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Ten Things to Do for $10 or Under (Seven Free) This Weekend

LaTurbo Avedon will be performing at the opening reception for  MediaLive: Subterranean.
LaTurbo Avedon will be performing at the opening reception for MediaLive: Subterranean. Courtesy of LaTurbo Avedon
It's the last weekend of April, and you don't have to spend much money to send the month off in style. You'll only need the change from between your couch cushions to pay for some events, and others don't charge admission at all. As a bonus, the RTD G Line, which debuts on Friday, April 26, is free to ride that day and Saturday, April 27, with parties along the way. Keep reading for the ten best events for ten bucks (or under) in Denver.



MediaLive: Subterranean, Opening Performances and Reception
Thursday, April 25, 6:30 p.m.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Free
MediaLive, an annual display of events and digital installations, returns to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for its seventh month-long edition. MediaLive: Subterranean focuses on technology's part in hiding and uncovering major secrets in our government and the world; the exhibit will kick off with a performance by Avatar laTurbo Avedon that was created specifically for this exhibit. A one-time screening of a piece by Anna Ridler will also be part of the opening. MediaLive 2019 serves as the arts track for Boulder Start Up Week and will be open until May 27; for more information about the free events, visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art website.

Spring Into the Highlands Shop and Walk
Friday, April 26, through Sunday, April 28
Highlands Square
Free
Get out and about when Highlands Square hosts its annual shopping extravaganza. Starting at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, you can pick up Shop and Walk passports at any participating location and use them to enter to win a gift card to every store. Every time you make a purchase, your passport will be marked; two winners will be chosen from the completed cards. But everyone's a winner at this event, because you can enjoy snacks, drinks, trunk shows and special activities through the weekend.



Rhino Man
Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m.
Exdo Event Center
$10
As part of Rhino Week, the Exdo Event Center will be showing Rhino Man, which depicts the three-year journey of a group of anti-poaching rangers determined to prevent the extinction of rhinos. Director Matt Lindenberg will be on hand to answer questions after the screening. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door; they'll also get you admission to Tracks Denver after the show. To purchase tickets and get more information, go to the Rhino Week website.

G Line Grand Opening Free Ride and Beer
Friday, April 26, 3 to 10 p.m.
Factotum Brewhouse
Free
To celebrate the opening of the G Line, which has a stop only five blocks from Factotum Brewhouse, the brewery is offering a free beer to anyone who's taken a ride on the line and shot a selfie at the 41st and Fox stop. You'll need to show that to the bartender at Factotum on Friday, April 26, the only day this deal is offered...though riding the G Line itself is free both Friday and Saturday. Check the G Line schedule on the RTD website.

click to enlarge The newest Mural in RiNo will be a group effort. - ALEX
The newest Mural in RiNo will be a group effort.
Alex
Rhino Week Community Mural
Saturday, April 27, noon to 4 p.m.
RiNo Beer Garden
Free
During Rhino Week, the Rino Art District is giving everyone an opportunity to make their mark. Artists and beer drinkers alike will gather at the RiNo Beer Garden for beer and brushes, then work together to create a large-scale version of a painting created by Alexandria Pangburn, which features art done by rhinoceri at the Denver Zoo. Representatives from local conservation organizations will be on hand; LeahTard's Creative Sanctuary will perform an aerial routine. Participation is free, but registration is encouraged at the event's Facebook page.

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