Summer is already starting to close in on us, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a bit of time to get out in the sun and have some fun. If you need to do it on the cheap this weekend, don't fret: We've got plenty of activities and a wildly diverse set of events to choose from. Whether you're just looking to peep some art, go dancing or hunt for dinosaur bones, you'll have something to keep yourself entertained.
Double // Shadow at Beauty Bar (Saturday, free) Double // Shadow isn't just about dropping booty-shaking grooves, it's about doing so utilizing tracks you'd probably not expect to hear at Beauty Bar. What comes out is dark blend of surprisingly danceable tracks that will have you moving in no time.
John Cole art opening at Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery (Friday, 7:30 p.m., free) On top of the amazing Kaijin- and Kaiju-inspired art from John Cole, Marion Street Tattoo will also be host to plenty of snacks, drinks and music from Hawks & Doves. Cole's art is running under the title, "Kaijin Peepshow," which loosely translates into: crazy-looking robotic babes. Count us in.
At a glance, Kyle Kinane is another bearded comedian in a sea of facial hair-adorned comics, but his unique, almost drunken delivery is still a sight to behold. He's one of very few people on the planet who can makea morning routine hilarious
Damn Gurl! at Glob (Friday, 10 p.m., $5 donation) Four DJs will be spinning sweaty tunes throughout the evening that will get your booty shaking in no time. While that's all well and good, the most important part is probably the diversity of the music you'll be hearing; with tons of different styles being represented, you'll certainly find yourself surprised at one point or another.
Best in Show Puppy Auction at Mod Livin' (Saturday, free) Despite our initial excitement, Best in Show Puppy Auction does not actually feature any real dogs being auctioned, but it does have a collection of unique art pieces utilizing artist Eero Aarnio's classic white puppy design. All the pieces will be auctioned off for charity tonight, which means you'll be able to take one of these adorable pieces home with you right away.
Your Days Are Numbered works by Sara Ford at Crema Coffeehouse (Saturday, 7:00 p.m., free) A new collection of works by artist Sara Ford will be on display tonight at Crema, with ink, oil, and pencil on wood all getting represented in some form. Since it's an opening reception, you can also expect plenty of drinks, as well as music from Chase Dobson.
August Block Party on 2900-3200 East Colfax (Saturday, free) Almost all the boutiques and galleries on East Colfax will be celebrating August with a huge collection of new works from a variety of artists. It's called a block party, but this one's taking over three of them, with tons of shops involved. It's also the six-year anniversary of Plastic Chapel, so be sure to head over there for prizes and other fun things.
Ed Fest at Crazy Mountain Brewing Company (Saturday, 1 p.m., free) Over thirty of the best brews from around the nation will be on tap at the First Annual Ed Fest in Edwards tonight, and if that's not enough to get you to make the trek down I-70, we don't know what else could possibly get you there.
Dinosaur Discovery Day: Geocaching at Dinosaur Ridge (Saturday, 10 a.m., free) Colorado is one of the few states where you can take your kids on a legitimate, geocaching dinosaur discovery mission, so why not take advantage of it while you still can? It's not just looking at a GPS screen, either -- you'll be able to pan for gold, go out with a metal detector, sift through fossils and plenty more. Actually, this sounds like a blast for an adult too.
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Viva Streets at City Park (Sunday, free) Perhaps the best way to truly enjoy a day on your bicycle or out on a walk is to just shut down the entire street from cars. That's exactly what Viva Streets is all about: kicking the cars off the road from City Park eastward to Kearney Street so pedestrians and bipedals can enjoy the smooth feel of asphalt beneath them.