Ten things to do for $10 this weekend, June 8-10, 2012
Down to your last ten dollars? Don't worry, there are plenty of things you can do this weekend that cost a Hamilton or less. Gawk at a performance artist living in a box, usher in summer at a dance party, or pretend you're in Paris at a Francophile craft party. You might even have some money left over for food. For a full calendar of events, visit westword.com/calendar.
Dance while you watch the feature-length dance video Girl Walk // All Day.
Inspire Arts Weekat 40 West Gallery and Studios (Friday-Sunday, free)
Head west for some fresh perspective. Lakewood's arts week, titled Inspire, is hosting a juried art exhibition with over 120 pieces Friday night. And all weekend the city will be hosting food trucks, live entertainment, creative classes and family activities to keep you occupied and away from downtown for a change.
Damn Gurl: All That Glitters at Glob (Friday, free)
This monthly queer, all-ages dance party consistently gets people out on the floor, and this edition is poised to be extra special because it's finally summer, aka the best time for dance parties. Along with regulars DJ Narky Stares, Peter Black and Laru Loud, the night will include the tunes of Craig C., whose resume includes remixes for Lady Gaga, Rihanna and RuPaul. Usher in summer in the best way -- by dancing yourself into a frenzy in a bedazzled bikini.
Seven Days Together in a Reflective Box (Isolation Box #2) at Edge Gallery (Friday, free)
Some of the most entertaining art is voyeuristic in nature, and that's certainly what Daniel Nilsson's strange performance piece will be. The artist plans to live inside a box at Edge Gallery for exactly one week, with no food but with a complete stranger who will be chosen by his mother. Come gawk at the man living in the box as well as enjoy entertainment from a drag performer singing show tunes and juggling glitter, and then go back and sleep in your nice, comfy bed.
Highlands Street Fair at Highlands Square (Saturday, free)
If you play your cards right, you can probably find some sort of street fair every weekend this summer. This thirtieth annual event in Highland offers the usual street fair fare: food, beer, arts and crafts, and tons of vendors. Browse the classic car show, watch live music, and enjoy one of the many festivals of the summer.
Artist Conversation: Richard Peterson at MCA Denver (Saturday, $10)
You may have seen Peterson's photographs on the walls of the MCA as part of the Search & Destroy exhibit, where he shows '70s photographs of rock stars like Joey Ramone, Debbie Harry and Bruce Connor, as well as pictures of modern artists. And now you can find out the story behind those images. Peterson will be there in person for a talk and reception about his work, so you can finally pick his brain about what Joey Ramone smells like.