If you spent all your extra cash on a lavish floral arrangement for your mother (as you should have), you can still have fun in Denver this weekend. Events around town include everything from an all-you-can-eat pancake party to a walking fest to Mexican wrestling plus comedy. Check out the online Westword calendar for more events, and share information on other bargain entertainments in the comments section below.
Beer Festival and Rockmount Trunk Show at the McNichols Building (Friday, $10) The classic Western fashions of Rockmount Ranch Wear will be on display tonight at this trunk show and beer festival. Listen to live country music, eat BBQ and drink three craft beers (included in the admission price) while you check out an art exhibit about contemporary perspectives of the Rocky Mountain region.
Pancakes & Booze Art Show at City Hall (Friday, $5) As if the promise of an all-you-can-eat pancake bar wasn't enough, this art show will also feature work from over 75 artists, live body painting and music, and, as the name promises, booze. Eat yourself silly on flapjacks and party tonight.
The Really Real Wait? Really Reality Show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $3-5) Voodoo Comedy Playschool's first graduating class has a new weekly show that premieres tonight. Here's the premise: Every week, the crew of a struggling television station makes up a new reality series. It's all improvised, and sure to be surprising.The Comix Paper Release Party at Mutiny Information Cafe (Friday, free) Back in February, Denver Drink & Draw met its Kickstarter goal
to fund Denver's first free, all-comics newspaper. And now it's here. Celebrate the release of the paper tonight with readings from Ted Intorcio,Westword
's own Noah Van Sciver, Karl Christian Krumpholz and Jake Fairly -- with free comics for all.
Vintage Beer Tasting + Book Signing at the BookBar (Saturday, $5 or free with book purchase) Taste beers from Epic Brewing while author Patrick Dawson discusses his book Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time. This is a great opportunity to sample some vintage, barrel-aged beers in the company of a connoisseur.
Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market at Olinger Moore Chapel (Saturday, free) Warmer weather means it's again time for seasonal markets. The first Horseshoe Market of the season will feature an abundance of handmade crafts, art and accessories, along with artisan foods, snacks from food trucks and live music.
4-Hour Confession (Pity Party #2) at Counterpath (Saturday, free) Adopting the crimes of celebrities and fictional characters, artist Heather Warren-Crow will perform MadLibs-style confessions complete with refreshments tonight. Don't miss this intriguing display of performance art.
NE Walk Fest (Saturday, free) Get out in the sunshine this Saturday for the NE Walk Fest, an event designed to promote travel by foot and community health and connection. There are trips for everyone, from a literary walk to an urban herb walk. See the full list and register here.
Bicycling Tour of Five Points at the Black American West Museum (Sunday, $10) Learn about the rich history of Five Points today on historian Phil Goodstein's bike tour of the neighborhood. For more information on the tour, check out Kyle Harris's interview with Denver's crankiest historian.Lucha Libre & Laughs at the Oriental Theater (Sunday, $10)
Catch Mexican Lucha Libre pro-wrestling and stand-up comedy in one place tonight: Lucha Libre & Laughs. Comedian Chuck Roy will headline the show, which will also feature international superstar Colt Cabana.