10 things to do for $10 this weekend, January 27-29, 2012
As the end of the month approaches -- and the rent is due -- other expenses fall by the wayside. We start making bizarre food concoctions out of whatever is left in the fridge and skimp on luxuries, like shampoo. But even though the landlord is looking for us, it's no reason to skimp on fun. Here's a list of ten things to do for under $10 this weekend, so you can go out guilt free. Go to westword.com/calendar for a full listing of events.
Bridesmaids at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Saturday, $7)
Oscar nominations were announced this week, and the hilarious summer comedy Bridesmaids made the list with some well-deserved recognition: Melissa McCarthy for Best Supporting Actress and Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo for best Original Screenplay. If you missed it in the theaters, The Watching Hour is showing this outrageous comedy again on the big screen so you can see for yourself why it deserves to win those golden statues.
Untitled #43 (Made in China) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $3-10)
The Denver Art Museum's Untitled is traveling east tonight for inspiration for its monthly art party. Learn about what the Chinese zodiac has in store for you, belt out a tune in the private karaoke confession booth, or just take the chance to finally see the Xu Beihong: Pioneer of Modern Chinese Painting and Threads of Heaven: Silken Legacy of China's Last Dynasty exhibitions before they close. Come out and celebrate the country that might just rule the world in a few years.
Grand Opening at The Laundry on Lawrence (Friday, free)
A new Denver theater and art space is definitely something to toast to, and you can do just that tonight at The Laundry's inaugural bash. The night will include a juried art show, latte art competition, and a photo booth as well as free food and drinks. It's sure to be a smash that sets the tone for good things to come for this innovative space.
Local comedy heroes Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, who make up The Grawlix will be premiering the newest episode of their web show as well as celebrating their one year anniversary tonight with a line-up of stellar comedians. Come prepared to laugh, and in the meantime be sure to catch up on the past episodes of the show and check out Thorin Klosowski's interview with Orvedahl.
It's About Relating--It's About China at RedLine (Saturday, free)
Once you've checked out the DAM's ode to China on Friday, you'll be in the mood to check out another, more contemporary exhibition of Chinese art on Saturday. Wang Gongxin's video installation will fill RedLine tonight and offer a more modern expression of art from the East.