10 things to do for $10 this weekend, July 27-29, 2012
Kentucky Claus at Denver's Dangerous Theatre (Friday-Sunday, $10 if you mention the Facebook event page)
Winnie Wenglewick, Denver's Dangerous Theatre
Transport yourself to winter at the Dangerous Theatre this weekend with Kentucky Claus and the Rebel Elves. Not only is this going to be a great way to escape the summer heat, but it's also a way to support the Aurora shooting victims: $5 from every ticket will be donated to the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance.
Hyakkimaru's Kirie World at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Saturday, $8.50-$10)
Today will be a unique opportunity to see artist Hyakkimaru demonstrate his kirie, or Japanese paper-cutting, techniques. It's all part of the opening for an exhibition of his work, which depicts Native American warriors.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at Skyline Park (Saturday, free)
There can never be too many movies in parks in the summer. It's great to bring a picnic, sit outside and zone out. And if the movie is lame, who cares? At least you didn't pay $10.50 for it. Denver Parks & Rec's offering this week is the Disneyland ride turned Johnny Depp blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean, so don your best peg leg and eye patch and head over to Skyline Park.
Colorado Dragon Boat Festival at Sloan's Lake (Saturday, free)
Eat a variety of delicious foods, make crafts and watch dragon boat races at this annual festival that promotes Asian Pacific American heritage. From the Taste of Asia Food Court to dance and music performances on the main stage, to gawking at celebrity guest Harold & Kumar actor John Cho, there will be plenty to keep you occupied at this vibrant festival.
Colorado Cinema Salon: Tastemakers On Taste at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Sunday, $9.75)
The art and film words will collide at an interesting discussion today. Three Denver gallery owners -- Robin Rule of Rule Gallery, Tina Goodwin of Goodwin Fine Art and Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery -- have chosen two films that reflect their taste that they'll show clips from and discuss. It's sure to be a great way to get inside gallery owners' heads and find out about the things that inspire them.
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