Things to Do

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

Erica Papillion-Posey and Christiana McMullen perform a rare free rendition of "Souls of the Soil" at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library on Saturday, February 16.
Erica Papillion-Posey and Christiana McMullen perform a rare free rendition of "Souls of the Soil" at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library on Saturday, February 16. Eldeen Annette Photography
Happy Valentine's Day weekend, dearest readers. Whether you're eager for an evening of boos and bouquets or single-friendly holiday counter-programming, the cups of Denver's entertainment calendar runneth over. While there's no shortage of Westword-approved opportunities to while away the holiday, even the most cash-strapped lonely heart will find plenty of romance-free ways to keep busy. Ten bucks is your ticket to a great time in town; peruse the following list of free and cheap events in Denver this weekend.

Free Lyft Rides to Local Black History Sites
All Month Long
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center
Stiles African American Heritage Center
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Free up to $10

Lyft is offering Denver passengers the opportunity to explore some of the city's finest African-American heritage institutions without the fuss of driving or parking. All throughout Black History Month, you can enjoy a free trip (up to $10) to the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Stiles African American Heritage Center or Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Visit Lyft's blog page for a list of participating cities and their corresponding rider codes.

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Zodiac Killers: Aquarius Edition
Thursday, February 14, 8 to 10 p.m.
The Knotty Neighbor Bar
$5

Even if you think horoscopes are nothing more than hocus-pocus, look toward the cosmos for comedy when Zodiac Killers returns to a new venue, the Knotty Neighbor Bar, with an all-Aquarian lineup. For February's edition, Zodiac Killer host and astrology enthusiast Kacy Dahl has recruited a sign-united lineup of local mirth merchants consisting of John Davis, Natalia Kvalem, Elise Kerns, Lily Ostberg, Jodee Champion and headliner Janae Burris. Bring a date or tempt your fate at a standup show guaranteed to charm skeptics and true believers alike. Buy tickets, $5, and find out more on the Knotty Neighbor Bar's Eventbrite page.

Tarot at the Beet
Friday, February 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Corner Beet
$6

Keep the spiritualist vibe flowing with Tarot at the Beet, a Fool card-worthy soirĂ©e brought to you by the spooky minds of the South Broadway Ghost Society. Originating as a game deck for games like tarocchini in fifteenth-century Europe, tarot cards evolved into the centerpiece of an elaborate divination system only studied experts could hope to interpret. Sip some fresh-pressed juice during eye-opening readings conducted by experts at evening future-gazing frivolity. Admission is $6 via the South Broadway Ghost Society's Ticketleap page, and tips for your card-readers are strongly encouraged. After all, why tempt fate?

Blank Slate Comedy
Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.
Diebolt Brewing
Free

A cavalcade of quaffs and laughs awaits when the Blank Slate Comedy show returns to one of Sunnyside's most standup-friendly brewpubs. Hosted and curated by Kira MagCalen, February's edition showcases the comedic skills of Natalia Kvalem, Marcia Belsky, Andres Becerril, Nathan Lund and headliner Adam Cayton-Holland. Admission is free, leaving you with leftover funds to work your way through Diebolt Brewing's tasty tap list. Visit OdDmosis's Facebook events page for further details.
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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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