10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 25-27

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Money can get tight at the end of the month, but that doesn't have to hinder your plans for fun this weekend. You can attend a Rebel Rebel-themed art party, see a sci-fi version of Rocky Horror Picture Show and laugh at free comedy -- all for under $10.

Looking for more events around Denver? Visit the Westword calendar. And if you know of more bargain entertainments, share the details in our comments section below.

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Sci Fi Rocky Horror at the Esquire Theatre (Friday, $9)

Denver's midnight

Rocky Horror

show is always a raucous party, and tonight sci fi will be added to the mix. Come see the cult classic complete with a live cast and elements of

Star Wars


Star Trek

thrown in. Don't forget to dress up in your silver fishnets; we promise the night will be out-of-this-world!

Artist and Artisan Market at ART HERE (Friday-Saturday, free) The season of the craft fair is fast approaching. Get a headstart on shopping local at this artisan market, with art, jewelry, woodwork, spices, painted furniture and more at 2133 South Bellaire Street on both Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Untitled #66 at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10) The Denver Art Museum's Untitled party tonight is all about rebellion. From the works of political poets to talks about Communist regimes and resistance movements to rebelling against stage fright with semi-anonymous karaoke, this jam-packed night will draw out your inner Bowie with the theme of Rebel Rebel and tons of performances and hands-on activities.

Exhibition Opening at the MCA Denver (Friday, 10 cents) See the incredible displays at the MCA for only a dime at a special event tonight. View Senga Nengudi's abstract sculptures made of nylon stockings and Jorge Méndez Blake's full-room vinyl print at the openings of two brand-new exhibitions: The Material Body and Project for a Park Library.

Frock Shop Spring Sale at Denver Bookbinding (Saturday, free) Spruce up your spring wardrobe today at Frock Shop's killer sale. The all-local annual boutique will feature discounts as big as 50 to 80 percent off on unique designer pieces.

Dia Del Nino at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Saturday, free) Though today's celebration at the DMNS is centered on kids, you don't have to be underage to enjoy the fun of a free day at the museum. In addition to the standard exhibits, you'll be able to catch performances by dance troupe Grupo Folklórico México Mixto, a Maya Make-and-Take Craft station and live science demonstrations -- all without paying admission.

Super Happy Fun Time Brunch at the Mercury Cafe (Sunday, free) Spend your Sunday morning with the sweet ambient sounds of ANIMAL / object. The live music performance is free, but treats from the Mercury Cafe's delicious brunch menu will cost you.

Free Day at the Clyfford Still Museum (Sunday, free) Head to the Clyfford Still Museum today to get your fill of art without paying for a ticket. Today's Scientific and Cultural Facilities District free day is the perfect opportunity to spend a lazy Sunday browsing the work of the abstract expressionist painter.

Shakespeare in Space: A Bard's Birthday Party at the Denver Central Library (Sunday, free) Celebrate the birth of the bard by learning more about his life and times from Shakespearean scholar Rachael Deagman. She'll talk about Shakespeare's plays in relation to space and the history of the London playhouses where they were often performed. And there will be free cake!

Propaganda! at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (Sunday, free)

It's that time of the month again, when Lannie's turns into a comedy club for Propaganda!, the free night of laughs. Tonight's headliners are Emily Heller, Jules Posner, Matt Gubser and Keith D'Souza; there will be free pizza slice cards -- and no drink minimum.

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