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

Celebrate four years of brews and bonhomie at Ratio Beerworks' Anniversary Weekend, February 8 to 10.
Brandon Marshall
Celebrate four years of brews and bonhomie at Ratio Beerworks' Anniversary Weekend, February 8 to 10.
While scraping overnight snowfall off your windshield and braving the icy hazards of the streets may make the prospect of a homebound weekend especially appealing, hibernators will miss out on a glut of entertainment in the Queen City. Concerts, comedy shows and local business milestones carry on despite the inclement weather, and you're likely to pay more for rideshare surge fees than tickets to any of the events listed below. Keep reading for the ten ways to have a grand time for less than ten American dollars in Denver this weekend.

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Crafts and Drafts
Thursday, February 7, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
3 Kings Tavern

A treasure trove of handcrafted Valentine's gifts awaits when Crafts and Drafts returns to 3 Kings Tavern after a month-long hiatus to kick off 2019 with a dash of romance and rock and roll. Peruse collections of artwork, jewelry, handmade goods, vintage wares and more from a wide range of local vendors at a shopping opportunity replete with one-of-a-kind creations. Sweetheart shoppers can also sway along to live performances from Wild Lives, Bad Year and A Lot of Lip. Admission is free; find more details on the 3 Kings Tavern Facebook events page

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Giggles: The Comedy Drag Show
Friday, February 8, 9:30 p.m.
Pride & Swagger

Sass and shade pervade throughout Giggles, a drag comedy show that returns to Pride and Swagger for another round of weekly wackiness hosted by Jessica Rabbid. Presiding over a comedic cavalcade of queens, Rabbid welcomes Anita Johnson and a series of surprise guests for this week's edition. Visit Pride & Swagger's Facebook events page for more information.

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The King of Beats: A Tribute to J Dilla by Brant Williams
Friday, February 8, 9:30 p.m.

Origin stories don't get much humbler than J Dilla's, who passed away in 2006. After an inauspicious debut making beats on a store-bought tape deck with Detroit-based trio Slum Village, Dilla (born James Dewitt Yancey and also known as Jay Dee and Dilla Dawg) became a highly influential producer, and his innovations can still be heard in today's hip-hop. Pay homage to the genre-blending King of Beats with a live ensemble consisting of guitarist Brant Williams, keyboardist Eric Luba, bassist Kirwan Brown and drummer Kowan Turner for an evening of music that highlights Dilla's reverence for jazz, at one of the city's best-suited venues. Find tickets, $5, and learn more on Dazzle's box-office page.