3 things to do for free in Denver this week, April 29-May 2

Expand your mind with cultural experiences this week -- without straining your wallet. There are plenty of enriching activities in town this week that won't cost you a cent, everything from free performance art to a talk with an experimental filmmaker to a vinyl party. Feel free to post information on other free events in the comments section, and go to the Westword calendar for a full listing of things to do.

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Performance Art Week at Emmanuel Gallery (Tuesday-Friday)

Celebrate the unique medium of performance art on the Auraria Campus all week. A line-up of performances with titles like "The Energy of the Horse" and "Self Loathing When Everything Is Perfect" will intrigue gallery-goers daily; there will also be a Nerdy Derby and a screening of

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

on Thursday.

Jeanne Liotta at the University of Denver MCOM 117 (Tuesday)

Jeanne Liotta creates stunning experimental films that regularly explore the cosmos and outer space. The NYC/Boulder artist will be in town today to shed light on her impressive body of work as part of DU's Freeform Film Series.

Pirate's 33 1/3 Anniversary at Pirate: Contemporary Art (Wednesday) Denver gallery staple Pirate: Contemporary Art is celebrating a somewhat strange anniversary today: its 33 1/3 year. That, of course, is the vinyl anniversary, and to enhance the party Phil Bender will gather multiple record spinners all DJing at once.

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