This weekend is all about variety. Over the next couple of days you can see legendary local music acts, make friends with arachnids and binge on improv. Keep reading for ten picks each under $10, and check out theWestword calendar for even more to do.
Quetzal Books Book Launch Party BookBar
4:30 p.m. Friday, free
Kick off your weekend by supporting kids who are doing something rad. Quetzal Books, a collection of nine-to-twelve-year-olds from the Five Points and Cole neighborhoods, has published two books, and even translated them into Spanish and Arabic. The Shoemaker: A Tale from South Sudan and We Are: A Story in Pictures were inspired by the oral traditions of the students' families and hand-drawn by the kids, too.
Stitch & Switch MCA Denver
6 p.m. Friday, $5
Black Sheep Fridays have returned to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and this installment should have you in stitches. Sew up your own fuzzy little monsters and stuffed mutants at the party tonight — the weirder the better. There's a full bar available, and you can also explore the museum for the price of admission. Magic Cyclops Sweet 16 Anniversary Spectacular Syntax Physic Opera
8 p.m. Friday, $7 If you've spent time in this city over the past sixteen years, you've no doubt crossed paths with Magic Cyclops. Celebrate this dude's party-throwing abilities while Slim Cessna & Munly, members of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake and more offer special musical tributes. And there's a special treat for those of you who remember Mr. Pacman: That legendary band will be at Syntax, too. Sexpot Comedy presents Late Night at the Bug with Ben Kronberg Bug Theater
9:30 p.m. Friday, $10 This is a heck of a deal for a comedy show of this caliber. Ben Kronberg mixes his one-liners with musical talents; he's been killing it all over TV and the Internet. He'll be joined on this return show to Denver by local favorites Sam Tallent, Zach Reinert and Mallory Wallace.
Keep reading for five more things to do this weekend.
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