10 things to do for $10 this weekend, July 20-22, 2012
Too broke to hand over big bucks for a pricey music festival wristband this weekend? Don't worry. There are plenty of other things on the agenda that won't cost you more than a Hamilton. And we've got them all in one place. From a Cinema Q dance party to a film about a wannabe serial killer, to eating ice cream and watching hula hoopers, your savings will be safe if you stick with these inexpensive events. For a full calendar of Denver happenings visit westword.com/calendar.
Who needs a sweaty dance festival when you can eat Little Man ice cream and watch people hula hoop?
- Explore faceless portraiture and hidden mothers at Tracing Absence opening, 7/19/12
- Don't call him queen: Paul Soileau talks about more-punk-than-drag persona Christeene Vale, 7/19/12
- Sky on a String: A photo preview, 3/9/12
Francine Mathews at Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue (Friday, free)
Jump into an alternate reality with Francine Matthews new novel, Jack 1939, where a young, imaginary version of Jack Kennedy embarks on an adventure of international espionage. Though it sounds a little like something Eli Cash from The Royal Tenenbaums might write, it's sure to be a fun summer read that will offer a new take on the former president. Mathews will be in town to read and sign from the book tonight.
A Woman's Work is Never Done at Edge Gallery (Friday, free)
Sculptor and antique deal Laura Phelps Rogers will examine the roles of women in her new art show using a variety of mediums to play with the theme of gender. Want an idea of what you're going to see? One piece, titled "Nipple Quilt," features nipples cast in different metals and put together in a quilt form. This intriguing art show opens with a free reception tonight and promises an interesting, thought-provoking evening.
Killing Me at Yellow Feather Coffee (Friday-Sunday, free)
Don't miss this chance to see Killing Me, an independent film about a fictional man whose dream from childhood is to be a serial killer. The problem? He can't follow through. Watch this man as he attempts to fulfill his lifelong fantasy of fame through murder in this strange film, and enjoy a latte from Yellow Feather while you're at it.
Tracing Absence at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Friday, free)
To get tiny children to sit still for pictures in the Civil War Era, mothers often held the children while draped in fabric to obscure their bodies from the photographs. Artist Laura Shill will explore these hidden mothers in her opening, along with artist Adam Milner, tonight. For more information on the show, check out Tiffany Fitzgerald's interview with curator Marlow Hoffman.
Christeene After Party at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday, $5)
Though non-Film Society members will have to fork over $12 to see videos and a performance from punk performance artist Paul Soileau's alter-ego Christeene Vale, you can get in on some of the fun for a lot less. Starting at 11:30 p.m., queer all ages dance party Damn Gurl is hosting an after party/dance extravaganza in the FilmCenter for only five bones. Dance to the tunes of DJ Narky Stares and Teena Pizza, drink at Henderson's Lounge, and party with Christeene.
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