Things to Do

Ten Things to Do for $10 or Less (Six Free) This Weekend

The Denver Taco Festival will offer lucha libre on the side.
The Denver Taco Festival will offer lucha libre on the side. Kenneth Hamblin III

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2019 Denver Taco Festival
Saturday, June 28, noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, noon to 8 p.m.
Fox Street Combo
$10
Tacos are so beloved that there are festivals dedicated to their deliciousness. The Denver Taco Festival is offering tacos from kitchens all over the city, as well as live music, lucha libre wrestling and Chihuahua racing, plus a tequila expo. General admission tickets to the festival are $10, and kids twelve and under get in free (admission to the tequila festival is $25). To purchase tickets and see the schedule, visit the Denver Taco Festival website.

Motown Groove
Saturday, June 29, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Goosetown Tavern
Free
Motown Groove has been bringing down the house for eight years, and now it's throwing a party to celebrate its anniversary. Veteran host Miggy Camacho will emcee the night, which includes a surprise guest. Since there's no cover, you can afford to get a few drinks and an app off the Goosetown Tavern menu.

Cookie Decorating Contest
Sunday, June 30, 2 to 4 p.m.
Grandma's House
$6
Embrace your creativity and put your piping skills to the test with a cookie-decorating contest. Unfortunately, the cookies are already made, so you won't be able to lick cookie batter off the spoon, the way you did when baking with your own grandma, but no one will tattle if you steal a few spoonfuls of frosting. For six bucks, you get two sugar cookies and all the supplies you'll need to turn your baked goods into pieces of art. To register, visit the Facebook page for Grandma's House. 

click to enlarge Seriously, who rescues whom? - ZOE YABROVE
Seriously, who rescues whom?
Zoe Yabrove
Dog Party
Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Illegal Pete's South Broadway
Free
Grab the entire family, including the ones that need leashes, and head to Illegal Pete's at 270 South Broadway for a party open to all. The parking lot will be closed and turned into an open space to make room for four-legged guests and their owners. If you're looking to adopt a new best friend, the Dumb Friends League and Maxfund will on hand with puppies looking for their forever homes. Come thirsty and hungry! Find out more at the Illegal Pete's website.

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