10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (7 Free!), October 17-19

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This Saturday, October 19, happens to be a little known holiday called Evaluate Your Life Day. While that may be a heavy thought, there are plenty of lighter activities for the weekend that may be more fun than simply reflecting on one's self. For instance, seeing a movie about food, reading a story to strangers or celebrating hip-hop. And since we can't fit everything on this list, check out the calendar for more bargains around town. Let us know about events we missed in the comment section below.

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The Denver Moth StorySLAM at Swallow Hill Music Hall (Friday, $8)

There is a first time for everything, so maybe this is your first time going to a Moth StorySlam. The point of the event is to get as many people together to tell a five minute story. Show up early, put your name in a hat and if it's chosen, it's your time to shine. "Firsts" is the theme this month, which everyone has a million stories about.

The Art of Fashion Tour at Indy Ink/ Sneaks in Da House (Friday, free) Denver gets to be a part of this exclusive three-city tour showcasing street-wear, live music and art. Check out what you need to add flare to your fall kit here tonight. Free cocktails and ice cream will be available as well.

Rock 'n' Roll Denver Health & Wellness Expo at Colorado Convention Center (Friday-Saturday, free) For all of your rockin' runnin' needs, check out this expo featuring free samples of nutritional enhancers, gear demos and advice from the pros. If you're feeling nutty, sign up for the marathon on Sunday as well, or just come out to watch and listen.

Dolla B: A Retrospective at NEXT Gallery (Friday-Sunday, free) Betsy Rudolph will pay tribute to the music and fashion of Dolla B, a hip-hop artist in the 1980s and 90s. She has also created her own body of work "that pays homage to Dolla B's energy, style and music."

Flatirons Food Film Festival at Muenzinger Auditorium (Friday-Sunday, $8)

This two-day festival celebrates the magic of food and the magic of movies -- all in the same place. Movies about food and beer are enticing, so peep the


and try to decide which show to see. There will be tastings and discussions going on as well.

FallFest at Fletcher Plaza (Saturday, free) Round up the family and head out to Aurora to celebrate fall. Pumpkin bowling, crazy hat making and the obstacle course should be plenty of activity to wear everyone out.

World Home Movie Day at Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater (Saturday, free)

Before social media, we had to invite people over to our house to watch film reels of the kids learning to ice skate or our most recent trip to the Grand Canyon. We live in a world where home movies are dying, but this group will be keeping them alive today. Take a trip up to Boulder to watch some strangers home movies and keep film and VHS alive.

Poetry & Fiction Reading with Charly Fasano at Mutiny Information Café (Saturday, donation)

Charly Fasano is a talented poet, artist and film maker from Denver. Join him tonight to hear new poetry and fiction from him Ken Arkind, Dan Landes, Hillary Leftwich and a slew of others. This marks Fasano's comeback to Denver, so he has all kinds of things going on around town. Check them out



Oktoberfest Festival at Millennium Harvest House Boulder (Sunday, free) Dust off your lederhosen, because there's a contest to win today. That's right -- a lederhosen contest, polka music and plenty of beer. The food and bier pairing event will be priced a little more than $10, but the rest of the day's activities are free.

Panaderia, Obtuse, and A Way To Escape at Mutiny Information Café (Sunday, free) Finish off the weekend with some fun music. Panaderia (formerly Pizza Time) plays that perfect twangy rock'n'roll thats good for partying or relaxing.

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