10 things to do for $10 this weekend, August 31-September 3, 2012

Categories: Things To Do

Dress like The Pointer Sisters for their show this weekend, but then retire the white clothing.
Since etiquette of yore prohibits the wearing of white after Labor Day, be sure to wear all of your white attire on this three-day weekend. And there will be plenty of places to display your duds, from food-truck pool parties to tiny art shows, vintage auto exhibits to free film screenings. The best part? All of these events cost under $10, so you can spend the cash you're saving on some colorful clothing for the coming season. For a full listing of events, visit the Westword calendar.

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Roots, Beans, and Greens at the Crossroads Theater (Friday, free)
Experience this special Cafe Nuba version of the healthy living workshop tonight. In addition to the usual fresh smoothie/juice bar with organic and locally grown produce, the evening will have a social advocacy bent, screening the informational film COINTELPRO 101. The documentary focuses on the FBI's attacks of leftist social justice movements. Listen to live music, drink some healthy juice, and educate yourself about past activist movements.

Final Friday Summer 2012 at MegaFauna (Friday, free)
This end of summer bash is sure to get in all the things you want to do before the season is through, from buying summer clothes at discounted passes to the possibility of slip n slides and bouncy castles. MegaFauna is pulling out all the stops, bringing a great array of local designers, food trucks, DJ Nu Pro and DJ Cassie, and much more. The store won our 2012 Best RiNo Boutique award for good reason, so this is a great chance to check it out.

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Do you see what I see? at Fraction Gallery (Friday, free)
Last fall, artist Dmitri Obergfell launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to complete an art show he said would fulfill the cliche of walking in someone else's shoes. A year and $2,066 later, the project has come to fruition. Using two pairs of video eyeglasses, the exhibit will, as the Kickstarter explains:
"This piece engages two participants through the fundamental experience of sight by exchanging their vision. The act of exchange functions as a way of closing the gap of physical experience in order to create an archetypal accord between its viewers. This work blurs the line of our physical beings and offers the opportunity for viewers to share perspective."
Don't miss it.

Fashion Smash Lodo 2012 at 1444 Wazee (Saturday, free)
For your dose of outdoor festival fun this weekend, the Fashion Smash promises live music and art, a fashion show, and tons of fashion vendors. Shop for your fall wardrobe, enjoy a few drinks, and bask in the outdoors while you still have the chance.

Minikin Madness--Rad Art on Small Surfaces at Boxcar Gallery (Friday-Sunday, free)
It's interesting to see what artists can do within tight restrictions, and this show will explore just that. Nearly 200 artists will show their work at this opening, and all of their pieces are inside 3x3-inch boxes. With submissions from all over the world, including international ones from places as far off as Turkey and Ireland, this will be an interesting show that promises to be a fascinating walk through.

Location Info


Crossroads Theater at Five Points

2590 Washington St., Denver, CO

Category: General

The Players Club

1143 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Film

Colorado State Fairgrounds

1001 Beulah Ave., Pueblo, CO

Category: General

Civic Center Park

Broadway and Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General


3455 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO

Category: General


3102 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Forney Museum of Transportation

4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

Boxcar Gallery

554 Santa Fe, Denver, CO

Category: General

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