10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 22-24, 2011

Categories: 10 for $10

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We've finally started getting some of those April showers the old tales speak of, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be venturing out in to the great big world this weekend. While the ground might be a little damp, you'll still have plenty of indoor and outdoor activities to choose from, including an offbeat festival in Boulder, some art openings and a chance to set a Guinness World Record.

Mindfull Opening Reception at Kaze Gallery (Friday, free)
Two of our favorite pattern-loving artists will be showing off new works tonight at Kaze tonight. Both Debbie Clapper and Sandra Fettingis seem to have a fascination with colorful shapes, and it's hard to deny why when you look at their art. It's kind of like a pre-school kid's brain turned up to eleven and perfected by working artists, with so many shapes and patterns it's easy to get lost in the twisted mysticism of it all.

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Lipgloss at La Rumba (Friday, $5)
Everyone knows Lipgloss is one of the biggest parties in town on Friday nights, so if you've been itching to shake your booty than this is a good place to start. The bonus, of course, is that if you get sick of whatever the DJs are playing, you can just cruise up and town Broadway and Lincoln in your Hummer Limo looking for new party stops. Well, the Hummer Limo might not be obtainable for $10, unless you've got a friend who's paying, or you can just hop in one off the street -- we see those things on Lincoln all the time; nobody would notice.

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Earth Day Compost Class at Tivoli Events Center (Friday, free)
At 12:30 p.m. today, the fine folks on Auraria campus will be giving lessons on composting. While most people probably assume it's nothing more than digging a pit in the back yard and throwing in your leftovers, the process is a little bit more complicated than that, especially if you want to keep the squirrels and other backyard hecklers away. Maybe if you do it right this year you'll actually use the damn thing, eh?

Peaking the Edge at Plus Gallery (Friday, free)
For some, art is a window into the soul, but for others, it's more about just making something that looks good. Okay, there is probably more to the series of paintings at Peaking the Edge than that, but these hard-lined, colorful paintings are so damn nice to look at we don't really care.

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Galileo's Garden at Space Gallery (Friday, free)
We love when two of our favorite things get combined together to form one super-thing. Like pizza and breadsticks into pizzasticks, or Oreo ice cream. We also like when art and science collide, which is exactly what's going down at Space Gallery this weekend. You'll get to check out new works from Tyler and Monica Aiello, both of whom present different interpretations of different sciences. For her part, Monica will be giving us blooming interpretations of the surface of one of Jupiter's moons, while Tyler will be providing biologically informed sculptures.


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