10 Things to do for $10 this weekend, November 19-22
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means many people are in store for one hell of a four day weekend. Before that happens we have to deal with one of these pesky two day weekends, or "the bane of Western society" as we like to call them. Two days just doesn't ever seem like enough time to get things done around the house and have fun. Thankfully, there is plenty to do this weekend to keep you away from the chores, as long as you enjoy art, dancing or video games.
Midnight Movie -- Class of Nuke 'Em High at the Esquire (Friday-Saturday)
Were you aware that Tromaville High happens to be located next to a nuclear power plant? If not, then, well, you probably have no freaking idea what we're talking about here. If you do, then all we need to tell you is that Class of Nuke'em High is the midnight movie this weekend and filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman will be in town Friday and Saturday night to take your questions. Get your Troma Entertainment shirt out!
Aesthetic Alchemy BFA Thesis Exhibit at the Center for Visual Art (965 Santa De Drive, Friday, Free, 6 p.m.)
You know what's awesome? Multi-channel video installations that explore the concept of time. Actually, we just like videos of any kind, because our eyes can't stay fixed on static images anymore. Either way, students sometimes make some of the most kick ass art in town, because they don't need to worry about making money off of it, so be sure to hit this one up -- we've got word there'll be at least a few awesome things in there.
Art District Best of 2010 at eventgallery 910Arts (Friday, $10)
If this weekly feature hasn't proven to you that Denver's got some amazing artistic talent, then perhaps attaching the words "Best of" might somehow convince you. If you've done the Santa Fe walk this year, chances are you've seen some of the work featured here, but it's doubtful you've seen it all. Now you can see 35 of the best works from the last year, all in one place.
Hudson Holiday at Hudson Gardens (Friday, $6-$9)
Follow that link above. Seriously, follow it look at the psychedelic horses and come back. Done? Okay, now picture crazy lighting like that, combine it with whimsical things like dollhouse villages and a train setup, and what you get is real-life psychedelic freakout. Of course, it's all in the name of the holidays.
Soundpainting with the Playground at the Dikeou Collection (1615 California Street, Suite 515, Friday, Free, 6:30 p.m.)
Soundpainting is a form of group improvisation that uses hand gestures to signal a change in the music. The Playground Ensemble is a group of musicians. You see where this is heading? They'd like you to come down and participate too, all levels of skill welcome.