This hot weekend should be an ideal time to catch a free screening of the 2009 camp murder mystery A Dark and Stormy Night and wish for rain. The sun may be beating down, but there are plenty of events that won't give your wallet a beating, from a 3D art show to outdoor festivals to PrideFest activities.
Check the Westword calendar for more fun events, and share your own in the comments section below. See also: - Bed alert! Madam Lou Bunch Day in Central City this weekend - The ten best shops on Sixth Avenue - Five things NOT to do at Denver PrideFest
Chroma-Therapy 3D Art Show at Deer Pile (Friday, $5) You'll have to don red and blue glasses to appreciate this show, which features a slew of art meant to be seen through 3D lenses -- everything from paintings to sculptures to installations. And to add another dimension to this event devoted to 3D art, the opening night party will include music from bands like Scatter Gather and Postal Holiday.
Art in the Park at the Center for the Arts Evergreen (Friday, free) Head up to Evergreen for family-friendly arts and craft activities today, including a puppet station to how to carve soap. Kids and parents alike can participate in a variety of fun projects at this creative event.
In the Whale at Goldyn (Friday, free) Goldyn will start its summer concert series tonight with music by rockers In the Whale. Kick off the summer with killer tunes, a free drink and lots of shopping opportunities at the unique boutique.
PrideFest at various locations (Friday-Sunday) Continue the fight for equal rights this weekend at any of the many PrideFest parties and events. From burlesque shows to Wizard of Oz-themed parties to the giant parade, there are many ways to celebrate everything GLBTQ this weekend. Check out Bree Davies' list of thirteen best PrideFest events for specific parties.
Nickers Off! at Denver's Dangerous Theatre (Friday-Saturday, $10) Ms. Nickers, an erotic performer and writer, has come all the way from Melbourne, Australia, to read, do comedy and perform music this weekend.
Denver Greek Festival at Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral (Friday-Sunday, $3) Enjoy everything Greek at this annual, three-dayfestival that showcases Hellenic dancers, live choral music, and much more. Munch on souvlakia and spanakopita, catch a cooking demo, and pretend you're in the land of the Gods.
Good Guys with Guns: The Subjectivity of an American Dream at Counterpath Press (Saturday, free) Counterpath is known for providing a space for thought-provoking poetry readings and lectures, and this evening the discussion will turn to assault weapons. Chad Kautzer, assistant professor of philosophy and director of the Social Justice minor at the University of Colorado Denver, will use the work of philosophers Hegel and Axel Honneth to talk about guns as "a pathological response to a crisis in political liberalism and white supremacy, which is summoning the very tyranny it defines itself against."
Juneteenth Music Festival in Historic Five Points (Saturday, free) On June 19, 1865, slaves in Texas finally that learned they were free. This annual festival celebrates that historic date with a parade, art walk and music performances that celebrate the rich history of Five Points and that great day in June.Dark and Stormy Night at Adrift (Sunday, free)
Spend your Sunday at Denver's premier tiki bar, watching a 2009 murder mystery spoof about a group of people in the 1930s who gather at a creepy mansion for an estate reading before things start to bloody. The screening is free, so you can spend that extra cash on one of the bar's punch-packing cocktails.
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Voice at RedLine (Sunday, free) Learn more about social justice and how to build the movement at this presentation by poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator Nikki Giovanni and civil rights leader and historian Dr. Vincent Harding, among others. Space is limited to the first 100 people, so be sure to RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.