10 things to do for $10 this weekend, October 21-23, 2011

Brain-dead ballerinas on the 2010 Zombie Crawl.
This weekend is all about spooky running and walking, apparently -- with both Scream Scram and the Zombie Crawl lighting up the 16th Street Mall with masked, athletic nuts. If that's not really your thing, don't worry, because we've also got some good old fashioned comedy, shopping, art shows and more.

Scream Scram at Washington Park (Friday, free to watch)
You'll need to pony up more money if you'd like to participate, but if you're into the idea of watching a bunch of athletes run around in Halloween costumes, this should be a great place to do it. It's a 5K, but the main attraction is its holiday outfits, including the ones put on animals.

The Watching Hour: Return of the Living Dead at Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Saturday, $9.75)
If you're somehow not sick of zombies, you might want to make your way over the Watching Hour this weekend, which is showing one of the greatest/stupidest zombie movies of all time, Return of the Living Dead on a beautiful 35mm print. If that's not enough, actor Brian Peck will be there in person to sign and talk about the film.

VeloSwap at National Western Complex (Saturday, $6/$8)
While you almost certainly won't be able to score any great bicycle parts for less than $10, unless you're really good at talking people down on the price, you will be able to get in on the cheap and hang out with a ton of bike-centric people who are all into the same thing as you. That alone should be worth the price of admission.

T.A. Barron at Tattered Cover Highlands Rance (Saturday, free)
There's a chance you've heard of T.A. Barron's series of Merlin young adult novels, and if you have, you'll certainly want to be on hand today at 3 p.m. at Tattered Cover to meet him and pick up a copy of his new book, Merlin: The Book of Magic, a full-blown illustrated guide to the series.

Afraid of the Dark Reception: Bogeyman Art Show at MacSpa (Saturday, free)
This is easily one of our favorite zombie-related events on the docket this year: Artist and author Mario Acevedo will be leading walking tours and there will be a zombie makeup station -- but the real kicker is cartoonist Stan Yan will be around to draw caricatures of you, as a zombie. Those will cost a little more, but it's free to get in and check out the event.

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