10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), July 5-7
Though the grills have been extinguished and the fireworks are over, there's no need for the fun to end. July is full of events that won't drain your finances, from art openings to dance parties to a film about Russian feminist punks. Read on for ten events this weekend that are all under $10, and if you know of more, share more in the comments section. As always, the online Westword calendar has a full listing of things to do in Denver.
- Artist Camryn Forrest featured in The Art of Steampunk
- Noah Dorsey on partnering with Mile High Comics and how he created Saint Chaos
- Charles F. Price on his new book and Colorado's bloody history
YOUTUNES at RedLine (Friday, free)
The idea behind YouTunes is simple: This week, people stopped at RedLine and filled out a questionnaire that songwriters then turned into custom, one-of-a-kind songs. They'll all be performed tonight at this unique concert; see how crowd-sourcing can provide the inspiration for tons of tunes.
First Friday at Denver Open Media (Friday, free)
Denver Open Media's First Friday event is always a killer party. This month's edition will feature the musical stylings of Paper Bird's Esme Patterson as well as a presentation by the Comic Book Classroom; there will be a live broadcast of the event on Comcast channel 57 for those who can't make it in person.
Conecutter at Kitchens' Ink (Friday, free)
Artist Frank Kwiatkowski creates intricate, oil-ink prints on recycled architect blueprint millar that he'll display tonight at this inspiring show in a tattoo shop. The colorful prints are vignettes from his upcoming graphic novel.
American Renaissance at FLIPP N STUDIOS (Friday, free)
Multimedia artist Nik Ridley's opening is more than just an art show -- it's an American Renaissance. The night will be full of visual art, film, music and a runway fashion show that, as the artist says in a statement, "exhibits the primary elements of culture from a mod-urban, sustainable perspective. Language, image & sound are its foundation."
Willful Deterioration at the Stovall Costilow Collective (Friday, free)
Don't miss Emily J. Moore's experimental show on your First Friday travels. She's displaying all new work created over the past seven weeks; her pieces are fluid and always inspiring.