10 things to do for $10 (6 free!) this weekend, October 12-14
Your bank balance is falling faster than leaves in autumn. But it's possible to have a blast without blowing your budget. Here are ten things to do this weekend for under $10 -- including eating breakfast for dinner, a Young Frankenstein Halloween party, and lots more. And six are absolutely free!
For a full calendar of events, visit the Westword calendar. And if you know of more events under $10 this weekend, leave them in the comments section below.
- How To Survive A Plague: An AIDS and GLBTQ activism film primer
- T.J. Miller talks Dane Cook, Denver comedy and eating mustard out of a can
- Joseph Coniff deals with the big issues Friday at Hinterland
PJs & Eggs at Syrup, Toast, Breakfast on Broadway, Ralston Road Café, and EggCredible (Friday, a pair of pajamas to donate and the price of a meal)
Craving pancakes in the evening? Eat breakfast for dinner tonight at five breakfast locations around town. In a benefit for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, these daytime restaurants will be opening their doors at 5 p.m., and inviting people to come eat breakfast for dinner -- dressed in their pajamas. The only cost is the price of your meal and a pair of pajama pants to donate, and in return you'll get to dress silly in a restaurant, sing karaoke to the Incredible Edible Egg jingle, and go home with a dozen fresh eggs -- and the knowledge that you've helped a worthwhile charity.
Sticky Situation sticker art show at the Exdo Event Center (Friday, free)
Get stuck on sticker art made by a talented crew of artists, including Kevin Daviet, Axel Geittmann and Sara Ford, and slapped on the bricks in the alley of the Exdo Event Center. There will be food trucks on hand, as well as beverages. But remember to bring your jacket, since this event is all outdoors.
Halloween Party & Young Frankenstein screening at the Dikeou Collection (Friday, $5)
This Halloween party will be extra spooky, with the giant blowup pink bunnies at the Dikeou Collection looming over everything. Watch the Gene Wilder classic Young Frankenstein, dress up for the costume contest, buy $2 beer, and eat snacks while you browse one of Denver's finest private art collections. Put on by Metropolitan State University of Denver's BFA thesis class, this is sure to be one of the best early Halloween bashes in town.
Postscript: Writing After Contemporary Art at the MCA Denver (Friday, 10 cents)
Though museum admission goes up to full-dollar amounts on regular days, at this opening reception you can see the MCA's newest exhibit for just for a dime. The exhibit focuses on the art of language, bringing the work of over fifty artists and authors together for a show that examines words. Ten pennies for your thoughts!
Heritage Wool Weekend at Fancy Tiger (Friday-Saturday, free)
The sheep are invading Fancy Tiger this weekend, with local farmers bringing their yarn knowledge and live sheep into the shop. Though the knitting classes cost more than $10, Jeane deCoster of Elemental Affects will give a free lecture Friday night on raising sheep and milling heritage wool, and the sheep will be in the shop to cuddle Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See some cute lambs, learn about wool, and get ready to knit lots of scarves for fall.