10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (all free!), May 17-19

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You won't need to crack open that piggy bank to go out this weekend, because every event on our 10 for $10 list is absolutely free. Whether you choose to peruse mandala drawings at an art show, gaze at vintage Volkswagons at a car fest, or take in Denver's jazz history, you won't have to frantically check your bank balance on Monday. Share information about other bargain events in our comments section below, and head to the Westword events calendar for a complete listing of goings-on around town.

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MIRRORS at Hinterland (Friday, free)
Inspired by her Reiki practice and the writings of cognitive science professor Douglas Hofstadter, artist Gemma Bayly created a series of mandala drawings. She'll display these intricate, ethereal creations at an opening of her show tonight at Hinterland; the reception includes live music performances by offthesky and Pillow Garden.

Andy Fitch and Julie Carr: Pop Poetics and Ruptural Time: A Twin Talk at Counterpath (Friday, free)
Counterpath keeps bringing in interesting poets in to discuss their work, and tonight's stellar lineup features Julie Carr and Andy Fitch, discussing pop poetics and ruptural time. The two poets are sure to get you thinking about the intricacies of the human language.

Casual at the Armoury (Saturday, free)
Follow up Saturday's Rapids game with a britpop, glam and new wave dance party. Armoury, Denver's new soccer bar, will host DJs Tyler Jacobson and Jake Ryan as they spin hits during a post-game party; there will also be drink specials.

PANDA at RedLine (Saturday, free)
A dozen Denver artists will join forces tonight for one evening of performance art: Performance Art Night Denver Aaaaaa. Watch for performers like Daniel Nilsson, Liz Greene and Justin Beard to do special, one-night-only acts.

Five Points Jazz Festival in Five Points (Saturday, free)
Celebrate Denver's rich jazz history at this free festival. With lectures, a car show and dozens of great musical performances, you can spend the day celebrating the legacy of Five Points that continues today.

Location Info



3254 Walnut St., Denver, CO

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613 22nd St., Denver, CO

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The Armoury

2048 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Five Points

Welton St. from 24th to 29th streets, Denver, CO

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2350 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

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Civic Green Park

9730 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO

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Dikeou Collection Pop-Up Space

1331 Bannock St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Central Library

10 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO

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Jefferson County Fairgrounds

15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden, CO

Category: General

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