10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), January 4-6

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It's the first First Friday of the year, and that means that Denver is teeming with art openings galore. The great thing about art openings? They're almost always free. And the rest of the weekend is packed full of events, too, from classic film screenings to go-go dancing tryouts, and none of these events will cost you more than a Hamilton. Start your new year right by having fun without spending much cash. For a complete listing of events, visit the Westword calendar, and feel free to share more weekend bargains in our comments section.

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The Denver Zine Library Show at Lowbrow Denver (Friday, free)
It's all about the zines tonight at Lowbrow: The Denver Zine Library is taking over the space for a zine-related art show. Check out a variety of these DIY, handmade art pamphlets while you enjoy drinks and community. As an added bonus, the DZL will be unveiling its permanent installation at Lowbrow: a zine vending machine. Be sure to gather up your coins to bring something special home with you.

First Friday Art Show at Rhinoceropolis (Friday, free)
It's always refreshing to get away from Santa Fe for some First Friday art perusing, and Rhinoceropolis has one of the best-looking offerings of the evening. The show will feature a diverse array of some of the city's most intriguing artists, including Matt Scobey, Alicia Ordal, Stephen Herrera, Tokyo Drift and Katrin Davis. The show is sure to be more exciting than going with the masses to eat cheese and stumble down Santa Fe.

Rene Farkass First Friday Art Party Closer at 1400 Dallas Street (Friday, free)
Tonight is the last chance to see figure drawing teacher Rene Farkass' extensive art show, which showcases work from the last three decades. The night promises food, drinks and lots and lots of drawings of naked ladies. Stop by before it's gone.

Mantic's Circuit Bent Circus at Unit E (Friday, $5)
It's one thing to look at art, and it's quite another to go to an art show where you can actually interact with the pieces. Denver-based Mantic Conceptual has created a series of "audio-oriented electronic art pieces and effect pedals" that will be on display at Unit E tonight for onlookers to play and create sounds accompanied by visuals from a circuit-bent Nintendo. Spend a fun evening manipulating audio, and then stay for live music from ManCub, Rubedo, and Wire Faces.

Community Yoga at the Mercury Cafe (Saturday, by donation)
Follow up a late Friday night with something good for your body: community yoga. This all-inclusive, welcoming and donation-run class upstairs at the Merc is the perfect way to kick off a Saturday. Do the downward dog, perform sun salutations to the tunes of DJ Narky Stares, and stay for brunch afterward for an extra treat.

Location Info


Lowbrow Denver

250 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General


1201 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General

Fusion Factory

3563 Walnut St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Coco Breeze

539 W. 43rd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Cafe Europa

76 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

The Other Side Arts Aurora - CLOSED

1400 Dallas St., Aurora, CO

Category: General


3553 Brighton Blvd., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Mercury Cafe

2199 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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