Ten things to do for $10 this St. Patrick's Day weekend, March 16-18, 2012
You're sure to be seeing green this weekend for St. Patrick's Day (Here's a Denver guide for St. Patrick's), but that doesn't mean you have to spend all of yours. Everything on this list costs less than $10, whether you want to drink green beer, learn about experimental film, or watch a movie about Japanese teens battling to the death. So don your best leprechaun uniform, cut out some construction paper shamrocks, and get out there.
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Teen Mixed Taste: Gravity and Cassette Tapes at PlatteForum(Friday, 5¢)
The MCA's popular tag team lectures on unrelated topics are usually a little pricier, but luckily this event targeted toward teenagers costs only a nickel. With lectures on gravity and the resurrection of the cassette tape, door prizes and snacks, the night is sure to be a blast whether or not you're still in braces.
Stan Brakhage Center Symposium at VAC Auditorium (Friday-Sunday, free)
This 8th annual symposium to discuss experimental film will include a wide array of speakers and guests, and should be a treat for any film lover. Filmmakers like Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) and Amie Siegel (Author, Author) will be in attendance to talk about experimental narrative in film.
Sara Guindon art opening at Crema Coffee House (Friday, free)
Canada-to-Denver transplant Sara Guindon creates beautiful, cartoon-like illustrations of animals and people that will be on display tonight at Crema. Enjoy some of the coffee shop's impeccable cappucinos and browse the whimsical art.
Capitol Hill Hooley at the Irish Snug (Friday-Sunday)
Yes, every Irish bar in Denver has some sort of celebration going down this weekend. But the Irish Snug's events look like they will have it all. From live Irish bands to stepdancing to a recovery brunch on Sunday, the Snug's yearly party will offer every Irish-themed event you could possibly want. And while you're enjoying the Irish revelry, you can also order Irish cuisine like corned beef and cabbage and traditional Irish breakfast.
Battle Royale at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Saturday, $7)
Can't wait for The Hunger Games to open? Yeah, us too. Luckily, The Watching Hour is showing a similarly freaky dystopian film about teens being forced to kill each other. This controversial Japanese movie has been banned all over the world, and is bound to fill the bill for creepy sci-fi as it tells the story of a grim future where 9th graders are sent to an island and forced to battle to the death.
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