Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, May 11-13, 2012
Going out doesn't have to mean going for broke -- seriously. This week there are plenty of inexpensive entertainment options, from karaoke on the 16th Street Mall to a food-themed photography show to a Mother's Day concert. Celebrate art, see a silent movie in the park, and get out there without spending your life savings. For a full calendar of events, visit westword.com/calendar.
Infinite Retraction at Hinterland (Friday, free)
Sarah Richter's new art installation uses mirrors and LED lights to create an interactive, reflective experience that viewers can walk through at Hinterland. Experience what promises to be a magical night as you explore this artist's vibrant work.
National Money Show at the Colorado Convention Center (Friday-Saturday, $6)
See dollars and coins of all kinds at the National Money Show this weekend. Learn about the Denver Mint, coin collecting and counterfeiting at a wide variety of lectures and presentations, browse rare coins and bills from a variety of eras, and long for the money you don't have.
Create Denver's Urban Encounters (Friday, free)
Downtown will be full of Create Denver Week events this evening, including an interactive, 3D gaming platform from Mode Set, karaoke on the 16th Street Mall, and tons more. All the activities will incorporate an LED screen, and it should be a buzzing, electric evening, whether or not you embarrass yourself by singing "Like a Virgin" to the entire mall.
Safety Last! at Cook Park (Saturday, free)
This weekend, take in a silent film -- for free. As part of its Silent Film Series, Denver Parks & Recreation is presenting this 1923 classic along with free popcorn, lemonade and a discussion after the movie. Catch Harold Lloyd in a silent, romantic comedy and relish the truly great thing about silent movies: If some jerk is talking over it, you won't miss a thing.
First HaHo Market of 2012 at Green Spaces Denver (Saturday, free)
Now in its third year, the Handmade Homemade Market will kick off its season with the first market of the year. Vendors from all over Denver will gather to sell their hand-crafted food, clothing, jewelry and much more. You're sure to enjoy food, drinks, live music, and a celebration of local talent.