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 onlineWestword 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.
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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!