10 things to do for $10 this weekend, December 23-25, 2011
Blossoms of Light at the Denver Botanic Gardens (Friday-Saturday, $4.50-$9.50)
Whatever your religious persuasions, one holiday past-time everyone can appreciate is looking at pretty lights. The Botanic Gardens has some of the best, so get out among the plants and wander through the sparkling beauty the gardens transform into every holiday season.
Cozy up with a book at the Tattered Cover (Friday-Saturday, free)
There's no cozier place (outside of your bed) than the Tattered Cover in December. Get a cup of coffee, park yourself in one of their big, comfy chairs, and browse a stack of books and magazines. Just don't spill that coffee on the books. They have to sell them to someone, even if it's not you, freeloader.
Ed Ruscha: On the Road at the Denver Art Museum (Saturday, $3-10)
We sure love our Jack Kerouac here in Denver, and this DAM exhibit is yet another way to experience the Colfax ramblin' man's run-on sentences in a new way. Artist Ed Ruscha places Kerouac's prose on photography backgrounds so you can better appreciate the beatnik's poetic babbling.
F@#K X-Mas Party at 3 Kings Tavern (Sunday, free)
What better way to celebrate the birth of the savior that drunken singing and nakedness? King's annual bash will showcase the ladies and gentlemen of Ooh La La Burlesque and also invite the audience to participate in haphazard karaoke.
Cora Vette's Hot Rods Boylesque at The Compound (Sunday, $10)
We've definitely told you to go out and see this sexy, all-dude burlesque show before. But that's only because it rules. It's famously hard to find anything fun to do on Christmas proper, but Boylesque bucks the trend by offering up, erm, pastied young bucks dancing all night. And as Cora Vette's present to you, the ticket price even includes a free drink.