Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, February 3-5, 2012
Evergreen Winter Festival at Evergreen Lake (Saturday, $10)
This full day fest at Evergreen Lake has every winter thing you could ever want: snow sculptures, ice skating, sleigh rides, and tons more. It's all free during the day, and then at night (for $10) the fireworks, DJ sets, and live music by local favorite Sauna come out. What could be better than night skating while you listen to Sauna's "Croctopus"? Nothing.
Free Day at the Denver Art Museum (Saturday, free)
The DAM's free days are a great opportunity to browse the collections as well as see the temporary exhibitions, which include Gary Winogrand's Women Are Beautiful, Ed Ruscha's On the Road, and much more. And it's free today. Don't miss out.
Spelling Bee(r) Boozing for Books at The Matchbox (Saturday)
Spelling bees aren't what they used to be. Thank God. Now instead of standing awkwardly in front of your middle school classmates, Boozing for Books is adding beer to the whole competition to soften the anxiety of the event. All the money raised goes toward Burning Through Pages, a Denver organization committed to introducing new literature to Denver youth. If the free beer doesn't entice you, maybe the prospect of finally making up for that time in fourth grade when you spelled "satellite" wrong will.
Mid-Winter Punk Film Fest at Yellow Feather Coffee (Saturday, $1)
This music-themed film fest kicks off tonight with The Day the Country Died, an anarcho-punk documentary chronicling early '80s bands like Subhumans, Crass, and Hit Parade. With the cozy Yellow Feather Coffee atmosphere, you can grab a latte, sit back, and learn about the rockers of the past. The very punk entry price of $1 is just another bonus.
Free Day at the Denver Zoo (Sunday, free)
The Denver Zoo is often, well, a zoo on free days, but we're hoping that since this one is coinciding with the Super Bowl, it'll be a little less crowed than usual. See the big cats, the aviary, and the elephants to avoid the big game. After all, otters playing are a lot cuter than grown men in helmets.