10 things to do for $10 this weekend, January 27-29, 2012

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As the end of the month approaches -- and the rent is due -- other expenses fall by the wayside. We start making bizarre food concoctions out of whatever is left in the fridge and skimp on luxuries, like shampoo. But even though the landlord is looking for us, it's no reason to skimp on fun. Here's a list of ten things to do for under $10 this weekend, so you can go out guilt free. Go to westword.com/calendar for a full listing of events.

Bridesmaids at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Saturday, $7)

Oscar nominations were

announced this week

, and the hilarious summer comedy


made the list with some well-deserved recognition: Melissa McCarthy for Best Supporting Actress and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for best Original Screenplay. If you missed it in the theaters, The Watching Hour is showing this outrageous comedy again on the big screen so you can see for yourself why it deserves to win those golden statues.

Untitled #43 (Made in China) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $3-10) The Denver Art Museum's Untitled is traveling east tonight for inspiration for its monthly art party. Learn about what the Chinese zodiac has in store for you, belt out a tune in the private karaoke confession booth, or just take the chance to finally see the Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting and Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty exhibitions before they close. Come out and celebrate the country that might just rule the world in a few years.

Grand Opening at The Laundry on Lawrence (Friday, free) A new Denver theater and art space is definitely something to toast to, and you can do just that tonight at The Laundry's inaugural bash. The night will include a juried art show, latte art competition, and a photo booth as well as free food and drinks. It's sure to be a smash that sets the tone for good things to come for this innovative space.

The Grawlix-Episode 12: The One Year Anniversary at the

Bug Theatre

(Friday, $7) Local comedy heroes Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, who make up The Grawlix will be premiering the newest episode of their web show as well as celebrating their one year anniversary tonight with a line-up of stellar comedians. Come prepared to laugh, and in the meantime be sure to catch up on the

past episodes of the show

and check out

Thorin Klosowski's interview with Orvedahl


It's About Relating--It's About China at RedLine (Saturday, free) Once you've checked out the DAM's ode to China on Friday, you'll be in the mood to check out another, more contemporary exhibition of Chinese art on Saturday. Wang Gongxin's video installation will fill RedLine tonight and offer a more modern expression of art from the East.

tRUNks at Buntport Theater (Saturday, $5-7) This episodic comedy show runs every other week, each time chronicling the silly adventures of a group of superheroes fighting crime. It's a good excuse to dress up in your favorite superhero costume (as it'll get you a discount at the door) while you eagerly await Denver Comic Con in June. Boot Scoutin' Booty Burlesque at Eden (Saturday, $10) Lady D Industries will pay tribute to the stock show at this hootenanny by showcasing cowgirls taking off their clothes. They're inviting everyone to come dressed Western to set the mood, and you can be sure that this will be more fun (and less stinky) than shuffling around the actual stock show.

Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss at Cluster Studios (Saturday, free)

Jam out to the beats of DJs/producers Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtiss tonight, who make up one half of Detroit-based label Visionquest. There will definitely be lots of thumping bass, flashing lights, and dancing people.

Fitness in the City at City Hall (Sunday, free) This intense work out boot camp starts bright and early Sunday at 9 a.m. And while the price goes up after the first class, this opening day is completely free. Work out with Zumba, pilates, yoga, and much more and then enjoy a mimosa after you sweat. You'll deserve it.

Women are Beautiful at the Denver Art Museum (Sunday, $3-10) While print photography may be going the way of Kodak, there's still something magical about analog photographs that digital can't quite emulate. Starting today, the DAM will be showing 50 of Garry Winogrand's beautiful photographs of women from the '60s and early '70s. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia, and download Hipstamatic for your iPhone.

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