10 things to do for $10 this weekend, November 18-20, 2011
Why buy candy when you can learn to make your own for free? The Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life is bringing in caramel queen Ellen Daehnick to teach you how to create sugary holiday concoctions like fudge and penuche. Plus, we're sure there will be plenty of samples along the way. Register in advance and enjoy that sugar high!
Tiny Titwrench Dance Party at the Hi-Dive (Saturday, $6)
Feminists throw the best dance parties. And they'll prove it tonight by getting folks of all genders shimmying to the mixes of DJs Pam, Pyramid, and Time Lord. One of the best things about anything the ladies of Titwrench put on is that it's inclusive to everyone--and feels safe enough to get down to the amazing music. Local bands The Haircut and Wheelchair Sports Camp, as well as Albuquerque's Bigawatt will also provide tunes to jump around to.
Huge Comedy Show at the Oriental Theater (Saturday, $10)
It's so refreshing to see comedy somewhere without a two drink minimum, and the Huge Comedy Show provides just that as well as laughs that you won't need two drinks to find funny. Headlining is San Francisco-based comedian Alex Koll, who will perform alongside New York's Danny Solomon and local favorites David Gborie and Sam Tallent.
SIN at The Church (Sunday, free)
Halloween may be over, but that doesn't stop year-long goths from going all out in black lipstick and Victorian-themed death wear all months of the year. Every Sunday night at the Church is a perfect opportunity for people-watching if you want to spy some elaborate corsets and pale faces. It's free before 10 p.m. or with a service industry pay stub, and drinks are cheap with $3 House Wine, Well Drinks, and PBR. Not to mention they play a killer selection of Goth/Industrial tunes.
Karaoke at Charlie Brown's (Sunday, free)
After a few drinks, everyone wants to be a singer. And what better place to realize that dream than the bar that once intoxicated the likes of Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac? End your weekend right with a drunken rendition of a Madonna song (or three), or simply just go to watch as others sing their guts out into the microphone.