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Five things to do for $5 this Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is about honoring fallen soldiers, but it's also about enjoying good company, getting out of work, and firing up the grill. If you don't have a backyard to go to this year, we've got five events this Monday that won't cost you more than a five-spot, from a free barbecue to a rubber ducky race to a burlesque show. Slather on your sunscreen and get out there and enjoy the day.

For more to do throughout the weekend, visit westword.com/calendar. For concerts-only, go to westword.com/concerts.

Old South Gaylord Memorial Day Weekend Festival at Old South Gaylord Street (free) What better way to honor soldiers than a big, outdoor block party? Over seventy vendors will congregate on the 1000 block of Old South Gaylord Street along with musicians, food, and a fine art pavilion to celebrate. Buy some street food, look at art, and browse the peddlers selling their wares. Customer Appreciation BBQ Grill Out at eden (free) The holiday wouldn't be complete without some barbecue, so if you don't have a friend's place to crash on Monday, the grill at eden is a great place to munch on burgers, veggie burgers, brats, and hot dogs. Did we mention it's all free? It's all free. There are sure to be drink specials, making this one of the best bets for Memorial Day fun. Boulder Creek Festival at Central Park (free) The only place you can see 10,000 rubber ducks racing down Boulder Creek is at this yearly Memorial Day weekend festival. Cheer on your rubber ducky, browse lots of local art, and see live music at this Boulder bash. More things to do are on Page 2. Forbidden Bingo at Maloney's Tavern (free) After a day of burgers and outdoor fun, head inside to Forbidden Bingo to try your luck at the game. Sid Pink hosts this funky night, which boasts two rounds of free bingo (with prizes from sex toys to drinks to a $50 Maloney's gift card). Get stoked to be the first to yell out Bingo! when you win. Or audibly groan when someone else yells out the winning word. Panties at the Bar at 3 Kings Tavern ($5) A great way to end your Memorial Day weekend is by taking off your clothes. Or at least, watching others take of theirs. Panties at the Bar is the weekly offering from Ooh La La Burlesque that features dance sets on stage as well as fabulous, underwear-clad ladies serving drinks at the bar. You'll get drink specials for coming in skivvies of your own, so don't miss out on the naughty fun.

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