10 things to do for $10 this weekend, December 2-4, 2011
Beginning Before at Super Ordinary Gallery (Saturday, free)
From creating the animal-costumed art/rap group the Yummies to selling t-shirt designs to Urban Outfitters, Ray Young Chu has been busy over the years. And Saturday's art opening will celebrate all of that work with a show looking at his wide range of creations. DJ Marc Hughes will provide the tunes to this fun, eclectic show.
A Reading Series #2 at Leon (Saturday, free)
Saturday night doesn't have to be about going out and partying, especially when it's cold outside. Instead, venture to art space Leon for a cozy reading featuring Colorado writers. Bring a thermos of hot chocolate to sip while Michael Flatt, Thibault Raoult, and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes read from their work.
Artsmyths Fashion Event at the Mercury Cafe (Saturday, $10)
Tiffany Smyth's unique fashion event is sure to be something different: the models of her whimsical clothing are multi-talented in the arts of belly dancing, juggling, and more, so you can expect a lot more than the normal strut down the catwalk.
Centennial Chess Club at the Smokey Hill Public Library (Sunday, free)
Nothing says cold weather like playing board games inside, so practice your chess skills Sunday at the Smokey Hill Public Library. It may not be the most glamorous thing to do, but it will get you out of the house and provide you with some nerdy social interaction.
Pyrate Punx Toy/Food Drive at Old Curtis Street Bar (Sunday, $5, a new toy, or three cans of food)
Toy and Food drives don't have to be mellow, and neither do matinee shows. The Denver Pyrate Punx will show just that with their benefit this Sunday, which features the rollicking music of bands like Doersovit, Dripfed, and Dog Safety all while as supporting the JeffCo Action Center. Do good while you mosh in the daylight.