10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 5-7, 2011

Categories: 10 for $10

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This could be you.
It's the beginning of August, which also means it's the start of the end of summer. In just a few short months we'll all be hunkering inside complaining about how cold it is, completely forgetting that just a few months prior we were doing the same thing, complaining about how hot it was. Might as well enjoy it while it lasts and get out on the cheap this weekend, as there is plenty to do. From singles meetups to book fairs, we've got you covered for $10 or less (See our full calendar at westword.com/calendar).

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Here is How at Denver Open Media Studios (Friday, free)
Learning is fun, but it's not always easy to get in touch with the right people to actually teach you. Thus, Here is How, a collective of eighteen different organizations with a wide variety of skills, will be teaching on a variety of topics, ranging from crocheting to love.

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Single Bytes at Creative Density Coworking (Friday, $10)
It's no secret geeks have trouble meeting people -- it's inherent in their description. You're not a geek if you're good at meeting people. Thankfully, Single Bytes hopes to put the computer nerds and geeks into a room and see what happens. It's a good thing there will be beer, wine and a DJ to help keep people from looming at the corners of the room playing chess on their phones.

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Between the Real and the Imagined at Denver Botanic Gardens (Friday-Sunday, free with admission)
It'll cost a little more than ten bucks to get into the DBG if you're not a senior or a student, but provided you can wing it that way, you'll be privy to some amazing installations tucked into the nooks of the Boettcher Memorial Center created by artist Truman Lowe. Have you ever seen paper that looks like water? We didn't think so, but head here this weekend and you will.

Book & Paper Fair at Denver Merchandise Mart at Denver Merchandise Mart (Friday $10, Saturday $5)
If you're a book nerd, all you really need to know is this: Over seventy merchants will be on hand selling books this weekend. If that doesn't work, maybe the fact there will be costumed characters from children's classics running around on Friday night will -- if you can't get your kid to read, you might as well show them what they're missing out on.

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Andy Berg: Rebirth of the Deity at Ironton Studios and Gallery (Saturday, free)
Andy Berg's paintings are not the type you'd glance and immediately say, "I get it," but that's kind of the point. It's abstract and more of a representation of the human consciousness than it is anything tangible, but the paintings are clearly created from a very personal space, and you might find something new in them each time you look.


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