Happy Thursday, sweaty readers! After a week of sun-beaten suffering, locals looking for ways to unwind have a surfeit of entertainment options this weekend. While some events in the days ahead may be out of range for penny pinchers and Johnny-come-latelies, Westword has helpfully assembled a list of diversions that won’t break the bank. Each of the ten events listed below costs less than ten American dollars to attend (fine print notwithstanding) – including six freebies. If you’ve got a crisp Hamilton and a willingness to experiment, here are ten ways have a grand old time in the Mile High.

Black Shirt Comedy Night
Thursday, June 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Free

Denverites are particularly spoiled for choice when it comes to comedy and craft beer, and another fine option emerges with the debut of Black Shirt Comedy Night. Celebrated for its red beer and lively patio, Black Shirt Brewing recently claimed a Best of Denver award for its live music, so the fledgling showcase is built on a foundation of top-notch performances. Furthermore, Black Shirt has enlisted Denver Comedy Champion —and the brewery’s resident trivia night quiz master— Nathan Lund to host and curate the new endeavor. The inaugural lineup includes a cavalcade of local mirth merchants including Derrick Stroup, Cody Spyker, Minoria Hinds and Ben Kronberg. Admission is free; find more details on Black Shirt’s Facebook events page.

Singer/songwriter Olivia Blu

Casey Otto

Community Get Down
Thursday, June 28, 8 to 11 p.m.
Mercury Cafe
Free

Join in the coalition of the chilling tonight at Mercury Cafe’s Community Get Down, a free concert that brings some of Denver’s finest musicians together under one roof. Organized by Free Music for Free People, the show is a genre-spanning tour through the sounds of the city. The lineup includes Olivia Blu, Happy

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