10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 13-15, 2012
This weekend rules. Just saying. There's tons of stuff to do that won't leave you eating cereal for dinner for a week, and whether you want to see a feminist spoken word night, go to a huge comedy show, or dance at an art opening, it's all here -- and all for under $10. So now you've got no excuse to lay on your couch and post videos of your cat on YouTube. Go out!
See Buffy play an ex-porn star in The Watching Hour's presentation of Southland Tales.
For a full calendar of events, visit westword.com/calendar.
Sister Spit Next Generation Tour 2012 at the St. Cajetan Event Center
This night of queer-minded, feminist spoken word is sure to be one of the most lively readings you've ever been to. Helmed by San Francisco author, poet and icon Michelle Tea, the night will feature readings and performances by an exciting cast of literary legends, including Dorothy Allison (who is name-checked in Le Tigre's "Hot Topic") Gravy Train!!!'s Brontez Purnell, and much more. Check out a full Q&A with Tea here.
Huge Comedy Show at the Oriental Theater (Friday, $8)
Onus Spears' Huge Comedy Show is always just that -- a big party with lots of laughs. This installment will feature the always-hilarious Sam Tallent and female comedy troupe LadyFace, the music of Chutzpah and Cosmic Sound Child, and the art of Frank Kwiatkowski and lots more entertainment. It's sure to be, well, huge, and $8 well-spent.
Cheryl Strayed at the Tattered Cover Colfax (Friday, free)
Cheryl Strayed, the brilliant writer behind the Rumpus' Dear Sugar column, will be signing and reading from her new book Wild tonight at the Tattered Cover. Learn about Strayed's arduous and transformative hike on the Pacific Crest Trail and maybe even ask for some personal advice while you're getting your book signed. She's great at that. Check out our Q&A in advance for more words of wisdom from Strayed.
The Resurrection of the Face at Bender's Tavern (Saturday, $5)
Denver's all-female sketch comedy troupe LadyFace is busy this week. Tonight the always-awesome group is trying out a new space -- Bender's -- but it's sure to be the same fun evening with these talented ladies.
Southland Tales at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Saturday, $7)
The Watching Hour will screen Southland Tales, the bizarre 2007 alterna-universe flick by writer/director Richard Kelly (of Donnie Darko fame) that stars Buffy, er, Sarah Michelle Gellar as an adult film star. Will this theatrical flop become a cult classic just like Donnie Darko did? That's for you to decide.
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver, CO
3213 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
3090 Downing St., Denver, CO
100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO
2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
1326 Tremont, Denver, CO