Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 17-19, 2012

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Beetlejuice at the Historic Elitch Theatre (Friday, $5) See a film in the place where the first movie in Colorado ever screened. Tonight you can watch the Tim Burton cult classic Beetlejuice in classic 35mm glory. Gawk at young, goth Winona Ryder, eat at the food trucks on hand, and enjoy music beforehand by the Colorado Conservatory of Jazz Arts Jazz Messengers band.

Beyond Erotic at NEXT Gallery (Friday, free) Examine the nature of sexuality tonight at this raunchy show, which will celebrate artwork that questions the idea of taboo. Whether you're browsing the installation made with vintage vibrators or peeking into the "What-the-butler-saw" machine, this promises to be a fascinating exhibit that investigates the very idea of eroticism.

Showapalooza: Part Deux at Video One (Friday, free) Video-rental stores are still going strong in Denver, so celebrate that fact by visiting Video One for its grand re-opening party. The local staple is moving from Colfax to Sixth Avenue and Downing, and the owners are throwing a big bash. Listen to the tunes of Pythian Whispers, Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, Twin Peaks, and Action Friend and get stoked that you can still physically browse DVDs.

Ouoia at Fraction Gallery (Friday, free) For a much more intellectual (and less costly) take on religion than The Book of Mormon, check out Dmitri Obergfell's new exhibit at Fraction Gallery. The show will, according to the description, "remix symbols, illusions and gestures taken from various religious and cultural practices."

Throw a party for Bill Murray (Friday, free) While this announcement about Bill Murray's party-crashing tour is probably a hoax, what if it's not? As the story goes, the famous actor will be traveling the country, looking for parties with booze and karaoke machines to crash. All you have to do to make it happen your house? Put up a sign that says "Bill Murray can crash here." Best case scenario: you get to party with Murray. Worst? As it says on the humor site that announced the tour, Super Official News, "a bunch of people get together in different cities around the country, get drunk, sing karaoke and show their love for a living legend." Sounds win-win to us.

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