10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (8 free!), January 10-12

Categories: Things To Do

What a great way to get out in the new year: From Bettie Page burlesque performances to a Charlie Chaplin classic, Denver is full of low-cost entertainment options this weekend. The following events each cost less than a Hamilton -- and eight are totally free. Check out the Westword calendar for more weekend happenings, and let us know in the comments section if we've missed a great bargain.

See also: Keith Garcia and Theresa Mercado join forces for new film series Channel Z

Colorado 14ers and Beyond: An Artist's Alpine Journey at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery (Friday, free)
Over the past twelve years, Dan Oakleaf has completed an arduous feat: summiting all of the 14ers in Colorado. This time-consuming undertaking inspired his new art show, which features paintings of the majestic mountains and other alpine landscapes. It opens tonight in Evergreen.

The Rap-a-Thon at the Savoy at Curtis Park (Friday, free)
For three hours tonight, Ru Black and Lizzy Brodie will host a non-stop Rap-a-Thon. Different MCs will step up to the mic for an evening of rhymes and music from SpydaTEK and Selko.

The Art of The Equine at Foothills GREEN Gallery (Friday, free)
You can tell that the National Western Stock Show is in town, because related events pop up all over the area. Horses, and their habitats, are the subject of all the art in this show that opens tonight.

The Colossal Archives Exhibition at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts (Friday, free)Palmer Lake is thinking big tonight. Artist David Jones (also known as LORDSCIENCE UNIVERSAL) will display nine colossal, colorful pieces; the opening is free, and includes a wine and cheese reception.

The Gold Rush at the Frisco Historic Log Chapel (Friday, free)
Frisco's annual Gold Rush weekend will kick off tonight with a screening of the Charlie Chaplin film of the same title in the Historic Log Chapel. Watch the silent classic about the Tramp (Chaplin's iconic character) and his antics in the Klondike Gold Rush.

Location Info


The Savoy Event Center

2700 Arapahoe St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Evergreen Fine Art

3042 Evergreen Parkway, Centennial, CO

Category: General

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

304 105, Palmer Lake, CO

Category: General

Micky's Top Sirloin

6 E. 70th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Sie FilmCenter

2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Film

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

1260 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1513 Boulder St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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