10 things to do for $10 this weekend, July 6-8, 2012
First Friday means two things. One: you just paid rent and are probably broke. Two: lots and lots of art openings. Luckily, art openings are free and usually include free wine and snacks. In addition to art shows, there are dance parties, magazine launches and plenty of other things to do this weekend that won't set you back more than $10. Just picture this:
Billie Black Scenes from last year's Cherry Creek Arts Festival.
- Calling all weirdos: Truly Rejected magazine takes off this Friday at 3 Kings Tavern
- Music on the lawn: Clyfford Still Museum hosts a free concert Friday
- The Duplass brothers talk about Do-Deca-Pentathlon, and their (lack of) sibling rivalry
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani at Access Gallery (Friday, free)
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani creates simple, elegant paintings and drawings that depict his life. And that life includes a lot of turmoil. From drawings of the atomic bomb that killed many of his friends in Hiroshima to the internment camp he lived in the United States during World War II, his art tells the story of this fascinating man's life. And beyond the paintings of depressing stuff, there are also a lot of cute pictures of cats. Come see this special show at Access Gallery tonight.
Truly Rejected Magazine Launch Party at 3 Kings Tavern (Friday, free)
In the wake of print publications folding all over the place, it's refreshing to celebrate the launch of a new addition to the coverage of Denver culture. Onemanna, TwoTone Wolf Pack, Little Fyodor, Reverend Deadeye and The Bloody Fives will play music to usher in the creation of this new magazine for oddballs; there will also be an art show and handmade clothing for sale. Take in the art and music and be sure to drink to the survival of print journalism.
First Friday Extravaganza at Denver Open Media (Friday, free)
The folks at Denver Open Media know how to throw a great First Friday party, and they'll do it again this month with a bash featuring music from Lion Souljahs, mini workshops of DOM classes, and a drumming event by Pick Up America. One of the perks of the event? It's live-streamed on Comcast Channel 57, so you can get your fifteen minutes of fame by waving at the camera as you walk by.
The Do-Deca Pentathlon at the Denver FilmCenter/Colfax (Friday-Sunday, $9.75)
This new film by brother movie-making duo Mark and Jay Duplass (Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home) deals with a topic close to them: sibling relationships. The movie follows two brothers as they compete to win a 25-event championship. And you'll be able to watch their exertions while sitting in an air-conditioned movie theater.
FaceMan and Rubedo at the Clyfford Still Museum lawn (Friday, free)
The event planners at the Clyfford Still Museum will bring together art and music this summer with a series of free concerts on the lawn. It kicks off tonight with FaceMan and Rubedo, and promises to be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, hear some local music, and grab a hot dog from Biker Jim's, which will be on hand to provide sustenance for the evening.
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