Here Comes the Weekend

“Monday ain't a fun day/Tuesday's a goof day/Wednesdays are frenzy/Thursday's the worst day/Friday is great/'Cause I can hardly wait until the weekend.” Brit rocker Dave Edmunds surely had the working class pegged when he wrote those words back in the ´70s, and it hasn’t much changed. So pop those lyrics into your brain and get ready for a weekend that’s all about fashion and costumery, street art and street deals. Here are but a few things to do:

For high fashion on the edge, the Goldyn Showroom Opening Party at Taxi is the place to be tonight: Along with DJ Synergy’s sets, vodka 14 drinks and live music by Houses, the trendy online/popup boutique’s new appointment-only showroom will present a live fashion show featuring its latest and greatest finds, from 6 to 10 p.m. That would include the kind of styles you’re used to seeing a tony shops on the coasts, culled form the collections of more than forty designers. Goldyn is in Suite 106 at Taxi 2, 3457 Ringsby Court; visit or call 888-6GOLDYN for details. And over in the Golden Triangle at Vinyl, 1082 Broadway, the fashion will jingle with an ethnic air at the Runway to Bollywood Fashion Event, an extension of the periodic Passport to Bollywood club night spiked up by a fashion show featuring New York Indo-Western designer Sandya Jain on the runway. The rest is pure joy: Bollywood dancing and spins by DJ Ashish B; ethnic attire isn’t required, but always welcomed. Runway to Bollywood begins at 9 p.m., and admission ranges from $10 to $15; get Bolly-info at

Remember we said deals were in the forecast? What if they came packaged with a block party? Beginning Saturday August 29 at 9 a.m., the Lower Downtown Neighborhood Association will host a No-Garage Garage Sale and Block Party full of unexpected urban treasures and other cheap stuff at 15th and Wynkoop streets in LoDo. At 1 p.m., the sale segues into a party, replete with LoDo restaurant bites, live music and interesting people, until the sun goes down. Admission is free, and the pickin’s should be best early; get details at Not far from LoDo, in the jumping Five Points neighborhood, the, um, first Last Art Fair in a series of three will spread out at 28th and Welton streets. A variety of works, from paintings to fiber art, will be for sale during this monthly outdoor art exhibition and fair; check it out from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, with repeat appearances on September 12 and October 3. Admission is free.

And finally, let loose your inner Japanese schoolgirl or sword-wielding spike-haired dude at Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast’s End of Summer Party and Cosplay Contest, happening from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Belmar Japanese pop culture emporium. There will be Japanese snacks, music, video, deals, prizes for costumes and bloody-mouthed icon Gloomy Bear in person; the whole thing is being touted as a precursor to cosplay paradise: the upcoming Nan Desu Kan anime convention coming to Denver in September. It’s all free; find Gimme Gimme Pillow Toast at 445 S. Saulsbury, Space E, on Belmar’s Block 7, Lakewood. Info online at, or call 303-872-7706.
Aug. 28-30, 2009

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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