10 things to do for $10 (5 free!) this weekend, October 19-21
If you're looking for things to do this weekend, you're in the right place. Whether you want to build Day of the Dead altars, see zombie burlesque, dance at an '80s party, or chill out with a speed Reiki session, we've got it all here -- and more. And here's the really excellent part: None of these events will cost you more than $10.
For a full calendar of activities, our online calendar at westword.com. And if you know of more cheap events this weekend, share them in the comments section.
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Chill the F Out! at MCA Denver (Friday, $5)
Short of both cash and time for an hour-long Reiki session? The Museum of Contemporary Art is offering free, five-minute healing treatments tonight as part of Black Sheep Fridays to help you de-stress in this frantic election season. Drink some Reiki-powered water, listen to the singing bowls, and browse the art while you chill.
Launch Party for Jackson Mac Low's 154 Forties at Counterpath (Friday, free)
Poet Jackson Mac Low's Forties poems from 1990 to 2001 are finally in one place: a book entitled 154 Forties for which Counterpath will host a release party tonight. It will also show the video premiere of a project that includes writers and artists from all over the world reading poems, as well as a group reading one of the pieces.
Create an Altar at the Museo de las Americas (Friday, $5)
As preparation for Dia de Los Muertos, you can stop by the Museo de las Americas tonight for altar-making, food and practicing your Spanish. It should be a fun, crafty way to get creative, enjoy Spanish happy hour, and also meet Spanish speakers and munch on delicious appetizers while you create your own devotional altar.
Fast Forward Reading & Book Release at the Mercury Cafe (Saturday, free)
Tonight Fast Forward Press will release its latest flash-fiction anthology, Flash 101: Surviving the Flash Apocalypse, featuring stories as long as 1,000 words and as short as the winner from our one-sentence story contest, "The bride kept dancing with Steve." There will also be a flash-fiction reading featuring stories of from three to five minutes. Attendees are invited to come dressed in their best apocalypse fashion.
That 80s Night at Beauty Bar (Saturday, free)
For your dance fix this weekend, check out Beauty Bar's That '80s Night -- with music from, you guessed it, the legwarmer decade. Jeromie Dorrance, Ginger Perry and BoyHollow will DJ the hits, so get dressed up and prepare to shake your limbs and live in the past.