10 things to do for $10 (6 free!) this weekend, November 16-18

Categories: Things To Do

Though the message surrounding the holidays is always to buy buy buy, you can buck the trend and give your wallet a break this weekend with these bargain events. Visit the zoo, see a campy turkey-themed horror movie, and learn how to better your air guitar technique -- all for under $10. For a full calendar of events, check out the Westword online calendar, and share other inexpensive events in the comments section below.

See also:
- LadyFace's Chella Negro: Dick jokes are dead, but sketch comedy is alive and kicking
- Photos: Modest in Scale showcases small-scale art for the holidays
- Photos: Becoming van Gogh at the Denver Art Museum

Free Day at the Denver Zoo (Friday, free)
Start off your weekend by wandering around the Denver Zoo and looking at the animals. The zoo is hosting one of its free days today, so you can see the lions, tigers and seals frolicking for no cost. That will leave you with extra cash to spend on an overpriced funnel cake while you check out the elephants.

Rawlitix at the Deer Pile (Friday, $5)
Bizarre keytar awesomeness Cop Circles will open this event tonight at the Deer Pile, and while that alone would be enough for a great evening, the night will continue to get even better with comedy from Jason Keyes, art from Frank Kwiatkowski, and an interview with Westword's own Susan Froyd. Curated by comedy-man-about-town Onus Spears, Rawlitix has a little bit of everything...and a lot of entertainment.

Magic Cyclops' Air Guitar Workshop at the MCA Denver (Friday, $5)
Though air guitar may be an instrument that seemingly needs no instruction, Magic Cyclops begs to differ. The local personality will teach a master course in the fine art tonight at the MCA's Black Sheep Friday. As always, this is a great opportunity to have a cocktail, check out the art for cheap, and participate in the strange entertainment that always accompanies the evening.

STUFF(ED) at The Laundry on Lawrence (Friday, free)
The Laundry on Lawrence is going soft this weekend. It's new show, STUFF(ED) will feature eleven artists' explorations of all sorts of soft material, with work from Theresa A. Anderson, Nikki Pike, Jason Below and more. See it all for the first time at the opening reception, which is free!, tonight.

Denver A to Z at the History Colorado Center (Saturday, $10)
Get an alphabetical guide to the city today at the opening of the History Colorado Center's new exhibit, Denver A to Z. The interactive exhibit will feature everything from digital throwdown matches with local history icons to a wall of beer bottles from local breweries; it promises -- and delivers -- everything from adrenalin to zombies.

Location Info


The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St., Denver, CO

Category: General

The Laundry on Lawrence

2701 Lawrence St., Denver, CO

Category: General

MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General


218 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Retro Room

2034 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Vine Street Pub & (Brewery)

1700 Vine St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Blue Blaze Bar - CLOSED

5300 Washington St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Anchor Center

2550 Roslyn St, Denver, CO

Category: General

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