10 things to do for $10 (8 free!) in Denver this weekend, August 30-September 2

Categories: Things To Do

Christopher Morgan
There's plenty to do this three-day weekend that won't have you spending all those hard-earned dollars. Celebrate Labor Day with a poolside concert and comedy show, jello wrestling, free yoga and lots more. See the Westword calendar for a full roster of Labor Day happenings, and share more cheap fun in our comments section below.

See also: Artist Rob Andrews on his plans to kickstart the apocalypse this Sunday

Untitled #60 (Signature) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10)
This month's Untitled event at the Denver Art Museum is all about the ways artists leave their mark -- and how you can, too. From learning to make a signature yarn tag and checking out the Ladies Fancywork Society's spectacular new installation to taking a museum tour with graphologist Kathi McKnight pointing out the signatures of the museum (complete with a mini reading of your own John Hancock), you'll enjoy a plethora of art-related fun this evening.

Too Much Funstival kickoff at the Taxi Pool (Friday, free)
The Fine Gentlemen's Club's Too Much Funstival kicks off a jam-packed weekend of comedy, music and partying at Taxi tonight with a free pool party while bands like Sauna and Wheelchair Sportscamp play by the water. Swim, listen to music and comedy, and gear up for a weekend of rowdy, hilarious fun. See the full schedule here.

Rocky Horror Back to School Show at the Esquire Theatre (Friday, $8)
Last month Denver's Rocky Horror Picture Show shadow cast broke the world record for the number of people watching the cult classic at Red Rocks. But this month you can see the crew back in their regular home, doing the time warp again to this cult classic in a special back-to-school edition of the show.

Spelling Bee(r) at Illegal Pete's DTC (Friday, free)
Make up for ghosts of misspellings past (and create new ones) at the adult spelling bee at Illegal Pete's tonight. Every correct spelling wins you a free Breckenridge beer, which is sure to help your mental abilities as you move along in the contest.

A Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park (Friday-Monday, free)
Foodies of all kinds will rejoice at this annual festival devoted to the great eats of our state. Sample lots of snacks, watch bands on the main stage, and check out a variety of vendors at the outdoor fair.

Location Info


Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Esquire Theatre

590 Downing Street, Denver, CO

Category: General

Civic Center Park

Broadway and Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Beauty Bar

608 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music

The Deer Pile

206 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Music


3455 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO

Category: General

Strange Grounds Coffee

1417 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Illegal Pete's

5312 DTC Blvd., Greenwood Village, CO

Category: Music

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