Ten Things to Do in Denver for Under $10 (Four for Free)
Having fun and experiencing all that Denver has to offer needn’t be the lone purview of bourgeois weekenders. Our city is too vibrant, too filled with the creations of odd characters to let something like pricey tickets keep you homebound. With that spirit in mind, the following list offers ten wildly different opportunities to engage with the multi-colored tapestry of Denver culture, with everything from poetry slams and drag-queen comedians to cannabis bazaars and children’s theater happening around the Front Range this weekend, all for $10 and under. If you’ve got a crisp Hamilton, we’ve got ten great suggestions on where to spend it.
3 MCs with Billy Wayne Davis and Ramon Rivas II
Saturday, April 22, 9 p.m.
Blackbird Public House
Over the past few years, Denver comedians have hustled ceaselessly to create their own opportunities to perform by starting standup showcases in clubs, bars and breweries all over the greater metropolitan area. By cultivating relationships with venues, sponsors and crowds, some of these upstarts eventually blossom into comedy nights that rival professional productions. 3 MCs, a new weekly showcase from prolific Denver comic Ben Bryant and his co-host, Alan Bromwell, has gained a foothold in only a few short weeks and returns on Saturday, April 22, with its best lineup yet. The nascent showcase has attracted a full bill of out-of-towners including Oklahoma’s Matt Raney, Jeramy Westbrook and Josh Lathe along with Philadelphia’s Alejandro Morales opening for co-headliners Billy Wayne Davis (Conan) and Ramon Rivas II (Comedy Central Half Hour). The conceit of 3 MCs is that Bryant and Bromwell, who also co-host a weekly open mic at Scruffy Murphy’s, welcome a third comic — this week it’s Kira MagCalen — to help them host the show, generating three times the laughs for only $5. Learn more at blackbirdpublichouse.com.