10 things to do for $10 this weekend, April 6-8, 2012

Categories: Things To Do

Spending money is such a bummer. Luckily, you don't have to drop that much cash to have fun this weekend. Whether you fancy a mystical art show, Hunger Games costume contest or a 3-D dance party, we've got them (and more!), all for under $10. Get out there and enjoy the spring.

For a full listing of events, visit westword.com/calendar.

Optimysticism at Ironwood Collection (Friday, free)
As a certified Reiki practitioner, artist Gemma Bayly charges all of her collages, drawings and dreamcatchers with healing energy. Her intricate, beautiful work is sure to leave you in awe, and maybe induce some sort of mystical experience at this opening tonight.

Fever Pitch at the Meadowlark (Friday, free)
Analog Space's monthly spring dance party, Fever Pitch, will bring different musical scenes together tonight, with resident DJs Narky Stares and Peter Black as well as guests like Josh Ivy, Tony Z, and Roger That. The party is known for floor-shaking tunes, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival at Beauty Bar (Friday-Saturday, free)
These aren't your Saturday morning cartoons. Thankfully. Spike and Mike's is known for bringing a series of raunchy animated shorts to audiences, and rather than watching with a bowl of cereal, you can watch with a drink in hand tonight at Beauty Bar. See the sick and twisted shorts, and then experience the Rave-Atar Video 3-D Dance Party, a series of 3-D music videos complete with glasses.

The (NON) Show at Rhinoceropolis (Friday, by donation)
Celebrate non-art tonight at Rhinoceropolis's Dada first Friday offering. The show will feature a dozen Denver (non) artists, including Elena Stonaker, Isaac Linder, and Travis Egedy, and is sure to get in touch with the absurd. Night of Ultraviolence, Distance Research, and DJ Spider With a Human Head will provide the tunes to the night that may or may not include something akin to Duchamp's famous urinal on the wall.

Dress Like the "Girl Who Was on Fire" Contest at the Tattered Cover Colfax (Saturday, free)
The Hunger Games movie is finally here, and for those who have already seen the film and read the books dozens of times, the Tattered Cover is offering another way to indulge in Hunger Games mania: a costume contest and parade. The prizes (which include the entire trilogy, and more) will go to the best costumed fans. So don your Katniss Everdeen side braid, freaky Capitol fashion or gory dead tribute makeup and let the games begin. And may the odds be ever in your favor.

Location Info


Ironwood Gallery

14 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General


2701 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue

2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General


3553 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Mile High Marketplace

I-76 & 88th Ave., Henderson, CO

Category: General

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Mercury Cafe

2199 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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