10 things to do for $10 this weekend, October 28-30, 2011

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This weekend is all about one thing: Halloween. While there are a couple things you can do without stretching your costume muscles, nearly all of the events happening are related to Halloween in some way. If you don't like the holiday, you best hit up the video store and stock up on full seasons of your favorite show, because you're not going to want to leave the house.

Halloween Diorama Workshop at Denver Museum of Miniature, Dolls and Toy (Friday, $5)

First things first, you need to make sure the kids are happy this holiday, and there is no better way to do it then to get them working on a Halloween Diorama. They'll not only be learning valuable skills involving repurposing old materials, but they'll also have a chance to make a kickass little box full of Halloween goodness.

Spook Family Friday Night at Tattered Cover Colfax (Friday, free)

After making the kids tired with a little diorama workshopping, what better place to hit up than the Tattered Cover for some scary story telling? By the time you get them home, they'll be conked out so they won't notice you banging away on that Daft Punk Halloween costume you've been working on all month.

Blurred Vision at Plus Gallery (Friday, free)

When artist Bill Amundson left last year, he left behind a pretty big hole in Denver's heart, but this show, which includes a whole new set of his work, is sure to blow the minds of those who are both familiar and new to his art. Just take a look at the small picture on the right and you'll know exactly what we're talking about.

Black Halloween at the Meadowlark (Friday, $5)

DJs Peter Black, CacheFlowe, Narky Stares, Chevez Y Chavez and Tonyo! will be kicking out jams all night long to keep you dancing. It is, of course, a Halloween Ball, so you'd best show up in costume if you don't want to look like a fool.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery (Saturday, free)

Dia de los Muertos is all about celebrations, so even though it will be going down in a cemetery, don't be fooled, sugar-skull paintings, dancing, mariachi, art, food and plenty of other fantastic events will be going down this year.

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Gretchen Vaughn
Gretchen Vaughn

The Denver Concert Band is having a Halloween concert at the Lone Tree Arts Center on Saturday, 7:30 p.m.  On the program are "Ride of the Valkyries," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas."  A great activity for the whole family (it certainly will be for ours ages 4-50 and newly adopted zombie baby), costumes welcome and great music in a beautiful new facility.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 kids. http://www.lonetreeartscenter....

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