Things to Do

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Five Free), June 17-19

All of Denver will be up and out this weekend, at events ranging from Denver Comic Con to PrideFest. It's a time to celebrate all cultures, and to learn a lot more about some of them. Here are our ten favorite events that each cost $10 or less; go to the Westword calendar for even more entertainment options.

Denver Greek Festival
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Starting 11 a.m. Friday, though Sunday, $5

From baklava to spanakopita, from maleviziotikos dancing to Greek markets, the Denver Greek Festival is Greek to us this weekend. Try the food (you'll need to purchase tokens), browse the market, tour the church, play the games and enjoy musical and dance performances. Get the full schedule at
Lookout Club
MCA Denver
6 p.m. Friday, $5

The Lookout Club at the MCA is a classy affair that also happens to be a lot of fun. Get down with your DJs for the night, Justin Cudmore and Ryan Scannura, while guest bartenders from Williams & Graham mix up those happy-hour cocktails. Art, beats and the perfect rooftop patio add up to a great start for the weekend.
iBody Denver Grand Opening
1177 South Pennsylvania Street
6 p.m. Friday, free
Denver dance teacher Dana Hood has created the studio of her dreams, and iBody Inspired Movement will host an open-house celebration from 6 to 9 p.m. today. In advance of regular classes starting Monday, the Wash Park/Platt Park fitness studio will offer a number of free classes on Saturday and Sunday, including Journey Dance, several styles of yoga, Feldenkrais and other movement practices. Find the complete schedule on the iBody Facebook page.

DATM's Hangout with Kathie and Brandt
Lowbrow Denver
6 p.m. Friday, free

It's Denver Comic Con weekend, and while that gathering is out of our price range, this free event will get you up close and personal with Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, designers of Kidrobot toys. At the hangout (feel free to bring beer), you can also take a peek at their new coloring book and art show

Astronomy Nights
CU South Denver
8 p.m. Friday, $8

We live in a big world — some even call it an endless universe — and tonight we have a chance to learn a little more about it. Retired astronomy professor Win Pendleton will show you how to figure out just how big the universe is by using basic geometry, simple candles and a couple other tools. And you get to learn all this while eating hot, gooey s'mores. The series continues through the summer.

Hi-Dive Hullabaloo
Starting 8:30 p.m. Friday, through Saturday, $10

The hi-dive is hosting a garage-fest all weekend. Local bands like Ned Garthe ExplosionBest CreepsMajor Sports and many more will rock, drink beer and dance until they're soaking wet. It's $10 a night, so pick your lineup and get ready to make merry.  

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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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