Fitness on Fillmore at Cherry Creek North (11 a.m. Friday, free)
Get your fitness on before a weekend of partying to maximize stamina. Explore dance, pilates, yoga, Crossfit and barre classes for free with two classes starting at 11 a.m. and noon. Stay for both or choose just one and don't forget your water bottle and yoga mat if you're into that. Click here for the schedule and more info.
Literature & The Chicano Movement at Museo de las Americas (6 p.m. Friday, free)
In conjunction with the current Chicano exhibit, the Museo de las Americas welcomes Manuel Ramos, Mario Acevedo and Flor Lovato for a night of conversation and literature celebrating Chicano identity. The three authors who've written everything from mystery to supernatural fiction and poetry have deep roots in the Chicano history of Denver, and will make for interesting conversation.
Untitled: Statement Piece at Denver Art Museum (6 p.m. Friday, $10)
Whether you wear it, build it, paint it, film it or say it, you have to make a statement at tonight's Untitled. To celebrate the Cartier exhibit at the museum, try your hand a jewelry making with a message behind it, maybe even learn to make a necklace like the one pictured above from metalsmith Jesse Mathes. The Warm Cookies folks will be teaching a letter-writing class for government-related issues and there will even be a seminar on the "elevator pitch. Click here for everything going on tonight, because there is hours worth of entertainment.
Uncalled Four—A Comedy Game Show at Oriental Theater (7 p.m. Friday, $5)
Comics Against Civility has turned out to be hugely popular, and it's getting some attention. So, to avoid legal action from the game manufacturer they decided to change their name to Uncalled Four, which is also a great moniker. If you're a terrible person who can't seem to get your mind out of the gutter, this is the show for you. Essentially the night is an audience playing Cards Against Humanity with the pros, comedians Zach Reinert, Dick Black, Kevin O’Brien and Christie Buchele.
The Bipedal Approach Album release w/ I Sank Molly Brown and Muscle Brain at Syntax Physic Opera (9 p.m. Friday, $7)
According to the show's flyer, only fools, rejects, freaks and everyone else will be admitted to the show, so you know it's going to be a good time. The speakers are going to have their work cut out for themselves tonight as the loud riffs from the newest The Bipedal Approach record echo out to the crowd. Equally as heavy, I Sank Molly Brown and Muscle Brain are going to keep the atmospheric energy in the building high as well. Get into something new tonight at Syntax.
International Film Series: Goodbye to Language 3-D at CU-Boulder campus (7:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $8)
3-D can be cool, but mostly it's just a gimmick. Sure Avatar looked cool, but have any of the other blockbuster 3-D flicks? However when a guy like Jean-Luc Godard makes a movie in 3-D, you better check it out. A true artist of film, Godard uses new and DIY technology to make a movie unlike most independent filmmakers. It will probably spark a new trend, so catch what will inspire the next generation before it gets too hot. Click here for directions to the screening.
Something Fabulous Comedy & Burlesque at Blush & Blu (7:30 p.m. Saturday, $5)
Always a good bet, this monthly series can almost make you forget about your Netflix account. Go back to the time when you had to venture out of the house and down to the local watering hole for a good variety show. Tonight's lineup includes comedians Stephen Agyei, Cody Spyker, Zach Welch and sultry shaking from Cherry Pop Pop Poppins and the Blue Stocking Burly Q girls.
Poet's Row w/ Jacob Russo and The Changing Colors at Mercury Cafe (8 p.m. Saturday, $7)
With a name like Poet's Row, you know these locals are paying homage to our rich heritage to the folk and beat history. For some mellow and inspiring sounds, head down to the Mercury tonight. Helping them out will be Jacob Russo and The Changing Colors who each bring a special twang to the table.
Haus of Dollz Burlesque: Eat Your Heart Out at EXDO Event Center (8 p.m. Saturday, $10)
Baby, it's cold outside, so go see some hot shit and then stick around to party. Hosted by Femcee Madam Markie the night features diva draglesque, drag kings, boylesque, burlesque vixens, vocalists and comedy from The Posers. After the show head across the street to Tracks where the party will continue for Elevated Saturdays. It should be nuts, you guys.
The Vagina Monologues at Mercury Cafe (9 p.m. Saturday, $10)
This is a show that will always stand the test of time. If you've never been, it's an experience to be had for sure, and if you have been—go again. Every show is different and unique, and will make you laugh, cry and everything in between. The show benefits The Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, so know you're doing something good while you have a good time.