10 things to do for $10 this weekend, November 18-20, 2011
Whether you want to see campy drag, high-brow art openings, or get down at a feminist dance party, we've got you covered this weekend. And it won't break your bank. Everything on this list won't cost you more than ten bucks, leaving you more cash to save up for the holiday spending frenzy that's sure to come next week. For a full calendar of all this weekend has to offer, visit westword.com/calendar.
It's still Halloween every Sunday at The Church.
Dream Girls at Hamburger Mary's (Friday, $8)
If you want to be transported into a John Waters film (and really, who doesn't?), the closest way to get there--save hopping a plane to Baltimore--is by visiting the high camp of the Dream Girls drag cabaret show at Hamburger Mary's. Complete with song, dance, elaborate costumes, and talented ladies with cheeky names, the Dream Girls won't disappoint.
Merry Fishmas at the MCA Denver (Friday, $5)
Black Sheep Fridays at the MCA are billed as being weird, and this one sounds especially bizarre. DJ Savior Breath will provide the tunes to this rooftop party, which features happy hour drink specials and free bagels and lox along other kosher delights. And who are we to turn down free raw fish? Even if you're not a fan of challah, the night is a good opportunity to see the galleries at the MCA for a mere five bones. Mazel tov!
Opening Weekend at the Clyfford Still Museum (Friday-Sunday)
You don't need $125 tickets to the swanky opening night to see the Clyfford Still Museum this weekend. The museum houses 2,400 works from the renowned abstract-expressionist painter, and admission is free from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday. But if you miss that window the prices are still reasonable. Timed tickets are available Friday from noon to 4 and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for $10 general admission, $6 students/seniors, and $3 for youth.
Grand Opening at Leon (Saturday, free)
The opening night party for this new art gallery and venue Saturday will show the work of its owners, photographers Eric Robert Dallimore, Lindsay Giles McWIlliams, and Matthew Buford, as well as work by music photographer Sarah Law. Along with the photography exhibition, the bash will also feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and a good excuse to imbibe while surveying the art.
Denver Options' Handmade Market at the Anchor Center (Saturday, free) (Saturday, free)
Rather than waiting until Black Friday to race mobs of other people for mall gifts manufactured under questionable labor conditions, visit the Denver Options' Handmade Market. The local, handmade gifts you find there are sure to be more unique--and support a better cause--than anything at Target.