -- hang out in a graveyard, learn what sex-ed didn't teach you or expand your mind on some anarchist art -- here are our picks for ten things to do for under $10 (and most are free!)

Remember, the Westword calendar features a complete list of events, and you can share information on more bargain activities in the comments section below.

See also: Playbill: This week's dance and drama picks

Friday Flash #6 at Denver Theater District (Friday, free) Social media has changed our society for better or worse, and it's accelerated the changes in art as a medium, too. Tonight's Flash Friday will attempt to be the first public display of an "anarchist" art movement, where people must show up to view which artists will be broadcast on the giant screens at 14th and Champa streets. For this edition, Digerati is taking art out of the galleries for a one-of-a-kind experience.

World Soccer Celebration at Skyline Park (Friday-Sunday, free) The World Cup is an amazing thing when you think about it. Because of a game that dudes play with their feet, the entire world gathers around screens in villages, pubs and even downtown Denver, where matches will be broadcast for free public viewing on a giant, twenty-foot screen. And if you don't want to watch the game, Skyline Park will also host related events and activities. Enjoy world peace and camaraderie while it lasts.

Juneteenth at Five Points (Friday-Saturday, free) Juneteenth is a long-standing tradition here in Denver. The celebration dates back to 1865 -- it marks the day that slaves in Texas learned they were free -- but it still carries a powerful message today. Juneteenth strives to promote and showcase African-American culture, and Denver's activities will include a parade, pageants, kids' activities, concerts and much more. National Get Outdoors Day at City Park (Saturday, free) Get the kids outdoors today -- and get them to burn up some energy. This free event includes adventure courses, canoeing and rock-climbing, and encourages everyone -- not just kids -- to enjoy the great outdoors. Smokey the Bear will be on hand, too, in case you want to take a selfie.

Brewgrass at Old South Pearl Street (Saturday, $5) Boulder isn't the only city with a cool Pearl Street. Southwest of Washington Park is the shopping district of Old South Pearl, where the businesses shut down a couple of blocks for festivals where the music and the craft beer flow. Brewgrass kicks off this summer's series of shows, and for only $5 you can hear seven bands fiddlin' and yodelin'. Some crazy dudes from Witchita known as Split Lip Rayfield will be headlining, and from the looks of it, they know how to spark a party. Keep reading for five more things to do in Denver this weekend.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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