10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (6 free!), May 24-27

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A three-day weekend means an extra day of sleeping in, an extra day of fun -- but also a lot of opportunities to spend too much money. Still, this holiday weekend is also filled with lots of bargain events and entertainments, everything from outdoor festivals to an Arrested Development brunch to a chance to ride a 1910 carousel. For a full listing of all events in the area, check out the Westword calendar, and share other inexpensive Memorial Day weekend happenings in the comments section below.

See also:
- Arrested Development's five most wonderfully awkward themes
- 100 Colorado Creatives: Charlie Boots
- Womenswear Wednesdays: Fashion student Nada Alhajji on her Barbie style

Friday Flash at 14th & Champa (Friday, free)
Using the giant LED screen at 14th and Champa streets, the Denver Digerati will present work by eight artists at this new monthly public art event. See artists from all over the globe present their new media work while enjoying a special themed cocktail from Crave.

Fan Fest 2013 at Sun Enterprises (Friday, free)
Motocross fans will get revved up by Sun Enterprisess' motorcycle carnival today. The free party features a bouncy obstacle course, a bike race and autographs from pro riders. Get keyed up on free Red Bull, have your face painted, and revel in in the world of pro motorbiking.

Teen Mixed Taste at the MCA Denver (Friday, 5 cents)
Though it's geared to underage audiences, the MCA's teen mixed taste will appeal to all ages tonight with tag-team lectures on topics like Dr. Who & Wu-Tang Clan and Harlem Shake & Wet Plate Photography. Complete with a live Harlem Shake performance, bands and food, this intellectual event should be a treat even if you no longer wear braces.

Wander art festivals at the Denver Pavilions and the Denver Performing Arts Complex (Friday-Monday, free)
Downtown Denver is teeming with art this weekend. Stroll around the 16th Street Mall and the surrounding blocks, and you will find both ArtStir and the Downtown Denver Arts Festival -- two awesome opportunities to check out and purchase art from local and national creators.

Denver Day of Rock at the 16th Street Mall (Saturday, free)
While you're out browsing art downtown on Saturday, catch a full day of completely free concerts. Bands like Fishbone, My Body Sings Electric, and more will provide music on a number of stages along the 16th Street Mall during Denver's Day of Rock.

Location Info


Denver Metro Area

City and County of Denver, Denver, CO

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MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Natural Alternatives for Health

6712 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO

Category: General

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


4485 Logan St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Original New York Style Pizza

1300 W. Midway Blvd., Broomfield, CO

Category: Restaurant

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Film

Denver Pavilions

500 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Performing Arts Complex

14th and Curtis streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

16th Street Mall

1001 16th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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