Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 1-3, 2012
It's should be a beautiful weekend in the neighborhood, and not just because there's a Mister Rogers-themed exhibit opening. From yoga in the park to yet another adult prom to a variety of innovative art shows, this weekend is full of things to do that won't cost more than $10. So get out there, enjoy the sunshine, and don't worry about depleting your bank account.
For a full calendar of events, check out the Westword calendar.
Be My Neighbor at Unit E (Friday, free before 10 p.m., $5 after)
Come dressed in your best zippered sweater, because Unit E is hosting an art show dedicated to the king of cardigans: Mister Rogers. A collection of artists will show their responses to the PBS television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, so expect to see puppets, a trolley and other creative works inspired by the iconic series.
In the Shade of Night at Pirate Contemporary Art (Friday, free)
Photographer Sigri Strand creates vibrantly colored photographs inspired by femme fatales that she'll be exhibiting tonight at Pirate. The show coincides with an exhibit of Phil Bender's multimedia installations, so this First Friday opening should stand out among the masses. Before you go, check out Bree Davies' Q&A with Strand.
First Friday Prom at Rakun (Friday, free)
It seems every weekend some sort of adult prom is designed to have you haul out your fancy duds and relive your high school days, and this weekend is no different. Crafty boutique Rakun is hosting this dance, which will include snacks, a photobooth, dancing and an '80s fashion show. Just think, by the end of the summer you could re-wear all of your old high school dance outfits!
Mopeds. Civilized Living. at Fancy Tiger (Friday, free)
Marvel at vintage mopeds tonight at a First Friday event focused on moped repair shop Moto Ocho. View the gorgeous old vehicles from this shop and service center, drink some free PBR, and consider ditching your car for one of those beautiful old pieces of metal.
Film on the Farm at the Denver Green School (Friday, by donation)
Sprout City Farms is presenting a series of films this month to raise awareness about environmental issues. It all kicks off with Remains of a River: Source to Sea, a documentary about adventurers Zak Podmore and Will Stauffer-Norris, who followed the Green and Colorado Rivers from Wyoming to Mexico. It's just the first in the series of thought-provoking films, so be sure to come back for more.