Summer hasn't officially begun, but events this weekend will be hot. The calendar is jam-packed with comedy, carnivals and other entertainment. We've listed our ten favorite events that won't set you back more than ten bucks each — in fact, nine are free! For more almost-summer fun, visit the Westword calendar.
Crom Comedy Festival Ratio Beerworks and Beryl's Beer Co. 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, free
At least thirty comics will be performing for free over the next couple of days at the Crom Comedy Festival. Enjoy late and early shows at Ratio Beerworks and Beryl's Beer Co. this weekend, as well as a special edition of Lucha Libre and Laughs; Crossroads Theater will also host some great events for $15 a show. Check out the impressive schedule to see who's performing when and where. Denver Open Media Open Music Session Denver Open Media
5 p.m. Friday, free Denver Open Media just launched a new radio station on 104.7FM, and will celebrate that with live performances from Sole Music, Mikrofone Rob and comedian Eric Henderson. Illegal Pete's and Sexy Pizza are bringing food and drinks to the festivities, too. If you can't make it, the performance will also be broadcast on Denver Comcast Channel 57 and online...but you don't want to miss this. 2016 Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival Bug Theatre 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, $10
This festival will celebrate the the artistic vision of women filmmakers in Colorado. Over the next two nights, a variety of shorts, documentaries and features like Obselidia will be screened, all accompanied by question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers. You can check out a block of films for $10 or buy a day pass for $15. Walking Adventures on the High Line Canal Highline Canal-Northern Terminus at Green Valley Ranch 9 a.m. Saturday, free
The High Line Canal covers 71 miles of trail, extending from Waterton Canyon in Douglas County to Green Valley Ranch in northeast Denver. The folks from walk2connect will guide us along the trail by dividing it in eleven segments, and the journey starts today over by DIA in Green Valley Ranch. See the end of the trail and get a history lesson on the agricultural community that thrived where new developments now live. Anywhere is walking distance if you have the time, so make it a summer goal to complete the whole thing. RSVP here. Union Station Farmers Market Grand Opening Union Station 9 a.m. Saturday, free Union Station is already a cool place, but now it's going to be fresh, too. A 9 a.m. ribbon-cutting will open a brand-new farmers' market in the heart of downtown. Check out the market on Saturdays through October, featuring over forty local vendors and chef demonstrations. Today's demo is by Beast + Bottle.
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