Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), May 16-18

The weather will be great this weekend -- and so are the many bargain entertainment opportunities around town. You can see a free screening of Ghostbusters, dance your heart out or soak in the healing vibes at a gong bath -- all for under $10. See the online Westword calendar for more ideas of places to go this weekend, and share your own suggestions for inexpensive events in our comments section below.

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De Von at Masters Gallery (Friday-Saturday, free) Images of superheroes and classic celebrities populate artist De Von's work, which will be on display with two receptions this weekend. Meet the pop artist and catch the images of Spiderman, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe.

Poetry Reading at BookBar (Friday, free) Start your weekend with some literary culture. Tonight local poets Martin Balgach and Barbara Sorensen will read poetry at the BookBar. As an added perk, the purchase of a book gets you a free drink.

This is an Outrage at Rhinoceropolis (Saturday, by donation) Something about spring just makes us want to dance. Fire up your spring fever tonight at this killer dance party, which will feature tunes from FOANS, ChurchFire, Cat Dog and DJ A-Train that are sure to get your body moving.

Valverde Bazaar at Eron Johnson Antiques (Saturday, free) A wide variety of local vendors will congregate today to peddle their wares at the Valverde Bazaar. Grab a snack from a food truck, enjoy live music and support Denver businesses by buying vintage, antique and handmade products.

Denver Master Gardeners 9th Annual Spring Plant Sale at Harvard Gulch Park (Saturday-Sunday, free) Get your garden started this weekend by buying plants at this annual sale. Pick up heirloom and modern tomatoes, vegetables, herbs, flowers and more -- and then get growing!

Gong & Singing Bowl Sonic Bath Galactica at Nectar House (Saturday, $10) The Sylvia Plath quote, "There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them," could very well be applied to tonight's gong bath. Rather than hot water, the gong and singing bowl experience bathes participants in the healing sounds coming from the instruments during a guided meditation. Bring a pillow and blanket and experience the magic of sound healing.

Nucleus Fundraiser at Crash 45 (Saturday, by donation) The goal of this party is to raise funds for a large-scale, interactive light sculpture for the Apogaea festival -- but in supporting that, you can experience a wide variety of entertainment. EAVAE, LSD and others will provide music while visuals from eavae and live body-painting by Sheina Glitterbug Fae enhance the performances. Along with face-painting and a dance party, there are also promises of Bacon-Molasses Whoopie Pies. Yes, please.

Iridescent Cloud dedication at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Saturday, free) See what we named the Best New Public Art in Denver at its dedication ceremony tonight. Artists Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan will be on hand to discuss the piece; there will also be a performance by a cappella group CU Denver MIX.

Propaganda at Lannie's (Sunday, free) This monthly comedy show comes a week early this month, bringing headliner Deacon Gray as well as Westword's own Byron Graham, Christie Buchel, and more. The show is free, as is the street parking and pizza slice cards that are, you guessed it, free.

Ghostbusters at Vintage Theatre (Sunday, free) The supernatural Bill Murray/Dan Aykroyd classic will screen tonight for free as part of Aurora's Vintage Theatre's classic movie series. PBS's Carrie Saldo will host the hilarious ghost-hunting classic.

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