3 things to do for free in Denver this week, April 15-18

This week's free offerings are all about freedom -- or at least escape. You can travel with Keanu Reeves to the surf culture of Point Break, try to develop an Everybody Loves Raymond-type sitcom in Russia, or head out into space -- all without leaving Denver, or spending a dime. Read on for our three free featured events, and if you know of more, share them in the comments section below. As always, you can information on thousands of other events in the online Westword calendar .

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Point Break at the Sidewinder Tavern (Monday)

Summer may still be a way off, but you can get into the spirit early with this 1991 surfing film starring Keanu Reeves as a rookie FBI agent who infiltrates a surf gang led by Patrick Swayze. Grab a drink, enjoy the Sidewinder's newly-opened big event space, and ride the waves.

Exporting Raymond at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday)

The Denver Public Library kicks off its Funny Business film series tonight with

Exporting Raymond

, which follows the creator of

Everybody Loves Raymond

as he attempts to make a version of the hit television show for Russian audiences. This is just the first in the library's Tuesday series, which will focus on comedy-related documentaries.

60 Minutes in Space at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Wednesday) One of the coolest programs at the DMNS is also completely free. This regular program at the Gates Planetarium showcases a different scientist each time, who gives an hour-long presentation -- complete with cool graphics on the planetarium ceiling -- that educates the audience on new developments in the investigation of outer space. It's out of this world!

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