10 things to do for $10 this weekend, February 25-27, 2011
Even though we're well aware that February is a short month, it's still hard to imagine we've already reached the final weekend of it. With rent and bills on the horizon, chances are you might be strapped for cash this weekend, but we've got you covered. Well, that's provided you like to party, hang out with luchadores, check out art, watch movies or play video games. Hopefully you fit into one of those groups.
Have fun on just $10?
Art Show and Book Release with Charly "the city mouse" Fasano and Vincent Cheap at 3 Kings Tavern (Friday, free)
If you're in the mood to check out some media of all shapes and sizes, tonight is the night to do it. On display at 6 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern will be linocut prints, audio recordings, animations, short films, woodblock prints, paintings and instant photography. It also marks the release of Fasano's new book, Next Analog Broadcast, as well as another book of prints and poems, Deviants and Devices. Sheesh. Talk about prolific.
The Grawlix, Episode 2 at Avenue Theater (Friday, $7)
While 10:30 p.m. is certainly a late start for some people, rest assured The Grawlix is a comedy show worth staying up for. If you attended any of the Los Comicos Super Hilariousos shows in the past, you'll be well prepared for what to expect, but if you haven't, know this: funny will happen.
Emilio Lobato: Casi, Casi (Bit by Bit) at William Havu Gallery (Friday, free)
Emilio Lobato's work is a curious combination of Southwestern-style art and geometric minimalism. That might sound a bit weird, but bear with us, as it's truly an interesting combination. He often works with the limited palette of southwestern imagery, but reduces that same imagery to simple, organic works. They're a sight to behold.
Latin Night at Vinyl (Friday, $5)
We have no idea what happens at 18 and up dance nights, but we assume its a dizzying mix of the young and the old as they randomly bump into each other and wonder if perhaps they'll be venturing into new territory before they inevitably get shy and walk away. It's kind of like when your school is poor and they combine the high school and middle school dances into one night. There is potential for an awesome, Judd Apatow-worthy experience there.
The Professional at Esquire Theatre (Friday-Saturday, $7.50)
Luc Besson's The Professional is the best kind of action movie. A reluctant assassin takes in a 12-year-old girl and teaches her how to become an assassin. Seriously, is there anything more awesome than that? All we got when were 12 years old was a swimming lesson.