10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (7 free!), August 9-11
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.
- 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 Anderson Furrer and Myra Rios Artist Reception at eden (Friday, free)
Sheridan Furrer & Myra Rios
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
Tennyson Street, between 38th and 44th avenues, Denver, CO
Bounded by Broadway, Colfax Ave., Speer Blvd., Wynkoop St. and 20th St., Denver, CO