You won't have to break out the big bills to have big fun this weekend. You can catch a screening of Finding Nemo or dance the night away at a killer soul and britpop party -- for under $10. See our list of ten picks below; for more events, check out the Westword calendar. And feel free to share more bargain events in the comments section below.
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Sun Milk & Red Meat at Pirate: Contemporary Art (Friday, free) No need to wait until First Friday to see art: Sun Milk & Red Meat will open tonight with work by Joseph Coniff, Dmitri Obergfell, Eriko Tsogo, Ryan Riss, Nick Peelor, Stephan Herrera and Matt Scobey. In addition to all that art, the opening reception will include a musical performance by Sleepdial.
Untitled #59 at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10) The theme for this month's Untitled at the DAM? Undercover, which covers a tour to reveal Mark Rothko's lesser known history, a quilting workshop and sewing circle, sound artist Jason Corder's recordings from the museum, and much, much more. This interactive evening is always a guaranteed good time.Pussy Riot Grrrl Dance Party + Documentary screening at the Mercury Cafe (Friday, $5-15 donation)
Support Denver's lady-oriented music festival, Titwrench, and also the Russian punk revolutionaries of the band Pussy Riot at this film screening and dance party. WatchPussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
, the documentary that chronicles the story of the incarcerated activist group; join in a discussion; make balaclavas, catch a performance by The Manxx and dance into the night.
Linden at X Bar (Saturday, free) X Bar has an action-packed evening planned tonight: The opening of an art show with work by Bonnie Kimbrel and Eldon Riley will feature live music by Riley and Zoya Brou and burlesque performers will display the art of the striptease. After all that, there's a late-night dance party. And through it all, enjoy two-for-one drink specials, games like beer pong and corn hole -- and art, of course.Finding Nemo at Skyline Park (Saturday, free)
Pixar underwater adventureFinding Nemo
will play tonight under the stars at Skyline Park. Bring blankets and watch as a clownfish searches for his lost son in this heartwarming 2003 family film.Hungry for Change at the Denver Central Library (Saturday, free)
Learn about important ways to change your diet for optimal health at this free screening ofHungry for Change
. From the creators ofFood Matters
, the 2012 documentary interviews scientists and delves into the raw food movement and foods to eat for a better quality of life.
Casual Soul Club at the Armoury (Saturday, free) DJs DogBoy, Creeper Steve, Tyler Jacobson and Jake Ryan from dance nights Casual and the Mile High Soul Club will join forces tonight to present the Casual Soul Club, a musical evening of brit-pop, glam, soul and funk -- all to celebrate the Mile High Mayhem scooter rally. Dance 'til you drop!Propaganda! at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret (Sunday, free)
For a year now, Propaganda! has been providing Denver with a night to see free comedy and eat free pizza. Celebrate the monthly event's birthday tonight with performances by John Roy, Ben Roy, Allen Strickland Williams, Megan Koester and Goodrich Gevaart. And may there be many more birthdays!
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake Park (Saturday-Sunday, free) It's time for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, where you can watch majestic ships race on Sloan's Lake. The festival will also feature a Zodiac Dash run, cuisine from across the Asian continent, live music and a martial arts stage.Nancy Drew at the Alamo Drafthouse (Sunday, free)
All Kids Camp at the Alamo Drafthouse offers free screenings of films, and the series will continue this morning with a showing of the 2007Nancy Drew
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. Updated for the modern era, the film stars Emma Roberts as the famous teen sleuth solves a Hollywood murder mystery.