10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 24-26, 2012

Categories: 10 for $10

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Down to your last $10? Rather than spend it on something boring like food or your electricity bill, do something fun with that Hamilton. September is just a week away, but there are still plenty of ways to get out and have some inexpensive summer fun. From a Fiesta Cookout to comedy festivals with bouncy castles, we've got it all here -- and all for under $10.

For a full listing of events, visit the Westword calendar.

See also:
- Photos: The MCA's Continental Drift brings Colorado art into focus
- Exile Fetish Ball should whip it good on Friday
- Too Much Funstival comedians on how Denver's scene has evolved

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Faces, Places & Spaces at the Arvada Center (Friday-Sunday, free)
The show that Michael Paglia called "unquestionably, one of the most ambitious and interesting exhibits of this summer" is closing on Sunday, so catch it now. The exhibition is in three parts (aptly titled Faces, Places, and Spaces), all featuring work by artists from Colorado and beyond, including Adam Milner's "View Photos of Me," which uses photos from his Facebook profile as inspiration, as well as Evan Colbert's portraits of '70s and '80s punk rockers.

Rise! An Aurora Theatre Shooting Benefit at 3 Kings Tavern (Friday, $8-10)
In the wake of tragedy comes triumph, as people band together to help each other out. Comics fans are joining in a weekend of fundraisers to benefit the victims of the Aurora shooting. Tonight's event will feature a variety of musical acts, including Little Fyodor & Babushka and Mr. Pacman, as well as a cosplay costume contest and an art exhibition.

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Too Much Funstival at various locations (Friday-Sunday)
This comedy/music/everything awesome extravaganza can keep you busy all weekend with various events that are all moderately priced, each around $5. With tons of comedians, a slew of bands, and kickball and bouncy castles, you're sure to get your money's worth and have a blast at this jam-packed fest put on by the Fine Gentleman's Club, an amazing comedy quartet.

Roll in the Hay 3 at the Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ (Saturday, $10 suggested donation)
The Denver Zine Library is a worthy cause, and tonight you can support it by two-stepping. The fundraising hootenanny will feature dance lessons, snacks and country line-dancing -- with all the proceeds going to keeping the Zine Library open, so that we can enjoy checking out handmade publications for years to come.

2012 Denver Minor Disturbance Reunion show at the Mercury Cafe (Saturday, $7-10)
Local slam poetry team Minor Disturbance is fresh from winning the Brave New Voices festival, and you can see the team perform tonight at the Merc, along with Minor Disturbance alumni and SlamNuba. Denver's spoken word talent is amazing; this scene has plenty to say.


Location Info

Sam's Chinese & Vietnamese Restaurant - CLOSED

5360 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Lunch Break 2

8181 W. Tufts Ave., Littleton, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Film

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO

Category: General

Mercury Cafe

2199 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

3 Kings Tavern

60 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Jackson's Sports Rock

1520 20th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


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