10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), December 21-23

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Yeah, the world might end tonight. But just in case it doesn't, hold onto some of your cash, rather than ending up like one of Harold Camping's followers. Because there will be plenty of ways to spend it this weekend in Denver, where bargain activities include skating at a roller disco, dancing away the apocalypse, and catching a tuba concert. And with the money you save, you can just buy more canned goods and jugs of water.

For a full calendar of events, visit the Westword calendar, and share other apocalyptic bargains in the comments section below.

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Neon Knights at the Meadowlark (Friday, $5)
It may not really be the end of the world, but it will certainly be the end of Neon Knights.The beloved monthly dance party will hold its last event tonight, when you can dance one last time to the mixes of Shannon Von Kelly, Tyler Snow, Ginger Perry, Mario Zoots, and more. With entertainment including visuals by Bobby Broadway, the electro night's farewell is sure to be a blast.

Down & Derby at EXDO Event Center (Friday, $5 advance, $10 at the door)
Skate away your last day at Down & Derby, the fabulous skating, drinking and dancing party at EXDO. DJs Drop Logic and Murderhole will provide the soundtrack for the night of roller disco, with dress suggestions of "biblical bangers," "Mad Max attacks" and "Abercrombie zombies."

Cop Circles will rock the Deer Pile via a Skype performance from Washington, D.C.
Rawlitix at the Deer Pile (Friday, $5 donation)
Onus Spears's monthly night of comedy and art will continue tonight with special guests that include Westword music scribe Tom Murphy, poet and music producer Max Rommerdahl, standup comic Connor Marshall and street artist Frank Kwiatkowski. Musical performances by Tongue Mountain and a Skype performance by Cop Circles will round out this full night of entertainment.

Ironton's Annual Solstice Party at Ironton Studios (Friday, free)
Celebrate the solstice while also enjoying art at the Ironton Studios solstice party tonight. Sharon Feder's solo exhibit Topologies will be on display inside the gallery; outside you can partake in vegan BBQ and hot spiced cider, and also take advantage of the blazing fire to drop a note into the flames about something you'd like to leave in 2012, or a hope for 2013.

Countdown to Oblivion at Bardo CoffeeHouse (Friday, free)
Bardo CoffeeHouse is hosting an end-of-the-world bash where you can absorb some culture before the impending disaster. Richard Peterson curated this show featuring work by Deborah Valentine, Mikael Olson, Cornelia Peterson, Norman Broomhall, Dave Seiler and Jennifer Iverson that you can browse while you wait for the end.

Location Info



1138 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: General

Skylark Lounge

140 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Beauty Bar

608 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Old Curtis Street Bar - CLOSED

2100 Curtis St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Skyline Park

16th and Arapahoe streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

Bardo CoffeeHouse

238 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Ironton Studios & Gallery

3636 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO

Category: General

The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music


2701 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

EXDO Event Center

1399 35th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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