The big Labor Day weekend is over, but there's still big fun to be had in Denver this weekend for relatively little money. You can enjoy cultural experiences of all flavors, laugh a lot -- and eat chocolate.
If these ten evens leave you hungry for more, check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of all the events around town. And if you know of some activities you'd like to push, feel free to share them in the comments section.
Chocolate Crisis Tasting Event at Chocolate Crisis (Friday, free) You may be going through a crisis: not having enough chocolate in your life. If that's the case -- or you just love chocolate -- come check out the free chocolate and cocktails sampling tonight. The Adventures of Henri & Evelyn at Fancy Tiger (Friday, free) Henri & Evelyn are a married couple who travel the country documenting their joys and mishaps. They're also about an inch tall. Meet them at the opening reception for local artist Becky Wareing Steele, whose photography and diorama exhibit displays the lives of her intricate miniatures.Governor Jack Comedy w/ Betsy Sodaro at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $10)
Betsy Sodaro has been making some big waves on TV and in the Internet comedy craze, and tonight she will perform and do a Q & A with the guys fromGovernor Jack Comedy
. The comic featured on NBC and Comedy Central joins the longest-running improv show in Denver for one night only, so don't miss out.
Working Together! at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $5) Have some laughs with this improvised cheeseball, workplace '90s-style sitcom. Tonight marks the first performance of the season, so help the cast kick it off with a bang and be part of the "live studio audience." Shows every Friday night through October 31.Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema at ATLAS Black Box Theatre (Friday-Saturday, free)
Colorado has a very strong film community, with a film festival for just about every cause and hobby. This weekend, be wowed by the many short and international films surrounding the juncture of film and dance.
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One of the museum's longest-running traditions is back today with live performances, all the free fry bread you can eat and free entry into the museum.
Open House at Iluminar Aerial (Saturday, free) Many of us have dreamed about being a circus performer, flying around on the trapeze or spinning through the air in ropes and ribbons. Today you can bring your dream out in the open at this open house for this aerial dance and circus school, which offers classes for all ages and skill levels.
Denver Tool Library Tool Drive & Launch Party at Denver Tool Library (Saturday, $10/ tool donation) This one's for all you DIYers and self-sustainers. Building your own furniture and doing repairs is rewarding work, but buying all of the tools can get expensive fast. Help contribute to Denver's first tool library -- just like the building with the books -- but with tools. Help this awesome concept out by coming to the launch party with a used tool or two. In exchange, enjoy free beer, live music and membership giveaways. Festival Italiano at Belmar (Saturday-Sunday, free) The giant patio at Belmar is a nice place to relax, and this weekend it will turn into an Italian la strada. Even if you're non parlo italiano, you can enjoy the food and live music, and stomp your cares away in a tub of grapes.
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Denver Pagan Pride Day at Civic Center Park (Sunday, free) Everyone is welcome to bring their drums and dancing shoes out to Civic Center today, pagan or not. If you're not familiar with pagan practices, you'll be exposed to them here -- and mysteriously, tamales will also be on hand. Bring some canned goods for the food drive, and help out community as well.