3 things to do for free in Denver this week, August 19-22

Sometimes the best things in life really are free. From looking at dinosaur bones at the Museum of Nature & Science to learning about fungi to enjoying a music and art festival, you have plenty of fun, free entertainment options this week. For more activities, visit the online Westword calendar, and feel free to share other free events in our comments section.

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Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Monday)

Wander through the dinosaur bones and dioramas at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science without having to pay admission today. You'll find a wealth of exhibits and activities here, including a display of mummies, a chance to take a prehistoric journey and a space odyssey.

Radical Mycology at the Denver Zine Library (Tuesday)

Peter McCoy's zine is designed to promote all the uses for mushrooms. He'll talk about the Radical Mycology Project, which he founded, and lead a discussion about the fascinating fungal kingdom. Admission is a suggested donation of $5, but no one will be turned away.

Denver Doldrums at the Skylark Lounge (Thursday)

Need some late-summer fun? The big bash at the Skylark tonight is just the ticket. Denver Doldrums is a free celebration of music, art and ice cream that will showcase performances by bands like The Big Get Even, Bizarre Learning Center and A.M. Pleasure Assassins, as well as art and a pop-up shop. Fair warning: you'll want to pay for the ice cream.

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