10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), January 11-13
Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa at the Denver Central Library (Saturday, free)
The Denver Public Library's Weekend Music Series kicks off today with the impressive stylings of guitarist Jon Sousa. The musician has trained all over the world, everywhere from France to West Africa to Ireland, to learn different styles of music. He'll display the results of all that training at this special free concert.
Prom Redux at the Oriental Theater (Saturday, $10)
Relive your high school prom experience (or make up for a bad one) at the Arabian Nights-themed Prom Redux. The best part? It's all for a good cause. A portion of the ticket proceeds to the event, which includes a fashion show and crowning of a queen and king, will benefit the Prom Dress Exchange, which helps clothe needy high school kids in formal wear so they can attend their own proms. Bring gently used fancy wear to donate to the cause before you relive your own teenage years.
Night Drive at Beauty Bar (Saturday, $3)
No weekend is complete without a killer dance party, and Night Drive promises to be just that. The Beauty Bar bash will feature jams from DJs James Miles and Shannon von Kelly and should be just the place place to chase away the winter blues with dancing and cocktails.
Archaeological Institute Lecture at the Tattered Cover Lodo (Sunday, free)
Can't remember what happened last night? Spend your Sunday atoning for your sins by actually learning something. At a lecture entitled "What was that horrible thing that happened around the world in AD 536?," the University of Colorado's Dr. Payson Sheets will talk about the mystery of a worldwide disaster, possibly a volcanic eruption, that caused intense cold, crop failures, starvation and deaths all over the world.
The 'Stache at the Deer Pile (Sunday, $8 or free with a moustache)
Mustaches are controversial. In fact, their mere existence created a heated pro-con debate between Westword writers Samantha Alviani and Bree Davies this week (Pro: They're exciting, and they celebrate a classic ode to manhood, Con: They're gross, they scratch my face, and the Civil War is over). This night at the Deer Pile is definitely meant for lovers of facial hair; it will include a mustache contest, 'stache-themed crafts, and mustachioed comedians and musicians. Even if you're not a fan of the fur, this night might just convert you.