Things to Do

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 or Less (Six Free), April 29-May1

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Denver Handmade Homemade Market
National Western Complex
10 a.m. Saturday, free
A lot of vendors will make their debut today; see how crafty your neighbors can get at the Denver HAHO. Grab some accessories for your garden, extra fluffy pillows, clothes for the kids and all kinds of stuff you didn't know you needed. As a bonus, there's also an alpaca festival going on in the complex, so you can see cool animals, too.

Erin Espelie in Person
8 p.m. Saturday, $5-8 donation
This is a cool chance to meet a filmmaker, editor, writer, scientific enthusiast and professor. Erin Espelie is currently involved in the film-studies program at the University of Colorado, and has previously been featured at film festivals all over the world; she's also served as the editor in chief of Natural History magazine. 
Ratio Comedy: An Evening With Eddie Pepitone
Ratio Beerworks
8 p.m. Saturday, $10
This night at Ratio should go down as a night of legend. Pepitone is a legend of the comedy scene, especially for his ability to harness the dark comedy. Nicknamed the Bitter Buddha, his large on-stage presence switches between silly jokes, self loathing and social rage. Grab your tickets here ASAP.
Eliza Rickman & Friends
Mutiny Information Cafe
8 p.m. Sunday, $10 donation
You may know this talented performer from the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Catch Eliza Rickman at Mutiny, along with comedy from Matt Monroe, Mara Wiles and Kevin O'Brien. It's the perfect place to get quirky, have a laugh and enjoy yourself. 
May Day 
Mercury Cafe
2 p.m. Sunday, free
May 1 is International Workers Day, commemorating a nationwide strike in 1886 that led to the eight-hour workday common today. Celebrate at the Mercury today with songs by the Solidarity Singers, a performance by singer-songwriter Elena Klaver, and spoken word from Juan Manuel Patraca. When you return to work on Monday, you'll have something to reflect on. 
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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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