10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 19-21, 2011

Categories: Things To Do

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The weekend is confirmed, and if you're still working right now, you're doing something wrong. Grab yourself a cocktail and get away from the desk this second -- you deserve it. If you're too responsible a worker to just get up and walk away, we still have you covered, even if all those checks are going to boring old mortgage payments. Here's a bunch of stuff to do this weekend on the cheap so you can keep that fancy new IKEA bedframe.

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Virginia Maitland: Conversations in Color at Sandra Phillips Gallery (Friday, free)
If you're sick off all the dull and drab colors in everything nowadays, perhaps a visit to check out Virginia Maitland's art is exactly what you need. It's full of bright colors and abstract views and is sure to keep your attention longer than Transformers did.

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Is This How I Look? at tbellphotographic (Friday, free)
The title should be a fair indication of what to expect from Is This How I Look?, but if you're still missing something, it's a figurative photography show spotlighting images of people. It's a collection of works from around the world whittled down from 135 different submissions to just 25, so expect some real knockout to be included here.

Bearracuda Denver! at Tracks Nightclub (Friday, $8)
Called the "furriest party in the U.S.," Tracks is bringing in DJ Matt Consola to rock the burly, sweaty dance floor with his brand of bear-like beats. We don't actually know what any of that means, but we do know it'll be filled with men with beards and that sounds nice and quaint to us.

Soundpainting with the Playground at Artuvus Studios (Friday, free)
We've covered the Playground Ensemble's soundpainting before, but if you've never gone, it's an incredibly interesting experience worth taking part in at least once. The premise is that you show up with an instrument or your voice and get directed to play using gestures of all sorts. It's just as accessible and fun for amateurs as it is for pros, so don't worry if your skills are lacking.

Slangology at EDGE Gallery (Friday, free)
We can't believe we've never seen something like this before -- Slangology is literal, photographic interpretation of sexual slang phrases. We can't really say much more than that without ruining everything, but be aware this will almost certainly be a hilarious show.

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