10 things to do for $10 in Denver this weekend (5 free!), August 8-10

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Before you know it, school will be back in session, the air will be cool and summer will be a memory. You can make some of those memories this weekend at a fair, while doing the tango or enjoying some kung fu. No matter what you're into, check out the Westword calendar for a complete line-up of the weekend's events and spread the word about things we missed in the comments below.

See also: Five Things You Didn't Know About the Sculptures in Denver's Burns Park

Stage Door at Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre (Friday, $5)
The Elitch Theater ends its outdoor movie season with this classic film starring theater alumnus's Ginger Rogers and Eve Arden. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable on the lawn and enjoy the sandwiches that will be available. Come early for live music and stay late at the after-party at Tennyson's Tap.


The Craftsman & Apprentice Opening Night at <>The Craftsman & Apprentice (Friday, free)
This new outdoors/ vintage/ children's boutique is worth checking out. Learn bow making and primitive skills from experts and even make your own arrowheads at the opening night gala. Beer will be provided by Black Shirt Brewing.


Hot Night Fusion Dances at McNichols Building (Friday, $5-$10)
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to tango to some blues at this party. There are multiple classes going on throughout the night that you can register for here or go late to save extra money.

Outdoor Adventure Day at The Wildlife Experience (Saturday, $5)
For only $5, today is the day to check out this museum. Test your archery skills, take a nature walk or learn how to make animal footprint molds.


Dinosaur Discovery Day at Dinosaur Ridge (Saturday, free)
This monthly series gets scaley today. Reptiles and birds will be the focus of the day's activities, but if snakes aren't your thing try out some gold panning, sift for fossils or take a guided tour of the ridge.

Location Info


The EXDO Hall

3545 Larimer St., Denver, CO

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The Wildlife Experience Museum

10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, CO

Category: General

Nomad Theatre

1410 Quince St., Boulder, CO

Category: General

Historic Elitch Theatre

4500 W. 38th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Dinosaur Ridge

Alameda Parkway and Rooney Road, Morrison, CO

Category: General

Mutiny Information Cafe

2 S. Broadway, Denver, CO

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Douglas County Fairgrounds

Plum Creek Parkway at Fairgrounds Road, Castle Rock, CO

Category: General

Sloan's Lake Park

Sheridan Blvd. & W. 17th Ave., Denver, CO

Category: General

Pearl Street Mall

1300 Pearl St., Boulder, CO

Category: General

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Adam Graffis
Adam Graffis

Why do these things get posted after the weekend is over?

Tim Tindle
Tim Tindle

5 blocks on a pedicab! Denver rates are $2 a block. If it's too expensive, you're too cheap.

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