10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (9 free!), December 13-15

Categories: 10 for $10

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This weekend is full of festive fun in Denver, and you won't have to bum money off your friends to enjoy it -- nine of our featured events are absolutely free. You can dance at a francophile party, tour a candy factory, or catch a series of short plays. Share bargain events we overlooked in the comments section, and check out the Westword calendar for more ideas of ways to get out of the house.

See also: Photos: A look back at the faces of Westword's 100 Colorado Creatives interviews

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Française Holiday Dance Party at the Mercury Cafe (Friday, free)
Don your berets tonight for the Ooh La La Alliance Française's holiday dance party. DJ Titi de Nice will spin tunes francophiles are sure to love, and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Candy Cane Festival at the Hammond's Candy Cane Factory (Friday-Saturday, free)
Hammond's Candy Cane Factory will open its doors for free today for a holiday bash complete with tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, and lots of sugar. See Santa, decorate cookies, jump on the bounce castle...and maybe even do some holiday shopping.

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Animals: New Art By Julio Alejandro at the Buffalo Exchange Annex (Friday, free)
There's no need to wait until First Friday to see art. Julio Alejandro will premiere a brand-new collection of pieces at an opening tonight, complete with wine and beer, at the Buffalo Exchange Annex.

Bombay Gin Reading Series at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe (Saturday, free)
Get out of the house and into poetry tonight. Naropa University's literary journal, Bombay Gin, will host an evening of readings by Tim Z. Hernandez, Andrea Rexilius, and Noah Eli Gordon in Boulder.

CASUAL at the Sie FilmCenter (Saturday, free)
DJ Tyler Jacobson and Jake Ryan's sought-after brit-pop night CASUAL returns tonight, bringing glam tunes to the Sie FilmCenter. Following a screening of the Stone Roses documentary Made of Stone, Jacobson and Ryan, along with guest DJ boyhollow, will play all the hits in Henderson's Lounge.


Location Info

Mercury Cafe

2199 California St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Buffalo Exchange Annex

226 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Hammond's Candies

5735 N. Washington St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Innisfree Poetry Bookstore and Cafe

1203 13th St., Boulder, CO

Category: General

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Film

Grant-Humphreys Mansion

770 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Vine Street Pub & (Brewery)

1700 Vine St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Red Rocks Community College Theatre

13300 W. Sixth Ave., Lakewood, CO

Category: General

Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew

2810 Larimer St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Groundswell

3121 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General


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