10 things to do for $10 this weekend, June 10-12, 2011

Categories: 10 for $10

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It's hot, you're cranky and all you want to do is get out of your house for a little while and soak in some culture -- but you've been blasting the A/C all week and you're scared of the incoming Xcel bill. Don't worry: We are too, which is why we've tallied up the best things to do this weekend on the cheap, a list that happens to include nice diversity of activities including art shows, cartoon music, outdoor games and more.

Everything here, $10 or less. See our full weekend calendar here.

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Lyons Outdoor Games in Lyons (Friday-Sunday, free-$30)
If you've lived in Colorado and have never gone up to Lyons to dick around in the great outdoors, you're seriously doing life wrong. Even if you aren't the type to hit the kayaks and take on the whitewater chaos, there is something for everyone to do up in Lyons this weekend. Hell, you can even just hit up the pinball arcade if you're the type to prefer staying indoors.

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Wild West Auto Roundup in Downtown Golden (Saturday, free)
Even if you're not much of a car buff, there is an unmistakable charm in old-fashioned automobiles. While car nerds will certainly spend their time fawning over the size of an engine, the rest of us will be able to gawk at the finer things about classic cars, like the size of the tail fins. But even if the very sight of cars makes you vomit in your mouth a little, Golden will have plenty of awesome happening today, including a trapeze artist, kayak demonstrations and more.

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RiNo Art Safari at River North Art District (Saturday, free)
The RiNo Art Safari isn't an actual safari, unless you consider venturing into north Denver's art district some type of urban adventure. If you do, then you're in luck, because as you're wandering around you'll be able to pop into any and all of RiNo's more than 100 art studios this afternoon.

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Kuhn Collaboration Art Show at Marion Street Tattoo and Gallery (1668 Marion, 7:30, Saturday, free)
Some times an art show blows our minds with the premise alone. This is one of those occasions. It's going to work like this: Celebrated concert poster artist Lindsey Kuhn created and silkscreened four original pieces of art that will be on display. Then, a collection of Denver's finest picked one of those pieces, took it home and changed 50 percent of it. The halfsies don't stop there; it's extending into the hors d'oeuvres too -- where one chef will start with a bite-sized treat, the next will have to finish it. Hopefully this doesn't extend to the beer.

Brewgrass at Old South Pearl Street (Saturday, $5)
Even if you don't find yourself particularly fond of bluegrass music, you'll still have plenty to enjoy on South Pearl this weekend -- namely the brew part of the festival's title. There is nothing that will make you suddenly like bluegrass more than some nice local microbrews, and after a day of drinking in the sun, we're sure you'll be getting your jug band back together in the streets.

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