Things to Do

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Eight Free), July 8-10

Last weekend was a blast, but there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend, too — from celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of a major festival to trying out a new market. Our ten favorite events follow; find more on the Westword calendar
Colorado Black Arts Festival
City Park
10 a.m. Friday through Sunday, free

The theme of this festival is "Origins," and this year is CBAF's thirtieth. That's more than enough reason to head to City Park to enjoy R&B, hip-hop, soul and much more on three music stages; there are also art displays by prominent African-American artists and food vendors. 
Boulder Clips Beer and Film Tour
Valmont Disc Golf Park
7:30 p.m. Friday, free

New Belgium presents a night of beer and short films — outdoors, no less. Try up to eighteen variations of the brewery's concoctions while watching films specially crafted for this festival. Your beer purchases support a local organization, so you can have a good time with a clear conscience.  

Law + Lar 3rd Annual Fashion Showcase
Garner Galleria Theatre
7:30 p.m. Friday, free

Local designers Lawrence and Larimer team up with Levi's and Goodwill’s Déjà Blue Boutique for a night of fashion specially crafted for our city. See how basics can create a laid-back style that keeps us looking good in the Mile High. The event kicks off with a Style Wars competition, followed by the fashion show and an after-party at Epernay
Movie on the Green: The Martian
Founders' Green Park
8:30 p.m. Friday, free

There's a real sense of community in Stapleton, and one of the reasons is events like this. All you need to do is bring some chairs and sit under the stars in order to enjoy the epic film The Martian. There will be concessions available with traditional movie treats, as well as food trucks like the Real Deal, Natural Smoothies and Latin Food, Street Frites Mobile Eatery, Happy Cones CO and Lena B Bar-B-Que. 

Athmar Park Farmers Market
Athmar Park Shopping Center
9 a.m. Saturday, free

Athmar Park has been throwing a lot of events lately, and this latest one will show you what makes the neighborhood unique. While there will be standard local fare, the market will also shine a special light on businesses in this southwestern part of town.

Keep reading for more events this weekend.

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Alex Brown is a freelance writer from Denver, Colorado. You can find him around town falling off his skateboard, eating burritos and petting dogs.
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