3 things to do for free in Denver this week, July 29-August 1

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Get out of your house this week and step into a completely different world -- without having to pay for plane tickets. Whether you travel to Paris through a series of short films inspired by the City of Love, visit the dystopian future of V for Vendetta, or simply park in the park for an outdoor rock show, escape is easy, and inexpensive, this week. Share more bargain events in our comments section, and for a full listing of things to do around town -- for free or not -- visit the Westword calendar.

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Paris, je t'aime at Cafe Crescendo (Monday)

Even if you're not on vacation this week, you can pretend to be at Cafe Crescendo's free movie night, which will travel to the city of lights with a screening of the 2006 anthology film

Paris, je t'aime

. Featuring eighteen short films all centered on the French capital, the movie showcases the work of such directors as Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven, Alexander Payne and Gus Van Sant, as well as an all-star cast of actors including Elijah Wood, Steve Buscemi and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

V for Vendetta at the Denver Central Library (Tuesday)

Fresh City Life's film series focusing on the will of the people will conclude tonight with the 2009 graphic novel-inspired

V for Vendetta

. The tale of a masked revolutionary who draws a bald Natalie Portman into his guerrilla tactics to overtake the government will screen for free with a guided discussion to follow.

Triple Nickel at the E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park (Wednesday)

If you haven't checked out Northglenn's Saddle Up for Summer concert series, tonight is your last chance. The free outdoor shows will conclude this evening with a performance by Americana/country cover band Triple Nickel. Hear the hits while you sit outdoors in the park.

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