Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 20-22, 2012
So by now you've given up on your New Year's resolutions, right? Of course you have. It's time to stop going to the gym on a Friday night, you tourist, and get back to having fun. There's plenty going on this weekend, whether you want to watch dudes wrestle in a bar, skate at a roller disco, or celebrate the Chinese New Year. As always, it's all for $10 or less, so you can at least keep your resolution to spend less money. Visit westword.com/calendar for a full listing of events.
Get out there this weekend.
16-LOVE at the Denver Film Center Colfax (Friday-Sunday, $7-$9.75)
Director Adam Lipsius and his Denver-based company Uptown 6 produced this teen tennis flick opening tonight. The sweet comedy, which premiered at the Starz Denver Film Festival in November, follows a teen tennis star who twists her ankle and winds up training a dreamy rookie. If the trailer's any indication, there's bound to be some heartwarming canoodling between stars Lindsey Shaw and Chandler Massey.
The Crane Wife at the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater (Friday, free)
If the last puppet show you attended was the Casa Bonita variety, you're definitely in for a treat with Margarita Blush's Japanese-inspired adaptation of the traditional folktale The Crane Wife. The custom built puppets and sets by Dimitar Dimitrov and new take on the children's story are sure to be something a little different, and delightful.
Recalcitrant Mimesis at the David B. Smith Gallery
Visit the David B. Smith Gallery tonight for a fresh take on the work of Clyfford Still. Liz Miller will talk about her new art installation, which was inspired by the abstract impressionist's paintings. It's a unique opportunity to pick the artist's brain about these bright, colorful mixed media works.
Best of the Santa Fe Arts District 2011 at eventgallery 910Arts (Friday, free)
This arts awards show will not only recognize some of the best works of 2011, but it will also catch you up on the amazing shows you may have missed. Browse the show, see the awards, eat some cake, and reminisce about another great year of art in Denver.
Down and Derby at theEXDO Event Center (Friday, $5-10 presale)
Beauty Bar is bringing back all of your favorite middle school pastimes tonight at this retro bash: rollerskating, drinking, and of course, the limbo. The night is sure to be a nostalgic blast with a '70s disco theme, tons of contests and prizes. And don't worry, if you break your arm on the floor, all your friends will be stoked to sign your cast on Monday in homeroom. Before you lace up, be sure to check out Bree Davies' dos and don'ts of adult rollerskating.