Things to Do

Ten things to do for $10 this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2012

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Untitled #47 (LOL) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $8-10) Untitled is all about the laughs tonight at the DAM, featuring a plethora of entertainment options related to comedy. From a comedy tour of the art museum by Westword Mastermind Andrew Orvedahl and former Westword writer Adam Cayton-Holland to a study of the science of humor by former Westword staffer Joel Warner, to performances by folks from the Buntport Theater, this night is sure to make you laugh and think about comedy as you browse the museum's collection.

Downtown Denver Arts Festival at the Denver Pavilions (Friday-Monday, free) The Pavilions downtown will transform into a fine arts market this weekend, with local and national artists showcasing their work. Whether you want to buy art or simply browse, this will be a good place to get inspired and see the wide array of crafts the festival has to offer.

Complicit Objects: Art in the Age of Authenticity at the Dikeou Collection (Friday, free) Don't miss this one-night-only event, a sculpture exhibition featuring Metro State Fine Arts students. The sculptures are all loosely tied together by the concept of authenticity, and it should be a great place to see budding artists in a cool space before they make it big and have their own solo exhibitions.

The Bring Your Own Records Party at Old Curtis Street (Saturday, free) We've definitely encouraged you to check out Westword Mastermind Sarah Slater's Bring Your Own Records Party before, but that's only because it's so consistently awesome. It's simple: Bring three to five songs on vinyl, play them yourself, and then dance to others' rad tunes. The night is full of eclectic music choices, dancing and lots of fun. Don't miss it.

E-Poetry: The Past, Present, and Future of Electronic Poetry at Counterpath (Saturday, free) Counterpath will study the interaction between poetry and technology tonight, with a series of readings and performances that explore literature in the digital age. There will be a performance using Skype, poems for perusal on various computers and digital screens, and discussions of the evolving medium.There's nothing more boring than a Luddite complaining about the death of print media, and luckily Counterpath will avoid this tired conversation by exploring the positives of ever-changing technology.

More things to do this weekend are on the next page.

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