3 things to do for free in Denver this week, January 13-16

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Whether or not you have two quarters to rub together, you can still get out and enjoy culture in Denver. This week's lineup of three things to do for free includes a screening of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a concert by the Colorado Symphony, and a free day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Did we miss a fun free event? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out the Westword calendar for a complete guide of things to do -- free or not -- on the Front Range.

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Free Day at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Monday) The Denver Museum of Nature and Science's monthly free day is always a treat. Wander through the dinosaur bones and enjoy special programming, including a build-your-own rocket station, the GeoDome Portable Planetarium and a paleopuppet show from Mr. Bones. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Concert & Humanitarian Awards at Boettcher Concert Hall (Tuesday) It's not often you can catch a free performance by the Colorado Symphony, so this concert will be an exceptional evening. Celebrating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the program will include Humanitarian awards to recognize those who follow his example, as well as a tribute concert.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday)

Though they never married, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy had an on-and-off screen romance that's evident in the nine films they made together. As part of a series celebrating the couple, on January 14 Fresh City Life will screen their final film, Stanley Kramer's 1967 groundbreaking classic about interracial marriage.

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