10 things to do for $10 this weekend, September 9-11, 2011
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's time to really buckle in and start preparing for the big family holidays. Or, it's just time to leave on the cheap for a little while because you blew all your cash this summer on mid-afternoon mimosas in the sun.
Don't be ashamed of your mimosa intake.
Whatever the case may be, we've got you covered with tons of cheap things to do this weekend, ten of them, actually.
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield: Corn Maze at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield (Friday, $10)
It's coming up on Halloween and that means it's corn maze season. We love getting lost inside of the things, curling up into little balls and crying until a police officer comes and rescues us. Alternately, just remember, put your hand on the right side of a maze and follow it, you'll eventually get out.
Impact: A Tribute to EC Cunningham at Red Delicious Press (Friday, free)
E.C. Cunningham taught printmaking for nearly three decades at the Metropolitan State College of Denver and when he died last year, he left behind a slew of artists influenced by his teaching. To celebrate both his life and what he taught, the show at Red Delicious Press is all about his students and what they've done with the knowledge he passed on.
Sip 'n' Shop Festival at The Sanctuary Downtown (Friday, free)
Tons of artwork, chocolate, jewelry, and more will be on hand for sale, as well as a few drawings and prizes. Plus, you can bring your own booze, which is pretty much the only kind of party we'll ever be interested in.
Tour de Fat at City Park (Saturday, free)
See more photos from last year's Tour de Fat
The Tour de Fat is pretty much a staple in Denver now and if you spend most of your time getting around by pushing pedals instead of the gas, you'll find yourself right at home here. It's a celebration of all things cycling and since its sponsored by a beer company, that also means it's about beer. It's a little bonkers, but it's always enjoyable.
Whole Man Expo at Sheraton Denver Tech Center (Saturday, free)
Are you a man? Do you have no idea what you're doing? Then you should probably head over to the Whole Man Expo this weekend and learn exactly how to be the man you're supposed to be. It might sound like something straight out of a scene in Arrested Development, but rest assured, this is all about teaching men how to act in society, not how they can blue themselves.