10 things to do for $10 this weekend, March 11-13, 2011

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Ah, the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, where you have to start preparing your body for the coming onslaught of bad choices. Regardless of when you decide to celebrate, you'll want to prepare your stomach and bladder for the wrecking crew that's about to destroy you. Or, better yet, get in some nice culture this weekend to give your brain a bit of a workout before you completely annihilate the last remaining brain cell by doing keg stands of Guinness next week. Full Denver St. Patrick's Day Event Guide.

Bored Of Directors opening reception at Super Ordinary Gallery (Friday, free)
Super Ordinary will be host to new works (and the first Denver art show) from Bored of Directors, a design collective that'll be showing off art from Tony Farfalla, Tuyet Nguyen and Matt Scobey. Other than that, we don't really know what to expect -- but we do know the group has been experimenting with different types of media since its inception, so it's sure to be a collection of a wide range of different styles.

Blammo #7 Release Party at Kilgore Used Books and Comics (Friday, free)
This weekend marks the release of our own Noah Van Sciver's newest entry in the Blammo series. You'll be able to stop by Kilgore tonight to get a little bit of party on, chat with Noah, and pick up an issue for the reasonable price of $4 if you're so inclined. It's a great way to support everyone's favorite local comic man, so be sure to hit him with a high-five when you're there.

St. Patrick's Day Parade at Coors Field (Saturday, free)
The St. Patrick's Day Parade is a time-honored tradition where crap-loads of people pack themselves into the Coors Field area and watch floats, dancers, Shriners and horses cruise by. Oh, there is plenty of green going on too, in case you didn't just assume that. Whether your Irish or not, parades are always a pleasant way to spend your hung-over Saturday morning.

RiNo Second Saturdays in the RiNo District (Saturday, free)
It's rather nice that the Denver art scene has started spreading out its art shows across the entire month, because First Fridays were starting to get a little too hectic. There are tons of different shows happening up in the northern art district tonight you won't want to miss, but the big bonus will be the return of the food trucks serving up the eats all night long.

Shitty Kitten Artist Reception at Crema Coffee House (Saturday, free)
Speaking of all the crazy RiNo events going on tonight, don't forget to hit up Crema Coffee House for the opening of Markham "Shitty Kitten" Maes' art. The only way we can really think of to describe Maes' art is something along the lines of 1930s-Disney-style filtered through the mind of a LCD-brained Vietnam vet. Yeah, they're that awesome.

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