10 things to do for $10 (6 free!) in Denver this weekend, September 20-22
With summer still hanging in there, this is a good weekend to get out and enjoy the warm weather without breaking the bank. We've rounded up ten activities in the Mile High City -- everything from a beach-themed roller-derby party to watching marathon runners dive into pools pull of sudsy fun -- that all cost ten bucks or less. For more happenings in the area -- including the dozens of productions that are part of the Boulder International Fringe Festival -- visit the online Westword calendar. And by all means, share your own suggestions for low-cost fun in our comments section below.
Friday Flash No.5 Post-bash at Plus Gallery (Friday, free)
At 6:30 p.m., the LED screen at 14th and Champa streets will be lit up with the last in a series of original digital work by local and national artists -- Alex Mcleod, Milton Croissant III and Chris Coleman among them -- for the Denver Digerati's Friday Flash Series. Then it's off to Plus Gallery for a celebration of the final installment with a post-revealing party with music from Thug Entrancer and visuals presented by Denver Digerati curators Ivar Zeile and Ryan Pattie. Wine from Infinite Monkey Theorem and beer from River North Brewery will be on available at this closing celebration.
GAZE at the Boulder International Fringe Festival at Dairy Center for the Arts (All weekend, $8-$10)
Part of the ten-day Boulder International Fringe Festival, GAZE takes a look at the fabled story of Medusa, but in a brand-new light. This show comes with a mature audiences-only warning, however, so leave the kids at home and make a date with the Fringe!
Reeewind & Roll Roller Disco at Exdo Events Center (Friday, $5 to $10)
Summer never ends at tonight's Reeewind and Roll End of Summer Roller Disco. Work on your indoor tan while enjoying retro hip-hop from DJs PopAlot, Tanastadi and Corona at this beach-themed party on wheels. The 18-and-up event also includes a swimwear competition, with contestants working hard for cash prizes.
Musical Benefit and Art Auction for Dede LaRue at the Mercury Cafe (Friday, $10 donation)
A self-taught artist who first gained notoriety on the Denver scene for spray-painting pink flamingos on dumpsters, Dede LaRue creates colorful, unmistakable work. But battling cancer and massive medical bills have put a strain on the beloved graffiti-artist-turned-sculptor, and tonight the community will come out in support of LaRue. A silent auction full of her pieces as well as work by other local artists begins at 6 p.m.; there will be live music throughout the evening.