Of course you're going to the Westword Music Showcase in the Golden Triangle on Saturday, but that still leaves plenty of time to enjoy everything else this city has to offer, including comedy shows, brewery birthdays and a couple of beach parties. Keep reading for our ten favorite events that won't set you back more than ten bucks each, and check out the Westword calendar for even more entertainment options.
Garage Sale & Kickass Closin' Party Ice Cube Gallery 10 a.m. Friday through Sunday, free
Ice Cube is moving to greener pastures in Commerce City, but it's going out with a bash: a garage sale and a hell of a party. Through the weekend, you can browse through the art, supplies and surprises that the gallery needs to get rid of — and stop by on Saturday night for booze, dancing and the blues performed by the Anthony Russo Band.
Sexpot Comedy Presents The Nerd Roast: Harry Potter El Charrito
7 p.m. Friday, free The nerds are back, and this time they're roasting up squad Hogwarts. Your favorite local comedians will dress as wizard characters and conjure up jokes about the nerd realm. For nerds, by nerds, so get there, ya nerds. The Underground Stand UP Comedy Showcase featuring Ryan Singer The Soiled Dove Underground
8 p.m. Friday, $10
There's always room for more laughter on this list and in your lives, so don't miss Ryan Singer, Shane Torres and a handful of other comics cracking jokes at the Dove. Props to Matt Monroe and Stephen Agyei for keeping this quality showcase going. Coors Light South Platte RiverFest Confluence Park 10 a.m. Saturday through Sunday, free
A lot of people who've recently moved here complain about the lack of natural water in the area, but we do have the Platte, and we're going to celebrate the heck out of it this weekend. Learn how to navigate the river on a paddleboard, discover new water-based activities, catch some tunes, enjoy beer and have a nice time kicking it down at the Confluence. Get more details here. Summer FLEA 2016 Exdo Events Center 10 a.m. Saturday through Sunday, $5
Once you buy your ticket, you're automatically entitled to a free New Belgium brew or margarita when you get to the event. You'll also be able to shop at stands set up by hundreds of local artisans while sipping on those cocktails. Don't miss the interactive recycled-art installation by local artist Gamma Acosta before you move on to games, truck food and the rest of the Flea magic.
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