10 things to do for $10 in Denver this Christmas 2010
Just because it's Christmas this weekend doesn't mean there aren't plenty of activities to take part in on the cheap. Whether you're looking for something to do on Christmas day or if you're interested in getting away from the family this weekend, we've got you covered with dance parties, light shows, burlesque, ice skating and more.
3 Kings Tavern, Christmas night.
Shag Reunion at Beauty Bar (Thursday, free)
It's been something like ten years since Shag initially hit Denver, but the Brit-pop, indie and soul night is back for one last romp in the city. It'll be free, it'll be a blast and it'll be the perfect way to reconnect with old friends before the holidays.
ZOMG at Milk (Thursday, free)
If you'd rather not relive old memories at Shag tonight, you can make new ones at ZOMG, and you can do it without worrying about work tomorrow. Well, that's assuming you have Friday off -- if you don't, you might want to take it easy on the dance floor or else suffer the wrath of being hungover and in public on Christmas Eve.
Naughty Noel Burlesque at Bender's Tavern (Thursday, $10)
You'll need to score tickets in advance if you'd like to keep them at $10, but as long as you do that, you'll be set for a night of raucous holiday-themed burlesque. The plan? Over-the-top holiday numbers, boobs and a super fun evening. Easy enough. Sometimes a name really does say it all.
Winter Park Torchlight Parade in Winter Park (Friday, free)
We haven't been getting even a hint of snow this year here in Denver, so if you'd like to have that romanticized snowy Christmas, you'd better head up to the mountains. Going up to Winter Park will net you plenty of snow, some kick ass fireworks and a good old-fashioned Colorado parade. That's a Christmas you'll remember.
Black Christmas at the Denver FilmCenter (Friday-Saturday, $9.75)
Christmas doesn't have to be all lights and trees -- it can be all about killing sorority girls, too. If you'd prefer to spend your holidays having a very gory evening instead of a boring family outing, Black Christmas should fit the bill perfectly. We promise we won't judge you if you scream a little.