Things to Do

Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, March 23-25, 2012

Spring is finally here, and that means that more people are touring this way, more patios are opening, and there are plenty more ways to get out and have fun. But just because you'll be going out more doesn't mean you have to part with your hard-earned cash. From '80s-themed burlesque to punk-art shows to community yoga, we've got all the events to spring into spring for less than $10.

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Richard Peterson and the Art of a Warrior Tribe at Gildar Gallery (Friday, free) Late '70s punk will come alive tonight through the photographs of Denver artist Richard Peterson, the photographer who used to document punk on film for the San Francisco fanzine Search & Destroy. In addition to the rock photographs, there will be plenty of other paintings, prints, and collages that fit into the punk aesthetic. Don your leather jacket and fill your heart full of napalm.

DJ Carlos at Beauty Bar (Friday) San Francisco's DJ Carlos will bring his salsa house dance party to B-Elated tonight, which is sure to create a floor full of happy, dancing bodies. Ring in spring by dancing to the seductive beats of Carlos as well as the Dirty Funk Squad's Heather Suzanne, Mike Disco and DJ Dylan.

Cora Vette's Black Box Burlesque at Bar Standard (Friday, $10) Cora Vette's burlesque is time traveling to the '80s tonight with My Teen Angst Bullsh*t, a show designed around stripping to '80s movie soundtracks. From Dirty Dancing to 9 to 5, Cora Vette is bringing out all the hits for this fabulous night of striptease.

Lipgloss at La Rumba (Friday, $5) It'll be a very special Lipgloss tonight. The dance party rumbles floors every week, but it has been doing that sans founder Tyler Jacobson since 2009. Jacobson, who has since been putting on Mile High Soul Club, will return tonight to DJ the dance party he helped found. Expect the sounds of Lipgloss parties of the past, with plenty of Brit-pop songs to get folks on the floor.

Boxcar Furniture Show at Hinterland (Friday, free) For this unique show, artists took boxcar floors and made them into completely different, and beautiful, pieces of furniture. See what a wide variety of woodworkers, ironworkers and artists could do with boxcars, boxcars, boxcars.