10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), August 9-11

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You won't need to raise money with Walter White-style drug-manufacturing in order to have fun in Denver this weekend. From a celebration of the gritty meth drama Breaking Bad (and a TV show-inspired art show) to a public art tour to the third annual Denver County Fair, there's a lot of low-cost entertainment in town. Read on for our picks of under-$10 events, share your own favorites in the comments section, and check out the Westword calendar for a complete listing of things to do.

See also:
- Zombies, luchadores and performing pigs: Andrew Novick on Denver County Fair fun
- Geek Pavilion 2.0 comes to the Denver County Fair
- Anne Waldman on her book, Gossamurmur, and keeping the world safe for poetry

Friday Flash No. 4 at 14th and Champa (Friday, free)
The Denver Digerati's Friday Flash program continues tonight with motion-based digital art projected at 14th and Champa streets, made by such RedLine Gallery-based artists as Katie Martineau-Caron, Nikki Pike and Katie Watson. As a special bonus, Pizza Republica will be providing free pizza at 6:30 p.m.

Music Night at MCA Denver (Friday, $5)
See a one-night-only musical performance tonight on the roof of the MCA, put on by the Super Friends Musical Alliance. Four musicians who have never played together will get together to create a completely improvisational performance while you sip cocktails on the rooftop and look out at the city.

Denver County Fair at the National Western Complex (Friday-Sunday, $10)
You could spend the entire weekend of the Denver County Fair, and a ticket for all three days costs just ten bucks! Activities include an X-Treme Pancake Breakfast, performing pigs, a geek pavilion, and tons more. Check out Cory Casciato's interview with entertainment director Andrew Novick for more insight on all the fun.

Sheridan Furrer & Myra Rios
Sheridan Anderson Furrer and Myra Rios Artist Reception at eden (Friday, free)
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a carnival tonight at an opening reception for a joint show by Sheridan Anderson Furrer and Myra Rios at eden. While you look at exciting new art, the restaurant/bar/gallery will host carnival-themed fun, with ring tosses, cotton candy to munch on and music from Bill Yunz.

Denver Handmade Homemade Market at the Denver Art Society (Saturday, $2-5)
Spend your hard-earned cash on great goods -- knowing the money will go right back into the local economy at the monthly Handmade Homemade Market, where everything is locally produced and priced by suggested donation. There will be a wide selection of unique clothing, crafts and eats today -- definitely something for everyone

Location Info


Wellington Webb Municipal Building

201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

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Tennyson Street Business District

Tennyson Street, between 38th and 44th avenues, Denver, CO

Category: General

MCA Denver

1485 Delgany St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Downtown Denver

Bounded by Broadway, Colfax Ave., Speer Blvd., Wynkoop St. and 20th St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Lunch Break 2

8181 W. Tufts Ave., Littleton, CO

Category: Restaurant

Denver Art Society

734 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General


4485 Logan St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Black Book Gallery

304 Elati St., Denver, CO

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3090 Downing St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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