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Ten Things to Do for $10 or Less This Weekend (Seven Free)

Lavender is in the air.
Lavender is in the air. Denver Botanic Gardens©Scott Dressel-Martin

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click to enlarge Hope you're practicing your beer-pong toss. - CU YOUNG ALUMNI
Hope you're practicing your beer-pong toss.
CU Young Alumni
LoDOlympics
Saturday, July 20, 1 to 7 p.m.
Starting at Hayter's & Co.
$10
CU Young Alumni are offering another class act: the fourth annual LoDOlympics, where teams compete in drinking games for medals and prizes. The bar crawl will begin at Hayer's & Co., where you can sign in and start the competition; the action then moves to Pony Up, Mile High Spirits, Ginn Mill and Blake Street Tavern. You don't need to have gone to CU to join in the fun; you can enter here as a free agent for $10, or sign up in teams of four. Your ticket will get you drink specials at the participating bars, food at Blake Street Tavern, and entry into raffles for prize packages; there will also be prizes for the best costumes.

Stay Wild Summer Market
Saturday, July 20, 2 to 8 p.m.
Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse
Free
Coloradans love the outdoors, and we also love getting new gear to use in the outdoors. The Stay Wild Summer Market will feature many Colorado outdoor adventure brands under one roof; vendors will be selling camping, hiking, biking, rafting, climbing and other items. As part of the market, Camp DIY, sponsored by Crafted Art Emporium, will be hosting a crafternoon during which you can sign up to make different outdoorsy themed crafts; fees range from $10 to $20. For more vendor announcements and featured giveaways, visit the Stay Wild Summer Market Facebook event page.

Fitness, Wellness and Beauty
Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Free
Mindbody wants you to pamper yourself at this self-care haven offering complimentary makeovers, mini spa treatments and fitness classes ranging from barre to HIIT workouts. Along the way, you'll have a chance to win one of sixty different prize packages, including a $1,000 shopping spree at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center and a weekend stay at the Jacquard Hotel. All of the fitness classes are free, but you'll need to reserve your spot using the mindbody app; visit the Fitness, Wellness, Beauty event page for more information.



A Night of Friendship & Appreciation With Jack Hadley
Sunday, July 21, 4 to 8 p.m.
Dazzle
Free
This show is about the fans: The Jack Hadley Band is dedicating a night to thanking the people who have come out to support the act, many of whom have gone from fan to friend. Colorado-based band Cup-a-Jo will also play a set, bringing its funk and blues to the stage. For more information, visit the event page on the Dazzle Website.



Biennial of the Americas: Aterciopelados with Pink Hawks
Sunday, July 21, 5 to 9 p.m.
Levitt Pavillion
Free
Latin American folk-rock band Aterciopelados returns to the stage after an eight-year year hiatus, performing some of the work that's earned the group multiple Latin Grammy Awards. Pink Hawks, the Chicano hip-hop orchestra, will also be part of this free concert. While admission is free, you can also buy VIP tickets for $30 that get you early admission and special seating. To learn more, visit the concert's Facebook Event Page.

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