Denver Arts Week is under way, with dozens of entertainment options each day. But this week you can also make a difference for yourself, for your city, maybe even galaxies far, far away — without spending a cent. Keep reading for details on three events that three favorite free events, and check the Westword calendar for more things to do.
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Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science at 2001 Colorado Boulevard (9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday, free)
Make a day of it at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, which is holding one of its SCFD free days. Dig the dinosaur bones, get your rocks off with the geological displays — and then drink in The Power of Poison, a special visiting exhibit that's free with admission. Which means it's free/free today!
Community Workshop to Kick Off the Broadway/Lincoln Corridor Study at South Broadway Christian Church (4 p.m. Tuesday, free)
Remember that little pop-up bike lane on South Broadway a couple of months back that received mixed reviews? The city is finally getting ready to make a move and really study the dedicated bike lane. Come to the kick off and voice your opinions on how to make two-wheel travel in our city as safe as possible. You can drop in anytime before 4 and 8 p.m.; the presentation starts at 6 p.m.
Space in Your Face Presents: Failure to Launch at The Deer Pile (8 p.m. Thursday, free — but donations welcome)
The most galactic of Deer Pile nerd nights makes its triumphant return. Join your space host, Julia DeMarines, for a discussion of some of the greatest mishaps in space-travel history. Hear all about what went the wrong way on Apollo 1, a launch-pad explosion in the former USSR and our failed attempts at visiting other planets. Music and other shenanigans will round out the night.