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