10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), January 31-February 2

Categories: Things To Do

Marcus Renninger
If your budget doesn't include funds for a flight to New Jersey and a ridiculously-priced ticket to the Super Bowl (or if you just don't care about dudes in tight pants throwing a ball around), don't fret. There's plenty to do here in Denver this weekend. From a lit journal-release party to art shows to a Chinese New Year celebration to yep, even a Super Bowl party, this weekend is teeming with cheap events under $10. Share other low-cost events in our comments section below, and visit the Westword calendar for more things to do in Denver.

See also: Five geeky film alternatives for those fed up with the Super Bowl

Zephyr Press Release Party at the Denver Press Club (Friday, $10)
Celebrate local literature tonight at Zephyr Press's issue one release party. The $10 admission fee also gets you a copy of the brand-new poetry and short fiction journal.

Untitled #63 (Au Naturel) at the Denver Art Museum (Friday, $10)
Tonight's Untitled party at the DAM is sure to delight Francophiles. The Au Naturel theme will include perfumes inspired by art, French songs from Brandi Shigley, artist-in-tesidence Linda Aguilar talking about weaving baskets out of natural fiber, and lots more.

Grand Opening Party at Awaken Denver (Friday, free)
If the upcoming Winter Games have you already anticipating the Summer Olympics gymnasts, consider trying some tucks and pikes of your own at Awaken, Denver's new gymnastics-inspired fitness club. The grand opening party tonight will feature an art show, demonstrations by acro-yogis and an opportunity to check out the space.

The Runaway Shopping Cart Show at Cafe Crescendo (Friday, free)
There's something intriguing about the image of a runaway shopping cart, and tonight artists Jill Mustoffa and Robby Fields will display an entire show of photographs of that everyday phenomenon. The pair started the Instagram hashtags #runawayshoppingcart and #badcarttimeout, respectively, and their exploration of the theme will be on display at Cafe Crescendo starting today.

Elevated at Mutiny Information Cafe (Friday, free)
Check out free, all-ages hip-hop tonight at Mutiny Information Cafe's new monthly series. Ahmad JP, Lily Fangz and 2be will provide the tunes; DJ Reed MT will be on hand. And there will be smoothies for sale.

Location Info


Denver Press Club

1330 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Art Museum

100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Cafe Crescendo

2190 S. Delaware St., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Mutiny Information Cafe

2 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General

Molly Brown House Museum

1340 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Mellow Mushroom

2154 E. Commons Ave., Littleton, CO

Category: Restaurant


4485 Logan St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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Mike Pies
Mike Pies

Progresh! Today is the perfect day to come check out our indoor action sports training facility! www.progresh.com Our $15 Airbag Special is running ALL DAY long! We're open till 9pm tonight so make sure and stop by.

Joshua Pərəz
Joshua Pərəz

There are a TONs of super partys goin on. If you need the westward to point you in the direction of one you lose already. Otherwise Ill prolly check out the Molly Brown house today. Thank westward.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

It's telling that the target demographic of Wasteword only has a $10 weekend spending allowance.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jmanwar2  ... Poor Puerile Pot Punks?

Is Wasteword -- an ENTERTAINMENT rag -- really targeting the dregs of society who are so destitute they only have $10 discretionary spending ?

Perhaps their ADVERTISERS should be informed and warned to not wast their promotional $$ on such a lame demographic.


@DonkeyHotay @jmanwar2  "So anyone with say $50 to spend on weekend entertainment is "wealthy elite folk"?"

Well, thanks for putting words in my mouth. All I'm saying is that it is a little silly for someone to refer to people looking for cheap entertainment as the "dregs of society" and "destitute"
Maybe you just can't see that this article could appeal to all sorts of different folks, maybe you're just willfully ignorant.
Either way, it's not worth arguing about.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@jmanwar2 "I'm fairly certain Denver's wealthy, elite folk aren't looking to the Westword for much of anything, let alone entertainment advice."

So anyone with say $50 to spend on weekend entertainment is "wealthy elite folk"?

Sucks to be poor, don't it?


@DonkeyHotay @jmanwar2  Hmm... Whether wealthy or not, I guess I just don't see what's wrong with wanting to find cheap or free activities to do for entertainment.

Also, I'm fairly certain Denver's wealthy, elite folk aren't looking to the Westword for much of anything, let alone entertainment advice. I'm also fairly certain that the companies that advertise in Westword are aware of this.

You comment on so many of Westwords articles, I'd assume that you a part of their target demographic. 

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