10 things to do for $10 this weekend in Denver (9 free!), August 23-25

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There's still a month of summer on the calendar, but seasonal activities are winding down. Still, there's plenty of fun to be had this weekend, everything from the last films in two outdoor movie series to the closing party for Andrew Novick's blood-themed photography show. And not only is the weekend full of fun, but nine of the events that follow are totally free. For more things to do, go to the online Westword calendar, and feel free to share more cheap fun in our comments section.

See also:
- Andrew Novick on using real blood to make art
- Saturday's NE Walkfest encourages walking as a healthy form of alternative transportation
- 100 Colorado Creatives: Winnie Wenglewick

Esme Patterson at Goldyn (Friday, free)
Stylish boutique Goldyn has an ongoing concert series that offers intimate sessions with local artists amidst the clothing racks. Tonight's performance features the sweet tunes of Esme Patterson of Paper Bird. Listen to Patterson croon, enjoy complimentary drinks, and browse Goldyn's impeccable selection of clothing and accessories.

We Bought a Zoo at Parfet Park (Friday, free)
Tonight is your last chance to see a movie outdoors in Golden's Parfet Park. The City of Golden's summer music and movie series ends this evening with a performance by the Highland Ramblers followed by a screening of Cameron Crowe's 2011 We Bought a Zoo, family film starring Matt Damon as a recently widowed dad who decides to buy a zoo.

ArtCrank Denver at TAXI (Saturday, free)
Now in its fifth year in Denver, ArtCrank brings together an eclectic variety of local artists to create limited-edition, bike-inspired posters that will be displayed at this party. Browse the art, grab a beer and ArtCrank pint glass for only $5, and enjoy music from CasheFlowe and Boba Fett and The Amercians.

Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival in Downtown Loveland (Friday-Saturday, free)
Escape from the city to Loveland for the town's annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast Festival. The two days of fun will include a parade, corn-shucking competition, and live entertainment. And, of course, you'll be able to delight in fresh roasted corn to munch on -- and the kernels that get stuck in your teeth will sustain you on the drive home.

Fancy! Pop up Shop at Wazee Union (Saturday, free)
Get great end-of-summer deals on clothing and accessories at this day of local fashion fun. Kitty Mae Millinery, 50 Dresses, Fashion by Rae Marie and the Denver Fashion Truck will be on hand with killer discounts on unique clothing pieces, so you can get good deals while supporting local businesses.

Location Info


Downtown Golden

11th St., Golden, CO

Category: General

Jackson's Sports Rock

1520 20th St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Wazee Union

3501 Wazee St., Denver, CO

Category: General


Hwys. 287 and 36, Loveland, CO

Category: General

Skyline Park

16th and Arapahoe streets, Denver, CO

Category: General

Kitchen's Ink

757 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

Category: General

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret

1601 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Music


3455 Ringsby Court, Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver's Dangerous Theatre

2620 W. 2nd Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

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