Things to Do

10 Things to Do for $10 in Denver This Weekend (7 Free!), September 12-14

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Goldrush Music Fest Kick-Off at Dikeou Pop-Up (Friday, free) You might not know much about atmospheric avant-folk or ritual drone music, but you can educate yourself tonight at the Dikeou Pop-Up. Kick off the Goldrush Music Festival with jams from the bands Laughing Eye Weeping Eye, Of Earth and Sun and Hot Congress DJ Justin Couch.

Comic Art Fest at Escape Velocity (Saturday, free) This neat little comic shop in Colorado Springs is giving the public a chance to check out what's going on in the comic world. Shake hands with DC Comics artist Kenneth Rocafort and about thirty more people affiliated with the scene. Live drawings, demonstrations and live music should make it worth the trip down south.

Ridgefest at Ridge at 38 (Saturday, free) Highland isn't the only neighborhoods that has a cool stretch of 38th Avenue. Find your way east to the Wheat Ridge part of the strip for a fun day of festivities. For the kids there's field day games and face painting, and for bigger kids, there's a homebrew tasting and contest, which goes until the taps run dry. Check out the schedule for a full list of all the fun.

Young Professional's Alzheimer's Association of Colorado Cornhole Tournament at The Dive Inn (Saturday, $10) Cornhole, once relegated only to backyards and bars, seems to be gaining in popularity -- and it makes for good competition. Even better, though, is playing for a cause. Make sure to register online, and toss your way into great prizes, for a good cause. Taste of Alamo Placita at Alamo Placita Park (Saturday, free) Meet the neighbors this weekend at this little park get-together. Buy and sample food from neighborhood eateries and dance in the grass to some live music. It should be a fun way to experience a new side of town, or to get to know the neighborhood better.
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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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