10 things to do for $10 this weekend (6 free!), October 26-28

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The great thing about Halloween falling on a week day is that it means there will be parties on both of the surrounding weekends. The fun kicks off tonight, and there are plenty of inexpensive events to enjoy -- everything costume parties to pet-costume parties to a chance to be an amateur sleuth. And there are even some worthwhile non-All Hallow's Eve-themed activities. For more events, visit the Westword calendar, and if you know of other bargains this weekend, share them in the comments section.

See also:
- Damien Echols on the West Memphis Three, exoneration and Life After Death
- Cinema Geeks takes a trip back in time for the International AR.Drone Film Festival
- Buntport solves a sizzling, real-life crime caper

Urban Arts Forum at the Crossroads Theater(Friday, free)
The Urban Arts Fund seeks to prevent graffiti by showcasing artists in other ways, like creating murals in graffiti hotspots. Celebrate the group's mission tonight with a panel discussion featuring local artists like Jolt, Dread, Gamma and more, as well as music from DJ Selko and a video by Fa'al of Easy Media. It will be a great chance to learn more about the Urban Arts Fund and see/hear some great art -- and it's all free! (Including the refreshments.)

3rd Annual Haiti Benefit Concert at Unit E (Friday, $10)
Denver and Haiti have a musical connection. For the past three years, musicians in Denver have been helping musicians in Haiti, and now they plan to more through the recently formed nonprofit Yon Sel Lanmou. This benefit will further that goal, raising money to provide Haitian musicians with gear so they can perform live in their country. Wheelchair Sports Camp, Mute Man's Microphone and Haitian folk band 2 Roots, which is on tour, will play.

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Damien Echols at the Tattered Cover LoDo (Friday, free)
Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, Damien Echols spent almost eighteen years on death row before being released last year. Westword's Alan Prendergast will join Echols tonight in a discussion of Echols' new book, Life After Death. For more from Echols, check out our Q&A here.

Asylum Women's Halloween Party at Tracks (Friday, $7)
Looking for a place to show off your Halloween costume this weekend? There are plenty of places where you can do that -- but at Tracks, you'll win $500 if yours is voted the best. In addition to the costume contest, this ladies' bash includes DJ Tatiana playing all the hits, dancing from the Wicked Little Girls, and the chance to see Tracks completely Halloween-o-fied.

One Book, One Denver: An Evening with the Author at the McNichols Building (Saturday, free)
Hear stories firsthand from the author of the 2012 One Book, One Denver selection, Enrique's Journey. The book tells the true story of a Honduran boy's journey to find his mother, and writer/reporter Sonia Nazario will be on hand to tell the fascinating story. Register for free to guarantee your spot.

Location Info



1201 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General

Tattered Cover LoDo

1628 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: General


3500 Walnut St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Mouth House

2858 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Chaffee Park

Tejon St. & W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

3 Kings Tavern

60 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

McNichols Building

144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Crossroads Theater at Five Points

2590 Washington St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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There is a really large coin show this weekend too at the National Western Complex.  It's one of the largest in the Western U.S. and it comes to town twice per year.  I think admission is $6.50.  There is a huge mixture of dealers who have a collection of gold and silver bullion, modern and historical currency and some even have real gold and silver for show or sale.  You may not be into coin collecting, but there is tons to look at and even door prizes for the lucky.

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