Whether you're broke after a weekend of partying or simply a frugal, responsible adult who likes to go out for free, there's plenty in Denver to do this week that won't cost a dime. Choose to learn about green energy at the annual Earth Day celebration, watch a series of free form short films, and/or take in a documentary about political pranksters all without having to worry about opening your pocketbook. Leave links to more free events in our comments section, and read the Westword calendar for a full listing of things to do.
Earth Day Fair at the Wellington Webb Municipal Building Atrium (Monday) Celebrate the Earth and learn about ways to preserve it at the annual Earth Day Fair, which has been moved inside the Wellington Web building due to weather. Watch presentations about zero emissions vehicles and eat at a variety of food carts at this zero-waste, environment-friendly party.
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno play pranks with a purpose: to expose all sorts of unjust people and corrupt corporations. This documentary follows the duo as they seek to upset the status quo and expose conservative fat cats. See it all for free as part of Fresh City Life's funny documentary series.Free Form Shorts at the DU Mass Communications Building Room 117 (Thursday)
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Take in short films from all over the world at this free series at the University of Denver. From shorts by local directors such as Tony Gault and Timothy David Orme to films from as far away as Israel, the evening promises a unique opportunity to see a bunch of rare, diverse films.