Arts and Culture

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Three Free)

Don a costume and get weird when Deviant Night returns on Friday, March 22, with the Wicked World of Disney.
Don a costume and get weird when Deviant Night returns on Friday, March 22, with the Wicked World of Disney. Aaron Thackeray
Spring has finally arrived in Denver, and the city is blooming with activities sure to delight, from music to film screenings and cultural festivities. Don't fret about breaking the bank. Most of the events listed below cost around $10, and three are free!

Keep reading to learn more about the ten best affordable events in and around Denver this weekend.

Dos Comediantes
Thursday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.
Dos Luces Brewery

Denver comedy fans have plenty of brewery-based shows from which to choose, but the Dos Comediantes standup show offers a smooth, gluten-free alternative to the scene's prevailingly yeasty paradigm. Co-hosts Sammy Anzer and Eliot Broder return to tap a fresh keg of chuckles provided by local mirth merchants Jacob Rupp, Hannah Jones, Nolawee Mengist and headliner ShaNae Ross, all for free. The evening also includes a fine opportunity to sample Dos Luces's signature chicha and pulque, corn-based fermented beverages with ancient roots in Central and South America. Find more information on the Comma Comedians Facebook events page.

Soirée Congolaise
Friday, March 22, 6 to 9 p.m.
Alliance Française de Denver
$10 to $15
Celebrate the breadth and diversity of the French-speaking world when the Alliance Française de Denver's Month of Francophonie continues with Soirée Congolaise, a fun and informative tribute to the nation known today as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While the legacy of European colonialism — including the numerous atrocities committed under the frightful reign of King Leopold II of Belgium — is what ultimately led to the estimated 33 million French speakers who reside in the country today, these days the International Organisation of the Francophonie is equally dedicated to preserving each of its affiliated states' cultural and linguistic customs as it is to the mother tongue they all share. Get an introduction to the history of the Congo and its people at a Congo 101 seminar before diving into a curated selection of Congolese art, cuisine, music, fashion and dance. Admission costs $10 for members and $15 for the general public; visit the Alliance Française de Denver's events calendar to get tickets and further details.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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