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