Things to Do

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

June 9 is National Get Outdoors Day.
June 9 is National Get Outdoors Day. Zoe Yabrove

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The Frenchman Stage at the Central Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 8, noon to 5 p.m.
Central City
Free

If you're in the mood to sway to some smooth jazz, check out the Frenchman Stage at the Central Jazz Festival in Central City, where the Copper Children, Melvin Seals and JGB, and the Sweet Lillies will be performing for free; the nearby Grand Z Casino and Hotel will offer free parking while it lasts. Numerous other stages around town will also be filled with bands, but tickets are required; visit the Central Jazz Festival website for details.

South Pearl Brewgrass Music & Beer Festival
Saturday, June 8, 1 to 10 p.m.
Old South Pearl Street
$8
The neighborly Brewgrass fest on Old South Pearl is one of the first true signs of summer. A variety of local breweries will be serving up IPAs, stouts and everything between, while nationally acclaimed musicians take the stage. (Fair warning: Dogs and outside food and beverages besides water will not be allowed inside the gates.) Get tickets here; find out more on the Brewgrass Music & Beer Festival Eventbrite page.



Vine Street Pub and Brewery's 11th Anniversary
Saturday, June 8, 5 to 9 p.m.
Vine Street Pub and Brewery
Free
Vine Street Pub is celebrating its eleventh anniversary with a free party complete with brats, beer and live music provided by members of the Drunken Hearts. Eat, drink and toast this landmark on East 17th Avenue.

Old School Vintage Fashion Market
Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Improper City
Free

Old School Cool is on a mission to promote sustainable living by supporting local business and vendors, and will take over Improper City on Sunday to further that mission. Over thirty small-business owners will be selling dresses, shorts, hats and other summer essentials, while Improper City's bar stirs up craft and coffee drinks; three food trucks will fuel your shopping efforts. Admission to the market is free, which will lessen the guilt you feel when walking out with a new (to you) item of clothing.

click to enlarge Off-Center is partnering with the Denver Public Library for an immersive theater experience. - ADAMSVISCOM
Off-Center is partnering with the Denver Public Library for an immersive theater experience.
AdamsVisCom
Immersive Theater Pop-Up at the Denver Public Library
Sunday, June 9, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Denver Public Library
Free
Head to the Central Denver Public Library to get immersed in performing arts experiences. Off-Center, the experimental arm of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, is teaming up with the library to put on an afternoon of theater experiences that encourage audience participation, all focusing on real stories and issues connected to the modern library. 

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Zoe Yabrove is a Denver native with an undergraduate degree in creative writing and a master’s in special education. She is a teacher in Denver Public Schools and contributes to Westword to get her writing fix.
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