3 things to do for free in Denver this week, January 21-24 -- starting with today's MLK Marade

Just because the weekend's over doesn't mean your free fun is. This week you can watch (or join) the Martin Luther King Marade, knit a pair of legwarmers while you watch Flashdance, and attend a trunk show without even opening your wallet. See a complete listing of this town's events on our online Westword calendar, and share other free events in the comments section.

See also: - The Mile High Freedom Band is on its way to Washington to perform for Inauguration Day - 100 Colorado Creatives: Donald Fodness - Ken Salazar approves final fix on Martin Luther King Memorial -- "if" only

Martin Luther King Marade at City Park (Monday) Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at this march and parade (which combine to create a "marade") today. It all starts at 9 a.m. at City Park and ends at Civic Center Park with a broadcast of President Obama's inaugural address. The 28th annual event will pay tribute to the influential activist and thinker, and will be honor his legacy in the civil rights movement.

And then at 3 p.m. today, the Colorado Progressive Coalition and Café Cultura will host "The Dream Continues," a community celebration at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street.

MF Trunk Show at Bottle & Bottega (Thursday) Bottle & Bottega is celebrating its new studio space with a trunk show today featuring wares from Octopoda, Spinster Sisters Soap Company and Hunny Head Jewelry. Wander around the new space and look at work from a variety of local designers and vendors while you sip wine and jam to R&B tunes.

Flashdance screening & knitting workshop at the Colorado Ballet Academy (Thursday)

The Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life and the Colorado Ballet are uniting for Knitting en Pointe, a film and knitting workshop series where crafters can hang out at the Colorado Ballet Academy, create a project, and watch a film. This week's pick is


, the 1983 film that stars Jennifer Beals as an exotic dancer who aspires to be a professional dancer. Dress up in your favorite '80s outfit while you learn to knit a pair of legwarmers from teacher Ann Myhre. Registration is required, so be sure to

register online

or call 720-865-1206 before the event.

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