Summer's starting to fly by -- we hope your money's not flying away with it. To help you survive the season with a soft landing, we've compiled a list of nine (possibly ten) events this weekend that won't cost you a dime -- but are still rich in entertainment value. Race a boat, go for a roll... you can't lose!
Check the Westword calendar for more events around town, and feel free to leave information below for any bargain event we may have missed.
Behind the Badge at Redline (Friday, free) Benjamin Michael Turk stars in a one-man play that begs the question whether the boys in blue are friends or foes. Turk interrogates audience members on stage while trying to find an internal balance between good cop and bad.
Friday Flash no. 7 Kid Wonder at Denver Theater District (Friday- Saturday, free) Kids and adults of all ages are invited to this outdoor screening of short, artistic digital films. In the tradition of Saturday morning cartoons, there will be a second showing the following morning.'Fresh Jazz & Crisp Vinyl Series' at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax (Friday, free)
The vinyl will be crackling and the jazz sax will be screaming at Dikeou Pop-Up tonight. JoinJohn A. Díaz-Cortés & the Folklorika Arkestra
as well as a special guest DJ, who will be evoking the soul of times past.
Rock Rockabilly at Exdo (Friday,free-$5) The monthly rollerskating party will wind back the clock to the early stages of rock and roll. Roll up your sleeves, grease your hair and put on a poodle skirt, because it's time to shake, rattle and roll. Get there early to avoid the $5 cover charge.
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Belmar Cultural Festival at Belmar Plaza (Saturday, free) Elementary school was cool for that one week a year that it hosted International week. All the classrooms embodied different countries, and you got to blow off the spelling tests and see dancers and try new food. If you recall those days fondly, head to Belmar for this international event featuring flamenco dancers, gypsy music, bagpipes and more all in one place. It's a small world after all. Keep reading for five more things to do this weekend.
CatFest at Dumb Friends League (Saturday, free) While the cat adoption fees are waived during CatFest, those little friends will not be free forever. But that shouldn't stop you from investing in a new buddy. In addition to free adoption, the Denver Dumb Friends League will offer training tips, feline-related talks and funky merchandise.Father of the Bride at Skyline Park (Saturday, free)
The classic summer staple: the outdoor movie. Grab some friends or go it solo. Since this remake stars Steve Martin, you know it's a guaranteed good time.
Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake Park (Saturday-Sunday, free) Colorado's Dragon Boat Festival is one of the biggest in the country. The races are the main event, but there are also parades, concerts, demonstrations and crafts. If you're driving, utilize the shuttle parking at Sports Authority Field.
Free Day at Museum of Nature and Science (Sunday, free) Fossils, artifacts and space, all in one place, and all for free. The museum will also be hosting special activities for active minds of all ages today.
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Splash Summer Fashion Market at Rooster & Moon Coffee Pub (Sunday, free) If you were not aware of the cool fashion scene here in Denver, now's the time to check it out. There will be a parade, multiple fashion shows and partying all day long.