Things to Do

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

Erica Papillion-Posey and Christiana McMullen perform a rare free rendition of "Souls of the Soil" at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library on Saturday, February 16.
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Erica Papillion-Posey and Christiana McMullen perform a rare free rendition of "Souls of the Soil" at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library on Saturday, February 16.
Happy Valentine's Day weekend, dearest readers. Whether you're eager for an evening of boos and bouquets or single-friendly holiday counter-programming, the cups of Denver's entertainment calendar runneth over. While there's no shortage of Westword-approved opportunities to while away the holiday, even the most cash-strapped lonely heart will find plenty of romance-free ways to keep busy. Ten bucks is your ticket to a great time in town; peruse the following list of free and cheap events in Denver this weekend.

Free Lyft Rides to Local Black History Sites
All Month Long
Black American West Museum & Heritage Center
Stiles African American Heritage Center
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Free up to $10

Lyft is offering Denver passengers the opportunity to explore some of the city's finest African-American heritage institutions without the fuss of driving or parking. All throughout Black History Month, you can enjoy a free trip (up to $10) to the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, Stiles African American Heritage Center or Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Visit Lyft's blog page for a list of participating cities and their corresponding rider codes.

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Zodiac Killers: Aquarius Edition
Thursday, February 14, 8 to 10 p.m.
The Knotty Neighbor Bar
$5

Even if you think horoscopes are nothing more than hocus-pocus, look toward the cosmos for comedy when Zodiac Killers returns to a new venue, the Knotty Neighbor Bar, with an all-Aquarian lineup. For February's edition, Zodiac Killer host and astrology enthusiast Kacy Dahl has recruited a sign-united lineup of local mirth merchants consisting of John Davis, Natalia Kvalem, Elise Kerns, Lily Ostberg, Jodee Champion and headliner Janae Burris. Bring a date or tempt your fate at a standup show guaranteed to charm skeptics and true believers alike. Buy tickets, $5, and find out more on the Knotty Neighbor Bar's Eventbrite page.

Tarot at the Beet
Friday, February 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Corner Beet
$6

Keep the spiritualist vibe flowing with Tarot at the Beet, a Fool card-worthy soirĂ©e brought to you by the spooky minds of the South Broadway Ghost Society. Originating as a game deck for games like tarocchini in fifteenth-century Europe, tarot cards evolved into the centerpiece of an elaborate divination system only studied experts could hope to interpret. Sip some fresh-pressed juice during eye-opening readings conducted by experts at evening future-gazing frivolity. Admission is $6 via the South Broadway Ghost Society's Ticketleap page, and tips for your card-readers are strongly encouraged. After all, why tempt fate?

Blank Slate Comedy
Friday, February 15, 8 p.m.
Diebolt Brewing
Free

A cavalcade of quaffs and laughs awaits when the Blank Slate Comedy show returns to one of Sunnyside's most standup-friendly brewpubs. Hosted and curated by Kira MagCalen, February's edition showcases the comedic skills of Natalia Kvalem, Marcia Belsky, Andres Becerril, Nathan Lund and headliner Adam Cayton-Holland. Admission is free, leaving you with leftover funds to work your way through Diebolt Brewing's tasty tap list. Visit OdDmosis's Facebook events page for further details.