10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), March 8-10
Snow returns this weekend, but that's no reason to hole up in your house. Get a jump on spring by picking up some new seeds and gardening tips at Growhaus's annual seed swap, check out Denver's Month of Photography exhibitions, attend a zombie fashion show or drunkenly watch kung fu movies -- and never pay more than ten bucks for a lot of fun. Check out the online Westword calendar for a full listing of events, and post any other bargain entertainments in the comments section below.
- Womenswear Wednesdays: Visual art student Haley Swenson on her Tank Girl-inspired look
- Lucky '13: Sara Century from Night Nurses, Baby Hair, and Ladybug Fest
- Sigri Strand's Conjuring the Sensation of the Sun will shine at GroundSwell Gallery
Real Is a Feeling at Gildar Gallery (Friday, free)
As part of Denver's month of photography, Gildar Gallery will unveil a group show that explores the idea of reality through image reproductions. Inspired by a song by former Denver resident and artist Travis Egedy (a.k.a. Pictureplane), the show will feature works by artists including Devon Dikeou, Mario Zoots and Egedy himself, that all explore the concept of the real through a variety of different lenses.
Denver Disco at Bar Standard (Friday, $5)
Though Whit Stillman might claim it's over, disco is definitely not dead at Bar Standard. Dance to the tunes of Mike Moses, Luke the Knife, Fun Factory and Charles B at this new weekly disco party. Entrance before 10 p.m. is free, so get there early to get a deal on dancing.
Sweet Tooth Opening at The Shoppe (Saturday, free)
Collector, artist and photographer Andrew Novick is unveiling his new series of food photography tonight at the Shoppe -- and it's sure to be sweet. The show features photos of over a thousand sugary confections. fortunately; it's at a cupcake shop, so you can satisfy your own need for sugar by buying one of Novick's signature cupcakes that comes with a fondant tooth.
BYOF Day at IKEA (Saturday, free)
Get plenty of free stuff at everyone's favorite Swedish furniture store destination on IKEA's Bring Your Own Friends Day. RSVP online and print out coupons for a free breakfast, free blue bags, gift-card giveaways and design advice from on-hand experts at the gigantic retail store/meatball emporium.
Ode to an Ode at Buntport Theater (Saturday, $10)
Enjoy all-ages theater today when Buntport presents Ode to an Ode, a Cyrano de Bergerac-themed, family-friendly show that gives a new spin to classic poetry.
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