10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), January 24-26
Though your lack of funds might make you want to stay home and blast the Descendents's Everything Sucks until the weekend's over, resist that urge. Even if you don't have much (or any) cash, you can find plenty to do in Denver this week, good, good things like watching the Descendents documentary Filmage, catching a free comedy show featuring Adam Cayton-Holland, and more. Did we miss a bargain? Let us know in the comments section below. And, as always, visit the Westword calendar for more ideas of what to do with your weekend.
Filmage at 7th Circle Music Collective (Friday-Sunday, $10)
Finally, the purveyors of teenage-punk angst are captured in a documentary. Filmage tracks the story of the Descendents, the band that made killer pop-punk before Blink 182 and Green Day brought it into the mainstream. Fittingly, the movie will screen at DIY space 7th Circle Music collective, with different bands playing at each screening. Check out Tom Murphy's interview with film creator James Rayburn for more info.
Food for Starving Artists at Converge Denver (Friday, free)
Don your finest Scarlett O'Hara or Rhett Butler garb tonight for Denver Collaborative's monthly free dinner for artists. The meal is Southern-themed, and will include baked chicken and kale and ham hocks as well as vegetarian options. There's no catch: Just bring your creative self and be ready to talk about art at this awesome event.
Lighthouse's Big Read Kickoff Party at McNichols Building (Friday, free)
Connect with other readers tonight at the kickoff for Lighthouse Writing Workshop's city-wide book club. The Big Read will start tonight with free copies of Marilynne Robinson's novel Housekeeping available, with readers performing passages from the book.
Nader Tehrani Public Lecture: "The Architecture of Installations" at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (Friday, free)
RMCAD's Visiting Artist, Scholar and Designer Program consistently brings fascinating art-world guests to the school for free public lectures. Tonight the series continues with Nader Tehrani, the head of the Department of Architecture at MIT and principal and founder of NADAAA in Boston, talking about the art of installations.
Reeewind & Roll at EXDO Event Center (Friday, $10)
This monthly throwback party is always a blast. Skate to middle-school roller-rink classics like "YMCA," and dress appropriately for the Big Trouble in Little Chinatown theme. Those 21 and over get in for free before 10 p.m.!