Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Nine Free)

It's too late to register for the Colfax Marathon, but you can be a headless, armless spectator for free.
It's too late to register for the Colfax Marathon, but you can be a headless, armless spectator for free. Courtesy Colfax Marathon

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Courtesy Never Again - CO Facebook
Colorado Governor/Attorney General Forum
Saturday, May 19, 6 to 8 p.m.
Manual High School

Colorado's gubanatorial and attorney general primaries are just over a month away, and if you've been paying attention, you know the field is exceptionally crowded this election cycle. If you're not up to date, now's the time to do your homework. Student-led activist group Never Again Colorado has invited all fourteen official candidates (including independent and third-party contenders) for the posts to participate in this forum. The focus of the event is wide-ranging, including gun violence in schools and communities of color, immigration and criminal justice reform; attendees can submit questions on any subject and RSVP from the event's Facebook page. Take a page from these students' book and get involved in this year's election.

click to enlarge Cheer for 19,000 random strangers this weekend. - COURTESY COLFAX MARATHON
Cheer for 19,000 random strangers this weekend.
Courtesy Colfax Marathon
Colfax Marathon
Sunday, May 20, 6 a.m.
Colfax Avenue

It costs more than $10 to register as a runner (even if you're not already past deadline), but you can still stake out a spot along the longest, wickedest street in America with an encouraging sign ("You run better than the government" or "Worst parade ever" are our picks) and cheer on random strangers during what is surely the most misbegotten decision of their lives. You can find a map of the race route at, but a few prime places to check out the action are Sloan's Lake, where boats will be practicing for the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival while racers speed by; City Park, the start and finish line, as well as home to the post-race festival; and Denver Fire Station #1, at 745 West Colfax Avenue, where runners cut through an active fire station as part of the race. Racers are estimated to start finishing as early as 7:30 a.m., so plan your morning accordingly.

click to enlarge Even the most squeamish love these Bugs. - COURTESY VW'S ON THE GREEN CAR SHOW FACEBOOK
Even the most squeamish love these Bugs.
Courtesy VW's on the Green Car Show Facebook
Volkswagens on the Green
Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clement Park, Littleton

Volkswagen Beetles may be the most immediately recognizable vehicles ever made, and as such, have been bringing wide grins to drivers' faces for decades, despite their spotty reliability. So even die-hard entomophobes and car-industry protectionists will enjoy this car show, which pays tribute to new and classic VWs of all sorts (hello, Eurovan) in addition to Porsches and Audis. Take in the shiny, round little cars, a swap meet, shopping and picnic area for free, or register your own beloved Bug in one of 36 categories for just $25 at the VW on the Green website.

click to enlarge The Lobby American Grille wants to ease your Sunday hangover. - WESTWORD FILE PHOTO
The Lobby American Grille wants to ease your Sunday hangover.
Westword file photo
Hair of the Dog: A Comedy Showcase
Sunday, May 20, 2:30 p.m.
The Lobby American Grille
If your Saturday night was a joke, ease into Sunday with some hair of the dog — of the comedic type. On the third Sunday of every month, the Lobby hosts a comedy showcase; take advantage of the mid-afternoon start time to sleep in (or, if you're feeling very ambitious, grab a hangover remedy of the boozy variety at the lounge's Sunday brunch). This month's edition will host Anthony Crawford, Cody Spyker, Jose Macall, Natalia Kvalem and Kyle Pogue. They'll make you forget — or at least feel better about — the drunken shenanigans that left you with a pounding head the morning after. Find out more about the lineup at the event Facebook page.

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