10 things to do for $10 this weekend, June 17-19, 2011
While most of us will be enjoying our Saturday by getting rowdy at the Westword Music Showcase, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun activities to get thrifty with around the rest of the city. Well, provided you're into things like Pride Fest, Star Wars, yoga, dance parties and art, that is. See our full calendar of events.
Father's Day is Sunday. That's free.
The People vs. George Lucas at Denver FilmCenter (Friday, $9.75)
Jar-Jar, I wish you'd jump in front of a car-car.
The amount of people that currently despise George Lucas probably outweighs the people that adore him at the present moment, even if people are still obsessed with the first three Star Wars movies. If you've ever felt Lucas ruined your childhood by releasing the three prequels, then The People vs. George Lucas is the film for you.
Mark Seal at Tattered Cover Book Store - Colfax (Friday, 7:30, free)
Mark Seal will be on hand at the Tattered Cover to give a short presentation and sign his new book, The Man in the Rockefeller Suit: The Astonishing Rise and Spectacular Fall of a Serial Imposter. The book details the life of Clark Rockefeller, or rather, the man who Clark Rockefeller pretended to be. A conman and imposter, Rockefeller lead his life as someone else entirely and eventually, in a stranger-than-fiction twist, gets caught under rather bizarre circumstances.
Wonderful - So What the Club Presents an Evening with Stevie Wonder at Beauty Bar (Friday, free)
Isn't he lovely?
The premise of this So What party is pretty simple: songs sung by, covering, sampled or inspired by Stevie Wonder all night long. It's a brilliant idea for a themed night provided you love Stevie Wonder -- who doesn't? It should be a great way to dance off a rough week at the office.
The Bungaloo at Kaze Gallery (Friday, free)
A bunch of artist John Vogl's screen prints and concert posters will be up for sale and for taking a gander at tonight at Kaze and it's sure to be a simple, but elegant showing. His concert posters are some of the best in town and well worth stopping by to check out on their own, the rest of the stuff is just a bonus.
Another Victory Over the Sun at MCA Denver (Friday-Sunday, $5-$10)
Finally a show at the MCA is dedicated to our archenemy, the sun. That big, self-righteous blip in the sky has been making it too hot and causing us to squint for far too long, which is why Another Victory Over the Sun sounds like an amazing place to be. The basic premise clouds the MCA completely away from the sun, with artwork from a variety of artists existing in its own, personal space. Count us in.