3 things to do for free in Denver this week, August 5-8

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Start off your week with a classic family film about a children's baseball team, continue the fun with a vampire Western flick, and end it with a trip to the Clyfford Still Museum. What do all of these outings have in common? They're all free. Read on for more details, and check out the Westword calendar for a full listing of events. As always, share your own free happenings in the comments section.

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The Sandlot at Infinity Park (Monday)

See the coming-of-age classic about a ragtag children's baseball team for free tonight at Infinity Park. Pack a picnic, sit under the stars, and shout, "You're killing me, Smalls!" along with the family film.

Near Dark at Crash 45 (Tuesday)

For a very different movie-going experience than Monday's heartwarming family-friendly classic, head to the patio at Crash 45 for Kathryn Bigelow's Western horror flick.

The Hurt Locker

director's first film about a wandering group of nomadic vampires screens as part of the always excellent Cruel Summer Horror Film Series hosted by Blood-Thirsty Theresa.

Free Day at the Clyfford Still Museum (Thursday) Though admission to the Clyfford Still Museum normally costs a Hamilton, you can explore the work of the influential Abstract Expressionist today for free. Browse the current Memory, Myth & Magic exhibition, which features over fifty Still works that relate to the idea of memory in different mediums that span from 1929 to 1970.

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