Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 13-15, 2012
Don't let the fact that this is Friday the 13th get you down. Besides all the axe murders that are bound to occur, this weekend also promises more than a few entertainment options that will keep you from going broke before you're hacked to bits by a psycho-killer. While the biggest event is easily the showdown between His Holiness and Mr. Gieselle Bunchen, there are still plenty of other things to do around town. (For our full guide to what's going on in Denver, head over to the Westword calendar.)
iWorld at The New Colorado Photographic Arts Center Gallery (Through February 11)
A new exhibit featuring a vast selection of artists and images inspired by the direct-response visual world of today, iWorld takes a look at how cell-phone pictures and video have changed the art world for good. And the exhibit is free to the public, so broadening your cultural horizons won't cost you a penny. Susan Froyd has more information on the exhibit.
BMoCA Fall Exhibitions at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (Tuesday-Sunday until January 29)
If that first exhibit gets your creative juices flowing, head to Boulder to check out the BMoCA's show featuring three young,regional artists whose work is beyond their years. "Originally, we were researching a larger group for a joint exhibition, but these three stood out on their own, and even though they are young and emerging, I think they are ready to be presented," says curator Petra Sertis. "For a museum, I suppose we're being a little bit daring by showing art that's not yet established." For just $4 you can decide for yourself. Susan Froyd has more details on the BMoCA Fall Exhibitions.
My Teenage Angst at The Bar (Friday)
Sometimes you just need to let it out. Megan Nyce understands that, so she created "My Teenage Angst" to let people express their pent-up anger in a hilarious way. MTA gives people a chance to read from their high school diaries and relive old flames, lunchroom feuds and everything else that seemed so important back then. Audience participation is encouraged, so if you'd like to share from your old diary, show up at 7:30 p.m. to register. Even better, you can enjoy this walk down memory lane with Nyce for the low, low price of $0. Bree Davies has more details on My Teenage Angst.
Mansions on the Moon at Larimer Lounge (Friday)
Touring in support of its latest EP, Lightyears, Mansions on the Moon is not to be missed. The show is $10.50, but we think the extra .50 is worth it to catch these guys on their only night in town. Tom Murphy has more details on Mansions on the Moon.
The Lafayette Quaker Oat Festival in Lafayette (Saturday)
Now in its sixteenth year, the Lafayette Quaker Oat Festival is one of those things that's so odd, you just have to see it for yourself. The festival kicks off with a community breakfast at Pioneer Elementary for just $8 and continues with a health fair, the Quicker Quaker 5K run and an oatmeal-baking contest. Bree Davies has more information on the Lafayette Quaker Oat Festival.