Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 7-9, 2011
Now that the holidays are finally behind us, we can all return to a sense of normalcy with our weekend planning. Well, except for the fact the holidays left everyone broke. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff to do this weekend on the hyper-cheap, including art show openings, films and dance parties.
S.D.Prochyra: Requiem at Illiterate (Friday, Free)
There is something especially cool about woodblock prints. Maybe it's the fact that, regardless of their imagery, they almost always look a little like Soviet propaganda, or maybe it's just the fact they're so time-consuming to make. Either way, S.D. Prochyra has a huge collection of prints in a variety of mediums going up tonight at Illiterate, and they're all worth checking out.
Summer Wars at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday, $9.75)
How does an over-the-top ridiculous Japanese animated film about a city called Oz that's been invaded by a malware virus that takes on the form of computer avatars sound? Good? Yeah it does. Summer Wars is what happens when strange Japanese-pop goes over the top to a degree that will likely baffle Western audiences -- or give them seizures. Either way.
The Watching Hour: Repo Man at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday and Saturday, $9.75)
If a little American cult-film weirdness is more your style, then you can't go too far wrong with 1984's Repo Man, starring Emilio Estevez at the height of his career as a, you know, repo man trying to repossess a Chevy Malibu. Emilio Estevez, we are impressed-evez.
Jump Suits: An Outis Space Venture at PlatteForum (Friday, Free)
Tonight is your last chance to take a look at Jump Suits, a collection of superhero-inspired objects, gear, masks, suits, art and comics by Colfax Community Network kids. The whole thing is centered around a giant found-object orange pyramid, and is well worth checking out before it's taken down today.