It's the last Saturday of January, which means, well, absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it does mean it's the weekend and that's all that matters. The important thing is you'll have plenty of activities to do on the cheap this weekend; from comedy to art, we've got you covered, all for $10 or less.
Untitled #33 (Pledge) at Denver Art Museum (Friday, free with DAM admission $3-$10) The Untitled series of parties at the DAM has been taking a break recently, but it's back tonight with a theme we all talk about at the beginning of the year: pledges. From daily painting resolutions to artistic manifestos, the night will be all about creative pledging. Bonus: if you're a student, you can rock the party even cheaper with two-for-one admission. The Hunt: An Art Show at Crema Coffee House and Black Cloud Workshop (Friday, free) We're especially fond of art shows that don't bother with the First Friday routine, because they tend to be a bit more-off-the wall and strange. That's why this show, which is happening in a coffee shop and features fourteen artists, is so appealing. Well, that and the fact they'll all be interpreting the theme "The Hunt," which sounds exceptionally awesome.
The Grawlix at Avenue Theatre (Friday, $7) Grawlix is a term used to describe the symbols used in comics that hide swear words, but if the lineup tonight, which features most of the crew of Los Comicos Super Hilariosos, is any indication, none of the swear words are going to censored. Tonight is the launch of the monthly series with comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Jim Hickox, Greg Baumhauer, Ben Roy and Andrew Orvedahl. They've each got a damn good track record, so this isn't one you should miss.
An Evening with TitMouse Magazine at Dikeou Collection (Friday, free) If a raucous comedy show isn't your thing, maybe a night of poetry, dancing and music is. If that's the case, you should probably make your way over to the Dikeou Collection for poetry from Ruth Ellen Kocher and Andrea Rexilius, with dance performances by Angie Simmons and Peekaboo Sole Productions. If that's not enough, the excellent Ross Etherton and the Chariots of Judah as well as Charles Ballas will be providing the music for the night. BASSFACE at Meadowlark (Friday, $5-$10) You know what's awesome? Partying. You know what's more awesome? Partying with booze. Case in point: BASSFACE at the Meadowlark, which should be fully capable of making you shake your ass while filling your stomach with liquor. There will also be tons of giveaways, food trucks and other fun stuff, all in celebration of SIA. Follow us on Twitter! Mid-Winter Wooly Repair Shop at Novo Roasting Facility (Saturday, free) We're not immune to the destructive powers of moths any more than you are, which is what makes the idea of a wool repair class all the more appealing. Whether it's because you're a cheap-skate or because you simply have no money, learning tricks for wool clothing repair is a necessary skill. Plus, you won't have to give your favorite sweater away to charity ever again. Tokyo Extreme Fashion Show at Mod Livin' (Saturday, free) Just because we're a world away from Tokyo doesn't mean we can't get a taste of the bonkers and awesome fashion here in Denver. On top of a fashion show, attendees are also invited to dress up in their best Gothic Lolita outfits. If we had to guess, we'd say this looks like it'll be the most colorful event of the weekend.
Stories on Stage: Cuéntame un Cuentito at Su Teatro @ Civic Center Theatre (Saturday, $3-$5)If you've been itching to learn a little more about other cultures, there is no better way to do it then to start with myths and folktales meant for children. Cuéntame un Cuentito will feature just that, with actors reading different Hispanic folk stories on stage. It's meant primarily for children, but it doesn't mean adults won't have plenty to be entertained by.
American Indian Art Galleries at Denver Art Museum (Sunday, $3-$10) The Denver Art Museum has one of the largest and most important Native American art collections in the world. The exhibit recently went through a big change, and the new layout focuses more on individual artists. It's a collection of nearly 2,000 years of artistic creation and a lot to take in, we're pretty sure you'll be able to waste away your entire Sunday afternoon on this one.
Ice Skating in Skyline Park (16th and Arapahoe, Sunday, free) Sunday is the last day to hit up the Skyline Park skating rink before it closes for the season. There is really nothing better to do with a Sunday morning than go to an outdoor skating rink and show off your toeless lutz in downtown Denver. If you don't own your own skates, you can rent them for only $2.
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