10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 28-31
It's the end of the year -- and that means there are plenty of ways to blow your last bucks on extravagant champagne toasts and hotel rooftop parties. But why do that when you can spend this weekend having fun...without spending too much cash. Skip the fancy parties and spend the last weekend of 2012 at live comedy or dance parties or watching fireworks. For a full listing of events, visit the Westword calendar, and feel free to share other end-of-the-year bargains in the comments section.
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The Grawlix Episode 23 at the Bug Theater (Friday, $10)
The guys from the Grawlix have been getting national attention for their recent deal with Amazon, so be sure to see the premiere of their newest comedy episode here in Denver, before they get too famous. In addition to the webisode premiere, the night promises an all-star lineup of former local comedians home for the holidays -- including Josh Blue, Dan Soder and Rob Gleeson -- for a stellar comedy extravaganza.
Family Friday Night at the Tattered Cover Colfax (Friday, free)
For an ideal family event, the Tattered Cover is offering an evening of storytelling, snacks from Whole Foods, and coffee-shop specials for adults. Kids are invited to dress in their holiday pajamas to listen to stories read aloud; everyone can enjoy the community of the independent bookstore.
A Very Voodoo Christmas at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $9)
Still hanging on to the holidays? Xmas lives on at this Voodoo comedy show. The event promises your favorite seasonal tunes played live; hear those Christmas songs one more time before they're retired until next year.
Idle No More Flash Mob at the Cherry Creek Mall (Saturday, free)
In support of the Canadian Idle No More movement, people will gather in front of Neiman Marcus at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to perform a peaceful Unity Round Dance. As the mission statement of the movement explains:
Idle No More calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and fulfills Indigenous sovereignty which protects the land and water. Colonization continues through attacks to Indigenous rights and damage to the land and water. We must repair these violations, live the spirit and intent of the treaty relationship, work towards justice in action, and protect Mother Earth.
Down to Skate at Boppo (Saturday, $5)
Catch the premiere of this highly anticipated skateboard video from Royal Stains productions, featuring skateboarders like Julian Christianson, Cody Shulze and Travis Emmite performing board tricks (and wipeouts) all over Denver. The show is at 7 p.m. and repeats at 10 p.m. tonight.