Things to Do

10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 19-21, 2011

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Iron Artist Competition at The Other Side Arts (Saturday, $10) The second annual Iron Artist competition is one of the greatest ideas we've ever heard. It basically works like the cooking show, where participating artists are told the medium they'll be working in right when the challenge starts and they get six hours to make something with it. Guilt by Association at Brian Aragon Skate Park (Saturday, free) Like most professionals, skate boarders and BMX legends have a lot of career ups and downs (sorry), which is exactly why they'll be in town today to talk with youngsters about action sports. It will give young fans a chance to meet and talk with real skaters about their lives and how they live them -- we're certain some sweet tricks will be shown off as well.

Denver Relay Race at Track Shack (Saturday, 3 p.m., $10) If skateboards and BMX bikes aren't really your thing, perhaps bikes are. There is no better way to show off your awesome speed and skills than to race on the streets -- and considering this one happens to be a relay, you only have to race half as hard! Or is it twice as hard? Either way, it should be a grand old time.

HUFFS at Dairy Center for the Arts (Saturday, $10) We could handpick plenty of different events going down for the Boulder Fringe Festival this weekend, but instead, we'll pick this one and just urge you to spent the rest of the day in Boulder. Kelsie Huff's HUFFS is a one-woman play about a small portion of her life, with plenty of humor and weirdness mixed into it. From the sound of it, it's probably the most normal thing you'll see at Fringe, but it doesn't make it any less worthwhile. We're certain if you hang around long enough you'll spot a naked man juggling fire while standing on roller coaster cart and singing vegan recipes.

Air Lab: Photography by Will Wilson at Denver Botanic Gardens (Saturday, free with DBG entry) Will Wilson's photos are all about the environment, which make them a perfect fit for the Denver Botanic Gardens, since it's an environment itself. His pictures feature vast open areas and zero in on a number of minor details, making it the type of work you have to stare at for a long while before you can start to really understand it.

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