10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (4 free!), May 9-11

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If you spent all your extra cash on a lavish floral arrangement for your mother (as you should have), you can still have fun in Denver this weekend. Events around town include everything from an all-you-can-eat pancake party to a walking fest to Mexican wrestling plus comedy. Check out the online Westword calendar for more events, and share information on other bargain entertainments in the comments section below.

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The Velvet Elvis in Rockmount Ranch Wear.
Beer Festival and Rockmount Trunk Show at the McNichols Building (Friday, $10)
The classic Western fashions of Rockmount Ranch Wear will be on display tonight at this trunk show and beer festival. Listen to live country music, eat BBQ and drink three craft beers (included in the admission price) while you check out an art exhibit about contemporary perspectives of the Rocky Mountain region.

Pancakes & Booze Art Show at City Hall (Friday, $5)
As if the promise of an all-you-can-eat pancake bar wasn't enough, this art show will also feature work from over 75 artists, live body painting and music, and, as the name promises, booze. Eat yourself silly on flapjacks and party tonight.

The Really Real Wait? Really Reality Show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (Friday, $3-5)
Voodoo Comedy Playschool's first graduating class has a new weekly show that premieres tonight. Here's the premise: Every week, the crew of a struggling television station makes up a new reality series. It's all improvised, and sure to be surprising.

The Comix Paper Release Party at Mutiny Information Cafe (Friday, free)
Back in February, Denver Drink & Draw met its Kickstarter goal to fund Denver's first free, all-comics newspaper. And now it's here. Celebrate the release of the paper tonight with readings from Ted Intorcio, Westword's own Noah Van Sciver, Karl Christian Krumpholz and Jake Fairly -- with free comics for all.

Vintage Beer Tasting + Book Signing at the BookBar (Saturday, $5 or free with book purchase)
Taste beers from Epic Brewing while author Patrick Dawson discusses his book Vintage Beer: A Taster's Guide to Brews That Improve Over Time. This is a great opportunity to sample some vintage, barrel-aged beers in the company of a connoisseur.

Location Info


McNichols Building

144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

City Hall

1144 Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: Music

Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

1260 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Mutiny Information Cafe

2 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

Category: General


4280 Tennyson St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

Moore Olinger Howard Chapel parking lot

4345 W. 46th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General


613 22nd St., Denver, CO

Category: General

Black American West Museum

3091 California St., Denver, CO

Category: General

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