10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), April 19-21

Categories: Things To Do

Yes, weed is now legal in Colorado. And yes, this weekend is the giant 4/20 celebration. But that doesn't mean that all the fun will be in Civic Center Park.From an alternative 4/20 celebration with music and comedy to Record Store Day to a free theater performance, this weekend is full of events that won't cost you a lot of green. That way, you can spend your money on other kinds of green (if you're into that kind of thing). Know of other great events? Share the info in the comments section, and look at our online Westword calendar for a full listing of things to do in Denver.

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Design Within Denver: Eco Edition at the MCA Denver (Friday, free)
This special edition of the MCA's pop-up shop that showcases Denver's design community will be eco-friendly for Earth Day. Drink cocktails and browse through such good goods as Verveine Designs' sustainable plant-inspired jewelry, Mission Wear's reusable products to help women in need, and Green Guru's upcycled bike gear.

Mouth Festibowl at Mouth House (Friday-Sunday, by donation)
Avoid the mobs at Civic Center Park and celebrate 4/20 at Mouth House's Festibowl, a three-day extravaganza featuring music, comedy, art and, best of all, a bouncy castle. From comedy by the Fine Gentlemen's Club to music from the Gypsy Cab Company, tons of local performers will be on hand to celebrate, and you can also enter a 4/20-themed raffle. Plan to party the entire weekend at what's sure to be a crazy bash.

Sex, Death, & Politics at the Naropa Performing Arts Center (Friday, free)
Naropa frequently presents interesting poetry and out-there art, and tonight's BFA program should definitely deliver. In Sex, Death, & Poetics, students will offer original performances inspired by the work of Aracelis Girmay, Tara Hardy and Patricia Smith.

Record Store Day at Twist & Shout and Wax Trax (Saturday, free)
Celebrate your local record stores today at events featuring giveaways, prizes and limited-edition releases. Twist & Shout will be giving away free frozen yogurt, coffee coupons and cupcakes to the first chunk of people in line; Wax Trax will be throwing free shows on Saturday and Sunday with bands like Ned Garthe, The Knew and more.

Modern Usage of Santos at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Gallery (Saturday, free)
Experience the legacy of the Hispanic villages of New Mexico and Southern Colorado in this display of Santos: art objects with religious im.agery that were bestowed as a blessing. The modern incarnations are beautiful art pieces; learn more about the genre when Santero Jose Esquibel speaks at 1 p.m. today.

Location Info


MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Naropa University

2130 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO

Category: General

Mouth House

2858 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Curious Theatre Company

1080 Acoma St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Fashion Denver Showroom

1070 Bannock St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Central Library

10 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council

772 Santa Fe, Denver, CO

Category: General

Twist & Shout

2508 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Wax Trax Records

638 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Beauty Bar

608 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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