Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, January 20-22, 2012
Chinese New Year Celebration at the Denver Art Museum (Saturday, $3-10)
If your New Year's Eve wasn't as magical as a certain insipid movie suggests it should be, you'll get a do-over today with a much more colorful, less booze-filled New Year celebration. The Denver Art Museum will host this educational Chinese New Year event, complete with a Dragon Dance Troupe and guided tours of Xu Beihong's Modern Chinese Painting exhibit.
Bad Shadow Affair at Lost Lake Lounge (Saturday, free)
The Bad Shadow Affair regularly hosts this poetry reading at Lost Lake, and tonight will be no different. A variety of acclaimed poets from Denver as well as out of town will step up to read tonight, including Heather Green, Peter Streckfus, Kristin Naca, and Richard Froude. It's always nice to see poetry outside of hallowed academic halls, and in a fun, lively setting.
Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress at the Denver Public Library (Saturday, free)
Artist Chuck Close was almost completely paralyzed by illness, but that sickness became the catalyst for his art. Close created a series of giant portraits of his friends, and the DPL's Fresh City Life will show the inspiring documentary chronicling his story as well as hold a group discussion after the screening.
Findings at Illiterate Gallery (Sunday)
Illiterate Gallery's events are known for being unique and interesting, and this should be no different. This evening of new lectures, curated by Adam Milner, will feature work from Max Bernstein, Tobias Fike, Kelcy Chase Folsom, Laura Shill, Joel Swanson, and Xi Zhang as well as a reception and Q&A.
Primos Hardcore Wrestling: Retirement Match at Casselman's (Sunday, $10)
What better way to end the weekend than watch two dudes beat the shit out of each other? See shirtless champions Trajan Ender and Lonnie Valdez battle it out, and ponder the age old questions of whether or not wresting is staged, and why we like to watch people beat each other up.