10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), December 7-9

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Money troubles? Forget your cares while enjoying some of the bargain entertainment in Denver this weekend. Friday thrugh Sunday are full of interesting events -- everything from watching classic Saturday morning cartoons and local comedy to gazing at dinosaur bones -- and we've found seven great events that are totally free. Check out the Westword calendar for a full listing of goings-on around town, and share other bargain weekend fun in the comments section.

See also:
- Unit E survives liquor bust and will be open, but dry, on Denver's First Friday
- Open Media Foundation celebrates sixth anniversary with party, awards Friday
- Harmony: A Colorado Chorale's Big Gay Holiday Sing-In welcomes all voices this Saturday

Keep it Glassy at MegaFauna/The Meadowlark (Friday, free)
Tattoo artist Mike McGinley is throwing a big art bash tonight starting at MegaFauna and continuing into the evening at the Meadowlark. The whole night will showcase his newest exhibition, Keep it Glassy, which features pop art etched on glass panels -- including a 2Pac and Spock mashup and a depiction of the Kool-Aid Man. Enjoy the art as well as drink specials, hemp-bar samples from Evo Hemp, and tunes from DJ Viking Sound Machine.

Art Show at Seventh Circle Music Collective (Friday, $4-6 donation)
Get away from the mobs on Santa Fe Drive and still catch some First Friday art tonight at Seventh Circle Music Collective. The exhibition will include works by Maggie McCarthy, Brandon Kennedy and Ashli Kanzler, and there will also be music by A Sense of Porpoise, Santiago and Chatterbox & the Latter Day Satanists.

Open Media Foundation Anniversary Party at Denver Open Media (Friday, free)
For six years now, the Open Media Foundation has been showcasing independent voices on Denver Open Media. That's definitely something to celebrate, so the foundation is throwing a party tonight complete with a performance from Achille Lauro, a silent auction, an awards show, and food and drinks. Even if you can't make it to the free bash that starts at 7:30, you can experience it on KGNU and Denver Open Media, where it will be broadcast live.

Beers for Burma at ArtHaus Gallery (Friday, $10)
Support a good cause while you drink good beer tonight at Beers for Burma. The night will showcase Colorado craft beers, music, art and circus-style acrobatic performances; proceeds go to local organization Shoot Cameras Not Guns, which will use the funds to help provide workshops in Thailand and Burma that teach how to tell stories through photography.

Pencil Pusher Art & Jewelry
Winter Bazaar Opening Party & Gift Sale at Studio 12 Gallery (Friday, free)
Shopping can be totally tedious -- but not if you have a complimentary Manhattan in one hand and a cupcake in the other. That's how you can shop tonight at this unique, vintage-meets-contemporary winter market. Browse through one-of-a-kind, handmade works, including beauty products from Destiny Faithe, jewelry from Anne Franklin, and screen-printed shirts from TJ Raygun. And if you get bored with shopping, just retreat into the bliss of free cupcakes.

Location Info



3102 Blake St., Denver, CO

Category: General


2701 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Denver Open Media Studios

700 Kalamath St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Studio 12 Gallery

209 Kalamath St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Bug Theatre

3654 Navajo St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Seventh Circle Music Collective

2935 W. 7th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

ArtHaus Gallery

3343 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: General

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