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

Categories: Things To Do

Avoid the noise this weekend.
There are a ton of music happenings going down this weekend, but for anyone not interested in loud noises streaming out of amplifiers for 48 hours straight, we have a slew of quiet-time activities to keep your ears from ringing. These include a bunch of movies, a book signing, some outdoor activities and even an art opening. Of course, we also have some dance nights to choose from as well. Regardless of your interests, you'll have plenty to choose from this weekend on the cheap.

The Watching Hour: Ticked Off Trannies with Knives at Denver FilmCenter (Friday, $9.75)
Traditionally speaking, exploitation films are about revenge, and if you can't tell from the title, Ticked Off Trannies with Knives is about a group of transsexual woman getting their revenge. Confrontational? Yes, but that's exactly what these films are supposed to be.

Vintage Renewal Pop Up Eco-Boutique at Hinterland (Friday, free)
Vintage furniture, let alone vintage furniture with a modern groove to it, is hard to find in good shape, but that's exactly what Jeanne Connolly does. By picking up old furniture, reupholstering and painting it in a fresh way, she gives old things new life. But selling those things isn't always easy -- thus the pop-up shop going on this weekend where you'll be able to snag some new furniture for yourself.

The Fifth Element at Esquire Theatre (Friday, $7.25)
The Fifth Element is one of those rare films that somehow manages to be visually stunning, absurd, hilarious, terrible and enjoyable all at the same time. That's probably the exact combination of qualities that makes it such a perfect fit for a midnight showing at the Esquire, too.

Regan Rosburg
Show opens Friday.
Regan Rosburg The Understory Opening at David B. Smith Gallery (Friday, free)
Artist Regan Rosburg creates artwork that exists in the boundary between the real and the fantastic -- clearly rooted in wildlife illustration, her pieces in The Understory are an interesting combination of things we see all the time and things we can't.

Catfish and Blues at Tooey's Off Colfax (Friday, free)
Is there anything that screams Summer more than a night of Soul, Reggae and Rocksteady? Probably not, but what happens when you throw in some fried catfish and cheap happy meals? Danger and fun is what happens, and that's not a bad thing.

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