September is upon us, so there's no time to waste. We've rounded up the ten best events for $10 or less around town this weekend, so that you can celebrate summer without going broke before fall. For more entertainment opportunities, check out the Westword calendar.
Untitled: Center Stage
Denver Art Museum
6 p.m. Friday, $10
Get your blood pumping at a dance party at the museum. You can warm up with the Colorado Ballet, get the beat at a powwow preview, tour with some drag queens and then step up to a dance-off with Mitch Slevc — after taking in the sweet melodies of Land Lines. Click your heels together and get down there.
Wake the Dead - A Funeral Party
9 p.m. Friday, $5
Drape yourself in black, look sad and immerse yourself in the spirit of the dead at Milk Bar tonight. The goth club is turning even darker with a party where you can dance and wake the dead. Get spooky with it.
The Denver Modernism Show
National Western Complex
10 a.m. Saturday through Sunday, $10
The show actually starts on Friday, but it's a little pricey that day — so to save bucks, wait until Saturday to transport yourself to a time when the form was far more important than the function. This blast from the past includes furniture, clothes, toys and cars to gawk at; a tiki lounge, live bands and lectures keep things groovy.
High Plains Comedy Festival
1 p.m. Saturday, free to $10
This festival runs from Friday through Sunday, with dozens of great programs (some out of our price range). But on Saturday afternoon, there are some real bargains: Get your laughs and grooves on with Mara Wiles and the Funky Brunch, enjoy the improvised scoop of Infauxmation!, check out podcasting with These Things Matter and Jonah Keri, or feed your standup jones with Epilogue Comedy. Find the full schedule here.
Keep reading for five more things to do this weekend.
Me Me Monster
Black Sky Brewery
8 p.m. Saturday, $5
A very special hell yeah to Black Sky on its third anniversary. The crew will be partying all week, but tonight there's a special Weerdos Summer Benefit Ball for the Denver Innocence Project featuring the zany sounds of Me Me Monster. Support the brewery as well as a good cause — and have some fun in the process
Denver Pagan Pride Day
Civic Center Park
11 a.m. Sunday, free
Explore the realms of devotion at this celebration of peace and open-mindedness. Not only will people be sharing their ceremonies, secrets and dances, but they'll be doing it for a good cause. So bring canned goods and winter coats to donate to the needy, then rejoice in the rituals and rites. Find more info here.
KGNU's 2016 Summer Record Sale
Denver Open Media
Noon p.m. Sunday, free
KGNU plays the hits for our town, so let's help the station keep doing it by buying some of these rare gems. And if you're not using those compact discs on your shelf anymore, donate them to the station for a tax deduction.
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Brass Under Glass
Denver Performing Arts Complex
4:30 p.m. Sunday, free
A brass band creates a beautiful sound when the harmonies come through, and it sounds even better when the band performs under a glass dome. Bring a chair and park yourself for a full surround sound of brass hits at the Galleria.
Propaganda! Denver Comedy Reunion
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
8 p.m. Sunday, free
Since High Plains is in town, this month's Propaganda! will feature a special reunion. You can welcome home Troy Walker and Chris Charpentier, who'll perform alongside Kristin Rand, Jordan Doll, Haley Driscoll and Matt Monroe. It's a great way to close out what should be a great weekend.