Things to Do

3 things to do for free in Denver this week, February 18-21

The extended Valentine's holiday is over and the wavering Colorado weather is threatening some overdue winter snow, but that's no reason stay in this week. From a day of exploration at the Mizel Museum to a classic pre-talkie Clara Bow film and a night of Do-It-Yourself DJing, there are several fun, free things to do. For more events, visit the online Westword calendar, and feel free to share other bargain entertainment options in the comments section.

See also: - Best of Denver 2009: DIY DJ Night - Bring Your Own Records Party! - Reach for the stars at the Mizel Museum with Monica Aiello and Martin Mendelsberg - Best of Denver 2010: Best Way to Find a Smart Date - Overdue Love Club

Free Admission Day at the Mizel Museum (Monday) Visitors can explore the Mizel Museum's permanent exhibit, 4,000 Year Road Trip: Gathering Sparks, which views Jewish history and culture through a wide, modern lens. Fine art, artifacts and video installations tell the many-sided story of Jewish identity, with interactive aspects for audiences of all ages.

Fresh City Life presents: It starring Clara Bow at Denver Central Library (Tuesday) As part of the Denver Public Library's ever-rotating Fresh City Life programming, tonight's showing of It is a highlight of actress Clara Bow's indelible career. An early Hollywood staple best known for her work in silent films, Bow's infectious star power shines in It -- and there will be a discussion of her work following the screening.

Bring Your Own Records Party at Lost Lake (Wednesday) Hosted by Westword MasterMind and all-around Renaissance lady Sarah Slater, this mid-week get-together invites everyone to be a DJ. Starting around 9 p.m., one and all are invited to throw down three to five songs for an evening of obscure B-sides and Top 40 hits on wax. Anything -- and we mean anything -- goes, as Arthur Russell is played up against Dolly Parton, Animal Collective and Prince. An early arrival to this party has its advantages: with just around a dozen slots open, the DJ waiting list fills up fast, so grab your vinyl and head to the bar!

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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