Ten Things to Do in Denver for Under $10 (Five Free), April 7-9

Denver's highest person shall be crowned this weekend.
Denver's highest person shall be crowned this weekend.
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Catch a bit of spring fever at one of our favorite events this weekend. Spend the next few days at the movies, in the comedy basement or doing some light construction. Check out the Westword calendar to find even more to do.

MCA Spring Breaks: House of Style Cocktail Party
MCA Denver
5 p.m. Friday, $5

With the fashion floating around right now, House of Style is in. Let's bring back the spirit of the MTV classic at MCA Denver's cocktail party. St. Germain brand ambassador Brittany Wangsness willl shake and stir up some classy drinks to inspire you to catwalk all night.

Exclusive Harry Smith Screening With the Brant Williams Quartet
Dikeou Collection
7 p.m. Friday, free

It's a mashup of the Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series along with the Video Dialogue Series as we reel in the nonstop motion of Harry Smith paired up with the Brant Williams Quartet. Smith's experimental films were heavily influenced by the movement he heard in jazz music, and the quartet will bring three selected films to life. This is how you have an interesting Friday night.

Acting Out
Mercury Cafe
12 p.m. Saturday, free

Get the whole family or friends group together for an all-encompassing comedic workshop. Say yes to improv, goof off with some clowning, and hit the floor with some physical comedy. Thanks to the Five Points Theatre Club for donating its time and teaching the community this form of expression. Register here.

LEGO Build Day
Pauline Robinson Branch Library
1 p.m. Saturday, free

’Tis the season for the Denver Public Library's LEGO Contest. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science serves as the inspiration for the contest this year; you can share your entry ideas at the Pauline Robinson branch library. You can also build your LEGO creations at home and drop them off at various branches. The contest runs through April 16. Find more info here. You win automatically if you can make this.

Behind the Scenes of the Denver Silent Film Festival
Park Hill Library Branch
2:30 p.m. Saturday, free

The Denver Silent Film Festival isn't until the end of the month, but you can come get your feet wet with a little preview. Join film critic Howie Movshovitz for a screening of a silent short and more information about the festival programming. There are a lot of films to watch this weekend.

Read on for more cheap things to do in Denver this weekend.

Nerd Prom 2017: Nerds Unite
Summit Music Hall
7 p.m. Saturday, $10

Trekkie, cosplayer or Wookiee, this night is for you. Dress to the nines, however you see fit, to enjoy a prom for nerds. MC Lars, Andy Rok & the Real Deal and more will provide the entertainment. Buy your $10 tickets early.

Don't Wake Dad Comedy
Hooked on Colfax
7:45 p.m. Saturday, free

Creep down to the basement for a giggle brought to you by the Girly Boyz. Steal a laugh or two from podcasters Cody Spyker and Jacob Rupp, along with Patrick Scott, James Pate and special guests. It's a literal underground standup night, so go have some fun.

3MCS With Dave Stone
Blackbird Public House
9 p.m. Saturday, $5

Blackbird Public House has a heck of a lineup down in the Wash Park neighborhood, with absolute banger comedians. Dave Stone from TV, Adam Burke from the radio, Chris Charpentier the local hero, Chino Laforge the Hawaiian hero, Zach Welch and Allison Rose. It's $5 for this killer show, and your second beer is free, so spend that other $5 on the Uber ride.

Brunchlesque Pajama Party — Spring Fever
El Charrito
11:30 a.m. Sunday, $5

Pasties are in bloom at El Charrito to get you in the spring spirit. The Lady Lavender's Brunchlesque Pajama Party serves up a delightful batch of shimmying and shaking to pair with the bar's Bloody Maria. Brunch, booze and boobs all in one convenient place.

GoPuff Denver Stoner Awards
Bug Theater
7 p.m. Sunday, $10

This might be your only chance to officially win the crown of the "Illest Stoner Philosopher." All you have to do is nominate yourself when you get there to go on to be in the running for "Denver’s Highest Person." It's pretty cool that the awards are for the heady audience members, so convince all the friends you can to vote for you. The night also includes comedy, so roll one up and roll out.

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